- 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, February 14, 2007

Hodges' model and the art of seeing

On paper and as presented to date Hodges' model suggests that the paths to holistic and integrated care merely requires consideration and recording of care concepts ordinarily 'out of scope'. Oh, if life were that simple! Looking at h2cm you can see why this assumption follows.

Two interests which I have not pursued for many years are astronomy and oil painting. The first time you look through a telescope at the moon or Jupiter, what do you see? We tend to think that what is there in the field of view is what we see, but even after a brief time at the eyepiece you learn to see. The last time I picked up a brush it felt good, but the buzz was missing. It helps to paint regularly, if time permitted joining an art club would definitely re-light the fuse. You have to be in the right frame of mind, ideally with a space permanently set-up with your table/easel and paints.

Hodges model can provide a space and using that space can help bring about *a change in the way of seeing that means a change in what is seen.

*Bortoft, H. (1996) The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe's Way of Science (Paperback), Floris Books.

This book could feature on the h2cm reading list!

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