Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD: November 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

Saturday, November 28, 2020

What is your 'Best' domain ...?


There are times we need to think outside the box.
 
But, when necessary are there 'boxes' you tend not to think in?
 
If so, what is stopping you?
 
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Best Notch (closed) showroom, 1975
Best Notch (open) showroom, 1975
?
?

 

My sources:

Images:

Architecture + Branding: The utilitarian box store and design fodder known Best

(source: siteenvirodesign.com)


Wines, J., Heathcote, E. Designing outside the box, Arts, FTWeekend, 21-22 November, 2020. p.15.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Diametros: Invites commentaries on “Setting Health-Care Prorities”

The Editorial Board of Diametros invites commentaries on the recent work “Setting Health-Care Prorities” by Torbjörn Tännsjö as well as independent research articles focused on the problem of resources allocation in healthcare.

All those interested in obtaining a copy of Tännsjö’s book for a review, are asked to send a request via e-mail to the following address: diametros_pl AT uj.edu.pl.

Diametros

 

We believe that a confrontation of global perspectives with those elaborated by Tännsjö might be of particular interest and importance for the debate on distributive justice in the context of healthcare. The papers may be addressed to different issues, from metaethical ones, through issues associated with general normative theories of justice, and ending with papers addressing particular dilemmas concerning the distribution of healthcare resources in different fields of healthcare. Of special importance is also the discussion of ethical theories such as egalitarianism, prioritarianism, utilitarianism and sufficientarianism. 

The deadline for submission is the 31st of December 2020. Manuscripts (both: commentaries and original research articles) should not exceed 40,000 characters and should be prepared in accordance with our guidelines, which may be found here:

 

 

https://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/diametros/about/submissions

We are proud to mention that Diametros is the best general philosophy journal in Poland (according to SJR rank), and is also indexed by Web of Science. We publish all articles without charge in open access form.

Dr Piotr Grzegorz Nowak
Diametros Editorial Board

My source:

Philos-L "The Liverpool List"
Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool 
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/philosophy/philos-l/

Thursday, November 26, 2020

After Ethnos - acknowledgements

Book (review to follow) 
 
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"This much I learned: Every relation one has, offers a singular possibility to actualize one’s being — one no other relation can offer. The powerful implication of this observation is that it is through relations that one is in the world. No relations, no self. Acknowledgments, then, the maps of relations they are, are akin to a map of one’s history of being, of being in the world."


After Ethnos

 

My source: 

To follow - if I can find the page!


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Book launch: Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights (OUP, 2020)

 On Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 14:05:39 GMT, Benjamin Meier <benjaminmasonmeier AT gmail.com> wrote:


We hope that you will join us on Human Rights Day for the launch of:

Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights (Oxford University Press 2020)

Thursday, December 10th

9:00 - 10:30 EST

Register on Zoom (https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ti7k95HbTl2qPbvWBWdzRw)

This foundational text seeks to provide a systematic understanding of the evolving relationship between global health and human rights, laying a human rights foundation for the advancement of transformative health policies, programs, and practices.

Bringing together the WHO Director-General and leading academics in the field of health & human rights, this book launch will:

(1) explain the norms and principles that define the field,
(2) examine the methods and tools for implementing human rights to promote health,
(3) apply essential human rights to leading public health threats, and
(4) analyze rising human rights challenges in a rapidly globalizing world.

We look to this textbook in providing a foundation for public health students, and as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we see this book as more necessary than ever before — preparing the next generation for the global health and human rights challenges ahead. This foundational text shows why interdisciplinary scholarship and action are essential for advancing health-related human rights, placing human rights at the center of public health and securing a future of global health with justice. We hope you will join us for this book launch, drawing on this foundational text in your teaching, research, and advocacy in the years to come.

Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World (2018)
available from Oxford University Press

Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights (2020)
available from Oxford University Press

Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD
Associate Professor of Global Health Policy
Department of Public Policy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
bmeier AT unc.edu
https://www.benjaminmasonmeier.com/
Twitter @BenjaminMMeier
 
<>
 
My review will follow 2021 ...
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Foundations of Global Health & Human Rights

 

My source:

The Spirit of 1848 - A Network Linking Politics, Passion, & Public Health 


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Nature, Arts + Sciences: Dear Nancy and Tim ...

