Centre for Public Policy and Health
- 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.
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|How do we address the mental|
health status of our leaders?
|How can science and technology work positively to assure the Rights of All, to secure evidence of war crimes?|
Where does the biosphere stand
(side-by-side : hand-in-hand)?
|Should war crimes once perpetrated be relegated to cultural memory: |
baggage carried forward for generations anew to avenge? How must they do this other than learning (remembering) how to hate?
What are the important lessons; of what must be remembered and what we should forget?
|An International Bill of the Rights of Man|
|"I have a dream!"||Do things and science and technology have to dictate humanity's dreams?|
|We have a dream...||A man had a dream...|
The Lancet Global Health published a paper on 2nd August 2013 that we can all use in our advocacy to increase the availability and use of healthcare information in low- and middle-income countries. The paper was written by three HIFA Country Representatives for India – Soumyadeep Bhaumik, Tamoghna Biswas, Pranab Chetterjee – together with the HIFA Coordinator, Neil Pakenham-Walsh. The full text is freely available, open-access, here.My source - above text: HIFA2015
Here is a brief extract: ‘Should governments be held responsible for ensuring that every citizen and every health professional has access to the information they need to protect their own health and the health of those they care for? Should governments be held to account for, and to stop, any action that denies the availability of health information, or that misinforms the public or health professionals contrary to scientific evidence? The answers to these questions are yes and yes, as clearly stated in international human rights law.’
A new Patient Information Forum (PiF) research report highlights how providing information to patients and their carers improves outcomes, reduces costs and gives people a better experience of care.
PiF commissioned research to identify the benefits of investing in health information. The project, which looked at over 300 studies, found that there are good business reasons to justify the investment of more time, money and training in health information provision and support. These include positive impacts on service use and costs, substantial capacity savings, and significant returns on investment by increasing shared decision-making, self-care and the self-management of long-term conditions.
To access the report please see:
My source: Irina Johnston, CHAIN Administrative Assistant
IHTSDO CoP: 2012 Annual Activity Report Now Available
Our annual activity report for 2012 is now available in two formats:
Online magazine: www.ihtsdo.org/activity_report
We hope you enjoy it! Any comments or questions can be sent to info AT ihtsdo.org.
Source and many thanks to Juliet Krarup (ihtsdo staff)
When did someone last get your goat?
"We need tools that are relevant to the care environment; we need leadership locally that has the resources and responsibility to meet the levels the tools are demanding and we need some degree of professional responsibility and decision making at ward level."Additional links:
(Prof. Jim Buchan)
This is an excellent TV program:
Dr Kevin Fong explores a medical revolution that promises to help us live longer, healthier lives. Inspired by the boom in health-related apps and gadgets, it's all about novel ways we can monitor ourselves around the clock. How we exercise, how we sleep, even how we sit.
Some doctors are now prescribing apps the way they once prescribed pills. Kevin meets the pioneers of this revolution. From the England Rugby 7s team, whose coach knows more about his players' health than a doctor would, to the most monitored man in the world who diagnosed a life threatening disease from his own data, without going to the doctor. (BBC 2 website)
I'm still following Drupal here in NW England and around Europe since version 4.7. The next Drupalcon is in Prague next month and I'm all set. As what seems a lifelong learner of Drupal there are usually many sessions of relevance to me. There's repetition creeping in too (at Munich last year), which is a good sign for me. Perhaps it's a sign of Drupal's maturing but there are sessions of specific interest in health and education. This week the program for Drupalcon Prague starts to really emerge.
Until the 13th when the program appears, there was an educational-learning example from Portland in May 2013 embedded below, by Avram Sand and Fabian Franz. The introduction for which begins...
How can you use Drupal to add value to a Learning Management System? In this case study we will show how Trellon helped Population Services International (PSI), a leading global health organization, build a collaborative learning environment using common Drupal modules.
... TEL, presents entirely new and exciting learning environments which students can engage with in more ways, with greater self-motivation, and with more creative possibilities than ever before. If constructivist pedagogy is right, thr more "engagement" with a perfectly modelled environment of ideas in a virtual space a student can enjoy, the higher the quality of their learning experience will be; for they will be presented with just the "optimal" set of experiences needed to create their won meanings appropriately. However, once we start to analyse what the word "appropriately" might mean in this context, we suggest this starts to point us toward a different way of thinking about epistemology and pedagogy. p.42More positively, they conclude that - technology enhanced learning:
... can and does furnish new spaces and opportunities for social learning - it opens up new avenues for us both to practise and enhance further our philosophical knowledge and capabilities and (thereby) to co-create the future of philosophy and of knowledge more broadly. p.45.Mossley and Saunders also refer to Hegel's idea of Bildung:
describing education as the bringing into harmony of all one's thoughts, experiences, activities and practices in existing contexts; that is, education as shared approaches to ways of making meanings, of gaining competence, based on the meanings explored by others before us. p.43.Here is another avenue to support the role of Hodges' model in education and practice.
There are three papers currently in process. There is some good and bad news; plus some similarity with volcanoes. This is in the sense of active, dormant and extinct.
The papers are - with no prizes for guessing the common feature:
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Swallowing tends to be something we take for granted, working in mental health it is a long time since I had to deal with nasogastric (Ryles) tubes. Choking is a very unpleasant experience to say the least. Should we witness someone choking we recognise the need to assess the situation quickly and assist. The alarm felt by onlookers is palpable.
Swallowing, is an element in our assessments of people and their carers who are living with dementia and possibly the effects of a stroke. Is the person experiencing dysphagia, or at risk? This is also part of the NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care assessments. I learned about the UKSRG this weekend and was informed about their conference:
The UK Swallowing Research Group [UKSRG] comprises clinicians and researchers from a wide range of professional disciplines including biomedical engineering, speech and language therapy, radiography, radiology, ENT, gastroenterology, stroke medicine, dietetics, oral health, general medicine and neurology.UKSRG will be hosting the fifth UKSRG Conference on 6th and 7th February 2014 at Institute of Child Health in London.
The group recognizes the multidisciplinarity of the clinical specialties and basic science that supports developments in the field and runs a biannual conference:
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