Nilgün Kahraman

Nilgün Kahraman

Hacettepe University , Turkey

Title: Investigation of the problems about nurses and physicians relationship in Turkey


She graduated from Hacettepe University Department of Nursing in 2010. Worked as a nurse in Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women's Health Research and Education Hospital in the years between 2010-2012. Started to work as a Research Assistant in Kastamonu University in February, 2012. Graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry Nursing master program in 2013. Started to work in Hacettepe University, Faculty of Nursing, She has started doctorate program in 2013. She has been continued PhD thesis.


Relationships between nurses and physicians are important. Because collaborative nurse-physician relationships lead to better patient and organizational outcomes such as decreased length of stay and net reduction in treatment costs without reduction in functional levels or decrease in satisfaction among patients. In addition to patient outcomes, high-quality nurse-physician relations result in increased satisfaction among nurses and physicians and increased autonomy for nurses. This study aims to define of physicians-nurse collabration with using the qualitative research method. This study was conducted in a Education and Research Hospital, Turkey. Purposive sampling method was used and selected at least 1 year experienced physicians and nurses. Participants were primarily explained the purpose and methodology of the study and then, were included in the study of 5 physicians and 5 nurses who agreed to participate of the study. In order to achieve data, a semi-structured style interviews were made. The interviews with nurses and psychicians took place in a private place in the ward. The interviews were taped recorded and transcribed. After that, writing all interviews were tried to remove the main-themes and sub-themes related to physicians and nurses collabration. The results of this study; psychicians and nurses collabration is effected of working conditions, workload, lack of staff as institutional; the lack of known roles and responsibilities, professional bias, lack of common sense as professional; focus on body language instead of communication, the lack of mind-reading behavior, the dual groupings of communication as communication factor.