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Soft sciences

[Soft] observation

Arts, creativity

Innovation

Wild mental 'grounding'

Mary  ::   Tim

HARD sciences

[Hard] Observation

Students need a mixture of Art and Science A levels

A Natural History GCSE

Taking young people outdoors

Forest school

Colwell :: Smit

Arts

Nature literate society

Curricula

The human-ities in Politics?



 

My sources:

Woolcock, N. (2020) Pupils should mix arts and science, says woman leading top universities, The Times, 24 October, p.6.

Today, BBC Radio 4, 16 November, 2020, 0845-0851 Available for 25 days)



Saturday, November 21, 2020

Self-Care Week c/o Herakut

If, when you see, or hear of Hodges' model, you think 'Oh, that's about dividing the world up, putting things - including people! - into boxes.'; I'd request you to please reconsider?

Hodges' model, the two axes, the four care - knowledge domains or quadrants can be thought of as a temporary home. It's like a tent. No, it's actually more simplified than that. More like a bivouac. A shelter that needs to be constructed not with ready-to-hand materials and terrain, but what can be - ready-to-mind.

This construction makes use of two 'sticks' to form the model's axes. A key element too are the dichotomies - polarities - oppositions - continua that the model can reveal with a situated search. This search can variously be local, regional, global, or glocal (as I explained earlier this week - to follow).

This past week has been Self Care Week and the resulting bivouac is an idea-l-isation; a temporary home for a person and a group.

On twitter @SelfCareForum featured the 'continuum of self care':

The Self Care Continuum

Using Hodges' model, reflection on the above picture soon demonstrates the scope of the model. You can navigate the full range of care displayed above. There is however much more to discover.

Amid the ongoing pandemic, we've recognised anew, or afresh, the importance and value of the outdoors, nature and the environment in all its forms. Recently, I've had to take walks with patients/clients in the community, being unable to take in the aspect of assessment that stepping indoors usually provides.

Personally, for many of us, self care is predicated on the care of others: children, older parents, friends, colleagues and the community. A parent you haven't hugged, or kissed since March 2020.

Infants and children are missing out on truly formative years of schooling and teenagers on socialisation. Apparently, among the young, eco-anxiety is a real phenomena, whether it is debated as an unsurprising fact of 21st century life, or a medical problem.

Hodges' model is much more than axes, continua and boxes. While as shown on this blog (since 2006) Hodges' model is made up of several axes and dichotomies, the model's boxes provide the means to weigh the evidence. The model can help that a given situation and context is considered holistically (parity of esteem in physical and mental health) and in a person-centred way. Then, having fulfilled their purpose, we can collapse the boxes, the bivouac and carry forward the conceptually integrated care.

To deal with eco-anxiety, we need tangible signs of social and political progress, as action is taken to tackle the climate crisis. Physical evidence is the best emotional therapy of all. Just imagine when the news media reports that CO2 has decreased, sea-level rise is slowing, plastic and air pollution are reducing.

When will that be?

I'm not sure and as with COVID-19, the uncertainty is a collective and protracted pain.

As the arts continue to inspire us, there is no doubt that caring for self and all are now inextricably linked: from self-care to planetary health.

What do you think - Self Care Tree Girl?

 
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My sources: And with many thanks.

Herakut

Self Care Forum


See also:

Friday, November 20, 2020

Two heads are better than one, but ...

beware ...
 
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... team - group - department - organisation - Party ...
 





group think

 

My source: Various


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Covid-19 survey: our selfcare and its effects

 Tell us about your experience during the Covid-19 pandemic!

Twelve universities in countries across the globe have come together to find out what works – and what doesn’t work – to prevent and treat Covid-19. This research is funded by the National Institute of Health Research in the UK and Antenna Foundation in Switzerland. We have no funding or links with private companies.

We need to learn from your experience!

We are interested in replies from people from all ages, whether you are at low risk or high risk from Covid-19, and whether or not you have had symptoms of Covid-19. Whatever age you are, whether or not you have any long-standing health problem, please complete the questionnaire.

What have you done to prevent yourself from catching Covid-19? Has it worked?

If you became ill, what did you do? Did it work? Whether you have used conventional medication, alternative medicines, herbs, vitamins, special diet, sports activity or no treatment, we are interested in your experience.

For more details and to take part ... 

 

See also (from the survey website link above):

United Kingdom

University of Southampton webpage about the survey.

