- 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.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
My source: BBC 2 or C4?
Friday, October 28, 2016
feelings identity meaning
motivation - behaviour
physical health, coronary heart disease , strokemeta-analysis
longitudinal observational studies
family - relationships - befriending
quality of life
family - community cohesion
social care provision
mobility - transport
public - funding - private
Valtorta, N.K., Kanaan, M., Gilbody, S., et al. (2016). Loneliness and social isolation as risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke: systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal observational studies. Heart. Published Online First: [April 18, 2016]. doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308790
My original source:
Smyth, C. Warning: loneliness as bad for your health as tobacco & Scourge of Loneliness. The Times, 20 April 2016, p.4 and 20.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Call for papers: The Role of Digital Health to Support the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) c/o HIFA
International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI)Guest Editor:
David Novillo-Ortiz, Ph.D., eHealth Coordinator, Pan American Health Organization (Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization)
Francesc Saigí-Rubió, Ph.D., Telemedicine Program Director, Department of Health Science, Open University of Catalonia
More information: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-medical-informatics/call-for-papers/call-for-papers-the-role-of-digital-health
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), available data show that, in spite of the major progress during the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) era, major challenges remain in terms of reducing maternal and child mortality, improving nutrition, and achieving further progress in the battle against infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, and hepatitis. The situation analysis also provides evidence of the importance of addressing non-communicable diseases and their risk factors, such as tobacco use, mental health problems, road traffic injuries, and environmental health issues. Data on water and sanitation and air quality show that much more needs to be done to reduce risks to health. Weak health systems are a major obstacle in many countries, resulting in major deficiencies in universal health coverage for even the most basic health services and in inadequate preparedness for health emergencies. All these challenges are included under the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”.
On the other hand, the spread and uptake of information and communications technologies (ICT) have the potential to level the playing field, by reducing some of these challenges and enabling information-sharing that will assist in equalizing these differences. Many ICT systems and devices, initially expensive and of limited dissemination, have become affordable and are widely used across many levels of society. Digital health technologies will play a significant role in achieving the SDGs.
We are soliciting manuscripts for inclusion in a special issue of Health Informatics titled, “The Role of Digital Health to Support the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” We welcome conceptual or empirical manuscripts with a local, national or international focus on the topic of digital health technologies and the Sustainable Development Goal #3.
We are particularly interested in manuscripts that employ interdisciplinary, intersectional, and/or innovative approaches to the conceptualization and measurement of the use of digital health in the achievement of the SDG #3. It is envisioned that the collection of articles included in this special issue will provide robust support for future directions in the digital health research, advocacy, and policy related to the impact of the SDGs.
The special issue of the International Journal of Medical Informatics will provide a platform for countries to make an analysis of what can be done in the area of digital health since the approval of the SDGs.
Manuscript submission process:
Review will take place in two stages. First, we ask for extended abstracts of 900-1000 words, due December 19, 2016, that provide enough information about the conceptualization and measurement of digital health technologies and SDG #3 for review. We strongly encourage authors to mention: (1) the innovation in their approach to the study of digital health technologies and SDG #3; and (2) how this work will set the stage for future research, advocacy, and/or policy in this area. Authors whose abstracts fall within the scope of the special issue will be invited to submit a full manuscript, due March 31, 2017. Acceptance of abstract does not ensure manuscript acceptance, as all manuscripts will be subject to full editorial board and peer review.
Internal Timeline of activities:
· Submit abstract: December 19, 2016
· Internal review abstracts for scope: January 16th
· Submit full manuscript: March 31, 2017
About International Journal of Medical Informatics - Journal Metrics:
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.068
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.405
Impact Factor: 2.363
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.927
David Novillo Ortiz, MLIS, PhD
Advisor, Digital Health & Knowledge Management
Regional focal point for the WHO eHealth Program
Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research Department
Pan American Health Organization
E-mail: novillod AT paho.org
Source: HIFA - Health Information for All
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
|Body Atlas Emotions|
Mental Health Atlas 2014
Human Protein Atlas
|Atlas of Children's Health and the Environment|
World Atlas of Language Structures
Atlas of Ocean Wealth
Atlas of Economic Complexity
Atlas of Environmental Migration
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
AIME17 will be a unique opportunity to present and improve the international state of the art of AI in medicine from perspectives of theory, methodology, and application. We are happy to announce our keynote speakers: Stefan Schulz (University Graz) and Kenneth Barker (T. J. Watson Research Center IBM).
