Published on 2013-01-02 16:06:00
The Einstein Cross Gravitational Lens
Original Image Credit & Copyright:
Published on 2013-01-01 07:23:00
Published on 2012-12-28 18:15:00
A Hodges' model matrix on this theme will follow in the new year.
Published on 2012-12-26 18:06:00
with Best Wishes for the Season and 2013...
Hodges' Health Career - Care Domains - Model is not a theory of health and social care.
It can however encompass the conceptual space that comprises not only health and social care, but the lived experie
Published on 2012-12-21 18:00:00
Dear KT-EQUAL supporters,
Hello. Here's an update about some of our activities and other news that may be of interest to you.
Upcoming events programme
You are warmly invited to join our upcoming events:
Published on 2012-12-21 01:30:00
Call for Papers
Published on 2012-12-19 17:15:00
'Untitled' 2012 (coats, wire, screws), by Jannis Kounellis
"Such wall-mounted three-dimensional pieces seem to me to talk the language
of painting rather than sculpture. So does a massive, poignantly
flopping black cross created from several nav
Published on 2012-12-16 12:52:00
There still is Complexity in Primary Care group but it is now essentially silent. I've met several people through the group over the years.
It might be decades since James Gleick's book Chaos (1987) and yet there is plenty of mileage left in complex
Published on 2012-12-12 17:59:00
I don't know about 21.12.12 being a date of note. 12.12.12 has brought another addition to a string of
Published on 2012-12-11 18:05:00
Museums and other organisations will often use a 'Title Wall' to present an exhibition. I read about this in the current IdN World and as I did thought about the Tate (London and Liverpool) and the visit to the National Gallery last February. The tit
Published on 2012-12-09 10:14:00
Mis-measurement of health and wealth – Issue 107 (2012)
The UK Statistics Authority
Published on 2012-12-06 13:45:00
Here are the recommendations from this commission (the full report is also available):
Patient centred care should be at the heart of all pre-registration nursing education and continuing professional development.
There were no shortcomings found in
Published on 2012-12-03 16:29:00
You are invited to The Difference that
Makes a Difference 2013, An interdisciplinary workshop on
Information: Space, Time, and Identity.
Location: The Open University and the MK Gallery,
Milton Keynes ,
Dates: 8-10 April 2013
Published on 2012-12-02 07:45:00
How it works (from fatfonts.org):
Fatfonts are designed so that the amount of dark pixels in a numeral character is proportional to the number it represents. For example, “2″ has twice the ink than “1″, “8″ has two times the amount of da
Published on 2012-12-01 05:10:00
Watch the video of Bill Nighy visiting
Malawi to see how the decisions made by bankers are affecting the lives
of ordinary people.
Health Protection Agency: HIV in the United Kingdom: 2012 Report
Published on 2012-11-30 16:55:00
Do not forget to listen for the HUManity in the machine(s).
Published on 2012-11-29 17:25:00
There was an item today on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours on the government's Fit for Work tests.
The new fitness for work assessments have been under review. The discussion featured Professor Malcolm Harrington and his final report on the Work Capabil
Published on 2012-11-28 14:06:00
There is no substitute for providing evidence that confirms many common-sense assumptions about what happens in the clinical environment that is the ward - in this case paediatrics.
See the links below for details and explanation.
My source: John
Published on 2012-11-27 02:22:00
The 16 days ends on International Human Rights Day (December 10).
Image source email from: http://www.usaid.gov/
Published on 2012-11-26 01:52:00
Seeing and listening with Hodges' model:
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
LIFE HISTORY, several selves,
Published on 2012-11-25 10:39:00
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2012 10:24:30 +0000
From: Willard McCarty
Subject: CASA Working Papers
Many here will find something of interest, I suspect, in the Working Papers series of the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College Lon
Published on 2012-11-20 18:01:00
Even as I search for extraterrestrials we are creatures of space.
The Agora in
Womb, swaddling clothes, crib, play pen, 'home', garden, neighbourhood, community, village, town, city...
Here on W2tQ cognitive and conceptual space is the f
Published on 2012-11-18 18:08:00
My source: Peggy L Chinn
I am pleased to announce that the Advances in Nursing Science app for the iPad is now available! The app is free, and for a limited time, all of the content of the current issue of ANS is free as well.
dynamic app o
Published on 2012-11-18 09:57:00
Dear HIFA2015 and CHILD2015 colleagues,Today is International
Antibiotics Awareness Day. The message below is forwarded from the forum
of the International Federation of Medical Students Associations
(IFMSA), which is a longstanding official HIFA
Published on 2012-11-17 13:43:00
In the decades to follow the patient, the carer, the health and social care professional must all be dynamic. All must be capable of movement - that is taking in several perspectives. As always composition is vital. So is choreography. As Hockney ind
Published on 2012-11-16 12:06:00
A decade ago I was studying the Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis (COPE) pathway part-time at Manchester University. The student body was interprofessinal made up of nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, nurses and if memory serves m
Published on 2012-11-15 15:23:00
100 years since Eugen
Bleuler coined the term, schizophrenia remains a
stigmatised and misunderstood illness. Today a report is
published on one of the largest ever reviews of
Published on 2012-11-13 18:29:00
It is with great sadness that this week I learned of the passing of Fran Biley. In 2003 I contacted Fran having heard he had worked up in Lancashire in the early 80s as a charge nurse on a then new elderly mentally ill unit. I could not resist the po
Published on 2012-11-13 16:36:00
From PAHO (Ana Luisa!)
Santiago, Chile January 9-11, 2013 - http://www.congresosaludglobal.uchile.cl/
Abstracts should be submitted through the Conference website and received before November 26, 2012 at 12:00pm (Chilean time)
Published on 2012-11-10 05:29:00
These two references inform my study of Hodges' model:
Zubrinic, K., Kalpic, D.,
Published on 2012-11-08 17:12:00
October 2012. References on public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.
