- provides a space devoted to the conceptual framework known as Hodges' model. Read about this tool that can help integrate HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model can facilitate PERSON-CENTREDNESS, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, HOLISTIC CARE and REFLECTION. Follow the development of a new website using Drupal (it might happen one day!!). See our bibliography, posts since 2006 and if interested please get in touch [@h2cm OR h2cmng AT yahoo.co.uk]. Welcome.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Call for Papers: Experts and Expertise. Interdisciplinary Issues

HUMANA.MENTE - Journal of Philosophical Studies

Issue 28, April 2015

Experts and Expertise. Interdisciplinary Issues

Editors: Elisabetta Lalumera (University of Milano -Bicocca), Giovanni Tuzet (Bocconi University - Milano)
The role of experts is pervasive in the everyday life of both individuals and communities. At the collective level, governments and groups routinely delegate scientific, economic and technological decisions to experts; expert testimony plays a key role in legal contexts, and the evaluation of academic and scientific institutions is demanded to expert peers. At the individual level, each of us defers to experts for the correct understanding of concepts and word meanings in some domains, and trusts experts blindly at least in some cases. Finally, both communities and individuals face the problem of what to do when experts disagree.

The study of experts and expertise lies at the intersection of cognitive and social psychology, epistemology, philosophy of law, and philosophy of language, but the various perspectives seldom meet together. For these reasons, it is timely to pose fundamental questions on the notions of expert and expertise in an interdisciplinary manner, so that issues raised within a specific debate may find solutions and integrations from other debates. The aim of this issue is to collect a variety of points of view on the topics of experts and expertise, with a special focus on the following issues:
  • What are experts?
  • What are the criteria for individuating them?
  • How does expert cognition differ from layperson cognition in specific domains?
  • Is it rational, and to what extent, to trust experts, provided that we cannot assess their competence?
  • What are the specific problems posed by expert testimony in legal contexts?
  • What is deference to experts in semantics and theories of concepts? Does it clash with intuitions of privileged first-person knowledge?
  • How should we characterize experts’ disagreement? What are we to do when experts disagree?
We selected the following invited authors from different disciplines (philosophy, psychology, law and economics):

Pascal Engel, EHESS Paris
Gloria Origgi, CNRS France
Susan Haack, University of Miami
Ron Allen, Northwestern School of Law
Christian Dahlman, Lund University
Carlo Martini, TINT Helsinki

Articles need to be clearly presented to be accessible even to non-specialist readers. They should be submitted in blind review format. Please omit any self-identifying information within the abstract and body of the paper. Furthermore, we invite to submit reviews of recent books (published after 2009), and commentaries of articles and books that could be particularly interesting for the topics discussed in this issue.

Submissions should be sent via e-mail to:

elisabetta.lalumera AT unimib.it and giovanni.tuzet AT unibocconi.it

Important dates:
Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2014
Decision on submitted papers: February 15, 2015

Dr. Elisabetta Lalumera
Ricercatrice di Filosofia del Linguaggio
Università di Milano-Bicocca
Dipartimento di Psicologia
piazza Ateneo Nuovo 1
20126 Milano - I

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

When someone mentions health AND arts I reach for my "holistic (carry) case"

humanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanistic
my well-being

social prescribing


Use the arts to boost the nation’s health
With the NHS under ever greater strain, the Arts Council and health authorities are collaborating on schemes around the country ...
Peter Bazalgette
The Observer,

Arts Council - Holistic case

Create: A journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture


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Monday, December 22, 2014

simplicity - complexity and Content Types

Without activating any content related modules Drupal 8 beta 4 is pretty stark. That's not a criticism. There are just two content types listed: article and basic page as per the screen dump below. The fact is Drupal is providing an easel and that's exactly what you need even before we get to the palette and canvas. As for other content types, there is a Book, Comment and Forum in core as additional options a checkbox away. There are many other contributed content types that could be added depending on your purpose.

