- 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

Monday, October 08, 2007

Website & Content Review: Inter - Intrapersonal

While grappling with Drupal is an opportunity to learn new skills and put the website on a more professional and potentially dynamic-database-driven footing that is just one step. The other step is the need to evaluate the content and have a right sort out!

One thing that has bugged me for a long time is the name of the top left care domain - this junction of the HUMANISTIC - INDIVIDUAL axes. Being focussed on the individual - the label should read INTRAPERSONAL not INTERPERSONAL as reflected in the following definitions:

INTRAPERSONAL: Existing or occurring within the individual self or mind.


  1. Of or relating to the interactions between individuals: interpersonal skills.
  2. Existing or occurring between individuals: interpersonal communication or conflict.
Source: Answers.com

This is not a mistake as such, it merely serves to highlight the way Hodges' model relies on the underlying continua. This domain from a health, social care and family perspective can readily incorporate INTRA-INTERPERSONAL. Today when I sat down with my clients and their carers it was not exactly SOCIAL, the emphasis was on INTRA - INTERPERSONAL interactions (situations).

So, from now on I will refer to both INTRA & INTER in any new content to follow.

Speaking of future content: the 1st NW England Drupal user group meeting on Wednesday night in Manchester is at the Cornerhouse. Eight attendees so far including myself, with six people 'watching' and yet to decide - I can't wait. Don't think we'll manage the Apple store too - another ti:me.

If you have any pointers regards future content please get in touch - h2cmng AT yahoo.co.uk.

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