Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD: August 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

Sunday, August 30, 2020

How many APPGs does your Garden Grow?

APPGs - All Party Parliamentary Groups
 
 
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APPG on Autism
APPG on Learning Disability
APPG on Ageing and Older People
APPG on Carers
APPG on Parkinson's
APPG on Terminal Illness
APPG on Dementia and Adult Social Care
APPG on Dementia
APPG on Multiple Sclerosis
APPG on Disability

How do you integrate their 'outputs'?

I am not disputing the need for APPGs and their number, but highlighting a 'fact of care and governance' and what remain legacy problems of holistic, integrated, person-centred and reflective care.

My source:

Better social care, Letters to the Editor, The Times, Saturday, July 25, 2020, p.28.

 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Reflecting in the Garden: c/o Anish Kapoor

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Anish Kapoor, Installation view, 2020
Houghton Hall, Norfolk, UK




 

See also: https://hodges-model.blogspot.com/search?q=kapoor

 My sources:

Campbell-Johnston, R. (2020) As maddening as it is mesmerising, The Times, Visual Art, Friday, July 10, p.10. 

Revely-Calder, C. (2020) The pomposity's still there, but so are the moments of magic, The Daily Telegraph, Friday, July 10, p.25.


Thursday, August 27, 2020

IF there is a 'medical model' THEN ...

IF there is a 'MEDICAL MODEL'

(Google: about 1,770,000 results)

AND

there exists a 'MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM'


(about 57,200,000 results)

AND

respective disciplines have produced distinct 'MODELS OF CARE'

(about 1,790,000,000 results) 

AND

a key aim of healthcare delivery is 'INTEGRATED CARE'

(about 673,000,000 results)

THEN

- where is the RESEARCH EVIDENCE for a generic model / conceptual framework to center and integrate said care*?

 

If there are any philosophers of science, of nursing, logicians ... willing to critique my thinking I would greatly appreciate your advice.

*self, health and social care.

McGivern, P. (2008). Reductive Levels and Multi-Scale Structure. Synthese, 165(1), 53-75. Retrieved August 23, 2020, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/40271111 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Book Review: v Mathematics and Art: A Cultural History

Mathematics + Art
Mathematics + Art

Running since May, I need to wrap this review up. As already noted this is a marvellous read and not just as a supportive friend through lockdown. Conscious of more reading and a new part-time clinical role, I could write so much more and read so much more into the text.

 Gestalt and patterns are described and illustrated, which prompt me to 'see' fields of knowledge, care domains and blank/blanc space (p.263). Amid this physical and psychological data can assume their simplest forms? Piaget is significant too in the thought on whole-part distinction and our preoccupation (science's) with a unified world view. This fits with future reading on Hodges' model and how learners categorize and develop their disciplinary and professional vocabularies.

If the mathematics might deter further reading on group theory, perhaps symmetry in art and sociology might be persuasive (chap. 7)? Does chapter 8, 'Utopian Visions after World War I mean that introspection and with it reflection are futile (p.288)? There could be another model/theory of nursing here: with Psi waves, Bohr Kierkegaard (p.281 Either-Or 1843), ideas, observation and competition in physics interpreting physics the uncertain times continue. I do get a (vague?) sense that the notion of consistency is very important and of use here too (p.322). As in healthcare and science the search for evidence is relentless, it is sobering to read (again) of the limits of language and hence mathematics (p.326, Wittgenstein's tower of meaning, Figure 9.3). The book is multicultural yet reminded me of the feats of navigation, observation and collective memory across Oceania.

In my notes, I picked out Karl Gerstner's, Aperspective 1: The Endless Spiral of a Right Angle and looking for an image to post here found an Aeon post:

How physics and maths helped create modernist painting

If you visit the post above the relevance of Aperspective 1 to me is not necessarily obvious, yet Hodges' model is full of axes, right-angles, symmetries and asymmetries. Recently, working through a little angst, I've been writing about Hodges' model from a definitive perspective. If there was a manual what would it 'say'? The center of the model is a fusion of right angles and disciplinary domains. What is involved, implied, communicated in the many forms of crossings (p.386)?



