- 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.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Welcome to the Hodges Health Career - Care Domains Blog

Hello everyone.

Welcome. As with most things your arrival here has a history. So I'll begin with what is now our shared history.

The website devoted to Hodges' model has been online since 1998. From the beginning the site has comprised three parts:

1. Brian' original course notes;

2. my contributions on Brian's model and informatics;

3. and four unique link pages - one per care domain.

In the time it takes a bubble to burst the web has not stood still. Unfortunately, considering that the website is supposedly devoted to Hodges' model, the result is far from a rich internet application. The latest additions to the site include an invitation (appeal!) for you good people to get involved, to submit your work. So if you have an idea about how you might apply Hodges' model please get in touch.

The other addition is a project to try to find a philosophical home for Hodges' model. A foundation that might underpin further development theoretically and practically. Advancing work to date is not a big ask, as there is little to show when compared with other health and social care models. I can hide behind the excuse that the site is a spare-time pursuit, and the site's links are pretty up-to-date. Speaking of which - if you explore the links pages:

Interpersonal : Sciences

Sociology : Political

- you will I hope appreciate how they have become a runaway monster. You see once upon a time there was one monster on a train, then he found a mate and now (thank goodness for that tunnel!) there are four of the blighters each with a train of their own....

Now to 2006 and all that.

Seeing the amazing blogs that adorn the cyberfirmament and the future prospect of Web 2.0, it really is time to get back on track. So this blog is one step into tomorrow....

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