Interprofessional Then

Interprofessional Then
Defining Moments
Making rounds, the ceremony that lies at the heart of hospital care, was not always an interprofessional endeavor. In the early days of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, nurses would prepare by bathing patients, moving privacy screens, and hanging charts, but the rounds were conducted by the Chief Physician, followed by an entourage of residents, interns, and medical students. The head nurse waited in the ward to assist, as shown in this photograph, likely taken in Halsted in 1938 or 1939. Times have changed, however, with interprofessional rounds now a hallmark of excellent care. For more see p. 36.
Photo courtesy of The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

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