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Deliberative Processes and Wicked Problems
During a training event among the 6 National Collaborating Centres for Public Health, the Centre's Val Morrison and François-Pierre Gauvin presented a workshop on deliberative processes as a promising way to approach wicked problems.
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At this workshop, the group was introduced to the concept of "wicked" problems as a way of understanding certain complex issues like health inequalities, obesity, climate change and bedbugs.
Wicked problems defy the usual approaches and are not amenable to straightforward solutions. "Wicked" is a technical term that is used frequently to describe problems, but it is not always clear what it means. This workshop offers an overview of the concept of wicked problems and presents deliberative processes as one way to begin to approach them.

From deliberation to action Using deliberative processes to address wicked problems
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