Barriers to physician-nurse collegiality: an anthropological perspective.

@article{CampbellHeider1987BarriersTP,
  title={Barriers to physician-nurse collegiality: an anthropological perspective.},
  author={Nancy Campbell-Heider and Donald E. Pollock},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={
          421-5
        }
}
This paper discusses social and cultural factors that impede collegial interaction of physicians and nurses. While physicians encourage a form of 'team work' in which nurses are subordinate, nurses seek mutual collegiality with physicians. This phenomenon is apparent in various degrees between all educational categories of nurses and physicians. We suggest that nurse expectations of status enhancement through increased knowledge and skill--the nurse practitioner model--fail to consider the… CONTINUE READING
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