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, April 29, 2017

What does improving population health really mean? c/o The King's Fund

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Individual as a Person#
Individual Lifestyle Choices

Mental Health

NHS AND Social Services*?

Motivation - PURPOSE

Unhealthy behaviours

Health Coaches

Local plans

Individual as a Person - 
Age, Sex, constitutional factors
Individual Lifestyle Choices

New Care Models* (and PROCESSES)

Pop. Health = Aggregated Data

Environmental conditions
(Does the colour of Gov matter?)

Public Mental Health

Health Care Demand in the community

 Living and Work Conditions
"Population health means the health outcomes of a defined group of people, as well as the distribution of health outcomes within the group."
Social and Community Networks

Social Care PRACTICE

Education (informal)

General Cultural and Socio-

NHS POLICY<-> Population Health

Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs)

"... health equity – the avoidable differences in health between different parts of the population – is a core part of understanding population health."
Education (formal)
Health Care Services
Water and Sanitation
Agriculture and Food Production

"In United States - Pop. Health
defines aims of health system"


-Economic Conditions

Within Hodges' model the * items are automatically included in all four care domains (five with the Spiritual), for reasons of brevity and presentation they are included in what I consider their primary contextual domain.

Individual as a Person# in the Sociological and Political Domains in a group context (From: dyad ... To: Current Human Population).

My source: Twitter @TheKingsFund

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Marie Curie PhD Studentship in Mobile Applications to Support Emotion Regulation in Mental Health

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personalised emotional

self-measures and reporting

mental health

mania - hypomania mood depression

psychological measures

stress and vulnerability

patient selection / motivation

Bi-polar disorder

awareness of triggers, relapse

mobile mental state?


e-health  e-mobile

physical health impact on mood

medication side effects

monitoring, safety

Prototyping and Technical  Specification



assessment care planning evaluation

mobile physical state?


role of family, friends, support groups

Psychosocial Interventions

history (similar proposals)

patient and clinical collaboration


population benefits


Trinity College Dublin

AffecTech Consortium

eligibility to enrol

Funding and partnerships

Intellectual property

effectiveness criteria

salary and mobility allowance

Read online: http://www.scss.tcd.ie/Gavin.Doherty/2017/04/affectechesr5/
Additional tag: "A great opportunity!"


My source and motivation:
Awareness of other research proposals and projects of this kind since 2006... and the application of psycho-social interventions in this field.

Originally posted to Caring Technology Research Announcement List:
Announcement archives:

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Refugees: one word or two?

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Now here


Old English wilcuma ‘a person whose coming is pleasing’, wilcumian (verb), from wil- ‘desire, pleasure’ + cuman ‘come’. The first element was later changed to wel- ‘well’, influenced by Old French bien venu or Old Norse velkominn.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

FROM: the couch TO: the courtroom | c/o BBC Radio 4

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 subjective --------------------------------------- objective
Inc. community - GROUP - the State  


Individual   Vulnerability

Psychological Trauma - Shock

Therapy    Recovery     Closure

motivation? - Catharsis - outcome?

Psychoanalysts uncover truth

Hidden Psychical Material

Emotion  PTSD

Forensic Psychiatry - Experts



Events - Time

True - Memories - False

Accounts - Re-Living

Rationality   Logic

(Objective) Truth

Analytic processes

Physical Trauma - Shock

From: War  Psychological  To: Domestic

'trauma' as a human and medical idea

(psychological AND legal)?

Public expectations


Public Values


Magistrates uncover truth

Law  Courts  Justice

Adversarial System

Closure - Compensation

Victims of crime

Psychiatric Reports




From the Couch to the Courtroom BBC Radio 4: 17 April 2017
Helena Kennedy QC asks if our legal system is becoming too influenced by the culture of psychotherapy.

The potential of Hodges' model as a generic conceptual framework has always been demonstrable through the distinction between the individual and the State. In this Radio 4 programme it is well worth also considering the diametric (potential) opposition of the person and their mental health (and therefore their physical state) as in applying the law in all aspects of healthcare and human welfare.

