family friends relationships
- provides a space devoted to the conceptual framework known as Hodges' model. Read about this tool that can help integrate HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model can facilitate PERSON-CENTREDNESS, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, HOLISTIC CARE and REFLECTION. Follow the development of a new website using Drupal (it might happen one day!!). See our bibliography, posts since 2006 and if interested please get in touch [@h2cm OR h2cmng AT yahoo.co.uk]. Welcome.
family friends relationships
|Personhood Personality Identity|
History - Heritage
Rights of Nature
"What is right care? In its simplest definition it is care that weighs up benefits and harms, is patient-centred (taking individual circumstances, values, and wishes into account), and is informed by evidence, including cost-effectiveness." p.1.
harm to the individual
patient (person) centered
harm - benefit ratios
harm to the community
Universal health coverage
From: Identifying Persons of Interest in CCtV Camera
by Furqan M. Khan and Francois Bremond (Inria) in ERCIM News 108
"Person re-identification is a challenging task because individuals move in all directions, including away from the camera and across the field of view (see Figure 1). Therefore, biometric cues such as face or iris cannot be reliably extracted. Instead, holistic appearance of the person (clothing) or gait is used, which is inherently not as discriminative. Furthermore, due to low resolution, subtleties in gait are difficult to measure. In addition, a person’s appearance in a video is susceptible to illumination, occlusion, camera properties and viewing angle. Finally, for a fully automated system, individuals must be localised using a person detection and tracking algorithm before building their appearance models." p.35.
Patient (Person) re-identification is a challenging task because patients move through the health and social care systems in many directions, routes and disciplines, including away from the humanistic values that should (must) inform practice for comprehensive assessment (see Figure 1 - Hodges' model). Therefore, mechanistic (that includes biometric) cues AND humanistic perspectives cannot be reliably extracted and integrated. Instead, holistic appearance of the person across four care or knowledge domains can be used. This is inherently not as discriminative as it starts with a blank (neutral) conceptual framework. Furthermore, emergency situations (hopefully) excepted, staffing pressures and time constraints create low resolution accounts and records in terms of person-centeredness and so subtleties in a variety of care strengths and needs (including gait) may be difficult to discern and measure. In addition, a person’s representation in a care episode or encounter is susceptible to communication problems (noise), lack of access to records, whether paper or computer-based, all aggravated by a viewing angle that is still service-centered. Finally, a system that can facilitate holistic, person centered and integrated care for individuals must be self-referential in that it facilitates definition of health and what care (by self, other person [or thing - robot]) encompasses. The system will encourage reflection and critical thinking helping to assure person-centered skills in staff ('person' detection) and continuity of care (tracking algorithm) before building the appearance model: their health career.
Dear ERCIM News Reader,
ERCIM News No. 108 has just been published at http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en108
This issue features:
|ERCIM News 108|
|Learning Health Systems|
|The SimPol Solution|
'I beseech you to take interest in these sacred domains so expressively called laboratories. Ask that there be more and that they be adorned for these are the temples of the future, wealth and well-being. It is here that humanity will grow, strengthen and improve. Here, humanity will learn to read progress and individual harmony in the works of nature, while humanity's own works are all too often those of barbarism, fanaticism and destruction.'Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
while a critical part of learning,
is only one among many forces at work.
portrays information as a change registered
in an otherwise steady state.
It's a light flashing out on a dark hillside (to borrow an example from the philosopher Fred Dretske) or the splash of a pebble breaking the calm of a still lake.
In either case, the result,
as the anthropologist Gregory Bateson
puts it neatly, is ...
"a difference that makes a difference." p.138.
8,500 Hospital Treatment
1,900 Emergency calls in 5 hours
at least 8 Deaths
Emergency response / resources
Disaster Management / Review
"For us, the human body defines, by natural right, the space of origin and of distribution of disease: a space whose lines, volumes, surfaces, and routes are laid down, in accordance with a now familiar geometry, by the anatomical atlas. But this order of the solid, visible body is only one way—in all likelihood neither the first, nor the most fundamental—in which one spatializes disease. There have been, and will be, other distributions of illness. When will we be able to define the structures that determine, in the secret volume of the body, the course of allergic reactions? Has anyone ever drawn up the specific geometry of a virus diffusion in the thin layer of a segment of tissue? Is the law governing the spatialization of these phenomena to be found in a Euclidean anatomy? After all, one only has to remember that the old theory of sympathies spoke a vocabulary of correspondences, vicinities, and homologies, terms for which the perceived space of anatomy hardly offers a coherent lexicon. Every great thought in the field of pathology lays down a configuration for disease whose spatial requisites are not necessarily those of classical geometry." p.3.
"The exact superposition of the ‘body’ of the disease and the body of the sick man is no more than a historical, temporary datum." p.3.
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