Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD: July 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, July 29, 2020

Call for Papers - Dismantling Systemic Racism in Archives and Record-Keeping Practices, Archives and Records Special Issue

Archives and Records

Call for Papers
Dismantling Systemic Racism in Archives and Record-keeping Practices
Archives and Records Special Issue, 42:3 (November 2021)

Editors: Norma Gregory, Victoria Hoyle, Sarah-Joy Maddeaux

The social, economic and personal impacts of systemic racism are traumatic and profound.  The protests seen around the world in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020 reflect the deep and persistent effects of racial inequity in global society. They have again highlighted the roots of injustice in political, social and cultural systems of oppression, which activist movements like Black Lives Matter have sought to dismantle.

It has long been recognised that archives, archival institutions and record-keepers are implicated in how racism operates and reproduces in society.  Verne Harris and Michelle Caswell have described archives’ relation to dominant systems of power, whilst Jarrett Drake, Tonia Sutherland and Jamila Ghaddar have called for recognition of the inherently racist, oppressive and discriminatory nature of many archival institutions and record-keeping practices. In the UK, Black Archives and archivists of colour have persistently drawn attention to the ongoing impacts of racism and colonialism. A 2020 UK petition asking practitioners to commit to dismantling systemic racism received 1708 signatures on Change.org, articulating collective and individual responsibilities to effect change in the profession.

Nevertheless, discussions of systemic racism, white privilege, white supremacy, justice and equity continue to be controversial in the record-keeping field. Wide-ranging implications arise from questions such as:
  • How have archives and archival institutions contributed to the systemic oppression of people of colour?
  • How is archival theory and practice challenged by Black Lives Matter and other protest and justice movements?
  • What role do record-keeping practitioners and educators play in perpetuating or dismantling systemic racism?
  • What kinds of action and labour are required to dismantle systemic racism and to reconstruct an equitable and just archives and records field?
  • To what extent do white privilege and white supremacy impact on archival spaces and understandings of what archives are and do?
  • Are models and frameworks for reparation, restitution and justice transferable and valuable for archives?
  • Are calls to ‘diversify the profession’ and ‘decolonise the archive’ sufficient impetus to change? How successful have such programmes been?
  • What is the relationship between archival institutions and archival activism led by Black and Indigenous people, and people of colour?
  • How is digital technology and social media impacting on documenting anti-racist action, protest and organisation? Is this documentation making its way into permanent archival collections available for public reference?
  • How has television and radio programming (for example, BBC2 ‘The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files’ by David Olusoga) illuminated the nature, practice and concerns around the presentation (or inaccessibility/disposal) of colonial archive records?
  • To what extent should legal or professional frameworks around record-keeping practice be reviewed?
This special issue of Archives and Records seeks to explore and respond to the challenge of racism and systemic oppression in record-keeping contexts. It aims to provide space to explore questions of race in discourse, practice and professional identity; at national, institutional, local and personal levels. It hopes to engender both reflection and action, and to amplify the voices and experiences of Black and Indigenous people and people of colour.  It will have a particular focus on the UK and Ireland, where discussions of racism in archives have thus far been limited, but invites international perspectives on Britain’s colonial legacy and on Anglophone ideas of archives and race.

The editors invite papers on any aspect of racism and anti-racism in the archive. Contributions might consider, but need not be confined to, the following themes:
  • Histories of racism and anti-racism in record-keeping
  • Decolonising the archive
  • The intersection of critical race studies and archival theory
  • Archival activism and community archives led by people of colour
  • Collecting and curating protest and activist movements for racial justice
  • Frameworks and models for dismantling systemic racism in the record-keeping field
  • Reparation, restitution and transitional justice
  • Intersections of race, gender, sexuality and class.
Expressions of interest should be made to victoria.hoyle AT york.ac.uk by 30 September 2020.

We particularly welcome submissions from people of colour, and those from marginalised communities.