A.R. Penck: 'The Crossing' (1963)

Michel Serres is quoted:

"The ordered structure blew up." p.410.

With a long-standing interest in visualisation in the humanities, I had written Levi Strauss - maths in social sciences in my notes.

Bourbaki, Sontag the names come thick-and-fast - more reading.


This is an amazing book, the content, quality, index, references. I'm going to close here, but may return in future (there's 556 pages and the end notes are excellent too). As I pick up another book, a great find is another disciplinary bridge (Fechner, Psychophysics, 1860) more recently rediscovered in Buddhism and neuroscience?

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humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
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group - population
Psycho-
-Physics





The Crossing image: 
https://www.dw.com/en/exhibition-utopia-and-demise-shows-tensions-in-east-german-art/a-50303887

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

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

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Social Determinants of Health: The Canada Facts

SDoH: The Canadian Facts

 

Ten years ago we made available Social Determinants of Health: The Canada Facts to fill the vacuum created by Canadian governments and public health agencies on the social causes of illness and health.  In contrast these issues of health inequalities and their causes are front and centre in the European Union. 

Despite virtually no media coverage the document was downloaded over 1,200,000 times over the decade, 85% of which were by Canadians. It penetrated into just about every civil society and public health agency documents and gets 7560 hits in a google search.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22social+determinants+of+Health:+the+canadian+facts%22&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBCA750CA750&ei=xos2X8ahJMSeytMP-Iab8As&start=0&sa=N&ved=2ahUKEwjGnLzy4JrrAhVEj3IEHXjDBr44ChDy0wN6BAgMECw&biw=1097&bih=541

We have now produced a second edition, available here https://thecanadianfacts.org/

Of special interest to you may be the Epilogue that places all of the disturbing information into a political economy perspective that examines the imbalance in power between the corporate and business sectors and the rest of us and how this skews public policymaking.

Best wishes,

Dennis

https://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2020/08/12/york-professor-continues-to-shift-conversation-on-factors-shaping-health-in-canada/

 

My source:

Politics of Health Group Mail List Messages

Visit the PoHG website for lots of interesting links and publications: http://www.pohg.org.uk/

Visit PoHG on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/282761111845400

Follow us on Twitter: @pohguk

Friday, August 21, 2020

Allport's Scale of Prejudice - 1 to 5

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? ?
?
  1. Antilocution: Antilocution occurs when an in-group freely purports negative images of an out-group. Hate speech is included in this stage. Although antilocution itself may not be harmful, it could set the stage for more severe outlets for prejudice (see also ethnic joke).
  2. Avoidance: Members of the in-group actively avoid people in the out-group. No direct harm may be intended, but psychological harm often results through isolation (see also social exclusion).
  3. Discrimination: The out-group is discriminated against by denying them opportunities and services, putting prejudice into action. Behaviors have the intention of disadvantaging the out-group by preventing them from achieving goals, getting education or jobs, etc. Examples include Jim Crow laws in the US, the Statute of Kilkenny in British Ireland, Apartheid in South Africa, the Nuremberg Laws in 1930's Germany and antisemitic laws in the Middle East.
  4. Physical Attack: The in-group vandalizes, burns, or otherwise destroys out-group property and carries out violent attacks on individuals or groups. Physical harm is done to members of the out-group. Examples include pogroms against Jews in Europe, the lynchings of blacks and Italians in the US, ongoing violence against Hindus in Pakistan and Muslims in India.
  5. Extermination: The in-group seeks extermination or removal of the out-group. They attempt to eliminate either the entirety or a large fraction of the undesired group of people. Examples include the Cambodian genocide, the Final Solution in Nazi Germany, the Rwandan genocide, the Armenian Genocide, the Genocide of the Hellenes and ethnic cleansing in the Bosnian War. 
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allport%27s_Scale

 

Gravells, A., Simpson, S. (2009) Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd. pp.65-66.

