THE EFFECT OF DOCTOR-NURSE RELATIONSHIP ON PATIENT CARE (CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE OWERRI, IMO STATE)

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ABSTRACT

This study seeks to examine the effect of doctor-nurse relationship on patient care in Federal Medical Centre Owerri, Imo State. The null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. They are: Medical teamwork; hospital administrative structure; and doctor-nurse value orientation. In order to generate data for testing these hypotheses, a 42 item questionnaire was developed by the researcher and validated by the supervisor. Survey research design was adopted while data collected from 200 randomly selected respondents (male & female). Purposive, stratified and simple random sampling procedures were variously applied at appropriate stages of the study. The generated data was statistically tested using chi-square analysis procedure. The analysis revealed that: there is a significant relationship between medical team work and patient care, hospital administrative structure, doctor-nurse value orientation and patient care. It was however recommended that collaborative work relationship between doctors and nurses should be encouraged for effective health care delivery system.

THE EFFECT OF DOCTOR-NURSE RELATIONSHIP ON PATIENT CARE (CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE OWERRI, IMO STATE)