Assessing Perceptions of Teamwork Quality Among Perioperative Team Members

Müller, Patrick; Tschan, Franziska; Keller, Sandra; Seelandt, Julia; Beldi, Guido; Elfering, Achim; Dubach, Brigitte; Candinas, Daniel; Pereira, Diana; Semmer, Norbert K. (2018). Assessing Perceptions of Teamwork Quality Among Perioperative Team Members. AORN journal, 108(3), pp. 251-262. Wiley 10.1002/aorn.12343

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Successful surgery depends on collaboration and mutual trust among interdisciplinary team members. We compared teamwork quality as perceived by surgeons, anesthesia care providers, and perioperative nurses using two surveys in the same hospital. The general survey sent to the homes of the OR personnel revealed teamwork climate scores in the medium to high range. Attending surgeons were significantly more satisfied than perioperative nurses and resident surgeons; anesthesiologists were significantly more satisfied than perioperative nurses. A second single-item survey administered immediately after elective open abdominal surgical procedures also showed relatively high satisfaction with teamwork. Results of the second survey, however, showed that attending surgeons were significantly less satisfied than the members of all the other professions, and perioperative nurses were significantly more satisfied than the members of all the other professions. We conclude that general surveys about teamwork quality among members of surgical teams may not necessarily reflect teamwork quality during actual surgical procedures.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Visceral Surgery
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Viszeralchirurgie
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DBMR Forschung Mu35 > Forschungsgruppe Viszeralchirurgie

UniBE Contributor:

Beldi, Guido; Elfering, Achim; Candinas, Daniel and Semmer-Tschan, Norbert

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

1878-0369

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lilian Karin Smith-Wirth

Date Deposited:

10 Apr 2019 12:29

Last Modified:

10 Apr 2019 12:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/aorn.12343

PubMed ID:

30156726

Uncontrolled Keywords:

interdisciplinary teamwork job satisfaction qualitative research survey design

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.125764

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/125764

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