See also: 

IMPACT: Prejudice and Discrimination i

Allport, Gordon (1954). The Nature of Prejudice. Cambridge, Mass. Addison-Wesley.


Wednesday, August 19, 2020

IMPACT: Prejudice and Discrimination i

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group - population
PREJUDICE
thoughts
DISCRIMINATION
actions
DISCRIMINATION
actions
 DISCRIMINATION
actions

 

IMPACT - it's not just a font.

 Prejudice - beware amplification by the media

Gravells, A., Simpson, S. (2009) Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd. p.50.



Monday, August 17, 2020

Expression of Interest to Join the Global Planning Committee

 

Expression of Interest to Join the Global Planning Committee

Unlocking Potential: Prioritizing Child & Adolescent Health and Well-Being in the New Decade

CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference (GHPC)

For over two decades, CORE Group has hosted a Global Health Practitioner Conference featuring skills-building sessions, recent evidence on cross-sectoral technical areas, and dialogue on community health. We have a unique opportunity this year to connect even more organizations and professionals around the world with our new digital format, and this year is particularly important as we set the stage for future investment and innovation in child and adolescent health and well-being.

CORE Group and its membership will engage government, ministries of health, policymakers, practitioners, academia, civil society, private sector, global and local organizations in this virtual conference on December 8-10, 2020.

This Conference positions itself as a sharing platform for promising practices and innovations, ongoing challenges, and lessons learned in child and adolescent health and well-being worldwide; and as a convening space for various stakeholders - from community health workers who perform work on the ground to government policymakers who draft national policies - to discuss current opportunities and challenges for policy making, implementation, and partnership and draw consensus on key steps to move the needle forward.

CORE Group is convening a Global Planning Committee with various interested stakeholders to provide input on conference themes and objectives and to support the creation of a multi-day, interactive agenda. Being a committee member is a volunteer position* and will require up to 6 hours per month in planning calls and agenda input, outreach to speakers, and more.

If interested in participating in the Global Planning Committee, please complete the form below by Friday, August 21, 2020, COB.

*A stipend will be provided to young people in the committee, CORE Group is committed to meaningful youth engagement and aims to include 50% of young leaders in this committee. 


My source: Ados May, hss AT lists.coregroup.org

Sunday, August 16, 2020

The Convenzis Virtual Conference Series

Convenzis Conferences

Convenzis host a range of virtual conferences that will provide practical insight and support to our NHS network in a time of unprecedented demand and uncertainty. We as a company want to do our best to support the NHS and our clients so we will be similarly running these conferences to our in-person conferences, focusing on networking and ROI for our partners.

Some upcoming virtual events:

Healthcare Digital Technology Virtual Conference, 18th August
NHS Artificial Intelligence Virtual Congress, 25th August
NHS Data & Information Virtual Congress, 1st September
2nd Virtual Remote Consulting Conference, 8th September

Convenzis Conferences
2nd Virtual Patient Safety Conference, 10th September
Government IT Virtual Conference, 15th September
2nd Workforce Management, 16th September
The Next Generation of NHS Care: Healthcare Digital Technology Congress, 22nd September

2nd NHS Patient Flow Virtual Conference, 24th September
Delivering best practice on scale: Mental Health Virtual Conference
Innovating through Demand: NHS Productivity Virtual Conference

All Events:

https://www.convenzis.co.uk/events/

As with our other events, we are going to target decision-makers within these organisations to attend our virtual conference.

Unlike webinars these sessions will all focus on business to business networking so will have a section for sponsors to engage with group chats and roundtable discussions, a demo section with exhibitor stand and pre-loaded presentations and press releases.

Group Chat and Roundtable

These can be as a closed group session where up to 10 can go onto video and discuss a certain topic on the invite or to be a session where anybody can join, clients and speakers to cover a subject and take questions from the delegates.

