line(s?) of communication
line(s) of command
chain of command
- 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.
line(s?) of communication
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In combination the empty foreground and background brings us simultaneously to what is 'now': the situation, the context. The personal, social, political and physical are constantly re-presented in the health:ill-health duality. Our focus remains: ill-health. We still lack the depth of vision to resolve this duality. Focus needs structure: only from simplicity may we travel to complexity.
The need for simplicity, structure, meaning and recording can be found, accomplished and apprehended through the conceptual framework known as Hodges' model. Its cruciform span is coincidental, and yet can be interpreted as four ways. Four ways of looking - seeing, learning and knowing. Five ways and even. As the model and the user reflects the innumerable perspectives that can be found as these conceptual spaces breathe: waxing and waning. Always from that initial state. Emptiness with structure.
Date: September 18-20, 2017
Location: Lund, Sweden
- Workshop Proposals: March 31, 2017
- Paper Submission Due: May 1, 2017
- Author Notification: June 21, 2017
- Final Manuscript Due: July 21, 2017
ICTH is a premier venue for bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from academia and healthcare who are engaged in different facets of ICT and healthcare. The conference encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent significant developments and promising future trends of ICT based applications, systems, tools, environments and infrastructures in the fields of health/medical care, and related domains, such as public health and pharmaceuticals. Papers on either completed or ongoing research are invited in the following and related topics of interests.
Lund University is a strong influence on Lund city, and several university buildings are located in the heart of the city. The combination of businesses, students and researchers from around the world has given birth to Lund's unique character as a city of strong research-based global industries. The Malmö region, including Lund, is the 4th most inventive region in the world. Sweden’s first and most successful research park, Ideon, is situated in Lund, and the country’s two largest research ventures, MAX IV Laboratory and the European Spallation Source (ESS) are located here. The students at Lund University comprise a large part of the population of the city and consequently have a significant impact on it and contribute to the youthful, laid-back atmosphere. The young population influences all aspects of life in Lund, from the daily rhythm of the city, to city planning, pubs and bars, museums and countless cultural and leisure activities. The combination of old traditions and history together with the bustling student life makes Lund a great place to live and study!
ICTH-2017 will be held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks
We invite submissions on either completed or ongoing work. Submitted papers must be no longer than 8 pages for full papers, 5 pages for short papers and 4 pages for work in progress, including all figures, tables and references. We encourage students to submit short papers or works in progress, and welcome proposals on workshops in areas of special interest to participants.
The 7th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH) is a premier venue for bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from academia and healthcare who are engaged in different facets of ICT and healthcare. The conference encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent significant developments and promising future trends of ICT based applications, systems, tools, environments and infrastructures in the fields of health/medical care, and related domains, such as public health and pharmaceuticals. Papers on either completed or ongoing research are invited in the following and related topics of interests.
"Tulip Mazumdar has an uncomfortable encounter with a "cutter" and undergoes a demonstration of what really happens during FGM." BBC Radio 4.
15 July 2017: St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
We are seeking papers for up to three available spaces at the Philosophy and Psychiatry International Conference. We welcome submissions from current graduate students or early career researchers who have completed their doctorate within the past four years. Each speaker will have a maximum of twenty minutes to present their paper followed by ten minutes of discussion time.
Abstracts may be on any topic within the philosophy of mental health and mental illness. Papers that draw on clinical and/or personal experience, as well as submissions of a purely theoretical nature, are welcome. If you wish to submit a paper to the conference, please send a title and 300 word abstract prepared for anonymised refereeing, alongside your name, institutional affiliation and a copy of your CV, to Annelies Lawson (annelies.lawson AT philosophy.ox.ac.uk) by 15th December 2016.
Successful graduate speakers will be invited to attend the Summer School and Conference (12 – 15 July 2017) on a full-board basis (with en suite accommodation). There will also be a contribution (up to £100) towards travel and subsistence.
Thrive: The Power of Psychological Therapies to Transform Lives
David M. Clark, Professor and Chair of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Epistemic Violence and the Social Imaginary: Patient Voices and Mechanisms of Silencing in Psychiatry
Nancy Nyqvist Potter, Professor of Philosophy, University of Louisville
Interpersonal Experience and the Sense of Reality
Matthew Ratcliffe, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Vienna
This conference is linked with the Mind, Value and Mental Health: 3rd Summer School in Philosophy and Psychiatry (13 – 14 July 2017).
Both events are led by Dr Edward Harcourt, Dr Anita Avramides, and Professor Bill Fulford.
For more information please go to:
Lettitia Derrington of Conted via NURSE-PHILOSOPHY list
Dear colleagues and friends, IMIA General Assembly members,
I am glad to let you know that the regular 2016 issue of the IMIA Yearbook is now online:
Concentration - 'Noise' - Attention
Safety - Salience - Space
Anxiety - Disposition - Mood
Models of Communication
TOO MUCH - information - TOO LITTLE
"How much do you have?"
Sleep disturbance 2
Who are you?
|Have the doctor consider|
prescribing a sleeping tablet
"Oh OK! Hello Sandra."
|Arrange a medical review|
|Cancel the newspaper|
The following is a reply to a thread on HIFA - Healthcare Information For All:
Dear Lucie, Thelma and All,
The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) defined a dynamic economy as that which is in equal parts destructive and constructive (Abbott and Ryan, 2000).
As Lucie points out in the NHS we are set-fast in ill-health delivery, curricula and workforce planning. Breaking this demand-supply is to try to stop a runaway process that has spawned many other processes: specialties, disciplines, treatments...
Policy makers repeatedly place the solution in reducing demand by eliminating - providing cures for diseases and through technology.
Innovation through technology is still sold as a (the) solution (2002.. NPfIT - currently NHS Digital). Technology has a role to play. The benefits however must be Socio-Technical.
We can readily see the connection between Schumpeter's definition and our present preoccupation with innovation and technology driven disruption?
Talk abounds of the healthcare system / market / economy being disrupted (as per HIFA and this thread!).
Innovation is often stimulated through seed funding.
In computing a runaway process may need to be 'Killed'. Clearly and despite the resultant irony, we cannot do this to our respective healthcare systems (whatever their constitution and ideology).
We cannot Kill the NHS, private and 3rd sector systems we have at present and have them newly reconfigured on 31 December 2016, 23:59:60 UTC to be primarily:
HEALTH PROMOTING, PREVENTIVE - Self-caring and with a health literate populous
Even with the addition of a leap second; this would be a leap too far.
Change of our health care systems will need to be 'seeded'.
Many small gains can be compounded, the seeds must be broadcast across the domains of Hodges' model:
Know your patient
|Know your patient|
Know your patient
|Know your clients...|
and your patient
"Such a picture of man in the universe is clearly presented in the language of the Wintu Indians of California. Here the primary verbal stem refers to a world, a universe, that neither exists nor does not exist. We might say that it refers to the nature of things, a nature which is not realized because the things themselves do not exist, the situations have not come to be and may never come to be. Only at the instant when man experiences these do they come into existence, into history. The experiential or existential stem of the verb is derivative from this other stem. When man speaks with the aid of this stem, he asserts existence through his own experience of it. And it is only through his doing, through, probably, his decisive act or his act of will, that the world to which the primary stem refers can have concrete existence. This dialogue between the idea of the universe or the potential of the universe, and man's experience, runs through the entire linguistic structure." p.115.
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