The Nursing Profession Research Paper by ABCs

The Nursing Profession
A review of the nursing profession and the lack of shared governance for nurses in the hospital setting.
# 112083 | 2,884 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2009 in Medical and Health (Nursing)

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The paper examines the issue of lack of shared governance for nurses in the hospital setting through a literature review that fosters illumination of this issue. The paper makes the provision of interventions that are creative and focuses on enabling the organization, in collaborative initiatives, to encourage a professional practice environment for nurses. The paper designs the proposed interventions upon the framework implemented within the Rosswurm and Larrabee model.

Evidence-Based Research
Research - Practice Gap
Identified Barriers To 'Evidence-Based' Practice
Outcomes Of 'Evidence-Based' Practice
Key Steps Of 'EBP'

From the Paper:

"Shared governance means interaction among medical professionals whether doctors, nurses or specialists in an environment characterized by equal engagement of all actors in a creative and collaborative effort that is patient-centric and outcome focused and which is flexible in terms of delivery of care if the desired outcomes are achieved in the most optimally conceived manner for the specific patient if based upon the premises of scientific research findings".

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Herdman, T. Heather (2008) An Intelligent Guide to Evidence-Based Research: And How You Can Succeed. medFOCUS Research. Matousek & Associates Company. Online available at:
  • Kennedy, Susan M (1996) Effects of Shared Governance on Perceptions of Work and Work Environment. Nursing Economics March-April 1996. Online available at:;col1
  • Shared Governance Philosophy (2008) Shared Governance Nursing Action Forum (NAF) Online Team Medicine available at:
  • Wilson, Cathleen Krueger Wilson (1992) Building New Nursing Organizations. Jones & Bartlett Publishers 1992. Online available at:
  • Rosswurm, M.A. and Larrabee, J.H. (1999) A Model for Change to Evidence-Based Practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 1999: 31:4 Sigma Theta Tau International

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