Journal Article

Exclusion of residents from surgery-intensive care team communication: a qualitative study.

Conn LG, Haas B, Rubenfeld GD, et al. Journal of surgical education. 2016;73:639-47.

According to this qualitative study at a single academic institution, staff surgeons and intensivists frequently exclude resident physicians from patient care conversations. Reasons included lack of trust, need for timely communication, and a perception that residents cannot adequately contribute to decision making. This finding has important implications for the integration of communication training during medical education.