Point counterpoint: the function of contradictions on an interdisciplinary health care team.

@article{Martin2008PointCT,
  title={Point counterpoint: the function of contradictions on an interdisciplinary health care team.},
  author={Donald Ray Martin and Jill L. O'Brien and Judith A Heyworth and Nancy R Meyer},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          369-79
        }
}
In this qualitative study we used Dialectical Theory to analyze contradictions occurring between medical doctors (MDs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) working collaboratively on a health care team. The analysis of interview data revealed contradictions in two areas: (1) NPs espouse a need for heightened autonomy in their working associations with medical doctors, whereas conversely, MDs emphasize a need for ongoing connection, and (2) MDs argue that NPs should be more proactive problem solvers… CONTINUE READING

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