Author(s): Goodman John Ani., Okoronkwo Ijeoma L., Nwodoh Chijioke Oliver, Ephraim O. Dyages, Moses I. Akese.
Aim: This study was conceived to determine the factors influencing industrial harmony among health care professionals in UNTH, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State. The study was specifically aimed at assessing the influence of interdisciplinary collaboration among health care professionals on industrial harmony. Materials and Methods: The study used a descriptive survey design. Purposive sampling was used to select medicine, nursing, pharmacy and medical laboratory science disciplines. The population of study was 1371, with the Krejcie-Morgan formula for finite population, a sample size of 300 health care professionals, consisting of eighty doctors, one hundred and ten nurses, twenty pharmacists and fourteen Medical Laboratory Scientists was obtained. A researcher-developed questionnaire was employed to collect data from the respondents. Inferential statistics consisting Chi Square and Analysis of Variance was used to analyze data and test the hypotheses at a 0.05 level of significance. Results: Results showed that the perceived influence of interdisciplinary collaboration among health care professionals on industrial harmony was statistically significant with the health care professionals reporting a favorable interdisciplinary collaboration (2.86 ±0.76, p= 0.0000). Conclusion: There existed good interdisciplinary collaboration among health care professionals but also a need for improvement and a more inclusive approach so clients of health care would benefit form harmonious working relationship among health care professionals.