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

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Would you like to help design a new risk assessment tool?

On Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 19:06:42 GMT+1, Charlotte Christiane Hammer, UK wrote:

We are looking for experts in the fields of health protection and humanitarian aid who are interested in helping us with the content validation for a new risk assessment tool for communicable diseases in humanitarian emergencies. The validation will be in the form of a short interview (between 20 and 35 minutes) via Skype during which you will have the opportunity to examine the tool and comment on it. If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested, please send us an email and we will give you further details regarding the project and the consent procedure. Your help is greatly appreciated. Please also forward this email to any colleagues who might be interested.

Kind regards,
Charlotte Hammer

Charlotte Christiane Hammer, MA, MPH
PhD Candidate

Health Protection Research Unit in Emergency Preparedness and Response
University of East Anglia
c.hammer AT uea.ac.uk

Related post - Dec 2017  
My source:
HIFA: Healthcare Information For All: www.hifa.org
HIFA Voices database: www.hifavoices.org

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Book: Health System Redesign How to Make Health Care Person-Centered, Equitable, and Sustainable

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Health System Redesign



Thanks to Prof. Sturmberg and Springer I have some summer reading. Having received the book it really does look well-worth reading. Review to follow here...

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Friday, June 15, 2018

NTU Public Health Conference: Reverse knowledge innovation in global health and development

This conference examines the potential for reversing knowledge transfer and innovation and explore notions of challenging traditional assumptions about the production and flow of knowledge within global health and development studies.

The concept of ‘reverse innovation’ has been gaining traction in global public health and development over the last few years. Increasingly it is an interdisciplinary and multi-contextual concept which deals with knowledge(s) transfer to potentially foster mutual learning between different actors, stakeholders and communities, what Crisp (2010) called ‘Turning the world upside down’. We seek to critically interrogate this emerging concept and its link to knowledge(s) innovation and flows and the cross-cutting social, economic and cultural spaces and practices it inhabits.

We will consider the contribution and role of social sciences in global health and development issues, how partnership models operate this concept and whether this potentially increases sustainability, what new knowledge/perspectives in global health and development are emerging and how these interface with traditional knowledge(s) and practice(s).

We are now accepting Calls for abstracts. Registration for the Conference will open before the end of June 2018.

The objectives of the Conference

  • Extend understanding within social science, emerging perspectives on reverse innovation and knowledge transfer within the context of global health and development.
  • Highlight the research profile and experience of developing countries and their potential contribution to knowledge and practice innovation in developed countries.
  • Showcase the work of students and early career researchers within the sociology of global health and development.
  • Create opportunities for identifying potential international collaborations and networks.


  • Reverse knowledge innovation in global health and development
  • Role of social science in global health and development (social theories, political economy).
  • Partnership models: sustainability
  • Emerging knowledge/perspectives in global health and development: methods, commercial determinants of health
  • Traditional knowledge(s) and practice(s)
  • Knowledge translation to practice: (Barriers: lack of preventive measures, funding, prevention vs treatment etc.)
See conference page for more...

My source: @PublicHealthNTU

Note to organisers - please do not forget public mental health.
Search for this concept of ‘reverse innovation’ in Hodges' model - you will find it and much more...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wellcome Collection: Handle with Care

Health care is complex
care delivery
involves the
of a variety of forms of
knowledge, information and data. 

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to be cared for

to be caring

to care

to be a carer

The handling becomes specialised 
because of those
the 'patient', the 'nurse', the 'carer'...
loved, lost, earned and learned ...
The integration of all this 
can be summarised as so many forms of 'why'
often described as the spiritual -
Let us handle the Planet With Care.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Edges, Walls, Boundaries, Faces, Corners, Frames... c/o Antony Gormley

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Antony Gormley

Image: from Art Rabbit, Antony Gormley Edge III

My source: The Times, FT


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Friday, June 08, 2018

Hospital Passports or Traffic Light documents

Hospital Passport / Traffic Light Poster

I hope this helps a little John-Marc and colleagues...?

The health career - life chances - model was developed with the care and positive life experiences of people with learning disability very much in mind. Consider the model's intra- interpersonal care (knowledge) domain and the political. We are prompted to simultaneously factor in individual and collective autonomy.

As a possible learning exercise (CPD!) sketch out the model and use the poster to reflect on the concepts and aspects of individual and person-centred care that are highlighted.

Identity and care in recognising that identity is paramount whatever 'condition' places members of the public in our hands (and hearts).

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Jordan: International Nursing Congress on “Innovative Avenues: Practice drives Education, Research, and Policy”

Dear Colleague,

Greetings from Jordan

We would like to invite your nursing and midwifery health care professionals in your organization at the upcoming International Nursing Congress on “Innovative Avenues: Practice drives Education, Research, and Policy” during October 16 – 17, 2018 under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein at Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST), Irbid - Jordan.

The theme of the congress is "strengthening and investing in nursing and midwifery workforce to achieve the global health agenda including universal health coverage."

The congress brings together the world’s nursing and midwives leaders, practicing nurses and midwives, policy makers, scholars, and nursing and midwifery students to address national and international contemporary issues in nursing and midwifery practice, policy, education, health informatics and research. For more details, please have a glance at our webpage:

Please note that our organization is offering your people with maximum discount for early bird registration and if you are coming with a group of 5 or more members (colleagues/students).

Looking forward for your participation

Chair for Congress Scientific Committee
Laila Akhu-Zaheya, RN, PhD
Associate Professor/ Vice Dean
Adult Health Nursing Department
Faculty of Nursing/ WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Development
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Irbid, 22110
lailanurse AT just.edu.jo

My source:
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/


Posted in recall of a marvellous experience in Jordan in 2013. While there someone said I would one day visit Palestine ...

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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Applications open: RCPsych Parliamentary Scholar Programme

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Via twitter:

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Chunks of Pi - the public expenditure round

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NHS Funding

"the next public expenditure round"

Jeremy_Hunt 4%

hmtreasury 2%

"... the settlement would need to "at least have a 3 in front of it" in order to be credible." p.2.

Sarah Neville and George Parker, Hunt's tax comments widen divisions over NHS funding. FT Weekend, 26-27 May, 2018. p.2.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

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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