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Table 2 a Main reasons for nurses to perform/not-perform activities (%)

From: Examining professional boundaries between nurses and physicians in neonatal intensive care units

  Total N = 177 Nurses N = 166 Physicians N = 11
Reasons for non-performance of MoH-approved activities
No approval from hospital director 60 60 73
No approval from department director*** 37 40 0
Lack of knowledge/skills 18 18 18
No approval from physician on duty 1 1 0
No legal approval 5 5 0
Unknown 22 22 18
Reasons that nurses in certain situations are obliged to perform unauthorized activities
  Total N = 177 Nurses N = 109 Physicians N = 8
Physician unavailability 40 39 50
Workload 36 37 25
Inexperienced staff 14 14 13
Other 10 10 13
  1. ***p < 0.01.
  2. aNote: These totals represent respondents who do not perform all the MoH-approved activities.