Drupal 8 add content: Article and Basic Page
That's the challenge; using existing resources, stretching them as far as possible. In a book like Drupal for Education and E-Learning you can see even without dedicated learning resources, even with generic content types it is possible to create complex learning environments. Add this to experience of  distance learning - e-learning in the raw - that includes library access, databases, reading, discussion, peer review ... (and for our cohort another residential) and there's plenty to learn from.

In reality content is brittle, usually you can't just stretch it. Imagination and control in the form of flow and rules can work wonders. What is glued together - can be broken apart. It's educational chemistry: learning.

Reuse when possible. Be, active-reactive: responsive.

Is this a desktop I see before me, or is it a smartphone? 

So the screen image above is quite an invitation. I'm sure I've posted about his before: what else should be listed?

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

By 2017, ICHOM aim to have published 50 Standard Outcome Measurement instruments covering >50 percent of the global disease burden

ICHOM – International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

At the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM), we measure, document, and publish meaningful health outcomes about conditions. Our work helps support quality improvement in healthcare.

"We believe that better health care always starts with clinicians improving the lives of their individual patients. ICHOM is transforming health care by empowering clinicians worldwide to measure and compare their patients’ outcomes and to learn from each other how to improve."

From: LinkedIn - https://lnkd.in/d_KB7Xt

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Papers 2 study: E-learning, assessment and critical thinking & Drupal 8 beta 4

I'm trying to get a head start for the next module Researching Technology Enhanced/Networked Learning, Teaching and Assessment which starts mid-January, so I am checking some literature into Zotero and reading includes:

Saadé, R.G., Morin, D. & Thomas, J.D.E. (2012) Critical thinking in E-learning environments. Computers in Human Behavior. 28, 1608–1617. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2012.03.025

Puangtong, P. & Sumalee, C.  (2012) The Development of Web-based Learning Environments Model to Enhance Cognitive Skills and Critical Thinking for Undergraduate Students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 46, 5900–5904. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.001

Lust, G., Juarez Collazo, N.A., Elen, J. & Clarebout, G. (2012) Content Management Systems: Enriched learning opportunities for all? Computers in Human Behavior. 28, 795–808. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2011.12.009

Rahimi, E., van den Berg, J. & Veen, W. (2015) Facilitating student-driven constructing of learning environments using Web 2.0 personal learning environments. Computers & Education. 81, 235–246. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2014.10.012

I'm always open to connecting with people in nurse education nationally and internationally. I've reached out to a couple of people here in the UK regards a small e-study and what questions / issues are out there. The reading list is only available when we begin as expected. If I can build on previous work, or address something new related to e-learning, nursing, reflection, critical thinking and conceptual frameworks this will help me do something meaningful. So, if you are engaged in studies yourself I'd be delighted to hear from you [h2cmng at yahoo.co.uk].

After several attempts I have a working install of Drupal 8 beta 4. Things aren't as they should be; the paint's fine but things are still flaky and that's not a purely beta issue - localhost...ports? At least I can look at themes:

Gratis    FontFolio    N*finity    Omega

- modules and see the future promise.

FontFolio doesn't work for on my laptop at present, but it sounds interesting. One to watch. Gratis looks good straight from being 'set as default'. N*finity looks minimal, but then that is the strategic call: "just how far do you want to go punk?"

Do you use contributed resources, or roll-your-own? It must be best to focus on the research question, the parts of the project that contribute to answering the question(s). Beyond the importance of cosmetics, it is the modules that will be the engine, fueled by the content - whatever form that will and can take. There's usually a delay for some of them to be updated to the latest version, if at all.

As the final two modules of part 1 of my studies are more eTech specific I need to do more e-learning. Ironically or not, I am really doing e-learning! This is a great experience and learning in itself.

The learning push as of 2015... will include reviewing videos from Drupalcon and other sources. I've booked the week for annual leave ready for Barcelona in September. Other motivators in 2015 might be presenting 'e-work thus far' - locally. Another idea - what about a local Meetup group Liverpool, Manchester, Preston devoted to Hodges' model? Lots to think about and DO...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Axis of rotation: reflected images & imagination

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

imagine a mirror here
self image: REFLECTION

place a mirror here
REFLECTION: body image

what about here ...

and here?