Author: Kristina Staley, TwoCan Associates
invoNET is a network of people working to build evidence, knowledge
and learning about public involvement in N
Published on 2012-11-04 18:01:00
Semantic Web journal invites paper submissions for a special issue on
"Cognitive Approaches for the Semantic Web." The scope of the special
issue includes research from cognitive science that employs Semantic Web
technologies, ontologies, or
Published on 2012-11-03 15:46:00
In reviewing some literature recently I came across the phrase 'semantic reef'. In forwarding a copy of the paper Dr Trina Myers described the semantic reef as: an architecture created to automatically infer phenomenon or alerts about coral reefs usi
Published on 2012-11-01 12:50:00
This research briefing provides an overview of the evidence concerning
the value of supervision in supporting the practice of social care and
social work. It is relevant to both children’s and adult social care
services and includes a considerat
Published on 2012-10-31 16:54:00
In the UK the powers that be finally recognise the need to introduce children to computer programming. Our future economic viability depends on no less. So many children are too locked into playing games to consider how games are created. New develop
Published on 2012-10-28 17:58:00
SOURCE: The Conversation
By Alessandro Demaio, University of Copenhagen; Bertil Dorch, University of Copenhagen, and Fred Hersch, University of Sydney
This week, we celebrate open access week – an event aimed at bringing attention to this rapidly emerging form of scientific publication and its ethical imperatives.
Traditionally, knowledge breakthroughs and scientific discoveries are shared through publication in academic journals. Peer-reviewed and highly competitive, careers are made and [..]
Published on 2012-10-25 18:26:00
There is a controversy (Telegraph) that has been growing for some time, concerning the Liverpool Care Pathway for end of life care. This is a very demanding and yet rewarding aspect of nursing. I have experience of end of life nursing care in a non-specialist capacity, having worked on wards for older adults and being involved with people who have mental health and life-threatening physical health problems.
It pains me greatly not just as a scouser that something with 'Liverpool' in it should b [..]
Published on 2012-10-20 10:37:00
Here are the slides from the IPH Open Conference in Belfast. There were several very helpful questions from the floor. With fifteen minutes for the presentation and ten for questions, the 23 slides were ambitious but they were delivered in the allotted time. Many aspects could be developed further and emphasized. In particular the way that public health policy and practice has switched from needs based approaches to assets. This also reflects the trend in self-care and the recovery model in ment [..]
Published on 2012-10-16 14:29:00
Here is another item from the HSJ:
"There is often a Berlin Wall between formal and informal caring environments both in the NHS and in social care," he says [Alex Fox, Shared Lives Plus]. He argues that patient care needs to be de-institutionalised.
"If we are going to get anything from all the effort and heartache that has gone in to the NHS reforms, CCGs need to take a holistic view of a person, like good GPs do, and understand that a range of factors go in to someone's health and wellbeing [..]
Published on 2012-10-14 18:16:00
This year's theme for Blog Action Day is The Power of We. Andy Roberts over at DARnet posted about his not taking part given this particularly ambiguous title. I can see what Andy means. I'd signed-up for this year and wondered what to write; but then last Friday morning returning to work up the A59 at the Tickle Trout I was behind a van carrying two ladders...
I used to be a bit reckless in terms of heights,
but I was kid then. Can you imagine the sudden lease of mental life from a row of te [..]
Published on 2012-10-13 10:08:00
Dear ERCIM News Reader,
ERCIM News No. 91 has just been published at http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/
Special Theme: "What is Computation? — Alan
Guest editors: Gilles Dowek, Inria, and Samson Abramsky,
University of Oxford
Keynote: "The Impact of Alan Turing" by Andrew Hodges
This issue for download in pdf:
Published on 2012-10-10 12:06:00
Today is World Mental Health Day. Here are some mental health related concepts mapped to Hodges' model that I have encountered over the past few weeks (I could list many more of course).
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
motivation, beliefs, agitation,
understanding of treatment,
ideas, communication skills, confusion,
aggression, lability of mood, loss, disorientation, orientation,
stress and vulnerability, observation, distresselectroconvulsive therapy
benzodiazepines, anti [..]
Published on 2012-10-09 18:00:00
Although school terms and university semesters vary especially between the northern and southern hemispheres, I can often tell when a new academic year is upon us again. Not only that, but possibly a new cohort of nursing or other health care related students.
The signal is the visitors to the old website. The past week or so there's been a lot of traffic from
Published on 2012-10-08 18:15:00
I am pleased to [announce] the Call for Papers for the 2nd European Design4Health Conference, which will be held at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK from Wed 3rd to Fri 5th July 2013.
The conference provides a platform for dialogue between designers, healthcare professionals, funding bodies, researchers and users. We invite submissions to the conference in the following forms:
Abstract submissions: extended abstracts that address the conference themes
Exhibition proposals: exhibit [..]
Published on 2012-10-08 02:19:00
Welcome to the October edition of IC Knowledge
Welcome back to IC Knowledge, the online bulletin that
keeps you up-to-date with new data releases, service news
and forthcoming events.
In our first edition we look at:
New data linkage service now available
GPES to provide data for QOF payments from April 2013
Data workshop set to inspire innovation in use of
National Diabetes Audit set for busy autumn of
First ever [..]
Published on 2012-10-04 18:26:00
Searching for an up-to-date nursing theory book I wanted something different from the usual fare. The usual fare being a description of the various nursing theories, models and frameworks to date. I needed a text that would help me in two ways: firstly, deal with and critique the foundations of nursing theory; secondly, to provide some insights that would inform my own study into Hodges' model. I quickly found a book with a bonus: it is written by a philosopher.
Mark Risjord's - Nursing Knowl [..]
Published on 2012-10-02 15:02:00
In the (northern) summer Dr Mark Davies (NHS Information Centre) noted that:
We have lots of data but it's lazy data. We have to make it work and turn it into actionable data - data we can do something with.
Interview: The hard data man's soft spot. Health Service Journal, 2 August, 2012. p.17.
