The focus for the development of this guideline was collaborative practice among nursing teams with the view that this may be a first stage in a multi-staged process that could eventually result in interprofessional guidelines. A healthy work environment for nurses is a practice setting that maximizes the health and well being of nurses, quality patient outcomes and organizational performance. Effective nursing teamwork is essential to the work in health care organizations.
The following research questions were developed by the panel to assist with the review of the evidence related to collaboration among nursing teams:
This BPG identifies:
Panel Members (2006)
Co-chairs: Dr. Diane Doran & Leslie Vincent
Panel Coordinator: Val Coubrough