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Escola Anna Nery

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BROCA, Priscilla Valladares  and  FERREIRA, Márcia de Assunção. Communication process in the nursing team based on the dialogue between Berlo and King. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.3, pp.467-474. ISSN 1414-8145.


The aim of this research was to analyze the communication process in the nursing team, based on the theoretical approach proposed by Berlo and King, and to discuss their contributions to nursing care.


Descriptive qualitative method, developed with 25 members of the nursing team at a hospital-based medical clinic. The theoretical frameworks were Berlo’s communication theory and King’s nursing theory.


For nursing staff, communication is expressed in various ways, being something much broader than the discourse itself. The team is consolidated as a social system, which can be influenced by the hierarchy, power and status.


The efficient communication among nursing staff members preserves good interpersonal relationships, supporting care practice and making the work more effective.

Keywords : Nursing; Nursing, Team; Nursing Theory; Communication.

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