There are many ways that we can put data to work. In the interview with HSJ Dr Davies also highlighted the common and not unexpected emphasis upon the organisational views of the world. Here in England [..]
Published on 2012-09-29 10:09:00
October looks to be a busy month, at least the first half.
It's the PHPNW Conference next weekend and I'm pleased that they were able to use some copy I provided for their blog. The 2010 conf was very good and 2012 is looking a real treat.
Before then, this Wednesday evening it's the monthly NW Drupal User Group meeting also in Manchester. They are continuing the Back to Basics sessions. Since last month I've not had much time to explore and use DrupalPro. I will do before Wednesday, after th [..]
Published on 2012-09-26 13:20:00
Dear British Computer Society Health Member,
We would like to invite you to attend the following event supported by BCS Health at the BCS office in Covent Garden, London:
The Digital Doctor, 1-2 Dec, Covent Garden, BCS London
This conference is organised by a small group of doctors with the aim of helping clinicians harness technology to become better doctors.
On Saturday we will teach you to use technology and tools to make everyday tasks such as email, audits, task management, keeping up w [..]
Published on 2012-09-26 10:48:00
"The Dehewwoff system of punishing by disease; graded capital punishment; the more serious the crime the more serious the disease the culprit is infected with. For minor crimes a mere fever, loss of livelihood and medical expenses; for more damaging misdeeds a bout of something lasting perhaps months, with pain and long convalescence, bills and no sympathy, sometimes marks to show later on. For really ghastly crimes, infections with diseases rarely survived; near certain death but possible divin [..]
Published on 2012-09-13 20:11:00
Just before I disappear for 11 days holiday...
In the 1970s I could go into (the old) Smiths in Wigan with £1 and buy three paperbacks. I built quite an SF library that includes Heinlin, Clarke, Smith, Aldiss, Van Vogt, and Asimov, all a bit musty now and boxed.
Robots featured in many of those old books and Issac Asimov in particular with his Three Laws of Robotics. As a result I've tended to take robots for granted, not just in fiction and film but health care too. Big mistake!
It's almos [..]
Published on 2012-09-10 19:11:00
As planned I am in Leeds at the moment attending the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS). The keynotes and other sessions so far have proved really thought provoking, as with talking to other people in the evening.
My presentation was well received and well attended given the total attendees and three concurrent streams.
Two interesting points were raised in questions:
the value of a practical example of h2cm in use even in this forum.
the most interesting aspect of my 30 min [..]
Published on 2012-09-10 04:02:00
If your are based in the North West of England, or can travel to Manchester there are plans for a DrupalCamp in November 24-25th at Media City Salford.
You can sign up for news - http://ow.ly/dvj8r.
For the next few months the North West Drupal User Group are having 'back to basics' sessions (Madlab, Manchester 1st Weds in the month). I'm really grateful to Phil who sorted VirtualBox and DrupalPro on my Macbook last Wednesday. I've been struggling with MAMP since Drupalcon in Munich, asking t [..]
Published on 2012-09-04 17:50:00
As a full-time nurse with an interest in informatics I am already in a sense looking over the fence at that other garden. Well, why not? It looks quite enticing, there's a special sandpit and frameworks to climb with learning curves that run on and on ...
News of a paper on Hodges' model in the Journal of Community Informatics finds me trying to look over not one, but several fences. Whether or not the project is successful is a matter of opinion which sums up this latest exercise.
I'm very gr [..]
Published on 2012-09-01 06:40:00
To: DTMD2011 contacts
We are sending you this message because either you attended The Difference That Makes a
Difference 2011 workshop (www.dtmd2011.info) last September, or we have previously had some other contact with you in association with the workshop, and we think this information will be of interest to you.
Published on 2012-08-29 14:30:00
Very Best Wishes to all Paralympians.
Day 6 - Paralympic Torch Relay The Cauldron is lit in Stoke Mandeville as the FOUR flames unite
Disability is also a State of Mind:
:that frequently marks the beholder.
How does it mark you?
Who do you see?
.... Let us together rejoice in Ability ...
Image c/o London 2012
Published on 2012-08-28 15:41:00
I've greatly enjoyed a talk by Mark Boulton before at Drupalcon and as a contributor to LHC@Home this collision of the Internet's birth, Drupal, web design and high energy physics was not to be missed.
I'd heard of the LHC experiments before, but not the fact of there being four [how could I miss that ;-) ].
Mark explained about his work with CERN, the legacy site, the culture and the creation of a new site he has been tasked with in Creating Wonder. The Facet API for search and resort to pers [..]
Published on 2012-08-27 14:12:00
Drupalcon Munich 2012 Group Photo
Well another European Drupalcon has been and gone. It was an awesome event in Munich; the venue, sessions, organisation and the community. It all proved a brilliant experience even without the night time thunder and lightening.
I'm not sure if this particular sponge is saturated to its limited capacity, but compared with previous years I took fewer notes and haven't posted as yet. The (glaring) take home lesson for me remains the same. Write less: do!
The no [..]
Published on 2012-08-17 13:28:00
In the Financial Times, Life & Arts section, June 23/June 24 2012 Francis Hodgson wrote Hocus-focus about the 15th PHotoEspaña festival.
The curator Gerardo Mosquera introduced the broad theme of the festival -
From Here: Context and Internationalisation
- which Hodgson feels provides 'no secure binder between disaprate elements':
' "Context," he writes opaquely, "has ceased to be a 'closed' locus linked to a reductive concept of what is local; instead it is projected as a space from which [..]
Published on 2012-08-16 15:11:00
Stakeholders from across industry, civil society and
are encouraged to make
their voices heard
Published on 2012-08-13 02:07:00
Here are a couple of quotes from HSJ Roundtable meetings:
"What I hear around the country is that we have masses of information but we need to turn that into something that is intelligible and can be used for strategic decision making."...
"We need to look at how information links together to get a holistic picture of the situation." p. 20.
Dr Shahid Ali, (2012) Commissioning Information. Full Measures. HSJ, June 28, 20-23.