Exhibitor Stand Area

You will have all your branding, company profile, contact details, media on this section. Also in addition you can have a pre-loaded demo video designed and recorded, press releases to download, exclusive offers, case studies all ready for delegates to take away with them. In this section, you can set up in-person meetings, videos, calls, or chat through the chatbox. Also all details of the people with be shared with the sponsor to follow up with after
.

Presentations

Each sponsor will have a 10-minute presentation, case study session to speak with all attendees of the conference, alongside our keynote speakers and participate in the panel debate of 3-4 speakers taking questions from the audience which the chair of the session will pass to each expert.

Extra Branding

Each sponsor will have a banner to go straight to their page on the homepage of the event when everybody logs in, 1 sponsor as the main event sponsor will have a banner permanently at the top of every page for delegates.

Ways to connect

All delegates will be loaded to the event so you can see their profile, their title, company, and interests to message directly to set up a meeting on the event app or in-person following the event.

My source:

Daniel Snape
Director
Convenzis Group

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Tony Buzan: Mind mapping - mental literacy

Tony Buzan, The Times, April 17 2019, p.57

There are a great many diagrammatic reasoning and argumentation tools available in various forms, paper concept maps and a variety of software. As noted previously on W2tQ ever since watching Tony Buzan's Use Your Head programmes on BBC TV in the 1970s I have been fascinated by the use of drawings to represent a situation, problem and solutions. I was primed to be hooked by Hodges' model in 1987-1988.

I've been sitting on this obituary for over a year. It was sad to hear of Mr Buzan's death and still quite young by today's standards at 76 years. I never managed to make contact with Mr Buzan, although I'm sure I tried, the inevitable email - undoubtedly well-lost.

Now, letting revisions 'relax' [the draft SDGs, public health and Hodges' model resubmission(?)] I'm looking at Drupal (again) and papers that address fundamental questions about h2cm; the axes, care domains.

As an influence I've an old pb copy of Use Your Head and a recently acquired hb copy of The Mind Map Book published by the BBC.

Some of the points of interest to me include:

BULL, B.L. and WITTROCK, M.C. (1973), IMAGERY IN THE LEARNING OF VERBAL DEFINITIONS. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 43: 289-293. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8279.1973.tb02269.x

Bull and Wittrock's study was on 9-10 year olds (p.84). I've often wondered about the age at which Hodges' model could be taught.  I'm sure there are other, 'current' sources but this is a start.

There is a refreshing cultural contrast between the three Eastern basic instructions:

'obey, 'cooperate' and 'diverge'.

While the mind mapping equivalents are the three A's:

'ACCEPT', 'APPLY' and 'ADAPT'. pp.92-93.

If "drawing boundaries on a Mind Map has obvious mnemonic advantages;" is this, to some degree, what the care (knowledge) domains of Hodges' model also achieve? p.103 (and p.149).

Some chapters I can directly 'translate', e.g. -

Chapter 13 - Organising your own ideas -

Self-reflection, Self-care -

- similarly Chapter 18 Self-Analysis

The Mind Map Book
(Ideas stand for 'concepts' the latter no specific entry in the index.).

Chapter 19 Problem-Solving actually refers to interpersonal problem-solving using Mind Maps.

Chapter 19 might be extended to case formulation and especially so chapter 21 Family study and story-telling. I'm thinking of the way in health, whether physical or mental health context there is a narrative to told and listened to, acknowledged and acted upon.

Chapter 22 Thinking and Chapter 23 on Teaching, perhaps has a current analogue in Threshold Concepts and for the former Conceptual Spaces - both chapters stress learning.

The meaning of 'deep' and 'surface' learning has perhaps changed today, but deep being intrinsically motivated still stands - and could be related to the Socratic form of dialogue for engagement. p.228.

On pages 229-232 Mr Buzan demonstrated how people with special education needs can also utilise Mind Mapping. Hodges' model was created, very much with this population in mind, and in the Political domain.

'Mind Maps' ™ Acknowledged.