Expressions of interest should be approximately 500-1000 words and contain a brief outline of the proposed article. The editors invite prospective authors to contact them to discuss their ideas informally before the deadline. The editors will also work with prospective authors who do not have experience of writing academic articles to prepare a paper for publication. We will contact all contributors to discuss their proposal by the end of October 2020.

The deadline for draft papers, for authors who would like editorial feedback prior to final submission, will be 28 February 2020. Completed papers will be due by 2 April 2021. All submissions will be double-blind peer reviewed prior to acceptance for publication, and both authors and reviewers will remain anonymous throughout the process.

We anticipate the special issue will be published in November 2021, in both online and print formats.

We are also looking for volunteers to review books or online resources on related topics. Please contact helen_kavanagh AT outlook.com, Deputy Reviews and Obituaries Editor, if you would like to contribute in this way.
Sarah-Joy Maddeaux
Co-Editor, Archives and Records
sjmaddeaux AT gmail.com

My source:
records-management-uk AT jiscmail.ac.uk
Mon, 27 Jul at 14:10

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The humanistic and mechanistic in patient transport & safety

humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
group - population
Person - Identity

'Suspended personhood' ?

Dissociation -> Alienation ?

MENTAL - physical health

Clinical assessment

Mental Illness

Mental Health Crisis

Orientation - Mental capacity

Anxiety - Distress - Stress

'Lived experience'

Risk to Self / Self neglect

Can person's needs be met?


Individual sense-making
"If I am in a cage ..."

SUBJECTIVE - objective
QUALITY - quantity

Aesthetic (psychological) impact
of conveyance
PHYSICAL - mental health
Open - Closed Wards/Units

Locked - Secure

Clinical assessment

Risk to Self / Self neglect

Physical MECHANICAL restraint:
Vehicle: Cage vans -
confined space

Logistics: Patient transport
local <---><-> remote

Location of Specialist Units
Number of places

Data gathering

OBJECTIVE - subjective
QUANTITY - quality
Risk to Others

Ability to cooperate

Families - contact / visiting

Shared lived experience:

Treatment, Care

Patient-Public Involvement


Collective sense-making

Perpetuation of stigma
Blunted / Polarised dialogue: 

Anti- Critical Psychiatry
Barriers to dialogue:
'Service-users' - Services
Police & Policing
Mental Health Act

Mental Capacity Act
Liberty Protection Safeguards

Duty of Care
Accountability - Liability
Staff involved in transfers

Policy Instruments

Data - Reporting:
Commissioned Research?

Employee safety

Mental Health Services Commissioning:

Private Sector - Public Sector
Transport Services

Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

I'm sure the vast majority of transport service providers - public and private, are of a high-standard, seek to assure safety of all involved and professional, but exceptions must be addressed.

See also:

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article230255979.html#storylink=cpy
‘How many have to die?’ SC mental health patients endure nightmare transport conditions.

If I come across further information (esp. UK centred) I will add here.
h2cmng AT yahoo.co.uk

Read more here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article230255979.html#storylink=cpy

My source:

Monday, July 27, 2020

Survey: Dissertation on Artificial Intelligence and Record-keeping

My source:
records-management-uk AT jiscmail.ac.uk

Mon, 27 Jul at 14:10
Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well.

Thank you to everyone who has filled out my survey so far, the response has been fantastic. This is just a reminder that the closing date for the survey below is 3rd of August 2020.

As part of my Masters, I am writing a dissertation on the challenges faced by record-keepers in the digital age and how Artificial intelligence might be used to rectify these challenges.  I am currently conducting a survey to collect as many perspectives and opinions as possible from professionals working within the sector, where the data collected will form the basis of my dissertation research.

I would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete my survey. There are 25 questions in total and it should not take more than 10-15 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept anonymous.

Please click the following link to start the survey: https://opinio.ucl.ac.uk/s?s=68574

Also, if you or your institution have implemented Artificial Intelligence and you have information that will help me in my dissertation please contact me via email: mohamed.tahayekt.19 AT ucl.ac.uk.

If you have any questions about this survey, or my research, please contact me at mohamedbentahayekt AT gmail.com or mohamed.tahayekt.19 AT ucl.ac.uk

Kind regards,

Mohamed Ben Tahayekt

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Book: Refuge in a Moving World [open access]

Tracing refugee and migrant journeys across disciplines

humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
group - population

Refuge in a Moving World Tracing refugee and migrant journeys across disciplines
Refuge in a Moving World
Tracing refugee and migrant journeys across disciplines

My source:

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Extended Call for Special Issue Editor/Editorial Team Members – COVID-19

Short extension! Apply to guest edit a Special COVID-19 issue of the International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care to be published in 2021.

We are extending the deadline to encourage wider participation in this interprofessional and international opportunity. We are keen to invite expressions of interest from our readers, authors, reviewers and wider network across the specialisms, whether experienced past editors or individuals who might view this as a personal development opportunity.

The guest editor may be an individual, group of two or three co-editors, or a collaboration mentored by members of the current editorial team.

We anticipate that the issue will contain articles on how practice-based learning has adapted to meet the challenges of COVID-19, and the changes that have had to be made to pedagogies that will endure. We will also consider reflective submissions, or interesting stories, about the changes experienced and encourage potential authors to contact us.

You can contact Helen Buchanan helen.buchanan AT uct.ac.za Lindy McAllister lindy.mcallister AT sydney.edu.au or Editor-in-Chief Lynn Clouder l.clouder AT coventry.ac.uk to share ideas informally.

Expressions of interest must be received by 12th August 2020.  

Please distribute this call to your colleagues.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Ecovisionaries: The Royal Academy - Nov 23 - Feb 23 2020

Late autumn I received news of an exhibition that sounded right-up my street - down in London.

Eco-Visionaries at The Royal Academy.

Without wishing to sound grandiose, I see myself as an 'eco-visionary' in several respects:

  • yes, as a white, middle-class male and would-be environmental do-gooder;
  • yes, as this is the perspective that Hodges' model fosters;
  • yes, because now we all need to be eco-visionaries.

As this post's title shows, the exhibition had a short run. Probably a norm in London, but from the NW of England not straightforward but then there was great news and a golden opportunity.

The RA was organising a symposium:

Confronting a Planet in a State of Emergency: Eco-Visionaries Symposium

Sat 22 Feb, 10am-6pm
From futuristic visualisations of a world without humans, to innovative ways of measuring toxicity in cities, creative research into the climate crisis is proving essential for imagining solutions. Join us for a full day of presentations and discussions looking at how we can protect and understand our environment now and in the future. 

And! There was a call for abstracts. Just the thought of a symposium makes me go wobbly, so could I imagine this: actually being an eco-visionary and presenting at the RA! Goodness me.

On twitter I read of many people's efforts to present and publish. I've tried for the Planetary Health event and been unsuccessful but will try again. To those people who try, I say: If you've a message, a resource - keep trying.

Previously on W2tQ [ Waste not, want not ... ], I recycled an 'Item for discussion' that was not accepted last year for RCN Congress, so once again:


In healthcare we are and must be in permanent readiness for emergency situations. Education, continuing professional development, theory and practice are all predicated on lifelong learning and safety. Triage is applied in a practised, reflex manner. This paper will explain how we can better critique the climate emergency and debate solutions using a resource created in healthcare. Healthcare must not only respond to extreme levels of demand, but it is itself demanding. Practitioners and learners must provide safe, high quality care; which must be holistic to achieve a person-centred focus, a positive lived-experienced and integrated outcome. Health is a dedicated Social Development Goal (3), this paper reveals a map of all seventeen.

Despite the proclamations of technophiles, technology alone cannot deliver solutions, a socio-technical perspective is essential. Health and health care systems achieve this by being situated. The climate change emergency highlights not just the interdependency of people to the-ir environment, but the biosphere as a whole. We take health for granted until something goes 'wrong' and now the weather is 'wrong'. This paper addresses: “Creative approaches to conveying information on climate change, air pollution or other environmental issues” but can potentially represent all the symposium's themes. Does this matter? It does in terms of finding not only solutions, but reconciling socio-economic, political groups, global dependencies, issues and vested interests.

