All critical issues of concern in any hospital department need urgent attention since most of them are sensitive and may impact the overall performance of the hospital. As a supervisor, it is essential to involve all the stakeholders; especially the staff whom the specific issues such as hospital policies affect.
A large organizational structure supports shared governance when there are certain factors. The factors may include which is an essential way to incorporating stakeholders and how they relate regarding the processes and organizational operations to achieve desired consequences. Equity ensures consistent and improved services, patients’ care, and stuff like that; it is undoubtedly the basis that portrays shared governance.
Other factors apart from equity include collaboration, consultation, and accountability. A well-structured firm with the above-stated aspects critically supports shared governance. Furthermore, the same elements would impact the external stakeholders and also an organization with a culture comprising a practice of such factors, would promote the governance (Emerson & Nabatchi, 2015).
Nursing councils are critical bodies within a hospital since they oversee the operations ensuring better healthcare among all the patients regardless of age or race. There is need to formulate councils such as the Nursing Executive Council (NEC); which is the head of all other committees and provides guidance to what is to be done in the different nursing bodies, to provide an enhanced framework for operations. Additionally, the formation of a Nursing Coordinating Council (NCC) is also helpful in the sense that there is coordination in research and training to yield excellent patient care (Neubert, et al, 2017).
The NEC has to include professionals such as Director for Surgical Services, Director for Nursing Recruitment, Coordinator for Nursing Research, and so on. With the other nursing body, Nursing Coordinating Council, the members are somehow limited. They include NEC member, nurse managers, and council chairs and co-chairs (Neubert, et al, 2017).
Mechanisms to Ensure Success of the Project
There can be a success in ensuring shared governance through equitable resource allocation. Also, creating improved communication channels among all the key stakeholders in the nursing sector is a way to ensure shared governance. Another support mechanism can be through mentoring upcoming nursing leaders by developing and supporting them (Emerson & Nabatchi, 2015).
In a shared governance model, a supervisor ensures all the employees communicate their workload challenges to the management. He or she also enables the workers informs progress towards performance in their assigned duties. A supervisor identifies and resolves employee concerns in such ways.
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