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In this editorial for the Journal of Interprofessional Care, authors including National Center director Barbara F. Brandt pay tribute to Scott Reeves, Editor-in-Chief.
On October 7, 2014, an IOM committee examined the methods needed to measure the impact of interprofessional education (IPE) on collaborative practice, patient outcomes or both, as determined by the available evidence. In this video, Mattie Schmitt discusses:
Questionnaires were used to assess (a) the factors intensive care unit resident physicians (N = 33) and nurses (N = 57) perceived as influential in making decisions about level of aggressiveness of patient care (LAC), (b) who residents and nurses believed should be involved versus who was involved...
Judith Gedney Baggs Aug 7, 2014
Collaboration between nurses and physicians has emerged as a result of recent research as a key variable in explaining patient outcomes from intensive care. However, the term has lacked a generally accepted definition, and this creates problems for new research. The use of the term in studies...
Judith Gedney Baggs Jul 3, 2014
PURPOSE: Traditional expectations of the single attending physician who manages a patient's care do not apply in today's intensive care units (ICUs). Although many physicians and other professionals have adapted to the complexity of multiple attendings, ICU patients and families often expect the...
Judith Gedney Baggs Jul 3, 2014
Background: To support the process of effective family decision-making, it is important to recognize and understand informal roles various family members may play in the end-of-life decision-making process. Objective: The purpose of this study was to describe some informal roles consistently...
Judith Gedney Baggs Jul 3, 2014
Purpose: Prior researchers studying end-of-life decision making (EOLDM) in intensive care units (ICUs) often have collected data retrospectively and aggregated data across units. There has been little research, however, about how cultures differ among ICUs. This research was designed to study...
Judith Gedney Baggs Jul 3, 2014
Expert opinion supports the application of broad interdisciplinary team approaches to the care of the dying patient in the intensive care unit (ICU). Current literature contains many suggestions about how core team members-physicians, nurses, and patients/family members-could systematically enhance...
Judith Gedney Baggs Jul 3, 2014
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of collaboration between intensive care unit (ICU) physicians and nurses and patient outcome. DESIGN: Prospective, descriptive, correlational study using self-report instruments. SETTINGS: A community teaching hospital medical ICU, a university teaching...
Judith Gedney Baggs Jul 3, 2014
Ten intensive care unit nurses and 10 medical resident physicians were interviewed to compare their perceptions of the process of nurse-physician collaboration. The grounded theory method for concept development recommended by Strauss and Corbin (1990) was used. The core of the process of...
Judith Gedney Baggs Jul 3, 2014
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