Introducing a new resource for applied systems thinking methodologies for health systems researchers
In October this year, Don de Savigny, Karl Blanchet and Taghreed Adam published Applied Systems Thinking For Health Systems Research: A Methodological Handbook. This book presents a collection of methods chapters, underpinned by real world experience, describing some of the main innovative systems thinking approaches, methods and tools being used in health systems research today. Given the high level of interest in systems thinking and the desire of students, researchers and professionals to apply systems thinking ideas in their work, this publication could be a very useful teaching resource. In this blog, Don de Savigny writes about the origins of the handbook, the approaches and tools it covers, and how it can be used in teaching.