Supplemental materials for Rethinking Your Unit Council Structure
Repository Posting Date2019-03-28T21:18:26Z
Author DetailsBeth Browder, MHSA, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, is the Executive Director for Professional Nursing Practice, Quality and Education and the Magnet Program Director for John Muir Health. Gilbert Fuentes, MSN, RN, CMSRN, ONC, is the Adult Acute Care Nursing Manager for Medical Telemetry at John Muir Health. Roxanne Holm, MSN, RN, RN-BC, is a Nursing Professional Development Specialist in acute care at John Muir Health. Deborah Macy, BSN, RN, RN-BC, is a Unit Supervisor on a medical-surgical unit that specializes in endocrine, renal, and stroke patient populations at John Muir Health. Jacqui Middlemiss, BSN, RN, ONC, CMSRN, is a Clinical Nurse and Relief Charge Nurse on a medical-surgical unit that specializes in endocrine, renal, and stroke patient populations at John Muir Health.
Lead Author Sigma AffliationLambda Gamma
Lead Author AffliationJohn Muir Health
Original PublisherSigma Theta Tau International
Level of EvidenceExpert Opinion (nationally recognized)
Keywordsunit councils; FLIGHT Model; professional governance; shared governance; healthcare leadership; nursing management; theories of change; gap analysis
These supplemental materials from Rethinking Your Unit Council Structure include Chapter 2, "The Evolution of Governance Models," among other items. More about the book:
Rapid change is constant in the healthcare industry, leaving hospitals—and the units within—to react and adapt. Unfortunately, the typical shared (professional) governance structure fails to address the challenges of modern healthcare systems, both in efficiency and ability to maintain long-term change. As a result, change in healthcare is often met with roadblocks and resistance.
Rethinking Your Unit Council Structure applies the innovative FLIGHT Model of risk and change to:
- Determine your unit’s immediate needs
- Empower team members to identify problems and initiate solutions
- Transcend elements of traditional unit council structures that hinder progress
- Improve staff engagement and satisfaction
This book provides a solutions-based approach to determining and addressing the unique needs of your unit, hospital, or system so that your change initiatives can succeed.
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Date of Publication2019
Citation of Original PublicationBrowder, B., Fuentes, G., Holm, R., Macy, D., & Middlemiss, J. Rethinking your unit council structure. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10755/17085
ISBN: PDF: 9781945157967
ISBN: Mobi: 9781945157974
ISBN: ePub: 9781945157950
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