This is part three of a four-part series on conflict in the workplace. Part one dealt with bullying and part two covered intergenerational conflicts among nurses.
For the last 40 years, we’ve slowly been moving away from the traditional healthcare hierarchy, in which nurses were completely subordinate to doctors. Instead, nurses are now seen as knowledge workers in their own right. There is a new emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, which theoretically brings doctors and nurses closer together in the hospital hierarchy. Yet a 2013 survey found that only three percent of survey respondents rated the nurse-physician relationship as “strong,” characterized by a climate of mutual respect.
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