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The nature of catastrophe and disaster

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"Across northern Europe the earthquake inspired a shift from a philosophical "best of all possible worlds" optimism, ruled over by a beneficent God, to a new, darker world order of rational scepticism.
"Disaster" derives from the Greek for an ill-fated, or "bad" star  - in Italian, the dis-astro. "Disaster" captures the essence of astrology. A conjunction of planets, or the passage of a comet, triggers a calamity on earth.
The contrasting old and new worlds are captured in the original meanings of the terms "disaster" and "catastrophe."
"Catastrophe" describes the final resolution of the story in a Greek drama. In a tragedy by Aeschylus or Euripides, within the "catastrophe," one or more of the characters will die. The catastrophe is the inevitable consequence. The catastrophe is the moral." p.40.

 

Robert Muir-Wood (2016) The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters, London: OneWorld Publications. ISBN-10: 1786070057


Friday, August 07, 2020

Poetry Health Service c/o HOME

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Poetry Health Service

The Poetry Health Service is now open!

The PHS is a brand new, free, creative service offering contemporary poetry as a tool for connection and healing.

Fill in a colour based flow chart and receive your own complimentary poem.



My source: HOME, Manchester

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Book: "Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient"

Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient
Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient


Questions arising:
Where would you place whole person care in the model below?
Similarly, what about evidence, complexity,
person-centred care, the unique patient?


individual
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humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
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group - population
mind (soul - personhood)
subjective (inc. PAIN)
quality
subject

Psychotherapy & others
psycho-
philosophy
Diagnosis: classification DSM..
dispositions, cognition, bias, beliefs
mental health
PURPOSE(S)


2. -PSYCHO-
Intrapersonal
Interpersonal (skills)

Reflection - Reflexive

(individual) psychology
(em-)body (machine)
objective (inc. PAIN)
quantity
object

Physiotherapy & others
-somatic
scientific method
Bayesian formula, analgesia
biomedical model, treatment
Diagnosis: classification ICD SNOMED..
1. Yes. The BIO-
Thresholds, intensity, prediction
cause, causality, explanation, reductionism
dispositional causality,
relation - flow
PROCESS(ES)
TIME
events, clinical 'content',
[Sciences(Physics,Chemistry,Biology..)]
(group) psychology

relationships
, support

3. SOCIAL model


sociology (of PAIN, disease)
Medical Sociology

phenomenological - lived experience

PRACTICE


CLINICAL ENCOUNTER
political - power - autonomy

Where is the individual
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within the collective?



4. ... is incomplete (p.83)

POLICY

CLINICAL ENCOUNTER

See also:


Tuesday, August 04, 2020

a Paper: Hodges' model and mental health nursing in bushfire-affected communities

An email from ResearchGate informed me that a co-authored paper:

Doyle, M., Jones, P. (2013). Hodges’ Health Career Model and its role and potential application in forensic mental health nursing. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 20, 7, 631-640.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2012.01961.x/abstract

- had been cited in another publication. A check was rewarded. It always feels good to be able to add a  study to the bibliography listing (please see the sidebar). This is an early view, by Brent Hayward in Australia:

Hayward, B.A. (2020), Mental health nursing in bushfire‐affected communities: An autoethnographic insight. Int J Mental Health Nurs. DOI: 10.1111/inm.12765

What stands out to me are Hayward's profession of mental health nursing within a public educational service and disaster response. I'm not sure how many times I have referred to the generic nature of Hodges' model, but this shift from reading a forensic paper to applying h2cm in disaster response is encouraging. While the immediacy of today's media brings home the catastrophic scale and tragedy of bushfires - work like this also reveals the humanistic side.

The research method of autoethnography has definite currency. Since the MRES at Lancaster, I have wondered if there is any autoethnographic merit in this blog? Hayward has clearly seen the value of the model with regard to reflection and self-reflection. Over the past few years - Brexit, climate change, the bushfires (and California) the importance and relevance of the political domain within Hodges' model continues to increase. (The content of many posts should provide evidence of this.)

