AN EXPLORATIVE STUDY TO ASSESS THE BARRIERSTO NURSE-PHYSICIAN COMMUNICATION AMONG STAFF NURSES IN SRM GENERAL HOSPITAL,KATTANKULATHUR
Keywords:Explorative, Assess, Barriers, Nurse, Physician, Communication
Objectives: The present study was therefore conducted to explorethe barriers to nurse-physician communication among staff nurses in SRM general hospital, kattankulathur .Design and Methods:The research design adopted for this study was descriptive design which was used to explore the barriers to effective communication among physicians and nurses.The total sample size consists of 100 staff nurses working in SRM hospital.Non probability convenience sampling technique was used to collect the data..Schmidt quality of nurse-physician communication scale to explore the barriers to effective communication among physicians and nurses. Results:The study reveals that 37% of nurses have mild barriers, 55% of the nurses have moderate barriers and 8% of the nurses have severe barrier.Conclusion :Nursing and medicine are inseparably intertwined in hospital care. Patient outcomes are contingent upon the physicians’ skills in diagnosis and treatment, as well as upon nurses’ continuous observations and their skills in communicating the right information to the right professional partner.
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