Interprofessional shared governance and relationship-based care: implementation and lessons learned
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Interprofessional shared governance and relationship-based care: implementation and lessons learned

Kathleen Leask Capitulo Chief nurse executive, James J Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bronx NY, and professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York NY, US
Lynda Olender Distinguished lecturer, Hunter College, New York NY, US

Shared decision-making has become a hot topic in healthcare. This article describes a step-by-step, ‘how-to’ approach to implementation of an interprofessional shared governance and relationship-based care model at a 300-bed tertiary academic medical centre in a large metropolitan area in the US and outlines the lessons learned. The project, undertaken in ‘waves’, encompassed inpatient and ambulatory services and has been sustained for over eight years.

Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2019.e1854

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This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

kathleen.capitulo@gmail.com

Conflict of interest

None declared

Capitulo K, Olender L (2019) Interprofessional shared governance and relationship-based care: implementation and lessons learned. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2019.e1854

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the councils, leaders, managers, staff, newsletter copy editor and staff at the Education Department of the James J. Peters Veterans Administration Medical Center for their dedication to developing interprofessional shared governance, as well as Creative Health Care Management consultant Mourine Evans and Health Care Environment principal John Nelson.

Published online: 20 August 2019

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