Shared Governance is based on the belief that healthcare professionals working closely with patients are in the best position to make decisions related to clinical practice. It supports a framework where staff and managers work collaboratively to deliver multidimensional care. Within this framework, professional staff lead the decision-making process, and all clinical staff are empowered to participate.
"I believe shared governance is about having the opportunity to make choices - As the RN, you make choices as to what constitutes good practice; you help decide and implement the best practice for the best outcome."
Sharon Gambler RN III Chairperson TRHMC Education Council