- 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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

ASBO | PSPO Where do we draw the line? BBC Radio 4 Moral Maze

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Moral maze...

"Public Space Protection -


"Anti-Social Behaviour -

...Order"!


Link: BBC Radio 4 Moral Maze - Social Convention



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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Empirical(?) - Connection

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Empirical by Connection


Connection by Empirical







Image source and link:
https://cuneiformrecords.bandcamp.com/album/connection

My source: Hobart, M. (2016) Critics' choice, FT Weekend, 12-13 March. p.18.


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Monday, March 28, 2016

Unconscious Patient (Sense of Smell)

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The Unconscious Patient (Sense of Smell), dated at around 1624-25, is part of Rembrandt's series depicting the five senses. It shows a woman holding a handkerchief, presumably containing smelling salts, under the nose of a young man who has fainted after a surgeon has performed a blood-letting. (Galerie Talabardon & Gautier/Associated Press)









My source: Adam, G. (2016) Lighting up the territory, Collecting, Financial Times, 19-20 March. p.6.

Image source: 'New' Rembrandt, The Unconscious Patient, debuts at Dutch art fair

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hodges' model: Evidence-Based Integrated Healthcare - Policy, Mental Health & Research Funding

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Mental health research 3%
Quarter of all health costs



Medical Research...
2011-2014 
33% rise in mental health related incidents dealt with by the police
Council..

£801.4 million for projects -
mental health allocated £21.8 million

Funding also via other bodies -
National Inst. for Health Research



My source: Bennett, R. (2016) Research fund spends 3% on mental health. The Times, 25 March 2016. p.24.



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Friday, March 25, 2016

Total Football, Total Policing, Total Care?

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Self-Actualisation
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Self-Care



"Winning is just one day, 
a reputation can last a lifetime. 
To have your own style, 
to have people copy you,
 admire you. That's the 
greatest gift." 
JOHAN CRUYFF 1947-2016. 
The Times, 25 March 2016. p.80.

Johan Cruyff - Pythagoras in Boots

TOTAL
CARE?


TOTAL
POLICING



Cruyff image: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/468585536202234231

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Reading: Doing reflective practice - a data-led way forward

Abstract

This article makes the case for an approach to reflective practice (RP) that is both evidence-based and data-led. We argue that, while RP within the field of TESOL enjoys a relatively high level of acceptance and status (perhaps even an orthodoxy), it has little corresponding knowledge base that demonstrates how RP ‘gets done’. We propose a need for more concrete descriptions of RP in order for teachers and teacher educators to fully engage with its possibilities, and in order to establish a knowledge base for promoting and supporting research by and for practitioners. In this article, we focus on the approaches that might be adopted to promote data-led and evidence-based reflection. Such a data-led approach would encourage the use of professional data, alongside appropriate tools (presented below) as a means of aiding and promoting practitioner reflection. In the first part of the article, we briefly outline what we consider to be some of the main challenges facing RP; in the second, we put forward a number of tools and procedures for enhancing RP and making it collaborative, data-led, and evidence-based.

Walsh and Mann write:

We believe that there is a need for more emphasis on:
■ data in helping to make RP more concrete so that we can see how reflection ‘gets done’ in practice;
■ reflective tools that produce data that might act as evidence for practitioner reflection.

This central challenge can be broken down into four issues that need to be addressed, namely, that RP is:

■ insufficiently data-led;
■ heavily focused on the individual at the expense of collaborative options;
■ dominated by written forms of reflection;
■ lacking in detail about the nature and purposes of reflective tools (p.352).


Walsh, S. & Mann, S. (2015). Doing reflective practice: A data-led way forward. ELT Journal. 69(4), 351-362. doi: 10.1093/elt/ccv018

TESOL = Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

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Film: I Am Belfast

I Am Belfast: Woman standing in front of a house mural
Additional links:

HOME Manchester

BFI I Am Belfast


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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

FIELDS arranged by PURITY c/o xkcd

The cartoon below is one [ http://xkcd.com/435/ ] of many amusing and creative comic sketches on xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. The web has produced many variations on this particular theme, this example I came across on twitter.

While Hodges' model appears to support pigeon-holing, categorising things including knowledge this is not the case. The model seeks to encourage context-related reflection and assuring an integrated and holistic perspective.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Reading: Design of a Community-Engaged Health Informatics Platform with an Architecture of Participation

Abstract

Community-engaged health informatics (CEHI) applies information technology and participatory approaches to improve the health of communities. Our objective was to translate the concept of CEHI into a usable and replicable informatics platform that will facilitate community-engaged practice and research. The setting is a diverse urban neighborhood in New York City. The methods included community asset mapping, stakeholder interviews, logic modeling, analysis of affordances in open-source tools, elicitation of use cases and requirements, and a survey of early adopters. Based on synthesis of data collected, GetHealthyHeigths.org (GHH) was developed using opensource LAMP stack and Drupal content management software. Drupal’s organic groups module was used for novel participatory functionality, along with detailed user roles and permissions. Future work includes evaluation of GHH and its impact on agency and service networks. We plan to expand GHH with additional functionality to further support CEHI by combining informatics solutions with community engagement to improve health.

