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Working as a team to improve patient care in the intensive care unit

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Graduate School of Nursing

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Clinical Competence; Critical Care Nursing; Humans; Intensive Care; Intensive Care Units; Nurse Practitioners; *Nurse's Role; Patient Care Team; *Physician's Role


Critical Care | Critical Care Nursing


Doctors and nurses share the same goals for patient care. We are at our best when we function as a part of a multidisciplinary team, with individual team members contributing the perspectives and expertise afforded by their professions. Here, we share our perspectives on what a doctor is and what a nurse is, based on our respective experiences as a critical care physician and an acute care nurse practitioner.

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Citation: Acad Med. 2013 Nov;88(11):1618. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182a7f82f. Link to article on publisher's site

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Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

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