Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD: April 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

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

"Field of Vision" from an excellent book

If 2020 confirms anything for humankind,
it is the need to assure our field of view
- beyond '2020' vision.

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Ernst Mach, Visual Field; looking through Mach’s left eye at his own body stretched out in his studio; limited by the curvature of the eye socket, 
one sees his nose and beard.
Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History

Lynn Gamwell (2016) Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN: 9780691165288. p.283.

(Thank you to PUP for the review copy - more to follow.)

Image source:

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Research on the use of the Image Description feature on Twitter

via SOCIOTECH list

A colleague of mine at The University of York is running a study needs some help (message below):

My student, Arwa Alnajashi is looking for participants for a study about the use of the Image Description feature on Twitter. You don’t need to know anything about this feature to participate, but you need to be over 18, tweet images reasonably regularly (perhaps once a week or so), and have a public Twitter account. You can live anywhere in the world, but need to tweet mainly in English.  All participants will receive an Amazon gift voucher worth GBP 10 (or equivalent in local currency).

The study will involve analysing some information about your tweets over a month period, but all information will be completely anonymous and confidential and we will not store your tweets. Your commitment will be to answer two questionnaires, at the beginning and end of the study, this should take no ore than 20 minutes.  By being in the study, you will also hopefully learn some helpful information about how to use this feature in Twitter.  You will be able to withdraw from the study at any point if you wish and have your information deleted.

This study has been approved by the Physical Sciences Ethics Committee of the University of York.

If you have any questions please contact Arwa Alnajashi at aa1764@york.ac.uk
or me Helen Petrie at helen.petrie@york.ac.uk

If you would like to participate, please send Helen an email and she will send you a link to the study.

Thanks for your interest!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Grant: Helmut Veith Stipend for Female Master’s Students in Computer Science

The Helmut Veith Stipend is awarded annually to motivated female students in the field of computer science who pursue (or plan to pursue) one of the master’s programs in Computer Science at TU Wien taught in English.

Helmut Veith Stipend

The Helmut Veith Stipend is dedicated to the memory of an outstanding computer scientist who worked in the fields of logic in computer science, computer-aided verification, software engineering, and computer security. Helmut Veith, who tragically passed away in March 2016, was a strong advocate and mentor for women in computer science. More on Helmut Veith´s research on the pages of his research group FORSYTE (to follow).


Students who are awarded the Helmut Veith Stipend, receive:
  • EUR 6000 annually for a duration of up to two years.
  • Waiver of all tuition fees at TU Wien.



1. Applicants must be eligible for admission to one of the master’s programs in computer science at TU Wien that are taught in English. In 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 those are:

• Master in Logic and Computation
• Master in Business Informatics
• European Master in Computational Logic
• Master in Computer Engineering (Technische Informatik)
• Master in Data Science
• Master in Media and Human-Centered Computing

Continued... Helmut Veith Stipend ...

My source:
Rozman, Mihaela - mihaela.rozman AT tuwien.ac.at

Friday, April 24, 2020

The "Mereology of Potentiality" project - e-Seminars

The "Mereology of Potentiality" project would like to announce the following activities for Trinity Term (to attend the e-seminar, you will simply need to click on the link provided):

Online Work in Progress seminars:

  • 1 May - Thomas Sattig (Tuebingen) - "The enduring present"
  • 8 May – William Simpson (Cambridge) - "Empowering scientific practices: Naturalism and the problem of induction "
  • 15 May – Aaron Cotnoir (St. Andrews) - "A Mereology of Powers? Three Ideas"
  • 22 May - Neil Williams (Buffalo) - "Book discussion: the power metaphysic"
  • 29 May - Robert Corry (Tasmania) - "TBC"
  • 5 June - Travis Dumsday (Concordia) - "The structure of powers: canvassing some options"
  • 12 June - Elisa Paganini (Milano) - "Powers and Ontic Vagueness"
For all our project-related events, attendance is open to all. On our website -
(https://www.power-parts.website/ ) you can find news, abstracts, or sign up to our mailing list. 

