System thinking refers to the concept of viewing an organization holistically and examining and connecting the components that form the organization. By looking at your organization systematically, you can create effective processes and avoid practices with unintended and potentially harmful outcomes. A great leader makes a sustainable standard process for ongoing tasks and organizes the work of others systematically and consistently, including defining people’s roles to avoid overlapping responsibilities or ambiguous functions. (Illinois University Library, 2019)
Nursing leaders should use a ‘brainstorming’ tool to capture thoughts in a structured way that flows in their work area. This tool gives the leaders a clear view of the system in question. In addition, having a structured tool helps create competency in nursing work, which is one of the guidelines of the International Practitioner’s Conference (IPEC).
To deliver the best possible care to their patients, nurses should concentrate on their Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC) abilities. IPEC capabilities include collaboration, cooperation, ethics, roles, responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams and teamwork. Patient-centered care puts the patient at the center of the care team’s efforts rather than the other way around. Delivering tailored therapy is achieved by focusing on each patient’s specific requirements and preferences. Effective communication among team members is essential for providing the highest quality of care for the patient.
Having a Charge Nurse in a hospital is a great way to boost efficiency and quality in a particular ward or unit. A charge nurse takes charge in the workplace and leads by example regarding responsibility, hard effort, and dedication. Discipline, open lines of communication, and the ability to inspire trust in one’s subordinates are all necessary traits for any effective leader. Better patient care is just one of the many outcomes of healthcare organizations working together effectively to reduce mistakes, ineptitude, and malpractice.
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Illinois University Library. (2019, December 24). Leadership Competencies: Organizational Level: Systems Thinking. Retrieved November 21, 2022, from guides.library.illinois.edu.leadership/organization/system_thinking
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