Describe your current care delivery model or environment, (or a model/environment with which you are familiar); along with specific tenets or characteristics from a systems theory or thinking model that makes sense or best depicts the care delivery model or environment that you’ve described.

  • Readings

Read: Senge, P. M. (1990). The fifth discipline. The arts and practice of the learning organization. New York, NY: Doubleday/Currency, as a slide presentation

or PDF .

ReadRubenfeld, G. D. (2004). Using computerized medical databases to measure and to improve the quality of intensive care. Journal of Critical Care, 19(4), 248-56. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2004.08.004

ReadLee, C. T., Fitzgerald, B., Downey, S., & Moore, M. (2012). Models of care in outpatient cancer centers. Nursing Economics, 30(2), 108-116.

ReadSidani, S., Doran, D. M., & Mitchell, P. H. (2004). A theory-driven approach to evaluating quality of nursing care. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 36(1), 60-5.

Activities & Assignments

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  • Review examples of models of care delivery.
  • Note the elements of a learning organization from Senge’s work. Consider the relevance of complex systems theory to the complexity of 21st century healthcaredelivery and adaptation to constant change.
  • Think about your current care delivery model or environment from a systems perspective.
  • Discussion–Systems Model. From a systems perspective (and considering the care delivery model you described) how would you:
    1. Describe your current care delivery model or environment, (or a model/environment with which you are familiar); along with specific tenets or characteristics from a systems theory or thinking model that makes sense or best depicts the care delivery model or environment that you’ve described.

      (Considering the care delivery model you described in #1)

    2. How would you (select one):
      • Approach problem solving
      • Execute change to achieve outcomes
      • Support learning/development; or,
      • Respond to new operational challenges

Post this 2- to 3-page paper