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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182715
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Hearing all the Voices: Leading the Way to Successful Shared Governance
Author(s):
Connor, Jennifer; Eiden, Kimberly; Lefaive, Cheryl; Gentile, Deborah
Author Details:
Jennifer Connor, RNC, BSN, Advocate Christ Medical Center/Hope Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA, email: jennifer.connor@advocatehealth.com; Kimberly Eiden, RN, BSN; Cheryl Lefaive, RN, PhD; Deborah Gentile, RN
Abstract:
Podium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Creating and maintaining effective shared governance requires commitment and support from nursing leadership. This session will share the experiences and effects of a restructuring process that resulted in professional growth of the Clinical Practice Council. ABSRTRACT: In a large medical center, the lead council for shared governance, Professional Clinical Practice Council (PCPC) was started in 2003 and is comprised of nursing and allied health associates who lead individual unit practice councils. In 2005 the chairs of PCPC completed an examination of its effectiveness. Attendance at the 60 minute monthly PCPC meetings had fallen, resulting in inconsistent council activity, ineffective partnerships with leaders and marginal decisional participation. The PCPC chairs partnered with nursing leadership and created a bold restructuring plan. By restructuring, the unit council chairs were enabled to attend a full day bimonthly meeting. The plan was introduced at a retreat in September 2006 that was attended by the CNO, directors, managers, advanced practice nurses (APNs), and the members of the PCPC. Presenting to all stakeholders aided in the ôbuy-inö to the new structure. Regular meetings with representatives from research, performance improvement, organizational development, patient safety, clinical education and regulatory compliance ensured that PCPC meeting agendas were aligned with the hospital mission and strategic priorities. To develop effective unit council chairs and co-chairs, the bimonthly meeting agendas included explicit leadership development tools as well as interactive feedback sessions and networking. As a result of the revised structure, attendance increased from 35 to 86% in two months and has held. Outcomes for 2007 included patient safety and policy changes for oxygen transport and bedside report. PCPC chairs reported progress to leadership throughout the year and invited key leaders to meetings when dictated by the agenda. Charged by the success of restructuring, a PCPC subcommittee engaged in a formal process to evaluate shared governance using research, in October 2007. The subcommittee initiated a study to examine the perception, knowledge, commitment and decision-making of shared governance. Three groups completed surveys: clinical leadership, unit council chairs/co-chairs and all clinical staff. The results will be presented this spring to provide the foundation for council strategic planning for the next two years. Examination and evaluation of shared governance is an ongoing and continuous process. Leadership support has been the key to the evolution of shared governance. Our structure has allowed us to create a successful shared governance model so Magnet nurses' voices can be heard.
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.titleHearing all the Voices: Leading the Way to Successful Shared Governanceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConnor, Jenniferen_US
dc.contributor.authorEiden, Kimberlyen_US
dc.contributor.authorLefaive, Cherylen_US
dc.contributor.authorGentile, Deborahen_US
dc.author.detailsJennifer Connor, RNC, BSN, Advocate Christ Medical Center/Hope Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA, email: jennifer.connor@advocatehealth.com; Kimberly Eiden, RN, BSN; Cheryl Lefaive, RN, PhD; Deborah Gentile, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182715-
dc.description.abstractPodium Presentation: BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Creating and maintaining effective shared governance requires commitment and support from nursing leadership. This session will share the experiences and effects of a restructuring process that resulted in professional growth of the Clinical Practice Council. ABSRTRACT: In a large medical center, the lead council for shared governance, Professional Clinical Practice Council (PCPC) was started in 2003 and is comprised of nursing and allied health associates who lead individual unit practice councils. In 2005 the chairs of PCPC completed an examination of its effectiveness. Attendance at the 60 minute monthly PCPC meetings had fallen, resulting in inconsistent council activity, ineffective partnerships with leaders and marginal decisional participation. The PCPC chairs partnered with nursing leadership and created a bold restructuring plan. By restructuring, the unit council chairs were enabled to attend a full day bimonthly meeting. The plan was introduced at a retreat in September 2006 that was attended by the CNO, directors, managers, advanced practice nurses (APNs), and the members of the PCPC. Presenting to all stakeholders aided in the ôbuy-inö to the new structure. Regular meetings with representatives from research, performance improvement, organizational development, patient safety, clinical education and regulatory compliance ensured that PCPC meeting agendas were aligned with the hospital mission and strategic priorities. To develop effective unit council chairs and co-chairs, the bimonthly meeting agendas included explicit leadership development tools as well as interactive feedback sessions and networking. As a result of the revised structure, attendance increased from 35 to 86% in two months and has held. Outcomes for 2007 included patient safety and policy changes for oxygen transport and bedside report. PCPC chairs reported progress to leadership throughout the year and invited key leaders to meetings when dictated by the agenda. Charged by the success of restructuring, a PCPC subcommittee engaged in a formal process to evaluate shared governance using research, in October 2007. The subcommittee initiated a study to examine the perception, knowledge, commitment and decision-making of shared governance. Three groups completed surveys: clinical leadership, unit council chairs/co-chairs and all clinical staff. The results will be presented this spring to provide the foundation for council strategic planning for the next two years. Examination and evaluation of shared governance is an ongoing and continuous process. Leadership support has been the key to the evolution of shared governance. Our structure has allowed us to create a successful shared governance model so Magnet nurses' voices can be heard.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:36:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:36:53Z-
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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