- 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.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring-Summer reading: International Handbook of e-Learning

Volume 1 International Handbook of e-Learning

It was a pleasure to open the package bearing review copies of the two volumes that make up this handbook.

The draft paper for the latest module has been submitted. The survey has had 21 responses in total, all gratefully received.

Completing this has provided many useful lessons, prompted further questions and interesting sources have been uncovered which I will share next month. I'm still wondering about the total number of nurse lecturers within academia and the primary disciplines that benefit from e-learning? One of the inevitable lessons of the survey is question construction (double negative - why did I do that!) and definitions.

Reviewing these books will be very useful for the final module of part 1 and looking ahead to the three years of part 2.

Badrul H. Khan, Mohamed Ally (Eds) (2015) International Handbook of E-Learning. Volume 1 & 2:  Oxford: Routledge.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

IxD&A Interaction Design and Architecture (s) Journal: TEL + 'Designing Self-Care For Everyday Life'

N. 23, Winter 2014

Special issue on:

The Design of TeL with Evidence and Users

- which includes:

Focus Section on 'Designing Self-Care For Everyday Life'

Ivo Maathuis, Valerie M Jones, Nelly Oudshoorn
Telecare and self-management: a guideline for anticipating future care in scenario-based design, pp. 142-159

Koen van Turnhout, Jasper Jeurens, Martin Verhey, Pascal Wientjes, René Bakker
The Healthy Elderly: Case Studies in Persuasive Design, pp. 160-172

Juan Jimenez Garcia, Natalia Romero, David Keyson, Paul Havinga
Reflective Healthcare Systems: micro-Cycle of Self-Reflection to empower users, pp. 173-190

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Frame houses person centred, integrated and holistic care

Walker Evans, Frame Houses. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1936 © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Image source: Art Fund - Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

My source: FT Weekend, Wullschlager, J. Critics' choice. Visual Arts, Life&Arts, 20-21 September 2014. p.17.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

CfP: Designing with Older Adults: Workshop at MobileHCI August Copenhagen

Call for Papers

2nd Workshop on Designing with Older Adults: Towards a Complete Methodology

at MobileHCI 2015, August 24th Copenhagen, Denmark


The ageing process can interfere considerably with the use of mobile devices (e.g., due to changes in vision, attention, and motor control), and designing mobile technology with older adults poses its own challenges. In the absence of a complete methodology for working with older users, researchers and designers are often left to improvise their own methods which can result in co-design relationships being compromised or lead to weak design insights emerging. How can we best adapt or modify existing methods for working with this group? This workshop will bring together researchers who design with older adults to share their experiences and discuss opportunities for adapting existing methods to suit the needs of these users.

Call for papers

Position papers are sought related to topics including, but not limited to:
  • The effect and implications of the ageing process on the suitability and efficacy of design methods in mobile HCI;
  • Participatory design processes for older adults;
  • Techniques for evaluating mobile interfaces for older adults;
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on methods for designing for older adults;
  • Design methods for multimodal interaction with older adults (including mobile input and visual interaction);
  • Design methods for ubiquitous computing for older adults; and
  • Designing novel physical interaction for older adults.
Anonymised position papers should be 2-4 pages in CHI extended abstract format and emailed to: submissions AT olderadults.mobi

Papers will be included in the MobileHCI 2015 Adjunct Proceedings.

The best paper from this workshop will be eligible for inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal of Mobile HCI (IJMHCI) alongside the best papers from other workshops at MobileHCI 2015.


Emma Nicol, University of Strathclyde, UK
Marilyn McGee-Lennon, University of Strathclyde, UK
Mark Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, UK
Andreas Komninos, University of Strathclyde, UK
Lynne Baillie, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Jo Lumsden, Aston University, UK
Lilit Hakobyan, Aston University, UK

**** Submission deadline: 17th May 2015 ****
Notifications: 12th June 2015
Workshop date: 24th August 2015

Enquiries to:
Emma Nicol
Research Associate
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland, G1 1XH
emma.nicol AT strath.ac.uk

To join or leave the Caring Technology Research Announcement List, go to
Announcement archives:


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Update: Funded part-time Masters degree: Developing the Philosophy of Person-Centred Healthcare

Further to the previous post about this great study opportunity here is a link for the application form:


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Seeking examples of community based initiatives that improve care for dementia...

