What does nursing teamwork look like? A qualitative study.

University of Michigan School of Nursing, 400 N Ingalls St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA.
Journal of nursing care quality (Impact Factor: 1.09). 01/2009; 24(4):298-307. DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181a001c0
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ABSTRACT A qualitative study was conducted applying a theoretically based model of teamwork to determine relevant team processes among nurses. Nurses from 5 patient care units participated in focus groups, describing team processes in their daily work. Responses were analyzed in the Salas framework to develop a concrete conceptualization of teamwork within nursing teams. Results support the framework as a means for describing teamwork among nurses.

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