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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.
1.Kitson et al. (2022)
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Jul 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 noteAAG Online Presentation
- geometric feature
- aging population
- Continuity of Care
- mathematical concepts
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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
20 Apr 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
20 Apr 2022
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organising a conference, workshop, ...
Alejandra Pinero de Plaza (Participant)13 Jan 2021
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
Pinero de Plaza, D. M. A., 16 Feb 2023, p. 23. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › peer-review
The Use of Digital Technologies in the Inpatient Setting to Promote Communication During the Early Stage of an Infectious Disease Outbreak: A Scoping ReviewMudd, A., Feo, R., Pinero de Plaza, M. A., Tieu, M., Paia, S. Y., Cleland, J., Windle, A., George, S., Thompson, M. Q., Ambagtsheer, R. C., Muller, A., Hall, A. & Lange, B., 1 Feb 2023, In: Telemedicine and e-Health. 29, 2, p. 172-197 26 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
Pinero de Plaza, M. A., 30 Mar 2022, In: JBI Evidence Implementation's Bulletin . Issue 1, 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debateOpen Access