Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD: August 2015

- 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, August 31, 2015

Book: The Silo Effect

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The Silo Effect
Image: Amazon.com

What are (or will be) the legacy issues that permeate your career*?
Integrated care?

We would never want 'parity of esteem' to mean 'parity of silo': would we?

*Assuming a 'career' continues to involve some sense of longevity (in healthcare 38 years)?

Related links:
Simon & Schuster: The Silo Effect
Financial Review: Why the silo effect makes us stupid

My source: Tett, G. (2015) Go Mingle, Have Fun. FT Weekend. Magazine, 22-23 August, pp. 30-33.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

‘Brain training’ app may improve memory and daily functioning in schizophrenia

Cambridge Advanced Training Programme
Credit: Peak

A ‘brain training’ iPad game developed and tested by researchers at the University of Cambridge may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently, according to research published today. ... [3 August 2015].


My source: 
FT Weekend Magazine, 15/16 August 2015, p.41.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ethics and Best Practices in Sharing Individual-level Research Data

"Welcome to the Resource Centre for ethics and sharing individual-level research data. This Centre brings together resources about ethical best practices for data sharing, policies and processes for data curation and data sharing, and links to repositories for data sharing. Please participate in this online community by posting links to your resources, and questions and comments in the discussion group or a blog. ...
A new, open-access toolkit for researchers and data managers is released today, providing guidance, resources and an eLearning course about ethics and best practices of sharing individual-level health research data in LMICs." ...

My source: Alexis Segrt, The Global Health Network 2015 list

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Self-employed?

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Self-







employed?


Related links:

BBC news: Who do I really work for?

Office for National Statistics: Self-employed workers in the UK - 2014

Low Incomes Tax Reform Group of the Chartered Institute of Taxation: Self-employment

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bio-Psycho-Socio-Political expression

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"self-expression!"


@Epigenetics
"What have you got for me?"


"[Please] pass these on... do[h]!"
Life-Health-Death legacies

freedom of expression?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Book: The Man Who Closed the Asylums

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The Man Who Closed the Asylums: 
Franco Basaglia and the Revolution in Mental Health Care

Acute care
Physical care







Mental health policy


Another book for the reading list!

Parity of Esteem
a function of:
distance, transparency, opaqueness, answerability, accountability ...?

A related resource on this theme.

Image source: Verso.

My source:
Wise, S. (2015) Taking over the asylums, FT Weekend, Life&Arts, 15-16 August. p.8.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

BCS SGAI: Real AI Day October 9th: What can AI do for you?

THIRD INVITATION TO REGISTER

The BCS AI Specialist Group (SGAI) is pleased to announce a day on Artificial Intelligence in Action at the BCS London office on Friday October 9th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., which we think will be an eye-opener for those who are not up to date with recent practical developments in this important field.

Organiser Dr Gilbert Owusu, Head of Resource Management Technologies Research at BT Research & Technology, says:

"Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques are in use in many business applications including fraud detection, speech recognition, fault diagnosis, game planning and resource management. Their applicability stems from the flexibility they provide in modelling and solving real world problems. 
Real AI 2015 will provide delegates with insights (case studies) into using AI to solve business problems. The case studies will outline the business problem and the steps taken to develop business applications of AI. Real AI is aimed at those using AI or who may be interested in understanding what AI can offer, and what it is doing right now."
Real AI 2015 includes presentations on
  • Designing large scale distributed participatory systems 
  • How To Survive An AI Winter 
  • Improving the efficiency of the construction industry by means of innovative GNSS-based AI approaches 
  • Ants, Mutants and beyond: combining formal and stochastic techniques to improve software 
  • Cognitive Analytics Tools
Real AI costs £90 + VAT for BCS members, £100 + VAT for non-members and only £50 + VAT for students. Group discounts are available.

Full details are at http://www.bcs-sgai.org/realai2015/
There is an online registration form at https://events.bcs.org/book/1620/

Max Bramer
Chair, BCS Specialist Group on Artificial Intelligence

Saturday, August 15, 2015

In order to listen... 4 holistic care...

As we 'listen' to patients, carers and others in need of care - verbally and non-verbally - we need for safety's sake to be aware of our starting point and where we are heading. Even if only roughly, amid raw emotions, pain, confusion, fear and hope - that next step must be a safe one.

Is there a logic to the steps being taken? There may not be. Sometimes it is listening and being there. There may not be a clear destination, but how will we know when we have arrived at that point in-between? If the way becomes unclear, what signs do we read that might point to the need for an extra hand on the tiller?

Do we have the tools to remain oriented? Is there a compass-4-care? A re-source to map the journey we are both being taken upon?

If listening is but a part of holistic care, is there a tool we can utilise to integrate these many and yet unique journeys?


Source - title:
Alicea-Planas, J. (2015). Listening to the Narratives of Our Patients as Part of Holistic Nursing Care. Journal of Holistic Nursing, Volume XX, Number X, XXXX. doi:10.1177/0898010115591396

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Quantified Self that needs to be Qualified* (by definition)



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Health-Life-Death Legacies
Death
End of Life Care
Long-Term Chronic (Mental) Health Problems
Support Groups 3rd Sector
Acute Health Problems - Hospital
[ Primary Care Consultations
iterations
Accidents - Emergency Dept ]
Family/Self-Treated Complaints / Illnesses
'cuts and scrapes'
Birth
Conception
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Epigenetics


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Public (Mental) Health

Where is the quantified self?
Where is health & well-being?
Aggregated data vs Aggregated experiences?
Public (mental) health: why so ungainly?
This rendering: service-centered vs person-centered.

Life chances and Health career are central to Hodges' model


*assuming health care services are available.
and : or
*assuming health literacy / education is enabled.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Robots, surgery, resources and policy

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"A proliferation of centres offering robotic surgery should be avoided ...


until a national policy can be developed." p.14.

da Vinci Surgery

Clinical Commissioning Policy: Robotic-Assisted Surgical Procedures for Prostate Cancer, Draft for Public Consultation: NHS England.

The Robot Report

Dunhill, L. (2015) Robot wars over specialist site, Health Service Journal, 8 July. 125: 6453, p.14.

Monday, August 03, 2015

SEMEOTICONS: Reflecting self-care

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Reflection





SEMEOTICONS

My source:
Dean, J. Smart mirror will reflect the state of your health. The Times, July 29 2015. p.13.