Dear CHAIN member,

CHAIN Dementia Sub-group Co-facilitator Malayka Rahman at the Alzheimer's Society, has asked us to circulate the following query to relevant CHAIN members. Please pass on as appropriate. Thank you.

Dr Marjolein van der Marck, ‎Senior researcher at Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands is seeking examples of best practice to include in a book chapter on models of geriatrics care. She is looking for examples of community based initiatives that improve care for neurogenerative disorders including, but not restricted to, dementia. The examples can be something being developed, tested or delivered in the UK, or something that you’ve heard about in other countries.

Dr van der Marck says, “For example, in the Netherlands we now have the dementia-friendly communities and also students who are living in nursing homes – a win-win situation ensuring housing for students and company for the elderly people living in those nursing homes. Also, there is a nursing home that is designed as a village, and people who live there are able to perform regular daily activities such as visit shops in this village/home.”

If you are aware of initiatives that you think are a great example of how to improve dementia care, please contact Dr Marjolein van der Marck by email at Marjolein.vanderMarck AT radboudumc.nl

Closing date for responses is Friday 8 May 2015.


Wendy Zhou
CHAIN Manager

If you wish to publicise information on the CHAIN Network please email your request to: enquiries AT chain-network.org.uk

CHAIN - Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network – is an online international network for people working in health and social care. For more information on CHAIN and joining the network please visit website: http://chain.ulcc.ac.uk/chain/index.html

Follow CHAIN on Twitter: @CHAIN_Network ; Find us on Facebook; Connect with CHAIN on LinkedIn

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Funded part-time Masters degree: Developing the Philosophy of Person-Centred Healthcare

Funded research degree at Manchester Metropolitan University

The European Society for Person Centred Healthcare has agreed to fund a part time research masters degree. The ideal applicant would be a health professional interested in research and in particular in the developing philosophy of person-centred healthcare.

The Society's council is very keen to have a practitioner do this work, as it is concerned that research in this area informs practice and is actually of use to practitioners, to avoid 'Person Centred Healthcare' becoming (in the words of the Society's Vice-President) "just another academic movement adding more jargon to an already rhetorically over-burdened health discourse". So someone who is currently working in the health service and willing to ask critical questions - what does this mean for our practices? how (if at all) does it help us improve patient care? - would be very much welcomed.

The goal of the research is to inform the Society's policy statements and the successful applicant will be invited to attend the Society's annual meeting in Madrid (18th/19th June), where the award will be officially presented. The conference attendance will also be funded (in part by ESPCH and in part by MMU) and it will give the successful applicant the opportunity to engage in discussions with some of the leading figures in the area. At this year's conference some senior figures in the debate about Evidence-based Practice are attending to discuss how the ideas in the 'Person-Centred' movement inform and potentially modify conceptions of evidence.

With best wishes,

Professor Michael Loughlin
Applied Philosophy
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
MMU Cheshire
Tel: 0161-247 5420

Anouska Warren
Research, Development & Innovation Co-ordinator
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Lower Lane
L9 7LJ

TEL: 0151 529 5446
FAX: 0151 529 5504

MMU – ESPCH studentship Applications are invited for a funded, two-year, part-time masters degree in the philosophy of Person CentredHealthcare (PCH), supported by The European Society for Person Centred Healthcare (ESPCH) (http://www.pchealthcare.org.uk/  &  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jep.12317/abstract) and supervised by Professor Michael Loughlin of Manchester Metropolitan University.

As the movement for PCH gains momentum, with recognition from health organisations and practitioner groups across the world, clarity on its fundamental presuppositions and implications is urgently needed.  In part PCH developed as a reaction to what were perceived as overly 'reductionist' approaches to medical epistemology, but does PCH represent or embody a substantive, viable alternative approach to knowledge inclinical practice to the formulations its defenders find wanting?  At a time when some of the most influential defenders of Evidence Based Medicine are arguing for a 'renaissance' in EBM, in the form of an expansion of the concept of 'evidence' to incorporate context-specific and 'human' aspects of care, as well as clinical judgement, individual and social values and the tacit knowledge that accumulates with clinical experience, is the prospect of a reconciliation of PCH with EBM both realistic and desirable?  What are the problems facing a 'person-centred' approach and can they be overcome?  What role should the ideas of 'personalism' and 'non-foundationalism', featured in recent PCH literature, play in the development of person-centred approaches to medical epistemology?

