E) Complexity in Healthcare


Unicist Functionalist Approach

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Beyond Medicine: the Fallacy of Organs and Chronic Diseases

The homology between the fallacies of organs and the human “mental” fallacies is presented based on the research on the unicist ontology of fallacies and their functionality.

Fallacies of OrgansThe human body can be considered as a paradigmatic complex system that needs to be approached as such in order to influence it. As nature is organized by interdependent objects it can be also considered that the human body is integrated by objects and processes that allow humans to be alive.

This work provides the fundamentals to understand the essential structure that underlies fallacies and their functionality whatever their origin.

The unicist ontology of fallacies and a particular case of the fallacies of organs will be introduced following a synthetic description on the fallacious behavior of the kidneys and its consequences in the human body.

It can be defined that the human body is composed by object-organs that are integrated in processes, are interdependent with other objects and have a semiautonomous integrated behavior.

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What is Unicist Decision Making?

Unicist decision making is a conscious process of an individual or group where the justifications and foundations of possible action alternatives are evaluated to make a decision. It is focused on ensuring that the objectives are possible and not only probable.

The unicist double dialectical approach allows integrating the justifications of the purpose that needs to be achieved, with the justifications of the necessary actions, integrating them with their foundations to ensure the accuracy of the decision.

The dualistic approach hinders the integration of justifications and foundations, dividing the process into an independent analysis of the “what for” of the actions to be decided and the “why” the actions will produce the expected results.

The dualistic decision making process drives decisions into a voluntaristic, rationalistic or subjective context. This tends to produce paradoxical results and the need to have scapegoats for their consequences.

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Healthcare: The ontogentic algorithm of evolution

Evolution implies the existence of a taxonomy to achieve a purpose. The first step appears to be putting the purpose into action. This implies a previous taxonomic step: the understanding of the purpose.

Then the first step is putting it into action. Without understanding no action is possible.

The second step is then finding a way to optimize the energy; thus the energy conservation principle is applied.

When this taxonomy is respected and successful, individual are evolving. This implies that they add value to the environment, obtain the counterpart and learn from the environment at the same time.

Evolution implies being aware of reality and making conscious actions in order to adapt to the environment.

Access more information in the book “The Ontogenesis of Evolution” at the Unicist Library: www.unicist.com/books-pages/en/unicist_ontology_evolution_en3s.php

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Unicist Ethics, the driver of accurate healthcare diagnoses

Until the Unicist Approach was applied to healthcare, medical failures were considered mistakes or malapraxis.

The Unicist Approach allowed defining the necessary context and the personal attitudes that are necessary to avoid paradoxical diagnosis and maximize the accuracy of the real diagnoses.

“A paradox exists when something is self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.

Health, educational and research diagnostics are a fertile ground for planting paradoxes.

The first part of the research on paradoxical functioning explains how paradoxes behave in the field of work, human action and in the healing art.

Appearance sustains paradoxes and also leads to fallacious perceptions. Finally, it can be said that paradoxes are sustained by fallacies.

This research results are presented in a synthetic but abstract language. To explain the concept of paradoxical behavior, synthetic language is required.

Paradoxes corrode human activity. Individuals are unaware of their paradoxical behavior. Unless working with a permanent and actual feedback with reality, paradoxes are usually discovered when it is too late.

In the art of healing the antidotes for paradoxical behaviors are always the same:

  • Real interest in the patient
  • Secure knowledge
  • Hard work
  • Control – quality assurance”

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. https://www.unicist.org/healthcare/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/turi.pdf

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The Unicist Approach: Making things Possible

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The Four Pillars of the Unicist Approach

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Metaphors are figurative language to build consensus

The purpose of figurative communication is to achieve true consensus which means achieving a rational, emotional and conceptual consensus.

Achieving true consensus requires solving the conflicts which might be driven by interests, needs, beliefs, lack of knowledge, etc.

Metaphors are universal descriptions using analogous examples at a more general field that allow understanding the message that is being communicated.

Metaphors have only one functional interpretation that ensures that the communication is true. Metaphors are necessary to work with complex problems at an operational level.

The metaphors used by the extreme programming methodology show an example of their use. Metaphors focus on the operation of what is being communicated.

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Installing an expansion-model in the Healthcare Industry

The expansion of businesses implies expanding their vital space. This requires having both a growth ethics and a growth ideology.

In order to grow, healthcare businesses need to have the capacity to expand the boundaries with a strong patient-orientation and need to be able to develop a competitive advantage that has to be perceived by the market.

Growth is based on an attitude, which is what appears on the surface of the integration of growth ethics and growth ideology.

Growth is an attitude that is perceived, in most of the cultures, as a taboo. Therefore, it needs to be justified with an additional value generation for the market and for the coming generations.

Installing an expansion-model requires a leader who represents this growth ethics and ideology and is able to transform them into operational procedures. This leader has to be strong because s/he has to overcome the opposition of the conservatives who will try to avoid the expansion of the business in order to sustain their comfort zone.

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The Unicist Ontology of Institutional Viruses

Institutions are entities with artificial life. As such their dysfunctionalities are produced by the people who participate in them. Therefore, it needs to be accepted that the viruses that are found in institutions have beneficiaries who profit from them.

The maximal strategies produce the most extremely aggressive viruses for organizations. They are driven by the prejudices individuals have that do not fit within the vision of an organization.

The minimum strategy produces less aggressive viruses and is driven by ignorance, which makes people unaware of what is happening, and by introducing “hypothetical” ideas that necessarily drive nowhere.

Paradoxically, the profit is not necessarily materialistic. Viruses are installed by individuals when their needs become extreme. Therefore, types of viruses introduced depend on the structural extreme needs individuals have when participating in business organizations.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is a pioneer in complexity science research. More than 4,000 ontological researches were developed since 1976 until July 2011 in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution, including the development of ontology based and business object driven solutions for businesses.

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Cures & Palliatives in Healthcare

This ontology, discovered by Peter Belohlavek, provides the necessary taxonomy to follow the natural steps integrating both cures and palliatives. In this short video the author answers on the nature of cures and palliatives.

The Unicist Standard defined the universal ontology of the application of cures for any type of human adaptive system that has functional problems.

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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the pioneering complexity science research organization developing solutions for complex adaptive systems using ontogenetic ontologies and object driven technologies. More than 3,500 ontological researches were developed since 1976 until September 2010 in the field of individual, institutional and social evolution.

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