Published on 2012-08-11 05:38:00
The purpose of NEWS - National Early Warning Score is to standardise the assessment of acute-illness severity in the NHS
and in doing so: save lives.
For me in the late 70s early 80s there was great emphasis placed on doing the charts, on 'obs' and the art and skill of observation. As a student nurse, you were finally nursing. From my mental health base, I've noticed new students today retain this enthusiasm to do the TPR and BP. To sign-off this essential competency. I mentioned art and skill [..]
Published on 2012-08-08 17:05:00
5-8 September 2012
King’s College London, Strand, London WC2
2012 marks the 40th Anniversary of two of John Berger’s major works: the novel
Published on 2012-08-06 16:35:00
My source: MHHE list
Invitation to the Launch of reVision (formerly The Joint Forum)
We are a coalition of radical activists who believe in the social model of mental health.
We are seeking to be a voice for change by promoting and exploring knowledge and understandings of the social, economic and political causes of mental distress, and by proposing socially derived alternatives to medicalised approaches.
Published on 2012-08-05 14:21:00
Last month the HSJ announced plans to integrated health and social care data (July 5th, pp. 6-7). The purpose is specific to support care commissioning, but ...
The related topic of integrated care is a round-robin element of policy debate. It may go quiet for a time, but it is there, needing to be fed in successive governmental and policy turns.
You might reasonably expect that integrated health and social care data, would be a by-product of integrated care. So the fact that data integration [..]
Published on 2012-08-04 06:27:00
Visiting Manchester twice this past fortnight I'd noticed this IdN special issue on infographics in the Cornerhouse shop. The shop's only small but there is lots to dive into - arts, media, design and philosophy.
When a database becomes a thing of beauty
Infographics or information graphics are visual representations
of information, data or knowledge. They are often used when complex
information needs to be presented as quickly and effectively as
possible, such as signs and maps. Infographic [..]
Published on 2012-08-02 16:50:00
My laptop is four years old next month and a refurb at that. The DVD and webcam no longer work. The Apple store in Manchester helped me update the OS to Snow Leopard and I'll catch up with the rest of the cat pack soon.
It seems I've 'summer cleaned', deleting files and older Drupal installs, the rain making me think it's April. Drupal 7.14 and version 8 are insitu. Drupal 8 would not install, MAMP's version of PHP being too old. I'm sure I checked the site, but must have missed the MAMP update [..]
Published on 2012-07-31 14:14:00
A defining characteristic of the next decade of biomedical research will be the explosion in the range and quantity of biomedical information, especially as it relates to individualized therapies. The purpose of this joint workshop is to discuss research challenges, results, methods and advances in the application of Semantic Web technologies to translating the wealth of biomedical information into therapies, tools, and care practices that improve health for [..]
Published on 2012-07-27 15:16:00
Of all the things that can be done within 4 minutes one of the most significant in the history of sport is undoubtedly who would be the first to run a mile in under four minutes:
In health care four minutes is both an age and an instant in someone's health career.
If we took four minutes to reflect upon a person's care across the care domains what difference might that make?
Just one minute per care domain to help deliver - personalised care, self-care, carer support, integration, health pr [..]
Published on 2012-07-24 18:30:00
I never got to see the Olympic torch procession,
Published on 2012-07-21 16:04:00
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen,
Denmark and Deakin University, Australia
Published on 2012-07-18 15:08:00
I posted previously about the aspiration of visiting Australia and presenting at the International Council of Nursing 25th Quadrennial Congress next May.
Instead of opting for a 15 minute concurrent session I am wondering about the possibility of collaborating with two other speakers to prepare a symposium session of 80 minutes. Copied below is a *draft* abstract that could be adapted to include and reflect other speaker’s motivations and interests. The word limit is 250 including title and [..]
Published on 2012-07-17 15:33:00
Dear ERCIM News Reader,
ERCIM News No. 90 has just been published at http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/
Special Theme: "Cybercrime and Privacy Issues"
Guest editors: Jean-Jacques Quisquater (Université catholique de
Louvain), Solange Ghernaouti-Hélie (University of Lausanne), Jens
Tölle and Peter Martini (Fraunhofer Institute for Communication,
Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE)
Keynote: "Current Cybersecurity Best Practice [..]
Published on 2012-07-14 18:44:00
The three recent events have all in different ways emphasized the role of patterns.
Patterns were there at the Drupal Education Camp, then the Visual Methodologies Workshop and the Scottish Ruby Conference.
There is a lot of very informative content in .net magazine. In the two most recent issues a single page has proved a great help (Buttons gestalt, .net August 2012, p.74) and in the current issue (.net Summer 2012) page 72.
Gene Crawford notes that gestalt in graphic design refers to how a [..]
Published on 2012-07-10 17:10:00
As much as I might like to I will not be able to attend Copenhagen and the workshop details of which I posted yesterday. Reading the call for papers prompted the following reflections - many of which may not be relevant to the actual workshop content, but hopefully help illustrate Hodges' model:
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
literacy - health literacy, cognitive access, insight, memory, education,
communication, attitudes, motivation*, beliefs, BEFORE-AFTER holistic measu [..]
Published on 2012-07-09 14:49:00
We invite position papers and works-in-progress papers for the first international workshop on "Designing for self-care: Acknowledging the home-clinic difference" to be held alongside NordiCHI on 14th October, at the IT-University of Copenhagen.
Kindly consider submitting your work, and / or share with your network.
Published on 2012-07-03 17:53:00
Whether it's the web magazines, web design sites, Drupal presentations you cannot escape from the the app.
Health is no different being a major field of development. I did not make the NHS Hack Day in May and I may be away for the next in September 22-23th which is planned at ADA Liverpool. If you can make it register now!
There is also HANDI and no doubt a multitude of other international groups working on innovative apps that can and already are making a real difference to people's health an [..]
