Challenging the belief that each patient should be cared for by just one nurse.
Greater teamwork among the nursing staff of acute care hospital units has been shown to offer clear benefits.
Beatrice Kalisch is the Titus Distinguished Professor of Nursing and the director of nursing innovation and evaluation at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor. Rhonda Schoville is administrative manager of nurse information services at the University of Michigan Health System, also in Ann Arbor. Contact author: Beatrice Kalisch, email@example.com. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.