- 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.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Inner model

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'I beseech you to take interest in these sacred domains so expressively called laboratories. Ask that there be more and that they be adorned for these are the temples of the future, wealth and well-being. It is here that humanity will grow, strengthen and improve. Here, humanity will learn to read progress and individual harmony in the works of nature, while humanity's own works are all too often those of barbarism, fanaticism and destruction.'
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
























Do we need more 'laboratories' in 2017?
Can we produce the researchers and other staff to fill the labs?
What labs should be prioritised?
What progress have we made in integrating knowledge since the time of Pasteur?
Does it matter?
How evidence-based is evidence-based?
Are laboratories more about analysis and hence reduction than synthesis?
Where are the social sciences exactly?

Happy New Year!


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The difference that makes...

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So information,
while a critical part of learning,
is only one among many forces at work.


Information theory
portrays information as a change registered
 in an otherwise steady state.
It's a light flashing out on a dark hillside (to borrow an example from the philosopher Fred Dretske) or the splash of a pebble breaking the calm of a still lake.


In either case, the result,
as the anthropologist Gregory Bateson
puts it neatly, is ...


"a difference that makes a difference." p.138.



Seely Brown, J., & Duguid, P. (2000). The Social Life of Information. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press, 138.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Book: The Mind Club

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My source: Anderson, A. (2016). The ultimate club, CultureLab, New Scientist. 230: 3070. 23 April. 44-45.
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23030700-900-the-mind-club-will-they-let-you-in/

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Book: Cure - A journey into the science of mind over body

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Thunderstorm Asthma in Hodges' model

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Breathing, Asthma

Climate, Thunderstorms

Pollen (rupturing?)

8,500 Hospital Treatment

1,900 Emergency calls in 5 hours

Intensive Care

at least 8 Deaths



Health Services

Emergency response / resources

Disaster Management / Review



Melbourne thunderstorm asthma death toll rises to eight, The Guardian, 29 November 2016.

My source:
Davey, M. (2016). Deadly asthma thunderstorm kills four and leaves Melbourne reeling; &
Sample, I. (2016). Analysis, Doctors agree on why, but are less sure how. The Guardian, 25 November. p.3.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Conference: Making Real Change Happen - Int. Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

Important Update about ISPS 2017, Liverpool

  • Interest in the conference is almost unprecedented so the date for submissions has now been extended to January 15th, 2017. We encourage you to submit on any of our linked themes. Go to www.isps2017uk.org for further information.

  • At this point we want to highlight one of our plenaries on making real change happen – Making Wards Therapeutic. Please go to:


Interested in Psychosis?  Interested in real change for the better? The ISPS 2017 conference in Liverpool, UK is for you, whatever your discipline and if you are a service use or carer. The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis conferences have an outstanding reputation for vibrancy, conviviality, breadth of presentations and social events.

Submissions:   Submit a paper, poster, symposium or workshop before the end of January 15th, 2017   Please go to www.isps2017uk.org

Registration:   We anticipate a full house, so why not make an early bird registration. Please go to www.isps2017uk.org

Please pass this new message on further to your friends and colleagues and other intranets.  See you in Liverpool.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Book: Lies, Incorporated THE WORLD OF POST-TRUTH POLITICS

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Lies, Incorporated



My source:
Baraniuk, C. (2016). Trick or tweet? Or both? New Scientist, 16 July. 231: 3082. 20-21.


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Friday, December 16, 2016

Time, Space and the Individual (ego)

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Images source:
How we think and speak

My source:
Gattis, M. (Ed.). (2001). Spatial Schemas and Abstract Thought, MIT Press: Cambridge. p.204.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

7th International Conference on Digital Health



The 7th International Conference on Digital Health will take place in London from Monday 3 July to Wednesday 5 July 2017. The conference will address Global Public Health, Personalised Medicine, and Emergency Medicine in the Age of Big Data.

'Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for interdisciplinary digital health research bringing together computer science to dramatically improve public health, global health and wellbeing of individuals and populations globally are extraordinary...'

Papers Submission Deadline: Mon, February 13th, 2017

Best wishes, Neil

Let's build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare knowledge - Join HIFA: www.hifa.org

HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is the coordinator of the HIFA campaign ( Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ) and current chair of the Dgroups Foundation (www.dgroups.info), which supports communities of practice for a better world.
Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG neil AT hifa.org

My source: HIFA (with thanks to UCL)


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Right hand (or left, or center..?) model

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Leopoldo Mendez | Proletarian Hand (1932)


Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

Image: https://www.artsy.net

My source: Budick, A. (2016). A savage vision, Collecting. FT Weekend, 26-27 November, p.10.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Space of Origin - Foucault

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"For us, the human body defines, by natural right, the space of origin and of distribution of disease: a space whose lines, volumes, surfaces, and routes are laid down, in accordance with a now familiar geometry, by the anatomical atlas. But this order of the solid, visible body is only one way—in all likelihood neither the first, nor the most fundamental—in which one spatializes disease. There have been, and will be, other distributions of illness. When will we be able to define the structures that determine, in the secret volume of the body, the course of allergic reactions? Has anyone ever drawn up the specific geometry of a virus diffusion in the thin layer of a segment of tissue? Is the law governing the spatialization of these phenomena to be found in a Euclidean anatomy? After all, one only has to remember that the old theory of sympathies spoke a vocabulary of correspondences, vicinities, and homologies, terms for which the perceived space of anatomy hardly offers a coherent lexicon. Every great thought in the field of pathology lays down a configuration for disease whose spatial requisites are not necessarily those of classical geometry." p.3.




