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Absence or presence: silent discourse in the operating room and impact on surgical team action.

Brommelsiek M, Said T, Gray M, et al. Absence or presence: silent discourse in the operating room and impact on surgical team action. Am J Surg. Epub 2020 Sept 29. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.09.017

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November 11, 2020
Brommelsiek M, Said T, Gray M, et al. Am J Surg. 2021;221(5):980-986.

Silence in the operating room (OR) can have implications on surgical team function and patient safety. Through interviews with interprofessional surgical team members, the authors explored the influence of silence on team action in the OR and found that silence in the surgical environment – whether due to team cohesion or individual defiance – has implications for team functions.

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Brommelsiek M, Said T, Gray M, et al. Absence or presence: silent discourse in the operating room and impact on surgical team action. Am J Surg. Epub 2020 Sept 29. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.09.017