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Systems Thinking in Dissemination and Implementation Research

Bev J. Holmes, Diane T. Finegood, Barbara L. Riley, and Allan Best

in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751877
eISBN:
9780199933242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751877.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The common response to the public health issues that plague society is to eliminate, or at least reduce, their complexity. This chapter suggests that a more productive response is to acknowledge ... More


Health systems and institutions

Lucy Gilson

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter adopts an institutional lens in considering both the nature of health systems and ways of strengthening them. First, it reviews five widely known health system conceptual frameworks, ... More


What is a ‘health system’?

Richard D. Smith and Kara Hanson

in Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: An economic and policy perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199566761
eISBN:
9780191731181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566761.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This volume considers the health sector to be made up of the set of actors and activities that are primarily aimed at improving/preserving health status, at an individual or a population level. In ... More


Unbounded Systems Thinking: The Fifth Way of Knowing

MITROFF IAN I. and LINSTONE HAROLD A.

in The Unbounded Mind: Breaking the Chains of Traditional Business Thinking

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102888
eISBN:
9780199854943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102888.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter introduces Unbounded Systems Thinking (UST) and contends that it is the basis for the “new thinking” called for in the Information Age. The discussions in this chapter begin by briefly ... More


AIDS: The Disease That Fits

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0078
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

AIDS unites the germ theory of disease with systems thinking. AIDS could only arise in the late twentieth century. The encounter with HIV/AIDS has brought tremendous inspiration to virologists' ... More


Bhopal: Catastrophe Making *

MITROFF IAN I. and LINSTONE HAROLD A.

in The Unbounded Mind: Breaking the Chains of Traditional Business Thinking

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102888
eISBN:
9780199854943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102888.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In this chapter, the authors illustrate a vivid example of the failures of outmoded thinking and the importance of a multi-perspective analysis to avoid future disasters through the experience of the ... More


Systems thinking in practice: mapping complexity

Andy Lane and Martin Reynolds

in Mapping Environmental Sustainability: Reflecting on Systemic Practices for Participatory Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447331575
eISBN:
9781447331599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331575.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

This chapter provides an overview of systems thinking in practice, the key concepts involved in it, and in particular the role of mapping in addressing complex situations. While the chapter touches ... More


Achieving change without power

R.J. DUNLOP and J.M. HOCKLEY

in Hospital-based Palliative Care Teams: The Hospital/Hospice Interface

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192629807
eISBN:
9780191730061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629807.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter addresses the issue of achieving change without power and direct authority. It draws parallels between palliative care teams and modern organizations that have to earn the loyalty of ... More


Efficiencies in public service delivery

John Seddon and Brendan O’Donovan

in From recession to renewal: The impact of the financial crisis on public services and local government

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427007
eISBN:
9781447302377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427007.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that current centrally dictated ‘command and control’ methods of public service management are inherently wasteful, and have only made services worse at higher cost. Instead, it ... More


Systems Thinking and Dissemination and Implementation Research

Barbara L. Riley, Cameron D. Willis, Bev Holmes, Diane T. Finegood, Allan Best, and Jessie-Lee D. McIsaac

in Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190683214
eISBN:
9780190683245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683214.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Increasingly, the literature highlights the benefits of systems thinking in approaching dissemination and implementation efforts and associated research in health. This chapter draws attention to ... More


Enduring Colonialism: Classical Presences and Modern Absences in Indian Philosophy

A. Raghuramaraju

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699364
eISBN:
9780199080533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699364.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This volume explores three significant issues — absence, the consciousness of the contemporary, and new philosophical episteme — relevant to thought-systems in the Indian subcontinent. The author ... More


NIS in innovation and technology policy research

Reijo Miettinen

in Innovation, Human Capabilities, and Democracy: Towards an Enabling Welfare State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199692613
eISBN:
9780191750762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692613.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Political Economy

Chapter 3 analyzes the emergence and development of the concept of a national innovation system in innovation studies and in technology policy making. The concept was introduced in the late 1980s by ... More


Forming

Terri Bird

in Practising with Deleuze: Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474429344
eISBN:
9781474438568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429344.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The aim of art for Deleuze and Guattari is to render perceptible forces that lie beyond perception and to capture, in what is given, the forces that are not given. They task artists with producing ... More


Biolinguistics Evolving

Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky

in Why Only Us: Language and Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034241
eISBN:
9780262333351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034241.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter considers the biolinguistic perspective on human language. From the biolinguistic perspective, we can think of language as an “organ of the body,” comparable with the visual or digestive ... More


The Phillips family: An adoption assessment

Mary Cody

in Developing reflective practice: Making sense of social work in a world of change

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342386
eISBN:
9781447302032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents a case study concerning the author's social work experience with the Phillips family. It explains that Alan and Melissa Phillips have made an application to adopt to the ... More


George Berkeley and the Liber Mundi Tradition

Costica Bradatan

in The Other Bishop Berkeley: An Exercise in Reenchantment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226931
eISBN:
9780823235773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226931.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines George Berkeley's immaterialist philosophy in close connection with the liber mundi tradition. It attempts to determine medieval implications of the ... More


Systems Thinking Changes Everything

Duncan Green

in How Change Happens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785392
eISBN:
9780191833236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785392.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the advantages of systems thinking in navigating the complexities of the future. A ‘system’ here is defined as an interconnected set of elements coherently organized in a way ... More


Planning a Technological Nation: Systems Thinking and the Politics of National Identity in Postwar France

Gabrielle Hecht

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The main focus of this chapter is addressing two questions pointing to the importance of a deeper and more complex consideration of the comparison between systems thinking and how we currently ... More


Social Learning, Learning Organizations, and Adaptive Environmental Management

Bruce Mitchell

in Resource and Environmental Management: Third Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190885816
eISBN:
9780190885847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885816.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

As outlined in chapter 1, complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity present challenges for resource and environmental management. In this chapter, three interrelated responses to deal with surprise, ... More


Learning and teaching

Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff, and Martha C. Monroe

in Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198716686
eISBN:
9780191797477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716686.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Theories about learning and teaching form the basis for designing effective programs and marketing them to their audiences and administrators. This chapter offers an introduction to theories about ... More


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