Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD
- provides a space devoted to the conceptual framework known as Hodges' model. Read about this resource for 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 as I finalise my research question with part 2 starting in 2016. See our bibliography, posts since 2006 and please get in touch [@h2cm]. Welcome.
Monday, December 05, 2016
Friday, December 02, 2016
The Journal of Community Informatics has just published its latest issue at
Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,
PUCP - Communications
evillan AT pucp.edu.pe
Co-Editor in chief, Journal of Community Informatics
Vol 12, No 3 (2016): Special Issue on Data Literacy
Table of Contents
Editorial: Cosmopolitanism versus Traditionalism and the need to talk about a different divide
Data Literacy - What is it and how can we make it happen?
Mark Frank, Johanna Walker, Judie Attard, Alan Tygel
Articles, Special Issue on Data Literacy
Creating an Understanding of Data Literacy for a Data-driven Society
Annika Wolff, Daniel Gooch, Jose J. Cavero Montaner, Umar Rashid, Gerd Kortuem
Data Literacy defined pro populo: To read this article, please provide a little information
Data literacy conceptions, community capabilities
Urban Data in the primary classroom: bringing data literacy to the UK curriculum
Annika Wolff, Jose J Cavero Montaner, Gerd Kortuem
Contributions of Paulo Freire for a Critical Data Literacy: a Popular Education Approach
Alan Freihof Tygel, Rosana Kirsch
DataBasic: Design Principles, Tools and Activities for Data Literacy Learners
Catherine D'Ignazio, Rahul Bhargava
Perceptions of ICT use in rural Brazil: Factors that impact appropriation among marginalized communities
Paola Prado, J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz, Mauro Araújo Câmara
Graphical Perception of Value Distributions: An Evaluation of Non-Expert Viewers' Data Literacy
Arkaitz Zubiaga, Brian Mac Namee
Granny gets smarter but Junior hardly notices
Isabella Margarethe Venter, Karen Renaud, Renette Blignaut
Digital Cultural Heritage and Social Sustainability
Chern Li Liew, Gobinda Chowdhury
Data Murals: Using the Arts to Build Data Literacy
Rahul Bhargava, Ricardo Kadouaki, Emily Bhargava, Guilherme
Castro, Catherine D'Ignazio
Notes from the field
Don't ask too much from data literacy
Data Literacy projects in Canada: Field notes from the Open Data Institute, Toronto node
Andi Argast, Lydia Zvyagintseva
Points of View
Some Key Challenges for Data Literacy
Mark Frank, Johanna Walker
Critical Questions for Community Informatics in Practice
Martin Wolske, Colin Rhinesmith
Thursday, December 01, 2016
We are pleased to announce the publication this week of a special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work journal on the theme of Psychopolitics in the Twenty First Century, which was inspired by the conference of the same name at Liverpool Hope University in June 2015.
The special issue features articles or reviews from leading figures in the field including Professors Peter Beresford, Ann Davis, David Pilgrim and Diana Rose amongst others. The papers explore a range of themes such as politics, social theory and social movements in mental health, Mad Studies, anti-psychiatry, critical perspectives on mental health policy and strategies of resistance to welfare reform. There are also articles from activist and consciousness raising groups involved in mental health campaigning from Critical Voices Network Ireland and reVision to Psychologists Against Austerity.
The full contents list and links to papers are available here:
Please email Rich at mothr AT hope.ac.uk if you would like further information about the special issue, subscribing to this journal or accessing individual articles.
on behalf of the Guest Editors: Rich Moth, Helen Spandler, Mick McKeown and Joe Greener
Dr Rich Moth
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Liverpool Hope University
Office: FML 302
Tel: 0151 291 3853
Hodges' model can provide disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary bridges from where you are to where you need to be...?
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
line(s?) of communication
line(s) of command
chain of command
Sunday, November 27, 2016
In combination the empty foreground and background brings us simultaneously to what is 'now': the situation, the context. The personal, social, political and physical are constantly re-presented in the health:ill-health duality. Our focus remains: ill-health. We still lack the depth of vision to resolve this duality. Focus needs structure: only from simplicity may we travel to complexity.