It also appears that Hodges' model can draw out the distinction between intrapersonal and interpersonal relations and reflexivity. It could be argued that the humanistic-mechanistic axis also demarcates what is intrapersonal and what interpersonal. The latter standing for the (overt) skills so essential to effective mental health nurses. Hence, what are labelled the interpersonal and sociological domains. The combination of autoethnography, gestalt and use of a visual prompt for reflection is also informative and as Hayward notes could provide an avenue for the work of others. ...

"My unsuccessful attempt to locate literature about mental health nursing in bushfire-affected communities caused me to look towards nursing models more broadly. I was drawn to Doyle and Jones’ (2013) paper on the application of Hodges’ Health Career Model in forensic mental health nursing because of its deliberate consideration of political issues. This resonated with me as a public sector employee. Hodges’ model was originally developed in 1983 but has received little attention in the literature. Doyle and Jones’ paper was in response to this deficit, and in this frame, the present study continues this legacy. Hodges’ model is appealing here because of its attention to reflective practice and the theory-practice gap–two purposes which are of particular relevance in the present study." pp.2-3.
"Second is the use of a nursing theory or model to interpret findings. Only Gardner and Lane (2010) used a model, and this was one for clinical supervision rather than mental health nursing practice per se. Mental health nurses who are considering autoethnographic approaches should consider these methodological elements for both rigour and practical purposes. This study has also contributed the second published clinical application of Hodges’ model and its effectiveness here suggests that further exploration of its application would be useful." p.6.
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Brent for not only recognising the potential of Hodges' model, but actually applying it in research* and in such a vital context.

Hopefully I can reflect more on what is clearly for Hodges model and the concepts of health career, life chances and global health - a very significant paper.

*See also:

Monday, August 03, 2020

Call for papers - Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio - Rhetoric and Health

Call for papers - Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio www.rifl.unical.it

Vol. 15, N. 1/2021 Rhetoric and health

Edited by Maria Grazia Rossi

Deadline: 20.01.2021

Words can act as a pharmakon, becoming a remedy or a poison. Considering both theoretical tenets and empirical findings, we have convincing evidence on the power of language and words in changing minds and fostering behavioural change.

In the context of health, it has been underlined how the quality of communication affect (clinical) outcomes, at the individual level (on patients) and the collective or societal level (on citizens). During the current COVID-19 pandemic, it has become even more clear that such communication effect is indirect and mediated by factors such as understanding, motivation, social assistance, trust in the system, etc. Words that are well-spoken but also, obviously, well understood can have a strong impact on the quality of our lives, concerning the clinical, emotional and social spheres. This is why the proper and effective use of words should be considered as a common ethical responsibility: it is an ethical responsibility for healthcare providers that directly take care of patients, but it is also a responsibility of public and private institutions working to promote behaviours favouring the adoption of a healthier life and the building of healthier societies, respectful of other people and more environmentally friendly. What happened from a communicative point of view to justify the need to activate a state of emergency and maintain lockdown restrictions is exemplary in this respect, also to discuss the conflict between values that is pervasive in our complex and interconnected societies. Even beyond the pandemic, many examples can be mentioned to discuss the importance of both the effectiveness and quality of communication. Take as examples social campaigns and/or advertisements on health issues related to cases such as the public debate on vaccination or antibiotic resistance, the social campaigns to combat pollution or against smoking in public spaces.

However, it is not obvious to find a consensual framework to define what counts as communication of quality, even if rhetoricians investigated heavily on this issue. Not necessarily a successful communication is also desirable from an ethical perspective. Obtaining persuasion – to be able to change attitudes and/or behaviours, it is not necessarily equivalent to do it in an ethically way. For example, implicit persuasion strategies often (but not always) can be described in terms of manipulation tools attempting to manipulate people and to change their habits. Again, this applies at the individual level within the interactions between patients and healthcare providers, with therapeutic recommendations described as genuine persuasive acts. At the collective level, it also applies to public communication, including the communication made on social networks, where fake news and misinformation spread even more quickly.