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

A new network to promote evidence-based research

The text below is forwarded from the EQUATOR network.

Caroline Struthers
Education and Training Manager, EQUATOR Network

As Iain Chalmers and colleagues have been saying for many years, to embark on research without reviewing systematically evidence of what is already known, particularly when the research involves people or animals, is unethical, unscientific, and wasteful. On 3 December 2014, following the Evidence-Based Research meeting in Bergen, Norway, an international Evidence-Based Research (EBR) Network will be inaugurated (http://www.ebrnetwork.org/) to press funders, regulators, researchers, academic institutions, and journals to implement the changes that are needed to promote evidence-based research. One of the key objectives of the EBR Network is that all doctoral students, supervisors, and senior researchers should learn the methodology of systematic reviews and use these research syntheses to anchor more effectively questions for additional primary research.

My source:
Let's build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare knowledge -
Join HIFA: www.hifa2015.org 

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

"You're a nurse? How much do you know?"

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

Yes, I am a nurse - thanks for asking.
So come on - how much do you know?
Actually, I know very little.
Why is that?
Surely you have to be quite knowledgeable,
all the lectures, the training on wards, clinics, out in the community, staying updated too?

ethics, giving bad news, communication, self-awareness, empathy and rapport, recovery model, education... anatomy & physiology, healing, homeostasis, medicines, basic life support, drug side effects, risk of falls, observations, infection control...
cultural competence, team work, respect and dignity, the 6Cs, carer education, handling conflict, family therapy...policy, records, scope of practice, continuing education, professional development, confidentiality...

Surely, this little snip points to a packed 'curriculum'?

So it does, but as a nurse you can't make too many assumptions?

Well, yes I suppose so; no-one should pre-judge but you'll have to explain?

[ Now, why am I so pleased you said that...? :-) ]
Well a nurse has to be dispassionate in order to be compassionate.

So... as a nurse you contradict yourself?

No, not exactly. I suppose, given your opening gambit, we have to be neutral, neither hot, nor cold. That way we are sensitive to difference and spotting change. If we think someone is cold, or has a fever then we measure - we find out we check their temperature. So of course some things we can learn based on fact-finding.

Inevitably, assumptions are made as there's a job to do, but it's important not to prejudge. There's a big difference between assumptions, judgements, stereotypes, biases, hypotheses, and the like.

So a nurse can be tepid all the time? Where's the warmth in that, eh?

Good point, but you know what we're about here.
There's general warmth, friendliness, being approachable, civil, being professional.
Then there's warmth as an ingredient in those critical instances.

So, it's a case of yes and no. At first you've to be open-minded. Take the conceptual  framework Hodges' model. Initially it is all structure, but this structure provides four empty care domains - five when wrapped by the spiritual. This can act as a great aide-mémoire.

With a referral you make use of any information that is provided because that's very important too. The information that is received initially is hopefully sufficient to indicate the nature of the problem in broad terms. It may be more specific pointing to an existing diagnosis, a relapse, or multiple diagnoses.
Yes I see. Hodges' model is the blank sheet and as such it is open, non-judgmental.

Yes, but there are also indicators that point to risk, physical - falls for example, plus psychological and mental health aspects like risk of self-harm, harm to others and possibly self neglect. These are the things that must also to be assessed and as such ruled-out.


So when does that 'open-mindedness', or 'neutrality' become closed?

As we learn about someone, we build up a picture that kind-of notion, once known some things are closed as they don't tend to change.
They're concluded?

Yes, but one of the reasons that nursing is such an ace job - and yes I know why your grimacing - but it IS!

Anyway, that first day can be a lesson in dynamics. If not the first day it will soon follow!

So, you have to use many different sources and kinds of knowledge.

Yes, that's right and the best knowledge of all is...?

Well, I guess learning for ourselves is the best, most permanent way.

You have it there. It's a really exciting time for nursing, health and social care. Although they go on about technology and clearly technology has a major role to play. 'IT' is playing a major role and if you listen carefully you can hear the robots...

There is much more to do on that 'humanistic' side.