The need for simplicity, structure, meaning and recording can be found, accomplished and apprehended through the conceptual framework known as Hodges' model. Its cruciform span is coincidental, and yet can be interpreted as four ways. Four ways of looking - seeing, learning and knowing. Five ways and even. As the model and the user reflects the innumerable perspectives that can be found as these conceptual spaces breathe: waxing and waning. Always from that initial state. Emptiness with structure.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Trisha Brown: http://www.trishabrowncompany.org/?page=view&nr=1187
My source: The Moderna Museet, Stockholm 24 August 2016.
Monday, November 21, 2016
7th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare
Date: September 18-20, 2017
Location: Lund, Sweden
- Workshop Proposals: March 31, 2017
- Paper Submission Due: May 1, 2017
- Author Notification: June 21, 2017
- Final Manuscript Due: July 21, 2017
ICTH is a premier venue for bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from academia and healthcare who are engaged in different facets of ICT and healthcare. The conference encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent significant developments and promising future trends of ICT based applications, systems, tools, environments and infrastructures in the fields of health/medical care, and related domains, such as public health and pharmaceuticals. Papers on either completed or ongoing research are invited in the following and related topics of interests.
Lund University is a strong influence on Lund city, and several university buildings are located in the heart of the city. The combination of businesses, students and researchers from around the world has given birth to Lund's unique character as a city of strong research-based global industries. The Malmö region, including Lund, is the 4th most inventive region in the world. Sweden’s first and most successful research park, Ideon, is situated in Lund, and the country’s two largest research ventures, MAX IV Laboratory and the European Spallation Source (ESS) are located here. The students at Lund University comprise a large part of the population of the city and consequently have a significant impact on it and contribute to the youthful, laid-back atmosphere. The young population influences all aspects of life in Lund, from the daily rhythm of the city, to city planning, pubs and bars, museums and countless cultural and leisure activities. The combination of old traditions and history together with the bustling student life makes Lund a great place to live and study!
ICTH-2017 will be held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks
We invite submissions on either completed or ongoing work. Submitted papers must be no longer than 8 pages for full papers, 5 pages for short papers and 4 pages for work in progress, including all figures, tables and references. We encourage students to submit short papers or works in progress, and welcome proposals on workshops in areas of special interest to participants.
The 7th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH) is a premier venue for bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from academia and healthcare who are engaged in different facets of ICT and healthcare. The conference encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent significant developments and promising future trends of ICT based applications, systems, tools, environments and infrastructures in the fields of health/medical care, and related domains, such as public health and pharmaceuticals. Papers on either completed or ongoing research are invited in the following and related topics of interests.
- Ambient Assisted Living for Elderly Care
- Ambient Intelligence and Intelligent Service Systems
- Analysis and Evaluation of Healthcare Systems
- Clinical Data and Knowledge Management
- Cloud Computing for Healthcare
- Collaboration Technologies for Healthcare
- Context-aware Applications for Patient Monitoring and Care
- Data mining Techniques and Data Warehouses in Healthcare
- Data Visualization
- Decision Support Systems in Healthcare
- Drug Information Systems
- Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare Systems
- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies in Healthcare
- Digital Hospitals
- E-health & m-health
- Electronic Health Records (EHR) & Personal Health Records (PHR)
- Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)
- Health Portals
- Information and Knowledge Processing in Healthcare Environments
- Middleware Support for Smart Homes and Intelligent Applications
- Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Issues in Healthcare Systems
- Quantified Self for Pervasive Healthcare
- Related Real World Experimentations and Case Studies in Healthcare
- RFID Solutions for Healthcare
- Smart Homes and Home Care Intelligent Environments
- Telemedicine and Health Telematics
- Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing in Healthcare
- Usability & Socio Technical studies
- User Interface Design for Healthcare Applications
- Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare
- Virtual Environments for Healthcare
Sunday, November 20, 2016
"Tulip Mazumdar has an uncomfortable encounter with a "cutter" and undergoes a demonstration of what really happens during FGM." BBC Radio 4.
Mazumdar, T. (2016). My quarrel with a proud FGM cutter. BBC.
My source: From Our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio 4. Neither Love Nor Money
Friday, November 18, 2016
Call for Papers: Mind, Value and Mental Health: 2nd International Conference in Philosophy and Psychiatry
15 July 2017: St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
We are seeking papers for up to three available spaces at the Philosophy and Psychiatry International Conference. We welcome submissions from current graduate students or early career researchers who have completed their doctorate within the past four years. Each speaker will have a maximum of twenty minutes to present their paper followed by ten minutes of discussion time.
