New nurses' experience of their role within interprofessional health care teams in mental health
This qualitative study explored new nurses' experience of their role within interprofessional health care teams in a mental health organization in Canada. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 10 nurses. Content analysis revealed two main themes, namely, adopting a passive role to learn how to fit in and engaging in an active role to impact on patient care. Establishing credibility and building trust were central to the new nurses' transition from a passive to a more active role. Interpersonal and organizational factors contributed to the transition. Recommendations for creating healthy work environments that promote interprofessional collaboration and facilitate new nurses' transition into interprofessional health care teams are presented.
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
PubMed URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21621729