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Is Shared Governance Still Relevant?

Porter-O’Grady, Tim EdD, RN, FAAN

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: October 2001 - Volume 31 - Issue 10 - p 468-473

Is shared governance still relevant in this era of significant changes in healthcare? Requisites to support nurses and others are more important now than ever before. Shared decision-making is not only relevant, it is essential. The road to empowerment is not easy. Many patterns of organization and relationship must be changed forever through commitment and leadership today.

Author affiliation: Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates, and Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

Corresponding author: Tim Porter-O’Grady, EdD, RN, FAAN, Tim Porter-O’Grady Associates, 529 Crystal Creek Road, Otto, NC 28763 (

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.