"The exact superposition of the ‘body’ of the disease and the body of the sick man is no more than a historical, temporary datum." p.3.










Foucault, Michel (1973). The Birth of the Clinic. New York: Pantheon Books.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

From: Individual To: Group and ...

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Ken Price - Pastel (1995)










My source: Wullschlager J. (2016). Critic's Choice, Life & Arts, FT Weekend. 10-11 December, p.16.

HAUSER & WIRTH Ken Price exhibition

Image source:
http://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/artsandculture_museumsandculture/2013/07/19/ken-price-sculpture-a-retrospective/

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

BBC Radio 4: "We need to talk ... "

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We 
(Well, there's an 'i' in humanity..?)

Need

to Talk


Ab-out




BBC Radio 4: We Need to Talk About Death

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Book: The Great Convergence ( ...within Hodges' model)

"His [Baldwin's] framework posits three "cascading constraints" that hold back the globalisation of markets, namely the cost of moving goods, idea and people. Initially, all were bundled together: early societies stayed where they were, passed down information to the next generation and ate what they grew. The first wave of globalisation that created the Great Divergence expanded markets via the falling cost of transporting physical goods, thanks to the steamship and the railway. ..." p.10.

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The cost of moving: 

IDEAS

GOODS
PEOPLE


Book: The Great Divergence



Richard Baldwin (2016). The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization.  Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.


Beattie, A. (2016). Movement politics. FT Weekend, Life&Arts, Books. November 26-27. p.10.

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Friday, December 02, 2016

Special Issue on Data Literacy: The Journal of Community Informatics

Readers:

The Journal of Community Informatics has just published its latest issue at 

http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla
PUCP - Communications
evillan AT pucp.edu.pe
Co-Editor in chief, Journal of Community Informatics

Vol 12, No 3 (2016): Special Issue on Data Literacy
Table of Contents
http://www.ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/issue/view/59

Editorial
Editorial: Cosmopolitanism versus Traditionalism and the need to talk about a different divide
Eduardo Villanueva-Mansilla

Data Literacy - What is it and how can we make it happen?
Mark Frank, Johanna Walker, Judie Attard, Alan Tygel

Articles, Special Issue on Data Literacy
Creating an Understanding of Data Literacy for a Data-driven Society
Annika Wolff, Daniel Gooch, Jose J. Cavero Montaner, Umar Rashid, Gerd Kortuem

Data Literacy defined pro populo: To read this article, please provide a little information
David Crusoe

Data literacy conceptions, community capabilities
Paul Matthews

Urban Data in the primary classroom: bringing data literacy to the UK curriculum
Annika Wolff, Jose J Cavero Montaner, Gerd Kortuem

Contributions of Paulo Freire for a Critical Data Literacy: a Popular Education Approach
Alan Freihof Tygel, Rosana Kirsch

DataBasic: Design Principles, Tools and Activities for Data Literacy Learners
Catherine D'Ignazio, Rahul Bhargava

Perceptions of ICT use in rural Brazil: Factors that impact appropriation among marginalized communities
Paola Prado, J. Alejandro Tirado-Alcaraz, Mauro Araújo Câmara

Graphical Perception of Value Distributions: An Evaluation of Non-Expert Viewers' Data Literacy
Arkaitz Zubiaga, Brian Mac Namee

Articles
Granny gets smarter but Junior hardly notices
Isabella Margarethe Venter, Karen Renaud, Renette Blignaut

Digital Cultural Heritage and Social Sustainability
Chern Li Liew, Gobinda Chowdhury

Case Studies
Data Murals: Using the Arts to Build Data Literacy
Rahul Bhargava, Ricardo Kadouaki, Emily Bhargava, Guilherme
Castro, Catherine D'Ignazio

Notes from the field
Don't ask too much from data literacy
Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Data Literacy projects in Canada: Field notes from the Open Data Institute, Toronto node
Andi Argast, Lydia Zvyagintseva

Points of View
Some Key Challenges for Data Literacy
Mark Frank, Johanna Walker

Critical Questions for Community Informatics in Practice
Martin Wolske, Colin Rhinesmith
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The Journal of Community Informatics http://www.ci-journal.net

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Special Issue: Critical and Radical Social Work journal - Psychopolitics in the 21st Century

Dear colleague

We are pleased to announce the publication this week of a special issue of Critical and Radical Social Work journal on the theme of Psychopolitics in the Twenty First Century, which was inspired by the conference of the same name at Liverpool Hope University in June 2015.

The special issue features articles or reviews from leading figures in the field including Professors Peter Beresford, Ann Davis, David Pilgrim and Diana Rose amongst others. The papers explore a range of themes such as politics, social theory and social movements in mental health, Mad Studies, anti-psychiatry, critical perspectives on mental health policy and strategies of resistance to welfare reform. There are also articles from activist and consciousness raising groups involved in mental health campaigning from Critical Voices Network Ireland and reVision to Psychologists Against Austerity.

The full contents list and links to papers are available here:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/crsw/2016/00000004/00000003

Please email Rich at mothr AT hope.ac.uk if you would like further information about the special issue, subscribing to this journal or accessing individual articles.

Best wishes

Rich
on behalf of the Guest Editors: Rich Moth, Helen Spandler, Mick McKeown and Joe Greener

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Dr Rich Moth
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
Liverpool Hope University
Office: FML 302
Tel: 0151 291 3853

@richmoth (https://twitter.com/richmoth)

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