- 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

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Coming to the Table, Leaving, Coming to the Table ... Realpolitik

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The 'Periodic' Table



Boris Nemtsov

Image: By Greg Robson

A "science for safety": getting the formula - and the grid right

The grid holds great fascination for me.

It didn't start with The Grid in TRON, nor obviously TRON Legacy - even though the realisation is superb.

No, the first grid was in the cobbled back alley at my grandparent's house in St Helens. As a kid staying over in the summer I would take a spoon and the melting tar between the cobblestones was a syrupy invitation.

I must have got in trouble, as spoons were lost down the grids.

In the here and now the "science for safety" report* bears further consideration:
If healthcare is to significantly reduce patient harm, a holistic perspective is necessary to capture the requirements and needs related to the culture, workflow, and technology associated with caring for patients. In this paper, we relate the problem to other industries and how these industries have addressed safety. We identify the current gaps in today’s healthcare approach and describe the actions that can be taken, and the change in mental models that must be made by the global healthcare community, to continuously improve patient safety. p.3 [my emphasis]

The Formula 1 season beckons. The cars tested to the max are still to be tested in anger. They will soon, be ready - on the starting grid.

The "science for safety"
also needs a starting grid.

A conceptual framework recognisable and relevant to all.

*Transforming Patient Safety: A Sector-Wide Systems Approach
Peter J Pronovost, Alan D Ravitz, Robert A Stoll, Susan B Kennedy

See also: How do you Balance and Elevate Holism and Patient Safety?

Image sources:

Friday, February 27, 2015

Wasted: The lessons of history

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View of Grave on the Mass after a siege, 1675
Syrian conflict

Valentijn Klotz (op.1669-1697). View of Grave on the Mass after a siege, 1675.
Pen and ink (brown) and watercolour (grey) on paper The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London. Visited 31 January 2015.

Homs. The Telegraph. AFP/Getty Images.

Additional links:


Thursday, February 26, 2015

H5P February release note (Drupal, TEL)

Here is an update on what H5P can offer. My interest lies in the Drupal module and this update includes news of:

experience API (Tin Can)

Now you may store more and more data about what your user is doing with the H5Ps you create. How many attempts did she use? What scores did she get? How much time did she spend? All of this is available now, and more statements will be added - when did she stop the video? What did she answer when? What slides has she seen?

H5P triggers javascript events every time a xAPI statement is generated. ...

You may also use the xAPI to adapt to what the user does in the H5P. For instance you may display more content on a completed event with full score. H5P uses xAPI internally for the adaptivity, in the question set and in the presentation content types.
H5P February 2015 release note

Additional link:
IMS: Formative Assessments Gone Digital, by Ken Zimmerman

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Individual: :Rights [ A work still in progress ]

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Inventing the Individual
The Origins of Western Liberalism
Larry Siedentop

Human Rights and the Uses of History
Samuel Moyn
Ohlin, The Assault on International Law

The Twilight of Human Rights Law, Posner

My sources:
The Independent on Sunday 22 February 2015 and FT Weekend 21-22 February 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

How do you Balance and Elevate Holism and Patient Safety?

We have tended to focus on problems in isolation, one harm at a time, and our efforts have been simplistic and myopic.

To significantly reduce patient harm, we need to adopt a holistic, systematic approach that extends across cultural, technological and procedural boundaries - one that is based on the evidence of what works.
Taking its lead from developments in highway and airline safety, the report* argues in favour of a holistic approach, integrated systems, comprehensive risk assessment and performance reporting, regulation and the creation of a "science for safety".
Darzi (2015).

What instruments does a "science for safety" need?

How can we balance procedure, patients, practice, drug delivery connections, cost, staffing and technology... How can we elevate care, competency, compassion, communication, commitment, courage and values between individual and group levels?

Having agreed and identified the essential sources of evidence (humanistic and mechanistic), how can we integrate them?

