I am excited to be presenting some of my complexity work as a contributed talk at the 2nd Annual Michigan Mini-Complexity Conference, lead by UM’s Center for the Study of Complex Systems.
Here is the abstract:
“The structural and ethical complexity of private and public health”
Due to the immense health consequences left to a society by not allowing and
supporting such intervention through health based intervention and
survelliance, effective public health action requires that the private sphere be
under the watch of the public for the sake of the society as a whole. As such,
public health is borne of the personal affliction of illness that becomes nested as a
“public” incidence. Habermas (1989) posited that in order to begin to understand
the public sphere in its present form, this analysis must begin with examining
changing in organizational structure. This paper, in homage to Habermas, will
present an ecological approach that examines a reconceptualization of organ
donation and health (in general) as a dance between the directives of the public
to save lives and the private sphere lives that make up a population in a
population risk equation.