Accession Number : ADA193896

Title :   A Survey of Physicians Assigned to Madigan Army Medical Center to Determine Perceptions of the Role of the Professional Nurse; Do the Perceptions Substantiate Documented Elements Contributing to the Nursing Shortage.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Lambert, Mary H

PDF Url : ADA193896

Report Date : Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 194

Abstract : The study examined the physicians's perception of the professional nurse role and what possible causes could lead to a nursing shortage. Through a literature review and a physician questionnaire, critical relationships between the physician and the nurse indicate that nurses perceive an underutilization and a lack of job prestige or respect. The study concludes that physicians recognize inherent differences in licensure programs for a registered nurse and that the perceptions of a nurse is as a handmaiden and not as part of the clinical decision making process. The study suggests a better definition of nursing capabilities and an orientation for the physician and the nurse in how the nurse's contributions can assist the physician. Keywords: Health care.

Descriptors :   *NURSING, *MANPOWER, ARMY FACILITIES, HEALTH, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MEDICAL SERVICES, NURSES, PHYSICIANS, QUESTIONNAIRES, SHORTAGES, SURVEYS, JOB ANALYSIS, JOB SATISFACTION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE