Venn Diagrams: Roles And Differences In Patient Care

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Venn diagrams were developed by the logician John Venn to represent in a very simple way how certain things or ideas connect. By using Venn diagram, we can explain easier what we want to say or our ideas. They are useful tools for analysis or support the decision-making process. Originally, Venn diagrams were used to emphasize the differences and similarities between scientific or logical concepts, but it has also expanded to other fields. Today, they are used in many areas of life where we need to categorize or group items, as well as compare different items(Philips). They help to visualize and understand concepts that may seem complicated. They can be used to explain statistical data, as well as many other details and the way a system functions. …show more content…

An example of this is in the article Functional Results-Oriented Healthcare Leadership: A Novel Leadership Model argues that the traditional functional leadership model should accommodate contemporary needs in healthcare leadership based on two findings (Salem). First, that it is important that the ideal healthcare leadership emphasizes the outcomes of the patient care more than processes and structures used to deliver such care; and secondly, that the leadership must strive to attain effectiveness of their care providers and not merely targeting the attractive option of efficient operations (Salem). Based on these premises, the paper reviews the traditional Functional Leadership Model and the three elements that define the type of leadership an organization has namely, the tasks, the individuals, and the team (Salem). The article argues that concentrating on any one of these elements is not ideal and proposes adding a new element to the model to construct a novel Functional Result-Oriented healthcare leadership model (Salem). The recommended Functional-Results Oriented leadership model embosses the results element on top of the other three elements so that every effort on healthcare leadership is directed towards attaining excellent patient outcomes (Salem). To illustrate this information, Salem utilizes the Venn diagrams to show the traditional leadership model …show more content…

An example of this is Figure D, which shows patients with coronary artery disease, the professional storage tower of cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, merging together to improve patient education and care (Holmes). Furthermore, in the article Personalized healthcare and business success: can informatics bring us to the promised land? Utilizes a Venn diagram, Figure E, to represent the content of clinical decisions and to show that uncertainties in the components of clinical decisions largely determine which type of clinical work process is in play at a given moment (Ozbolt). The model explains that by reducing uncertainties in clinical decisions, informatics tools can support the appropriate implementation of knowledge and free clinicians to use their creativity where patients require new or unique interventions (Ozbolt). By making excellent care for each patient possible, reducing the "inventory" of little-needed services, and targeting resources to population needs, informatics can offer a route to the "promised land" of adequate resources and high-quality care (Ozbolt). In addition, Venn diagrams are used in nursing to illustrate conceptualizations, first for a formula conceptualizing professional nursing care and second to illustrate the functions of professional nursing (Thigpen

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