Ara Darzi (2015) Patient safety needs to be improved. Health Service Journal, 13 February. 125: 6434, p.18.

*Transforming Patient Safety: A Sector-Wide Systems Approach
Peter J Pronovost, Alan D Ravitz, Robert A Stoll, Susan B Kennedy

Definitions - c/o dictionary.com:

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Seeking student nurses/social care workers in NW England for a small study

Hi everyone,

With apologies to readers from further afield, but this may still be of interest...

For my studies in technology enhanced learning [TEL], Hodges' model and current module at Lancaster I am interested in researching student nurse and social care workers experience of technology enhanced learning and e-portfolios. In return I can introduce Hodges' model and provide a 'certificate' denoting your attendance and engagement.

Based in the NW England I plan to see what free venues are available. In the first instance I am considering Wigan, Ormskirk, Manchester, Liverpool and Preston probably early evenings for at max 2hr 30mins. If there is of interest perhaps we could meet regularly?

This project for assessment and evaluation of TEL may also include an online survey. E-portfolios are much discussed, but how widely are they are used? Similarly how well are learning management systems utilised? My brief study hopes to consider these questions and will of course incorporate the literature.

The study will also go through ethics and I'd be happy to respond to questions. A focus group is my initial thought...

If this is of interest to you as -

  • a venue provider;
  • student nurse, NVQ student, social care worker;
  • lecturer.
- please let me know at h2cmng @ yahoo.co.uk and feel free to share this within your networks.

Many thanks

Kind regards,

Peter Jones
Community Mental Health Nurse Older Adults Central Lancashire &
Graduate Student - Lancaster University: Technology Enhanced Learning

Thursday, February 19, 2015

2nd CFP: Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS development (STPIS'15)


Dear colleagues,

Please consider visiting Stockholm in June 2015 and participating in

1st International Workshop on Socio-Technical Perspective in IS development (STPIS'15)

planned for 9th of June 2015

The main purpose of the workshop is to arrange discussions on using a socio-technical perspective in IS development, the long term goal being to make this workshop a meeting place for the community of IS researchers and practitioners interested in the socio-technical approach.

The discussions will start with a keynote by Prof. Ian Sommerville on:
"Designing software for a million users: it’s not about the technology"

The workshop is attached to CAiSE'15 conference (http://caise2015.dsv.su.se/)

Full description see at http://stpis2015.blogs.dsv.su.se/

Short description is presented below
Despite that a socio-technical perspective has been around for over a half century, it is often forgotten in the Information Systems (IS) discourse today. Consequently, many “new approaches” appear to reflect on IS systems problems, such as modern IT systems poorly adjusted to the external or/and internal environment (e.g. market, organizational culture) of organizations in which they are (to be) deployed. We strongly believe that it is high time the social-technical perspective took its proper place in IS research, practice and teaching.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Case studies using socio-technical approach
Information system design using socio-technical approach
Socio-technical comparative studies of technology/IS adoption
Socio-technical analysis, design, development and integration of
    – health care systems
    – crisis management systems
    – information security management systems
    – learning systems
    – privacy enhanced technology
Societal Security from a socio-technical perspective
Ethnographic and Anthropological aspects of IS design and adoption
IT business alignment from a socio-technical perspective

We invite submissions of short and long papers and multi-media materials in the following categories:

    Position papers
    Idea papers
    Experience reports
    Research papers

Besides papers, we accept submissions in form of multi-media materials, for example, recorded video or animated presentation, describing industrial experience of using socio-technical perspective for IS analysis or development. In case of acceptance, an extended abstract is published in the workshop proceedings, while the multi-media material itself or a link to it is placed on the workshop site.

Preliminary deadlines
Abstracts - 7th of March 2015
Papers -15 Marsh 2015
Notification - 15 April 2015
Camera ready - 15 May 2015
Workshop - 9 June

We are planning to produce proceedings on-line via CEUR services. CEUR proceedings are indexed by DBLP, Google Scholar, Scopus, CiteSeer/CiteSeerX, etc. For Scandinavian researchers, the publisher is in the Norska systemet rated as level 1 (which is the highest level for the conferences and workshops).

