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