The environment needs nursing now.

Health professions will not take kindly to the 'system' placing the climate crisis at their feet and proclaiming “triage this!” Ironically, (bar mass-extinction events) since life emerged the 'system' that really matters is self-regulating. The first example of self-care is vested in Gaia. Eco-vision calls for vision of scale. This paper will share a care architecture worthy of eco-vision and the visionaries we must all aspire to be ...


A Unique Space: a Care Architecture for Person, Population and a Planet

I'm sure the above can be re-purposed, since alas, it was also unsuccessful. I knew the chances were slim. Hearing the speakers and panel discussions, this is clearly their forte and all very well qualified as Eco-Visionaries. The organisers were very gracious and encouraging, which helped to temper the disappointment. I was offered a complimentary place at the symposium and and was informed there would be Q&A, so I would have chance to highlight the model behind the abstract.

I arrived in London on the Thursday before and visited the exhibition Friday 21st - the last day. It was stimulating, challenging, thought-provoking and upsetting - a video of a giraffe being shot. If shock was the intention: it worked.

With a white rhino in the exhibition and an elephant in the lecture theatre called 'COVID' the symposium appeared full the day after.

I will defer to The Guardian's Oliver Wainwright's review of the exhibition:

Eco-Visionaries review – the salt flats will die and the jellyfish shall rise

I asked several questions / raised points at the symposium, but I suspect for many of us the weeks and months of disruption since disrupted the positive momentum that I at least left with - which is a pity.

I hope the RA Architecture team re-visit this theme. Not so much that I can try to submit again, but more to perfect the technique of framing Hodges' model within a question.

The exhibition and symposium were very good for learning and I really appreciate the opportunity to attend.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

ERCIM News No. 122 Special theme "Solving Engineering Problems with Machine Learning"

Dear ERCIM News Reader,

ERCIM News No. 122 has just been published at https://ercim-news.ercim.eu/

This special theme explores different fields in which ML algorithms can help engineers to create designs with increased performance and reduced consumption, identify hidden dependencies and anomalies, and optimise and control manufacturing.

Guest editors: Noémi Friedman (Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI)) and Abdel Labbi (IBM Research – Europe)

The special the includes a keynote by Christopher Ganz, Head of Solutions & Standards of ABB Future Labs: "Machine Learning in Engineering - A view from industry"

The section "Research and Society" features a selection of articles on "Machine Ethics" coordinated by Erwin Schoitsch.

This issue is also available for download in pdf and ePub.

Thank you for your interest in ERCIM News. Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested.

Next issue:
No. 123,  October 2020
Special Theme: "Blue Growth"

Announcements in this issue:

Call for Proposals: Dagstuh Seminars and Perspectives Workshops
Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik is accepting proposals for scientific seminars/workshops in all areas of computer science, in particular also in connection with other fields. https://www.dagstuhl.de/dsproposal

ERCIM "Alain Bensoussan" Fellowship Programme - postdoctoral fellowships available at leading European research institutions.
Simple application procedure. Next application deadline: 30 September 2020

HORIZON 2020 Project Management

is published quarterly by ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics.

ERCIM - the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics - aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading European research institutes are members of ERCIM.
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See also on W2tQ:

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Editorial: Dismantling racism in education: In 2020, the year of the nurse & midwife, “it's time.”

Maya Angelou:

"The plague of racism is insidious,
entering into our minds as smoothly
and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies
to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams"

humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
group - population

(My) Education
[Student - Teacher]

Individual Ideology
Cognitive bias


 reflection - cultural humility
Covert Racism
 (What information I choose to share/not share)

Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health Disparities

Healthcare Disparities
(lived individual experience
micro-MACRO aggressions)

Cognitive access, languages

NURSING?: "Abstracting the individual from
COVID crisis
Physical Health (General) Nursing

Covert Racism
Overt Racism
Geography - Areas Population Ethnicity
Physical environment

Statistical evidence -
BAME/BIPOC population

RACE: Physical access - Health access ->

'Placement' variation in experiences.