Published on 2012-07-01 05:20:00
The NHS has a new model to help deliver change, a critical objective over the months and years as new commissioning arrangements are also implemented. The introduction below is from the website, from where the components of the model are also explained following registration and this is a chat forum:
Welcome to the NHS Change Model
The model has been created to support the NHS to adopt a shared
approach to leading change and transformation.
Published on 2012-06-29 18:23:00
My source: HIFA2015
At the request of the U.S. Institute of Medicine Roundtable of Health Literacy, I am preparing a background paper on health literacy activities around the world. To support that effort, I have created an online survey tool to gather information on how health literacy is being put into policy and practice in national, state, and local governments, the European Union, the United Nations, the business community, non-governmental and non-profit organizations, and within [..]
Published on 2012-06-28 19:12:00
This session started fairly quietly but was one that rather shouted out in the end because of its possible relevance to Hodges' model. There was a clue having recognised one contributor from a reference already found:
Hautamäki, A. (1992). A Conceptual Space Approach To Semantic Networks, Computers
and Mathematics with Applications. 23, 6-9, 517-525.
Kaipainen and Hautamäki began by asking what is the origin of quality dimensions? They proceeded to explain their use of perspectivism and th [..]
Published on 2012-06-23 16:52:00
Well it is over and it was a great experience. So many thanks to the Drupal Oxford Group, Finn @finnlewis and the sponsors. The boxes are all ticked: the sessions, lunches, St Catherines' College surroundings and staff (excellent), and as ever the Drupal Community. Amongst many really good sessions ...
Yesterday, Johan Gant listed the pros and cons of Migrating data into Drupal using the migrate module, when you might care to use it and when not. When not to use it is a definite take home (a ta [..]
Published on 2012-06-20 17:29:00
After Oxford Drupal Education Camp this Friday-Saturday proceedings move on to a NE workshop.
If your focus is on person-centered health care then the volume of data involved that pertaining to the individual can be readily apprehended. At least the example of a single episode of care. Of course, there are exceptions, people who might be the subject of special case studies so complex is their condition and pathology. Data volumes do vary markedly from person to person. A great deal of generated [..]
Published on 2012-06-18 02:04:00
There is a busy fortnight coming up here. If all goes according to plan it runs like this: Drupal, Visual Methodologies and Ruby.
On Thursday evening I will travel down to Oxford for Drupal Education Camp. My first Drupal effort is taking shape. There are five photos in a jCarousel. I think I'm almost there but after the five scroll through there are five empty placeholders or blanks. It's probably just a tweak to the settings. The enquiry form is completed. I'm not happy about the formatting w [..]
Published on 2012-06-17 14:53:00
The final day of the CS@W conference started with a topic I was really anticipating as per a previous blog post. Ben Adams and Martin Raubal had indicated by email that CSML was a work in progress and a chat after their session emphasized the same. The existence of CSML and looking at some code examples holds great promise.
Direction in Lund, Sweden May 2012 by Peter Jones
The motivation for their work stems from geographical information systems [GIS] and how to formalise conceptual spaces. [..]
Published on 2012-06-15 17:58:00
FROM the RCN:
BREAKING: The RCN has today launched a new survey to find out what YOU
think about the proposal by the NMC to increase your annual registration
fee from £76 to £120. We oppose the move strongly, but we
need to know what you think too. You answers will help shape our
official response to their consultation so it's vital that you have your
Complete the survey now, it takes two minutes. (Alex)
Published on 2012-06-13 17:55:00
I've described h2cm as a foundation, a substrate for the health and social care assessments that follow. And that's the question: what is there before the conceptual framework is populated? As a foundation the model is initially empty, void, null. In terms of theory, practice, values and judgements there are none. The piece of paper is blank. So is the screen. Once (quickly) learned, the professionals have the conceptual framework in mind (ready to call upon), but it is not exercised. Until they [..]
Published on 2012-06-10 06:26:00
Case formulation is a process in which I believe Hodges’ model can be used. Johnstone and Dallos (2006) help conjoin case formulation with an original purpose of Hodges’ model, that of supporting reflective practice, as follows:
Formulation and reflective practice. The notion of reflective practice is becoming increasingly important in all therapeutic traditions; that is, the necessity of being aware of one’s own feelings and reactions as a therapist as well as one’s own position in ter [..]
Published on 2012-06-07 17:59:00
As per previous CS@W posts Joost Zwarts' Constructing Conceptual Spaces for Lexical Semantics provided one of several examples at the conference of data analysis derived from large datasets. The abstract included:
The similarity structure of a conceptual space can be determined using lexical data or pile sorting, but it can also be based on some sort of analysis of the values involved. Using the work of Geeraerts et al. (1994) on Dutch clothing terminology, Zwarts (2010) demonstrates how a spac [..]
Published on 2012-06-02 17:55:00
In my notes on Hodges' model, nursing theory and conceptual spaces I've referred to Rosch, Gärdenfors and there is much of note in my copy of The Big Book of Concepts. There are gaps to fill, key sources to find and digest including the history of concepts. In Empirical Investigations in Conceptual Spaces Theory and the Unified Conceptual Space Joel Parthemore really helped this effort. His presentation began with: What is a concept? Which begs the question: What is a concept within Hodges' mod [..]
Published on 2012-06-01 14:01:00
is the concluding paper of a three paper publications. Paper 1 focused
on specifically understanding what autonomy for older people in
residential care means. Paper 2 discussed the various factors that
either facilitate or hinder residents autonomy and directed readers to
reflect upon their practice. This final paper outlines the findings from
the action research phase of a study aimed at enhancing resident
autonomy. It describes just one way in which residential care units [..]
Published on 2012-05-31 14:09:00
In order to put Hodges' model on a more theoretical and practical footing (especially as part of an extended project) I approached the publishers of Mark Risjord's Nursing Knowledge: Science, Practice, and Philosophy. Wiley-Blackwell have kindly forwarded me a review copy of this book.
My preoccupation with nursing theory, practice and informatics could form the basis of a multiple choice question:
Having an earnest interest in nursing theory, practice and informatics is:
a) a grand academic [..]
