Professional nursing governance in a large Australian health service

Bennett, Paul, Ockerby, Cherene, Begbie, Jo, Chalmers, Cheyne, Hess, Robert G. and O'Connell, Bev 2012, Professional nursing governance in a large Australian health service, Contemporary nurse, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 99-106.

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Title Professional nursing governance in a large Australian health service
Author(s) Bennett, Paul
Ockerby, Cherene
Begbie, Jo
Chalmers, Cheyne
Hess, Robert G.
O'Connell, Bev
Journal name Contemporary nurse
Volume number 43
Issue number 1
Start page 99
End page 106
Total pages 8
Publisher eContent Management
Place of publication Maleny, Qld.
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1037-6178
1839-3535
Keyword(s) nursing
health service delivery
decision-making
governance
Summary Background: Professional nursing governance refers to the processes and structures that influence nursing practice within an organisation. This study measured the effect of structured meeting communication processes on nurses' perceptions of professional governance.

Method: The intervention was implemented in eight hospital wards. After three months, nurses on the intervention wards and eight matched-control wards completed the Index of Professional Nursing Governance (n = 225). Data were compared with a sample of Magnet® (n = 3) and non-Magnet (n = 46) hospitals.

Results: There was substantial variation in nurses' perceptions of governance across the 16 wards, irrespective of the intervention. Compared to non-Magnet hospitals, the overall score and three of the six subscales scores were higher in this study. Magnet hospitals scores, however, were typically higher suggesting greater progress towards shared governance.

Conclusions: Professional nursing governance can be highly variable across individual wards and tailored interventions should be considered.
Language eng
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, eContent Management
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Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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