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, July 15, 2018

Study: Do you have lived experience of emotional distress, neurodivergence, and/or behavioral health treatment? ...

... Are you a Mad Pride, neurodiversity, or psychiatric survivor activist?

A mental health advocate?

WHO: We’re seeking participants who have lived experience of “mental difference,” i.e. characteristics, traits, states, and phenomena that have been categorized as symptoms of mental disorders or developmental disorders, and/or lived experience of behavioral health treatment, and who have engaged in any form of advocacy.

WHY: To help researchers better understand how experiences of mental difference and behavioral health treatment impact activist involvement.

WHAT: A voluntary research study. This is an online survey lasting approximately 20-25 minutes. Participants will be asked questions about their mental health related experiences, involvement with activism, and viewpoints on sociopolitical issues within the mental health arena. Every 30th participant will receive a $50 gift card up to five cards.

HOW: Contact Emily Cutler at ecutler@mail.usf.edu or click on this link to directly access the survey: https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_acaniQNBp7Z7f81. The study’s protocol number is #00035052.

Nev Jones PhD
Assistant Professor
NIDILRR Switzer Research Fellow '17-'18

Department of Mental Health Law & Policy
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
University of South Florida
e: genevra AT usf.edu
t. @viscidula

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Book: "Somebody I Used to Know"

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My source: Neville, S. (2018) 'Can I go on?' FT Weekend, Life & Arts, Books, p.9.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Yes, Nursing is both an Art and Science but ...

... we don't want facsimile care

humanistic -- NURSING AS ART & SCIENCE -- mechanistic

iterate, iterate
process, process
repeat, repeat

Pedro Paricio - 'The Duel'
Halcyon Gallery, 1 July 2018

See also:

Pedro Paricio
[Dear Sir, Thank you for your amazing work and to Halcyon Gallery for the opportunity to view and photograph the above. Just a suggestion - the text on your site e.g. 'biography' is small and not very readable against the background.]

BBC News: NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ERCIM News No. 114 Special Theme "Human-Robot Interaction"

ERCIM News 114
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"Assistive robots and healthcare applications within the context of HRI are discussed in Cesta et al. (page 18), Hindriks et al. (page 20) and Efthimiou et al. (page 21). Cesta et al. present a cognitive architecture combining human perception and AI techniques to infer knowledge about the status of a user and the environment and plan personalised assistive robot actions for elderly people. Hindriks et al. report on their first experiments on a social robot that supports collection of patient data in a hospital, to reduce the workload of nurses. Efthimiou et al. are developing a multimodal user-centred HRI solution that encourages trust and acceptance of assistive robots for elderly people." p.7.
p. 35 Corpus Conversion Service: A Machine Learning Platform to Ingest Documents at Scale
by Michele Dolfi, Christoph Auer, Peter W J Staar and Costas Bekas (IBM Research Zurich)

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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Human Technologies, Digital Humanities

The AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership is delighted to announce that this year’s conference, Human Technologies, Digital Humanities, will be hosted by the University of Salford at its MediaCity UK Campus on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th October 2018.
MediaCity UK as a site that incorporates both Manchester’s industrial heritage and its creative, digital present, represents a nexus of past, present and future in innovation, technology, creativity, and productivity.

With this in mind, this conference seeks to examine and interrogate how people have and continue to understand and use technology across the Arts and Humanities. Inextricably linked to human experience, technology has the power to transform, construct and disrupt daily lives, landscapes and cultures. How people have encountered and responded to the changes that technologies bring, and the changes in technologies themselves, in both positive and negative ways form the central concerns of this conference.

We are seeking proposals for papers/presentations, performances and posters that reflect on ideas of technologies from two key perspectives:

  1. Firstly, analysing Human Technologies: how does technology manifest in your own research? How can this challenge existing definitions of technology?
  2. Secondly, analysing Digital Humanities: as a researcher, how do you use technology? How does it affect your research, methods and/or outputs and impact?
The proposals should be related to how researchers use technology within their own research, how technology is altering or improving the impact of academic research, and/or how ‘technology’ can be approached in different contexts or frameworks.

Themes to think about might include, but are not limited to:
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Identity and ethnicity
  • Material cultures
  • Landscape and environment, design and architecture
  • Research methodologies (e.g. How researchers use technology in their practices, methodologies and outputs?)
  • Creative economies and industries, media production and consumption (e.g. How digital technologies have transformed the actor-audience relationship in creative industries?)
  • Impact and public engagement, politics and journalism (e.g. How social media and digital humanities affect the production and circulation of knowledge within and beyond the academy?)
  • Posthumanism, transhumanism, artificial intelligence
  • Health, well-being and emotionality (e.g. How is it altering human life and human interaction? Can the body be considered as a technology?)
We welcome submissions from students from all disciplines across the NWCDTP and beyond in the form of academic papers, research posters or artistic performances. MediaCityUK offers several unique performance spaces and facilities and we are therefore interested in encouraging pieces that incorporate audio, visual, musical and performance aspects.

