Complex Decision Technologies
Brunswik Lens Model
Outpatient Clinics Patient Flow
Complex Intervention Modeling Areas
Dynamics in Action
Reactive: sense and respond
Adaptive: anticipate and learn
Generative: innovate and transform.
Which models help produce effective action?
Clinical Process Overview
Linear Ballistic Accumulator
Action-Oriented Problem Solving Dynamics
From Rudolph JW Morrison JB and Carroll JS (2009) The Dynamics of Action-Oriented Problem Solving: Linking Interpretation and Choice. Academy of Management Review 34 (4) p733-756 Available online . This paper won the Forrester Award for 2012 and the presentation talk video is available. The presentation paper abstract is available in System Dynamics Review 2013 here
Stress Emotion and Control
Effectiveness and Value
Can decisions based on META-VALUES improve outcomes?
Fritjof Capra said that from a systems perspective, ethical behavior is always related to community; it is behaviour for the common good. Using this perspective, I would define Meta-Values as those values that promote the well-being of human beings and safeguard the biosphere on which that well-being ultimately depends. Considering meta-values as an overriding criteria and rejecting an automatic acceptance the narrow options offered by doctrines and ideologies provides a much larger choice on which to base decisions. Doctrines and ideologies could then serve to provide explanations, views of how the world works, that could be used if found appropriate in a particular situation - but viewed from an agnostic stance and not from a quasi religious belief in their truth. As Donella Meadows once said, 'No paradigm is true'. Actions based on aspects of doctrinal beliefs that are false are very likely to lead to unintended negative consequences. Can carefully considered decisions based on Meta-Values avoid most of these negative side effects? The CLD shows the dynamic that could be at work if this assumption is true.
Explore or Exploit
Thinking like a nurse concept map
Broad and detailed Linked concept version of Tanner's Clinical Judgment Model, with the addition of clinical reasoning cycle concepts from T Levett-Jones et al Nurse Education Today 30 (2010) 515-520 and Kathie Lasater (2007) Clinical Judgment Development: Using Simulation to Create an Assessment Rubric. Journal of Nursing Education 46(11)p 496-503