Race in the curriculum - jaundice,

"The colour of my skin is..."
The visibility of 'whiteness' ..."
(Visibility of gender in research...)

  Silence is NOT                    (Profiling:) Racial
 the context of a racialised society through well-meaning attempts to individualise care must also be critiqued."

"Nursing's  ̳transcultural‘ or  ̳multicultural‘ practices, where proficiency is measured by gaining more ― ethnocentric knowledge"

Social Determinants of Health
Socially determined health risks

Covert Racism/subtle abuse
(Information I don't read/hear of...)
Overt Racism
Interpersonal exchange:
Outright abuse (criminal)
Healthcare Disparities
(as experienced collectively
micro-MACRO aggressions)

 Sinophobic abuse of Asian/Chinese peoples

 Social isolation
Social exclusion
 Social inclusion
Social justice, fairness, equality, equity
What does 'teamwork' really mean?
Peer group (belonging)

neutral                                           Violence
Education Inst.
Diversity in Nurse Education
Professors, Degree attainment ...
Power: Faculty - Students - Race
'neoliberal discourse'

Law & Order
The 'Protected Characteristics'
Codes of practice - Worldwide
Institutional Ideology as 'sustained' in
Org. Structures
 [policies, governance, audit, reporting]

Covert Racism
Overt Racism -
Political Groups (even if banned)
Employment - Short-list, Selection
Healthcare Disparities -
measures - change?
Visible BAME/BIPOC in Faculty
 "If you can‘t see one, you can‘t be one."

CHANGE championed by -
Nursing and Midwifery leadership -

RACISM ............ "No SIIR!"

The 'can of worms' that is SIIR infects, pervades and moves around each and all the care domains above and can affect the spiritual also. It can no longer evade individual, collective and institutional attention: action must follow.
SIIR: structural, individual and ideological racism

A. Burnett, C. Moorley, J. Grant, et al., Dismantling racism in education: In 2020, the YEAR of the nurse & midwife, “IT'S time.”, Nurse Education Today (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104532

Invitation to participate in Round 2 of the global survey of maternal and newborn health providers during COVID-19


Subject line: ...

Dear colleague

Thank you for participating in the first round of the research study on the response to COVID-19 among maternal and newborn health providers. Your responses and those of nearly 2,000 others have contributed to a better understanding of how maternal and newborn care is affected by the pandemic. We summarised and published the first findings here.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we need to keep tracking and responding to the needs of health professionals, and women and their families. At this time, we would like to invite you to answer the second round of this survey available here in 11 languages. It takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

Additionally, we would appreciate it if you could distribute this email and survey link to your colleagues (in your facility, community, country, professional association etc.), who are welcome to respond to this survey, whether they participated in the previous round or not.

We thank you for the care you provide to women, babies and their families in these difficult times. Please feel free to get in touch with the research team at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp Belgium should you have any questions or suggestions. This study was approved by an ethics committee, and is led by Dr. Lenka Benova (lbenova AT itg.be).

With our very best wishes and many thanks

The COVID-19 maternity survey team


Sujet: Invitation à participer au deuxième volet de l'étude sur la réponse au COVID-19 au sein des prestataires de soins de santé maternels et néonataux.

Chères et chers collègues,

J’espère que vous vous portez bien. Nous vous remercions chaleureusement pour votre participation dans le premier volet de l'étude sur la réponse au COVID-19 au sein des prestataires de soins de santé maternels et néonataux. Vos réponses et celles de près de 2,000 autres prestataires ont contribué à une meilleure compréhension de la façon dont les soins maternels et néonatals sont affectés par la pandémie. Nous avons résumé et publié les résultats préliminaires ici.

À mesure que la pandémie de COVID-19 évolue, nous devons continuer à suivre et répondre aux besoins des prestataires de santé, des femmes et de leurs familles. Pour le moment, nous vous invitons à répondre au deuxième volet de cette enquête disponible en 11 langues ici. L’enquête en ligne prend environ 15 à 30 minutes à compléter.

