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Patient Blogging Could Offer Host of Benefits

According to a 2011 report by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, of the 74% of American adults using the Internet, 34% have read someone else's commentary or experience about health or medical issues on an online news group, website or blog. Meanwhile, about 13% of patients blog about their diagnosis or experience.

 


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This will add another dimension to the complex system that constitutes our health care...  

 

What... patients as genuine partners?...come on, now ... you don't mean... what, properly...??... no, really ?? ...  Wow.. so YES then ????  Well...Hoorah!!! 

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A space for the connectivity of ideas, people and action relating to complexity and medical/health education, both in theory and more importantly, in practice.
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The Complexity Leadership Theory (CLT)

The Complexity Leadership Theory (CLT) | Complexity in Medical & Clinical Education | Scoop.it
The Complexity Leadership Theory (CLT) starts with the notion of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS), which are a basic unit of analysis in complexity science. CAS are neural-like networks of interactin...
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'Complex Leadership Theory' is something that I have been teaching for over 10 years at postgraduate level for medical, health and social care students at the University of Brighton, UK.

 

I am so pleased there is a growing literature base about complex leadership, because, intuitively, I have always known it to be the best context in which to teach this slippery subject. This has been evidenced by feedback from my students, much of which has indicated career-changing transformative experiences. 

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The Embarrassment of Complexity

The Embarrassment of Complexity | Complexity in Medical & Clinical Education | Scoop.it
Roger Martin recently diagnosed a kind of complexity that is manufactured by us and largely unaddressed: inter-domain complexity.
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What a great phrase - perfect in so many ways. This 'inter-domain' complexity is an interesting concept and adds to the fragmentation/ wholism dynamic in systems thinking. Suffice it to say that I have often been made to feel that I 'should' be embarrassed, by espousing a 'complexity' worldview,  but in truth I have never been embarrassed by preferring this lens to life - it helps me more than any other I've come across - except perhaps Buddhism.

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Quid Pro Quo: A Mechanism for Fair Collaboration in Networked Systems

Quid Pro Quo: A Mechanism for Fair Collaboration in Networked Systems | Complexity in Medical & Clinical Education | Scoop.it

Collaboration may be understood as the execution of coordinated tasks (in the most general sense) by groups of users, who cooperate for achieving a common goal. Collaboration is a fundamental assumption and requirement for the correct operation of many communication systems. The main challenge when creating collaborative systems in a decentralized manner is dealing with the fact that users may behave in selfish ways, trying to obtain the benefits of the tasks but without participating in their execution. In this context, Game Theory has been instrumental to model collaborative systems and the task allocation problem, and to design mechanisms for optimal allocation of tasks. In this paper, we revise the classical assumptions of these models and propose a new approach to this problem. First, we establish a system model based on heterogenous nodes (users, players), and propose a basic distributed mechanism so that, when a new task appears, it is assigned to the most suitable node. The classical technique for compensating a node that executes a task is the use of payments (which in most networks are hard or impossible to implement). Instead, we propose a distributed mechanism for the optimal allocation of tasks without payments. We prove this mechanism to be robust evenevent in the presence of independent selfish or rationally limited players. Additionally, our model is based on very weak assumptions, which makes the proposed mechanisms susceptible to be implemented in networked systems (e.g., the Internet).

 


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Well...yes, this sounds really interesting and innovative... and something which might benefit the NHS...but what next...?

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Metaphysics and medical education: taking ... [J Eval Clin Pract. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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Complexity = metaphysics perhaps?

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Networks in Cognitive Science

Networks of interconnected nodes have long played a key role in cognitive science, from artificial neural networks to spreading activation models of semantic memory. Recently, however, a new Network Science has been developed, providing insights into the emergence of global, system-scale properties in contexts as diverse as the Internet, metabolic reactions or collaborations among scientists. Today, the inclusion of network theory into cognitive sciences, and the expansion of complex systems science, promises to significantly change the way in which the organization and dynamics of cognitive and behavioral processes are understood. In this paper, we review recent contributions of network theory at different levels and domains within the cognitive sciences.

