Title

Concept Analysis of Systems Thinking in the Context of Interprofessional Practice and Improved Patient Outcomes

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Nursing Education Perspectives

Publication Date

2022-03-25

Volume

43

Issue

4

First Page

E20

Last Page

E25

Abstract

Aim: The purpose of this study was to explore the definition and application of systems thinking (ST) in interprofessional practice and improved patient outcomes.

Background: Nurse educators need a universal definition of ST to implement in curricula to foster quality and safety while enhancing outcomes for nursing students.

Method: The QSEN RN-BSN Task Force used the hybrid model of concept analysis to identify the process of fostering ST in clinical and didactic learning experiences and how ST changed over time from the perspective of educators.

Results: The definition of ST in the context of interprofessional practice and outcomes was "a dynamic, analytical process that looks at complex patterns, relationships, and connections within elements and structures, resulting in the ability to recognize the whole picture."

Conclusion: The concept of ST in the context of interprofessional practice and improved patient outcomes may be integrated within nursing curricula.

Keywords

enhanced outcomes, interprofessional practice, quality and safety, RN-BSN education, systems thinking

DOI

10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000951

https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000951

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