Ditching hierarchy in nursing: does shared decision-making work?
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Ditching hierarchy in nursing: does shared decision-making work?

Jennifer Trueland Health journalist

Shared professional decision-making promotes leadership at all levels and empowers healthcare staff to initiate change at work – and it is gaining popularity

Listening to the voices of nurses working closest to patients and supporting them to implement positive change is a way to flatten traditional NHS hierarchies. Done properly, it can improve patient outcomes as well as increase job satisfaction for staff say nursing leaders.

Nursing Management. 29, 3, 13-15. doi: 10.7748/nm.29.3.13.s5

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