The open-mindedness, openness and acceptance is a baton that we must pass back to the patient. Self-care, when possible, health literacy skills and competence are crucial now.

It's not just the days that are different either. The people we encounter, the patients, the clients - call them what you will, they are all pearls. Aggregated, yes sure, you see so many oysters; but open and face-to-face as a nurse each one shines, unique and peerless with individuality.

OK. Thanks - that's cool indeed!

Acknowledgement - Stu Young, Royal College of Nursing Students

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Monday, December 08, 2014

CfP: SPECIAL ISSUE on Reimagining Interfaces for Older Adults

SPECIAL ISSUE on Reimagining Interfaces for Older Adults
Official publication of the Information Resources Management Association

Guest Editors: Emma Nicol, Mark D Dunlop, Jutta Treviranus

Many countries have an increasingly ageing population. In recent years, mobile and related technologies have had a massive impact on social and working life. As the older adult population rises, many people will want to continue professional, social and lifestyle usage of such technologies into their 70s and beyond. Mobiles support community involvement and personal independence, but the ageing process can interfere considerably with their usage, e.g. through changes in vision, hearing, attention, memory and motor control.

This special issue will bring together the work and reflections of researchers who are re-imagining interfaces so that they are more suited for use by older adults. This may, for example, be through the redesign of interface elements, redesign of interaction flows or by reassessing user experience to be more suitable for older adults. We aim to highlight the wealth and breadth of applications that are used by older adults, how those applications are used and present high quality research into making those applications better suited to the population of use. We aim to bring together papers that focus on supporting aspects of lifestyle change, acknowledging and supporting changes in our physical & mental abilities as we age, and designing for either specific older user communities or diverse populations as a whole. In bringing together research in these areas we aim to encourage the re-imagining of interfaces and interaction for older adults.

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
•    Multimodal interaction with older adults
•    User experience with older adults
•    Mobile input, visual interaction and cognitive access with older adults
•    Older adults and ubiquitous computing
•    Participatory design process for older adults
•    Mobile interface evaluation with older adults
•    Novel physical interaction for older adults
•    The effect and implications of the ageing process for mobile design
•    Interdisciplinary perspectives on mobile design for older adults

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Reimaging Mobile Interfaces for Older Adults on or before 23.01.2015. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at:
http://www.igi-global.com/development/author_info/guidelines submission.pdf.  All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All papers should be submitted through the E Editorial DiscoveryTM Online Submission System – a http://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-manuscript/. When submitting, choose International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI) for the Journal and under “Submit to a Special Issue” choose Reimagining Interfaces for Older Adults.  Failure to do this will mean your submission is not reviewed in relation to this special issue.

The primary objective of IJMHCI is to provide comprehensive coverage and understanding of the issues associated with the design, evaluation, and use of mobile technologies.  The journal will focus on human-computer interaction related innovation and research in the design, evaluation, and use of innovative handheld, mobile, and wearable technologies in order to broaden the overall body of knowledge regarding such issues.  It will also consider issues associated with the social and/or organizational impacts of such technologies.

This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association
Editor-in-Chief: Joanna Lumsden
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

All enquiries should be directed to the attention of the guest editors:

Emma Nicol, Mark D Dunlop, Jutta Treviranus
Guest Editors
E-mail: emma.nicol AT strath.ac.uk; mark.dunlop AT strath.ac.uk; jtreviranus AT faculty.ocadu.ca

My source:
A moderated list  to announce research jobs, studentships, conferences and workshops in: telecare, telehealth; assistive technology; inclusive design, and the accessibility of ICT

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Sunday, December 07, 2014

Last CFP: Special issue on "The Design of TEL with Evidence and Users" - IxD&A Journal

Special Issue on "The Design of TEL with Evidence and Users" to be published in the Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)

Guest Editors:

• Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez, University of Salamanca, Spain
• Fernando De la Prieta, University of Salamanca, Spain
• Tania Di Mascio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
• Rosella Gennari, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
• Pierpaolo Vittorini, University of L'Aquila, Italy

Important dates:

*** Deadline: 15 December, 2014 ***

Other important dates:
• Notification to the authors: 15 January, 2015
• Deadline for submission of the final camera ready version of accepted papers: 10 February, 2015
• Publication of the special issue: end of February 2015


The design of accessible, usable and pedagogically effective Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) products requires empirical research and real users. The TEL4U special issue seeks contributions that describe how empirical evidence or the involvement of real users in the design process allow TEL researchers to produce accessible, usable and pedagogically effective TEL products for the intended users. TEL4U also welcomes contributions to TEL from contiguous research areas such as cognitive systems, technologies for digital content and languages, inclusion, smart schools, creativity and learning.

