As noted in the Learning Resources, systems theory provides a meaningful and beneficial means of examining challenges in health care organizations. To do this effectively, however, it is essential to assess all system components, as some may be relatively healthy while others are problematic.
Describe a department or unit within a health care organization using systems theory terminology. Include a description of inputs, throughput, output, cycles of events, and negative feedback.
a) Describe the problem you identified within the department or unit using an open- systems approach b) state where the problem exists using the systems theory model (input, throughput, output, cycles of events, or negative feedback).
c)Based on this information, explain how you would address the problem as follows:
Formulate a desired outcome.
d)Identify goals and objectives that would facilitate that outcome.
Translate those goals and objectives into policies and procedures for the department or unit.
e)Describe relevant professional standards.
f) Explain how your proposed resolution to the problem would uphold the organization’s mission and values and improve the culture and climate.