Abstracts may be on any topic within the philosophy of mental health and mental illness. Papers that draw on clinical and/or personal experience, as well as submissions of a purely theoretical nature, are welcome. If you wish to submit a paper to the conference, please send a title and 300 word abstract prepared for anonymised refereeing, alongside your name, institutional affiliation and a copy of your CV, to Annelies Lawson (annelies.lawson AT philosophy.ox.ac.uk) by 15th December 2016.
Successful graduate speakers will be invited to attend the Summer School and Conference (12 – 15 July 2017) on a full-board basis (with en suite accommodation). There will also be a contribution (up to £100) towards travel and subsistence.
Thrive: The Power of Psychological Therapies to Transform Lives
David M. Clark, Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Epistemic Violence and the Social Imaginary: Patient Voices and Mechanisms of Silencing in Psychiatry
Nancy Nyqvist Potter, Professor of Philosophy, University of Louisville
Interpersonal Experience and the Sense of Reality
Matthew Ratcliffe, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Vienna
This conference is linked with the Mind, Value and Mental Health: 3rd Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry (13 – 14 July 2017).
Both events are led by Dr Edward Harcourt, Dr Anita Avramides, and Professor Bill Fulford.
For more information please go to:
Lettitia Derrington of Conted via NURSE-PHILOSOPHY list
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Dear colleagues and friends, IMIA General Assembly members,
I am glad to let you know that the regular 2016 issue of the IMIA Yearbook is now online:
The special theme in 2016 was: Unintended Consequences: New Problems and New Solutions, with a keynote paper from D. F. Sittig, A. Wright, J. Ash, and H. Singh, and numerous contributions from working groups, on top of the survey papers and the selection of best papers for the 12 sections.
Thank you to distribute widely this information to all the members of your national association.
I hope you will enjoy reading the 2016 edition of the IMIA Yearbook, as much as we enjoy preparing it.
Brigitte Séroussi, MD, PhD
VP services IMIA
Associate Professor, Public Health and Biomedical Informatics Pierre and Marie Curie University, UPMC, Paris 6 LIMICS UMRS 1142
brigitte.seroussi AT aphp.fr
For further details, please visit http://imia-medinfo.org/wp/publications/
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Concentration - 'Noise' - Attention
Safety - Salience - Space
Anxiety - Disposition - Mood
Models of Communication
TOO MUCH - information - TOO LITTLE
"How much do you have?"
My source: Post and image c/o BBC Radio 4 - Digital Human
Saturday, November 12, 2016
© 2016 Roger Ballen
The Theatre of Apparitions
My source and original image (top):
Jackson, K. Snapshots Primitive power in black and white. The New Review, The Observer, 30 October 2016. p.5.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Sleep disturbance 2
Just recently I came across a gentleman who in living with dementia and supported by his wife at home has been struggling with his sleep. Waking in the early hours 0330, 0400 in the summer is not too bad accompanied by the dawn chorus, but if it happens most days? And then in Winter: that is another matter.
Also fairly recently there are increasing instances of this man not being sure that the lady- who is in their / his house and is taking him shopping - is his wife. She looks like my wife...? She knows what to buy and then she pays for the shopping.
Who are you?
|Have the doctor consider|
prescribing a sleeping tablet
"Oh OK! Hello Sandra."
|Arrange a medical review|
This gent is up early anyway as there is a newspaper to collect which involves a walk. The problem is he leaves too early and is then outside waiting. His wife was struggling with all this so we discussed the need for a care review by the community mental health team. A sleep diary was provided to obtain some data upon which to base decisions. While I was in the garden with Mr. my student (thanks Katie) suggested to Mrs Y that this 'imposter' be passed as a friend. This has since proved very effective at reducing anxiety, social tension and distress.
Whilst we constantly strive for truth, honesty and respecting autonomy and dignity, sometimes sadly, 'truth' is compromised. It becomes less clear when it is being cognitively undermined.
