Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

- learn about the conceptual framework Hodges' model. A tool that can help integrate HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model is situated, facilitates person-centredness, integrated - holistic care and reflective practice. A new site using Drupal is an ongoing aim - the creation of a reflective workbench. Email: h2cmng @ yahoo.co.uk Welcome

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Drupal - update: users, roles, content and permissions

I just thought I'd provide an update on the new site.

There's still nothing new on the hosting account. I managed to update on localhost from 8.5.0 to 8.5.3. As I went to the Manchester Drupal Sprint two weekends ago I had a couple of errors. Webform was proving awkward but that was probably me the way I tried to remove it in order to update. It appears there have been some problems, but switching on "Logging and errors" I had more errors that weekend and working through with advice and support at the Sprint things resolved!

Poking around has been really useful and thus far I've not had to start from scratch. Webform is updated but I realised previously I have only scratched the module's surface. Then there is Paragraphs! This is the challenge with Drupal and the range of modules available as explained at DrupalCon Nashville. I know, I know, I've picked up pen and paper and am fleshing out users, roles, content and permissions. This is a distraction. There has always been help available - that's the Drupal community. I've someone to chat with now and looking forward to updating Richard and help to get the new site live. Richard was at Szeged my first Drupalcon in 2008. I remember the advice of Chris, Dan and James back then and Phil, Nathan and others since: Just do it!

So I can't keep scribbling on paper - or here...

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Monday, May 14, 2018

"Bank of England shows green light for mental health drive" c/o The Times

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Funding
Mental Health Green Paper
Mental Health White Paper
Recovery Space

See also:
Money and Mental Health

My source: Green light for mental health drive, The Times. 14 May 2018, p.36.

... back to Drupal! ;-)

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

#70nursebloggers #NHS70 #70midwifebloggers


Regards "Offer a space on your blog for guest bloggers"...

There's a vacant lot here available for your post - and it does not have to involve the model...

I will post in the summer about - why nurses / midwives should blog.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

CfP: Lancaster - Philosophy of Psychiatry Work in Progress Day 2018

Thursday 31st May 2018

PhD students and more established academics are invited to present work in progress in the philosophy of psychiatry (20 min talks, 10 mins discussion). Paper slots will be given out on a first come, first served basis. If you’d like to give a paper please email Rachel Cooper (r.v.cooper AT lancaster.ac.uk) with a title. There is no budget for this workshop, so speakers will need to cover their own expenses!

Speakers accepted so far are:

  • Hane Maung (Manchester) – Is suicide a psychiatric problem?
  • Richard Hassall (Sheffield) – What does a psychiatric diagnosis mean for those who are given a diagnosis?
  • Phoebe Friesen (Oxford) – Distancing medically assisted dying and suicide: Is it justified?
  • Rachel Cooper (Lancaster) – Puzzles in psychiatric classification
  • Sam Fellowes (Lancaster) – Continuity and discontinuity in the history of psychiatry
An up-to-date list of accepted papers can be found here:


My source: Philos-L


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Sunday, May 06, 2018

Book: The Language of Kindness

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My source: Various

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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Why is the Sky Blue? c/o BBC

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is the Sky Blue?

My source: BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour:
"For her offbeat musical Why is the Sky Blue? Abbey Wright, the director, interviewed more than 10,000 children and young people about their experiences of online pornography. Currently being performed at the Southwark Playhouse in London, the outcome is a new piece of verbatim theatre with explicit references performed by a company of 6-22 year olds. Abbey joins Jane as does Annie Hawkins, one of the young actors."

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Socio-Politics of Migration...?

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Julian Simpson (2018) Migrant architects of the NHS - South Asian doctors and the reinvention of British general practice (1940s-1980s). University of Manchester Press.

Alex Matthews-King. The Independent, Jeremy Hunt backs special visa for foreign people coming to work for NHS. 9 May, 2018.

