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Communication failures in the operating room: an observational classification of recurrent types and effects
Background: Ineffective team communication is frequently at the root of medical error. The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of communication failures in the operating roomExpand
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Critically appraising qualitative research
Six key questions will help readers to assess qualitative research
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Making sense of grounded theory in medical education
Background  Grounded theory is a research methodology designed to develop, through collection and analysis of data that is primarily (but not exclusively) qualitative, a well‐integrated set ofExpand
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Grounded theory in medical education research: AMEE Guide No. 70
Qualitative research in general and the grounded theory approach in particular, have become increasingly prominent in medical education research in recent years. In this Guide, we first provide aExpand
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Evaluation of a preoperative checklist and team briefing among surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists to reduce failures in communication.
OBJECTIVE To assess whether structured team briefings improve operating room communication. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS This 13-month prospective study used a preintervention/postinterventionExpand
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Grounded theory, mixed methods, and action research
These commonly used methods are appropriate for particular research questions and contexts These methods can be useful in answering clinical and health delivery research questions. Expand
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Team Communications in the Operating Room: Talk Patterns, Sites of Tension, and Implications for Novices
Purpose Although the communication that occurs within health care teams is important to both team function and the socialization of novices, the nature of team communication and its educationalExpand
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Getting teams to talk: development and pilot implementation of a checklist to promote interprofessional communication in the OR
Background: Pilot studies of complex interventions such as a team checklist are an essential precursor to evaluating how these interventions affect quality and safety of care. We conducted a pilotExpand
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The rules of the game: interprofessional collaboration on the intensive care unit team
BackgroundThe intensive care unit (ICU) is a nexus for interspecialty and interdisciplinary tensions because of its pivotal role in the care of the hospital's most critically ill patients and in theExpand
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Junior faculty experiences with informal mentoring
Mentoring is one way in which new faculty can acquire the skills needed for a successful academic career. Little is known about how informal mentoring is operationalized in an academic setting. ThisExpand
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