The links between rhetoric and health can be therefore analysed from two different points of view. From a linguistic point of view, the main problem is to figure out which communicative strategies are effective to persuade patients (and citizens) in changing a given behaviour and/or accepting the treatment more appropriate to a specific medical condition. From an ethical point of view, the main problem is to figure out which effective communicative strategies are legitimate, meaning they respect values defining both the patient (citizen) agenda and the doctor (political/health system) agenda. The discussions concerning the frameworks of value-based medicine and patient-centered medicine fit in this context, as well as fall in this debate the current attention given to the frameworks of narrative medicine and persuasive technology (applied to telemedicine, mobile apps, social networks, etc.).

Vol. 15, N. 1/2021 of RIFL expects to explore the links between rhetoric and health, accepting papers aim at considering the role of communication in the context of health, and papers considering persuasion from an ethical point of view – at the individual level (between patients and providers) and the collective/societal one (between institutions and citizens, between media and citizens).

Papers should be theoretical or empirical. All fields will be considered (Philosophy of Language, Classic studies, Literary studies, Linguistics, Psychology, etc.) if they are relevant to discuss the persuasive and/or the ethical dimension of communication in the context of health. Papers exploring the following areas are very welcome:

  • Words and language as pharmakon
  • Communicating science, communicating the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Doctor-patient communication
  • Persuasion, argumentation and manipulation in the context of health
  • Ethic of the medical discourse and ethics for health
  • Ethical relevance and effectiveness of narrative medicine
  • Shared decision-making between patients and providers
  • Social campaigns and advertisement for health
  • Persuasive technology and health
  • Social networks and seeking information on the web
  • Value-based medicine
  • Patient-based medicine
  • Public opinion and health
  • Visual persuasion and the role of images in the context of health
  • Linguistic strategies developed for healthcare providers
  • Emotions and interpersonal relations in the context of health
  • Language and placebo effect

We call for articles in Italian, English and Portuguese. All manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract (max 250 words), a title and 5 keywords in English.

The manuscript must be prepared using the journal template Download template. All submissions must be prepared by the author for anonymous evaluation. The name, affiliation to an institution and title of the contribution should be indicated in a file different from that which contains the text. The contribution must be sent in electronic format .doc or .rtf to segreteria.rifl AT gmail.com.

Instructions for authors:

Maximum contribution length:

40000 characters (including spaces) for articles (including bibliography and endnotes).

Deadline 20.01.2021

Publication: June 2021

CFP Full text: http://rifl.unical.it/index.php/rifl/announcement/view/23

My source:

Philos-L "The Liverpool List" is run by the Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/philosophy/philos-l/ Messages to the list are archived at http://listserv.liv.ac.uk/archives/philos-l.html. Recent posts can also be read in a Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/PhilosL/ Follow the list on Twitter @PhilosL. Follow the Department of Philosophy @LiverpoolPhilos

Sunday, August 02, 2020

Please read this post anti-political-wise ...

... but do read and reflect ...

individual
|
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group - population
Do I leave to alert the World
to what is happening, including
crimes against humanity? Or ...


My location

The location of my family


... Do I stay to protect my family?

Race, Minorities, Ethnicity

Cultural background / heritage

Human rights

UN - Crimes against humanity

Prosecution


Yes, the State sees me,
only too well ...
you see, my people and I -
our culture are in its sights.

Do you see me?


My source:
The News ...

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Cate Blanchett: What is statelessness? | #iBelong UNHCR

individual
|
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic ----------------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
|
group - population
My mental health






I
Geography

Maps of Identity - Maps of States
Borders


Location of parent's birth; my birth


My physical health
Belong

families

social inclusion / exclusion

relationships

SOCIO-economics

SOCIAL capital

Quality of Lfe

Cultural background / heritage


My source:
https://twitter.com/Refugees/status/1289470924865933313?s=20