Published on 2012-05-30 17:09:00
The next session - Event Structure, Conceptual Spaces and the Semantics of Verbs Peter Gärdenfors, Massimo Warglien &
Matthijs Westera, was presented by Peter Gärdenfors whose book Conceptual Spaces (2000) I bought in Sedbergh in 2008 (talk about serendipity!).
Just reading the title back then was enough...
There was a starter question: Why are there word classes (nouns, verbs, adverbs...)?
It became evident that first morning that conceptual space as a representational form is very much st [..]
Published on 2012-05-30 14:44:00
[See also Reflections I CSaW2012]
Among many things Dessalles - From Conceptual Spaces to Predicates - told us that meaning is essentially two-fold: analogue and symbolic.
An evocative summary was provided:
(Topo)logical thinking = Conceptual spaces + Contrast
Concepts do not exist as permanent structures.
Predicates are ephemeral.
Questions included: Is there a contrast logic?
You can find Dessalles online and there is a specific book Why We Talk (2007) (some of the chapters look particul [..]
Published on 2012-05-29 16:39:00
I started writing up and reflecting on my notes while still in Lund on Saturday evening 26th May. As I passed the taxi rank returning to my B&B I knew Eurovision had started: Englebert sang out. It was quite novel to be in Sweden that night.
The conference was excellent.
Lund is a beautiful, friendly city and the weather was amazing.
I am so pleased I made this journey and would like to thank the organisers and sponsors for their work and support. The conference was free to attend, which g [..]
Published on 2012-05-25 02:46:00
I hope you don't mind me picking your brains :)
We are currently recruiting for a new cohort for the UK's most intensive
innovation and leadership programme for health professionals who work
in the community. It is called Nurse First and is a free programme that
has been developed with the Queen's Nursing Institute, Bucks New
University, the Shaftesbury Partnership and Johnson & Johnson (who
are sponsoring it).
What we are particularly looking for are creative and innov [..]
Published on 2012-05-23 17:33:00
If you have a 'project' then chances are at some point you're going to commit it to paper as a text or Gantt chart...
Last November I posted an outline and some reflections about a project that I suppose has been a career in the making. This blog is part of the 'output': a channel that is open.
I am writing this in Lund, Sweden. The people, weather, the lilac and other scents on the breeze are a real joy. I'm here to attend the Conceptual Spaces at Work conference which starts tomorrow.
Published on 2012-05-18 12:21:00
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
Person-alised care c/o Andrea, Jamal, Leila, Kareem, Nada, Cassie, Graham, Addy, Gizela, Sandra, Kate, Tony, Em, ...
Diagnosis - dementia, confusion, agitation
Care needs include: personal hygiene, dressing, washing ...
Carer - support
trust, empathy, rapport...
Policy, Governance, Audit, Outcomes, Feedback, Commissioning, ...
What is the meaning of continuity?
BBC News: Dementia patient 'had 106 carers'.
Published on 2012-05-16 15:07:00
A recent HSJ came with a CHKS supported document on Top Hospitals. Page 14 considers Worldwide comparison and learning from others with three items on Patient Status at a Glance (PSAG) Boards; Developing a safety culture; and Reducing readmissions.
All are related (communication, safety, outcomes, multidisciplinary collaboration), but PSAG stands out to me for obvious reasons as it acknowledges the value of visual management, a quick heads-up overview of status. On PSAG four brief sentences not [..]
Published on 2012-05-12 06:17:00
Dear Colleagues / collaborators,
worldwide under the umbrella of the International Council of Nurses
celebrates the International Nurses Day yearly on May 12. This is to pay
tribute to the millions of men and women who put their lives to the
service of humanity, in accordance with convention 149 of the ILO
(Nursing Personnel Convention) passed in 1997. This celebration however
has not yet gained the recognition it should, for how can one explain
the fact that this day may even go [..]
Published on 2012-05-10 18:06:00
As International Nurses Day is celebrated tomorrow on the 12th May the emphasis and work here at W2tQ lies with Hodges' model. The project is to publicise h2cm's international potential in providing an avenue to help unify nursing theory, practice and assure future research.
Fawcett wrote of the metaparadigm of nursing - namely the inclusion of the concepts of person; environment; health; and nursing.
These concepts are incorporated into Fawcett's criteria on model validation which are listed [..]
Published on 2012-05-03 17:17:00
Developing Theory & Practice in Visual Methodologies
The School of Education, Communication & Language Sciences and Durham University’s School of Education are holding a two-day workshop for doctoral students on the development and use of visual methodologies.
The workshop will take place on Tuesday, 26 June and Wednesday, 27 June 2012 at Newcastle University.
Further information about the workshop and how to register can be found at:
Published on 2012-04-30 18:40:00
I'll start May hopefully in tune with plans towards the month's end and attending Conceptual Spaces at Work.
The SCIENCES domain page has included Markup Languages (ML) for a great many years.
In the early versions of the h2cm website there were just two 'resource' pages. When the ongoing four page format arrived then markup languages had a place.
Looking at the programme for next month's Conceptual Spaces at Work the first session listed includes this reference:
Adams, B., Raubal, M. (2009 [..]
Published on 2012-04-28 04:46:00
Part I continued ...
What Kim and Johnson reveal is a level of transience that can be
quite scary in this context. True, electronic health records can be
archived and printed, but the latter surely defeats the purpose of the
'e'. Printing undermines the credentials. The virtual landscape presented in part I by checking the current status of these domains
highlights the issue of ownership of data in a way that has provoked much debate
in social media and the transferability of a person's d [..]
Published on 2012-04-26 02:15:00
I have booked a holiday for Friday 22 June because as their website announces -
Published on 2012-04-25 15:22:00
The Fourth International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo2012) will be hosted at the EPFL in Lausanne (CH), in collaboration with the team Humanités Digitales@unil (University of Lausanne), on the 5-7 December 2012.
