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Attitudes of nurse practitioners toward interprofessional collaboration
by Quinlan, Amy, D.N.P., The William Paterson University of New Jersey, 2014, 65; 3680893
Abstract (Summary)

Effective interprofessional collaboration between nurse practitioners and physicians is imperative to meet the health care needs of all Americans. This project measures attitudes of nurse practitioners to determine the barriers to effective interprofessional collaboration with their physician colleagues. It was hypothesized that there is a positive relationship between nurse practitioner attitudes and interprofessional collaboration and a positive relationship between years in practice and interprofessional collaboration. Sixty-three nurse practitioners participated by completing the Collaborative Practice Scale and Jefferson Scale of Attitudes toward Physician and Nurse Collaboration. The Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice served as the framework for this project. Findings of this project revealed nurse practitioners are overall accountable for their patient care and report high levels of interprofessional collaboration. These results are a foundation for future inquiry in providing and evaluating programs to enhance interprofessional collaboration.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Aktan, Nadine
Commitee: Brennan, Maria, Ekeocha, Justina
School: The William Paterson University of New Jersey
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- New Jersey
Source: DAI-B 76/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing
Keywords: Collaboration, Communication, Interprofessional collaboration, Nurse practitioner, Physician
Publication Number: 3680893
ISBN: 978-1-321-53297-5
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