• Breaking the Vicious Cycle
    In the ongoing Continuity of Care series, this blog throws light on the crucial role of General Practitioners in navigating the complex labyrinth of the Finnish healthcare system. However, the burden of heavy workloads and unfavorable working conditions often drives many GPs to pursue further specialization or depart from the public sector, thereby worsening staff retention issues in a perpetual loop. Understanding the factors contributing to poor working conditions highlights the urgent need for reforms and remedies to retain GPs and ensure conducive work environments.
  • In the driver’s seat of our health – Between patient and customer
    This blog post explores the interdependency between the users and the healthcare system, introducing the juxtaposition of “Customer and patient”. How can continuity of care be adapted to our future society and be extended into other areas of life?
  • HUMAN, SHMUMAN. It’s a perspective
    This is the second blog of group A1 about their work on Policy coherence in Biodiversity in collaboration with the Prime Minister’s Office. It poses questions stemming from their research and provides the basis for the second phase of the design process.
  • Investigating Initial Pathways: Enhancing Continuity
    In this blog post, Beste Polatkal from Group 2A shares research findings on improving the continuity of care in Finland’s healthcare system through a “Whys” analysis. The issues explored are major issues like doctor shortages & heavy workloads and it is discussed how better teamwork might create opportunities for better continuity.
  • Exploring the Vertical Ecosystem
    The working title of our project is “Exploring the Vertical Ecosystem”. Just like an ecosystem, we see the different agencies and research institutes affiliated to The Ministry of Environment as entagled and interconnected, feeding off of and into each other. At this point in our project we have concluded our research phase, taking a keen interest in the human perspective of the system.
  • The Hidden Realities of Civil Servants
    During the past few weeks, we dove into the Ministry of Environment. Our interviews revealed that behind all biodiversity policies are civil servants, whose realities are shaped by human interaction and experiences. At the end of our research we connected the dots, which created a picture of barriers to the biodiversity policy coherence we yearn for.