2013

Handbook of Systems and Complexity in Health

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-4997-3 (Print) 978-1-4614-4998-0 (Online)

Table of contents (51 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

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    Pages 1-17

    Complexity in Health: An Introduction

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    Pages 19-24

    Complexity, Uncertainty and Mess as the Links Between Science and the Humanities in Health care

  4. Complexity Theory and Methods

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      Pages 25-25

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      Pages 27-38

      Understanding Complex Systems

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      Pages 39-62

      The Complex Nature of Knowledge

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      Pages 63-80

      Mathematical Principles: Tales of Tails

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      Pages 81-111

      Modelling

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      Pages 113-125

      A Methodology for the Analysis of Medical Data

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      Pages 127-146

      Psychological Rhythmicities

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      Pages 147-156

      Modeling Illness and Recovery with Nonlinear Dynamics

  5. Dynamics in Human Health

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157

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      Pages 159-170

      Homeostasis: The Dynamic Self-Regulatory Process that Maintains Health and Buffers Against Disease

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      Pages 171-192

      Fractals in Physiology and Medicine

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      Pages 193-208

      Bio-Complexity: Challenging Reductionism

  6. Concepts of Health

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209

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      Pages 211-216

      Trying to Make Sense of Health

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      Pages 217-230

      Picture Health

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      Pages 231-242

      Health: A Personal Complex-Adaptive State

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      Pages 243-250

      Understanding Health By Building Better Bio-Medical Models

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      Pages 251-253

      Health: A Systems- and Complexity-Based Definition

  7. Clinical Application

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 255-255

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      Pages 257-277

      Complexities of the Consultation

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      Pages 279-299

      Inflammation Through a Psychoneuroimmunological Lens

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      Pages 301-316

      Diabetes Control: Insights from Complexity Science

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