For any questions, please e-mail us at power AT philosophy.ox.ac.uk

All the best
Anna, Christopher and Andrea

My source:
phil-powers AT maillist.ox.ac.uk

Thursday, April 23, 2020

c/o Boccioni - "Empty and Full Abstract of a Head"

"The destruction, in 1927, of a number of plaster and mixed-media sculptures by the Futurist artist Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916) was a tragic loss for avant-garde art. Of the many ground-breaking sculptures he created between c.1913 and 1915, only a handful remain in existence today. Now, using a combination of vintage photographic material and cutting-edge 3D printing techniques, digital artists Matt Smith and Anders Rådén have recreated four of Boccioni’s destroyed works: a volumetric study of a human face titled Empty and Full Abstracts of a Head, and three of the artist’s iconic striding figures. This ground-breaking display enables modern audiences to ‘see’ these lost masterpieces for the very first time."


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Umberto Boccioni
Study for ‘Empty and Full Abstracts of a Head’, 1912
Matt Smith and Anders Rådén
Digital rendering (contour) of
Empty and Full Abstracts of a Head

Coin - Boccioni

See also:



Art Images:


Cuttings, Back to the Futurism, Printmaking Today, 2019, 28: 112, p.6.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Munker illusion: Finding a palette for holistic, person-centred care

Hodges' model - Integrated Care?

It is as obvious as black and white.

Health, social care & education
are bound to be siloed.

Get over it!

What do you want: a rich picture?

Color Assimilation Grid Illusion

"Only the grid is colorful, the rest of the video is in grayscale, but the lower resolution of our color perception makes the color assimilate/blend into the grayscale cells within the human visual system."
"I've found that the grid works best.Øyvind Kolås

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#carearchitecture #careresolution #integratedcare

See for original post:

My source: Massimo

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

We are all bound variables ...

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"To be is to be the value
of a bound variable."
- W.V. Quine,
"On What There Is," 1961 


Lynn Gamwell (2016) Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN: 9780691165288. p.162.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

the What, When, Where, Why of online healthcare information exclusion

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Mental Health factors

Lack of confidence in device usage

Self-exclusion due to lack of motivation (sense of information overload, trust); or multiple illiteracies: 3Rs, health, IT, information.

Articulation of MY 
health information needs

Health literacy (and others) still 
emerging as a discipline

Lack of time to focus on 'my' health due to other constraints 
and social pressures: duties / work

Ethics: Primacy of message?
My health or forest logging, 
over-fishing, selling x,y,z ?
Physical health factors
 (mobility, senses, ableness ...
Inverse Care Law)

Geographic issues - 
terrain remoteness
Non-existent or 
poor broadband services

No access to energy supply

Quality and safety concerns

Need for more research 
- change studies, innovation.
Media modalities: paper->digital, speech (theatre?)->digital ...
Design, Usability
Grammatical/reading age checks

Individual's understanding 
of the benefits of
 online healthcare information.

No spare - individual - income 
for online services due to
 family welfare - food ...

Languages not available

Cultural factors, negative attitudes

Personal space in group settings
(privacy, concentration, engagement)

Articulation of MY 
family's health information needs
Availability of Community initiatives
shared access schemes?

Policies / Funding 
of telecoms infrastructure:
community - industry - gov 
collaboration & partnership*

'Market' conditions - governance

Being 'permitted' to have access, 
use of devices - girls/women.

Being voluntarily displaced
from local community by work (continuity)

Government control of access to services - 
political fire-walls ('noise'?)
Use of pay-walls


Refugees - Disasters

Deliberate publication of
 fake-(health) news.
Gov & Corp. 
control of this and advertising.

Open to suggestions for any additions ...?

Prompt: HIFA message.

*See also previous post:

Friday, April 17, 2020

Book: "The Third Pillar"

The Third Pillar

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My source (including):
Crabtree, J. (2019) Dangerous days for capitalism, Life&Arts, FT Weekend, 9-10 March, p.9.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Forgotten Rationales ... ?

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"One of the earliest attempts to systematically classify disease began with John Graunt’s mid-seventeenth-century examination of London’s Bills of Mortality (1939[1662]). London’s series of bubonic plague outbreaks in the first half of the seventeenth century served as the backdrop for Graunt’s statistical analysis. His primary objective was to develop a more comprehensive picture of London’s mortality in order to construct a disease-incident baseline from which to better understand the effects of plague, which tended to overshadow other causes of death. Essential to these objectives were the broader concerns for creating "population profiles through a study of causes of death" (Alter and Carmichael 1999, 121), which Graunt accomplished by estimating London’s population through a geographical analysis, allowing him to calculate crude mortality rates." p.96.

UK coronavirus: care providers allege
Covid-19 death toll underestimated

Care operators warn coronavirus may
 already be in more than
50% of nursing homes

(Robert Booth and Rowena Mason,
Wed 15 Apr 2020 07.09 BST.
The Guardian)

"Sydenham designed his nosology with the needs of the physician rather than those of the statistician in mind. Accordingly, Sydenham and Graunt produced different classification systems based on the distinct purposes for which they were intended. This distinction (clinical vs. demographic) played a more significant role in the nineteenth century, foreshadowing some of the tensions and cross-purposes that informed the development of modern classification systems. As Alter and Carmichael (1999, 121) note: 'The problematic relationship between causes of morbidity and causes of mortality thus presented an ideological barrier between the concerns of physicians and the interests of statisticians. ...one group were lumpers, the other splitters.'" p.97.

Beemer, Jeffrey Keith, "Social Meanings of Mortality: The Language of Death and Disease in 19th Century Massachusetts" (2011). Open Access Dissertations. 428.

Q. Is the state of social care and the applicable policy and legislation under which it operates an example of an 'inverted ring-fence'? Discuss & debate, justifying key policy and legislation as you see it and the implications amid the COVID-19 crisis and future (health and social care) policy.

Remember(?) also:
Forgotten Streams ...  

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

ERCIM News No. 121 Special theme "The Climate Action: Mathematics, Informatics and Socio-Economics Accelerating the Sustainability"

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Close-The-Loop Model: Social Acceptance of Technology for Sustainability, pp.26-27.

ALerT – Learning about Privacy at the Time of data Sharing Everywhere, p.33.

Worried about data Privacy in Big data? don’t Be!, pp. 38-39.

SDGs also.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Forgotten Streams ...

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Forget the Golden Ratio ...

Cristina Iglesias, Forgotten Streams, Bloomberg London


it's time to get real ...

Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History,
 "The Renaissance friar Fra Luca Pacioli singled out one of Euclid's irrational ratios - the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio - and proclaimed that it was a metaphor for the Almighty because divine nature is irrational in the sense of being beyond the understanding of rational mortals. Thus Pacioli associated Euclid's ratio with theology. But neither Pacioli nor the ancients associated the ratio with art or beauty.
That association was not made until the early 1800s, when German mathematicians first referred to Euclid's division (sectioning) of the line as "golden"; adopted from them and popularized by Adolf Zeising's New System of Human Proportions (1854), the term became central to the (false) historical claim that ancient, medieval, and Renaissance artists and architects had used the ratio to determine ideal proportions." p.73.
Gamwell (2016).

Lynn Gamwell (2016) Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. ISBN: 9780691165288.

(Thank you to PUP for the review copy - more to follow.)

I often think of Millingford Brook local to me as forgotten. It runs through and under (A58) in Ashton, Wigan, Lancashire, UK.

My source:
Heathcote, E. (2020) Constructions for the city, Life&Arts, FT Weekend, 14-15 March, p.16.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Reflection, Revalidation, RCN Congress and Research

Thinking Out Loud: Journal 'Regulars'

Like many people I looked forward to experiencing RCN Congress again in June. Now of course Congress itself is a casualty of COVID-19.

Last May as already posted, I picked up several nursing journals too. Having time(!) I've read about reflection, I submitted the required reflective accounts to complete my revalidation last month (so good through to March 31 2023) and I've time to reflect now.

