Systems Theories and Complex Adaptive Systems |

Upon completion of this first of three parts to your Integrative Paper, you will have laid the foundation of systems theories and models that you will apply to a problem or innovation opportunity at a health care organization of your choosing. 
 
Read the Integrative Paper Guidelines to prepare you for this set of three assignments during this course.
 
Choose 2 topics from the list of systems theories and conceptual models below:

– General systems theory
– Chaos theory
– Complexity theory
– Learning organization theory
– Systems model of change
– Viable systems model

 
Write a  900 -1,050 word paper in which you do the following:

 
Describe each of the 2 selected theories/models including an overview and details in the form of key elements and relationships between the elements. Visual depictions are encouraged.
 
Compare and contrast the 2 selected theories/models. Consider the following:
 
 -What phenomenon or phenomena is the theory or model addressing?
– How are the elements of each theory/model similar? How do they differ?
– Where do the theories/models complement one another in explaining organizations as systems?
– Explain what complex adaptive systems (CAS) thinking is and how the 2 theories/models inform or support CAS. A visual depiction of CAS is encouraged.

 
Note: This paper will become the “Breadth” section of your final integrative paper.
 
Support your descriptions and analysis with references to 5 credible sources.
 
Format your paper according to APA guidelines intext citations and a reference page.
 

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