The general co-chairs are Karl Aberer, School for Computer and Communication Science, EPFL, Switzerland and Andreas Flache, Director of Studies, Department of Sociology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
The call for papers is open until the 7th of July, [..]
Published on 2012-04-22 12:42:00
Copied below is news about the 2013 International Council of Nursing Congress. There are lots of details to follow including the cost of registration. The call for abstracts invites submissions - in ONLY ONE of the following categories:
Concurrent session: A paper 15 minutes in length.
Symposium: An 80 minute session with a minimum of
three speakers presenting on a single theme from different perspectives.
Speakers presenting a symposium must submit a single joint abstract.
Poster: A visual [..]
Published on 2012-04-21 06:03:00
When I was at HC2004 or 2005 I was given a copy of the Medical Informatics Yearbook 2003 from the British Computer Society - Nursing Specialist Group stand. Within this volume of key papers for the year April 2001 - March 2002 I found the following:
Kim MI, Johnson KB. Personal Health Records: Evaluation of Functionality and Utility. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2002. Mar-Apr; 9(2):171-180. Selected for inclusion in the IMIA 2003 Yearbook of Medical Informatics.
Published on 2012-04-20 02:13:00
From: Wayne Lutters Date: 19 April 2012 20:02:13 GMT+01:00
To: "CHI-ANNOUNCEMENTS at LISTSERV.ACM.ORG"
Subject: Sociotech announcement
I'm happy to write that the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is now funding:
Published on 2012-04-16 15:16:00
You might have noticed a slight hiatus in posts recently, in fact over the past six weeks or so. During that time I was working on a paper following the November's CARDI conference when two others popped up again out of the academic ether.
I've probably whined on before about how I write, but don't benefit from like-minded people to read stuff and bounce ideas off. It's not that my nursing and multidisciplinary colleagues are not academically inclined: far from it. There's people taking time to [..]
Published on 2012-04-15 08:09:00
Remembering is fundamentally recursive,
because it involves inserting a past mental state into the present one.
New Scientist, 1st September 2007 p.48-49.
Published on 2012-04-08 02:58:00
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCESSOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
Published on 2012-04-07 04:25:00
Here are the slides from the Social Work in Action - SWAN conference HOPE University in Liverpool 30-31 March 2012. The session was an introduction to the model. I've used the same template and some of the slides from Colombia last year adding a few new ones for this audience and to reflect the SWAN conference themes. The organizers have a copy of my slides which should appear on their site. The keynote session by Professor Danny Dorling from the University of Sheffield and the main speakers wer [..]
Published on 2012-04-06 05:58:00
For those of you who do not know me, I am one of the facilitators of the Virtual International Day of the Midwife. This is a free online conference that runs for:
24 hours starting 10.00 5th May New Zealand.
Published on 2012-04-05 11:59:00
Dear ERCIM News Reader,
ERCIM News No. 89 has just been published at http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/
Special Theme: "Big Data"
Guest editors: Stefan Manegold, Martin Kersten, CWI, The Netherlands, and Costantino Thanos, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Keynote: "E-Infrastructures for Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges" by Kostas Glinos, European Commission
Next issue: N [..]
Published on 2012-04-01 16:10:00
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCESSOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
Ability to listen to oneself:
A Fractal Antenna
Published on 2012-03-29 17:40:00
It isn't just me - is it?
Other people must have this problem.
It isn't that it's an embarrassing body problem -
although time will tell on that
- it's just Frustrating.
If you venture to write a paper for publication then the submission process usually asks you to render the paper Anon. This makes good sense: right and proper. While some scholars can spend decades on a specific problem, or project the majority of academics must be fleet of foot. Usually, they have to
Published on 2012-03-28 11:50:00
Researcher-led outline application form now available
The PHR programme is now accepting applications to its researcher-led workstream. In addition to applications under the normal remit, we are looking for applications under the following areas:
Local Sustainable Transport Fund
Applicants are invited to apply by 1pm on
Published on 2012-03-27 13:23:00
The image and link below is the first of a set on Flickr produced from the Prime Minister's presentation and meeting with the Alzheimer's Society on March 26 2012. A transcript and video are also available:
Transcript - Prime Minister's speech to the Dementia 2012 conference
As the image below suggests there are many stats including the startling variation in services nationwide, for example:
In Belfast diagnosis is at almost 70 per cent.
Here in England we’ve got neighbouring areas with mas [..]
Published on 2012-03-23 19:04:00
The perennial health news item that is alcohol has bubbled and overflowed this week. In 1987-88 I visited several nearby alcohol services in Blackburn, Preston and Salford with a questionnaire to compare and contrast with Chorley which at the time had no dedicated alcohol services. There was Alcoholics Anonymous AA and Al-Anon, but nothing specific through health beyond community psychiatric nurses. The project was for the CPN(Cert.).
Back then I remember a Consultant Psychiatrist saying that t [..]
Published on 2012-03-19 18:24:00
In researching conceptual spaces and h2cm I came across the following source:
Bianchi, I. , Savardi, U., Burro, R. (2011). Perceptual ratings of opposite spatial properties: Do they lie on the same dimension? Acta Psychologica, 138, 3, 405-418.
As constructed h2cm makes several assumptions with its axial structure. Is the placement of humanistic – mechanistic and individual – group on continua truly representative of the opposites of continua?
It seems that to address this question we mus [..]
Published on 2012-03-16 13:02:00
Dame Fiona Caldicott has agreed to lead an independent from Government review
Published on 2012-03-11 19:02:00
The effective ‘use’ of knowledge is constantly espoused in health care both informally with patients and formally in evidence based research. Knowledge is the key to improving patient safety and delivering efficient, high quality care interventions and effective outcomes. Things become complicated in health and social with the number of potential knowledge sources and the disciplines intent on seeing, gathering, recording and utilizing knowledge that is theirs. From that adopted vantage poin [..]