The primary focus of the research is therefore epistemological clarification, with the goal of informing and supporting the practice of PCH. The ESPCH is keen to support work that subjects the claims of PCH to rigorous critical scrutiny, as it is essential that the movement is clear about its goals and objectives, what it is asserting and what it is denying.  Otherwise there is a danger that the language of 'person-centredness' might degenerate into a series of platitudinous assertions, adding more jargon to an already rhetorically over-burdened health discourse, instead of providing practically significant guidance and assistance to health professionals and policy-makers.  Ideally, this research will inform the policy statements of the Society as it develops an overarching strategy for the promotion of PCH globally, in education programmes for practitioners and a lexicon of person-centred care. The successful applicant will be invited to attend the annual conference of the ESPCH, to take place on 18th & 19th June 2015 in Madrid, where the award will be formally announced at the Society's annual awards ceremony, and you will have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with leading figures in PCH.

We would particularly like to encourage applications from those with a background in medicine, nursing, public health and the allied health professions.  An interest in applied philosophical and epistemological aspects of health care, and a willingness to subject claims and proposals to critical analysis, are the essentialprerequisites as we work to develop an 'epistemology of Person-Centred Healthcare'.

The interviews for this award will take place on Monday 25th May 2015.  For informal inquiries about the research, please contact Prof Michael Loughlin: m.loughlin AT mmu.ac.uk 

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Context, Rooms, Faces and Shots

"... The most revealing shot is always the wide shot. 
The room where the person is tells more about him than his face." Roy Andersson

Leigh, D. (2015) Funny ha-ha, and strange, Arts - Cinema, FT Weekend FT, 18-19 April, p.12.

A Pigeon Sat on a Bench Reflecting on Existence, Roy Andersson

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Surrey Informatics Summer School 2015

How to use routine health data for quality improvement & research

When? Sunday 26 July 2015 to Friday 31 July 2015
Where? Faculty of Business Economics and Law University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH
Open to: Public, Staff, Students

I am contacting you regarding our forthcoming Surrey Informatics Summer School (26th to 31st July 2015) - "How to use routine health data for quality improvement & Research" being run at the University of Surrey. It is aimed at clinicians, researchers, managers and analysts within the health sector.

I would be very grateful if you could publicise this event for us. If you wish, you could use this short summary below to advertise it via LinkedIn, Twitter etc.
“The Department of Health Care Management & Policy at the University of Surrey will be hosting its fourth annual health informatics summer school from 26 July – 31 July. This full time 6 day intensive short course is for health care professionals, researchers and analysts wanting to work with routine health data to measure quality, research and improve outcomes. A deep understanding of health informatics is increasingly recognised as essential for those seeking to advance their careers within the health sector. Taught by highly regarded experts in the field the course will teach analytical techniques and tools on real world scenarios to generate practical insight and embed learning”.

Melissa Pickering
Research Administrator  - Department of Health Care Management & Policy
University of Surrey

My source: bcshigroup AT lists.bcs.org.uk

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Distortion: Perception, Representation, Modelling & Abstraction

Francis Bacon’s Distorted Representation of Faces Presumably Reflects Occipital Dysfunction

Francis-Bacon's three studies for a portrait of John Edwards

Avinoam B. Safran, Nicolae Sanda and José-Alain Sahel (2012) Francis Bacon’s Distorted Representation of Faces Presumably Reflects Occipital Dysfunction. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 2012; 53: E-Abstract 4846.


Image source:
Francis-Bacon's three studies for a portrait of John Edwards 

My source:
A twist in the tale of Bacon's faces, News, The Sunday Times, 12 April 2015: p.6.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

EdTech Journals

Hi everyone!

As some who've been on this listserv [ITFORUM mailing list] for a while are aware, I developed and have been maintaining a spreadsheet that lists multiple dozens of educational/instructional technology journals and publications of related fields. This was first done through a simple Google Spreadsheet published to the web, starting seven years ago or so. The interface is now (hopefully) more user-friendly. Among its features: the site is 'mobile responsive,' the list can be sorted in a variety of ways, can be searched, and it contains columns the user can toggle on/off. The list now contains 265 titles.


