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Inviting Everyone Inviting Everyone: Healing Healthcare through Positive Deviance
by Arvind Singhal PhD, Prucia Buscell, Curt Lindberg DMan

Positive Deviance (PD) is an approach to social change that enables communities and organizations to discover the wisdom they already have, and then to act on it. The premise of PD is that in every community there are certain individuals or groups whose uncommon practices or strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than neighbors and peers who have access to the same resources. PD is led by people in the community who help identify and spread the successful practices. Ideas for change are more likely to be accepted and adopted when they are based on existing local wisdom than they are when outside exports try to impose them.

"The Positive Deviance movement is changing the landscape of how we achieve transformation and change in systems." Peter Block, Author, Community: The Structure of Belonging.

by Claire Lindberg, Sue Nash, Curt Lindberg

This book presents the first comprehensive examination of issues important to nursing from the perspective of Complexity Science. In this groundbreaking volume, scholars and nurse leaders explore key Complexity Science principles and the profound implications they hold for clinical practice, leadership, nursing theory development, research, policy making, and understanding human physiology. Nursing students, practicing nurses, nurse educators, leaders, researchers, and other healthcare professionals will find great value in the fresh insights Complexity Science brings to challenges facing nursing today. Changes in the practice of nursing, emerging new roles, as well as heightened emphasis on healthcare quality present both risk and opportunity. Nurses who understand the emerging science of complexity will be better prepared to creatively face these issues and improve health in broad and lasting new ways.

Review archives of emerging, the Newsletter of the Plexus Institute. In these publications you will find features about the work of Plexus members and scholarship of science advisors, reports on developments in complexity and the life sciences with import for human systems, reviews of new books and articles, and reports on Plexus events.

An in-depth look at complexity science applications.
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