Experts suggest strategies to improve nurse-physician partnerships

07/1/2010 |

Effective collaboration among nurses and doctors is key to providing high-quality care, but a stressful environment usually triggers conflict between clinicians, health care experts say. "Interdisciplinary teamwork is core to providing patient-focused care, quality and safe care," said Carole Kenner, professor and dean of Northeastern University's School of Nursing in Boston. Carol Cheney, director of simulation and innovation at Banner Health in Arizona, suggests that training hospital nurses and doctors together can establish respect and a true team dynamic.

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