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Reading List (Library)

Systems Thinking in Health Care, 2017/18
Carol Wilson
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

CHECKLAND, P. and POULTER J. 2006. Learning for action: a short definitive account of soft systems methodology, and its use for practitioners, teachers and students. Chichester: Wiley.

COIERA, E. 2015. Guide to health informatics. 3rd ed. Boca Raton, Fl.: CRC Press, Chapter 3.

GREENWOOD, D.J. and LEVIN M. 2006. Introduction to action research: Social research for social change. [Online]. Thousand Oaks: Sage publications, pp 3-7. [Accessed 12 September 2016]. Available from:

MAYER, L. PLSEK, P. GARRETT, S. and BEVAN, H. 2010. Thinking differently. Coventry: NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.

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Other interesting reading

BEER, S. 1994. The brain of the firm. 2nd ed. Chichester: Wiley.

DE BONO, E. 2009. Lateral thinking: a textbook of creativity. London: Penguin.

CHECKLAND, P. 1999. Systems thinking, systems practice. Chichester: Wiley.

GAWANDE, A. 2009. The checklist manifesto : how to get things right ISBN: 9781846683145 (paperback); 9781846683138 (hardback); 9781847651877 (eBook). New York: Metropolitan Books of Henry Holt and Company.

MEADOWS, D.H. 2008. Thinking in systems : a primer. Chelsea Green Publishing.

SENGE, P. 2006. The fifth discipline: the art and practice of the learning organisation. London: Random House Business Books.

SWEENEY, L. 2010. The systems thinking playbook: exercises to stretch and build learning and systems thinking capabilities. Burlington: Chelsea Green Publishing.

A selection of additional journal papers will accompany this course.

This list was last updated on 12/10/2017