Interprofessional relationships: doctors and nurses in Slovenia

Majda Pahor

in Rethinking professional governance

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349569
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303251 | DOI:
Interprofessional relationships: doctors and nurses in Slovenia

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This chapter discusses research into interprofessional relationships between nurses and doctors in Slovenia, introducing the notion of culture as a hidden organiser of professional action and identity. It places the individual perceptions and actor-based changes in the Slovenian healthcare system in the context of the historical formation of Roman Catholic culture and the experiences of the centralised bureaucracy of the socialist era. The concept of individualisation and self-determination and the notion of trust serve to explore the complexity and cultural embeddedness of professional relationships in healthcare.

Keywords: Slovenia; nurse-doctor relationship; interprofessional relationships; professional action; healthcare system; Roman Catholic culture

Chapter.  6227 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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