Physician/Nurse Collaboration

AHA Team Training Research and Evidence Base

This is a list of resources for physician and nurse collaboration. Return to the main list to explore other topic areas.


Dechairo-Marino, A., Jordan-Marsh, M., Traiger, G., & Saulo, M. (2001). Nurse/physician collaboration: action research and the lessons learned. The Journal of Nursing Administration 31(5), 223-232.

Lingard, L., Regehr, G., Orser, B., et al. (2008). Evaluation of a preoperative checklist and team briefing among surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists to reduce failures in communication. Archives of Surgery 143(1), 12-17.

Makary, M. A., Sexton, J. B., Freischlag, J. A., et al. (2006). Operating room teamwork among physicians and nurses: Teamwork in the eye of the beholder. Journal of the American College of Surgeons 202(5), 746-52.

Rosenstein, A. H., et al. (2002). Disruptive physician behavior contributes to nursing shortage. Study links bad behavior by doctors to nurses leaving the profession. Physician Executive 28(6), 8-11.

Saxton, R., Hines, T., & Enriquez, M. (2009). The negative impact of nurse-physician disruptive behavior on patient safety: a review of the literature. Journal of Patient Safety 5(3), 180-3.

Simpson, K. R., James, D. C., Knox, G. E. (2006). Nurse-physician communication during labor and birth: implications for patient safety. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonatal Nursing 35(4), 547-56.