Call for papers
Abstracts Submission Deadline: January 15, 2017
Paper Submission: February 1, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: March 13, 2017
Final Camera Ready Copy: April 5, 2017
Call for workshop & Call for tutorial
Proposal for Workshops: February 6, 2017
Notification of Workshop/Tutorials: February 13, 2017
Call for PhD consortium
Paper Submission: March 13, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: April 21, 2017
Final Camera Ready Copy: May 14, 2017
Scope of AIME:
Contributions to theory and methods should present or analyze novel AI theories or methodologies for solving problems in the biomedical field. It is equally possible to present new theories and methods or extensions of existing ones. In both cases, the work should demonstrate its utility for solving biomedical problems and highlight its contribution to the underlying theoretical basis. In addition, assumptions and limitations should be discussed, and novelty with respect to the state of the art.
The scope of the conference includes the following areas:
- Big Data Analytics in medical domain
- Biomedical Knowledge Acquisition and Knowledge Management
- Clinical Decision Support Systems
- AI methods in Telemedicine and eHealth
- Behavior Medicine
- Patient Engagement Support (Personal Health Record)
- Machine Learning, Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
- Case-based Reasoning in Biomedicine
- Biomedical Ontologies and Terminologies
- Document Classification and Information Retrieval
- Bayesian Networks and Reasoning Under Uncertainty
- Biomedical Imaging and Signal Processing
- Temporal and Spatial Representation and Reasoning
- Visual Analytics in Biomedicine
- Computerized Clinical Practice Guidelines and Protocols
- Natural Language Processing
- Fuzzy Logic
- Healthcare Process and Workflow Management
- AI solutions for Ambient Assisted Living
The AIME’17 organising team
Thursday, October 20, 2016
|"Reflection is holistic - it considers the whole, |
where aspects within the experience
can only be viewed
within the context of the whole,
they exist in dialectical tension,
|and cannot be reduced into parts or stages."|
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The following report published by WHO continues the themes of the previous post...
"New models of cooperation and cross-sector collaboration are needed to identify synergies across these sectors, and generate actions that result in overall gains to society, with health, environmental and economic co-benefits." p.19.
From the Executive summary:
How can policies and decisions at the city level expand opportunity for and protect the health of the 54% of humanity now living in cities? This document outlines some opportunities and basic strategies, while answering the following critical questions:
1. Why is urban development important to health and vice versa?:
2. What are examples of successful urban policies and strategies that deliver environmental, economic, social and health benefits?
3. How can decision-makers apply a “health lens” to urban planning, governance and finance, and avail themselves of tools to improve health, reduce social inequalities and ensure wider access to services and opportunity?
4. What role can the health sector play in advancing healthy, sustainable urban planning?
|Report: A Breath of Fresh Air|
anxiety depression fear
psychological effects of
noise, vibration, foul air
Person with Chronic Health Problems
Definition - Measurement - Monitoring
Power Stations Coal Powered
Vulnerable Population Density
Public Health Information Giving
Quality of Life
Housing - Parks
Health Professionals Intervention
Policy Standards Law Accountability
Retain Standards from EU regulations
Clean Air Zones Clean Energy Providers
NHS Carbon Emissions
Accessibility Transport Modalities
Monday, October 17, 2016
Global Health report “Triple Impact- how developing nursing will improve health, promote gender equality and support economic growth"
Many thanks to all of you who contributed to the compilation of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Global Health report “ Triple Impact- how developing nursing will improve health, promote gender equality and support economic growth.’
A review group of APPG members has undertaken a major review of the development of nursing globally over the last few months, holding a number of witness sessions, collecting evidence and debating our findings with the RCN, ICN and others. The report “Triple Impact – how developing nursing will improve health, promote gender equality and support economic growth” launched on the 17th October 2016 sets out a radical agenda and argues that the UK should play a major role in developing nursing globally.Many thanks again for your time and support.
Coordinator & Researcher to Lord Crisp | All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health
Office of Lord Crisp | Fielden House | 13 Little College St | London, SW1P 3SH
Email: info AT appg-globalhealth.org.uk
Friday, October 14, 2016
The Townsend archive provides open access to a range of original documents underlying the 1967/68 Poverty in the UK survey led by Peter Townsend. This survey pioneered the application of relative deprivation in measuring poverty.
The archive includes over 2500 digitised questionnaires from the survey. On these questionnaires you will find hand-written notes made, at the time of the interview, by the survey field workers. They provide telling details of the living standards and attitudes of that time. They are searchable by region, interviewer and survey booklet number.
The archive also covers a range of other papers associated with the administration and conception of the survey and notes and drafts of Townsend’s book. You can also download Townsend’s ‘Poverty in the United Kingdom’ book.
You will also find video interviews with researchers, fieldworkers and colleagues involved in, or associated with, the Poverty in the UK survey. David Donnison, Hilary Land, Adrian Sinfield, John Veit-Wilson and others reflect back on this landmark project. These interviews provide unparalleled insights into survey and research methods then and now, the relationship between social policy research and policy making across the last 45 years, and the impact, or otherwise, of research on tackling poverty.
To take a look at this fascinating resource visit: http://poverty.ac.uk/townsend-archive
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The RCP’s Health Informatics Unit (HIU) is conducting a consultation to support the development of new standards for digital emergency department (ED) discharge summaries.
To ensure that any new standards are fit for purpose, functional and straightforward to use, a consultation is being held to invite patients, clinicians, healthcare professionals and suppliers to share their thoughts and experiences.
Submit your feedback about what information should be included in an ED discharge summary by completing this survey, which should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete, before 12pm on 31 October 2016.
If you want to know about the type of work that is undertaken by the RCP’s HIU, you can read a recent blog of theirs on relieving the pressures on emergency departments.
Thanks again for your support.
Mr Darren Wooldridge
Project Manager | Health Informatics Unit
Care Quality Improvement Department | Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place | Regent’s Park | London NW1 4LE
www.rcplondon.ac.uk | facebook | twitter | linkedin
HIU webpages: http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/healthcare-record-standards
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Corruption has become prevalent in healthcare to the point that it is normalised. From the politician to the patient, individuals routinely place their own private interests above public health goals and patient health outcomes. That was the conclusion from speaking to thirty public health experts and anti-corruption specialists across the globe, as part of our most recent research project.
Our earlier research had shown that those working in the healthcare sector have a low understanding of corruption. Previous attempts at providing an overview of the types of corruption in the sector, while providing an excellent resource for those dedicated to the subject, had been complex and lacked comprehensiveness. Our new publication Diagnosing Corruption in Healthcare [http://www.transparency.org.uk/publications/diagnosing-corruption-in-healthcare/], which we launched at the opening session of the World Health Summit yesterday, aims to bring all the relevant information into one space. We have produced a "map" of corruption in healthcare that contains 37 types of corruption that are clustered into eight areas in health systems.
On our new website ti-health.org you can explore the map fully. Take a look at the explanations of each type of corruption, understand better how they occur in practice by examining some case studies, and if you still want to learn more there are links to other resources on the web.
Please also note that we will be publishing an eight-episode podcast series. Each episode will cover one of the eight corruption categories identified in our research. The first episode will be published this Wednesday, providing an introduction to corruption in healthcare and exploring how corruption can occur in the high-level governance of a health system.
We hope that those working in the healthcare sector, from doctors and nurses to company compliance officers and directors, will be able to use this "map" to better understand the corruption risks in the work. We also hope this map will prompt policy makers, in the public health and anti-corruption fields, to tackle this formidable challenge that endangers health outcomes around the world.
Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Programme
Transparency International UK
Be GREEN, keep it on the SCREEN
Healthcare. Environment. Media. Education. Business. #TransparencyMatters to us all. Tell us your story here .