Switzerland (French-speaking)

Écouter l'interview de Dr. Bertrand Graz au sujet de l'enquête dans l'émission Drôle d'été (RTS, 9 juillet 2020).

Lire l'article publié dans la Revue Médical Suisse.

La fédération des consommateurs de Suisse romande a relayé l'enquête.

L'émission 36.9 a relayé l'enquête sur Facebook (RTS, 13 septembre 2020).


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Interactive Radio Drama Training - Theatre for a Change - Online

From: Ryan Borcherding

Learn how to produce Interactive Radio Drama (IRD) for a wide range of gender, SRHR, SGBV and COVID-19 behaviour change and advocacy objectives.

IRD is a unique social and behaviour change communication tool from Theatre for a Change. It has been used in multiple countries since 2010 to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights of marginalised and vulnerable women and girls, with documented results.

IRD enables audiences to call in to the radio station and replace the main character in the radio drama, to show what they could do differently to change the story for the better. It enables behaviour change and advocacy to happen on a large scale. In Malawi, we reach over 550,000 listeners through interactive broadcasts each week.

We are now offering online training in our IRD approach to enable other organisations to use IRD in their gender, SRHR, SGBV and COVID-19 behaviour change and advocacy work.

To view the full course outline, including eligibility requirements, please see www.tfacafrica.com/online-training

For more information, please contact Ryan Borcherding on ryan.borcherding AT tfacafrica.com

Ryan Borcherding

My source:

The Communication Initiative Network


Monday, November 16, 2020

Alzheimer’s spotted early using AI cookie theft test

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Changes in how people describe this simple drawing can be analysed using AI






Cummings, Louise. (2019). Describing the Cookie Theft picture: Sources of breakdown in Alzheimer's dementia. Pragmatics and Society. 10. 151-174. DOI: 10.1075/ps.17011.cum  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332061806_Describing_the_Cookie_Theft_picture_Sources_of_breakdown_in_Alzheimer%27s_dementia

 

My source (and image):

Knowles, T. (2020) Alzheimer’s spotted early using AI cookie theft test, The Times, 24 October, p.47.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Radiating mechismo...

soul - self - person - individual - person - body - systems - organs - tissues - cells - atp ...
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Blush




 

"Blush is a radiator by Icelandic designer Thorunn Arnadottir that is covered in thermochromatic paint and both looks like and simulates capillaries. She says, 'Blush is a very important organ of the house. Regulates the temperature and keeps it warm and alive. Blue when cold, but blushes with red when warm.'"

https://laughingsquid.com/blush-a-radiator-that-simulates-capillaries-blushes-red-when-warm/

 My Source:

IDN, 2012. Volume 19, NO. 3. 080.

See  also:

Book: The Vital Question


Saturday, November 14, 2020

A new citation of Hodges' model: "A multi-agent system approach to dynamic ridesharing for older people" 2020

Given the volume of new research published each year and even daily, I am always looking for validation of Hodges' model and my belief (and time ...) in the model's generic utility.

An email from ResearchGate this morning prompted a search, revealing the following conference paper by Iris Lohja, Yves Demazeau and Christine Verdier. 

This a very rewarding read for me as the paper states that Hodges' is situated, person-centred, socio-technical and combines the individual and group.

"Situation Theory is a theoretical approach, according to which a system is defined as the composition of situation-related concerns. To collect information about these concerns and to address the user preferences BP, we use the Hodges’ Health Career Model (H2CM) [15]. It is a model centred around the person, based on the situation,considering all contexts (or as many as possible), and allows for simple modelling. One of the main reasons why this model is adapted to our context is that it allows for individualism and holism at the same time. We use H2CM to structure knowledge or features of older people around two axes – the vertical axis of individual and group and the horizontal axis of humanistic and mechanistic – which create four knowledge domains – Interpersonal, Sciences, Sociology, and Political. The vertical axis indicates our primary focus on the older person as an individual and as a group. The horizontal axis separates features into humanistic – related to the social aspect of the older person/people – and mechanistic – related to the technical aspects concerning the older person/people. Figure 1 shows the H2CM model for the passenger population, where we can see some features identified and classified into the four knowledge domains.
Modelling the passenger population with H2CM in IMOPOP helps to identify and include in the system their preferences and constraints, thus addressing the user preferences BP. A UML representation of a passenger agent is shown in Figure 2.

Table 1 compares the approaches we have considered for the modelling of the agents, according to our main criteria." p.54

I will post again and if possible with Figure 1 and Table 1 from the paper. 

