Why Shared Decision Making Matters : JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration

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Why Shared Decision Making Matters

Lal, M. Maureen DNP, MSN, RN

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JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration 53(6):p 299-300, June 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000001286


Shared decision making is a hallmark of Magnet® organizations. Although the terminology can vary, the essence is the same: nurses at all levels, and in all settings, need to be a part of the decision making structure and process. Their voices, along with those of their interprofessional colleagues, ensure a culture of accountability. During times of financial challenges, trimming shared decision making councils may seem an easy place to save money. However, eliminating the councils may lead to increased unintentional costs. This month's Magnet Perspectives takes a closer look at the benefits of shared decision making and its enduring value.

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