HIFA profile: Sophie Peresson is Director of the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Programme, Transparency International, UK. Email address: sophie.peresson AT transparency.org.uk
My source: HIFA: Healthcare Information For All: www.hifa.org
Monday, October 10, 2016
Reflection is an important human ability. It can be variously described as - reasoning, problem solving, introspection ... but an ability of self-reflect and critique our circumstances in a balanced, mature, objective way is an important skill that should ideally be shaped like so many others in childhood. Education and health literacy matters.
Evidence for reflection and reflective practice for nurses and other health professionals remains rather sparse and contested. There can be ethical challenges and assessment and measurement of reflection and reflective practice is problematic.
Hodges' model can support individual reflection providing a framework to facilitate person centred, integrated and holistic care. Globally there is no generic conceptual framework. Here is a candidate!
The parity of esteem debate that is so often heard in the political domain, becomes a stark fact of life to the individual in their physical and mental health. The two must be integrated.
Policy makers look to the SCIENCES domain to find the technical and analytical tools to study demographic trends and produce national statistics.
Health providers are increasingly having to deliver services for individuals and programmes for population health. Data and Big Data all contribute through national governments to regional centers and the WHO.
Far from the binary logic of maths and the technical wonders it gives rise to, here in the SOCIOLOGICAL domain the YES or NO to having next of kin, partner, family and friends is pivotal from a mental health perspective.
There is an irony that the size and stability of someone's social network is an indicator of their staying well; while social media can act as a force for good, or a negative force aimed at those vulnerable to bullying and abuse.
Effective communication is situated and ultimately determined by context: personal, local, glocal and global.
In this domain, whichever corner you turn to, it is politicised: be it funding for services; the word 'recovery'; the very existence and acknowledgement of mental health allied to human rights and service provision; employment and welfare; policy for access, diversity, equity, gender, equality.... mental health is manifest with political dimensions.
How are the needs of specific groups met, children, youths, women, men...?
Mental health law is crucial for personal and public safety. How this is conducted and governed is a measure of a modern state and please note the distance from the INTRA- INTERPERSONAL domain at upper left.
Thanks to @MHChat and community for reminder #WorldMentalHealthDay #WMHD16
Sunday, October 09, 2016
|(Robinson Crusoe & Friday) |
Queen of Katwe
Gilbey, R. (2016) Leading the race for the Oscars, Culture, The Sunday Times, pp. 6-7.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
I may as well face it: I am tarred with the same brush that paints psychiatry, hospital and community mental health services these days (and nights). Sometimes the media, with due cause I sadly add, dispenses with the brush: the paint comes by the bucket full and is hurled.
As a product of the Victorian asylum system I am bound to be tainted. This seems to be the case when seeking feedback on Hodges' model from activists for anti-psychiatry, patient activism, engagement, self-care, carers rights and recovery. There are those who feel even the latter is a political foil that stabs at the heart and mind of those in desperate need of mental health care. The situation is exacerbated even further, such is the politicisation of healthcare and mental health in-particular since austerity cast its shadow on funding.
In seeking comment on Hodges' model this is very much about pros and cons. Hodges' model being from the 1980's is an historical artifact, but I beg to differ as to its relevance. To that audience Hodges' model is probably the antithesis of "Love at First Sight". Like the psychiatric system and the legal powers it can exercise, the model says;
If that is the reaction then the possibilities: creative, innovative, reflective, person centred... of then blurring and erasing these lines, divisions and gathering the whole person and their situation is lost.
So, if the new wave thinking in mental health provision eschews the paraphernalia of models and framework then what is the alternative?
The question is important, vital even when we look at the mental health nursing curriculum. Curricula are never fixed in the sense that the new emerges from the old. How radical is this change?
The above reflections are prompted by an excellent piece in the FT Weekend (1-2 October) by David Pilling on the teaching of economics. I recalled a few years ago the rumpus on campus reported across the media.
Individuals and families do seek explanations, both of what ails them, their treatment and the plan of care whether enacted as self-care - a care partnership - or emergency care in the first (and vital) instance. Pilling writes about the how economics is taught, the call for broader curricula (which is underway) and the role for heterodoxy.
