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The effect of an educational programme on attitudes of nurses and medical residents towards the benefits of positive communication and collaboration.
J Adv Nurs. 2012 Feb; 68(2):293-301.JA

Abstract

AIMS

This article is a report of a study to determine the effect of an educational programme and to follow up weekly meetings on nurses and medical resident's attitudes towards positive communication and collaboration.

BACKGROUND

Clear and appropriate communication and interdisciplinary collaboration is critical to the delivery of quality care. Collaborative practice among all healthcare professionals creates a positive work environment, decreases costs, improves job satisfaction among nurses and improves patient care, as well as decreasing patient morbidity and mortality. Poor communication and lack of teamwork or collaboration have been cited as persistent problems in healthcare.

METHOD

The study was conducted in 2008 - 2009 at a hospital where a new medical residency programme was beginning and nurses had no prior experience working with medical residents. A quasi-experimental pre test, post-test design was used. The Jefferson Scale of Attitudes towards Physician-Nurse Collaboration and the Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking for Quality Patient Outcomes Survey tool measured the attitudes of 68 nurses and 47 medical residents in the areas of positive communication and collaboration.

RESULTS/FINDINGS

The study demonstrates that a formal educational programme and follow-up discussions improved the attitudes of both nurses and medical residents on the Jefferson scale (medical residents t = 4·68, P = 0·001, nurses t = 4·37, P = 0·001) and on the communication scale (medical residents t = 4·23, P = 0·001, nurses t = 4·13, P = 0·001).

CONCLUSION

Continuing education for nurses, medical residents and other healthcare providers may assist in developing positive communication styles and promote collegiality and team work.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Christine E Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. rmccaffr@fau.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21679224

Citation

McCaffrey, Ruth, et al. "The Effect of an Educational Programme On Attitudes of Nurses and Medical Residents Towards the Benefits of Positive Communication and Collaboration." Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 68, no. 2, 2012, pp. 293-301.
McCaffrey R, Hayes RM, Cassell A, et al. The effect of an educational programme on attitudes of nurses and medical residents towards the benefits of positive communication and collaboration. J Adv Nurs. 2012;68(2):293-301.
McCaffrey, R., Hayes, R. M., Cassell, A., Miller-Reyes, S., Donaldson, A., & Ferrell, C. (2012). The effect of an educational programme on attitudes of nurses and medical residents towards the benefits of positive communication and collaboration. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(2), 293-301. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05736.x
McCaffrey R, et al. The Effect of an Educational Programme On Attitudes of Nurses and Medical Residents Towards the Benefits of Positive Communication and Collaboration. J Adv Nurs. 2012;68(2):293-301. PubMed PMID: 21679224.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The effect of an educational programme on attitudes of nurses and medical residents towards the benefits of positive communication and collaboration. AU - McCaffrey,Ruth, AU - Hayes,Rose Marie, AU - Cassell,Asenath, AU - Miller-Reyes,Sharmin, AU - Donaldson,Audeane, AU - Ferrell,Cheryl, Y1 - 2011/06/16/ PY - 2011/6/18/entrez PY - 2011/6/18/pubmed PY - 2012/5/9/medline SP - 293 EP - 301 JF - Journal of advanced nursing JO - J Adv Nurs VL - 68 IS - 2 N2 - AIMS: This article is a report of a study to determine the effect of an educational programme and to follow up weekly meetings on nurses and medical resident's attitudes towards positive communication and collaboration. BACKGROUND: Clear and appropriate communication and interdisciplinary collaboration is critical to the delivery of quality care. Collaborative practice among all healthcare professionals creates a positive work environment, decreases costs, improves job satisfaction among nurses and improves patient care, as well as decreasing patient morbidity and mortality. Poor communication and lack of teamwork or collaboration have been cited as persistent problems in healthcare. METHOD: The study was conducted in 2008 - 2009 at a hospital where a new medical residency programme was beginning and nurses had no prior experience working with medical residents. A quasi-experimental pre test, post-test design was used. The Jefferson Scale of Attitudes towards Physician-Nurse Collaboration and the Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking for Quality Patient Outcomes Survey tool measured the attitudes of 68 nurses and 47 medical residents in the areas of positive communication and collaboration. RESULTS/FINDINGS: The study demonstrates that a formal educational programme and follow-up discussions improved the attitudes of both nurses and medical residents on the Jefferson scale (medical residents t = 4·68, P = 0·001, nurses t = 4·37, P = 0·001) and on the communication scale (medical residents t = 4·23, P = 0·001, nurses t = 4·13, P = 0·001). CONCLUSION: Continuing education for nurses, medical residents and other healthcare providers may assist in developing positive communication styles and promote collegiality and team work. SN - 1365-2648 UR - https://wwww.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21679224/The_effect_of_an_educational_programme_on_attitudes_of_nurses_and_medical_residents_towards_the_benefits_of_positive_communication_and_collaboration_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05736.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -