Anticipation and Medicine by Mihai Nadin (eds.)

By Mihai Nadin (eds.)

In this e-book, working towards physicians and specialists in anticipation current arguments for a brand new knowing of medication. Their contributions make it transparent that medication is the decisive attempt for anticipation. The reader is gifted with a provocative speculation: If drugs will align itself with the anticipatory of existence, it might probably instructed crucial revolution in our time. To this finish, all stakeholders—medical practitioners, sufferers, scientists, and expertise developers—will need to interact within the dialog. The ebook makes the case for the transition from pricey, and in basic terms marginally potent, reactive therapy via “spare components” (joint replacements, organ transplants) and reliance on prescribed drugs (antibiotics, opiates) to anticipation-informed healthcare.

Readers will comprehend why the present premise of treating numerous behavioral stipulations (attention deficit ailment, hyperactivity, schizophrenia) via medicines should be re-evaluated from the point of view of anticipation. within the demeanour practiced this day, drugs generates dependence and long-lasting harm to these it truly is paid to assist. As we higher comprehend the character of the residing, the proactive view of healthcare, in which the technology and paintings of therapeutic fuse, turns into a social and political mandate.

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Staiger et al. References 1. : High reliability healthcare: getting there from here. The Milbank Q. 91, 459–490 (2013) 2. : The human factor: the critical importance of effective teamwork and communication in providing safe care. Qual. Saf. Health Care 13(Suppl 1), i85–i90 (2004) 3. : Systems and complexity thinking in the general practice literature. Ann. Fam. Med. 12, 66–74 (2014) 4. : Considering complexity in healthcare systems. J. Biomed. Inform. 44, 943–947 (2011) 5. : Managing the Unexpected.

O. Staiger et al. 2. Complex systems: a. All living systems are complex systems b. No finite set of models can capture all of the information about the system c. A complex system can’t be fractionated without destroying information about the relationship of the components of the system d. A primary characteristic of complex living systems is a capacity to adapt to a changing environment e. 1 Stability of Anticipatory Complex Systems There are important differences governing the stability of simple and anticipatory complex systems.

This paper provides an overview of Rosen’s anticipatory theory of complex systems and presents a conceptual framework and implementation options for applying this framework for improving safety and quality in healthcare. 2 Anticipatory Systems In Anticipatory Systems: Philosophic, Mathematic, and Methodological Foundations, Rosen defined an anticipatory system as containing “a predictive model of itself and/or its environment, which allows it to change state at an instant in accord with the model’s prediction pertaining to a later instant,” [6].

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