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Delivering care in the strangest of times — necessity becomes the mother of innovation

Delivering care in the strangest of times — necessity becomes the mother of innovation
Delivering care in the strangest of times — necessity becomes the mother of innovation
‘Art imitates nature, and necessity is the mother of invention; science also invites to study and practicks, but theory gives the prospect, and operation finishes the project’ (Franck, 1694). This age-old quotation appears particularly apt during this grim period in human history, where in only a few weeks considerable innovation and change has emerged to meet the daily challenges of reducing harm from the coronavirus pandemic. While necessity and the challenge of daily operation of health and social care perhaps have not yet ‘finished the project’ but have awakened our realization that massive changes in how care is delivered can be achieved very quickly. This may be one lesson from the pandemic we would do well to hold on to when the present danger has receded!
1746-6814
16-21
Clark, Michael
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Tyrer, Julie
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Worsley, Peter
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Clark, Michael
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Downie, Fiona
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O’connor, Louise
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Worsley, Peter
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Clark, Michael, Fletcher, Jacqui, Downie, Fiona, O’connor, Louise, Tyrer, Julie and Worsley, Peter (2020) Delivering care in the strangest of times — necessity becomes the mother of innovation. Wounds UK, 16 (2), 16-21.

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‘Art imitates nature, and necessity is the mother of invention; science also invites to study and practicks, but theory gives the prospect, and operation finishes the project’ (Franck, 1694). This age-old quotation appears particularly apt during this grim period in human history, where in only a few weeks considerable innovation and change has emerged to meet the daily challenges of reducing harm from the coronavirus pandemic. While necessity and the challenge of daily operation of health and social care perhaps have not yet ‘finished the project’ but have awakened our realization that massive changes in how care is delivered can be achieved very quickly. This may be one lesson from the pandemic we would do well to hold on to when the present danger has receded!

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Published date: 1 January 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 444495
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/444495
ISSN: 1746-6814
PURE UUID: 81fb9144-4d77-4e1f-b98e-4de37e210c6e
ORCID for Peter Worsley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0145-5042

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Date deposited: 21 Oct 2020 16:31
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:00

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Author: Michael Clark
Author: Jacqui Fletcher
Author: Fiona Downie
Author: Louise O’connor
Author: Julie Tyrer
Author: Peter Worsley ORCID iD

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