Evaluating nurse–physician communication with a rubric: A pilot study

Cynthia L. Foronda, Heather Walsh, Chakra Budhathoki, Eric Bauman

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Poor communication is a leading cause of sentinel events. The aims of this pilot study were to determine whether the ISBAR (Identification, Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) Interprofessional Communication Rubric (IICR) was a reliable tool among nurses and to examine the communication performance of new graduate nurses in a hospitalbased simulation center. The IICR demonstrated reliability among raters in this setting (r s =.91). The new graduate RNs’ communication performance scores were low, warranting continued professional development. The IICR may be used to guide continued education and development for nurse–physician communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-169
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of continuing education in nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Review and Exam Preparation


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