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systems theory

a holistic medical concept in which the human patient is viewed as an integrated complex of open systems rather than as semiindependent parts. The health care approach in this theory requires the incorporation of family, community, and cultural factors as influences to be considered in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient.
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Despite the many similarities between the Hegelian view and that of systems theorists of various traditions, Hegel's influence on these thinkers appears to have been indirect, through the influence on Marx's views of systems, for example, which were ubiquitous as systems theory was developing, and through the work of Spengler, who under Hegel's influence came to view societies as organistic, and who influenced Bertalannfy.
Systems theory continued to be of large influence in management sciences and research over the last half of the twentieth century, and underwent significant change, including the development of traditional "hard" (positivistic) and "soft" (interpretive) approaches to systems thinking.
Family Systems Theory as Literary Analysis: The Case of Philip Roth.
As was already true of Translation in Systems (1999), these essays have the considerable merit, among many others, of securing a fixed place in translation studies for Luhmannian systems theory in particular (on the latter see the critical treatment in Tyulenev, 2009).
unquestionably deserves great credit for bringing systems theory and, with it, a rudimentary metaphysics of becoming into a contemporary rethinking of the classical understanding of the soul-body relation.
Effects-based operations, the latest variant of the so-called Warden school, is far more representative of the American penchant for creative English (through invention of attractive slogans and acronyms) than serious systems theory (read Paul Van Riper's commentary in this same issue).
The clearly stated purpose of the book is to outline a systems theory framework as a theoretical advance within career development theory.
Perhaps you have already noticed that ecological systems theory is of applied significance, since it suggests that interventions at any level of the environment can enhance development.
The first part of the book outlines the main tenets of the various theories which are relevant to the theme of the book including cyberregulation theories, regulation theories, systems theory, socio-legal regulation theories and social-technical-legal regulation theories.
He began a BEng (Hons)in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Northumbria when he was 21, went on to study for a PhD, and graduated with a Doctorate in Control Systems Theory in 2006.
New chapters cover phenomenology and ecological systems theory, positive youth development, and religious and spiritual development.
Social systems theory holds that all organizations are open systems with interdependent parts that interact and depend on each other and the external environment (Hoy & Miskel, 2003).

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