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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623502/repurposing-waste-streams-lessons-on-integrating-hospital-food-waste-into-a-community-garden
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Adri M Galvan, Ryan Hanson, Daniel R George
There have been increasing efforts in recent decades to divert institutional food waste into composting programs. As major producers of food waste who must increasingly demonstrate community benefit, hospitals have an incentive to develop such programs. In this article, we explain the emerging opportunity to link hospitals' food services to local community gardens in order to implement robust composting programs. We describe a partnership model at our hospital in central Pennsylvania, share preliminary outcomes establishing feasibility, and offer guidance for future efforts...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602436/assessing-mobile-health-applications-with-twitter-analytics
#2
Rajesh R Pai, Sreejith Alathur
INTRODUCTION: Advancement in the field of information technology and rise in the use of Internet has changed the lives of people by enabling various services online. In recent times, healthcare sector which faces its service delivery challenges started promoting and using mobile health applications with the intention of cutting down the cost making it accessible and affordable to the people. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to perform sentiment analysis using the Twitter data which measures the perception and use of various mobile health applications among the citizens...
May 2018: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596701/using-systems-thinking-to-advance-global-health-engagement-in-education-and-practice
#3
Janet M Phillips, Ann M Stalter
The integration of global health into nursing practice within complex systems requires a strategic approach. The System-Level Awareness Model (SAM) can be used to guide the process of enhancing systems thinking for global health. The purpose of this article is to explain the SAM and how to use it for integrating systems thinking into nursing education in academic, professional development, and continuing education settings to promote global health across the nursing continuum. Tips are provided on how to teach systems thinking for global health in nursing education and practice, consistent with continuing education national learning competencies for health care professionals...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596488/understanding-a-successful-obesity-prevention-initiative-in-children-under-5-from-a-systems-perspective
#4
Brynle Owen, Andrew D Brown, Jill Kuhlberg, Lynne Millar, Melanie Nichols, Christina Economos, Steven Allender
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Systems thinking represents an innovative and logical approach to understanding complexity in community-based obesity prevention interventions. We report on an approach to apply systems thinking to understand the complexity of a successful obesity prevention intervention in early childhood (children aged up to 5 years) conducted in a regional city in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: A causal loop diagram (CLD) was developed to represent system elements related to a successful childhood obesity prevention intervention in early childhood...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573738/mind-maps-and-network-analysis-to-evaluate-conceptualization-of-complex-issues-a-case-example-evaluating-systems-science-workshops-for-childhood-obesity-prevention
#5
Leah Frerichs, Tiffany L Young, Gaurav Dave, Doris Stith, Giselle Corbie-Smith, Kristen Hassmiller Lich
Across disciplines, it is common practice to bring together groups to solve complex problems. Facilitators are often asked to help groups organize information about and better understand the problem in order to develop and prioritize solutions. However, despite existence of several methods to elicit and characterize how individuals and groups think about and conceptualize an issue, many are difficult to implement in practice-based settings where resources such as technology and participant time are limited and research questions shift over time...
March 5, 2018: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567864/systems-thinking-and-leadership-how-nephrologists-can-transform-dialysis-safety-to-prevent-infections
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REVIEW
Leslie P Wong
Infections are the second leading cause of death for patients with ESKD. Despite multiple efforts, nephrologists have been unable to prevent infections in dialysis facilities. The American Society of Nephrology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have partnered to create Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety to promote nephrologist leadership and engagement in efforts to "Target Zero" preventable dialysis infections. Because traditional approaches to infection control and prevention in dialysis facilities have had limited success, Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety is reconceptualizing the problem in the context of the complexity of health care systems and organizational behavior...