My source (book): Noted in Blackwells, Manchester, £25 from £75.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Happy Birthday blog - 12 years old & Goodbye

Well since April 20th 2006 and my first post here there's been a few milestones:

  • separation and divorce 2008-2011
  • cataract ops (left and right) c/o Messrs. Heaven & Mars at Wigan's Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
  • Same employer (since 1985) but was able to move from Chorley & Preston to West Lancashire (nearer to home)
  • Presentations on the Health Career Model in Colombia, Jordan, Barcelona and other UK venues
  • Blog archived by The British Library (http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/target/264142857/source/search)
  • Former website ISP ceased trading/operations 2015
  • Completion of an MRES in e-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Ongoing publication while full-time as a Community Mental Health Nurse
You can see and explore the blog's numbers if you have time, suffice to note from 28 posts in 2006 to -
2159 published in total
244 still in draft form (many of these need deleting)
1,044,546 page views
Of course a great many posts concern conferences, journal issues and announcements of various sorts. I have wondered about deleting these to isolate the posts on Hodges' model but I will leave as is.

The biggest milestone is becoming a Grandad: magic indeed.

The most glaring milestone is how early Drupal was mentioned on the blog then at version 4.7 in 2007. Still no site with Drupal now at 8.5.2.

There seems little point continuing here given the traffic and interest. So, we will see if any content here has a 'long tail'. Maybe I should refer to 'The Health Career Model'? Attaching a name as I have always sought to acknowledge, appears to stress the thought:
  • not invented here
In the race for 'evidence' people are passing over a veritable collage of care littered with theory and practice. A great loss given the potential utility in helping to address 21st Century challenges.

Thanks to everyone who has read and agreed to my posting their material.

If you have some suitable content by all means get in touch, otherwise posts will be much less - while I focus on Drupal and that new site...


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Digital health interventions: How might we measure “meaningful engagement”?

I admit I am struggling to stop blogging, even as the pull of Drupal and a new site will (must) win-out. The above tweet prompts these thoughts ...

A key point from Kathleen Ryan's blog post reads:

"The design process* needs to be reflective..."

I wholeheartedly agree - it is the way that we reflect to achieve a socio-technical synergy that counts. Even with the socio-technical bases covered there are other factors too:

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Person-related issues
(e.g. their beliefs, cognitions and values).

What 'x' means to me.
"... attention, interest and how the person feels and thinks about the intervention (where more attention / affect / enjoyment = more engagement)."

Patient (Person?) Activation measures?

Yes - 'person-centredness' is 'up-here' according to the axes of the model, BUT we must take into account the social and political milieu of the individual concerned.

*design purposes
Technology-related issues

"No matter how well-crafted and evidence-based the intervention, active ingredients proven to effect health behaviour change simply cannot work if the technological components that house them are not accessed by participants. As such, lack of adequate engagement with DHIs poses a barrier to evaluating the effectiveness of these interventions."
*design process
Law of Attrition
Usage metrics:
statistics, logs, frequency, totals

e-health and m-health
prevention & treatment of -
'lifestyle diseases'

social incentives
'health seeking behaviour'
Health literacy

 "human contacts can allow for “supportive accountability” via remotely delivered prompts, social support and encouragement."

*design practices

National use of 'Patient activation'?
(Forms of profiling)
Incentives - health policy
Nudge - behaviour change?
Health insurance/credits

HEALTH meaning within? SYSTEMS
 paternalistic--'degrees of freedom'?--autonomy
'The Market'

*design policy

Perhaps, future measures need to simultaneously combine analysis AND synthesis - the subjective AND objective... a job for AI ..?

Thanks to Kathleen Ryan

Ack. This week learned of 'Patient activation' attending a Best Practice Meeting.

 *The 4Ps within Hodges' model. 

What is meant by 'universal' design?

Yes, there is an ironic element to this post and recent others in respect of 'meaningful engagement' and 'the meaning of evidence'? Do people recognise 'evidence'? 

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Workshop on Research Objects (RO2018)

2018-10-29 at IEEE eScience 2018, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

## Timeline

2018-07-01 Abstracts due
2018-07-15 Research articles and software/data articles due
2018-08-31 Notification of acceptance
2018-08-31 IEEE eScience 2018 early-bird registration deadline
2018-10-29 RO2018 workshop at IEEE eScience 2018

## Research Objects

Scholarly Communication has evolved significantly in recent years, with an
increasing focus on Open Research, FAIR data sharing and community-developed
open source methods. A question remains on how to publish, archive and explore
digital research outputs.

A number of initiatives have begun to explore how to package and describe
research outputs, data, methods, workflows, provenance and structured metadata,
reusing existing Web standards and formats.

