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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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They begin with an overview of organizational development and then review the models, including service improvement, psychodynamic approaches, systems theories working with structure and culture, and using critical appreciative inquiry, narrative, and storytelling.

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