De plus, nous vous remercions de bien vouloir distribuer ce message, ainsi que le lien du questionnaire, à vos collègues (dans votre hôpital, communauté, pays, association de professionnels etc.), qui sont invités à répondre à ce questionnaire, qu'ils aient participé ou non au volet précédent.

Nous vous remercions pour les soins que vous apportez aux femmes, aux nouveaux-nés et leurs familles dans ces moments difficiles.

Vous pouvez à tout moment prendre contact avec l’équipe de recherche de l’Institut de Médecine Tropicale d’Anvers (Belgique) si vous deviez avoir des questions ou des suggestions à propos de l’enquête. Cette étude a été approuvée par un comité d’éthique et est dirigée par Dr. Lenka Benova (lbenova AT itg.be).

Nous vous remercions d’avance pour votre aide précieuse,

L’équipe d’enquête COVID-19 -maternité.


Subject line: Convite para participar da segunda rodada da pesquisa global com profissionais de saúde materna e neonatal durante o COVID-19

Caro colega

Obrigado pela sua participação na primeira ronda da pesquisa sobre a resposta ao COVID-19 entre os profissionais de saúde materna e neonatal. As suas respostas e as de outras quase 2.000 pessoas contribuíram para uma melhor compreensão de como os cuidados maternos e de recém-nascidos estão sendo afectados pela pandemia. Resumimos e publicamos os primeiros resultados aqui.

À medida que a pandemia do COVID-19 evolui, precisamos de manter o acompanhamento da situação e responder às necessidades dos profissionais de saúde e das mulheres e suas famílias. Neste momento, gostaríamos de convidá-lo para participar na segunda ronda desta pesquisa disponível aqui em 11 idiomas. Demora entre 15 à 30 minutos para responder o questionário.

A equipa da pesquisa agradeceria o seu apoio em distribuir este e-mail e o link da pesquisa para seus colegas (na sua Unidade de Saúde, comunidade, País, Associação Profissional etc.), que possam responder a esta pesquisa, independentemente de terem participado da ronda anterior ou não.

Agradecemos pelos cuidados de saúde prestado às mulheres, bebês e suas famílias nestes tempos difíceis. Caso tenha alguma dúvida ou sugestão, sinta-se à vontade para entrar em contacto com a equipe da pesquisa liderado pelo Instituto de Medicina Tropical em Antuérpia na Bélgica. Este estudo foi aprovado por um comitê de ética e é liderado pela Dra. Lenka Benova (lbenova AT itg.be).
Com os nossos melhores votos e muito obrigado

A equipe de pesquisa de COVID-19 e maternidade


Asunto: Invitación a participar en la segunda ronda de la encuesta mundial de proveedores de salud materna y neonatal durante COVID-19

Querido(a) colega

Les agradecemos su participación en la primera ronda del estudio de investigación sobre la respuesta a COVID-19 entre los proveedores de salud materna y neonatal. Sus respuestas y las de 2000 personas más han contribuido a una mejor comprensión de cómo la pandemia afecta la atención materna y neonatal. Hemos resumido y publicado los siguientes primeros hallazgos.

A medida que evoluciona la pandemia de COVID-19, debemos seguir respondiendo a las necesidades de los profesionales de la salud, las mujeres y sus familias. En este momento, nos gustaría invitarle a responder a la segunda ronda de esta encuesta, disponible aquí en 11 idiomas. Estimamos que necesitará de 15 a 30 minutos para completar la encuesta.

Además, le agradeceríamos que pudiera distribuir este correo electrónico y el enlace de la encuesta a sus colegas (en sus unidades de servicio, comunidad, país, asociación profesional, etc.), a quienes pudiesen responder a esta encuesta, ya sea que hayan participado en la ronda anterior o no.

Agradecemos la atención que brindan a las mujeres, los bebés y sus familias en estos tiempos difíciles. Si tiene alguna pregunta o sugerencia, no dude en ponerse en contacto con el equipo de investigación del Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Amberes, Bélgica.

