As systems evolve over time, their natural tendency is to become increasingly more complex. Studies in the field of complex systems have generated new perspectives on the application of management strategies in health systems. Much of this research appears as a natural extension of the cross-disciplinary field of systems theory. In this article, I discuss the Constructal Law and its impact on nurse workflow.
Author Affiliation: Clinical Professor and Assistant Dean, School of Nursing, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
The author declares no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Clancy, School of Nursing, The University of Minnesota, 5-140 Weaver-Densord Hall, 308 Harvard St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (firstname.lastname@example.org).