 

Networks in Cognitive Science

Andrea Baronchelli, Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho, Romualdo Pastor-Satorras, Nick Chater, Morten H. Christiansen

http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.6736


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A reminder that complex systems theory is all about scalability (fractals for instance) and that the ways of working of the brain in cognitive science can offer clincial teachers lessons about how we teach in other contexts  - both the classroom & workplace. Just 'think' about it...!

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ComplexInsight's curator insight, May 5, 2013 10:53 PM

 Network and complex systems theory are becoming key cornerstones to many fields, and this paper helps explain the mapping to cognitive sciences. Worth a read.

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Big Data Needs a Big Theory to Go with It: Scientific American

Big Data Needs a Big Theory to Go with It: Scientific American | Complexity in Medical & Clinical Education | Scoop.it
Just as the industrial age produced the laws of thermodynamics, we need universal laws of complexity to solve our seemingly intractable problems
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Big data are the by-productof our myriad interconnections - and complexity & network theories do help us with frameworks with which to deal with the data generated, but what might superficially be perceived as 'chaos'. Big data and complex systems demand new ways of researching things.

 

What we need are some agreed 'terms of engagement' with research, and to assert independence from, albeit with acknowledged synergy with, the more traditional paradigms of research, traditional 'ways of doing' AND assessment. We need new and complementary ways to conduct research and assessment in this new, data-sated, complex educational ecosystem.

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Thinking Cinematically in Prezi

Thinking Cinematically in Prezi | Complexity in Medical & Clinical Education | Scoop.it

Editor’s note: Steve Wishman is a presentation designer at Prezi. Known for creating rich cinematic presentations for TED presenters and Silicon Valley leaders, engineers, startups, and more, Steve comes to Prezi with a lofty but simple goal: to create breathtaking visual stories that help change the world.  


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Ahhh... Prezi!!

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LucaVanin's comment, May 27, 2013 3:29 AM
:-) i think Prezi creates two team: who loves it, and who hates it! :-)
Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, June 4, 2013 8:19 AM

Prezi realizza presentazioni di grande effetto con il minimo sforzo, ma spesso l'autore non riesce a sfruttare il supporto nel migliore dei modi. Questo post fornisce indicazioni utili e semplici almeno per cominciare nel migliore dei modi.

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Thanks for following my topic. Ir eally like what Isee on your site as well!
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10 rules on How to create great presentations

10 rules on How to create great presentations | Complexity in Medical & Clinical Education | Scoop.it
Follow these 10 rules to create professional presentations that will make a significant difference in traction and results. The Must Read ultimate guide to creating better engaging Presentations.

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Helpful advice - but no mentiuon of Prezi which at least allows a sidgeon of non-linearity to one's presentions. vertigo-inducing perhaps, but useful if non-linear presenting is waht you want. Does anyone know of other non-linear applications like Prezi?

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Visual Practice

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As a closet doodler most of my life I was enthralled to learn that note taking through drawing is not only a practice but an evidence-based accepted practice filled with amazing people working in t...
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How do you 'capture' complexity in med ed? Here's one (excellent) way...

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Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel' - Edudemic

Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel' - Edudemic | Complexity in Medical & Clinical Education | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel takes an expanded approach Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and offers 62 iPad apps that fit into the organized chaos that is Bloom's.

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'organized chaos' - that's waht teaching really is, and complexity is really organised chaos!

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Laureen Turner's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:12 AM

This is an excellent tool. 

Anjela Webster's curator insight, May 24, 2013 3:21 PM

Gret quick visual reference.

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The Pedagogy Wheel is the mobile learning of the ongoing importance of Bloom’s Taxonomy which is fundamental to good teaching and learning. Digital technology learning identifies which tool to be used at different levels of thinking. The pedagogy wheel serves a creative pedagogical use for learning goals which are higher order thinking skills. The action verbs of higher order thinking relates directly to the Draft Australian Curriculum Technologies sub-strand of digital Technologies processes and production skills which states that when using digital technologies students will use a range of digital systems and their components and peripherals. These apps are to serve a creative pedagogical use in mathematical higher order thinking classroom.

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Admit when you fall short: The power of "I don't know"

Admit when you fall short: The power of "I don't know" | Complexity in Medical & Clinical Education | Scoop.it
The most effective leaders know their own limitations and are not afraid to share that with the team that is inspired to follow them.
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Uncertainty and leadership in clinical practrice - perhaps complexity is the key...?

