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Complex Systems in Medicine

A Hedgehog’s Tale of Complexity in Clinical Practice, Research, Education, and Management

Authors: Aron, David

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  • Comprehensiveness – address four different roles of a physician in academic medicine - clinical practitioner, teacher, researcher, and administrator
  • Accessibility – can be understood by physicians and non-physicians.  I tested this in people of varied backgrounds
  • Conversational style – makes use of anecdotes to maintain interest as well as illustrate points
  • Concrete examples of application of knowledge of complex systems
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This unique title explores complex systems in clinical medicine and the subsequent implementation of that knowledge into practice.  Written conversationally and as a reflection on the journey of learning about complex systems, the book explores how knowledge of these systems can be applied to four key roles in academic medicine: clinical practice, education, research, and administration.  Further, this title emphasizes how gaining an understanding of complex systems can greatly help a physician deal with the many challenges found in academic medicine. Unlike other books on complexity in medicine, which tend to focus on only one aspect of the management of patients, Complex Systems in Medicine deals with the multifaceted roles of a physician. The approach in this book is uniquely qualitative rather than mathematical, and is written to make it not only of interest to physicians, trainees, and allied health providers, but also to make it more accessible to a non-medical audience. The inclusion of personal anecdotes by the author provides concrete examples of the application of knowledge of complex systems in academic medicine. A first-of-its-kind contribution to the literature, Complex Systems in Medicine: A Hedgehog’s Tale of Complexity in Clinical Practice, Research, Education, and Management is not only a novel reference for medical professionals, it is an accessible tool for the non-medical audience hoping to learn more about complex systems and their direct relevance to medicine, a field that deals with the infinite variety of humans and their ills. It illustrates the consequences of the interactive elements of patient care that make medicine both a science and an art.


About the authors

David C. Aron, MD, MS

IIRECC Room 5M677 EUL

Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System

10701 East Blvd

Cleveland, OH 44106 USA

216-791-2300 x45702

Mobile 216-701-9385

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics,

School of Medicine and

Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior,

Weatherhead School of Management

Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH  USA

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24593-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24592-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex Systems in Medicine
Book Subtitle
A Hedgehog’s Tale of Complexity in Clinical Practice, Research, Education, and Management
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24593-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24593-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-24592-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 255
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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