Shared governance structures, with all their intrinsic complexities, responsibilities, and accountabilities, must be carefully designed and Implemented to be sustained. This book takes some of the guesswork out of the various structures and processes behind shared governance and provides strategies, case examples, and best practices to make the daily operations of shared governance meaningful, successful, and sustainable. It is designed to provide a broad base on which to build planning and implementation of a successful shared governance infrastructure. To do that, you need guides, tips, and tools.
The purpose of the fifth edition of Shared Professional Governance is to provide leaders, educators, and healthcare providers with many of the essential tools and ideas for practical approaches for designing--or redesigning--an effective and efficient interprofessional and multidisciplinary shared governance process model. They will facilitate your ability to embrace the evolving changes needed to mature your shared governance Infrastructure towards sustainment. In this book you will find a compilation of information and tools to help you develop your own models and processes.
Quality, continual improvement, and excellence are embedded in healthcare practices across disciplines and services as the demand for value, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency grow and expand, directed at achieving outcomes that measure and increase the value of processes, i.e., shared professional governance. Therefore, this book also explores the relationship between shared governance and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) and Pathway to Excellence®. A case example provides insight into how Lean Six Sigma demonstrates how quality is folded into shared governance and results in process improvements at points of care.
You will also find guides for identifying models and tools for designing and building a structure to support shared governance. Additional tools help you create or recreate your structures from the unit or practice level upwards and mature your processes across disciplines and service lines. If there is a form you need, we have it.
You can explore ways to engage internal and external stakeholders, assess your processes and outcomes, build competencies, and evaluate your infrastructure within six domains of measurement. This book helps you as you grow and develop your knowledge, skills, and abilities through research, evidence-based practice, and shared decisional processes. These tools can support your work as you participate in a partnership with your leadership, educators, interprofessional team members, and multidisciplinary colleagues to ensure safe, competent practice within your organization and communities of service and c