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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490253/science-to-the-rescue-or-contingent-progress-comparing-10%C3%A2-years-of-public-expert-and-policy-discourses-on-new-and-emerging-science-and-technology-in-the-united-kingdom
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Melanie Smallman
Over the past 10 years, numerous public debates on new and emerging science and technologies have taken place in the United Kingdom. In this article, we characterise the discourses emerging from these debates and compare them to the discourses in analogous expert scientific and policy reports. We find that while the public is broadly supportive of new scientific developments, they see the risks and social and ethical issues associated with them as unpredictable but inherent parts of the developments. In contrast, the scientific experts and policymakers see risks and social and ethical issues as manageable and quantifiable with more research and knowledge...
May 1, 2017: Public Understanding of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474920/diffusion-geometry-unravels-the-emergence-of-functional-clusters-in-collective-phenomena
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Manlio De Domenico
Collective phenomena emerge from the interaction of natural or artificial units with a complex organization. The interplay between structural patterns and dynamics might induce functional clusters that, in general, are different from topological ones. In biological systems, like the human brain, the overall functionality is often favored by the interplay between connectivity and synchronization dynamics, with functional clusters that do not coincide with anatomical modules in most cases. In social, sociotechnical, and engineering systems, the quest for consensus favors the emergence of clusters...
April 21, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473780/editorial-macrocognition-the-science-and-engineering-of-sociotechnical-work-systems
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EDITORIAL
Paul Ward, Robert R Hoffman, Gareth E Conway, Jan Maarten Schraagen, David Peebles, Robert J B Hutton, Erich J Petushek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448586/teaching-systems-thinking-to-4th-and-5th-graders-using-environmental-dashboard-display-technology
#4
Shane Clark, John E Petersen, Cindy M Frantz, Deborah Roose, Joel Ginn, Daniel Rosenberg Daneri
Tackling complex environmental challenges requires the capacity to understand how relationships and interactions between parts result in dynamic behavior of whole systems. There has been convincing research that these "systems thinking" skills can be learned. However, there is little research on methods for teaching these skills to children or assessing their impact. The Environmental Dashboard is a technology that uses "sociotechnical" feedback-information feedback designed to affect thought and behavior. Environmental Dashboard (ED) combines real-time information on community resource use with images and words that reflect pro-environmental actions of community members...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414848/-abstract-bodies-concrete-risks-clinical-devices-and-the-health-of-ova-donors-in-argentine-reproductive-medicine
#5
Lucía Ariza
Using a methodological perspective grounded in science and technology studies, this article analyzes two sociotechnical devices used in Argentine reproductive medicine (biostatistical measures and donation registries) with the aim of controlling both the so-called "genetic risk" arising from the use of donated ova as well as the health risks to female donors. By examining how the deployment of monitoring criteria disregards the specificity of ova donation, the article suggests that it is not the absence of control measures and clinical criteria that produces an inadequate monitoring of such risks, but rather the concrete ways in which such measures are implemented that results in potential harms to the health of female donors...
July 2016: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406390/search-engine-imaginary-visions-and-values-in-the-co-production-of-search-technology-and-europe
#6
Astrid Mager
This article discusses the co-production of search technology and a European identity in the context of the EU data protection reform. The negotiations of the EU data protection legislation ran from 2012 until 2015 and resulted in a unified data protection legislation directly binding for all European member states. I employ a discourse analysis to examine EU policy documents and Austrian media materials related to the reform process. Using the concept 'sociotechnical imaginary', I show how a European imaginary of search engines is forming in the EU policy domain, how a European identity is constructed in the envisioned politics of control, and how national specificities contribute to the making and unmaking of a European identity...
April 2017: Social Studies of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403530/sociotechnical-resilience-a-preliminary-concept
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Sulfikar Amir, Vivek Kant
This article presents the concept of sociotechnical resilience by employing an interdisciplinary perspective derived from the fields of science and technology studies, human factors, safety science, organizational studies, and systems engineering. Highlighting the hybrid nature of sociotechnical systems, we identify three main constituents that characterize sociotechnical resilience: informational relations, sociomaterial structures, and anticipatory practices. Further, we frame sociotechnical resilience as undergirded by the notion of transformability with an emphasis on intentional activities, focusing on the ability of sociotechnical systems to shift from one form to another in the aftermath of shock and disturbance...