Organizing committee
Stewart Kowalski. DSV, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Peter Bednar, School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, UK
Ilia Bider – DSV, Stockholm University/Ibissoft, Stockholm, Sweden

PC (under construction)
Peter Bednar – School of Computing, University of Portsmouth, UK
Ilia Bider – DSV SU/Ibissoft, Stockholm, Sweden
Stewart Kowalski. DSV, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Gil Regev, EPFL, Switzerland
Christine Welch, University of Portsmouth, UK
Lars Taxén, Linköping University, Sweden
Moufida Sadok, Higher Institute of Technological Studies in Communication in Tunis, Tunisia
Federico Cabitza, Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Paolo Spagnoletti, LUISS, Rome, Italy
Fredrik Bjørk, DSV, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
José Abdelnour Nocera, University of West London, UK

Stockholm is a beautiful city, especially in Summer. Hope to see you there.

Best regards
-- Ilia
Dr. Ilia Bider
Process- och systemutvecklingskonsult at IbisSoft.se
Lektor & Forskare/Docent i data- och systemvetenskap at DSV.su.se
ilia@ibissoft.se        +46 (0)8 164998

My source: Ilia via SOCIOTECH at JISCMAIL.AC.UK

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pushing the envelope: Reflections in mind, health and social care ...

Hodges' model can do 'envelopes', but it's first form is as an aide-mémoire. In this way it helps facilitate reflection, reflective practice and more besides.Envelopes are just a start, the germ of ideas. Hodges' model needs to be evidence based - can you assist?
If you need to share your reflections as case formulations, care plans, or evaluations; the model can help to engage with patients, clients, carers, staff and residents...Amid healthcare's legacy issue which is achieving integrated, person-centred and holistic care, Hodges' model can help the practitioner assure integrity on several levels (6Cs).

Original image source:

Saturday, February 14, 2015

At the Frontiers of Systemic Design - Relating Systems Thinking to Design (4)


RSD4 @ Banff Centre, Alberta   Sept 1-3, 2015

Submit Abstracts for Paper/Presentation or Workshops by March 15

As original members of the Design for Care book community I wanted to share with you the opportunity to participate in RSD, now in its fourth year and its first in North America. Last year we had 200 people in Oslo with speakers Ranulph Glanville, Hugh Dubberly and John Thackara. A day of workshops from leading practitioners in this field. Two days of engaging discussions with new thinking and case studies in systemic design, including a dedicated healthcare track.

For 3 years the Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD) symposium has convened scholars, design researchers, and serious practitioners to articulate and demonstrate the shared value of a transdisciplinary field with applications across all complex systems and services. We invite participation for RSD4 from all those working at the frontiers of systemic design – those leading real projects informed by systemic and complexity theories, and those researching systemic behaviours within real-world complexity, services and systems.

At the frontiers we are searching for those stories and experiments into new territory, stories of survival and sustainment, narratives of complexity unfolding into new terrains of application or discourse. We seek abstracts for presentations on real world projects that have led design into new fields, frontier domains, and both small steps or quantum leaps. These cases could demonstrate how systemic design has contributed to a case, how it adapts to the unique situation or how a case has employed systemic approaches.

Three types of contributions are suggested:
  • Case studies of design-led projects involving clear systemic impacts and principles
  • Research supporting systemic design applications and validating theoretical claims
  • Workshops for collaborative discourse or sharing new methods and practices
Join us in Banff this year for this growing transdisciplinary symposium in the intimate and reflective space of the Banff Centre. Sponsored this year by the Alberta Government, the RSD4 Symposium is brought into being by co-chairs Alex Ryan (Gov of Alberta), Birger Sevaldson (Oslo School of Architecture and Design), Peter Jones (OCAD University, Toronto) and Jodi Forlizzi (Carnegie Mellon).

