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The use of systems thinking, systems practice, to elicit the effectiveness of cancer support services in the Southwest of England.

Evans, G., Hamerston, L., Cherrett, L.M. and Sadd, D., 2018. The use of systems thinking, systems practice, to elicit the effectiveness of cancer support services in the Southwest of England. International Journal of Systems and Society, 5 (2), 13 - 29.

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DOI: 10.4018/IJSS.2018070102

Abstract

This article summarises the findings of a systemic analysis of Living Well and Active's coordination and delivery of physical activity, health and well-being interventions for those living with cancer in the Southwest of England. The 16-month analysis was informed by cancer charities, consultants, healthcare professionals, local government officers, patients and physical activity health and well-being deliverers. Whilst the findings proved there were pockets of good practice such as interventions delivery, organisations were found to be operating in a fragmented way, were resource starved and struggling to make sense of the top-down imposed healthcare policy changes. This meant the cancer referral process only captured 1:10 cancer survivors who could be assisted on their pathway to normalisation. However, participants' conceptualised a different cancer referral process and a hub of practice similar to Living Well and Active to lead physical activity, health and well-being interventions, to improve the 1:10 cancer referral process.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2327-3984
Uncontrolled Keywords:cancer support services; collaborators; deliverers and service-users; delivery chain; hub of practice; interventions; referral process and virtual-paradigm methodology; systemic analysis
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:33164
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:23 Dec 2019 10:46
Last Modified:23 Dec 2019 10:46

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