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Shared Governance: Is It a Model for Nurses to Gain Control Over Their Practice? References

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Information on-line at the American Nurses Association’s web site

The American Nurses Association's Response to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research's Proposed Nursing Research Agenda

The information at this site was submitted in letterform to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) in reply to the proposed nursing agenda found in the Federal Register (November 13, 1996, Vol. 61, No. 220:58194-58195). This summary refers to practice models. Retrieved on January 11, 2004, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/HealthcareandPolicyIssues/HSR/ANARespondstoAHCPR.aspx

American Nurses Association. The American Nurse May-June 2002.

This In Brief article, ANA supports JCAHO error prevention program, outlines the importance of shared governance in preventing errors. Retrieved on January 11, 2004, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/2002/TANIssueMayJune2002InBrief.aspx

NursingWorld TAN November-December '99 As I See It

Bieber, P. L. & Swenson L. L., (1999) The "power" with empowerment" : You, TAN, November-December. Retrieved on January 11, 2004, www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/TAN/1999/NovDec1999AsISeeIt.aspx

ANCC Magnet Program

This links to the website of the ANCC Magnet program. "The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to recognize health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care and uphold the tradition within nursing of professional nursing practice. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful practices and strategies among nursing systems." Retrieved on January 11, 2004 from: www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/CertificationandAccreditation/Magnet.aspx

Empowered Caring and the Code of Ethics

Hook, K. (2001) Empowered Caring and the Code of Ethics, Issues Update1(2). Retrieved on January 11, 2004 from: http://nursingworld.org/ethics/update/vol1no2a.htm#power

Organizations

Information available at professional organizations’ sites

Clinical Governance: An RCN Resource Guide

Publication by the Royal College of Nursing (2003). 61 pages long. PDF file. http://www.rcn.org.uk/publications/pdf/ClinicalGovernance2003.pdf

Nursing Practice Models: Implications for IS Design

Flately, P. B., Bascom, M., Anthony, M. Nursing Practice Models: Implications for IS Design. PDF article based on larger study of practice models that is then applied to information systems. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.amia.org/pubs/symposia/D004494.PDF

AACN - Hallmarks of the Professional Nursing Practice Environment

White Paper from American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) that highlights what new nursing graduates should look for in employment. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Publications/positions/hallmarks.htm

King’s Fund Information and Library Service

A reading list produced by this organization on clinical governance includes weblinks and print materials full citations. Retrieved January 21, 2004 http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/pdf/clingovnur.pdf

Government Agencies

Sites related to U.S. and other Governments

National Institute of Health:

Nursing at the NIH Clinical Center. Shared governance model used in clinical practice at NIH hospital. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.cc.nih.gov/nursing/whoweare/aboutus.html

Clinical Governance

Website of the Clinical Governance Support Team of the United Kingdom. Retrieved on January 11, 2004 from: http://www.cgsupport.nhs.uk/

Clinical Governance-Department of Health

Website of England’s Department of Health on shared governance. Retrieved on January 11, 2004 from: http://www.doh.gov.uk/clinicalgovernance/

NHS Magazine

Article in NHS Magazine on clinical governance called "Remember past failures and keep the system simple. Retrieved on January 11, 2004 from: http://www.nhs.uk/nhsmagazine/archive/apr2/opinion.htm

Education, Universities

Information available from higher education

Centre for the Development of Healthcare Policy and Practice

This agencies purpose "is to develop practice and to assist health care organisations to respond to policy in its widest forms. We work in partnership with those who provide healthcare to create a culture in which excellence in clinical care can flourish." Retrieved on January 11, 2004 from: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/healthcare/consult/CDNPP/cdnpptoc.htm

Fayetteville State University:

Nursing Models. Overview of nursing models and theories. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.uncfsu.edu/nursing/self-concept.htm

University of Salford:

Overview of a PhD study on shared governance. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.fhsc.salford.ac.uk/hcprdu/projects/shared_governance.htm

Other Resources

Articles and information from a range of sources primarily commercial

Sigma Theta Tau International:

Articles on shared governance. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://stti.confex.com/stti/preinrc14/techprogram/session_1636.htm

Clinical Governance Bulletin

Electronic journal on clinical governance. Retrieved on January 11, 2004 from: http://www.rsmpress.co.uk/cgb.htm

Healthy Work Environments: Striving for Excellence.

Information on governance and healthcare found in this report prepared by Mc Manis & Monsalve Associates in partnership with American Organization of Nurse Executives, May 2003. Retrieved January 16, 2004 from: http://www.hospitalconnect.com/aone/docs/hwe_excellence_full.pdf

Ipswitch Hospital:

List of Useful References for Shared Governance. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.ipswichhospital.org.uk/nursing/sharedgovernance/documents/Useful%20References%20About%20Shared%20Governance.pdf

American Governance and Leadership Group:

Website dedicated to improving health care governance. It is a business venture of the American Hospital Association and several private individuals. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.americangovernance.com/index.html

AORN Journal Implementing a Shared Governance Model in the Perioperative Setting. (Statistical Data Included)

Root, S (2000). Implementing a Shared Governance Model in the Perioperative Setting. AORN, July 2000. Retrieved January 23, 2004 from: http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m0FSL/1_72/64424314/p1/article.jhtml

Nursing Center Website:

Porter-O’Grady T. (2003). Letter to the Editor: Researching Shared Governance: A futility of Focus. JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration 33 (4) p 251-252. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.nursingcenter.com/library/JournalArticle.asp?Article_ID=409350

Delmar Learning Center:

A slide presentation on nursing management and defines shared governance. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.delmarlearning.com/companions/content/0766825086/ppt/Chapter%2014.ppt

Dr. Tim Porter-O'Grady Publications

Publication list of Dr. Porter-O’Grady. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.tpogassociates.com/publications.htm

SUNY Upstate Medical University:

Shared governance at University Hospital. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.upstate.edu/nursing/council_chart.shtml

Facts About Magnet Hospitals

Information from Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) on Magnet Hospitals. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.jcaho.com/news+room/press+kits/facts+about+magnet+hospitals.htm

NurseWeek: Respect Breeds Contentment Magnet hospitals tend to attract and retain nurses Stein, T. (2000, May). Respect Breeds Contentment Magnet hospitals tend to attract and retain nurses. Nurse Week. Retrieved January 21, 2004 from: http://www.nurseweek.com/features/00-05/magnet.html

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