In recent years the relationship between doctors and nurses has been the grist for articles in sociology, nursing and medical journals and the focus of attention in almost all medical dramas.
Theories have abounded, passions have run high and facts have been few.
This selective review of the literature concentrates primarily on a sociological analysis of the doctor-nurse relationship within the hospital setting.
It reveals that many individual, interpersonal and institutional factors influence this relationship in both positive and negative ways. these include the historical legacy of both professions, differences in the educational and socialization processes, gender inequality, the sexual division of labour, and overlapping and changing domains of practice, especially the efforts of nursing to shed the handmaiden role and take on the role of collaborator and autonomous professional.
The latter part of the review concentrates on developments in the area of interprofessional education and collaboration, with strong evidence to suggest that when doctors and nurses work together optimally, relationships are positive and disagreements are collaboratively resolved to the benefit of all concerned.
In contrast, poor relationships and inadequate resolution of disagreements have potentially serious consequences for doctors, nurses and patients alike.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Infirmier, Formation, Histoire, Bibliographie, Hôpital, Classe sociale, Inégalité, Femme, Représentation sociale, Relation professionnelle, Travail équipe, Division, Travail, Qualité, Soin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Nurse, Formation, History, Bibliography, Hospital, Social class, Inequality, Woman, Social representation, Professional relation, Team work, Division, Labour, Quality, Care
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 96/05 V
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199701.