Welcome

Thanks to all of you who stopped by CE Direct’s booth #1114 at the Magnet conference in Dallas, for the book signing of my new shared governance book. I have so many precious colleagues from across the globe in my life right now. It’s simply outstanding. Thanks for that as well. Bob Hess

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Shared Governance, Third Edition: A Practical Approach to Transforming Interprofessional Healthcare

Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, RN-BC
Robert G. Hess, Jr., RN, PhD, FAAN

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Dr. Stacey Brull, Forum advisory board member, designed this comprehensive shared governance infographic. And don’t forget to click on the video to find out how to be or recognize a transformational leader.

The Forum for Shared Governance endorses the documentary feature, The American Nurse: Healing America, directed by Carolyn Jones. Get free CE at Nurse.com, provided by ContinuingEducation.com. The movie can be rented or bought as a digital download.

New survey by authors Janet Wilson, Karen Gabel Speroni, Ruth Ann Jones, and Marion G. Daniel from Shore Health System, Easton, MD, published this July, explores how nurses and managers perceive shared governance .

New study, Measuring Perceptions of Shared Governance in Clinical Practice: Psychometric Testing of the RN-Focused Index of Professional Nursing Governance, updates and confirms the validity and reliability of the IPNG, correlating scores with measures of satisfaction obtained from National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQ), job enjoyment, and the desire to recommend the hospital as a place of enjoyment.

Drs Bob Hess and Diana Swihart join a powerhouse of nurses involved in shared governance at Stony Brook University Medical Center on Long Island.

Drs Bob Hess & Diana Swihart at Stony Brook University MC.

Want to set your staff on fire about shared  governance? Bob can do that! Or why not have both Bob Hess and Diana Swihart, the world’s current leading authorities on governance innovations, come in to revitalize your program. Drop us a note. Meanwhile, you can better understand shared governance by taking their online CE course, free to those who become Forum Members, which is also free!

 

St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead, KY, and Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, just added to the extensive list of Hospitals that have used the Index of Professional Nursing Governance.

Now available online, Evette Wilson’s Complete Doctoral Capstone describes a baseline assessment of shared governance using the Index of Professional Nursing Governance and a gap analysis using the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Model in three hospitals in Nevada.

A recent study from Duke University Health System used Hess’s Index of Professional Nursing Governance and the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice’s Evidence-Based Practice Readiness Inventory to look at the role that shared governance plays in engaging clinical nurses in evidence-based practice.

Bob’s Blog is now open for business. Find out what advisory board members have to say about shared governance officers’ job descriptions, funding, and bylaws.

Forum for Shared Governance advisory board member, Rachel Start, and colleagues document Rush’s groundbreaking work in shared governance, some 30 years old now, in the journal, American Nurse Today. Advisory board member, Vicki George, published an excellent article, Professional Governance: To Act-Not Just Inform, in April’s Nurse Leader journal.

Just out! A large national study in the Journal of Nursing Administration shows the strong relationships between the Index of Professional Nursing Governance & the nursing Work Index-Revised and shared governance and the nursing practice environment in Magnet® organizations.

Implement shared governance with the help of the recently released second edition of advisory board member, Diana Swihart’s book, Shared Governance: A Practical Approach to Transform Professional Nursing Practice, which includes a special chapter, Measure Your Process and Outcomes at the Point of Care, by Robert Hess, discounted to Members. Want to become a member? Drop us a note.

Laura Hailes joins the Forum for Shared Governance as its newest Advisory Board member. A UK Roosevelt Scholar she toured our American homes and shared governance hospitals last year. You can read about her journey and her full report. But now she’s on another mission to locate shared governance hospitals in the UK. If you know any, give us a shout.

Want a status check on shared governance in US? Try this quick read from Nurse.com

Have a website relevant to shared governance and empowering healthcare professionals you’d like posted on our Links page? Let us know.

Updated versions of the Index of Professional Nursing Governance and the Index of Professional Governance are now available. The 2.0 versions have updated, current language

Read about how Dawn Nebrig, a clinical social worker and education consultant, works as a shared governance facilitator at one of the world’s premier nursing & allied health (interprofessional) shared governance models at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center..

The Forum is constantly revising its list of SG Hospitals Online. King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan; Beaumont Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI; and Chilton Hospital, Pompton Plains, NJ were the most recently added. Send a request to determine your organization’s eligibility for this prestigious, but free listing.

Learn how nurse executives are essential to empowering staff nurses through unit-based shared governance. Little data connects the impact of shared governance on nursing and patient outcomes. Research by Jennifer Rheingans, RN, PhD, AHN-BC, CPON comes the closest yet. Check out her citation in our listing of Reported Research.

Click below to view a video of advisory board member, Stacey Brull, to hear about outcomes research and shared governance at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD.

Advisory board members, Barb Haag-Heitman and Vicki George, discuss peer review and shared governance. Buy their book, Peer Review in Nursing: Principles for Successful Practice.

Want to find out if you have real shared governance? Join the 200 hospitals nationally and internationally that have surveyed their staff and managers with the Index of Professional Nursing Governance. Got journey? Your organization is either on or off the bus with this one. Read Bob Hess’s 17-year retrospective on the IPNG and the generic IPG, Slicing and Dicing Shared Governance: In and Around the Numbers.

Shared Governance is an organizational innovation that gives healthcare professionals control over their practice and extends their influence into administrative areas previously controlled only by managers. Governance models will be evidence-based, because we’re doing the research. Send us questions about shared governance or read an overview.