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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Patient-centred + Treatment = Self Care Week

This week 18-24th November is Self Care Week


Hodges' model might tend to have us equate 'self care' with the humanistic half of the model. As Self Care Week begins I could not help but suggest on twitter that what self care means to me is 4-fold care (or 5-fold taking in the spiritual also).

Then, continuing to read Kinchin more on threshold concepts, care and caring:
"In the case of 'caring' within the clinical sciences (e.g. Clouder, 2005), the concept may link the salient points of the personal perspective (patient-centred discourse) with the biomedical (treatment) discourse (Figure 32).

Here 'care' is seen to occupy the space that links caring as a therapeutic intervention (to the left) and caring as the nurse-patient interpersonal relationship (to the right), as described by Morse et al. (1990). This positioning enables the carer and the patient to be active partners in linking the chains of clinical practice with the networks of understanding that relate to the patient's wider needs. The key factor within this model is the 'care' that includes consultation with the patient and carer that allows them to relate the two halves of the model - something that is required for learner agency (Kinchin & Wilkinson, 2016)." p.90.

The halves referred to in Figure 32 are those within Hodges' model, merely switched left-right. I will add a photograph soon.

Self care must encompass ALL of Hodges' model.

HUMANISTIC -------------------------------------------------- MECHANISTIC

The patient (questions)
Capacity, Motivation, Ability -
Knowledge and Skills to Self Care

Medical science
Clinical medicine


Choices, Engagement

Clouder, L. (2005) Caring as a ‘threshold concept’: transforming students in higher education into health(care) professionals, Teaching in Higher Education, 10:4,505-517,DOI: 10.1080/13562510500239141

Kinchin, I. M., & Wilkinson, I. (2016) A single-case study of carer agency. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6, 34–45.

Morse, J.M., Solberg, S.M., Neander, W.L., Bottorff, J.L., Johnson, J.L. (1990) Concepts of caring and caring as a concept. Advances in Nursing Science. Sep;13(1):1-14.

Kinchin, I.M. (2016) Visualising Powerful Knowledge to Develop the Expert Student: A Knowledge Structures Perspective on Teaching and Learning at University, Rotterdam: Sense Publishing. p.90.