March 22, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561891/using-systems-thinking-and-the-intervention-level-framework-to-analyse-public-health-planning-for-complex-problems-otitis-media-in-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-children
#7
Jo Durham, Lisa Schubert, Lisa Vaughan, Cameron D Willis
BACKGROUND: Middle ear disease (otitis media) is endemic among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Australia and represents an important cause of hearing loss. The disease is the result of a mix of biological, environmental and host risk factors that interact in complex, non-linear ways along a dynamic continuum. As such, it is generally recognised that a holistic, systems approach is required to reverse the high rates of otitis media in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554759/closing-the-loop-on-plastic-packaging-materials-what-is-quality-and-how-does-it-affect-their-circularity
#8
John N Hahladakis, Eleni Iacovidou
While attention on the importance of closing materials loops for achieving circular economy (CE) is raging, the technicalities of doing so are often neglected or difficult to overcome. However, these technicalities determine the ability of materials to be properly recovered and redistributed for reuse or recycling, given the material, component and product (MCP) state and functionality. Materials have different properties that make them useful for various functions and purposes. A transition, therefore, towards a CE would require the utmost exploitation of all available routes that MCPs can be diverted to, based on their design, use and recovery; ideally, enabling a perpetual looping of them in the economy...
March 3, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537479/strengthening-primary-care-through-family-medicine-around-the-world-collaborating-toward-promising-practices
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Katherine Rouleau, Monique Bourget, Patrick Chege, Francois Couturier, Paula Godoy-Ruiz, Paul H Grand'Maison, Melanie Henry, Kerling Israel, Videsh Kapoor, Hendra Kurniawan, Louella Lobo, Mahamane Maiga, Samantha Pereira Franca, Lynda Redwood-Campbell, Jamie Rodas, Raman Sohal, Dawit Wondimagegn, Robert Woolard
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is a limited evidentiary base on the development of family medicine in different contexts and countries. The lack of evidence impedes our ability to compare and characterize family medicine models and identify areas of success that have led to the effective provision of care. This paper offers a comparative compilation and analysis of the development of family medicine training programs in seven countries: Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, and Mali...
March 8, 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531420/knowledge-integration-in-one-health-policy-formulation-implementation-and-evaluation
#10
Martin Hitziger, Roberto Esposito, Massimo Canali, Maurizio Aragrande, Barbara Häsler, Simon R Rüegg
The One Health concept covers the interrelationship between human, animal and environmental health and requires multistakeholder collaboration across many cultural, disciplinary, institutional and sectoral boundaries. Yet, the implementation of the One Health approach appears hampered by shortcomings in the global framework for health governance. Knowledge integration approaches, at all stages of policy development, could help to address these shortcomings. The identification of key objectives, the resolving of trade-offs and the creation of a common vision and a common direction can be supported by multicriteria analyses...
March 1, 2018: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508669/networks-as-systems
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Allan Best, Alex Berland, Trisha Greenhalgh, Ivy L Bourgeault, Jessie E Saul, Brittany Barker
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of the World Health Organization's Global Healthcare Workforce Alliance (GHWA). Based on a commissioned evaluation of GHWA, it applies network theory and key concepts from systems thinking to explore network emergence, effectiveness, and evolution to over a ten-year period. The research was designed to provide high-level strategic guidance for further evolution of global governance in human resources for health (HRH). Design/methodology/approach Methods included a review of published literature on HRH governance and current practice in the field and an in-depth case study whose main data sources were relevant GHWA background documents and key informant interviews with GHWA leaders, staff, and stakeholders...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Health Organization and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498397/global-health-engagement-at-home-and-abroad
#12
Janet M Phillips, Mary E Riner
Nurses and nurse educators need to be prepared to accelerate progress toward the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals to improve local and global health in the face of continued poverty, hunger, and disease. This four-part Teaching Tips series will focus on developing nurse educators to prepare nurses for global engagement on the following topics: introduction to global health, systems thinking for global health, strategies for integrating global awareness and engagement into clinical practice, and leading and participating in service trips...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29480412/incubation-and-interactivity-in-insight-problem-solving
#13
Niyat Henok, Frédéric Vallée-Tourangeau, Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau
Insight is commonly viewed as originating from the restructuring of a mental representation. Distributed cognition frameworks such as the Systemic Thinking Model (SysTM, Vallée-Tourangeau and Vallée-Tourangeau, Cognition beyond the brain: interactivity and human thinking, pp 133-154, 2017), however, assumes that information processing can be transformed when it is distributed across mental and material resources. The experiments reported here investigated whether interactivity enhanced incubation effects with the cheap necklace problem...