The purpose of the site is to inform people in the field of educational/instructional technology about which outlets they might use (the list contains both subscription or open journals) to either read or publish scholarship (learn more at "About this Site")

A huge thanks goes to Mr. Tony Hetrick, a doctoral student and grad assistant in the Boise State University Ed Tech EdD program. Tony is the brains behind the 'mobile responsive' interface, and he also developed code for WordPress that connects the site's MySQL db to a GoogleSheet. Thanks goes to my BSU colleague, Dr. Patrick Lowenthal for his advice about the site and contents, and especially for his vital collaboration on open access journal research (our article is in review). And thanks also goes to Dr. George Veletsianos for leading the development of a parallel spreadsheet of open access journals a few years ago; the OAJs on that list are now integrated into the database.

The site is ever evolving; we would love to get your formative feedback.

Feel free to cross-post on other lists, social media, etc.

Best regards,

- Ross
Ross A. Perkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Technology
MS/EdD Program Coordinator
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho, USA

rossperkins AT boisestate.edu
dr.rossperkins AT gmail.com
Twitter: @DrRossPerkins

My source:
ITFORUM mailing list

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Call for Papers - Eighth International i* Workshop (iStar'15)


Eighth International i* Workshop (iStar'15) co-located with the 23rd International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’15)


24-25 August, 2015
Ottawa, Canada

Scope and Motivation

A growing number of groups around the world have been using the i* modelling framework in their research on requirements engineering, business process design, organization modelling, software development methodologies, evolution and more. Following successful workshops in Trento (2002), London (2005), Recife (2008), Hammamet (2010), Trento (2011), Valencia (2013), and Thessaloniki (2014) it is time for another meeting focusing on i*, GRL, Tropos, Techne, and related goal frameworks, to exchange ideas, provide updates on recent work, compare notes, and forge new collaborations.

We cordially invite you and members of your group to join us at the Eighth International i* Workshop.

The topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

- Adaptive requirements-driven systems
- Agent-oriented systems development
- Business intelligence and data analytics
- Business modeling
- Business process analysis and design, reengineering
- Business, service, and software ecosystems
- Enterprise, systems, and organizational architecture
- Evaluation, verification and validation
- Experience reports and case studies
- Evolution, adaptation, and system dynamics
- i* modeling techniques: i* modeling concepts, variations and extensions
- Knowledge management
- Law and regulatory compliance
- Metamodels
- Model analysis and reasoning
- Networking or integration with other modeling languages or techniques
- Ontological foundations
- Requirements engineering
- Scalability and uncertainty in modeling
- Security requirements engineering, privacy, and trust
- Socio-technical systems
- Software engineering processes and organizations
- Strategy modeling and business model innovation
- Tools, visualization, and interaction
- Variability and personalization

All submissions should be uploaded to easychair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=istar15).

Important Dates

Title & Abstract Submission deadline: June 2th, 2015
Paper Submission deadline: June 9th, 2015
All deadlines are 23:59 Baker Island Time.

Organizing Committee
Jaelson Castro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Sotirios Liaskos, York University, Canada

Steering Committee
Xavier Franch, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
John Mylopoulos, University of Trento, Italy
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada

We also encourage you to participate in the complementary event: the iStarT’15 workshop, co-located with CAiSE in Stockholm, June 9th, 2015 (https://sites.google.com/site/istarteaching15/). The iStarT workshop aims to provide a forum for sharing ideas and experiences on the teaching of i* and related frameworks.

For further questions, please contact: istar15 AT cin.ufpe.br (Subject: iStar'15)

My source: SOCIOTECH AT JISCMAIL.AC.UK c/o Carla Silva

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Appeal to Plant Sunflowers on Global Day for Hope May 2 2015

I hope most of you should be aware of Kathryn Goetzke with iFred and Schools for Hope and her wonderful work and contribution towards global mental health movement. She setting up iFred is in a global mission of “creating a shift in society’s negative perception of depression through positive imagery and branding—establishing the sunflower and color yellow as the international symbols of hope for depression. To further its mission, iFred engages with individuals and organizations to execute high-impact and effective campaigns that educate the public about support and treatment for depression.”

Kathryn asked that I share with all of you their invitation to join iFred and its global partners in celebrating all things HOPE on Saturday May 2nd, 2015 by planting sunflowers in your community. This is a day to share your support and help us raise awareness for depression treatment. With over 350 million people worldwide affected by the disease and the vast majority not seeking help due to stigma, it is time we joined hands in solidarity to #planthope.

The good news is there is HOPE. Depression is treatable.  Join us to celebrate this for #Hope2015.