There are two references in the bibliography (sidebar) on the role of Hodges' model in forensic contexts.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

flight research #5 Rosemary Laing

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Photo source: http://www.artnc.org/works-of-art/flight-research-5

Rosemary Laing

My source: Collecting, Art Basel Hong Kong. FT Weekend, 19 March 2016, p.2.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Psycho-Geography in Hodges' model

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Psychogeography 66 2014 Dustin Yellin



Image source: Dustin Yellin

My source: several

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Instrumental Person-a

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My source: Fitzpatrick, M. (2014). FIRST PERSON Masami Orimo, 'My artificial leg doubles as a musical instrument', FT.COM / Magazine, 22-23 February, p.8.

Image: Pinterest

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Health Services Research Summer School 3–7 July 2017

Growing excellence in healthcare research is a fundamental priority to ensure that patients benefit from improvements, and care is based on the best available evidence.

Who’s it for?:
Postgraduate research students/early career researchers who wish to access expert support in healthcare research and methodology
Healthcare practitioners who wish to develop additional research skills and gain new insights into subject-specific research and methodology and improve their career ambitions

  • Masterclass programme (Inc. Dementia, Health Economics, Service User Perspectives, Implementation & Realist Methodology) and other teaching sessions
  • Personal tutorial support and supervision (e.g. to support development of your Masters/PhD proposal, or critical review of a research programme)
  • Opportunities for networking and development of personal transferable skills
  • Visit an area recently voted 4th best place to visit in the world by ‘The Lonely Planet’
Full details are available on the Summer School Website.

Further information (and my source):

Dr Lynne Williams
lynne.williams AT bangor.ac.uk

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Survey: Blockchain Technology - the Records Manager's friend?

There are of course a great many ongoing surveys at any given time, but why am I featuring one on W2tQ c/o the discussion list at JISCMail's RECORDS-MANAGEMENT-UK?

In terms of the posts, reports, papers, tweets and other media blockchain technology is a phenomena that is bound to stay and spread beyond the bitcoin cryptocurrrency. Consider:

Dubai could become first Blockchain powered city. (2017, March 31). Financial Services Monitor Worldwide, p. Financial Services Monitor Worldwide, Mar 31, 2017. 
Arabianbusinesscom Staff. (2017, January 03). Du, NMC Healthcare to transform Electronic Health Records with Blockchain. ITP.net, p. ITP.net, Jan 3, 2017. 
Joseph Conn. (2016). Could blockchain help cure health IT's security woes? Modern Healthcare, 46(45), 0014.
Silverstein, E. (2016, July 13). Could health care benefit from blockchain technology? LifeHealthPro, p. LifeHealthPro, Jul 13, 2016.
This is clearly a topic to watch. Here is Rob Begley's survey:
On Monday, 10 April 2017, 14:30, Rob B AT GMAIL.COM wrote:

Survey: Blockchain Technology - the Records Manager's friend?

Blockchain technology, and its underlying applications, is the new disruptive technology that has emerged in recent years which has excited a lot of people because of its ‘potential to transform everything’*
Hello, my name is Rob Begley, a Masters student on the Information and Records Management course at Northumbria University. I am looking for responses to an anonymous and mobile friendly 4 minute questionnaire which is hosted on the secure, and UK based, Bristol Online Surveys servers.


This survey forms part of my dissertation and the results will be used to establish whether information and records professionals in the United Kingdom and Ireland are accepting of, and using, new technologies - in particular Blockchain. Final results will not only feed into my MSc dissertation report but will also feature in a future IRMS Bulletin article.

Aimed primarily at information professionals but open to all so please join in to help us get a clearer picture – even if you don’t know about Blockchain Technology! Feel free to share this survey with colleagues.

Blockchain, essentially, is an open distributed ledger that lives on a network of synchronised computers environment that collectively capture and verify when a transaction takes place – therefore eliminating a reliance on trusted third parties. Any time something of value gets exchanged, the data surrounding that exchange are recorded, encrypted and placed into a “block” visible by anyone granted access to the network. Those blocks are then “chained” together chronologically, creating a timeline that can be traced to an initial transaction.

Blockchain has been described as a 'record keeping technology which could dramatically alter recordkeeping'** and could change how many information professionals work in the future. But is it really of any practical use and who actually uses it? This questionnaire aims to answer those questions.

