Category Archives: Conversations in Complexity

The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 2



Ross Upshur further examines evidence from a scientific, philosophical and ethical viewpoint in the second part of the podcast “Concept of Evidence in Healthcare”. Throughout the discussion, he presents practical Continue reading The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 2


The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 1



Ross Upshur explores a very important concept in modern healthcare: “The Concept of Evidence” in this and the next podcast. He talks about evidence and what it means to base decision on evidence. He would also Continue reading The Concept of Evidence in Healthcare – Part 1


Polypharmacy – Part 2



Ross Upshur discusses the problems with polypharmacy and looks at some proposed solutions to the problem in the second part of the two podcasts on the subject.

 

 


Polypharmacy – Part 1



Ross Upshur is examining the issues related to medications use, polypharmacy and deprescribing in patients with multiple chronic conditions in this and the next podcast. He examines some of the issues that arise in clinical practice and tries to explain the phenomenon. In the second podcast he looks at some proposed solutions to the problem.


An Introduction to Complexity



Ross Upshur discusses how the care of patients with multiple concurrent chronic conditions and social determinants pose substantial challenges for both primary care providers and health systems and how his research lead to the creation and implementation of an inter-professional model of care to address the issue.