- 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, January 27, 2018

Planning tool for Early Onset Dementia - Mapped to Hodges' model [i]

 This post is prompted by a tweet:

humanistic --------------------------------------- mechanistic
Self-knowledge of symptoms -
Learn about my condition
Learn and stimulate the brain
Use lists, what I am doing, what interests me
music, places, work-experiences ...
Consider interventions, record in my biography
Feel safe, confront fears and anxieties
What does 'well-being' look like for me
Positive thoughts, dreams, aspirations
Use Mental Capacity for Future Planning
- and signs
 Seek environments that support me;
avoid those that drain or inhibit me

Use technology to create biography
(Research into diagnostic journey)

Take control - strategies on nutrition and health
Share biography with loved ones, friends.
Tell them how they can help -

 Ensure (assure) future needs are/will
be met as I would like them

(Hey!) I can still contribute to society so ..

- consider getting help e.g. Dementia Advisors
(Guidelines for health services, esp. primary care, GP, family physicians)
Mental Capacity Act, Power of Attorney,
Advanced Decision Making
Yes: to occupation, earning or volunteering

Apologies in advance, as the formatting may be disrupted on some devices so two lines may not scan across the care domains as intended.

As you can see this brief 'sketch' of #StillMyLife shows that the emphasis of this planning tool is well-placed. This also highlights what I have referred to as 'holistic bandwidth'. There are many claims regarding the centredness of various things, for example; student education and learning, health and nursing care, government and the way business is conducted. In this instance, the question of what is the conceptual, disciplinary and professional extent of a tool, approach, theory or practice. Is its claimed philosophical, ethical, social or other objective fully deserved? Is it person-centred, or task centred? Does it deal with the political dimensions of significance to an individual with a disabling health condition as it claims?

I will extend this explanation in a further post soon, expanding the bracketed points above. There's another paper here!

n.b. Note the boxes and the absence of ticks.