The development of a shared governance model in the ambulatory setting

Nurs Econ. 1999 May-Jun;17(3):172-4, 180.


Many individuals within the ambulatory division have benefited both personally and professionally as a result of this shared governance model and its concepts. Staff who rarely volunteered for projects became involved, and others developed their leadership skills. Although the ambulatory division's shared governance model did not reach maturity, many tasks were accomplished through collaborative efforts. As a result, there were many positive staff outcomes such as a greater understanding of their workplace, and a greater appreciation of their peers.

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care / organization & administration*
  • Decision Making, Organizational*
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Models, Nursing*
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Nursing, Supervisory / organization & administration*
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation