2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

The Impact of an Interdisciplinary Educational Experience on Nursing Students Views of Teamwork and Physician Centrality.
Heather L. Rush
Prof. Brenda Wheeler, Faculty Mentor

The interdisciplinary house calls program was created in order to give students from different disciplines the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary health care team. Each team consisted of a nursing student, a medical student, and a health sciences student. The purpose of this research was to evaluate nursing students views on working in an interdisciplinary health care team after participating in an interdisciplinary clinical educational experience. A total of twenty-one nursing students over two years were surveyed about this educational experience and answered questions about their views on interdisciplinary teams and physician centrality before and after the experience. As a result, nursing students average opinions of working on a team increased to the positive perspective and their physician centrality scores decreased meaning they moved away from the statement that the physician is the center of the team.

Keywords: Nursing, Teamwork , Physician centrality, Interdisciplinary

Topic(s):Nursing

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 8-1
Location: PML
Time: 4:15

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