Este estudio dirigido por la Dra. Lenka Benova (lbenova AT itg.be) ha sido aprobado por un Comité de Etica.

Muchas gracias,

El equipo de encuesta de maternidad COVID-19

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Nursing: The Adult Patient 1966

"To the Student"

"To the Teacher"

humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
group - population

"The ways in which the nurse helps people are infinitely varied, and she is being called on constantly to exercise the very delicate judgment." p.xiii

"Nurses respond to pressure in many different ways. Some withdraw, going as far from patients as possible. (They clean the medicine cabinet; it does not complain.) Some go about their work mechanically, refusing to get involved emotionally because involvement brings too much worry." p.xiv

"The  particular aim of the authors of this book is to assist you in understanding and helping each individual patient for whom you care. ...

"For a particular patient at a particular time, one aspect of nursing care may outweigh all others in importance."

"We believe that nurses need to develop a broad orientation to the care of patients, wherever the patient may be." p.xii

"All divisions in the study of nursing are arbitrary. There is unity of nursing, regardless of whether it is practiced at home, in a hospital, in a jungle or a desert; whether the patient is a child or an adult; whether the illness is physical, mental, or both." p.xiii

"Neither the "intercom" system nor the monitoring device that indicates the patients' vital signs was meant to supplant the nurse. ... In the future there will be more machines to perform mechanical tasks, but no machine can establish the creative, sustaining relationship with people that helps them to get well." p.xiv.
... Whatever their differences in social and economic background, temperament or relative state of health, your patients will have in common certain basic human requirements - skilled care, understanding and respect." p.xiii 

"Some try old social skills in new situations. These may or may not be applicable. Social chit-chat may make the nurse feel at ease but may be one way to avoid learning abount the patients' needs. Some nurses manage t ofind a a formula that is exactly right for them. They become involved enough to be concerned about helping patients, while continuing to grow and learn." p.xiv

"The nursing situation today is far from ideal. Many nurses face a staggering workload - not only in relation to the number of patients for whom they are responsible but also because of the greater responsibility that is being delegated to them as advances are made in medical science." p.xiv.

"Chapters on disaster nursing and world health problems have been included in the conviction that the profession of nursing has an important role to play during any disaster." p.x-xi

There is a definition of 'health' in this book (p.53), but no specific reference to nursing theory or models of nursing. Reading the references, the definition of health is neither derived from nursing or a WHO source. The definition does refer to health being more than the absence of illness.

Addressing acute contemporary issues, Chapter 59 'Nursing in Accident Disaster' includes Nuclear Disaster pp.1103-1114; while Chapter 60 on 'World Health Problems' is more comprehensive than I expected in such a book and at this time.

Smith, D. W., & Gips, C. D. (1966). Care of the adult patient: Medical-surgical nursing. Philadelphia: Lippincott.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

A Universal Language needs a Universal Framework ...

and so does ...

Integrated Care


Universal Health Coverage

Global Health

Planetary Health ...

humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
group - population
Journal of Universal Language
Journal of Universal Language

Journal of Universal Language
Journal of Universal Language

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Book Review: iv Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History

Mathematics + Art
Mathematics + Art

As a reader fascinated by the connections between knowledge and the disciplines in which it is placed, it was encouraging to note reference to "Psychophysics" (p.136) the title of a book by Fechner. This is discussed under Suprematism with the development of tools for experimental psychology and evolving consciousness. The early 1900s was a time a search for higher consciousness and not just invention but new invention, made-up words for poetry, as art strove to shed light on the mind reaching for a "transrational" level of reasoning. It seems little has changed as many artists still seek the spiritual and Absolute in their work.

