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Inside best practice: Shared governance improvement

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, July 23, 2010

The team developed a tool and distributed it to the unit-based council members and chairmen. This 11-question anonymous survey included an area where those were asked to list specific decisions made from the previous year.

The survey also looked at how long the council had been in existence, whether or not they had an elected chair, and how involved the director of the unit was for the council. Did he or she act as a mentor?

“When we asked them to give a number of decisions they had made in their unit council, the results were really interesting,” says Nancy Arata, RN, BSN, MBA, from the Athens Regional Medical Center Office of Professional Excellence. “Some units couldn’t come up with a number, or list out the decisions that had been made. But others could be very specific about these things.”

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