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An emerging "caring life-course theory" (CLCT) describes the proportion of care that needs to be met through self-care as the top space engulfed within a U-shaped line. Its central assumption is that mostly around two points (beginning-of-life and end-of-life), a person's care needs tend to be met by others.(1) However, we argue that in many cases, the increasing demands of aging populations require twisting such a U-shaped line into a horizontal one, more like a suspension bridge, supported by a necessary ongoing care provision.
This presentation introduces engineering design principles (anti-funicular geometry and tensile integrity)(2,3) to gerontology. The proposition involves investigating the optimisation of the healthcare system and its structural composition considering the latest technological knowledge and their compression and tension elements.
The healthcare system and its limited resources could cope with the most complex structural care demands across the life span of those experiencing chronic self-care impairments if transdisciplinary gerontology teams use anti-funicular geometry and tensile integrity design to model, test, and implement technological resource-saving care solutions.
The presentation introduces a novel line of future investigation for gerontologists. It involves transdisciplinary experiments modelling the use of technology and the compression and tension elements of healthcare systems. This new research angle may find a way to save resources while bringing high-quality care solutions to those with chronic self-care impairments.
|Publication status||Published - 22 Nov 2022|
|Event||55th Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Conference: The future of ageing well - Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 22 Nov 2022 → 25 Nov 2022
Conference number: 55
https://aag.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/55th-aag-conference/program/Agenda (Conference program)
|Conference||55th Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Conference|
|Abbreviated title||AAG Conference|
|Period||22/11/22 → 25/11/22|
Bibliographical notePinero de Plaza, M.A., Dafny, H., Lawless, M., McMillan, P., Buchanan, R., Leon, Z., Beleigoli, A., Archibald, M., Mudd, A., Lange, B., Tieu, M., Feo, R., Visvanathan, R., Robyn, C., Hendriks, J., Hallmann, G., Del Fante, P., Morton, E., Hunter, S., Kitson, A., 2022. ENLIGHTEN: homEbouNd peopLe agInG witH TEchNology. A socio-scientific and artistic exhibition submitted to The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability (SUB.001.02754 & SUB.001.02754). https://doi.org/10.25451/flinders.21569445
- Homebound Persons
- Frailty Status
- equity and social justice
- technological health solutions
- Digital access
- Impairments, reducing life chances for the disabled.
- Consumer engagement
- Arts and Health
- Social action
- Participatory Action Research
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A winner of the Big Ideas video competition to improve the Australian health system. Consumer Health Forum of Australia, 2021.
Pinero de Plaza, Maria Alejandra (Recipient), 23 Feb 2021
Prize: Other distinctionFile
The Caring Futures Institute, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia: Seminar Series on Knowledge Exchange17 Oct 2023
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talkFile
Research Program: Visibility and Technological Solutions for Frail, Homebound and Bedridden People - FHBP
Maria Alejandra Pinero de Plaza (Participant), Penelope McMillan (Participant), Alline Beleigoli (Participant), Michael Lawless (Participant), Alexandra Mudd (Participant), Mandy Archibald (Participant), Matthew Tieu (Participant), Rebecca Feo (Participant), Erin Morton (Participant), Belinda Lange (Participant), Mark Thompson (Participant), Danielle Taylor (Participant), Sue Gordon (Participant), Agustina Gancia (Participant), Sarah Hunter (Participant), Kathy Phelan (Participant), Robyn Clark (Participant), Ricky Buchanan (Participant), Renuka Visvanathan (Participant) & Alison Kitson (Participant)Jun 2022 → Jun 2026
Activity: Other activity types › Other
CAREPULSE - Community And Rural Experts Partnered for Understanding and Leveraging Strategic Endeavours in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary PreventionPinero de Plaza, D. M. A., Bester, C., Nesbitt, K., Hutchinson, C., Clark, R., Suebkinorn, O. & Beleigoli, A., 3 Nov 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) p. 1. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Co-designing, measuring, and optimizing innovations and solutions within complex adaptive health systemsPinero de Plaza, M. A., Yadav, L. & Kitson, A., 31 Mar 2023, In: Frontiers in Health Services. 3, 18 p., 1154614.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile21 Downloads (Pure)
Pinero de Plaza, D. M. A., 16 Feb 2023, p. 23. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › peer-review