What does nursing teamwork look like? A qualitative study

Beatrice J. Kalisch, Sallie J. Weaver, Eduardo Salas

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A qualitative study was conducted applying a theoretically based model of teamwork to determine relevant team processes among nurses. Nurses from 5 patient care units participated in focus groups, describing team processes in their daily work. Responses were analyzed in the Salas framework to develop a concrete conceptualization of teamwork within nursing teams. Results support the framework as a means for describing teamwork among nurses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-307
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of nursing care quality
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009


  • Nursing care
  • Nursing teamwork
  • Qualitative research
  • Work environment
  • Working conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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