The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) will host the Global Day for Hope on Saturday, May 2, 2015.  The day will be filled with sunflower plantings worldwide to support the 350 million people living with the treatable disease of depression.  People from all corners of the globe are invited to join the movement by planting sunflowers in their own communities and to unite on social media in an empowering, international symbol of hope.

There are many ways to support Global Day for Hope:

Plant Sunflowers:
Plant one, plant a garden, get friends and community involved and celebrate HOPE together.
Wear Yellow:
Yellow is the color of the joy and happiness we feel when depression is successfully treated.
Share, Share, Share:
Post, tweet, or share a photo on social media. Shine your light on hope and use the hashtags #HOPE2015 and #PLANTHOPE and be sure to tag us @ifredorg.

Using sunflowers—the international symbol of hope for depression— iFred’s Global Day for Hope will beautifully amplify the organization’s mission to shine a positive light on depression and eliminate the stigma associated with the disease through prevention, research and education. Global Day for Hope will bloom worldwide with plantings in Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Colorado, South America, Nepal, Germany and more.

We would love to add organizations to our map, as well as indicate where they might be holding their plantings should others want to join.


Yours Sincerely,

Jagannath Lamichhane
Principal Coordinator, Movement for Global Mental Health
Human Rights Activist & Freelance Journalist
Founder, Nepal Mental Health Foundation (NMHF)
Visit us at www.globalmentalhealth.org (my source)

Additional note pj:

Van Gogh's Sunflowers
Van Gogh's Sunflowers

Image source: 

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nursing Art & Science: What colours are on your palette?

humanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanistic
Van Gogh's palette

Delacroix's palette and brushes

Image sources:
Van Gogh's Palette: Van Gogh Museum

Delacroix's palette and brushes: Musée National Eugène Delacroix

My source: 
FT Weekend, Magazine 11-12 April 2015

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Doubles or Quads in < perspective >

Bruno Latour describes the double role of perspective as a tool of realism and illusion as the "four-way freeway" of representation: perspective does not only allow us to realistically represent a scene (one-way freeway) or to pragmatically act upon an external reality (two-way freeway); not only can we "displace cities, landscapes, or natives and go back and forth to and from them along avenues through space, but we can also reach saints, gods, heavens, palaces, or dreams with the same two-way avenues and look at them through the same 'windowpane' on the same two-dimensional surface. The two ways become a four lane freeway! Impossible palaces can be drawn realistically, but it is also possible to draw possible objects as if they were utopian ones."* p.26.

*Latour, B. (1986) Visualisation and Cognition: Thinking with Eyes and Hands. In H. Kuklick (editor) Knowledge and Society Studies in the Sociology of Culture Past and Present , Jai Press vol. 6, pp. 1-40.

My source:
Sheil, B. & Pearce, T. (2014) Digital doubles, colliding in mid-air prototyping a post-human scenography, In P.E.A.R. Paper for Emerging Architectural Research, ISSN 2041-2878 (print) Issue 7, pp. 26-31. www.pearmagazine.eu

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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Some reading: e-learning, learning design, learning designs and visibility

We refer to this as the issue of 'manifestation'. A learning design that is represented in a relatively complete and explicit manner is said to be highly manifest; conversely, a fragmented or impenetrable design is said to be opaque. p.56.

Yet - and here we move on to the issue of representational forms - in order to be apprehended, a design must show not only the components of a learning experience (e.g. resources, activities and instructions) but also the relationships between them: sequential, conditional, thematic etc. Conversely, it must also represent the absence of relationships between the elements so that learners do not make incorrect inferences about them. p.57.
However, further analysis suggests that VLEs might indeed have an impact on pedagogy, but that it might be an unconscious one emerging from the phenomenon of 'design blindness', or the unconscious restriction of e-learning to the scope of one's tool. p.60.
VLEs [virtual learning environments] start as pedagogically neutral ... p.62.

Masterman, L. & Vogel, M. (2007). Practices and processes of design for learning. In Beetham. H. & Sharpe, R. (Eds.), Rethinking Pedagogy for the Digital Age (pp. 52-63). London: Routledge.

A survey: Nurse Lecturers undergraduate students, e-learning, e-portfolios, innovation in reflective skills

Many thanks to the lecturers who have responded so far - a great help and very informative.

