Pros And Cons Of Ahn's Care Delivery Model

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AHN’s care delivery model is described in relation to how nurses currently deliver care to patients. Huber (2014) defines a care model being separate from the practice model because it focuses on the method and management of how care is provided to accomplish quality outcomes. This is the actions that take place, rather than the several components involved. Again, this model is displayed on a six-point star shaped figure with the patient, family, and community listed in the center. Several components from the professional practice model are incorporated with in this model, as well. However, the other significant actions stated within the care model include, empathy, compassion, communication, partnership, transparency, and a safe and healing …show more content…
A positive aspect of shared governance is that raw clinical issues are brought to the forefront by staff nurses that endure them and addressed. Another positive factor associated with shared governance is that it helps to support the teamwork and supportive environment that both the organization and most of our unit’s value greatly. A con associated with shared governance is the needed education and buy-in that accompanies the responsibility that is given to staff nurses. Unfortunately, a major barrier we have faced is getting participation from staff nurses to commit to committees related to lack of education of what shared governance is and what it is not. Another con that AHN is recently facing associated with shared governance is exhaustion and attendance. Recently, there has been an increase in overall patient acuity, and our day to day hospital census. The down fall to this means nurses are working overtime, and the attendance at committee’s plummets, and those that are in attendance are completely exhausted. Therefore, the productivity of the meetings can sometimes fall …show more content…
Although, the driving forces of the organization and the nursing units are similar, communication is an upcoming issue throughout the organization. The emphasis on communication on an organizational level needs to be emphasized more. This needs to be changed because it is a very important aspect to providing high quality care, collaborating, and placing the patient at the center of the care. Along with this change, more education and participation need to be addressed with shared governance. Often, an individual nurse is involved with more than one committee, and other nurses come, do their job, and leave. Although, this is ok, and it is the nurse’s priority to do so, a significant barrier is the lack of education surrounding shared governance. More education needs to be provided, leaders need to advocate for shared governance throughout their units, and a policy should be initiated to help with the participation in committees. A policy that incorporates certain level of raises being contingent upon the participation in a committee, or simply a policy that states participation in one committee is part of the nurse’s job description. Regardless, all organizations have their positive and negative aspects, but I am proud to be a part

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