AN INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN PHYSICIANS AND NURSES IN HASANUDDIN UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL MAKASSAR
Keywords:Interprofessional collaboration, physician, nurse, hospital
Background: Interprofessional Collaboration has become an important component to deliver the highest quality of care. An Interprofessional Collaboration Practice (IPC) is a practice from many professions that cooperate and respect each other regardless of each knowledge and experience to improving patient center care and patient safety. Objective: This study aimed to find out the Interprofessional Collaboration Practice (IPC) implementation in Hasanuddin University Teaching Hospital (RSP) in Makassar. Method: This study used quantitative methodology using survey method approach. Populations in this study are 52 included physicians and nurses from ward I, II and III in this hospital. The sampling used a non-probability sampling method with a proportionate stratified random sampling approach. Data were collected by using development of AITCS questionnaire to explore about IPC Implementation and then processed and analyzed by using SPSS 23 version computer program. Result: This study found that the IPC implementation in RSP already implemented well in four aspects, as it can be seen from aspects of cooperation (96,5%), partnerships (92,3%), coordination (92,4%), and shared decision making (96,2%). Conclusion: The IPC has been implemented well in this RSP where all health professionals have shown good collaboration in cooperation, partnerships, coordination and shared decision making whereas cooperation and shared decision making were the two aspects that almost all health professionals have implemented. From this study is the hospital should maintain the implementation of IPC because it will help in providing the best service for patients. In addition, we should conduct the survey at another hospital, to see how far the implementation of IPC in general.