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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182506
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strategic Communication Channels Within the Shared Governance Structure
Author(s):
Hudson, William; Green-Smolenski, Jennifer; Fink, Patricia
Author Details:
William Hudson, RN, BSN, OCN, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Blackwood, New Jersey, USA, email: William.Hudson@uphs.upenn.edu; Jennifer Green-Smolenski, RN, MSN, CRNP; Patricia Fink, RN, ASN
Abstract:
Podium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: In order to strengthen and promote longevity in shared governance, channels of communication must be established. This session will describe an innovative program to develop creative solutions for sharing information effectively. ABSTRACT: The complexity of shared governance complicates the accuracy and timeliness of information dissemination to clinical nurses in practice settings1. To strengthen sustainable succession of nurse participation in shared governance, clinical nurse leaders formed a Shared Governance Communication Committee (SGCC). This committee owns responsibility for developing and employing strategies to expedite the exchange of information. The SGCC informs three levels of shared governance: (1) leadership council, (2) core councils, (3) unit councils about unit activities, educational programs, new and revised practices, clinical outcomes, and interdisciplinary and evidence-based groups. The committee ensures that clinical nurses have opportunity to participate in decision-making. The use of creative communication venues promotes clinical nurse accountability for providing feedback. A communication tree was established to assign a chain of accountability for information sharing. Unit-specific intranet web pages were designed for clinical nurses throughout the organization to read about the accomplishments of unit councils. "Highlight reports" are distributed within and across units, and are used to publicize announcements and draw attention to the achievements of shared governance groups. "Highlight reports" are a powerful way to enhance collaboration and evidence-based practices within units, as these include information about interdisciplinary work groups and best practices. Institution-wide dissemination of reports has been influential in improving quality. Optimal practices from one unit can be adopted by another. Our nurse leaders rely on content from highlight reportsö to inform the Nursing Leadership Council. The SGCC compiles the exemplary work by our unit councils and entire nursing shared governance infrastructure. Plans are now underway to develop splinter groups that will diffuse information to interdisciplinary committees and support the development of interdisciplinary shared governance groups. The SGCC is a vital part of our shared governance structure, and its work has been tremendously helpful in improving the efficiency of communication and reducing frustration associated with lag times in getting information. The committee maintains effective communication channels so that shared governance councils remain connected, informed and empowered to implement patient care initiatives. REFERENCES: 1. Thornby, D. (2006). Beginning the journey to skilled communication. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 17(3), 266-271.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2008
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
The 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, 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.titleStrategic Communication Channels Within the Shared Governance Structureen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHudson, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreen-Smolenski, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorFink, Patriciaen_US
dc.author.detailsWilliam Hudson, RN, BSN, OCN, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Blackwood, New Jersey, USA, email: William.Hudson@uphs.upenn.edu; Jennifer Green-Smolenski, RN, MSN, CRNP; Patricia Fink, RN, ASNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182506-
dc.description.abstractPodium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: In order to strengthen and promote longevity in shared governance, channels of communication must be established. This session will describe an innovative program to develop creative solutions for sharing information effectively. ABSTRACT: The complexity of shared governance complicates the accuracy and timeliness of information dissemination to clinical nurses in practice settings1. To strengthen sustainable succession of nurse participation in shared governance, clinical nurse leaders formed a Shared Governance Communication Committee (SGCC). This committee owns responsibility for developing and employing strategies to expedite the exchange of information. The SGCC informs three levels of shared governance: (1) leadership council, (2) core councils, (3) unit councils about unit activities, educational programs, new and revised practices, clinical outcomes, and interdisciplinary and evidence-based groups. The committee ensures that clinical nurses have opportunity to participate in decision-making. The use of creative communication venues promotes clinical nurse accountability for providing feedback. A communication tree was established to assign a chain of accountability for information sharing. Unit-specific intranet web pages were designed for clinical nurses throughout the organization to read about the accomplishments of unit councils. "Highlight reports" are distributed within and across units, and are used to publicize announcements and draw attention to the achievements of shared governance groups. "Highlight reports" are a powerful way to enhance collaboration and evidence-based practices within units, as these include information about interdisciplinary work groups and best practices. Institution-wide dissemination of reports has been influential in improving quality. Optimal practices from one unit can be adopted by another. Our nurse leaders rely on content from highlight reportsö to inform the Nursing Leadership Council. The SGCC compiles the exemplary work by our unit councils and entire nursing shared governance infrastructure. Plans are now underway to develop splinter groups that will diffuse information to interdisciplinary committees and support the development of interdisciplinary shared governance groups. The SGCC is a vital part of our shared governance structure, and its work has been tremendously helpful in improving the efficiency of communication and reducing frustration associated with lag times in getting information. The committee maintains effective communication channels so that shared governance councils remain connected, informed and empowered to implement patient care initiatives. REFERENCES: 1. Thornby, D. (2006). Beginning the journey to skilled communication. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 17(3), 266-271.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:27:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:27:16Z-
dc.conference.date2008en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 12th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 15-17 October, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.en_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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