University of Massachusetts Medical School Faculty Publications

Title

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

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing

Date

11-1-2013

Document Type

Response or Comment

Medical Subject Headings

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

Disciplines

Critical Care | Critical Care Nursing

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

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

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

24168948