Get Healthy Heights (misspelt above)

Millery, M., Ramos, W., Lien, C., Aguirre, A. N., & Kukafka, R. (2015). Design of a Community-Engaged Health Informatics Platform with an Architecture of Participation. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, 2015, 905–914.

Thanks to Michael Gurstein - ciresearchers AT vancouvercommunity.net



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Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Future Starts Today: Earth Hour 2016

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a little girl

climate change, energy, time,
agriculture, systems, water, ecology, 
land use, process, temperature,
monitoring, space telemetry,
conservation, new forests, plastic in the environment...


the global population of children




Earth Hour

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Friday, March 18, 2016

TCC - Technology, Colleges and Community 2016 Worldwide Online Conference

Aloha,

Join us for the TCC 2016 Worldwide Online Conference, The More We Get Together:


Enjoy keynote and special regional sessions by:

Dr. Jon Dron, Author, Athabasca University, Canada
Drs. Malcolm Brown & Veronica Diaz, Educause Learning Initiative, USA
Dr. Katsuaki Suzuki, Kumamoto University, Japan
Dr. Danilo Baylen, University of West Georgia, USA
Ana Cristina Pratas, United Arab Emirates

TCC is a three-day, entirely online conference for post-secondary faculty and staff worldwide with over 100 sessions that cover a wide-range of topics related to distance learning and emerging technologies for teaching and learning. Individuals participate in real-time sessions from the comfort of their workplace or home using a web browser to connect to individual sessions. All sessions are recorded for on-demand viewing. 

Site licenses for unlimited participation from a campus or system are available. Special reduced rates apply to University of Hawai’i faculty and staff. For more info, contact Sharon Fowler <fowlers@hawaii.edu>.

We look forward to seeing you at TCC 2016.

Warm regards,
- Bert Kimura
      For the TCC Conference Team

My source: TCC Worldwide Online Conference Mailing List, TCCOHANA-L AT lists.hawaii.edu.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Effective Communications: Participant Handbook [WHO]

Published by World Health Organisation (WHO), this handbook was produced to accompany WHO training sessions for staff working in health emergencies. It contains materials that training participants can use during and following training. WHO's risk communication trainings are primarily intended for international response personnel, national and local officials, and their partners. WHO also provides trainings and workshops for journalists who work in health emergencies. 

More details...

My source: The Health Communication Network

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

Nottingham Systematic Review Course - June 2016

This course will appeal to anyone interested in completing a Cochrane-style review. Experienced tutors and facilitators will be available to give you practical and individual advice. After attending the course:

  • Participants should be able to understand search strategies,
  • Extract data,
  • Manage the results of systematic searches,
  • Understand the synthesis of the data, and
  • Apply the methods and conduct reviews independently.
Course content:

Day 1: Developing a protocol for a review.
Day 2: Searching and managing references.
Day 3: Extracting and using data.
Day 4: Using RevMan, more sums and Cochrane.


Study methods: Small group teaching, workshops, library-based interactive tutorials with hands on practical work at computer stations and group work.

More details including - brochure & booking.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

"The problem that the concept of ‘x’ describes is 'y'."


"The problem that the concept of ‘class’ describes is inequality."
Tyler (2015) p.493.

Tyler, I. (2015), Classificatory struggles: class, culture and inequality in neoliberal times. 
The Sociological Review, 63: 493–511. doi: 10.1111/1467-954X.12296



The problem that the 
concept of ‘care’ describes is 
.....?



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dependency

evidence


demand

supply

signs and symptoms

assessment


roles

funding

self-knowledge

research


family carers

work-force

beliefs - education

systems


expectations

organisations

counselling

treatments


community care

appointments

care

care


care

care

?

?


?

?

person
person
personperson

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Scope of Nursing::And other things

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"Scope Resolution Operator (::) 
The Scope Resolution Operator (also called Paamayim Nekudotayim) or in simpler terms, the double colon, is a token that allows access to static, constant, and overridden properties or methods of a class.
When referencing these items from outside the class definition, use the name of the class.
As of PHP 5.3.0, it's possible to reference the class using a variable. The variable's value can not be a keyword (e.g. self, parent and static). 
Paamayim Nekudotayim would, at first, seem like a strange choice for naming a double-colon. However, while writing the Zend Engine 0.5 (which powers PHP 3), that's what the Zend team decided to call it. It actually does mean double-colon - in Hebrew!"
Source: http://php.net/manual/en/language.oop5.paamayim-nekudotayim.php 

Scope of Nursing: (Interpersonal, Sciences, Sociology, Political & Spiritual)  actions, procedures, responsibility, accountability, governance, whistle-blowing, transparency, competency, candour, quality, safety....

Self-care?

Spot image: http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~cpinciroli/extra/h-414/one_spot.png

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

THE PATIENT Examining Realities - 5th Global Conference: The Health Project

Call for Presentations 2016

Monday 5th September - Wednesday 7th September 2016

Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

For the patient's position in the therapeutic relationship to be reconfigured, perhaps the healthcare professional's position needs to be likewise explored and reconsidered. For patienthood to be compatible with personhood, professionalism too may need to be compatible with personhood.

