Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences Into Practice

Sharing the Experience

Editors: Sturmberg, Joachim P. (Ed.)

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This idea-packed resource takes systems and complexity sciences out of blue-sky territory and into the concrete world of contemporary healthcare practice. Beginning with a new reframing of health and illness, its chapters redesign traditional disease-centered models of care into modern, health-centered—and patient-centered—health service systems. The approaches shown here combine innovation and common sense to recognize and attend to patients’ needs across areas including health education and training, information accessibility, health service organization and delivery, and disease in individual context. The variety of solutions applied to this wide spectrum of issues shows the suitability of systems, complexity, and adaptive thinking to the ongoing objectives of making health services more responsive, effective, and equitable.

Highlights of the coverage:

 

  •  Healthy smoker: an oxymoron? Maybe, but it is more complicated than that
  • Transforming monitoring and improving care with variability-derived clinical decision support
  • Linking Gulf War illness to genome instability, somatic evolution, and complex adaptive systems
  • Complexity of knowledge in primary care: understanding the discipline’s requisite knowledge: a bibliometric study
  • New ways of knowing and researching: integrating complexity into a translational health sciences program
  • Understanding the emergency department ecosystem using agent-based modelling

Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences into Practice is an inspiring idea book that sill interest health policymakers, health financiers, organizational leaders, healthcare administrators, clinicians, researchers, students, and interested lay readers.                                                                                                              

 

About the authors

Joachim P. Sturmberg, MBBS, DORACOG, MFM, PhD, FRACGP, is conjoint associate professor of General Practice in the School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, at The University of Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia. He is a graduate of Lübeck Medical School in Germany, where he also completed his PhD. Since 1989, Sturmberg has worked in an urban group practice in the Central Coast of New South Wales. His research focuses on understanding the complex interconnected features of person-centered healthcare. Together with his collaborators, Sturmberg proposes that a truly functional health system ought to always focus on the needs of the person/patient across all domains affecting health -- local health delivery services, local and regional social and economic infrastructure and services, as well as in all portfolios at the national policy levels. These complex interdependent features of a person-centered healthcare system are described by the health vortex model. Sturmberg's current research focuses on operationalizing the health vortex model, integrating the physiology of health with health care delivery, the socioeconomic domains affecting health, and the impact of policy decisions on health and the healthcare system. 
Together with Howard Federoff, Sturmberg organized the 1st International Conference of System and Complexity for Healthcare. Sturmberg and Carmel Martin are joint co-editors in chief of the Forum on Systems and Complexity in Medicine and Healthcare as part of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Sturmberg co-chairs the Complexities in Health Special Interest Group in WONCA (World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians) with Martin and Jim Price.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Putting Health Back into the Healthcare System

    Sturmberg, Joachim P.

    Pages 1-8

  • Healthy Smoker: An Oxymoron? Maybe, But It Is More Complicated Than That

    Bennett, Jeanette M. (et al.)

    Pages 11-27

  • From Microbes to Models: How Coping with Ear Infections Led to a New Paradigm

    Jones, Alonzo H.

    Pages 29-42

  • Suspending Hierarchy, Liberating Innovation: Personal Reflections on the Triple Chronotherapy Journey

    Hurd, Diane (et al.)

    Pages 43-49

  • Supporting Complex Dynamic Health Journeys Using Conversation to Avert Hospital Readmissions from the Community: An Ecological Perspective Incorporating Interoception

    Martin, Carmel (et al.)

    Pages 51-71

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73636-5
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73635-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Putting Systems and Complexity Sciences Into Practice
Book Subtitle
Sharing the Experience
Editors
  • Joachim P. Sturmberg
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73636-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73636-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73635-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 244
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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