Reading of psychophysics is reinforcement for me of the many disciplinary bridges of which the book presents one. In Hodges' model you often find yourself traversing psychosocial, socioeconomic, physicopolitical, psychopolitical, psychosomatic and other bridges. This book demonstrates how in the four domains (plus spiritual) of Hodges' model, art and mathematics are interchangeable with respect to mind - body (reality), the objective and subjective. There are bound to be many writings that might follow on Malevich's Black Square, his icon to the secular age. I have wondered about Hodges' model as a culturally neutral, inert space, if there can ever be such a thing. Free will and probability provides a bridge of even greater span (for me 'here') in social physics (p.145). Using mathematics to understand human behaviour. What would Quetelet make of big data today and the often 'lively' debates between psychology and psychiatry?

Chapter 4 Formalism includes a definition:
"Today we use the word "formalism" to name both the mathematical and the artistic impulse to isolate form (abstract structure), but the term has a different origin in the two fields." (p.153).
Flatland is a marvellous book (plate 4-2, p.157) as is Gamwell's outline of the perception of space: Helmholtz's learned geometry. (p.156). Key mathematicians and their work feature here; Peano, Frege, Cantor and how consistency entails existence (p.161). Language introduces noise as much as when spoken it needs air as a medium. The focus on language, meaning and poetry with resort to made up words and pictograms to analyse rhythmic patterns is fascinating. There is this too:
"The task of artists who work with paint is to provide graphic symbols for the units of our mental processes. . . . The artist's task would be to provide a special sign for each type of space. Each sign must be simple and clearly distinguishable from all the rest. It might be possible to resort to the use of color, and to designate M with dark blue, B with green." (p.171). Khlebnikov.
The book prompts you to read further: Bohm and the interpretation of Hilbert's thought, "meaning-free" and "meaningless" begs further study.

In mathematics humanity has sought to understand not just the discipline but our place in the Cosmos. In chapter 5 (pp.196-223) we learn of Leibniz's project to invent the first artificial language.

More to follow ...

humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
group - population

Continuous phenomena:

24 hr air temperature

Discontinuous phenomena:

Bank deposit (p.134)

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

(Thanks to PUP and John Wiley for the review copy.)

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Science domain: Why upper Right?

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group - population

"Scientists have theorised why DNA curls to the right. A study at New York University has found that when cosmic rays hit the atmosphere, they produce a cascade of cosmic particles. Among these are muons, which have a magnetic polarisation, which causes more right handed mutations, according to a paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters."


My source: News, The Times, 3 July, 2020, p.8.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Digital Wellbeing Educators - Online Summit

Digital Wellbeing Educators

Higher Education has been transformed in recent months in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as face-to-face teaching has been abruptly transformed into emergency remote teaching in virtual learning environments. For many, this has been a first-time experience, accelerating adoption of online education, often in a very agile way without the time and resources to allow for a carefully planned approach. Throughout this process students have also been compelled to change the way that they learn, and many may lack the competences required to fully participate in online education. 

See also:

My source:
Dr Julie-Ann Sime
Centre for Technology-Enhanced Learning
Educational Research Department | Lancaster University

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Book: The Ungrateful Refugee

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group - population
listen to me

"Why do we 
listen to refugees
in one way ...
The Ungrateful Refugee
The Ungrateful Refugee

... and 
Harvard Business School 
students in another?"

listen to us

"Anyone with a boss knows the basics: lock eyes, shake hands firmly, under-promise, over-deliver, repeat. At HBS, we picked up other ways to affect the need-potential calculus: when pitching something, dismantle scepticism by arguing against yourself. If a narrative lacks complexity, put it into an intellectually satisfying framework. And so on.
The most important signal is this: you don't need them - they need you. Your value lies in the vastness of your potential, walk into every room potential first." p.24.

My source:
Nayeri, D. (2020) How to be believed, FT Weekend, Magazine, 7-8 March, pp.24-27.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Mutation maps and Genograms in ...

the Health Career Model

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group - population

Mutation map - Ian Bott
Medical Family Genogram - ConceptDraw

Mutation map
Is part of a larger illustration created by Ian Bott for an article in the FT:
Cookson, C. (2020) Mutations map holds key to pandemic fight, FTWeekend, 22 April, p.6.

The full illustration is accessible below:

Ian's website:
Thank you Ian for your help.

Genogram example: