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Master of Science




Dr. Michael Kerr



The purpose of this secondary data analysis study was to examine nurses’ perceptions about inter-professional collaboration (IPC), job satisfaction and patient safety climate and the possible relationship between them in a large tertiary care hospital in Ontario, Canada. The data used for this study came from a large quasi-experimental study to evaluate the impact of introducing a new model of IPC. D’Amour’s Inter-professional Collaboration, Hackman & Oldham’s Global Job Satisfaction, and Sexton’s Patient Safety Climate were the main instruments used in this study. Study results showed that nurses reported moderate levels of IPC (M= 3.56, SD= .65) as measured by two inter-professional subscales including: care coordination (M= 3.46, SD= .74) and sharing clinical activity (M= 3.63, SD= .66), moderate levels of job satisfaction (M= 3.28, SD= .97), and lastly, nurses reported moderately high perceptions of patient safety climate (M= 75.59, SD= 16.96). Multiple linear regression showed that inter-professional collaboration and nurses’ job satisfaction explained a significant amount of the variance in patient safety climate [R2 = .33, F (7, 740) = 52,15, p < .05]. This is may be the first study to report nurses’ perceptions about job satisfaction partially mediates the relationships between inter-professional collaboration and patient safety climate.