Format and more... 


After all this time I am still enthused that Hodges' model - The Health Career - Life Chances - model can 'speak' to the above event and the Citizens of Everywhere workshop. A great tool to facilitate discussion, debate, reflection, thought and engagement. ...

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Friday, July 06, 2018

Workshop: Wearable Medical Device Data, 23 July, King’s College London

The Health Archives and Records Group (my source) is hosting a free, day-long workshop on data collected by wearable medical devices. These range from simple blood pressure monitoring devices used by keep-fit enthusiasts to clinical equipment used in the more complex care of patients with chronic, difficult to manage conditions such as Type 1 diabetes and lung disease. This is a rapidly evolving technology with major sensitivity concerns, and so records managers and archivists with responsibility for health related data in the NHS, private health care, pharmaceuticals, university and other sectors may find this workshop particularly useful.
The day will include quick-fire talks from device manufacturers and service providers, records managers, researchers, policy advisors and others, and will cover the creation and management of data, ethical and legal concerns, storage, digital preservation and re-use of data for research or other purposes. There will also be practical sessions, discussion and debate around current issues, likely future developments and next steps for the implementation of appropriate and sustainable standards and protocols around this data.

Confirmed speakers to date:

  • Dr Natalie Banner (‘Understanding Patient Data’ project, Wellcome Trust)
  • Professor Patricia Grocott (Professor of Nursing Technology and Innovation, King’s College London)
  • Dr Martyn Harris (Institute of Coding, Birkbeck University)
  • Tim Kendall (UK Caldicott Guardian Council and Chair of the London Caldicott Guardian Network)
  • Dr Rebecca Lynch (Research Fellow (Medical Anthropology), London School of Hygiene and Tropic Medicine)
  • Russell Joyce (Health Sciences Records and Archives Association)
  • Chris Robson (Entrepreneur and CEO of ‘Living With…’ condition management platform)
Full programme and further details to follow.

If you are interested in booking one of the remaining places at the event, please contact Clare Button at Clare.Button AT ed.ac.uk

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Thursday, July 05, 2018

Call for Papers: Citizens of Everywhere - Postgraduate Research Symposium

University of Liverpool
Friday, November 2, 2018 

In her speech at the 2016 Conservative Party conference, Theresa May reframed the idea of citizenship in the context of Brexit, by stating that: ‘If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what the very word “citizenship” means.’ Her speech provoked a strong response from many in the public eye, and has contributed to a growing dialogue around the meaning of terms like ‘citizen’, ‘nation’ and ‘belonging’ in the 21st century.

In the context of recent political shifts in Europe and America, the concept of citizenship is becoming increasingly scrutinised and disputed. With the existence of major challenges to national borders and the free movement of populations, alongside a rise in far-right extremism in Britain and the US, both the meaning of citizenship and the role of the citizen are currently being critically re-examined.

The question of citizenship is open for debate, and we look forward to discussing it further. The Centre for New and International Writing at the University of Liverpool welcomes papers crossing periods, genres and disciplines in the arts and humanities, on themes including but not limited to:
  • Security and Surveillance
  • Borders and Nations
  • Homelessness
  • Refuge and Asylum
  • The Body
  • Queer and Trans Identities
  • Race and Racism
  • Resistance
  • Intersectional Identities
  • Multilingualism
  • Religion
We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers (250 words) from postgraduate research students. All submissions should be sent to citizensofeverywhere AT gmail.com by Friday 31 August, 2018 and should include a biography of no more than 50 words.

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Monday, July 02, 2018

Doctors & Nurses in The Book of Life c/o David Kracov

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David Kracov, The Book of Life, Metal Sculpture, £20,900

My source: Eden Fine Art, New Bond St, London, 1st July, 2018.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

tête-bêche - "Brother" - for another...

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... for an-other ...

Purchased 22 June 2018, Waterstones, Oxford, two signed copies

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

UK Systems Society presentation: Missing the obvious...

humanistic --------------------------------------- mechanistic
Psychological systems Physical systems
Social systemsPolitical systems

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ibrahim El-Salahi: Pain Relief Drawings c/o Ashmolean Museum

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meditation ...

"Suffering from physical pain, El-Salahi began this new and ongoing series of drawings on medicine packets and envelopes in summer 2017. The artist has emphasised how the concentrated creative process is a major part of the works. Focussing on the small drawings, he is able to forget the pain: to concentrate on it is like a form of meditation and I don't feel the pain at all. It is a kind of medicine itself."

Ashmolean Museum, 22 June 2018

Pain Relief Drawings, 2017 : Ibrahim El-Salahi

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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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