Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

When in a 'fix' whether public health, climate change, or a student seeking tools for lifelong learning - you need a toolkit. Hodges' model is no panacea, but makes for a fascinating presentation or workshop. Learn here about a framework that can help integrate HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE, TECH and EDUCATION, fostering reflection and critical thinking. The model is situated and that is ANY situation or context. Always pleased to connect - email: h2cmng @ yahoo.co.uk Welcome to the QUAD ...

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Twitter on hold: Blog a trickle ...


Feels good already ... 

Thanks for following and visiting ... 

Still available at  h2cmng AT yahoo.co.uk 

Take care 

Peter J.


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Opportunities: Global Research Nurses Pump Priming Awards 2021

The Global Research Nurses hub and The Global Health Network have made available £20,000 funds for small pump-priming grants of between £2000 and £10000 specifically for nursing and midwifery led research projects relevant to Low and Middle Income Countries

Nurses are always at the forefront of delivering care to patients and playing a key role in identifying and improving their quality of life. By getting involved in research, nurses can play a vital role in improving patient care since research is the only evidence-based method of deciding whether a new approach to care is better than current practice.

The way nurses are involved in research is two-fold. Pure nursing research looks at practice and ways to improve nursing activities, interventions or approaches to education that enhance professional practice. Examples of this could be looking at hospital-acquired infections, central line infections or pressure ulcers that patients get when lying down for long periods of time.

The other type of research is using their expertise as a nurse and participating with an intra-professional group of people around a patient population, an illness or an injury. An example of this is studying the way that a team works together to resuscitate a patient during an emergency.

We are delighted to announce that Global Research Nurses and The Global Health Network (TGHN) have made available funds for small pump-priming grants of between £2000 and £10000 specifically for nursing and midwifery led research relevant to LMICs. These may be used for three types of activities:

  • To fund an exchange visit(s) to or from another area working on the same nursing and midwifery research project or with a view to developing a collaborative project
  • To cover the costs of conducting a new small research project (typically proof-of-principle studies to facilitate further funding through other funders)
  • To host a local, national or regional workshop/meeting about nursing/midwifery research with a view to subsequently developing a project
  • The grant application should be for either a research project, travel or a workshop, not a mixture


My source:

Ephriam Senkyire  senkyire88 AT gmail.com
IBPnetwork list

Monday, August 23, 2021

Dries! I promise ...

... if you get your blogging mojo back I will pick up Drupal and put this blog (and twitter) in much more than semi-stasis.

Clearly, my Drupal use may not be as profound, but after a decade I have quite a requirement (some might describe it as 'stonking'), but this merely demonstrates the seductive nature of 'ideas'. How easy it is to appear clever, to have thoughts - compared to action.

As I've been told and blogged before: I need to do something instead of blogging and twitter.

So yes, there's an irony here for me, but good luck and thanks for the (much-needed) prompt!

c/o Dries Buytaert:

Wanted: a new blogging routine

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Why the posts about books?

Since I started this blog in April 2006 book tagged posts are numerous; almost 300 in fact.


As with the previous post "Spare Parts" many are not even a review of the book in question. Use of about here is a misnomer. Currently, there are 51 posts tagged 'review', probably not all text book.

So, why bother? These posts are intended to suggest and possibly show the scope of Hodges' model. The placement of the book within a particular care (knowledge) domain is no accident.

Even though there is often overlap between the domains there is often a primary placement. 

This is were you the reader (learner, teacher, policy maker ...) come in, as the model invites you to interrogate the book's title and often, its very informative (for commercial reasons) subtitle.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Book: "Spare Parts"


humanistic ------------------------------------- mechanistic

"Spare Parts"

Hart, C. (2021) Not for the faint-hearted, Review, The Sunday Times, 15 August, p.24.


Image: Fig Tree - Penguin

"Mapping Beyond Cartography" - to Situated Cognitive Maps

"... the ‘spatial turn’ in the humanities has been partially overtaken by an ‘object turn’ in which relations between things are not primarily considered in spatial terms." pp. 53-54.


humanistic ------------------------------------- mechanistic

"Tuters (2010), for example, calls for ‘post-locative practices’ that move beyond a ‘mannerist situationism’ to emphasize ‘situated’ rather than located media. This requires replacing ‘the concept of geographic location as the core concept of locativity, with the more relational notion of proximity, not only in relation to place but also in relation to matters-of-concern’ (2012: 275). This shift is advantageous in that it allows that locative media (or some successor form of it) might address relations and phenomena that are not fixed to terra firma, but it also suggests that space has become completely irrelevant, that geographic maps might, as Tuters suggests, be replaced by cognitive maps (2012: 274). p.63.