Reading some of the papers and browsing through the journals I notice one has "CPD reflective questions" which are specified for full-length article submissions. Here are some examples from one journal issue:
"If a patient presents with red flag signs of impeding airway obstruction, consider the aspects of the 6Cs in nursing and reflect on the care, compassion, and communication required to the patient and family.
Consider the different dimensions of a person-centred climate of a long-term care setting.
Reflect on the nurse's role in the provision of person-centred care in an older adult residential setting.
How could you make the care of patients in your setting more person-centred?
Reflecting on the case study, what do you consider may help nurses in recognising the condition early and minimise the need for investigations?
Reflect on how the time perspective [can] be an indicator of health and quality of life in people with HIV or another patient group.
Consider how the time perspective can be incorporated into the health care of people with HIV.
Think about how nurses can assess the time perspective in people with HIV."
If you understand Hodges' model then you will appreciate how the model can facilitate reflection on all of the above.

The contents page of many publications usually differentiate between 'features', or 'special focus' and pages listed as 'regulars'.

For quite a while I've not only worked on papers (two advanced drafts at present) but (quietly) wondered about those 'regular' pages and what would it take for journals to adopt Hodges' model as a common resource?

Of course, this begs questions of legitimacy, evidence-base, standards ... and as I have acknowledged Hodges' model is no panacea for a practitioner's or a health system's limitations. Hodges' model itself may constrain the adopted perspectives of readers; as opposed to as I believe, liberating them? If all the posts here were analysed, what is the holistic bandwidth of the content?* If Hodges' model was adopted what trends, if any, would be revealed? If students used Hodges' model to reflect on their own well-being in year 1 - year 3 what would they learn? Are there wells of reflection about which reader's reflections would congregate? Would this in turn be influenced by other recognised biases in publishing and the way the above questions are selected?

It would still be amazing to see Hodges' model as a regular and universal prompt. Even as a research project - the aide-mémoire it is intended to be. The journal would then actively engage with its readership and provide invaluable CPD.

My new folder is already open for the next three years ...

Be Well :: Be Safe All

*I admit that there are topics I have avoided posting, as they are potentially fraught 'politically' or in other respects.

British J. of Nursing, 28,9. 2019 (9 May, Congress Bumper Issue!).

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

World Health Day

"The pandemic is a portal.
We can walk through it with our dead ideas.
Or we can walk lightly,
ready to imagine another world."
Arundhati Roy

The pandemic represents five portals:


On our respective journeys, 
we can reflect and think critically 
using the disciplinary-bridges provided to us:


and through 
love, teamwork and perseverance
we see that ...

"Discipline is the bridge between
goals and accomplishment."
Jim Rohn.

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State of the World’s Nursing Report - 2020

Roy, A. (2020) The pandemic portal, Life&Arts, FT Weekend, 4-5 April, pp.1-2.

Monday, April 06, 2020

Sticking with 'nudge' - behaviour and economics ...

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neoclassical model

"The most well-known critique of behavioural economics comes from a psychologist, Gerd Gigerenzer of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. Gigerenzer argues that it is pointless to keep adding frills to a mathematical account of human behaviour that, in the end, has nothing to do with real cognitive processes. ... He [Laibson] concedes that Gigerenzer has a point but adds: 'Gerd's models of heuristic decision-making are great in the specific domains for which they are designed but they are not general models of behaviour.'"

"There is a tendency to propose some new theory to explain each new fact. The world doesn't need a thousand different theories to explain a thousand different facts. At some point there needs to be a discipline of trying to explain many facts with one theory." [David K Levine, Is Behavioural Economics Doomed?, 2012]

social proof

Source: Financial Times


"The challenge for behavioural economics is to elaborate on the neoclassical model to deliver psychological realism without collapsing into a mess of special cases. Some say that the most successful special case comes from Harvard's David Laibson. It is a mathematical tweak designed to represent the particular brand of short-termism that leads us to sign up for the gym yet somehow never quite get around to exercising. It's called "hyperbolic discounting", a name that refers to a mathematical curve, and which says much about the way behavioural economists represent human psychology." 

Harford, T. (2014) Nudge or fudge? Life&Arts, Financial Times, 22-23 March. pp.1-2.

Clearly indoors, clearing papers ...

