systems theory

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systems theory

a holistic medical concept in which the human patient is viewed as an integrated complex of open systems rather than as semiindependent parts. The health care approach in this theory requires the incorporation of family, community, and cultural factors as influences to be considered in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient.
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represent significant extensions of general systems theory.
It even has little to do with balance sheets, negotiation, and general systems theory.

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