Topics of Interests

The special issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at (i) the 3rd International Workshop on Evidenced Based and User centered Technology Enhanced Learning workshop (ebuTEL 2013), held in Trento on September 16th 2013, and (ii) at Methodology and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning (MIS4TEL 2014), held in Salamanca (Spain) on June 4th-6th, 2014, expanding the topics of the evidence based TEL workshop series in order to provide an open forum for discussing intelligent systems for TEL and empirical methodologies for their design or evaluation.

Moreover, the special issue also strongly encourages submissions from researchers that were unable to participate in the workshops, by welcoming original research papers from topics including, but not restricted to:

• Personalisation, user modelling and adaptation in TEL;
• Games and game learning for TEL;
• Knowledge representation and reasoning for TEL;
• Knowledge management for TEL;
• Semantic web for TEL;
• Web 2.0 and social learning environments for TEL;
• Natural language processing for TEL;
• Effective teaching techniques and strategies for TEL;
• TEL case studies;
• Evaluation guidelines, methodologies and methods for TEL;
• Design guidelines, methodologies and methods for TEL;
• Accessibility and usability guidelines, methodologies and methods for TEL;
• TEL for users with special needs;
• Sharing and interoperability between TEL systems;
• Smart TEL environments.

Technology enhanced learning, evidence-based design, user-centred design, participatory design, co-design, serious games, educational game design, evaluation, usability, user satisfaction, accessibility, universal design, personalisation, smart schools, inclusion, creativity and learning.

Submission procedure

The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.

All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit a 8-14 pages paper (including authors' information, abstract, all tables, figures, references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors' guidelines

Authors' guidelines

Link to the paper submission page:
http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/idea2010/login.php (when submitting the paper please choose Domain Subjects under: "IxD&A special issue: 'The Design of TEL with Evidence and Users')

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors, publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

• corchado [at] usal.es
• fer [at] usal.es
• tania.dimascio [at] univaq.it
• gennari [at] inf.unibz.it
• pierpaolo.vittorini [at] univaq.it

marking the subject as: "IxD&A special issue on: 'The Design of TEL with Evidence and Users"

My source:

ITFORUM mailing list

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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Report: Personalised Health and Care 2020 [II] - National Information Board

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

"All patient and care records digital,
real time and interoperable by 2020."
"Clinicians in primary, urgent
and emergency care, and other key transitions
of care contexts will be operating without paper records by 2018."
"Patients have access to their hospital,
community, mental health and social care services records by 2018."

"By April 2016, commissioners and providers
must publish "road maps" showing how they
will develop interoperable digital records
and services by 2020."

Report: Personalised Health and Care 2020. National Information Board. November 2014.

Illman, J. (2014) National tech blueprint sets greater role for regulators - Personalised Health and Care 2020: selected recommendations, Health Service Journal, 21 November. 124: 6424; p.13.

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Monday, December 01, 2014

World AIDS Day 2014 - resources at OER Commons

Become (more?) HIV aware c/o -

World Aids Day

In addition if you need a conceptual framework to deliberate / reflect upon HIV AIDS try Hodges' model. Suggestions to revise the 'indicative content' page are most welcome (trying to keep this at single A4).

My source: @OERCommons


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Dr Atul Gawande - 2014 Reith Lectures

From the BBC website:

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH is a practicing surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Professor at both the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School.

In his lecture series, The Future of Medicine, Dr Atul Gawande will examine the nature of progress and failure in medicine, a field defined by what he calls 'the messy intersection of science and human fallibility'.

Atul Gawande

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