Professional organisation of nurses and its influence on decision-making processes in the healthcare system

Helena Svobodová, Sylva Bártlová
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Emergency Care, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Korespondenční autor: Helena Svobodová (

ISSN 1804-7181 (On-line)

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Submitted:28. 6. 2022
Accepted: 19. 9. 2022
Published online: 31. 12. 2022


nurses’ decision-making and the influence of professional organisations on health policy. We searched for articles published between 2012 and 2022 in PubMed, EBSCO, ProQuest, ScienceDirect, JSTOR and Google Scholar, using the following keywords: professional organisation of nurses, decision-making processes in the healthcare system, and nurses’ decision-making. We used Boolean operators to determine the relationship between the previously mentioned keywords. We drew on professional literature and the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic website. The website of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic contributed to the overall professional organisations’ overview in the Czech Republic. The database search results were studies dealing only with nurses‘ decisionmaking in any nursing line, from bedside nurses and nurse managers to nurses working in a professional organisation. Another study looked at professional organisations’ functions, strategies, and influence on health policy. The search focused on decision-making processes, types, and phases. The search result is a diagram serving as a general overview of all search phases.

Keywords: Decision-making processes in health care; Nurses’ decisionmaking; Professional organisation of nurse


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