Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

- 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.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Framing a Life Animated


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(mental) Life
Animated


communication  meaning

singing  dialogue

family friends relationships


documentary

activism

awareness






My source: Whitworth, D. (2016)  The autistic boy whose life was unlocked by Disney, Arts, The Times, 13 December. p.8-9.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

6th International Workshop on Infrastructures for Healthcare (IHC)

Infrastructures for governance, quality improvement and service efficiency

Organizing institutions: Aarhus University, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Aarhus, Denmark: 22nd – 23rd of June 2017

Deadline for paper submission: 20th of February 2017

Website: http://conferences.au.dk/infrahealth2017/

ICT and information infrastructures (electronic patient records, telemedicine, laboratory systems, etc) are regarded as having a strategic role in dealing with complex issues in healthcare, for supporting clinical personnel in their daily work as well as for providing decision support, improving efficiency and workflow across institutional, departmental and professional boundaries.

Visions and hopes for digitization of healthcare have been launched since the early 1960, but only during the last decade have these materialized beyond stand-alone systems as infrastructures connecting professions, units and domains. The sheer complexity of this high-reliability, high-risk domain has proven challenging, and many experiments and pilot test have been necessary.

Today, healthcare staff and managers as well as administrators look forward to reap the fruits of the long-term investment into developing healthcare infrastructures: The use of healthcare data to improve governance, service quality and efficiency is increasingly at the center of attention.

We wish to bring international researchers, healthcare professionals, IT professionals, administrators, and IT enterprises together to discuss these issues (See Call for Participation). We particularly invite contributions that are methodologically based on ethnographic/case/field studies.

Infrastructures for Healthcare” is a biennial workshop. Previous workshops were held in different universities in Copenhagen, Denmark (2007, 2009, and 2011), the Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø), Norway (2013), and Fondazione Bruno Kessler and University of Trento, Italy (2015). The sixth edition will take place in Aarhus, Denmark. The workshop will be co-organized with Aarhus University and Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy.

Workshop papers will be published in the EUSSET digital library (www.eusset.eu). Selected papers from the workshop will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of the International Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work.

My source: Enrico Maria Piras  enrico.piras AT gmail.com stsgrad AT googlegroups.com

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Person & Sense of Place: A River runs through it.....


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Personhood Personality Identity

Philosophy

Ethics

Panpsychism

Whanganui River

Nature

Environment

Human Ecology

History - Heritage

Indigenous Peoples

Legal personhood

Rights of Nature



My source: Moses, K. (2017) New Zealand River Granted Legal Personhood, Resurgence & Ecologist, Jan / Feb 2017. Issue 300: p.5.

NZHerald Agreement entitles Whanganui River to legal identity http://nzh.tw/10830586 via @nzherald

The Rights of Nature

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Comment: From universal health coverage to right care for health - The Lancet

"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.

Kleinert, S. & Horton, R. (2016). From universal health coverage to right care for health. The Lancet. Published Online January 8, 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32588-0


How can we reflect upon universal health coverage and 'right care'?

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harm to the individual

wishes

values

patient (person) centered

information

resources

harm - benefit ratios

unnecessary care


beliefs

community leaders

harm to the community

social benefits

human relationships

Universal health coverage

cost   finances

organisations

power

policy


My source: Twitter greg fell

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

Perceptive Movement (Fifteen Points in 1 of 4)

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My source:
A presentation at Conceptual Spaces at Work 2012
Brilliant Ideas, Bloomberg, Random International

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

'Person re-identification': In Camera In Care...? [ Ack: ERCIM 108 ]

From: Identifying Persons of Interest in CCtV Camera Networks 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.

The above text prompted the musings below as per Hodges' model and a nursing - healthcare context:

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.


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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

ERCIM News No. 108 Special theme: "Computational Imaging"

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Learning Health Systems (LHS) Call and 1st Issue

Learning Health Systems

Learning Health Systems (LHS) is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal published in collaboration with the University of Michigan. With a goal of advancing the interdisciplinary area of learning health systems, the journal promotes research, scholarship, and dialogue focused on theory, complex issues, conceptual syntheses, education models and more. LHS seeks to achieve continuous rapid improvement in health and healthcare and to transform organizational practice. The journal includes research reports, experience reports, briefs and commentaries.


Learning Health Systems is now accepting submissions for its first issue.

Reasons to publish:
  • Topics of international importance 
  • Immediately open access, freely available to read, download and share 
  • Distinguished editorial board 
  • High standard, rigorous peer review 
  • Quality and reputation, supported by the University of Michigan and Wiley 
  • Authors retain copyright 
  • Compliance with institutional and funder mandates

My source:
Kathleen Young via GANM:  http://knowledge-gateway.org/ganm/

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Book: Start the New Year as you mean to go on... It's SimPol

The SimPol Solution
“It’s ambitious and provocative. Can it work? Certainly worth a serious try” – Noam Chomsky

“I nodded until I got a crick in my neck. I haven’t read a book for years that I agreed with so deeply and so consistently – nor felt so keenly that these are messages the world needs to hear. The clarity, simplicity and profound importance of this book are beyond question. Please read it, and please encourage others to do the same.” - Prof. Simon Anholt, Founder, the Good Country Index

Humanity is failing to tackle urgent global problems like climate change, tax havens, mass migration and wealth inequality. Meanwhile, voters are rebelling in the form of Brexit, Trump and the rise of the Far-Right. The SIMPOL SOLUTION reasons that there is just one barrier that prevents all governments from taking action: the fear that it would make their national economies uncompetitive. No nation can move first for fear of losing jobs and investment to others.

