Finding a Common Vision and Entry Points: “The struggle to comprehend the basic starting point.”

The third blog post from group 2A is focused on the research process of our project on continuity of care in primary healthcare. This project has been developed in collaboration with Kela and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The blog post showcases the current process of the project and discusses more deeply the process of the vision and entry points.

The journey towards finding the solution

In the process on finding solutions for a better healthcare system, we delve into the intricacies of Finland’s healthcare landscape. With a focus on continuity of care, we navigate the complexities, identifying opportunities and entry points. Yet, the journey towards finding a solution is full of challenges, and we are on the way to finding the best possible outcomes.

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.

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.

The incessant use of question marks

A large part of this blog consists of questions. As we are taking the first steps in our project, we find ourselves immersed in them: Questions upon questions and answers that raise new questions. In this first part, we try to familiarize ourselves with the topic, meet our partners for the first time, and discuss our priorities as well as our direction in research.

Beyond Appointments: The Lifelong Commitment to Health

We are conducting a project about the opportunities for improving Continuity of Care with our partners Kela and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The main focus for our group is the patients’ point of view. We aim to explore ways in which patients’ behaviour could be incentivized to uphold CoC.

Have we been understanding disabilities all wrong?

This blog post reports on work-in-progress within the DfG course! The post are written by the group dealing with the brief on ‘Pilot project for Personal Budgeting Model’, provided by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), and the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) in collaboration with the ORSI project. — … Read more