"Whole System Working" is an approach that enables people to find sustainable solutions to local problems. It is also a theoretical approach to organizational development that views groups of people who share a common purpose as a "living system". Based on King's Fund work over four years with health agencies and their local partners in housing, local government, the independent sector, transport, and local people, this book describes the founding principles which characterize the approach, gives examples of its application in practice, and answers common questions.
Part 1: Historical context. A review of the literature. Film and narrative medicine: cinemeducation and the development of narrative competence. Part 2: The individual and family life cycle.Child and adolescent development. Adult developmental issues through life cycle. Family dynamics. A life cycle approach to sexuality. Chronic illness. Geriatric medicine. Life threatening illness/end of life. Part 3: Adult diagnostic categories. Post traumatic stress disorder. Anxiety, depression and somatoform disorders. Chemical dependency. Family violence. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Personality and dissociative disorders. Eating disorders. Part 4: The doctor-patient relationship. Interviewing skills. The professional and personal self of the physician. The difficult patient. Ethics and human values. Medical error. Lifestyle modification. Part 5: Specific populations. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. Complementary and alternative medicine. Cultural diversity. Physical and mental disabilities. Part 6: Research. A graduate survery of cinemeducation. Part 7: Additional topics. Leadership, teamwork and organizational dynamics. Technological considerations. Part 8: The future of cinemeducation.