(Peter Bray and Teresa Casa, Beyond Diagnosis, 2014)

The Patient project is actively supported by people across the globe who are involved in patient care either as patients or patients-in-waiting, as practitioners or academics. This project challenges the academy and the institution, governments and the communities that they serve, to maintain high level health service provisions and practices that place the patient at their centre. Thus it hopes to positively respond to assumptions that the patient's position is liminal and dependent in nature by celebrating the significance of human contact, caring, and creativity in collaboration. It provides opportunities for first-hand accounts of patient experiences, to examine what patienthood means to human beings, and to discuss what makes it infinitely more bearable. Through its research and publications, and from a number of health and therapeutic care perspectives, this project began by characterising the patient as a liminal figure in an unstable landscape. As a result the project began to explore the positioning of patients, families and institutions, helping professionals and clinicians, the nature of practice and the significance of theory in terms of: quality of care; professional and personal expectations; reluctance and resistance; institutional and individual needs; and, the value and role of education.

In this next phase of the project's life, whilst we will continue to explore patient experiences, we would like to encourage presentations that identify what works - examples of cutting edge practices that are underpinned by developing theory. Consequently, this project invites the presentation of therapeutic approaches, roles, skills, and conditions of relationship that enhance agency, examine creative partnerships, and assist in mutually agreeable outcomes. Often the practice of these approaches is narrowly defined in terms of the curative benefits to the patient or client. However, the project will add to the scope of previous discussions by capturing and examining the myriad roles that good theory, practice and service play in assisting client groups of all types toward the achievement of their goals.

Therefore, the project invites individuals and groups from all backgrounds, disciplines, professions, and vocations to come together in dialogical partnerships to explore the essential characteristics of this question and engage in activities that enhance current understanding, generate new ways of looking at ‘the patient' and inform future policies, practice, and caring.

We encourage presentations that include auto-ethnographical and experiential accounts, case studies, papers, performance pieces, reports, and works of art, works-in-progress, and workshops. Practitioners working in medical fields, NGO representatives working in patient-related areas,
legal experts and civil servants working in the area of patient policy, artists who engage with patient issues in their work, clergy and life coaches who offer counselling in patient-related issues and individuals with an interest in patient issues are invited to propose presentations on topics that might include (but are not limited to) the following themes:

  • Patient outcomes and futures;
  • The heart of patient/helper relationships - theory and practice - past, present, and future;
  • The impact of culture and gender;
  • Alternative practices;
  • Contextualising patient, family, and professional helper narratives;
  • Changing states - from person to patient - accounts of experience and representations;
  • The present and future roles of new global technologies in patient care.
  • The impact of economic factors on relationships between patients and care-providers;
  • Re-visioning patient experiences - emerging cultures of patient care and relationship;
  • Identifying and supporting patients' relational needs in different settings;
  • Collaborative projects that grow patient agency;
  • Patient advocacy;
  • Eldercare - present and future economic realities, technological support, and change;
  • Sexual orientation and discrimination - patient and carer experiences;
  • Patient-centred caring - education and training;
  • Mythic representations of the patient;
  • Concepts of time and timing in patient care
  • Chronic illness and disease;
  • Controversial and polarising issues;
  • Recognising empowerment through relationship - disenfranchised, vulnerable, and stigmatised patients;
  • The impact of remission on perception;
  • The roles of emerging disciplines - medical sociology and anthropology and neuroscience;
  • The importance of place, mobility and patient transitions;
  • Key philosophical, ethical, and legal issues in patient and helper relationships across the lifespan;
  • Preserving and nurturing relationships in a therapeutic setting - case studies, personal and experiential accounts, and institutional facts;
  • Choosing life - perceiving and seeking positive and growthful positions in the face of difficult life situations;
  • Attending to opportunities for psycho-spiritual, psychological, psycho-social and physical development.
Please note that presentations that deal with related themes will also be considered.

It is our aim that a number of these interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dialogues will be ongoing and that they will ultimately develop into a series of related cross context research project. It is also anticipated that these will support and encourage the establishment of useful collaborative networks, and the creation, presentation, and publication of original research. Through such richness and diversity it is expected that a body of knowledge and expertise will be established that serves both individuals and organisations.

Further details (and my source) and information can be found at the conference website:

http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/the-patient/call-for-papers/

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

International Women's Day 2016

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Education?
Mental health?

Information Technology?
Science & Engineering?

Interactive timeline: Women's footprint in history


Celebrate equal opportunity for women

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Maja Daniels with Jill Mueller: See Me Through This

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Medical photograph being taken before reconstructive surgery, 2012 (stitch-work added 2014)
Copyright: Maja Daniels with Jill Mueller







Links and copyright:
http://majadaniels.com/

Jill Mueller: SEE ME THROUGH THIS

My source: FT Weekend Magazine, January 2/3 2016. SEE ME THROUGH THIS. pp.34-37.

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