So I've a few questions: Where is the heterodoxy in healthcare (beyond alternative medicine/homeopathy)? Is there really no need of a generic conceptual framework in healthcare?
If the new Econocracy needs a framework then students across disciplines may also find some value in Hodges' model...
Given the cross-disciplinary pressures on healthcare systems the world-over there really is a need rethink healthcare as well as economics. Arguing in response about the economic benefits of technology is indicated and well-justified, but it is not e-nough.
|"The students gathered|
in response to an email ...
(email...) It asked whether the economics
they were learning, dominated by
mathematical formula and abstract
models, was relevant to the real world."
"How far can economics be called
a real science?"
"Earle complains that the repeated
use of such formulaic models presents
a "closed system", immune to
external interrogation. "You are taught
a narrow way of thinking
about the economy as this
set of rules and laws
not to be questioned and
not to be engaged
with," he says. ..."
|(Robinson Crusoe & Friday)|
He would like, he says,
to "put politics, and
philosophy and, well,
ethics back into economics
by teaching it as a "contested",
has folded into
Post-Crash Economics Society
Pilling D. (2016). Crash and learn, Life & Arts, FT Weekend, 1-2 October, p.1-2.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Decana, Escuela de Enfermería Johns Hopkins
The GANM is part of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center.
The thoughts, opinions and views that are posted on the GANM do not reflect those of either Johns Hopkins University or WHO.
Please visit the GANM webpage at: http://knowledge-gateway.org/ganm/
Sunday, October 02, 2016
I will post again when the report is published and relate some of the report's findings to the care - knowledge domains of Hodges' model.
Saturday, October 01, 2016
International Social Science Council (ISSC), the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and UNESCO. UNESCO Publishing, Paris, 2016, ISBN: 9789231001642
The international community is committed to meeting this challenge, which we see expressed in demands for greater equity and inclusion rising all over the world – and which is embodied in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and specifically Sustainable Development Goal 10 to reduce inequalities.
Countering inequalities requires robust knowledge – but knowledge alone is not enough. The challenge is to improve the connection between what we know and how we act: to mobilize the knowledge of the social and human sciences to inform policies, underpin decisions and enable wise and transparent management of the shift towards more equitable and inclusive societies. In this sense, investment in knowledge is a down-payment for informed change. And in some respects, even the knowledge we have is not fully adequate.
Inequalities are a major concern for social science today. That is reflected by a fivefold increase in studies of inequality and social justice in academic publications from 1992 to 2013. However, the Report highlights two major knowledge divides in research into inequality. Firstly, too many studies are too narrow in focus. There is too little attention to the overlapping inequalities that go beyond income and wealth, such as health, knowledge, and gender. Secondly, the Report shows that the focus of social science research into inequality tends to be concentrated in the countries of the North, where a reliable knowledge base already exists, to the detriment of the countries of the Global South without similarly robust data. Over 80 per cent of publications on inequalities come from the North.
To overcome these knowledge divides, we need more cooperation across disciplines and across borders to help governments develop more effective and inclusive policies, North and South. International networks, open data sources, co-creation of knowledge, open access to publishing and software – these are all vital to achieving this.
UNESCO’s longstanding cooperation with the International Social Science Council stands at the heart of our efforts to promote social science to address the world’s problems. The World Social Science Reports are cornerstone of this collaboration, and I wish to thank the Council for its intellectual and editorial efforts to produce the 2016 Report, in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies, based at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.
This Report is a wake-up call. Let there be no doubt: investing in and closing the knowledge gap in social science research into inequalities will be vital to achieve the cross-cutting ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Let’s work together now – to ‘leave no one behind’
tomorrow. Irina Bokova | Director-General of UNESCO
Table of ContentsPart I | Current Trends in Inequalities
Chapter 1 | Inequalities: many intersecting dimensions
Chapter 2 | Inequalities in different parts of the world
Part II | The Consequences of Inequalities
Chapter 3 | Consequences and interactions of multiple inequalities
Chapter 4 | Inequality futures
Part III | Transformative Responses, Transformative Pathways
Chapter 5 | Changing the rules
Chapter 6 | Mobilizing for change
Part IV | Transformative Knowledge for a Just World
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