DOI: 10.52403/ijshr.20230347 ISSN:

Attitude and Readiness of Nursing Students Regarding Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare Practice

Rose Ann Mathew, Sandra Rose George, Edlin Dsouza
  • Automotive Engineering

Background: Healthcare system measures the quality of care given in a hospital. So, it is necessary to assess the quality based on the manpower and needs. Interprofessional collaboration is an important aspect in which people from different professions come together and work for the patient need. By this it satisfies the quality care and increases better outcome. Objective: To find a relation between attitude and readiness of nursing students regarding interprofessional collaboration in healthcare practice. Materials and Methods: A correlational research design was utilized to accomplish the objective of the study. A total of 134 undergraduate nursing students from Father Muller College of Nursing who met the inclusion criteria participated in the study. The data was collected by using demographic proforma along with the Attitude Towards Health Care Team Scale (ATHCTS) and Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) to evaluate the Attitude and Readiness of nursing students regarding interprofessional collaboration in healthcare practice. Written permission was obtained from the relevant authorities and the participants before the study. The data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics with the help of SPSS Results and conclusion: The findings of the study revealed that the nursing students have a favourable attitude and readiness towards IPC (Quality of care 42.39 (SD = 8.89), time constraints 10.46 (SD= 2.56) Teamwork and collaboration 29.3(SD =11.6), Negative professional identity 9.7 (SD=3.5) Positive professional identity13.1 (SD=4.8), roles and responsibilities 9.2 (SD=3.2) and there is no significant relationship between the attitude and the readiness towards interprofessional collaboration in health care practice. Keywords: healthcare system, interprofessional collaboration, quality care, attitude, readiness

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