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TitleEmbracing Complexity in Health [electronic resource] : The Transformation of Science, Practice, and Policy / edited by Joachim P. Sturmberg
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XVII, 335 p. 77 illus., 64 illus. in color. online resource


This detailed volume illustrates the transformative nature of systems and complexity sciences for practice, research, education, and health system organization. Researchers highlight the fresh perspectives and novel approaches offered by these interdisciplinary fields in addressing the complexities of global, national, and community health challenges in the 21st century. With the implications that these emerging fields hold for health still relatively underexplored, researchers from a wide variety of disciplines, including physiological, social, environmental, clinical, prevention, educational, organizational, finance, and policy domains, aim in this book to suggest future directions in health care and highlight recent advances in basic and clinical physiology, education, policy-making, and leadership. Among the topics discussed: • Impact of genomic heterogeneity on bio-emergent properties • Harnessing Big Data to improve health services • Decision-making of women in violent relationships • Co-producing healthcare interventions • A socio-ecological solution to physician burnout Embracing Complexity in Health: The Transformation of Science, Practice, and Policy is a highly relevant resource to practitioners in the field, students, instructors, and policy makers, and also should find an engaged audience among health and disease researchers, healthcare planners, health system financiers, health system administrators, health services administrators, health professional educators, and other health professionals. The trans- and interdisciplinary natures of health and health care are fostering a broad discourse amongst all concerned with improving patient care in an equitable and sustainable way.


Introduction -- Max Planck’s Challenge for Health, Health Care and the Healthcare System -- Fail Small, Fail Often: An Outsider’s View of Physiologic Complexity -- Physiology -- A Puzzling Question: How Can Different Phenotypes Possibly Have Indistinguishable Disease Symptoms? -- Complexity Sciences Dramatically Improve Biomarker Research and Use -- Analyzing Complex Medical Image Information: Convolution versus Wavelets in a Neural Net -- The Mechanisms of How Genomic Heterogeneity Impacts Bio-Emergent Properties: The Challenges for Precision Medicine -- Health Care -- The Health System Quartet: Four Basic Systems-Cure, Care, Heal, and Deal-to Foster the Co-Production of Sustained Health -- Humans and Big Data-New Hope? Harnessing the Power of Person-Centered Data Analytics -- Is Decision-making of Women Concerning their Violent Relationships Truly Nonlinear… and Why Is That? -- Co-Producing Health Care Interventions: Transforming Transdisciplinary Research to Develop Health Care Service to Meet the Needs of Patients with Complex Problems -- Education & Leadership -- Coordinated Tension: The “Secret Sauce” to Enable Decision Making in a Global Health Complex Adaptive System -- A Systems Perspective for Measuring Features of Transdisciplinary Knowledge Producing Teams (TDKPTs) -- How and Why Effective Leaders Construct and Evolve Structural Attractors to Overcome Spatial, Temporal and Social Complexity -- Physician Burnout: A U.S. Public Health Crisis in Need of a Socio-Ecological Solution -- Health Systems & Policy -- Organisational Relativity-Changing Our Perspective on Health and Healthcare -- A Systems Model of HIT Induced Complexity -- Salutogenesis Revisited -- Disappointment-Driven System-Improvement in Healthcare -- A Study on the Modeling of Obesity. The Programme

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