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Complexity in Health Sciences to transform the system

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Ruben Armando Reynaga Valdez's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:31 PM

Health sciences have been a field of classic determinism. Great advances indeed, but multitude of unknown scientific voids remain so far. Complexity research is opening a new horizon full of extraordinary revelations and surprises, advancing the comprehension of complex figures in terms of physiology, health care systems, illness interpretation and treatment, new cures and medical practice. Latin America seems to lead the impulse on this regard, although this fact is meaningless taking in account an enthusiastic global network is key to embark in a real transformation on this highly promisory field of knowledge, so obliged to be nurtured by multidisciplinary approaches, focusing on the possibilities of complex sciences, complex thinking and the creativity emanating from it. 

Multiversidad Mundo Real Edgar Morin in Mexico, is compromised on this research arena. 

www.multiversidadreal.edu.mx 

We would be greatly pleased to share and learn from diverse world latitudes of scientists inmersed on this issue. 

rubenreynaga@multiversidadreal.org 

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How Complexity Theory Illuminates History | 60 Second Reads | Big Think

How Complexity Theory Illuminates History | 60 Second Reads | Big Think | Complexity in Medical & Clinical Education | Scoop.it
Complex systems can fall apart really quickly if they tip over the edge of chaos.  (RT@bigthink: How Complexity Theory Illuminates History http://t.co/d0aJNnYr3v and everyday life!
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Will complexity be seen as 'the big idea' in medical education in 20 years time?

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Sentience Everywhere: Complexity Theory, Panpsychism & the Role of Sentience in Self-Organization of the Universe | Theise | Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research

Sentience Everywhere: Complexity Theory, Panpsychism & the Role of Sentience in Self-Organization of the Universe
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OK - this is just to prove that complexity is 'transdisciplinary' - and now even perhaps 'panpsychic'!

 

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Why Managers Haven't Embraced Complexity

Why Managers Haven't Embraced Complexity | Complexity in Medical & Clinical Education | Scoop.it
Three factors have kept complexity science out of C-suites -- until now.
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...but teachers are NOT managers... we are leaders & and facilitators...

Please do not shun 'Complexity'...you know it makes sense!

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Patient Blogging Could Offer Host of Benefits

According to a 2011 report by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, of the 74% of American adults using the Internet, 34% have read someone else's commentary or experience about health or medical issues on an online news group, website or blog. Meanwhile, about 13% of patients blog about their diagnosis or experience.

 


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This will add another dimension to the complex system that constitutes our health care...  

 

What... patients as genuine partners?...come on, now ... you don't mean... what, properly...??... no, really ?? ...  Wow.. so YES then ????  Well...Hoorah!!! 

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TED, FRY, Complexity, Systems and Strategy | StrategicScience.Org

Dr Hannah Fry, according to her website, is a “Dr. of Fluid Dynamics, researcher of Complexity Theory and all round bad-ass.” If you take a look at her PhD Thesis, it's 200 pages of graduate level mathematics that pretty well ...
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Useful summary in the conclusion - again from someone unrelated to medicine or education, but the lessons are there.  I've read Duhigg's book and agree that it is worth a read, as is Jeremy Dean's ' making habits, breaking habits'.

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James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world? | Video on TED.com

James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system -- say, a swarm of birds -- is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works.
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A good 14 minute introduction to systems and complexity - using finance as the prime example - but relevent in every sphere, including medical education. It's all about 'understanding' and 'sense making'...

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Modelling Learning Dynamics | Learning Emergence

@shaofutw talks about application of #complexity theory and systems modelling to designing authentic #pedagogy http://t.co/sun5GYT7SW
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Good Prezi on Complexity too

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Explanations: Top Ten Teaching Tips

Explanations: Top Ten Teaching Tips | Complexity in Medical & Clinical Education | Scoop.it

These are my top tips try to address different aspects of effective explanations – the what and the how of explanations – the content and the delivery. What is reassuring is that really effective explanations can be deconstructed and be based upon evidence of how memory works, rather than being simply attributed to the power of personality. Great explanations, like all aspects of great teaching, can be repeatedly honed and improved."

 


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If you take 'teaching tips' to mean 'min specs' - I think you move towards an organising mechanism for maximising the output of the complex teaching space.

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