* Tapscott, D. & A. (2016) The Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World, Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0670069972

** Lemieux, V. (2016) ‘Blockchain Technology for Recordkeeping: Help or Hype?’ Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia.

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Sunday, April 09, 2017

Anti-Dwelling Box (or Boxes?)

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Anti-Dwelling Box (1972) by Kiko Mozuna

"There are postmodernist houses and sci-fi houses - I particularly like Kiko Mozuna's bright yellow Anti-Dwelling Box (1972), in which nests of boxes sit inside each other like a surreal puzzle." p.13.

The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945: Barbican, March 23-June 25 2017.

My source:
Heathcote, E. (2017) The home reinvented, FT Weekend, House&Home, 18-19 March, pp.12-13.

Photo c/o: http://erinwilliamsondesign.com/design-crisis/the-antidwelling-box

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Thursday, April 06, 2017

ERCIM News No. 109 Special theme: "Autonomous Vehicles"

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ERCIM News 109
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This issue features:

- A Special Theme "Autonomous Vehicles" coordinated by the guest editors Erwin Schoitsch (AIT) and Fawzi Nashashibi (Inria).

- A section "Research and Society" on Virtual Research Environment, guest editors: Keith G. Jeffery and Pierre Guisset (ERCIM)

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Next issue: No. 110, July 2017 - Special Theme: "Blockchain Engineering" (see call for contributions)

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Sunday, April 02, 2017

Keith Arnatt Reflected Shadows

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Self-Burial with Mirror, 1969
Invisible Hole, Revealed by the Shadow of the Artist, 1968

Keith Arnatt Estate

Images:  Keith Arnatt: the conceptual photographer who influenced a generation, British Journal of Photography.

My source: Knight, J. SNAPSHOT, Life&Arts, FT Weekend, 29-30 August 2015, p.16.

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Saturday, April 01, 2017

Models: Are out of fashion aren't they?

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My sources:
Eleanor Mills, February 5 2017, The Sunday Times.
Books: Size Zero: My Life As a Disappearing Model by Victoire Dauxerre

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Vision and Memory Re-ordering


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pre-traumatic stress disorder



Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Averted vision
focussed action?

Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Methan_Lewis.svg

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Request from South Sudan Medical Journal

From HIFA:
Neil - can you post this on HIFA? We are really needing help with the tasks listed below.

The South Sudan Medical Journal is the only medical journal in South Sudan; since 2008 it has been published quarterly in Juba by a small group of volunteers. Now we want to add new people to our team in order to continue improving the journal over the next decade. At present we particularly need volunteers (with experience of publishing, and of healthcare in Africa) to help:

  1. The editorial advisor to oversee the progress of articles from submission to publication - including ‘chasing’ authors and reviewers;
  2. To edit/correct submitted articles with authors in order to prepare them for peer review (especially authors who are unused to writing in English and/or for publication) - and after peer review to help the author get the final copy ready for publication;
  3. The IT team manage and upload content onto the website.

Please contact us at admin AT southernsudanmedicaljournal.com if you can help with any of the above.

HIFA profile: Ann Burgess is a freelance nutritionist based in Scotland, UK. She is interested in facilitating the sharing of practical nutrition information between professionals in low/medium-income countries particularly those in Africa. She has helped to prepare various kinds of nutrition materials, and is a co-editor of the 3rd edition of Nutrition for Developing Countries published in 2015. She is Editorial Advisor to the South Sudan Medical Journal www.southsudanmedicaljournal.com.  annpatriciaburgess AT yahoo.co.uk

HIFA: Healthcare Information For All: www.hifa.org

HIFA Voices database: www.hifavoices.org

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Witness the Land and the Location of Truth

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Lockerbie Witness Box (Exhibition Version), 2003
Nathan Coley, b.1967
Rosewood, laminates, aluminium, steel, carpet, plywood, electrical components and chair

"This work consists of an exact replica of the witness box used at the Lockerbie bombing trial alongside eight of a series of 12 drawings representing evidence presented during the trial. The trial was held in the Netherlands, but for 36 weeks the small area of land where the court stood was temporarily legally Scottish. Coley challenges what we take as 'real', by looking at the arbitrary rules that enable a country to 'appear' somewhere else and the assumption that a person is telling the truth because they are sitting in a certain place." 

