A professional practice model must not only support discipline-specific professional practice, but also must foster interprofessional practice at various levels of the organization and across the continuum of care.

Professional Practice Model

Western Health believes professionals have the right as well as the responsibility to participate in decisions that affect them and their clinical practice. The professional practice model for Western Health is based on shared governance, a decentralized approach that:

The Professional Practice Framework for Western Health is designed to enhance professional accountability; support team collaboration; acknowledge professional performance; foster professional development and promote the highest level of professional standards possible.

Description of Model


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