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Shared governance: A journey with continual mile markers

Church, Judith A. RN, CNAA, BC, APRN, BC, DHA, MSN; Baker, Patrick RN, BSN, MHA, MA; Berry, Devon M. RN, PhD

Nursing Management (Springhouse): April 2008 - Volume 39 - Issue 4 - p 34,36,38,40
doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000316058.20070.8c
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Although it's been implemented in countless nursing departments, shared governance lacks a standardized model. What, exactly, is it? And what isn't it?

At Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio, Judith A. Church is administrative director of nursing, Patrick Baker is clinical nurse manager of PACU, ambulatory surgery center, and preadmission testing, and Devon M. Berry is a nursing research consultant.

Although it's been implemented in countless nursing departments, shared governance lacksa standardized model. What, exactly, is it?And what isn't it?

© 2008 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.