Communicating for better care: Improving nurse-physician communication

Marina Burke, Jeremy Boal, Ruth Mitchell

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Effective nurse-physician communication is essential to care, especially that of older adults, who often have comorbidities that can lead to frequent moves between care settings. This article examines the current state of nurse-physician communication and presents suggestions on how to improve it, including developing relationships, defining communication strategies, and packaging information for clarity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Nursing
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2004


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