Sunday, April 05, 2020

HelpForce the Domains for Change in Social Care

There are many lessons to be found - and as governments continue to learn - trip over, in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The government made a call for volunteers:


 and the public has responded with 750,000 respondents:


While of little consequence in the larger world, for me this crisis continues to reveal how the axes of Hodges' model encompass far more than their respective labels might indicate.

Taking the vertical axis:  INDIVIDUAL to GROUP (population) nations have had to resort to law to direct, instruct, force their citizens to stay at home.

Health policy, public health and economics specialists have long sought a means to influence people's behaviour. Nudge theory has joined the basic motivators of carrot and stick.

In the UK the call for volunteers has a long history.

Tom Hughes-Hallet, Your NHS Needs You, The Sunday Times, 26 August 2018, p.22.

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An individual's behaviour ...

... and the impact of the same.


"The Big Society was a political ideology developed in the early 21st century. The idea proposed "integrating the free market with a theory of social solidarity based on hierarchy and voluntarism". Conceptually it "draws on a mix of conservative communitarianism and libertarian paternalism". Its roots "can be traced back to the 1990s, and to early attempts to develop a non-Thatcherite, or post-Thatcherite, brand of UK conservatism" such as David Willetts' Civic Conservatism and the revival of Red Toryism. Some commentators have seen the Big Society as invoking Edmund Burke's idea of civil society, putting it into the sphere of one-nation conservatism.
The term Big Society was originated by Steve Hilton, director of strategy for the Conservative Party, and the idea became particularly associated with the party's leader David Cameron who was a strong advocate for it. The idea formed the flagship policy of the 2010 UK Conservative Party general election manifesto and was part of the subsequent legislative programme of the Conservative–Liberal Democrat coalition agreement. The stated aim was to create a climate that empowered local people and communities, building a "big society" that would take power away from politicians and give it to people."


Clearly, there is a macro form of nudge and hopefully this will result in social care being given the attention (funding) it desperately needs, recognising the value and values inherent in the sector.

Also in the Sunday Times article 'The NHS in numbers':
9m - Increase in UK population of pensioners in next 40 years

1942 - When William Beveridge's blueprint for postwar welfare state was published

10,000 - Volunteers supporting 4,000 staff at Marie Curie cancer care charity.

Tom Hughes-Hallet, Your NHS Needs You, The Sunday Times, 26 August 2018, p.22.


Saturday, April 04, 2020

VerbAtlas 1.0 - Semantic Role Labeling and beyond! c/o Roberto Navigli

VerbAtlas 1.0 - Semantic Role Labeling and beyond!

We are proud to announce that VerbAtlas 1.0 (http://verbatlas.org) is finally available for download at http://verbatlas.org/download. Developed in the Sapienza NLP group (http://nlp.uniroma1.it), the multilingual Natural Language Processing research team at the Sapienza University of Rome, VerbAtlas is a novel large-scale manually-crafted semantic resource for wide-coverage, intelligible and scalable Semantic Role Labeling. The goal of VerbAtlas is to manually cluster WordNet synsets that share similar semantics into sets of semantically-coherent frames. The main features are:
  • 466 semantically-coherent frames using 26 cross-frame VerbNet-inspired semantic roles for their argument structure.
  • Available both for download and via RESTful API.
  • Full coverage of WordNet 3.0 verb synsets (13,000+).
  • Complete linkage to BabelNet 4.0, which supports 280+ languages (new version to come later this year!).
  • Manual mapping to PropBank of all CoNLL-2009 and CoNLL-2012 dataset occurrences (5000+ mappings).
  • Selectional preferences: the superconcept most probably associated with a semantic role in a frame (e.g. food for the patient role of the EAT frame).
  • Default/shadow arguments: arguments logically implied or already incorporated into a verb.
  • Implicit arguments: arguments that are implicit in the argument structure of a verb.
And much more! Please check out our EMNLP 2019 paper:

A. Di Fabio, S. Conia, R. Navigli “VerbAtlas: a Novel Large-Scale Verbal Semantic Resource and Its Application to Semantic Role Labeling”, EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019, pp. 627-637

and http://verbatlas.org for more details!

