Outcomes from the workshop ‘Putting Complexity to Work – Supporting the Practitioners’: implications for health care
Article first published online: 18 DEC 2011
© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 190–194, February 2012
How to Cite
Beautement, P. and Broenner, C. (2012), Outcomes from the workshop ‘Putting Complexity to Work – Supporting the Practitioners’: implications for health care. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18: 190–194. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2011.01790.x
- Issue published online: 5 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2011
- Accepted for publication: 22 September 2011
- communities of practice;
- complexity science;
- landscape of change;
- reflecting on practice;
- reflecting on realities;
- self-sustaining change;
- symptom sorting;
- trade-off space
Rationale People working in the health sector have been looking to complexity science to help them deal with the complex phenomena they encounter in their everyday working practice. While complexity science has assisted many in the field to look at the complex issues from a different viewpoint and explained the emergence of complex phenomena, however, practicable, pragmatic approaches and techniques have not been provided.
Aims and objectives In this article, actual issues and challenges that these practitioners face and the needs they expressed during a workshop called ‘Putting Complexity to Work – Supporting the Practitioners’ are discussed.
Conclusion As the nature of complexity offers no one single ultimate solution, the paper concludes that, for operationalizing the insights received from complexity science into their day-to-day work, practitioners in health care and other domains need to address a range of challenges that are outlined in the paper.