February 26, 2018: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464706/a-systems-approach-to-biometrics-in-the-military-domain
#14
Lauren Wilson, Michelle Gahan, Chris Lennard, James Robertson
Forensic biometrics is the application of forensic science principles to physical and behavioral characteristics. Forensic biometrics is a secondary sub-system in the forensic science "system of systems," which describes forensic science as a sub-system in the larger criminal justice, law enforcement, intelligence, and military system. The purpose of this paper is to discuss biometrics in the military domain and integration into the wider forensic science system of systems. The holistic system thinking methodology was applied to the U...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460168/multimethodology-applied-to-the-evaluation-of-healthcare-in-brazilian-municipalities
#15
Marcos Pereira Estellita Lins, Sergio Orlando Antoun Netto, Maria Stella de Castro Lobo
The integration of quantitative indicators with qualitative descriptions of context is a noticeable demand from many different scientific disciplines, since it contributes to linking theoretical and practical approaches to problem solving. Amongst them are the problem structuring methods, systems thinking and multimethodology. This work presents a mixed quantitative and qualitative methodological approach to aid formulation and structuring of performance measurement of health care in 5565 Brazilian municipalities...
February 19, 2018: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453273/evolution-of-a-holistic-systems-approach-to-planning-and-managing-road-safety-the-victorian-case-study-1970-2015
#16
Carlyn Muir, Ian R Johnston, Eric Howard
BACKGROUND: The Victorian Safe System approach to road safety slowly evolved from a combination of the Swedish Vision Zero philosophy and the Sustainable Safety model developed by the Dutch. The Safe System approach reframes the way in which road safety is viewed and managed. METHODS: This paper presents a case study of the institutional change required to underpin the transformation to a holistic approach to planning and managing road safety in Victoria, Australia...
February 16, 2018: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431584/horizon-scanning-how-will-metabolomics-applications-transform-food-science-bioengineering-and-medical-innovation-in-the-current-era-of-foodomics
#17
Mustafa Bayram, Çağlar Gökırmaklı
Food and engineering sciences have tended to neglect the importance of human nutrition sciences and clinical study of new molecules discovered by food engineering community, and vice versa. Yet, the value of systems thinking and use of omics technologies in food engineering are rapidly emerging. Foodomics is a new concept and practice to bring about "precision nutrition" and integrative bioengineering studies of food composition, quality, and safety, and applications to improve health of humans, animals, and other living organisms on the planet...
February 12, 2018: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412277/family-and-crisis-contributions-of-the-systemic-thinking-for-family-care
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EDITORIAL
Ana Lúcia de Moraes Horta, Hugo Fernandes
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March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407671/walking-the-talk-comparing-pedestrian-activity-as-imagined-with-activity-as-done
#19
Gemma J M Read, Erin L Stevens, Michael G Lenné, Neville A Stanton, Guy H Walker, Paul M Salmon
The safety of vulnerable road users, including pedestrians, is an important issue worldwide. In line with the shift towards systems thinking in transport safety, the aim of this study was to compare the normal performance of pedestrians as they navigate the road system with that imagined by road system managers to gain insights into how safety management can be improved for this vulnerable road user group. The Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork framework was used to compare pedestrian activity 'as imagined' and 'as done' at signalised road intersections and railway level crossings...
January 30, 2018: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406938/metabolic-syndrome-systems-thinking-in-heart-disease
#20
REVIEW
Ron Dommermuth, Kristine Ewing
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors. MetS is associated with approximately 4-fold increase in the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and a 2-fold increase in the incidence of cardiovascular disease complications. MetS is a progressive, proinflammatory, prothrombotic condition that manifests itself along a broad spectrum of disease. It is associated with hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, fatty liver disease, gout, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Intervening in and reversing the pathologic process become more difficult as the disease progresses, highlighting the needs for increased individual and community surveillance and primary prevention...
March 2018: Primary Care
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