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Professional Cultures: Doctors, Nurses and Teamwork

Professional culture can be seen as "how we do things in our profession", so what would be the professional culture of a doctor or a nurse, and how would this professional culture of either profession affect teamwork?

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Interesting quesiton! Let's take a closer look through discussion and research from various sources, which you can draw on for your final copy. I also attached two supporting articles.

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1. Professional culture can be seen as "how we do things in our profession", so what would be the professional culture of a doctor or a nurse? and how would this professional culture of either profession affect teamwork.

A Professional Nursing and Physician Culture is defined by "how we do things in our profession." Professional culture involve beliefs, values, and assumptions that a professional nurse or physician perceives as important. For example, the nurse perceives values like respect, collaboration and open communication to be the norm of their professional culture, which play out through how they provide quality care to patients through good collaboration, open communication working together as a team with a respectful (or not) medical team, who all have input into the decision making process. However, the nurse soon realizes the influences of other cultures e.g. medical, hospital or agency culture and other professional cultures (e.g., physicians) as the nurse go about her daily activities. These professional cultures need to be given attention, especially for the best patient care (http://books.google.com/books?id=Bp9QQvEn_9gC&pg=PA181&lpg=PA181&dq=nursing+professional+culture&source=web&ots=82MHVKKrnJ&sig=AK5qNgoy81DdJ8K5izgSioiz8TU). In fact, organizational ...

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In terms of professional culture as defined as "how we do things in our profession", this solution describes the professional culture of a doctor or a nurse, and each professional culture would affect teamwork. Five nursing values are linked to the nursing culture and teamwork. Discussion is supported by research and also supplemented with two informative articles continuing the discussion on aspects of the nursing culture.

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