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Monday, April 06, 2015

Nursing Education and Research events: Nursing School of Coimbra, Portugal

Dear Colleague

Aware of our common interest to develop Nursing Education and Research, we kindly ask you to disseminate these events organized by the Nursing School of Coimbra, Portugal, which will take place in 2015.
We encourage the submission of abstracts for these events.
Please find attached (*please see the website) the Newsletter - “Information on the 2015 events” - in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Yours sincerely,
The organization

Querido(a) colega

Puesto que sabemos que un interés que compartimos es desarrollar la Formación e Investigación en Enfermería, le pedimos que divulgue de la mejor forma los congresos organizados en la Escuela Superior de Enfermería de Coímbra, en Portugal, que se realizan este año 2015.
De esta forma, le invitamos a que presente sus comunicaciones.
En un anexo*, le enviamos el boletín – «Información de eventos de 2015» en portugués, inglés y español.

Un saludo cordial
La organización

Caro(a) Colega

Sabendo do nosso interesse comum no desenvolvimento da Formação e Investigação em Enfermagem, vimos solicitar a melhor divulgação da dos Congressos organizados na Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra em Portugal, que se realizam neste ano de 2015.
Convidamos à apresentação de comunicações.
Em anexo* enviamos a Newsletter – “Informação de eventos de 2015” em Português, Inglês e Espanhol.

Respeitosos cumprimentos
A organização

My source: Source: GANM (Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery)

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Sunday, April 05, 2015

Mental Health Act 1983: Code of Conduct 2015 Revision

“Everyone including carers and families needs to know about the Code
and all communication channels 

from bottom to top 
and vice versa
including sideways

should remain open for the benefit of all.”

Expert Reference Group carer, p.5.

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

Mental Disorder
Patient, Person
Individual, Safety
Individual practitioner
Autonomy, Decision
Learning, Recovery
Wishes, Choice - Advanced Plans

Process, Procedure
Care Planning
Place of Safety
Time, Duration

Community of Practice
Families, Nearest Relatives
Care Co-ordination
Integrated Services
Relapse Prevention
Relapse signatures
Public safety
Human Rights, Mental Capacity
Equality, Health Inequality
Mental Health Act 1983 Code of Practice
Tribunals, Appeals, Attorneys,
Hospital, Police, Criminality

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Saturday, April 04, 2015

For people of a certain age 5 4 3 2 1 ...: Big Data and Little Data (please)

People of a certain age may be tied to the TV at 5pm today, in the UK at least as a CGI animated reboot of Thunderbirds hits our screens. Since the original series I've experienced the joys of Tracey Island as a toy and the increasing influence of 'nostalgia'.

While not spoken of with the same frequency in healthcare, there is still the need for a philosophy of care. Apparently this new series is trying to remain true to the values and messages of Gerry Anderson's original. Together with Star Trek, series like this can (surely) also contribute to children's having critical, empathic skills, an open attitude and a global perspective.

Since the 1960s and the data transmissions that John in Thunderbird 5 was listening for (yes, I know...), we are now in the realm of Big Data, the internet no less! I wonder if they will reference space junk and how this is reflected in the World's oceans? A great opportunity, but then this is a children's show.

As Thunderbird 5 monitors World communications for humanitarian reasons, I'm still seeking Little Data. If you are a nurse lecturer, UK or from the global nursing community I'd really appreciate your help:


Many thanks (especially for completed surveys thus far) and if you watch the new series - enjoy.

See also:
Thanks Gerry for pulling some strings

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Friday, April 03, 2015

ERCIM News No. 101 Special theme: "The Internet of Things & the Web of Things"

Dear ERCIM News Reader,

ERCIM News No. 101 has just been published at http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/en101

ERCIM News 101

Special Theme: "The Internet of Things & the Web of Things"
Guest editors: Dave Raggett, W3C and Emmanuel Baccelli, Inria

Keynote by Cees Links, Founder & CEO GreenPeak Technologie: "The Internet of Things will Change our World "

This issue is also available for download in:
pdf: http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/images/stories/EN101/EN101-web.pdf
epub: http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/images/stories/EN100/EN100.epub

Next issue: No. 102, July 2015 - Special Theme: "Trustworthy Systems of Systems"
(see Call for articles at http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/call)

Thank you for your interest in ERCIM News. Feel free to forward this message to others who might be interested.

Best regards,
Peter Kunz
ERCIM News central editor

ERCIM "Alain Bensoussan" Fellowship Programme
ERCIM offers fellowships for PhD holders from all over the world.
Next application deadline: 30 April 2015 http://fellowship.ercim.eu/
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