THE EFFECT OF DOCTOR-NURSE RELATIONSHIP ON PATIENT CARE (CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE OWERRI, IMO STATE)

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THE EFFECT OF DOCTOR-NURSE RELATIONSHIP ON PATIENT CARE
(CASE STUDY OF FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE OWERRI, IMO STATE)
ABSTRACT

This study seeks to examine the effect of doctor-nurse relationship on patient care in Federal Medical Centre Owerri, Imo State. The null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. They are: Medical teamwork; hospital administrative structure; and doctor-nurse value orientation. In order to generate data for testing these hypotheses, a 42 item questionnaire was developed by the researcher and validated by the supervisor. Survey research design was adopted while data collected from 200 randomly selected respondents (male & female). Purposive, stratified and simple random sampling procedures were variously applied at appropriate stages of the study. The generated data was statistically tested using chi-square analysis procedure. The analysis revealed that: there is a significant relationship between medical team work and patient care, hospital administrative structure, doctor-nurse value orientation and patient care. It was however recommended that collaborative work relationship between doctors and nurses should be encouraged for effective health care delivery system.
TABLE OF CONTECT
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1    Background of the study
1.2    Statement of the problem
1.3    Research questions
1.4    Research hypotheses
1.5    Objectives of the study
1.6    Significance of the study
1.7    Scope of the study
1.8    Definition of concepts
1.9    Brief history of Federal Medical Centre, Owerri Imo State
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL  FRAMEWORK
2.1    Literature review
2.1.1 The effect of doctor-nurse relationship on patient care
2.1.2 Medical team work and patient care
2.1.3 Hospital administrative structure and patient care
2.1.4 Value orientation and patient care
2.1.5 Health care delivery system in Nigeria
2.1.6 Mortality rate in Nigeria
2.1.7 The health status of Nigerians
2.1.8 Motivation and work relationship among medical staff
2.2    Theoretical framework
2.2.1 Neo-functionalism theory
2.2.2 Role Theory
2.2.3 Conflict Theory
 CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1    Research design
3.2    Research setting/area
3.3    Population of the study
3.4    Sample
3.5    Sampling procedure
3.6    Instrument of data collection
3.6.1 Validity of the instrument
3.6.2 Reliability of the instrument
3.7    Procedure of data collection
3.8    Method of data analysis
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND  DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
4.1    General description of variables
4.2    Socio-economic features of respondents
4.3    Data presentation and interpretation of results
4.4    Discussion of findings
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
5.1    Summary of the study
5.2    Conclusion
5.3    Recommendation
5.4    Suggestions for further research
          References
          Appendix
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:     Frequency distribution of respondents by sex
Table 2:     Frequency distribution of respondents by age
Table 3:     Distribution of respondents by marital status
Table 4:     Distribution of respondents by educational qualification
Table 5:     Distribution of respondents by religion
Table 6:     Chi-square analysis of the relationship between medical team work and patient care
Table 7:     Contingency table showing the relationship between medical team work and patient care.
Table 8:     Chi-square analysis showing the relationship between   hospital administrative structure and patient care
Table 9:     Contingency table showing the relationship between  hospital administrative structure and patient care.
Table 10:   Chi-square analysis showing the doctor-nurse value orientation  and patient care.
Table 11:   Contingency table showing the relationship between doctor-nurse value orientation and patient care.

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