April 12, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380169/-responsible-research-and-development-translating-absences-from-nanotechnology-in-portugal
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Paulo F C Fonseca, Tiago Santos Pereira
This article analyzes how responsible innovation has been discussed and implemented in the context of one of the Portuguese government's main activities to foster nanotechnology. Through the actor-network theory and the sociology of absences, we investigate the process of coproduction at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to identify how concerns about responsible development have been implemented or ignored in the rules and practices. The institute emerged from a sociotechnical imagination that views it as an autonomous unit for producing technological innovations aimed exclusively at increasing competitiveness in a global market, which has been an obstacle to the materialization of robust responsible development practices...
January 2017: História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341126/rasmussen-and-the-boundaries-of-empirical-evaluation
#9
Penelope Sanderson, Catherine Burns
In this special issue, many of the papers focus on Rasmussen's analytic contributions to the understanding of work in complex sociotechnical systems. Work is analysed for the purpose of developing new designs that can improve the nature of that work. The evaluation of such designs was a key part of Rasmussen's program, yet he was often sceptical of the claims made for the generalizability of empirical studies. To tackle this problem, he extended his work analysis framework to provide a way of thinking about empirical evaluation...
March 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325203/developing-and-evaluating-an-automated-all-cause-harm-trigger-system
#10
Christine Sammer, Susanne Miller, Cason Jones, Antoinette Nelson, Paul Garrett, David Classen, David Stockwell
BACKGROUND: From 2009 through 2012, the Adventist Health System Patient Safety Organization (AHS PSO) used the Global Trigger Tool method for harm identification and demonstrated harm reduction. Although the awareness of harm demonstrated opportunities for improvement across the system, leaders determined that the human and fiscal resources required to continue with a retrospective manual harm identification process were unsustainable. In addition, there was growing concern that the identification of harm after the patient's discharge did not allow for intervention during the hospital stay...
April 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318503/sociotechnical-systems-as-a-framework-for-regulatory-system-design-and-evaluation-using-work-domain-analysis-to-examine-a-new-regulatory-system
#11
Tony Carden, Natassia Goode, Gemma J M Read, Paul M Salmon
Like most work systems, the domain of adventure activities has seen a series of serious incidents and subsequent calls to improve regulation. Safety regulation systems aim to promote safety and reduce accidents. However, there is scant evidence they have led to improved safety outcomes. In fact there is some evidence that the poor integration of regulatory system components has led to adverse safety outcomes in some contexts. Despite this, there is an absence of methods for evaluating regulatory and compliance systems...
March 15, 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301533/practices-of-research-data-curation-in-institutional-repositories-a-qualitative-view-from-repository-staff
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Dong Joon Lee, Besiki Stvilia
The importance of managing research data has been emphasized by the government, funding agencies, and scholarly communities. Increased access to research data increases the impact and efficiency of scientific activities and funding. Thus, many research institutions have established or plan to establish research data curation services as part of their Institutional Repositories (IRs). However, in order to design effective research data curation services in IRs, and to build active research data providers and user communities around those IRs, it is essential to study current data curation practices and provide rich descriptions of the sociotechnical factors and relationships shaping those practices...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289051/paediatric-early-warning-systems-for-detecting-and-responding-to-clinical-deterioration-in-children-a-systematic-review
#13
Veronica Lambert, Anne Matthews, Rachel MacDonell, John Fitzsimons
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the available evidence on paediatric early warning systems (PEWS) for use in acute paediatric healthcare settings for the detection of, and timely response to, clinical deterioration in children. METHOD: The electronic databases PubMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE and Cochrane were searched systematically from inception up to August 2016. Eligible studies had to refer to PEWS, inclusive of rapid response systems and teams. Outcomes had to be specific to the identification of and/or response to clinical deterioration in children (including neonates) in paediatric hospital settings (including emergency departments)...