Figure 1 could be extended and Table 1 is a very useful approach by the authors, contrasting Hodges' model with other approaches.

"In this paper, we discussed about various MAS techniques for dealing with the first two blocking points. Viewing our multi-agent system as componential, we considered various models for modelling each of its components. We used the socio-technical Hodges’ Health Career Model, which originates from the social care domain but we still described as it is crucial for IMOPOP. It is used to model the older people as the agents in the system, addressing the user preferences blocking point. Given that we consider ridesharing as activity-based, we discussed about activities and proposed modelling the urgency and importance of these activities in the system. In the environment, we modelled agents’ points of interest and the main players in the ridesharing market." p.57.

MAS: multi-agent systems (the MAS described is called IMOPOP)

Iris Lohja, Yves Demazeau, Christine Verdier. A multi-agent system approach to dynamic ridesharing for older people: State-of-the-art work and preliminary design. 18èmes Rencontres des Jeunes Chercheurs en Intelligence Artificielle, RJCIA’20, Jun 2020, Angers, France. pp.52-59. ⟨hal-02897446⟩

 See also from Aug. 2020:

 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Self-Care Week 2020 i

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dyad ... family - group - community - population (Planet*)

 

*Interconnections - Dependencies:

WE CAN DO THIS!  

We MUST do this 

Ack. Source:


https://twitter.com/EUHealthFutures/status/1327204993108221953?s=20

 

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Pick your corner carefully ...

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Of all the corners you can pick* take care ...







... some are even more 'political' and expressive of power, individually and collectively, than when exercised right here.

 

Ack. Source:

 

*I remember at school 1970s - our drama teacher highlighting the people who have social awareness and those who do not. 'Social awareness' covers a wide range of attitudes, behaviour, manners,  literacies, intelligences ... and with ongoing unrest, campaigning, activism, legislation, policy and human rights we  have made progress. A counterpoint and sadness in the 21st C. is that - as ever - there remains much to do: many people [still] can not exercise a choice in terms of the corners they would like to reach.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Book review: "The Power of the 2 x 2 Matrix" iv

Yes, it is a literal reading but if I didn't 'see' Lowy and Hood's discussion of "The team goes to work" (p.74) with symptoms identification and "Listen, listen, listen" (p.75) I'd miss a trick.

In healthcare the team really matters; in mental health care (especially) it is a professional and therapeutic* ... duty to listen; symptoms are not enough, we must seek signs too; what goes unspoken? A 2x2 matrix once created and agreed can also help identify positive and negative symptoms, in healthcare we differentiate this in several ways. The individual whether psychosis or cancer; and the group (socially and politically) through the impact of constraints and opportunities. There's a 'Health Magazine Marketplace Matrix' (p.76).

Strategy is central with tactical and operational factors in business and commerce and chapter 6 deals with strategic frameworks. The chapter starts: 

"Strategy is the art and science of competing more effectively than one's competitors." (p.91).

Below are two of the matrices described which I've placed within Hodges' model. Nursing is all about seeking, testing, trying, accepting, parking and respecting unexploited opportunities, not only 'in' the intra- interpersonal domain, but the other domains too. I will let you reflect upon the commodification of health and 'end of life'. 

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Beyond Customer Led Matrix p.96.
Discontinuity and Life Cycle Matrix p.101


The social and political domains are obviously well represented throughout the book: value, customer, prosumer, civics and much more. An example is the Librarian Scenario Matrix which comprises of the dimensions - Locus of Concern  and Social Contract (p.119).

There's mention of architecture in the book which in a business context is understandable. I can not find where I read it but recently the addition of 'architecture' as in 'care architecture' represents a misuse? This is not architecture. This book and Hodges' model makes concepts the bricks, mortar, spans and splines of architecture. 
 
There is much more I could draw out. The Johari Window, individual frameworks - in which the quadrant's significance (size) varies, Myers-Briggs. In addition to a couple of references with the chapters, a notes section provides a full-list. The index is thorough and there are copyright notices for the many tables and figures.

A great book - just lacking one-other model, but I would say that!

Here are the previous posts:

Q. What is Hodges' model? A. It is NOT a 2x2 matrix



'Proof' of the Four Quadrants

Alex Lowy, Phil Hood (2004) The Power of the 2 x 2 Matrix: Using 2 x 2 Thinking to Solve Business Problems and Make Better Decisions, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-1-118-00879-9

With many thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

 *All effective carers (formal and informal) are 'good listeners' and not just 'good listeners' they respect what is said and if presented with it: a silence.


