Analysis of daily goal sheets on physician-nurse collaboration attitude

Xin Qian, Li Jun Li, Yi Yu Zhuang, Yu Cai Hong, Zhong Heng Zhang, Li Feng Xing, Ning Liu, Hong Chao Li, Ru Jin Zhang, Fu Chih Lai, Charles B. Simone, Edward Chow

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BACKGROUND: Optimal communication and collaboration between inter-disciplinary health care providers is critical to ensuring high quality patient care. We aimed to quantify the impact on physician-nurse collaboration (PNC) of implementing daily goal sheets (DGSs) in emergency settings.

METHODS: The usage of a DGS was administered in morning rounds in an emergency intensive care unit (ICU) for four consecutive months. A Jefferson Scale of Attitudes Toward Physician-Nurse Collaboration (JSAPNC) form was used before (n=113) and after (n=107) the intervention to evaluate the attitudes of PNCs from the perspective of both physicians and nurses.

RESULTS: There is a significant positive relation between the attitude to PNC and the participant age, educational background, and professional rank and title before DGS application (P<0.01 for each), whereas there was no significant difference observed after the initiation of the DGS.

CONCLUSIONS: The use of a DGS improves physician-nurse collaborations in emergency care settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Daily goal sheet (DGS)
  • Emergency intensive care unit (EICU)
  • Physician-nurse collaboration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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