"... even in a world without the surefooted sense of grip that cartography once provided, I want to suggest that there are other ways by which to find some sense of orientation. In unfamiliar territory and without a map, the wayfarer draws on the tales of travellers who have gone before, surveys the shape of the landscape with an eye for landmarks, builds cairns where there are none, and eventually learns how to triangulate between them and make some kind of map –whether cognitive, sketched or plotted. In a situation in which the maps we increasingly inhabit subject us to a form of colonization, there seems no alternative but to ‘map or be mapped’." p.383.

"For Edward Tufte, computer-generated visualizations of data are simply the latest iteration of a brand of ‘cognitive arts’ that includes maps, alongside mathematical projects, scientific charts and diagrams, and even MRI scans (1990: 40)." P.173.

"Indeed, for Fredric Jameson, post-modernity’s ‘un-map-ability’ is its key defining characteristic: ‘this latest mutation in space—postmodern hyperspace—has finally succeeded in transcending the capacities of the individual human body to locate itself, to organize its immediate surroundings perceptually, and cognitively to map its position in a mappable external world (1991: 83). This crisis of representation in cartography calls for new kinds of maps; for Jameson, a form of ‘cognitive mapping’ that might allow the individual to locate themselves not just spatially, but economically, culturally and politically." p.82.

Daniel James Frodsham, April 2015. Mapping Beyond Cartography:The Experimental Maps of Artists Working with Locative Media. PhD thesis. University of Exeter. https://ore.exeter.ac.uk/repository/bitstream/handle/10871/19185/FrodshamD_TPC.pdf

Monday, August 16, 2021

International Conference “AI for People: Towards Sustainable AI” (CAIP’21)

Dear Colleague, 

we are writing to you as we understand you may be interested in this year’s edition of the International Conference “AI for People: Towards Sustainable AI” (CAIP’21). 

Below you will find the official Call for Full papers.
Please feel free to distribute it to mailing lists you manage and to everybody who may be interested.
Thank you and we hope to see you in CAIP’21!

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International Conference “AI for People: Towards Sustainable AI” (CAIP’21)
November 20-24, 2021

Call for Full Papers https://aiforpeople.org/conference/cfp.php
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If you wish to receive more information about CAIP’21

The International Conference “AI for People: Towards Sustainable AI” was born out of the idea of shaping Artificial Intelligence technology around human and societal needs. While Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be a beneficial tool, its development and its deployment impact society and the environment in ways that need to be thoroughly addressed and confronted.

This year’s edition will focus on Sustainable AI, covering different aspects of social development, environmental protection, and economic growth applied in the design and deployment of AI systems. The conference will provide its participants with opportunities to gain a better understanding of the major challenges of utilizing AI for the societal good. Additionally, it should serve as an incubator for interdisciplinary communities that share a research agenda to exchange and discuss ideas related to the design and application of Sustainable AI. Here, Sustainable AI is a movement to foster change towards greater ecological integrity and social justice in the entire life cycle of AI systems.

*** Themes and Topics *** 

The conference will be interdisciplinary and it welcomes contributions from different disciplines, spanning from computer science, the social sciences, and the humanities. 

Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- AI applications for the social good and towards sustainable development goals
- Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
- Sustainable AI for Smart Cities
- Policy recommendations for Sustainable AI
- Green AI for environmental protection
- Accuracy and Robustness of AI systems
- Bias and Fairness in AI Systems
- Privacy and Accountability in AI Systems
- Safety and Security in AI Systems
- Explainability and Transparency in AI Systems

*** Important Dates ***

Submission deadline: October 1st, 2021
Notification: November 1st, 2021
Camera-ready: November 6th, 2021
Conference Days: November 20-24, 2021

 *** EAI Proceedings *** 

Conference proceedings will be published in the EAI CORE Proceedings and included in the European Digital Library (EUDL) and will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP.

*** Organising Committee ***

The International Conference on “AI for People: Towards Sustainable AI” is organized by the nonprofit international organization “AI for People” (aiforpeople.org).

- General Chairs: Marta Ziosi (Oxford Internet Institute, University Oxford), Philipp Wicke (University College, Dublin) and João Miguel Cunha (University of Coimbra), Angelo Trotta (University of Bologna)
- Program Chairs: Lea Buchhorn (Leiden University) and Vincenzo Lomonaco (University of Pisa)
- Finance Chair: Aina Turillazzi (Tilburg University)
- Publication Chair: Angelo Trotta (University of Bologna)
- Technical Program Committee: Kevin Trebing (Plan D GmbH) and Gabriele Graffieti (University of Bologna)

CAIP'21 is technically sponsored by: EAI. CAIP'21 is supported by: EurAI.

