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Nurses' perceptions of multidisciplinary team work in acute health-care.

Atwal A, Caldwell K. International journal of nursing practice. 2006;12:359-65.

The investigators directly observed unit interactions and used the critical incident approach to interview nurses on their perceptions of multidisciplinary teamwork. They found that different perceptions of roles, different levels of skill, and medical hierarchy impede teamwork.