- 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

Friday, June 20, 2008

Note (blog post!) to Sir Michael Parkinson

Dear Sir Michael,

Many congratulations on your appointment as the National Dignity Ambassador on 20th May 2008. There's nothing like a bit of Northern grit and determination to spearhead the Government's drive to ensure that all older people using health and social care services are treated with dignity and respect.

I noticed the following conference being organised (prompting this post):


A Practical Guide to Improving
Dignity in Care on the Wards:
Moving Forward

Implementing the recommendations of the Healthcare Commission ‘Caring for Dignity’ report

Wednesday 1st October 2008
20 Cavendish Square, London

The subject for the e-mail I received read - 'Dignity on the Wards'.

Of course we all know that before dignity can put in an appearance on the wards, she needs to hitch a ride in the hearts and minds of all those who can make that real difference.

Like happiness, quality of life..., and its partner in care respect - dignity is a concept that can precariously be taken for granted, trampled upon, and is constantly the subject of academic - philosophical debate. It is often assumed that dignity is hard-wired into the essential humanity of the vast majority of us. Well your new role sadly reveals a truth.

Whether you still believe in the vocational view of nurse's devotion and attention to the -

REAL partners in care,
the real 'R&D' -
respect and dignity

Here's a tip - Hodges' model cun'elp jogt'memry of'sall...

Good luck lad!
Respectfully Yours!