Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD: March 2020

- 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, March 30, 2020

Exiled from our Museums ...

Questions of Politics, History and Now?

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group - population
self -
- isolation

Past Disquiet - Artists, International Solidarity and Museums in Exile

"The International Art Exhibition for Palestine took place in Beirut in 1978 and mobilized international networks of artists in solidarity with anti-imperialist movements of the 1960s and ’70s. In that era, individual artists and artist collectives assembled collections; organized touring exhibitions, public interventions and actions; and collaborated with institutions and political movements. Their aim was to lend support and bring artistic engagement to protests against the ongoing war in Vietnam, the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, and the apartheid regime in South Africa, and they were aligned in international solidarity for anti-colonial struggles. Past Disquiet brings together contributions from scholars, curators and writers who reflect on these marginalized histories and undertakings that took place in Baghdad, Beirut, Belgrade, Damascus, Paris, Rabat, Tokyo, and Warsaw. The book also offers translations of primary texts and recent interviews with some of the artists involved."

Kristine Khouri and Rasha Salti, eds. (2019) Past Disquiet: Artists, International Solidarity and Museums in Exile, Chicago, IL., University of Chicago Press.

See also: Exhibition: "Library of Exile"

My source: Cundy, A. (2019) Art's brave new world, Life&Arts, FT Weekend, 9-10 February, p.11.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Under a conceptual Macroscope

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group - population
Cognitive access info

clarity in communications



Impact upon mental health
Psychological Trauma
Staff Wellbeing during COVID19


[unless: homeLESS?]*



Long COVID (My education?)
Long COVID (My mental health?)
My health literacy:
touching my own face
hand washing  +++
watch the road as a pedestrian too


Coronavirus transmission
Epidemiological Modelling

Duration of Self-Isolation
ICU beds
Ventilators - INNOVATION

Industrial production
Excel & NEC [UK] extra beds
Recovery - Rehabilitation
Physical access info
Logistics (transmission)
Testing kits
Anti-body test
Evidence: Face coverings
Personal Protection Equipment
Vaccine Research Development
2 metres
Long COVID (My physical health?)

Staying connected
family, friends, community
- using social media to reduce -
Social Isolation

Social Media -
Public Protection Role?


Social Care - 'Enforced' PJParalysis?

Protect Our NHS

'Social' rehearsal?

Future preparedness?

Public understanding of Science

WHO: Pandemic

National :: International
Consistency - Standards


Reversing Lockdown:
Government Communications:
(Mis-)use of media

National reporting

Emphasis upon economic impact?

Response of Businesses
Transparency of contracts, 'deals'

Definition of 'Key workers'

NHS England

Law - Policing

Policy (distancing#)

*General Population Health Status, Health systems, Healthcare systems, Politics of Health, Socio-Economics - austerity, Inequality, Inequity, Preparedness .. the Collective ...

#Political lack of coherence in policy: Poor integration.

^Thank you @SelfCareWeekEU

21 Aug update: See also -

Sheridan Rains, L., Johnson, S., Barnett, P. et al. Early impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health care and on people with mental health conditions: framework synthesis of international experiences and responses. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-020-01924-7

Image source:
By CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM - This media comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library (PHIL), with identification number #23312.Note: Not all PHIL images are public domain; be sure to check copyright status and credit authors and content providers., Public Domain,

To revisit post pandemic? 

There is scope to improve the placement of concepts as per Hodges' model.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Exhibition: "Library of Exile"

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group - population

"A roofless pavilion about the size of a shipping container, it is lined with shelves holding some 2,000 books ...

"The scope of "exile" is certainly wide.
The World Health Organisation estimates that 1bn people - almost one in eight of the global population - are living as migrants, of whom 68m have been forcibly displaced." p.8.

by exiled writers. ... The library represents a kind of communal autobiography of the displaced person through history, from Cicero to Dante to the European émigrés of the 20th century and present-day author-exiles such as Elif Shafak and Aleksander Hemon.
The installation is itself migratory, having arrived in London following sojourns in Venice and Dresden. From here it will travel to Mosul, Iran, where it will remain." p.8

My sources:
Atkins, W. (2020) You can't go home again, Life&Arts, FT Weekend. 14-15 March, p.8
and British Museum.

Friday, March 13, 2020

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Sunday, March 08, 2020

Book review: v Critical Mental Health Nursing: observations from the inside

Through January - March 2020 I've been checking the blog posts from the start in 2006, sorting the wheat from chaff. The task complete means that:

  • posts - basically not 'read'; 
  • what is this about (or, what was I thinking!)?
  • dated conference calls, courses, events, consultations, calls for papers;
  • broken links;
  • posts with  (way) too many links;
  • old links to domains that had been 'repurposed' or hijacked (drugs, dentistry, dating, games ...)
- have all been deleted.

I found a link to another non-existent blog-post and this draft post on a book review from early 2019.

This may be a waste of time. But it felt quite cathartic. Putting twitter down and not posting may also  help me focus attention on the things I really need to do.


Following on from Part i, Part ii Part iii and Part iv.

Finally, I am teasing out points that highlight the role of Hodges' model.

Foucault had views that are seminal in the politics of mental health and society and views that perturb.

Critical Mental Health Nursing
Marc Roberts in chapter 7 uses Foucault for the book's critical project of the 'history of the present'. To begin however there is the challenge of how to encapsulate critical, reflective thinking and our identity or 'self' in Foucault's work. Through other sources, Robert's notes that the

"conceptual considerations surrounding the distinctions between critical thinking and reflection" (p.125) which can "broadly be understood as a multifaceted cognitive and affective capability that requires a variety of intellectual skills and emotional attributes."

A role for creativity is acknowledged in

"the analysis and clarification of issues and areas of concern; the gathering and appraisal of evidence, research and theory; the questioning and challenging of assumptions, values and beliefs, and the synthesis and application of information to produce alternative and innovative ways of thinking and behaving." (p.126).