Effective communication within a primary care team depends on the ability of each person to clearly understand his or her role and the roles of others. Interprofessional collaboration should also ensure a consistent message to help patients understand and appreciate these different roles. For example RNs’ unique scope of practice will be clearer to others when the term registered nurse is used each time the role is discussed.
Tools and resources
The following links provide information on communicating and integrating the RN role in a primary care setting.