Gastroenterol Nurs. 2003 Jul-Aug;26(4):156-8. doi: 10.1097/00001610-200307000-00005.


The term "team" is often used in healthcare to describe a work group. But what really makes a team? Three critical elements are involved in the development of a team: goal setting, establishing ground rules, and role clarification. Becoming a "team" will not, however, solve every performance problem or enhance all results. Effective teams can develop in settings where nurses are committed to a common purpose, everyone believes in the goal, roles are clearly defined, and trust is present.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endoscopy, Digestive System / nursing*
  • Group Processes*
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Nursing Process*
  • Nursing, Team / organization & administration*
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Patient Care Planning / standards*
  • Problem Solving*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care