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  1. Burke, Marina MSN, RN
  2. Boal, Jeremy MD
  3. Mitchell, Ruth MSN, RN


OVERVIEW: Effective nurse-physician communication is essential to care, especially that of older adults, who often have comorbidities that can lead to frequent moves between care settings. This article examines the current state of nurse-physician communication and presents suggestions on how to improve it, including developing relationships, defining communication strategies, and packaging information for clarity.