Shared Governance for Professional Practice
- Dr Tim
- Shared Governanace
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There is perhaps no more clearly defined and better researched model for structuring and organizing the work of the profession of nursing as that associated with shared governance. This concept has taken principles of distributive and dynamic decision-making and emerging principles of organization and structure for professional knowledge workers and created an infrastructure which best exemplifies supportive organizational characteristics for this group. Here we hope to explore more deeply questions and issues a professional shared governance as experienced within the practice of nursing and also, as extended to the interdisciplinary work environment of hospitals and health-care systems. In this category participants have an opportunity to share questions concerns, experiences and applications, models and approaches, as well as new ideas and thinking about how best to create an infrastructure within which professionals can successfully relate to each other, to other disciplines, to the organization, and ultimately patients and the public. Also participants can share tools and processes that can be helpful to others struggling to implement such models and expand such approaches in their own organizations. It is hoped that this category will provide a place for those eager to grow and build professional, knowledge-based practice and can affirm and advance professionally-driven clinical practice.