[This article was corrected on 6 March 2015 after initial online publication to include an abstract, correct the e-mail address of the corresponding author, and correct the spelling of the last name of coauthor Nalani Kunishige.]
Shared Governance: A Way to Improve the Care in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
Article first published online: 11 APR 2014
© 2014 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 40, Issue 2, pages 69–73, March/April 2015
How to Cite
Torres, A., Kunishige, N., Morimoto, D., Hanzawa, T., Ebesu, M., Fernandez, J., Nohara, L., SanAgustin, E. and Borg, S. (2015), Shared Governance: A Way to Improve the Care in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility. Rehabilitation Nursing, 40: 69–73. doi: 10.1002/rnj.143
- Issue published online: 12 MAR 2015
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 OCT 2013
- quality improvement;
- brain injury
Rehabilitation care is specialized and individualized requiring effective and efficient communication to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
To examine how effective implementation of shared governance could improve care delivery, promote patient-centered care, and improve patient outcomes.
The shared governance approach included all members of the rehabilitation team (i.e., physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, registered nurse and nurse aide) and was implemented over 6 months.
The major end products of this shared governance effort were improved staff communication, problem solving, patient outcomes, and staff satisfaction on our stroke and brain injury unit.
When effectively implemented and sustained, shared governance between all rehabilitation team stakeholders can increase the effectiveness of communication along with more positive patient and staff outcomes.