Such efforts aim to address the challenges of structuring multi-part research
outcomes with their context, handling distributed and living content and
porting and safely exchange what we collectively can call “Research Objects”
between platforms and between researchers.

## Call for Papers

In the workshop RO2018 we will explore recent advancements in Research Objects
and publishing of research data with peer-reviewed presentations, invited
talks, short demos, lightning talks and break-out sessions to further build
relationships across scientific domains and RO practitioners.

RO2018 welcomes submissions of academic abstracts (1-2 pages), data/software
articles (3-6 pages) and short research articles (4-8 pages) on cross-cutting
case studies or specific research on topics including, but not limited to:

  FAIR metrics; platforms, infrastructure and tools; lifecycles; access control
  and secure exchange; examples of exploitation and application; executable
  containers; metadata, packaging and formats; credit, attribution and peer
  review; dealing with scale and distribution; driving adoption within current
  scholarly communications and alignments with community efforts; and
  domain-specific and cross-domain Research Objects.

## Submitting

Submitted abstracts and articles can be in a range of open formats (e.g. HTML,
ePub) and are particularly encouraged to be submitted in a FAIR research data
packing format.

Accepted abstracts and articles will be included in the IEEE eScience 2018
proceedings. Submitted preprints will, upon acceptance, be made available as
Green Open Access on the RO2018 website with DOI links to the Zenodo record and
(eventually) the published IEEE proceeding article.

It is a requirement that at least one author of each accepted submission
attends the RO2018 workshop and at the IEEE eScience 2018 conference, where
registration fees applies.

Further details on submitting:

RO2018 encourages open peer review, and recommend that reviewers
are named and attributed; however reviewers may be anonymous if so
desired. Reviewers are welcome to publish their reviews using the
same guidelines as the research articles.

For any questions, email the RO2018 Workshop Organizers at
ro2018 AT easychair.org

Stian Soiland-Reyes (my source: by email)
The University of Manchester

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Journal: Learning Health Systems - April 2018


Learning Health Systems is an open access peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the science, engineering and design of continuous improvement of health and health care.

The new April 2018 issue is now available. Click here to read the latest articles. All articles are freely available to read, download and share.

My source:
Email: Kathleen Young
Editorial Assistant, Learning Health Systems
Room 210 Victor Vaughan
1111 East Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ERCIM News No. 113 Special Theme "Smart Farming"

Dear ERCIM News Reader,

ERCIM News No. 113 has just been published at https://ercim-news.ercim.eu/

The Special Theme "Smart Farming" was coordinated by the guest editors:

Mirco Boschetti (IREA-CNR) and Erwin Schoitsch (AIT)

The research & society section of this issue features the topic "Research Evaluation", edited in cooperation with Informatics Europe by the guest editors Hélène Kirchner (Inria) and Fabrizio Sebastiani (ISTI-CNR).

The section "Research and Innovation" reports on news about research activities and innovative developments from European research institutes.

This issue is also available for download in pdf and ePUB

Thank you for your interest in ERCIM News. Feel free to forward this message to others who might be interested.

Next issue:
No. 114  July 2018
 Special Theme: "Human-Robot Interaction

ERCIM - the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics - aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading European research institutes are members of ERCIM.
ERCIM is the European host of W3C.

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and join the open ERCIM LinkedIn Group http://www.linkedin.com/groups/ERCIM-81390

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Enough Nurses - Special Collection c/o Journal of Research in Nursing


"JRN is pleased to introduce this online special collection of papers. Edited by Jane Ball, this collection comprises previously published papers and reviews that give a taste of the constellation of issues that contribute to having 'enough nurses'. They illustrate the complexity and interdependency of the many elements that must be addressed to achieve the elusive goal of having the right staff, in the right place, at the right time."

My source: https://twitter.com/JRN_latest/status/985889478882578432

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Monday, April 16, 2018

#EndPJparalysis - NHS 70

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For people who are agitated and living with dementia their carers may learn to remove such cues as hat, coat and shoes.

Seeing these may cause increased agitation as a need to be elsewhere.

For #EndPJparalysis perhaps we can reverse this and use the sight clothes and footwear as a cue for 'get up & try to go'.

My source:

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