Systems Theory Paper

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to (a) identify and articulate a healthcare organization problem; (b) assess all systems components of the organization problem; (c) identify the problem solution and alignment with the organization mission, vision, and values; (d) describe how the solution supports or creates organization culture and climate change; (e) apply system inputs, throughputs, outputs, cycles of events, and negative feedback related to the problem solution; and (f) identify how the problem solution aligns with professional standards.

Total Points Possible: 200

Requirements:

  1. This paper will be graded on quality of paper information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and organization based on the required components.
  2. Create the review using Microsoft (MS) Word, which is the required format for all Chamberlain documents. You can tell that the document is saved as an MS Word document because it will end in .docx.
  3. The length of the paper is to be no greater than five pages, excluding title page and reference page. Extra pages will not be read by the instructor and will not count toward your grade.
  4. APA format (6th edition) is required in this assignment, including a title page and a reference page. Use APA level 1 headings for the organizational structure of this assignment. Remember that the introduction does not carry a heading that labels it as a level heading in APA format. The first part of your paper is assumed to be the introduction. See the APA manual for details. See the resource under Course Resources, “Guidelines for Writing Professional Papers”.

 

Preparing the paper

  1. Write a clear introduction that includes the problem and the purpose.
  2. Explain the organization mission, vision, values, culture, and climate related to the problem.
  3. Describe the area or department problem using open systems terminology.
  4. Identify the desired outcome, goals, and objectives; apply the solution, including professional standards that may be applicable.
  5. Describe how the solution aligns with the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
  6. Describe how it will improve the culture and climate.
  7. Summarize the main points from the body of the paper.
  1. The paper will be five pages maximum, excluding title and reference pages.

Note: If you go over the maximum paper length, the information will not be graded by the instructor.

  1. Title and reference page(s) must be in APA format (6th edition).
  2. Use 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins on all sides of the paper.

 

 

Category Points % Description
Introduction 26 13% Introduction clearly introduces problem and purpose.
Mission, vision, values, and culture and climate related to problem 26 13% Identification of organization mission, vision, values, and culture and climate related to problem
Problem description in systems terms 26 13% Describes the problem using systems terms of input, throughput, output, cycle of events, and negative feedback.
Outcome goals and objectives, and professional standards 26 13% Solution outcome goals and objectives are measurable and professional standards are identified.
Problem solution and application to organization mission, vision, values, and culture and climate 26 13% Clear alignment of problem solution to organization mission, vision, values, and impact on culture and climate
Summary 26 13% Summary of content presented based on identified problem and purpose.
Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format 16 8% Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format.
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly

 

 

14 7% Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly.
Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed 14 7% Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed.
Total  200 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Exceptional

(100%)

Outstanding or highest level of performance

Exceeds

(88%)

Very good or high level of performance

Meets

(80%)

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

Needs Improvement

(38%)

Poor or failing level of performance

Developing

(0)

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Content

Possible Points = 156 Points

 

 

 

 

     

 

Introduction of the problem, organization description, and purpose of the paper 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Introduces the problem succinctly; purpose of paper stated clearly Introduces the problem and purpose of paper with minor lack of clarity or missing elements Introduces the problem or purpose lacking important element or specificity Introduction has multiple elements inaccurate Introduction is not present
Identification of organization mission, vision, values, culture and climate related to problem 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Identification of key organizational components is articulated clearly with no inaccuracy. Identification of key organizational components is articulated with rare inaccuracy. Identification of key organizational components lacks occasional important elements or specificity Identification of key organizational components has multiple instances of inaccuracies Identification of key organizational components is not present.
Describes the problem using systems terms of input, throughput, output, cycle of events and negative feedback 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Clearly presented problem description using systems terms correctly with no inaccuracy Clearly presented problem description using systems terms with rare inaccuracy Clearly presented problem description using systems terms lacks occasional important element or specificity Clearly presented problem description using systems terms has multiple instances of inaccuracies Clearly presented problem description using systems terms is not present.
Solution outcome goals and objectives are measurable and align with identified professional standards. 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Solution outcome goals and objectives are measurable and align with identified professional standards with no inaccuracy. Solution outcome goals and objectives are measurable and align with identified professional standards with rare inaccuracy. Solution outcome goals and objectives are measurable and align with identified professional standards lacks occasional important element or specificity Solution outcome goals and objectives are measurable and align with identified professional standards has multiple instances of inaccuracies Solution outcome goals and objectives are measurable and align with identified professional standards is not present.
Clear alignment of problem solution to organization mission, vision, values, and impact on culture & climate 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Clear alignment of problem solution to organization mission, vision, values, and impact on culture & climate with no inaccuracy Clear alignment of problem solution to organization mission, vision, values, and impact on culture & climate with rare inaccuracy. Clear alignment of problem solution to organization mission, vision, values, and impact on culture & climate lacks occasional important element or specificity Clear alignment of problem solution to organization mission, vision, values, and impact on culture & climate has multiple instances of inaccuracies Clear alignment of problem solution to organization mission, vision, values, and impact on culture & climate is not present.
Summary of content presented based on identified problem and purpose. 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Concluding statements summarizing content are present and accurate. Concluding statements summarizing content are present with rare inaccuracy or missing elements. Concluding statements summarizing content lack occasional important element or specificity. Concluding statements summarizing content has multiple instances of inaccuracies Concluding statements summarizing content are missing.
Content Subtotal     _____of 156 points
Format

Possible Points = 44  Points

         
Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format. 16 Points 14 Points 13 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format. Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format with 1-2 exceptions. There are 3-4 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s). There are 5 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s). There are 6 or more APA format errors in the text, title page, and reference page(s).
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly. 14 Points 12 Points 11 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly. Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly with 1-2 exceptions. Ideas and information from other sources are cited with 3-4 errors. Ideas and information from other sources are cited with 5 errors Ideas and information from other sources are cited with 6 or more errors.
Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed. 14 Points 12 Points 11 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed. Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed with 1-2 exceptions. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 3-4 exceptions. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 5-6 exceptions. Rules of grammar, spelling, words usage, and punctuation are followed with 7 or more exceptions.
Format Subtotal   _____of 44 points
Total Points     _____of 200 points

 

 
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