Meeting the complex needs of the health care team: identification of nurse-team communication practices perceived to enhance patient outcomes.

@article{Propp2010MeetingTC,
  title={Meeting the complex needs of the health care team: identification of nurse-team communication practices perceived to enhance patient outcomes.},
  author={Kathleen M. Propp and Julie Apker and Wendy S Zabava Ford and Nancy Wallace and Michele Serbenski and Nancee Hofmeister},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={15-28}
}
Nurses occupy a central position in today's increasingly collaborative health care teams that place a premium on quality patient care. In this study we examined critical team processes and identified specific nurse-team communication practices that were perceived by team members to enhance patient outcomes. Fifty patient-care team members were interviewed to uncover forms of nurse communication perceived to improve team performance. Using a grounded theory approach and constant comparative… CONTINUE READING

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