Teamwork in nursing: restricted to nursing professionals or an interprofessional collaboration?

  • Geisa Colebrusco de Souza Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem
  • Marina Peduzzi Universidade de São Paulo; Escola de Enfermagem; Departamento de Orientação Profissional
  • Jaqueline Alcântara Marcelino da Silva Universidade Federal de São Carlos; Departamento de Enfermagem
  • Brígida Gimenez Carvalho Universidade Estadual de Londrina; Departamento de Saúde Coletiva
Keywords: Work, Nursing, Team, Interprofessional Relations

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To understand the nursing professionals' conceptions of teamwork and their elements. METHOD A qualitative study conducted in an oncological hospital using a semi-structured interview with 21 nursing professionals. RESULTS Two conceptions emerged from the accounts: teamwork restricted to nursing professionals and teamwork with interprofessional collaboration with particular importance for interactive dimensions: communication, trust and professional bonds, mutual respect and recognition of the other's work, collaboration, and conflict, with this last subcategory considered as an obstacle to teamwork. CONCLUSION Nursing conceives teamwork as an interprofessional practice, which is a result of the quality of interaction among professionals from different areas and involves the recognition and handling of conflicts.

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Published
2016-08-01
How to Cite
Souza, G., Peduzzi, M., Silva, J., & Carvalho, B. (2016). Teamwork in nursing: restricted to nursing professionals or an interprofessional collaboration?. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 50(4), 642-649. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420160000500015
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Original Article