Design for Care update: 
You received this email as a member of the original Design for Care community. If you'd like to stay in touch and hear about significant events from me every so often, stay subscribed.

If you don't yet have the book, please remember you have a 30% discount code of DFCFRIENDS only at Rosenfeld Media designforcare.com  Design for Care remains the only design practitioner reference in the healthcare domain, the only service and system design book in healthcare. There are texts on digital health and patient-centered care research, but this field is still very much in the early stages of development - but picking up quickly. The book continues to find new adopters and I'm finding myself at very different conferences than I used to be.

Feel free to contact me if you have questions about RSD, are interested in a presentation around the book's ideas, or are interested in our unique Master of Design programs at OCAD University.

PETER JONES, Ph.D.  @designforcare
Redesign Network and OCAD University
pjones AT ocadu.ca
Design Dialogues

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Amid the "Internet of Things" where is CARE?

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I n C t e r A n e t   o f   T R h i n E g s

Additional links:

On the Internet of Things, smart cities and the WHO Healthy Cities

Kamel Boulos MN, Al-Shorbaji NM: On the Internet of Things, smart cities and the WHO Healthy Cities. Int J Health Geogr 2014, 13:10. doi:10.1186/1476-072X-13-10

European Alliance for Innovation (EAI)

O'Reilly: Radar IoT

Raconteur Report: Internet of Things

ERCIM News: Next issue No. 101, April 2015 - Special Theme: "The Internet of Things & the Web of Things" (I will post this on W2tQ)

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Navigating health and models: c/o HSJ

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Geisinger's Proven Health Navigator
communicate and share decision making
 patient - person focus
patient access to records
birthday cards, follow up
benefits, outcomes
purposes of integration
population management
data gathered and applied
preventive medicine
referral reduction to hospitals
early intervention
case management of complex and chronic diseases
a "medical neighbourhood" offering care in the most appropriate setting -
community care
health promotion
culture change1
Geisinger Health Systems (not for profit)
health insurance, budgets
care commissioning
values based reimbursement system
accountable, leadership
culture change2

My source:
Moore A. (2014) Show you can navigate integration, Health Service Journal, 28 November: 124, 6425, pp. 20-23.

"A wise person once explained to me that delivering integrated care successfully was 
"more sociological than technical"".
 Prof. Chris Ham, On 'bilingual' clinical leaders. p.22.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Histories and Truths - Seeking Adjoining Streets

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The Girl from Human Street
Empirical truth
MY history
your history

Let us
weep for yesterday together
Let us
rejoice in today as one
I will remember for you
You remember for me
we can move forward
For now peace has begun
The Book of Gaza

Image sources:
The Book of Gaza: the tanjara
The Girl from Human Street: Bloomsbury

Friday, February 06, 2015

c/o HIFA2015: International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Dear HIFA colleagues,

Today 6 February is the "International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation".

You can read more here:

  • Over 140 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM.
  • If current trends continue, about 86 million additional girls worldwide will be subjected to the practice by 2030.
  • FGM is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15.
  • FGM cause severe bleeding and health issues including cysts, infections, infertility as well as complications in childbirth increased risk of newborn deaths.
  • FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.
'Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons - , and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls. The practice also violates their rights to health, security and physical integrity, their right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and their right to life when the procedure results in death...'

Best wishes, Neil

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

Thursday, February 05, 2015

5th International Nursing Conference: “Transforming Quality Nursing Care: Promise and Potential”

From: noor [mailto:noor AT jnc.gov.jo]
Sent: 02 February 2015 09:52
To: Jones Peter
Subject: the 5th International Nursing Conference
[ Please note: I have accessed the site, but the conference link does not seem to be 100% available. pj ]

Dear Peter Jones,

The organizing committee of the 5th International Nursing Conference: “Transforming Quality Nursing Care: Promise and Potential” is honored to invite you to attend the conference which will be held on April 22-23 2015 under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein and will be attended by national, regional and international scholars and leaders.

