Systems Theory, The Medical Home Model, And The Nurse Leader

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Systems Theory, the Medical Home Model, and the Nurse Leader Jamie L. Krueger The University of South Dakota Health care systems strive to be the best at what they do, when they do it. Unfortunately, some systems tend to have more emphasis on some disciplines and none on others. When this happens, the patients can potentially undergo unsatisfactory care. By implementing systems theory and the patient-centered home model into health care organizations, patients will have less chance of having dissatisfaction. They will also see an interdisciplinary approach where many disciplines are able to answer various questions brought up by patients. The nurse plays a very important leadership role in the patient-centered home model (PCMH). Not only do they have the duties of leading other employees, they also have an active role in caring for their patients. The Patient-Centered Medical Home Model The patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) is described as “a model or philosophy of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety” (“Defining the Medical Home,” 2015). The entire interdisciplinary team, along with the patient and their family, must work together to make sure that all the needs and wants of the patient are met. Collaborating with everyone involved in the treatment helps to minimize any unfortunate outcomes that could arise if any of the disciplines are

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