The patient is the one who loses when nurses and physicians are in conflict. Research shows that not only do poor nurse-physician relations affect morale and retention, but also patient mortality. In order to achieve best practice, we need to understand why we play this game and how it started. Learn practical strategies for building good relations that will be ego-boosting for both nurses and physicians and leave this presentation with the courage and determination to improve your working relationships.
- Identify two strategies that you can implement to improve MD/RN relationships at your workplace.
- Explain one reason for the source of physician-nurse conflict.
- Recall a situation where you experienced or witnessed a power differential
- Describe a current situation in your practice where physicians and nurses play “the game”.