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2)The unit nurses are directed not to provide care to more than five patients at any given time except when directed by the unit manager.3)Nurses are instructed not take overtime duties to prevent nurse burnout. 4)As a long-term solution to the nursing shortage, challenge the organization to carry out periodic evaluations to establish the cause of high turnover rates to enhance retaining our nursing staff.
OPEN SYSTEMS THEORY7Relevant professional standardsOne of the professional standards applicable to the above-identified problem of the nursing shortage and desired outcomes are the ones put forward by the National Nurses United (NNU). These standards outline the minimum safe protection principles such as safe staffing ratios, protection of registered nurses and creation of nursing environments that attract and retainnew RNs (National Nurses United, 2017). How my proposed resolution to the problem would uphold the organization’smission and values and promote the culture and climateThe mission statement of our organization is to provide safe quality care services to all the communities we serve. As such, by addressing the challenge of nursing shortage within the Geri-psych unit in our health facility patient safety will be guaranteed. It will also enhance the quality of services provided hence resulting in better patient outcomes and improved patient satisfaction. Therefore, the proposed solution is anchored on our facility’s mission statement of providing safe quality care. Moreover, the proposed resolution will create good working environments for our staff hence promoting the culture and climate of our facility as the best organization to work, and where the staff feels as though the organization is fair and listens to their concerns and opinions. SummaryThe open systems theory plays a critical role in addressing various challenges that face the healthcare system. This is made possible as it outlines how the various components such as inputs, throughput, output, cycles of events and negative feedback within the healthcare system
OPEN SYSTEMS THEORY8interact. Therefore, the open systems theory is a perfect theoretical framework that can be effectively used to address the nursing shortage challenge as outlined in the above analysis. ReferencesHayajneh, Y. (2007). Management for health care professionals-series systems & systems theory. Retrieved from Johnson, J.K., Miller, S. H., & Horowitz, S. D. (2010). Systems-based practice: Improving the safety and quality of patient care by recognizing and improving the systems in which we work. Retrieved from -Johnson_90.pdf
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