On Friday the 25th of November 2016 I gave a talk for the Scottish Philosophy and Psychiatry Special Interest Group.
My subject was “Improvement Science”.
The following is based on the slides and the four short films that I presented.
My talk was entitled:
The meeting was held at the Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling:I started the day off:
I gave these declarations:
I explained to the audience that like Dr Rev I M Jolly I can be overly pessimistic:
The dictionary definition of ‘Improvement’:
The dictionary definition of ‘Science’:
My concern is any pre-determinism to science:
The Health Foundation have considered Improvement Science: this is from 2011:
Many different terms are used including “QI” for “Quality Improvement”:
This is where improvement science began, in Boston, Massachusetts:
The Founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) was Don Berwick:
The first description of this movement in Britain goes back to 1992 by Dr Godlee:
Fifteen years later, Dr Godlee…
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