We also want to maximise independence and support what are the usual daily activities of living: collecting the newspaper included. Risks were becoming evident however. So, Mrs Y came up with a strategic decision which has seen this gentleman adjust very quickly. Sleeping in until 8 o'clock is quite a surprise for the rest of the family to hear. And for us too. It is as if the (subscription) token for the newspaper was not only sitting waiting in a pocket or wallet. It also had slot in memory, where it had to be kept on constant refresh, whirring away; of such importance that it was proving quite disruptive introducing new risks, disturbing sleep. There are still many other activities and walks to be enjoyed. Nice call Mrs Y:
|Cancel the newspaper|
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Call for special edition - International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care: Threshold Concepts in Health and Social Care
- Ways in which threshold concepts can inform understanding about how students become practitioners in their chosen profession
- Thresholds associated with practice placements and practice-based learning
- Ways in which thresholds theory may inform development of curricula in health and social care
- Research or conceptual articles will be up to 5000* words and should present original research or theoretical work in the area. A common structure for these is introduction, background, research design, findings / results, discussion and conclusion, but this is flexible.
- Reflective or discussion pieces should be no longer than 1000 words and give a reflective or discursive narrative that explores an aspect of threshold concepts in health and social care in the practice context
- Masterclasses may be up to 4500* words and should include introduction, background literature, methodology/principles, discussion, conclusion and key messages. Masterclasses will present expert and detailed guidance on a particular aspect of threshold concepts and should demonstrate depth of understanding, rigour and originality
- Closing date for submission of 300 word abstracts: 23 January 2017
- Short-listed authors notified: 27 March 2017
- Deadline for submission of full articles: 31 July 2017
- Publication March 2018
Sunday, November 06, 2016
The following is a reply to a thread on HIFA - Healthcare Information For All:
Dear Lucie, Thelma and All,
The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) defined a dynamic economy as that which is in equal parts destructive and constructive (Abbott and Ryan, 2000).
As Lucie points out in the NHS we are set-fast in ill-health delivery, curricula and workforce planning. Breaking this demand-supply is to try to stop a runaway process that has spawned many other processes: specialties, disciplines, treatments...
Policy makers repeatedly place the solution in reducing demand by eliminating - providing cures for diseases and through technology.
Innovation through technology is still sold as a (the) solution (2002.. NPfIT - currently NHS Digital). Technology has a role to play. The benefits however must be Socio-Technical.
We can readily see the connection between Schumpeter's definition and our present preoccupation with innovation and technology driven disruption?
Talk abounds of the healthcare system / market / economy being disrupted (as per HIFA and this thread!).
Innovation is often stimulated through seed funding.
In computing a runaway process may need to be 'Killed'. Clearly and despite the resultant irony, we cannot do this to our respective healthcare systems (whatever their constitution and ideology).
We cannot Kill the NHS, private and 3rd sector systems we have at present and have them newly reconfigured on 31 December 2016, 23:59:60 UTC to be primarily:
HEALTH PROMOTING, PREVENTIVE - Self-caring and with a health literate populous
Even with the addition of a leap second; this would be a leap too far.
Change of our health care systems will need to be 'seeded'.
Many small gains can be compounded, the seeds must be broadcast across the domains of Hodges' model:
- INTRA- INTERPERSONAL
- the SCIENCES
Saturday, November 05, 2016
Know your patient
|Know your patient|
Know your patient
|Know your clients...|
and your patient
By knowing them you can help them to know themselves.
Friday, November 04, 2016
"Such a picture of man in the universe is clearly presented in the language of the Wintu Indians of California. Here the primary verbal stem refers to a world, a universe, that neither exists nor does not exist. We might say that it refers to the nature of things, a nature which is not realized because the things themselves do not exist, the situations have not come to be and may never come to be. Only at the instant when man experiences these do they come into existence, into history. The experiential or existential stem of the verb is derivative from this other stem. When man speaks with the aid of this stem, he asserts existence through his own experience of it. And it is only through his doing, through, probably, his decisive act or his act of will, that the world to which the primary stem refers can have concrete existence. This dialogue between the idea of the universe or the potential of the universe, and man's experience, runs through the entire linguistic structure." p.115.
Lee, D. (1961). Autonomous Motivation. In. Anthropology and education. Series: Martin G. Brumbaugh lectures in education., Series 5. Gruber, Frederick C. (Ed.). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 103-123.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Freelance Photographer based in Aleppo
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Photo source: https://www.ribaj.com/culture/the-human-factor
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
My source: Financial Times
Photo source: http://www.basquecountrymagazine.com/en/street-art
Sunday, October 30, 2016
My source: Financial Times
Cover image: Amazon