The main goal of this conference is to explore health care professionals’ innovations towards excellence in enhancing quality health care (see attachments). We will be honored to have you with us and share your thoughts and ideas in the discussions and debates with participants from the region and the world.

Please visit our website http://www.jnc.gov.jo/FifthConference.aspx and respond to this email. Your presence matters.

Kindest Regards

Muntaha Gharaibeh, RN, PhD
Conference Chair
Secretary General
Jordanian Nursing Council
P.O. Box 851057
Amman 11185, Jordan.
sg AT jnc.gov.jo

Attending and presenting at the 4th conference 2013 in Jordan was an amazing experience! I do hope to visit again, but this year I am travelling to New York with family at the end of April.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Recent reading [module 3]: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

"Over the past 5 years, we have been involved in conducting a design experiment aimed at helping us understand teachers’ development toward rich uses of technology while simultaneously helping teachers—both K–12 teachers and university faculty—develop their teaching with technology.
In this particular context, the implications of developing a framework go beyond a coherent way of thinking about technology integration. We argue that a conceptually based theoretical framework about the relationship between technology and teaching can transform the conceptualization and the practice of teacher education, teacher training, and teachers' professional development. It can also have a significant impact on the kinds of research questions we explore." p.1019.

Mishra, P. & Koehler, M.J. (2006) Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Framework for Teacher Knowledge. Teachers College Record. 108, 6, pp. 1017–1054.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Leading through Change Workshops with The Pacific Institute: Nurse Leaders - Salford, UK - 5 May 2015

From: Salford Professional Development with the Pacific Institute
[mailto:info AT salfordprofessionaldevelopment.org.uk]
Sent: 02 February 2015
To: Jones Peter
Subject: Some Direction if Possible - Nurse Leaders

Dear Colleague,

I have been tasked with locating the appropriate person/s within your organisation regarding attending Leading Through Change - Nurse Leaders, which takes place on 5th May 2015 at the University of Salford.

Course Overview:

The one day seminar delivered with the Pacific Institute for nurse leaders will enable the participant to fully understand their organisation and allow them to understand how to break down silos and barriers in order to work more collaboratively. Delegates will be left with a foundation upon which they can build a leadership framework that can be rolled out more extensively moving forward.


Those who attend the day will return to their workplace with the basic tools that will allow them to:

  • Harness the leadership potential and talent across their hospital
  • Build shared responsibility within an organisation
  • Demonstrate appropriate behaviour across all levels of an organisation
  • Develop and empower the leadership capacity of colleagues
  • Seek to contribute to the leadership process
  • Draw upon their values, strengths and abilities to deliver high standards of service

"Having attended a number of NHS leadership courses over a number of years, this has been the best. I will be recommending, excellent" - Braintree Community Hospital (Serco Health)

"Thank you, this event has refulled me as a leader and given me the confidence to continue leading on patient safety" - Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

"This is the best leadership training I have attended" - In-Mind

"Inspiring, thought provoking, motivating" - Pennine Care NHS Trust

You can explore the programme in full here

The course fee is £399+VAT, due to the success of our last event we wouldn't want you to miss out on this valuable development opportunity. I have provisionally allocated 3 places for your organisation at £299+VAT and I wanted to see if these were required?

If you could let me know as soon as possible if you would like to take this offer up I’d be most grateful. I’d appreciate it if this message could be passed to relevant colleagues.

You can contact me directly via email or call my direct line below.

Kindest Regards,

Selina Shuttleworth
Leadership and IoD Programmes Co-ordinator | ONECPD
Salford Professional Development
Adelphi House, University of Salford, Salford M3 6EN
t: +44 (0) 161 295 6625

selina AT onecpd.co.uk | www.salford.ac.uk/spd