Transitioning From Closed to Open Systems
Nursing issue- Staffing and Floating between hospitals with a multi-system hospital organization.
•Review the information presented in this week’s Learning Resources on systems theory and the difference between open and closed systems.
•Reflect on the practices and processes with which you are familiar in your organization. Identify one problematic issue or process that could be improved.
•Consider the problem from a closed-system perspective. Then think about how the issue or process you selected could be addressed by viewing it from an open-system
perspective. How would the transition from a closed- to an open-system view help you and others to address the problem and improve outcomes?
Post on or before Day 3 a description of the problem that you identified in your selected organization. Explain the problem from a closed-system perspective. Then,
describe how the problem could be addressed by viewing it from an open-system perspective, and explain how this modification would help you and others improve health
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