Friday, November 06, 2020

Intima - Creativity in a Time of Crisis: Rethinking Vulnerability in Response to Care and Social Justice

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Welcome to the Fall 2020

Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine

We invite you to explore the issue.

 

In much the same way narrative medicine practitioners invite their patients to become storytellers, vulnerably disclosing their illnesses, we invited contributors to engage in their own acts of vulnerability to submit their poetry, art, media, fiction, nonfiction, Field Note, and academic pieces to the Fall 2020 issue of Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine.

More specifically, we invited submissions around the theme: Creativity in a Time of Crisis: Rethinking Vulnerability in Response to Care and Social Justice. Pen to paper, brushes to canvas, and strokes to the keyboard produced a wealth of submissions, many of which hearkened the specialized theme, to narrate the challenging public health and racial unrest that marred 2020. Whether the invitation arrived with much anticipation or as a surprise, we were heartened at the warm response we received and the quality of work we accepted for publication.


The pieces comprising the Fall 2020 issue are varied yet many evoke the images of 2020 as you read stanzas in a poem, gaze onto art, or pour over lines of narrated personal experience. Go to theintima.org to dip into the Fall journal today.

 

My source: Intima - mail list.

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Unheard stories of women - monologues: An opportunity

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Lockdown ii :: Writing, Reading, Drupal...

As we start Lockdown 2 in the UK - England, plus the long nights to follow it's an opportunity to weigh up plans, projects and progress here.

I've nearly finished my review and posts on "The Power of the 2x2 Matrix":

Q. What is Hodges' model? A. It is NOT a 2x2 matrix

Next up - to read and review-  are two books:

Leave No One Behind: Time for Specifics on the Sustainable Development Goals, Homi Kharas, John W. McArthur and Izumi Ohno, Brookings Institution Press.
Leave No One Behind

Last weekend on behalf of my co-author I (re-)submitted a paper on public health, Hodges' model and the sustainable development goals SDGs.

It does pain me that the publisher kindly sent a review copy in the spring, but sadly it's not in the reference list. That subtitle is tantalizing. I will get to this after picking up "After Ethnos":
 

After Ethnos

To be clear, I'm a nurse not* an ethnographer or anthropologist, but this research approach featured large in studies at Lancaster University 2014-2016. 
 
 
A further rationale for reading this book is to maintain insight into research methods and methodologies.
 
Returning to the writing front, just before I found a co-author for the SDG draft, I'd worked on the two-part Threshold Concepts draft dealing with Deprivation of Liberty (now, Liberty Protection Safeguarding) c/o feedback from Mark Bird.
 
This is next up, especially hoping that the Threshold Concepts can proceed next July at UCL, London.
 
The other paper is a 'legacy' item which started in 2013 (yes, I know!). Mentioned here on W2tQ no doubt on diagrams, case formulations and h2cm. There is a paper here, he says? It is quite advanced in terms of words and references.
 
In addition to the legacy issues:
  • person-centred care;
  • integrated care;
  • holistic care;

the standout personal legacy - is this blog and the lack of a website. Soon I'll put twitter down and blog less to try (again) to focus on Drupal and related tools.
 
*I would like to think that successful nursing interventions (that really 'make a difference') calls for an  ethnographic and anthropological orientation.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Migrants, Picnic across the border c/o JR

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Migrants, Picnic across the border

 

My source:

Harvey, C. 'At first, they used to arrest me...'. The Daily Telegraph, Review, 31 October, 2020, pp.4-5.

See also:

JR: Chronicles

https://www.saatchigallery.com/art/jr_chronicles.php


Sunday, November 01, 2020

'Reflection' c/o Evelyn Sinclair

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From the book 'Through the Locking Glass' exploring Cumbrian artists' responses to the (first) Covid-19 Lockdown.

With thanks to E. Sinclair.

Global Remote and Rural Healthcare - How Can We Do It Better?

Unfortunately, I am working during the day, but I look forward to sharing Hodges' model on the 18th evening (UK) session and an opportunity for discussion and feedback:

Global Remote and Rural Healthcare - How Can We Do It Better?

 

Global Remote and Rural Healthcare - How Can We Do It Better?