Program starts at 7:00pm at The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Free)
Winslow Lectureship: The Infinite Game: Medicine for the 21st Century
The healthcare system today is full of wicked problems for patients and providers. High-tech treatments, public policy, healing at home, chronic illness, workforce shortages, inequity of access and outcomes, end of life care, and patient experience offer many options but no certain solutions. Physicians adapt to changes in policy and practice. Educators integrate new pedagogies and competencies. Professionals deal with the uncertain terrain of social and institutional change. Strategies of the past are not sufficient to deal with the challenges of the future.
Emerging research in the science of complexity offers innovative options. Based on complexity, the field of human systems dynamics (HSD) introduces support for decision making and action taking in difficult, unpredictable, and chaotic situations. Glenda Eoyang, founder of the field of HSD, draws lessons from the theory of complexity to inform the practice of medicine in today's uncertain environment. She integrates traditional principles of control and reliability with flexible and adaptive strategies for coping with chaos. Effective across all levels of human action, this approach will help you deal with personal stress; professional conflicts; collaboration; perplexing medical, social, and institutional challenges of all kinds.
Please go to our website to register http://www.bccfoundation.org/winslow
Sponsored by Battle Creek Community Foundation, Calhoun County Medical Society, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD, School of Medicine.