Evaluating Nurse-Physician Communication With a Rubric: A Pilot Study

Cynthia Foronda, Heather Walsh, Chakra Budhathoki, Eric Bauman

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Poor communication is a leading cause of sentinel events. The aims of this pilot study were to determine whether the ISBAR (Identification, Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) Interprofessional Communication Rubric (IICR) was a reliable tool among nurses and to examine the communication performance of new graduate nurses in a hospital-based simulation center. The IICR demonstrated reliability among raters in this setting (rs = .91). The new graduate RNs' communication performance scores were low, warranting continued professional development. The IICR may be used to guide continued education and development for nurse-physician communication. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2019;50(4):163-169.].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-169
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of continuing education in nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Review and Exam Preparation

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