CauseHealth is an international Centre for the Study of Causality, Complexity and Evidence in Health Sciences.
Directed by Dr Rani Lill Anjum and Dr Elena Rocca it is a non-profit centre working to improve how causal evidence is understood, produced and used in health science and practice, through transdisciplinary research, education and communication.
I am delighted to have been asked to be a ‘Principal Investigator’ for CauseHealth.
Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient
In 2020 CauseHealth published an open access book called ‘Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient’ with Springer. It has had over 136K downloads already!
I was honoured to have been asked to write a chapter for the book called ‘The Complexity of Persistent Pain – A Patient’s Perspective‘. So far this has been the most downloaded chapter in the book!
Book launch in podcast episodes
Starting at the end of 2020 the ‘Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient’ book was launched and brought to life through a series of podcasts. The podcasts follow the chapters of the book: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10, Chapter 11, Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, Chapter 16.
I was interviewed by Dr Oliver Thompson for the launch of my chapter (7), ‘The Complexity of Persistent Pain – A Patient’s Perspective’.
Erice Call for Change: Utilising Patient Experience to Enhance the Quality and Safety of Healthcare
I was humbled and honoured to be invited by CauseHealth to take part in this project which resulted in an ‘Erice Call for Change’. The Call for Change report was written following a meeting which took place in Erice, Sicily on 13-14 September 2019.
The full report can be read by clicking HERE.
Mobilising Knowledge in Physiotherapy
I was delighted to co-author a chapter called:
‘A Person-Centered and Collaborative Model for Understanding Chronic Pain. Perspectives from a Pain Patient, a Practitioner, and a Philosopher‘
with fellow CauseHealth professionals Matthew Low (physiotherapist) and Rani Lill Anjum (philosopher)
which has been published by Routledge in the book ‘Mobilising Knowledge in Physiotherapy: Critical Reflections on Foundations and Practices‘.
Towards a Person Centred Healthcare and Practice
This interdisciplinary one day CauseHealth conference aimed to bring together philosophers, osteopaths and other clinicians to discuss ways of working collaboratively to promote person-centred approaches in clinical practice. The conference introduced and discussed some themes from the work of Stephen Tyreman (1952-2018):
- Nature, experience and purpose
- Philosophical foundations of person-centred healthcare
- Patient narrative, values and embodiment
- Overcoming dualism and reductionism for health and illness
- Personhood, function, capacities and agency.