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Revista Brasileira de Saúde Materno Infantil

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OLIVEIRA, Ana Maria de et al. Professional relationship between nurses and doctors at the hospital of medical school: the view of doctors. Rev. Bras. Saude Mater. Infant. [online]. 2010, vol.10, suppl.2, pp.s433-s439. ISSN 1519-3829.

The conflict between physicians and nurses, historically the two main groups of professionals responsible for patient care, is originated from the combination of several factors ranging from the establishment of the multidisciplinary team to salary issues. This study aims to determine, in the view of physicians, the existence of conflict in the relationship between them and nurses at the Hospital das Clinicas, Universidade Federal de Goiás (HC / UFG) and what factors are associated with it. To this goal, 30 doctors completed a questionnaire with demographic data and questions about the variables that affect the relationship, using a Lickert scale. Among the results, the average of age is 42.7 years, 50% of participants are female and 93.3% of the respondents worked elsewhere. The average of years of working in the HC is 16.3. Concerning to the conflict, we highlighted four factors of conflict prevention (Pc), with Middle Ranking (RM) greater than 3.0, and two others generators of conflict (2Gc). These factors are: Interprofessional Communication (RM=3.03); Autonomy in Team (RM=3.63); Interprofessional Relationship (RM=3.36); Working Conditions (RM=2.26), Influence of Hospital as a School (RM=2.83) and Patient Benefits (RM = 3,93). We concluded that in the analyzed reality the conflict is considered non-existent, because there is a favorable ratio of protective factors (4Pc:2Gc), but it is imminent, due to the persistence of factors that can unleash it ("Working Conditions" and "Influence of Hospital as a School "). Moreover, there is power struggle with nursing, which can unbalance the situation and create ethical problems.

Palabras clave : Physician; Nurse; Conflict; Ethics; Relationship.

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