Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD: August 2018

- 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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Medicine and Art: (Steady) Eye & Hand

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https://hepworthwakefield.org/whats-on/barbara-hepworth-the-hospital-drawings/
Barbara Hepworth, Reconstruction, 1947
© BownessHepworth Estate / Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

"In 2012, the NHS is threatened, its future uncertain. ... Hepworth was a Labour voter - of course she was. In these drawings, she reveals her egalitarian values. Work is goodness: she sees her own work as a sculptor reflected in the steady eye and hand of the surgeon. In one drawing he even seems to wield a hammer and chisel. But this is not mere artistic self-consciousness. The work being done in these pictures saves lives; Hepworth believes her art, too, can heal souls." p.18.


My source:
Jonathan Jones (2012) A cut above, The Guardian, Arts. 25.10.12, p.18.

Hammers and chisels are found in operating theatres and wielded by female surgeons too. The exhibition long finished, I can't believe* that I have held onto to this page from The Guardian for almost six years. I must visit Wakefield.

*others can...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Books: [ Gold Fever ]

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http://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/The-Drugs-That-Changed-Our-Minds/Lauren-Slater/9781471136887
The Drugs That Changed Our Minds

https://www.bookdepository.com/Natural-Causes-Barbara-Ehrenreich/9781783782413
Natural Causes
https://books.telegraph.co.uk/Product/James-Le-Fanu/Too-Many-Pills--How-Too-Much-Medicine-is-Endangering-Our-/22185615
Too Many Pills
GOLD
FEVER




...
Cured of what we suffered from
And sufferin' from the cure ...


My sources:
The Drugs that Changed Our Minds and Natural Causes, Sunday Times, 25 March & 1 April 2018
Too Many Pills, FT Weekend, 26-27 May 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

Chartered Accountant: The value of caring workers

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Social care jobs, ... are defined by economists everywhere as low-skilled, or unskilled. For a chartered accountant taking part in a discussion on automation recently, this prompted an existential wobble: "It's easier to automate me than a carer or a cleaner," he said. "So am I really more skilled?"


chartered accountant
formal qualifications


My source: Sarah O'Connor, (2017) Ageing nations need to value caring workers, Financial Times, 17th May, p.11.

Friday, August 17, 2018

The power of words

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veil

sur-veil

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The NHS at 70 or on the Fringe(s)?

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A Fortunate Man
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After the Cuts


See also: Edinburgh Fringe: A round-up of the NHS themed shows reflecting the chaos of ordinary people's lives

My source: Foyles, London, The Fringe, Free

Thursday, August 09, 2018

The Health Career - Life Chances - Model as Critical Social Theory...?

"... the concept of knowledge that is central to critical social theory takes in all possible forms of knowledge, from implicit knowledge (tacit knowledge, know-how, etc.) to the knowledge that we find methodically sharpened and theoretically developed within science. As a conceptual tool of critical analysis applied to contemporary society, such a notion of knowledge makes it possible to study the way that interrelations between the various forms of knowledge are shaped by the relationships between knowledge carriers and between the social groups that they form (what Znaniecki has dubbed "social circles"). Interpreted as a form of cultural capital, knowledge comes to be seen as a factor in power relations, as a potent force driving social development, and as a fundamental determinant of life chances." p.44.
Invasive Technification

With my emphasis.

Carriers: individuals, groups, populations, knowledge (care) domains?

Information: ???


Gernot Böhme (2012) Invasive Technification: Critical Essays in the Philosophy of Technology, Bloomsbury: London.

My source: Waterstones, Gower Street, London, £6.99.
See also:
https://hodges-model.blogspot.com/search?q=fundamentalism 
https://hodges-model.blogspot.com/search?q=life+chances


Sunday, August 05, 2018

Distant Constellation: @HOME

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"Distant


CONSTELLATION"

https://homemcr.org/film/distant-constellation/
@ HOME 
(preferably!)

https://grasshopperfilm.com/film/distant-constellation/

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Threshold Concepts Special Edition - Int. Journal of Practice-Based Learning in Health and Social Care

Dear Members

We thought you would want to know about the Threshold Concepts Special Edition Journal which has just been published in the International Journal of Practice-Based Learning in Health and Social Care.
 
The Journal is free-to-read. The articles explore:
  • Ways in which threshold concepts can inform understanding about how students become practitioners in their chosen profession.
  • Thresholds associated with practice placements and practice-based learning.
  • Ways in which the threshold concepts framework may inform development of curricula in healthcare disciplines.
 
Please share the link with anyone else who may be interested.
 
Best wishes
 
Hilary and Linda
                                 
 
Website:  www.plymouth.ac.uk/peninsula    We hold an Athena SWAN Silver award from the Equality Challenge Unit

My source:
Threshold Concepts in Health and Social Care special interest group

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

ii Yes, Nursing is both an Art and Science but ...

The value and provenance of 
nursing, 
nursing's benefits and 
high quality nursing care 
cannot just be a matter of 
record*
on paper, screen, media 
or artificial neural network ...

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Nursing ... 
and its many dimensions ...

"How do you prove that you own a work of conceptual art? This is an interesting issue in today’s art market, with the trend towards the dematerialisation of art, and the primacy of the idea over its physical presence."


"For example, the late US artist Félix González-Torres’s works include “Candy Spills”, in which wrapped sweets are piled on the floor or in a corner, to be taken and eaten by viewers. When the pile has gone, the owner of the work replenishes it. So what stops anyone making and selling their own “Candy Spill”?"

"The answer is the certificate of authenticity issued by the artist or their estate. This scrap of paper is, in fact, the only proof that the work of art genuinely belongs to you, and this is actually what you buy and sell."

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1. Often heard: "If it is not written down, it never happened."
2. Nurse registration.
3. The Uniform ™

Georgina Adams, Conceptual: only worth the paper it's written on, Financial Times, Life & Arts. June 9, 2012 p.11.