March 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288634/understanding-the-implementation-and-adoption-of-a-technological-intervention-to-improve-medication-safety-in-primary-care-a-realist-evaluation
#14
Mark Jeffries, Denham L Phipps, Rachel L Howard, Anthony J Avery, Sarah Rodgers, Darren M Ashcroft
BACKGROUND: Monitoring for potentially hazardous prescribing is increasingly important to improve medication safety. Healthcare information technology can be used to achieve this aim, for example by providing access to prescribing data through surveillance of patients' electronic health records. The aim of our study was to examine the implementation and adoption of an electronic medicines optimisation system that was intended to facilitate clinical audit in primary care by identifying patients at risk of an adverse drug event...
March 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283052/silent-performances-are-repertoires-really-post-kuhnian
#15
Matthew Sample
Ankeny and Leonelli (2016) propose "repertoires" as a new way to understand the stability of certain research programs as well as scientific change in general. By bringing a more complete range of social, material, and epistemic elements into one framework, they position their work as a correction to the Kuhnian impulse in philosophy of science and other areas of science studies. I argue that this "post-Kuhnian" move is not complete, and that repertoires maintain an internalist perspective. Comparison with an alternative framework, the "sociotechnical imaginaries" of Jasanoff and Kim (2015), illustrates precisely which elements of practice are externalized by Ankeny and Leonelli...
February 2017: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277437/developing-and-implementing-a-simulated-electronic-medication-administration-record-for-undergradute-nursing-education-using-sociotechnical-systems-theory-to-inform-practice-and-curricula
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271518/have-we-seen-the-geneticisation-of-society-expectations-and-evidence
#17
Kate Weiner, Paul Martin, Martin Richards, Richard Tutton
Abby Lippman's geneticisation thesis, of the early 1990s, argued and anticipated that with the rise of genetics, increasing areas of social and health related activities would come to be understood and defined in genetic terms leading to major changes in society, medicine and health care. We review the considerable literature on geneticisation and consider how the concept stands both theoretically and empirically across scientific, clinical, popular and lay discourse and practice. Social science scholarship indicates that relatively little of the original claim of the geneticisation thesis has been realised, highlighting the development of more complex and dynamic accounts of disease in scientific discourse and the complexity of relationships between bioscientific, clinical and lay understandings...
March 8, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269797/a-sociotechnical-approach-to-occupational-safety
#18
Marvin J Dainoff
We present an integrated conceptual framework for improving occupational safety. This framework is based on sociotechnical principles and is based on the premise that occupational safety should not be an isolated function but rather seen as directly related to an organizational mission which combines performance and well-being. As such, a fundamental goal is to achieve joint optimization between social and technical components of the system. This framework consists of four basic questions: (1) How can we determine the overall level of safety in the system? (2) How can we determine what kinds of interventions would improve safety? (3) How can we determine if the organization is ready to implement safety interventions? (4) How can we determine the best pathway for implementing safety interventions? A sociotechnical approach implies that safety must be considered from a complexity perspective as an emergent property...
February 27, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248749/medication-safety-in-two-intensive-care-units-of-a-community-teaching-hospital-after-electronic-health-record-implementation-sociotechnical-and-human-factors-engineering-considerations
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Pascale Carayon, Tosha B Wetterneck, Randi Cartmill, Mary Ann Blosky, Roger Brown, Peter Hoonakker, Robert Kim, Sandeep Kukreja, Mark Johnson, Bonnie L Paris, Kenneth E Wood, James M Walker
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation on medication safety in two intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: Using a prospective pre-post design, we assessed 1254 consecutive admissions to two ICUs before and after an EHR implementation. Each medication event was evaluated with regard to medication error (error type, medication-management stage) and impact on patient (severity of potential or actual harm)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224163/getting-what-they-need-when-they-need-it-identifying-barriers-to-information-needs-of-family-caregivers-to-manage-dementia-related-behavioral-symptoms
#20
Nicole E Werner, Barbara Stanislawski, Katherine A Marx, Daphne C Watkins, Marissa Kobayashi, Helen Kales, Laura N Gitlin
BACKGROUND: Consumer health informatics (CHI) such as web-based applications may provide the platform for enabling the over 15 million family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementias the information they need when they need it to support behavioral symptom management. However, for CHI to be successful, it is necessary that it be designed to meet the specific information needs of family caregivers in the context in which caregiving occurs. A sociotechnical systems approach to CHI design can help to understand the contextual complexities of family caregiving and account for those complexities in the design of CHI for family caregivers...
February 22, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
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