NR 501 Week 5 Reflection On Learning
This week has contributed immensely to my personal and professional growth. I developed an understanding of the impact of systems theory and complexity science on the role of nurse practitioners. Systems theory and complexity science enables nurse practitioners to understand the interrelationship that exist between and among variables that influence care. The understanding enables them to develop effective care plans that address the variables that affect the health and wellbeing of their patients negatively. Nurse practitioners currently work in environments characterized by highly complex, emerging healthcare problems affecting their populations. Effective management of these conditions require nurse practitioners to adopt care interventions that are dynamic in responding to the ever-changing patient needs (Braithwaite et al., 2018; Pype et al., 2018). In this case, systems theory and complexity science helps nurses to see the whole picture of the different care needs of patients, interaction of variables, and responsive interventions to promote optimum health outcomes for them.
The week’s activities also exposed me to the different nurse practitioner practice models in healthcare. A reflection of my practice site shows it to adopt the collaborative practice model. The collaborative practice model utilizes healthcare teams, with the nurse practitioners being part of the collaboration team. The nurse practitioner works with other healthcare providers such as physicians and nurses to develop care plans. I am satisfied with the model since it promotes accountability, teamwork, and responsibility among the staff involved in the patient care process (Wei et al., 2020). I believe that the drivers for practice models for advanced practice nursing in my state include the evolving role of nurse practitioners, increasing recognition of nurse practitioner influence on care outcomes, and emerging patient needs that demand responsive care models. The changes in healthcare landscape due to factors such as healthcare policies and technological advancements also increase the need for transformative healthcare models in nursing.
NR 501 Week 5 Reflection On Learning References
- Braithwaite, J., Churruca, K., Long, J. C., Ellis, L. A., & Herkes, J. (2018). When complexity science meets implementation science: A theoretical and empirical analysis of systems change. BMC Medicine, 16(1), 63. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-018-1057-z
- Pype, P., Mertens, F., Helewaut, F., & Krystallidou, D. (2018). Healthcare teams as complex adaptive systems: Understanding team behaviour through team members’ perception of interpersonal interaction. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 570. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3392-3
- Wei, H., Corbett, R. W., Ray, J., & Wei, T. L. (2020). A culture of caring: The essence of healthcare interprofessional collaboration. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 34(3), 324–331. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2019.1641476