The SIMPOL SOLUTION identifies this as ‘Destructive Global Competition’, a global vicious circle in which we’re all caught. It’s not that governments don’t want to act, but that they can’t. Blaming governments or corporations, even protesting against social injustices, simply continues a ‘them-and-us' polarised politics that goes nowhere.

To find a way out, this book proposes an inner revolution in the way we think about and understand the world, a new more complex level of thinking that the authors call ‘world-centric’. They outline the necessary psychological steps needed to achieve this before introducing the SIMPOL SOLUTION – a simple but effective way for citizens to democratically impel governments to cooperatively solve multiple global problems, so opening the way to a just and sustainable future.

Published by Peter Owen Ltd. Due out February 2017. Pre-order NOW on Amazon, from the publisher, or from the authors direct, at http://www.simpol.org/index.php?id=545

Happy New Year!

My source: John Bunzl  jbunzl AT simpol.org

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Inner model

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'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)
























Do we need more 'laboratories' in 2017?
Can we produce the researchers and other staff to fill the labs?
What labs should be prioritised?
What progress have we made in integrating knowledge since the time of Pasteur?
Does it matter?
How evidence-based is evidence-based?
Are laboratories more about analysis and hence reduction than synthesis?
Where are the social sciences exactly?

Happy New Year!


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The difference that makes...

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So information,
while a critical part of learning,
is only one among many forces at work.


Information theory
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.



Seely Brown, J., & Duguid, P. (2000). The Social Life of Information. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press, 138.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Book: The Mind Club

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My source: Anderson, A. (2016). The ultimate club, CultureLab, New Scientist. 230: 3070. 23 April. 44-45.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23030700-900-the-mind-club-will-they-let-you-in/

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Book: Cure - A journey into the science of mind over body

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Thunderstorm Asthma in Hodges' model

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Breathing, Asthma

Climate, Thunderstorms

Pollen (rupturing?)

8,500 Hospital Treatment

1,900 Emergency calls in 5 hours

Intensive Care

at least 8 Deaths



Health Services

Emergency response / resources

Disaster Management / Review



Melbourne thunderstorm asthma death toll rises to eight, The Guardian, 29 November 2016.

My source:
Davey, M. (2016). Deadly asthma thunderstorm kills four and leaves Melbourne reeling; &
Sample, I. (2016). Analysis, Doctors agree on why, but are less sure how. The Guardian, 25 November. p.3.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Conference: Making Real Change Happen - Int. Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

Important Update about ISPS 2017, Liverpool

  • Interest in the conference is almost unprecedented so the date for submissions has now been extended to January 15th, 2017. We encourage you to submit on any of our linked themes. Go to www.isps2017uk.org for further information.

  • At this point we want to highlight one of our plenaries on making real change happen – Making Wards Therapeutic. Please go to:


Interested in Psychosis?  Interested in real change for the better? The ISPS 2017 conference in Liverpool, UK is for you, whatever your discipline and if you are a service use or carer. The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis conferences have an outstanding reputation for vibrancy, conviviality, breadth of presentations and social events.

Submissions:   Submit a paper, poster, symposium or workshop before the end of January 15th, 2017   Please go to www.isps2017uk.org

Registration:   We anticipate a full house, so why not make an early bird registration. Please go to www.isps2017uk.org

Please pass this new message on further to your friends and colleagues and other intranets.  See you in Liverpool.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Book: Lies, Incorporated THE WORLD OF POST-TRUTH POLITICS

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Lies, Incorporated



My source:
Baraniuk, C. (2016). Trick or tweet? Or both? New Scientist, 16 July. 231: 3082. 20-21.


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Friday, December 16, 2016

Time, Space and the Individual (ego)

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Images source:
How we think and speak

My source:
Gattis, M. (Ed.). (2001). Spatial Schemas and Abstract Thought, MIT Press: Cambridge. p.204.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

7th International Conference on Digital Health



The 7th International Conference on Digital Health will take place in London from Monday 3 July to Wednesday 5 July 2017. The conference will address Global Public Health, Personalised Medicine, and Emergency Medicine in the Age of Big Data.

'Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for interdisciplinary digital health research bringing together computer science to dramatically improve public health, global health and wellbeing of individuals and populations globally are extraordinary...'

Papers Submission Deadline: Mon, February 13th, 2017

Best wishes, Neil

Let's build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare knowledge - Join HIFA: www.hifa.org

HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is the coordinator of the HIFA campaign ( Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ) and current chair of the Dgroups Foundation (www.dgroups.info), which supports communities of practice for a better world.
Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG neil AT hifa.org

My source: HIFA (with thanks to UCL)


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Right hand (or left, or center..?) model

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Leopoldo Mendez | Proletarian Hand (1932)


Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

Image: https://www.artsy.net

My source: Budick, A. (2016). A savage vision, Collecting. FT Weekend, 26-27 November, p.10.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Space of Origin - Foucault

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"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.










Foucault, Michel (1973). The Birth of the Clinic. New York: Pantheon Books.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

From: Individual To: Group and ...

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Ken Price - Pastel (1995)










My source: Wullschlager J. (2016). Critic's Choice, Life & Arts, FT Weekend. 10-11 December, p.16.

HAUSER & WIRTH Ken Price exhibition

Image source:
http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/artsandculture_museumsandculture/2013/07/19/ken-price-sculpture-a-retrospective/

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