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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165204
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A SHARED GOVERNANCE MODEL - THE NURSING PRACTICE CONGRESS
Author(s):
Cline, Deborah
Author Details:
Deborah Cline, BSN RN OCN, Clinical Nurse, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: dbcline@mdanderson.org
Abstract:
Implemented in February 2006, the Nursing Practice Congress (NPC) has empowered the clinical nurses at a large comprehensive cancer institute to have control over their practice. Based on a shared governance congressional model, the 34 peer- elected delegates have been presented with over 45 clinical nursing issues. Each issue is evaluated by the NPC and if there is no existing committee in place to resolve the issue, a Professional Action Coordinating Team (PACT) is formed. Each PACT is a short term, multidisciplinary committee, charged with resolving the issue within a timeline formulated by the group. In addition to a meeting structure designed by the PACT to encourage attendance, the PACTs have the use of an electronic bulletin board to increase the participation of off-shift staff and those who work at off-site locations. The conclusions are then presented before the NPC and are directed to the appropriate area for implementation. A case study workflow of a clinical issue will be included. From the identification of the issue to the conclusion, the structure for resolving nursing practice issues will be detailed. An additional charge of the NPC has been to increase nurse's awareness of current nursing practice issues. Working with our information systems department, a unique database was developed enabling nurses to submit new issues, track current issues, and review resolved issues. Monthly news letters and updates are provided by the peer-elected delegates to their constituency. Staff participation has been tracked and demonstrates an increase in the participation from all levels of nursing within our institution. Additionally, a quantitative study is in development to measure the effectiveness of the shared governance structure. The implementation of a new shared governance structure takes time but, with the right tools in place and through management support, our institution is leading the way in empowering the clinical nurses. To date, 22 PACTs have been formed and have completed or are working towards issue resolution.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA SHARED GOVERNANCE MODEL - THE NURSING PRACTICE CONGRESSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCline, Deborahen_US
dc.author.detailsDeborah Cline, BSN RN OCN, Clinical Nurse, University of Texas, M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, email: dbcline@mdanderson.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165204-
dc.description.abstractImplemented in February 2006, the Nursing Practice Congress (NPC) has empowered the clinical nurses at a large comprehensive cancer institute to have control over their practice. Based on a shared governance congressional model, the 34 peer- elected delegates have been presented with over 45 clinical nursing issues. Each issue is evaluated by the NPC and if there is no existing committee in place to resolve the issue, a Professional Action Coordinating Team (PACT) is formed. Each PACT is a short term, multidisciplinary committee, charged with resolving the issue within a timeline formulated by the group. In addition to a meeting structure designed by the PACT to encourage attendance, the PACTs have the use of an electronic bulletin board to increase the participation of off-shift staff and those who work at off-site locations. The conclusions are then presented before the NPC and are directed to the appropriate area for implementation. A case study workflow of a clinical issue will be included. From the identification of the issue to the conclusion, the structure for resolving nursing practice issues will be detailed. An additional charge of the NPC has been to increase nurse's awareness of current nursing practice issues. Working with our information systems department, a unique database was developed enabling nurses to submit new issues, track current issues, and review resolved issues. Monthly news letters and updates are provided by the peer-elected delegates to their constituency. Staff participation has been tracked and demonstrates an increase in the participation from all levels of nursing within our institution. Additionally, a quantitative study is in development to measure the effectiveness of the shared governance structure. The implementation of a new shared governance structure takes time but, with the right tools in place and through management support, our institution is leading the way in empowering the clinical nurses. To date, 22 PACTs have been formed and have completed or are working towards issue resolution.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:14:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:14:22Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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