My source: Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH visited 28 November 2015.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Academics call for Parliament to tackle the privatisation of healthcare in the NHS in England

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A bill to prevent the privatisation of NHS services and to reinstate the NHS in England, supported and written by Newcastle University academics, is scheduled to be debated today.

On Friday 24th March, the NHS Reinstatement Bill will be presented in the House of Commons by Margaret Greenwood, Labour MP for Wirral West.

It is the result of a body of work by Newcastle University academic Professor Alyson Pollock and colleague, barrister Peter Roderick. Professor Pollock, the newly-appointed Director of the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, said:
“The NHS has been one of the UK’s greatest achievements and for almost 70 years it has provided a cost effective, universal health service. Yet this has been eroded.

“I believe the Health and Social Care Act 2012, forced a commercialised model on the NHS in England as the first thing it did was remove the duty on the Health Secretary to provide services throughout England. In effect this makes commercial tendering virtually compulsory.
“The result is billions of pounds of NHS money and thousands of health services put out to commercial tendering, removing scarce resources from the system and putting them into the private sector instead.
“The aim of today’s Bill is to force the issue into the open, and allow debate on what I consider as a momentous failing to society.”

The Bill proposes that the NHS should be restored as a public service by reversing marketization in the NHS, by abolishing the purchaser-provider split ending contracting and re-establishing public bodies and public services accountable to local communities.
The academic team believe this is necessary to stop the dismantling of the NHS under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Allyson Pollock was professor of public health research and policy at Queen Mary University of London, and set up and directed the Centre for International Public Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh before moving to Newcastle.

Her research at Newcastle University will focus on health inequalities, the privatisation and marketization of health services, pharmaceuticals and clinical trials and will build on her well-respected work on sports injury, in particular head injuries.

The Bill was co-written with the help of Peter Roderick, Principal Research Associate within the Institute of Health and Society.
He said: “In writing this bill, we are reinstating the founding principles which made the NHS. These have been eroded and they will not be restored unless Parliament passes a law to do so.”

MP Margaret Greenwood took up the Bill because of growing public concern about the state of the NHS and she is calling on people concerned about the NHS to write to their MP to ask them to support the Bill.

A key supporter of this Bill is also MP for North Tyneside, Mary Glindon.

Reference to previous published work:

Pollock AM (2016). How Marketisation and Privatisation Is Being Used to Abolish National Universal Health Care Systems and What Must Be Done to Restore Them. REVISTA DEL CLAD REFORMA Y DEMOCRACIA (64) 5-50.

Pollock AM, Roderick P (2015). Why the Queen's Speech on 19 May should include a bill to reinstate the NHS in England. BMJ vol. 350, 10.1136/bmj.h2257

Pollock AM, Roderick P (2014). Trust in the time of markets: protecting patient information. Lancet vol. 383, (9928) 1523-1524. 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60727-3

Pollock AM, Price D (2014). Loss of population data sources when health systems are not responsible for geographically defined populations: implications of the Health and Social Care Act of 2012 in England. Evid Based Med vol. 19, (1) 4-5. 10.1136/eb-2013-101287

Pollock AM, Price D, Kondilis E et al. (2013). Planning for closure: the role of special administrators in reducing NHS hospital services in England. BMJ vol. 347, 10.1136/bmj.f7322

My source: 
Politics of Health Group Mail List Messages


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Guns. Coal, Guns... Coal. Guns, Coal.... Great Barriers [ii]

Politically pernicious mine-fields

(Spot the difference?)

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See also:
Australia must share the blame for coral bleaching, FT View, 17 March 2007.

Coal image: News.com.au see credit

Rifle image: Moyers & Company see credit

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Great Barriers [i]

humanistic -------------------------------------------  mechanistic

Great Barrier Reef 
c/o ARC Centre


Great Barriers to Belief


See also:
Australia must share the blame for coral bleaching, FT View, 17 March 2007.

Map image: ARC Centre

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