Brenna Santos Batista¹*, Caroline Santana Santos², João Adriano Correia Santos³, Rodolfo Silva Oliveira4, Bianca Silva Oliveira5


Objectives: To review in the literature the perception of ICU health professionals, as members of an interdisciplinary team.

Methods: This is an integrative literature review, carried out between July and August 2020. The data collection took place between the years 2012 to 2020, in the electronic databases PubMed (National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health – USA) and Scielo (Scientific Electronic Library Online), through the DeCS (health descriptors) “patient care team”, “intensive care units” and “health”, in English and Portuguese.

Results: After applying the eligibility criteria for this review, 7 articles were selected, read in full. The results showed the existence of division and fragmentation of work; lack of communication between team members and users; hierarchy of power and ethical conflict within the multiprofessional team; and inadequate working conditions.

Conclusion: This research made it possible to recognize the weaknesses experienced by the multiprofessional ICU team and to understand the main factors that hinder the team’s work.

Keywords: Intensive care unit. Patient care team. Cheers.

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Brenna Santos Batista, Caroline Santana Santos, João Adriano Correia Santos, Rodolfo Silva Oliveira, Bianca Silva Oliveira.INTERDISCIPLINARITY IN ASSISTING PATIENTS IN AN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: A LITERATURE REVIEW.Research Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2021, 4:13.


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