A state-of-the-art span-based SRL system which uses VerbAtlas and PropBank jointly is also available from the same website (just type a sentence!).

VerbAtlas is an output of the MOUSSE ERC Consolidator Grant n. 726487 and the ELEXIS project no.731015. Babelscape proudly developed the online interface and API, provides the infrastructure for maintaining the service and works on the improvement of the resource. 

The Sapienza NLP group
Roberto Navigli
Dipartimento di Informatica
Sapienza University of Rome
Viale Regina Elena 295b (building G, second floor)
00161 Roma Italy
Home Page: http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~navigli
Sapienza NLP Group: http://nlp.uniroma1.it
My Source:
The Semantic-web list @w3.org

What are / should be the current core verbs allocated to each of the care (knowledge) domains of Hodges' model?

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*(intra- inter-)personalise?

From above introduction to VerbAtlas:

"A state-of-the-art span-based SRL system which uses VerbAtlas and PropBank jointly is also available from the same website (just type a sentence!)."

Sentence: "Nurses wear certified personal protective equipment to care for patients with Coronavirus." in VerbAtlas 1.0

See also:

Friday, April 03, 2020

Inverse Care Law ... at Social Care's Door

Since 2015 I've had four 'conversations' with the doctors at A&E upon mum's attendance and subsequent admission on a couple of occasions. Initially, I was surprised if not shocked by the speed with which the 'conversation' followed on treatment, the extent of this and the question of resus. The further interactions were still emotionally jarring, even when expected and telegraphed. I also understand: to an extent. Repeated chest infection or urine infection had resulted in confusion, delirium that varied. on one occasion, at the nursing home there was also suddenly talk of a diagnosis of dementia, which prompted social services to wonder, like family and staff, where exactly this diagnosis had come from and investigate. (Another post?)

Mum has been very poorly, most recently in November. What surprised and shocked was the 'conversation' at the end of the bed when I knew mum - with mental capacity at that time was most likely listening. The primacy of person-centredness seemed to be by-passed. I suggested the doctor ask mum since once hydrated she would be fine. There has been a sense of a script being followed with some pressure - urgency behind it, if not a 'prescription'. I empathised with the doctors, often FY1 FY2; such matters are never easy. Now amid COVID-19 there is alarm as social care are challenged with taking on a new role, for which they are ill-equipped. 

In health care you are always conscious of the inverse care law, it seems there is another care law in operation that gives cause to worry for those who cannot advocate for themselves or have no independent advocate. Perhaps there is another inverse law that runs concurrently concerning ethics. Triage, is real. Objectively, as a nurse you think "Am I being selfish?". But, as eldest son - absolutely not. These conversations, and the future aside, the doctors and team as a whole have worked (absolute) wonders for which mum and the family will always be grateful.

Be Well, Be Safe All.

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"There should be no wrong door and every 
service should reverse the ...

... Inverse Care Law, which simply states those people in need of health and social care the most 
get them the least."


By MrPanyGoff - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19702555

A comment at The King’s Fund, by Lord Victor Adebowale.

Partnership Working, Time to Talk, Drink and Drugs News, October 2018, pp.10-11

If anyone has a photo of a red door at a care or nursing home that I can display above please let me know.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Why 'Integrated Care' remains a Legacy Issue

Define 'integrated care'?

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Protect myself
[You Government] Protect me*

The individual need to
 'do' something with this model, 
not just think about it. 

The personal sense (illusion) of doing, with yet another install of Wamp, Drupal ...




Legacy - issues

Evidence-Based Care?
*(I have a duty of care to protect my family and community and not become the next casualty.)

Protect my loved ones
and community
Evidence-Based Policy?

The National Risk Register 2017

Is a tabletop exercise in pandemic
 planning and response sufficient?

The Political sense of thinking as 'doing'.
(This is where the lamp is always on.)

Tick here

See also:

'Desk-topping' i [ c/o BBC Radio 4 today 5 Feb. ]

Image source:
https://www.trident-crisis-solutions.co.uk/ (risk register)
https://www.bumc.bu.edu/ (tick box)