American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(4), 183-190
DOI: 10.12691/AJNR-6-4-6
Original Research

Effect of Work Stressors Coping Strategies Program on Nurse Physician Collaboration

Asmaa Mohammed Ali Alabd1, , Wessam Ahmed Elsayed2 and Naglaa Fathi Mohamed Elattar1

1Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Egypt

2Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt

Pub. Date: May 18, 2018

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Asmaa Mohammed Ali Alabd, Wessam Ahmed Elsayed and Naglaa Fathi Mohamed Elattar. Effect of Work Stressors Coping Strategies Program on Nurse Physician Collaboration. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(4):183-190. doi: 10.12691/AJNR-6-4-6


Background: Collaboration between nurses and physicians is linked to positive outcomes for patients, especially in psychiatric units. However, effective collaboration poses challenges as work stressors. So, effective work stressors coping strategies have the highly concern from organization management as a method for maintaining high level of collaboration. Aim: This study aimed to explore the effect of working stressors coping strategies program on nurse physician collaboration. Design: Quasi experimental design was used. Setting: This study was carried out at Benha psychiatric hospital. Sample: All convenient nurses and physicians worked at in-patient care units. Tools: Two tools were used, questionnaire to assess work stressors and collaborative practice scale (CPS) questionnaire. Result: There is a negative correlation between work stressors and nurse-physician collaboration (P<0.001) with a positive effect of coping strategies program on them. Conclusion: Work stressors coping strategies are essential for promoting nurse-physician collaboration which in turn promote organizational success. Recommendation: Maximizing nurse-physician collaboration holds promise for improving quality patient care and creating satisfying work environment for nurses and physicians.


Coping strategies, Nurse-physician collaboration, Work stressors


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