Psychosocial predictors of collaborative practice between nurses and physicians working in hospitals

Psychosocial predictors of collaborative practice between nurses and physicians working in hospitals

Authors

  • Luca Caricati Department of Economics, University of Parma
  • Tiziana Mancini
  • Monica Bianconcini
  • Cinzia Guidi
  • Carmen Prandi
  • Rosa Silvano
  • Alfonso Sollami
  • Chiara Tafurelli
  • Giovanna Artioli

Keywords:

collaborative practice, efficacy beliefs, professional commitment, team commitment, inter-professional relations

Abstract

Background and aim of the work: Works from healthcare management and organizational psychology prove that psychosocial variables linked to professional identity are strongly associated with nurse-physician collaborative practice. However, literature pays little attention to the role of these variables. Moreover, evidence for the relation between collaborative practice on psychosocial variables for physicians is rather sparse. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among self-efficacy, team commitment, professional commitment, and collaborative practice in both nurses and physicians. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was adopted and questionnaire was distributed to 269 nurses and 124 physicians working in different hospitals. Results: The perception of collaborative practice enhanced the self-efficacy and team commitment of both professionals. For nurses, professional commitment and self-efficacy positively predicted a willingness to collaborate; for physicians, professional commitment hindered a willingness to collaborate, while self-efficacy had no effect. Conclusions: The study indicates that collaborative practice is an important contextual resource bolstering self-efficacy and team commitment in both professional groups. However, strong professional commitment hinders the willingness of physicians to collaborate with nurses in a way that recognizes the autonomy of nurses

 

Author Biographies

Tiziana Mancini

Department of Arts and Literature, History and Social Study, University of Parma

Monica Bianconcini

Azienda USL of Bologna

Cinzia Guidi

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Ferrara

Carmen Prandi

Azienda Ospedaliera of Reggio Emilia

Rosa Silvano

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Parma

Alfonso Sollami

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Parma

Chiara Tafurelli

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Parma

Giovanna Artioli

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria of Parma

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Published

24-06-2014

How to Cite

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Psychosocial predictors of collaborative practice between nurses and physicians working in hospitals. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2014 Jun. 24 [cited 2024 Apr. 25];85(3S):32-40. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/3702

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