NURSING COUNCIL MODEL OF SHARED GOVERNANCE SPANNING THREE ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165259
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
NURSING COUNCIL MODEL OF SHARED GOVERNANCE SPANNING THREE ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
Author(s):
Gross, Anne; Branowicki, Patricia; Rozanski, Sheila; Nixon, Colleen
Author Details:
Anne Gross, RN MS CNAA, VP, Adult Ambulatory Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: annegross@dfci.harvard.edu; Patricia Branowicki, MS, RN, CNAA, Childrens Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Sheila Rozanski, RN; Colleen Nixon, BSN, CPON, Childrens Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Abstract:
Collaboration across a continuum enables oncology nurses to work together to tackle common problems to ensure safe and comprehensive patient care. Nurses from our three academic medical centers formed the Nursing Council to address practice issues common to the single Cancer Center that spanned our separate institutions. The Council merged existing practice committees to create a single entity where nurses from all areas could participate and contribute their unique expertise within a Shared Governance model. The purpose of the Council was to identify shared priorities for clinical practice and policy, integrate nursing committee work, assure a single standard of care, monitor projects and provide a vehicle for shared decision making, information sharing and quality improvement. Goals have been set and achieved through the delegation of work within the various committees of the Council. Our framework is based on the Shared Governance conceptual model. Now in its third year of operation, the Council, uses the following structure and processes to accomplish its goals: ò Membership is open to all nurses in the Cancer Center. ò RNs from leadership and clinical staff are co-chairs of Council committees that are comprised of representatives from the Adult & Pediatric Cancer Programs. ò Priorities, outcome measures and timelines for achieving goals are set annually. ò Bi-annual reports from all committees are reviewed and discussed at Council meetings and communicated to all nursing staff electronically. ò Council co-chairs serve as liaisons to the Nurse Executive Board. The Council is evaluated bi-annually using a survey instrument that is distributed to all Council members. Findings from the latest survey show that 81% of the members rate the Overall Performance of the Council as good/excellent; areas still needing improvement are: Involvement of Nursing Staff at All Levels and Communication to Front Line Staff. A plan has been activated to address the areas of concern. Oncology nursing practice can be enhanced when nurses come together via shared governance to identify and resolve common practice issues and concerns. Information about how our Nursing Council functions could assist oncology nursesÆ efforts to develop governance structures that help foster co-operation and shared decision- making across practices or institutions.
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.titleNURSING COUNCIL MODEL OF SHARED GOVERNANCE SPANNING THREE ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGross, Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorBranowicki, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorRozanski, Sheilaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNixon, Colleenen_US
dc.author.detailsAnne Gross, RN MS CNAA, VP, Adult Ambulatory Services, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: annegross@dfci.harvard.edu; Patricia Branowicki, MS, RN, CNAA, Childrens Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Sheila Rozanski, RN; Colleen Nixon, BSN, CPON, Childrens Hospital, Boston, Massachusettsen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165259-
dc.description.abstractCollaboration across a continuum enables oncology nurses to work together to tackle common problems to ensure safe and comprehensive patient care. Nurses from our three academic medical centers formed the Nursing Council to address practice issues common to the single Cancer Center that spanned our separate institutions. The Council merged existing practice committees to create a single entity where nurses from all areas could participate and contribute their unique expertise within a Shared Governance model. The purpose of the Council was to identify shared priorities for clinical practice and policy, integrate nursing committee work, assure a single standard of care, monitor projects and provide a vehicle for shared decision making, information sharing and quality improvement. Goals have been set and achieved through the delegation of work within the various committees of the Council. Our framework is based on the Shared Governance conceptual model. Now in its third year of operation, the Council, uses the following structure and processes to accomplish its goals: ò Membership is open to all nurses in the Cancer Center. ò RNs from leadership and clinical staff are co-chairs of Council committees that are comprised of representatives from the Adult & Pediatric Cancer Programs. ò Priorities, outcome measures and timelines for achieving goals are set annually. ò Bi-annual reports from all committees are reviewed and discussed at Council meetings and communicated to all nursing staff electronically. ò Council co-chairs serve as liaisons to the Nurse Executive Board. The Council is evaluated bi-annually using a survey instrument that is distributed to all Council members. Findings from the latest survey show that 81% of the members rate the Overall Performance of the Council as good/excellent; areas still needing improvement are: Involvement of Nursing Staff at All Levels and Communication to Front Line Staff. A plan has been activated to address the areas of concern. Oncology nursing practice can be enhanced when nurses come together via shared governance to identify and resolve common practice issues and concerns. Information about how our Nursing Council functions could assist oncology nursesÆ efforts to develop governance structures that help foster co-operation and shared decision- making across practices or institutions.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:15:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:15:20Z-
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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