Excerpts from the introduction to the forthcoming book.
In Mike Taylor's original complexity science definition, health is seen as a process of predictive optimization at each scale of a networked hierarchical system. The predictive optimization of the larger scales constrains the probability space of the lower scales of the system so that if the highest scale is not optimized then the system is not optimized and is not healthy.
Compassion is currently the highest state of predictive optimization.
June 8, 2017 "The Unified Theory of Meaning Emergence" conference session annual meeting of the American Holistic Nurses Association
June 5, 2014 Pre-Conference session “Toward an era of Compassion: How complexity takes us through the looking glass” annual meeting of the American Holistic Nurses Association 2013 Pre-Conference session “Complexity and the Nursing Science of Compassion” annual meeting of the American Holistic Nurses Association
2011 breakout session on the “Social Isolation of Nursing Science as a Barrier to Men in Nursing” at the annual meeting of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing 2011 Research poster at the annual meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society titled “A Systematic Literature Review of the Mathematical Approaches of Complexity Science in Health Behavior/Promotion Research”.
2010 Poster titled “Complexity Science and Health Behavior: a Guide for the Novice” at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting