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What is a process?
a series of steps or components leading to achievement of a goal
Characteristics of a process
thus a process is a continuous progression from one point to another to achieve a specific goal
A system is made of separate parts or elements. The parts rely on one another, are interrelated, have a common purpose and together form a whole
A system has a specific .
A system uses a to achieve that goal.
The is the product and information obtained from the system.
Components of a System
Types of Systems
a. interacts with the environment
b. exchange of information between the system and the environment
a. no informtion exchange
b. does NOT interact with envirnoment
Purpose of Nursing Process as a system
to provide systematic, individualized and appropriate care to client
How many components make up the nusing process?
5 (Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation)