I've just been reading through the Welsh Government Report of the Independent Review in Neonatal Services at Prince Charles Hospital in Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. Much of it was sadly familiar, as I wrote an internal review of women and child health services in that region about 15 years ago. A few things... Continue Reading →
Tinkering with Thinkering …
Stop! Just stop it! Now, right now! You know who you all are. I've just about had e-bloody-nough of you lot and your Tinkering with Thinkering. Design Thinking, Leadership Thinking, Coproduction Thinking, Nudge Thinking, Anthropocene Thinking, Humanistic Thinking, Innovation Thinking, Lean Thinking, Complexity Thinking, Ergonomic Thinking, Behavioural Thinking, Creative Thinking, Positive Thinking, Safety Thinking, bloody... Continue Reading →
#TSisTM and the Heisenberg Hug
Still in reflective mood, a pattern seems to be emerging within my writing therapy. You'll have to take my word for it, as I've only shared a very small proportion of my recent ramblings. I typically employ a free writing technique to stimulate the prescience necessary to rant meaningfully about something crap - like the... Continue Reading →
From Deductive to Inductive to Abductive …?
Three ways of thinking that it's definitely worth getting your head around. Not the best descriptions of each I've ever read, but conveniently, all three on one Wikipedia page: Deductive reasoning (deduction) allows deriving b from a only where b is a formal logical consequence of a. In other words, deduction derives the consequences of... Continue Reading →
10 Great Resources for Systems Thinking and Complexity in Health
An absolutely excellent resource for anyone with a penchant for mashing up some systems theory, healthcare and “how to work in a way that is more congruent with the people and communities you are actually a small part of”. That last bit is mine.
I certainly wouldn’t put my own contributions in the same category as those giant shoulders listed in the blog, however, if you’d like to see what some of the ideas look like, when you sneak them into practice in one small corner of the world, take a look here:
Systems Thinking for Capacity in Health
We believe the following ten resources to be great systems thinking and complexity in health resources for health professionals in all fields seeking to apply these ideas to their work.
1. No list of systems thinking resources would be complete without includingSystems thinking for Health Systems Strengthening by the Alliance for Health Systems Research and WHO Geneva. This is the third in a series of flagship reports by the Alliance for Health Systems Research and has had a widespread, and increasing influence. This Report provides a realistic understanding of effective approaches to strengthening systems, especially in low-income countries and global health initiatives. The report also outlines simple steps to take when seeking to apply the often-elusive systems thinking. The ten steps it gives to applying systems thinking to a health system are (1) convene stakeholders, (2) collectively brainstorm, (3) conceptualize effects (4) adapt and redesign, (5) determine…
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Complexity and Public Health
I'm just stretching the WordPress muscles a few times to get used to it, so I thought that it would be best for me to set the tone ... Philosophically Speaking! We are taught that to make a decision we must gather all of the available evidence and then rationally and objectively calculate the correct... Continue Reading →