My source: AI-SGES list 



Saturday, August 14, 2021

By the quarters ... Rugby


humanistic ------------------------------------- mechanistic  
Team Player - Professional Sportsperson
"World Rugby"

Mild head injuries, which often cause concussion, are the most common reported match injury in professional rugby union in England, ALAMY

"Sir Ian McGeechan has led calls for radical change before a rugby union player dies on the pitch, branding the game unnecessarily dangerous and saying that World Rugby would be accused of negligence if it allows the situation to continue.
In a strongly worded letter to Bill Beaumont, the World Rugby chairman, McGeechan and other British and Irish Lions greats, have urged the governing body to reduce the number of available replacements from eight to four to limit the impact that fresh players can make by coming off the bench in the final quarter." p.1.

"Almost a quarter of professional rugby players may have brain damage, the first study of its kind suggests.

Scientists used advanced brain imaging and analysis to compare elite rugby players with rowers and other noncontact athletes as well as people who played no sport.

Using methods often applied to the study of patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s,, the team found that rugby players had significant damage to their brain’s white matter, its 'wiring'."
The Times, Thursday July 22 2021.

Hathaway, A., Lions legends: Make rugby safer, Sport, The Times, 14 August, 2021, p.1.

Image source: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/quarter-rugby-players-brain-damage-study-0m8fzrqbg



Thursday, August 12, 2021

Post Tokyo Olympics 2021: Yes 'Shun' fits, Gaia knows ...

MOST individual
   patient / client  PERSON student / practitioner

MOST humanistic ------------------------------------- MOST mechanistic  
society - community of practice - profession
 MOST group

"There's this wonderful Japanese word shun, which is when something is full of its life force," says Pearson. "In that peak, when the meadows are flourishing, everything is reaching for the solstice, and you can feel the energy pouring from it. It's quite overwhelming - you're aware of this special time slipping through your fingers and you can't take it all in because it's so alive."p.36.

On second reading, maybe not? And, not for the fact that the next solstice is mid-winter here in the Northern hemisphere.


Visiting McDonalds for a coffee (only) at the end of 2020, I noticed one of the merchandising screens was displaying an error message. The message referred to glances, which I read as the content that changes after several seconds in succession. I meant to take a photo for a post such as this, and back in the area, I'll take my chance if spied again. [Success!]  I did speak to a member of staff but they couldn't help. The take away (you could say!) is of a 'glance' as the content of a single care domain. This isn't very accessible, emphasizing the visual nature of Hodges' model, but I'm kicking ideas around...

Media - marketing screen

Reading the above I thought of 'holistic bandwidth' in Hodges' model. If the model was fully populated with care concepts and, no doubt, some annotations, key relationships then I thought shun might be appropriate. By holistic bandwidth I mean the semantic distance between care concepts. This is what 'MOST' suggests above. Beyond these concepts we are in the realm of the spiritual: do they join up in some way? Obviously, 'complete' in fulfilling the purpose of assessment, care planning, intervention, evaluation whether clinical or learning activity. But then shun as a celebration of nature seems inappropriate in many clinical contexts, especially palliative and end-of-life care. Yes, time for second thoughts here too.

The role of nature in healthcare, the value of green spaces, for recovery or a peaceful ending is well documented. Then again, the shun as experienced in 2021 by a person, do they really see how it is diminished, how it has changed, is changing? The point was made recently, of the different experiences of the Seasons, the weather, now across generations: diminishing 'norms' birds, bees ...?

Perhaps, after all, shun can signify a complete care matrix. If we carry on as we are then Nature will act, is acting now. Gaia knows.

Coulson, C. Double Act, Work, rest and weed: Dan Pearson and his partner Huw Morgan share their garden vision, HTSI, FTWeekend, April 2021,  pp.36-39. 


Photos added 8/9/21.


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Special issue - International Review of Psychiatry "Conceptual Psychiatry"

   patient / client  PERSON student / practitioner

humanistic ------------------------------------- mechanistic  
society - group - profession
philosophy, ethics..

Einstein's physics, chemistry too!



The bio-psycho-social model is insufficient 

- in care, to care, for care -

in the 21st century.

Hodges' model is a series of conceptual spaces(?). 

In healthcare contexts for all students, what threshold concepts may pertain? ...

'Concepts' here in W2tQ.

International Review of Psychiatry, Volume 33, Issue 5 (2021)

Conceptual Psychiatry; Guest Editor: Awais Aftab


Sanneke de Haan (2021) Bio-psycho-social interaction: an enactive perspective, International Review of Psychiatry, 33:5, 471-477, DOI: 10.1080/09540261.2020.1830753
My source:

There is a marked difference of course in the purpose of this special issue, examining conceptual issues in psychiatry and Hodges' model as a generic conceptual framework for reflection, integrated and person-centred care and critical thinking. I still find the diametrical relationship between the individual and their 'mind' and the political domain with the structures that are invariably found there. The law, mental health legislation, consent, mental capacity, institutions (and in psychiatry the old (asylums) and the new (and how have they changed?) the professions, policy, standards and governance. Then the relationships (social) that define expectations, healthcare and outcomes and how practitioners are socialised and how power is negotiated, expressed and shared (to whatever extent?).