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Systems Theory Approach to Healthcare Staffing ShortageSystems Theory Approach to Staffing Shortage in HealthcarePhillip ComalanderWalden University NURS6053 Week #2 Assignment1
Systems Theory Approach to Healthcare Staffing ShortageIntroductionSystem theory is the interdisciplinary study of systems (Jacqueline, Jo, Claire & Jane, 2016). Open and closed system theories are used to evaluate an organization’s impact on their environment. Open-system theory refers to the concept that organizations are strongly influencedby their environment (Meyer & O'Brien-Pallas, 2010). Environmental factors consist of other organizations that exert various forces of an economic, political, or social nature. The environment also provides key resources that sustain the organization and lead to change and survival. Open-systems theory has had a profound impact on the way organizations understand their environment. Throughout this paper, the different aspects of the open-system theory will be examined such as input, throughput, output, and the cycle of events. This paper is designed to show how the use of an open-system can help combat the staffing shortage healthcare.2
Systems Theory Approach to Healthcare Staffing ShortageSystems Theory Approach to Staffing Shortage in HealthcareOne of the major issues in nursing is the international shortage in staffing of healthcare professionals. This shortage negatively affects the quality as well as the sustainability of the entire nursing service, as well as that of health care professionals in general. In response to this complex and varied issue, many decision-makers have listed the nursing practice setting and structural performance as strategic foci for intervention. In general, nursing services are arrangedthrough an employment association or related organization. It is imperative to consider scarce and insufficient human resources in an effective manner. The global staffing shortage in nursing is an issue and a challenge in the health services sector (PR, 2012). This is being addressed in numerous ways, including an increase in nursing education and attempts to broaden the purview of nursing skills.Healthcare organizations can implement a system-based practice to help initiate changes and promote the quality of care provided. A holistic plan of approach to healthcare can be applied for the developing and advancement of patient’s welfare and well-being (Skyttner, 2001).Large organizations tend to practice Open-System Theory, which is a basis of the Nursing Service Delivery System (Meyer & O'Brien-Pallas, 2010). An organization can be comprised of a dynamic input and output system. An organization is reliant on its supporting setting for continued inputs to ensure its sustainability. The organization processes these inputs by use of recurrent and patterned actions and exchanges of individuals to generate outputs. Open-System Theory distinguishes the ordered nature of organizations, in the sense that every level of the entity is made up of a subsystem of correlated parts. In large-scale establishments, the conversionof energy takes place in construction subsystems that split the labor to complete and achieve goals. The purpose of the production subsystem is to convert energy that considers job 3