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.
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.
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.
Forum founder, Bob Hess, would like to dance into your hospital and set your staff on fire about shared governance. Want to rejuvenate your shared governance program? Why not have both Bob Hess and Diana Swihart, the world’s current leading authorities on governance innovations, come in to help you weed and replenish your garden. Drop us a note. Meanwhile, better understand shared governance and by taking their online CE course, free to those who request to become Forum Members, which is also free!
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
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. Beaumont Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI; Chilton Hospital, Pompton Plains, NJ; and Mariners Hospital, Tavernier, FL 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.