Interprofessionalism between physicians and nurses: moving forward

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Department of Pediatrics; Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine; Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine



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Interprofessional Education | Nursing


Medical education has evolved through the years with the emergence of an emphasis on interprofessionalism to improve multidisciplinary healthcare communication and to enhance collaborative practice, especially among physicians and nurses. Whereas successful stories of physician-nurse collaboration have been linked to positive patient outcomes (Irwin et al., 2012; Manojlovich and deCicco, 2007), poor relationships have been associated with unhealthy work environments and fragmented communication that may jeopardize the quality of patient care (Larson, 1999).

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Citation: Int J Nurs Stud. 2015 Dec;52(12):1785-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.09.011. Epub 2015 Sep 28. Link to article on publisher's site

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