Published on 2012-03-10 06:42:00
CALL FOR PAPERS -
SUBMISSION DUE DATE: 30th April 2012
SPECIAL ISSUE ON Qualitative Research in the Sociotechnology Domain
International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development
Guest Editor: M. Gordon Hunter
INTRODUCTION:The goal of this special issue is provide a venue for the detailed analysis and discussion on sociotechnical philosophy and practices which underpin successful organizational change.
OBJECTIVE OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE:
This special issue will highlight current qualita [..]
Published on 2012-03-08 17:21:00
Some links for today:
Africa’s Girl Power
Women at the Forefront of AIDS Vaccine Research
Helping Adolescent Girls is Key to Women's Empowerment
What Does it Mean to be a Woman in 2012?
On International Women’s Day,
Protect Women Human Rights Defenders ...
Newsweek's 150 Fearless Women - 10 Supported by Front Line Defenders
Sources - as above and ...
Educate Girls in Africa
Published on 2012-03-07 18:34:00
Original horseshoe image:
Published on 2012-03-06 17:56:00
There recently has been an expansion of technology applications for older persons. These efforts include communications for elderly with others, connections with families, medical monitoring, group activities, assistance with hospital transitions, and tele-health. An important aspect is the framework of communities, either as a way to view applications or the use of the inforrmation and communications technology application in a group setting, such as a wii activity by a group.
Especially prom [..]
Published on 2012-03-05 13:26:00
I am pleased to share that, as of last month, the journals published by the Royal College of Nursing (UK) are now available through HINARI, which means that HINARI users can now access the following journals:-
- Cancer Nursing Practice
- Emergency Nurse
- Learning Disability Practice
- Mental Health Practice
- Nurse Researcher
- Nursing Children and Young People Nursing Management
- Nursing Older People
- Nursing Standard
- Primary Health Care
This brings the total number of [..]
Published on 2012-02-29 17:56:00
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCESSOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
Is it ironic that ‘I’, this ‘self’ becomes an expert of my condition by virtue of it being rare?
Is it also rare because so few must live with the emotional consequences?
Yes, personalised medicine holds great promise, but please don't forget - me: this person : I don't want to be left here.
Being that expert I may even know the ICD-10 … codes for my condition. I know the symptoms very well.
I know the 'current' evidence and may als [..]
Published on 2012-02-26 16:26:00
Two years ago in 2010 and post-cataract surgery I was literally full of the light and colour of a new year:
"2010" definitely not - future vision is 20:20!
Working in health you know not to take anything for granted, to live for today and what side effects and outcomes can follow clinical interventions. So, over the past six months I've noticed reduced vision in my left eye. Now I've no focus at all. Here's the situation across the four care domains:
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCESSOCIOLOGY : POLITI [..]
Published on 2012-02-22 16:26:00
After the birds of a feather (BoF) session in Cambridge last month I spent an hour chatting to Beatrice and Matthew Taylor who share my interest in mental health and Drupal.
Since that Sunday morning I've exchanged emails with them both and am sharing some points here raised by Matthew. ...
There are lots of things that I'd like to talk to you about. I've been browsing your pages on the Hodges' Model and I'm really impressed. You've done a huge amount of work.
Thanks for t [..]
Published on 2012-02-20 14:22:00
Original image source:
Published on 2012-02-13 18:00:00
On the 3rd February I headed off to London for the weekend to visit the National Gallery with (two) tickets for the Leonardo exhibition. This was an amazing experience on the Saturday afternoon. The exhibition was small in terms of room sizes and across two floors, but it was very busy and warm even with timed ticketed entry. The show comprised much more than the main exhibits; the drawings, several inspired works by Leonardo's students and audio commentary adding context. Text descriptions and [..]
Published on 2012-02-12 15:22:00
Last summer, July 13 2011 to be precise, the cover of RCN bulletin #278 declared 'Prioritise spirituality'.
I am not a religious person, but quite a spiritual one (I think). This RCN news item reported Professor in Dignity of Care for Older People at Staffordshire University, Wilf McSherry's views on spirituality. It is central across health and social care, (it is also vital in terms of cultural and spiritual literacy):
The practice of spiritual and religious care is about meeting people at t [..]
Published on 2012-02-11 17:55:00
[Shortened for length from original post to ubicomp.org]
*** CALL FOR CHAPTERS ***
Proposal due: Feb 24, 2012
Notification due: March 09, 2012
Full chapter due: June 15, 2012
A book edited by Tony Huang (CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia), to be published by Springer: www.springer.com
1. Introduction Visualizations (diagrams) are produced for people to make sense or interact with them. Rapid advances in display tec [..]
Published on 2012-02-09 15:49:00
Since January 9th 2012 I work in IST, that is the Intermediate Support Team.
This means my colleagues and I try to facilitate early discharge, prevent admission, relapse and also have a gate-keeping role for the local in-patient beds.
Working in IST and being a nurse makes me think about all those other –ists that are out there.
Several immediately fall out of Hodges' model:
Human-ist, human biolog-ist, technolog-ist, psycholog-ist, educational-ist, public-ist - for public [mental] healt [..]
Published on 2012-02-06 16:02:00
Stefan van Hooft @_iCompute kindly took these notes for the Mental Health session, 10.45am 22 January 2012 (mentioned previously on W2tQ). Stefan captured the topics that were quickly and briefly raised among the seven attendees (contact details provided but withheld here). I have added some [additional comments] and my response follows:
--- Twitter hash tags ---
Mental Health #mhuk #ukmh [global mental health hash?]
• accessibility within website
• openair Open [..]
Published on 2012-02-03 02:25:00
Two weeks ago Drupal ScienceCamp was a great success thanks to the organisers and sponsors. There were about 60 attendees with a European flavour too. Being a Science Park we had to circumvent the fence, the alternate access gates closed over the weekend. The three of us who left the hotel soon became six ... as we walked around to the very smart venue - Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited.
On the Saturday I attended sessions on responsive design, Drupal modules, Less CSS (at this point I wish I coul [..]
Published on 2012-02-02 15:01:00
The final programme is still to be confirmed, but I'll be presenting Hodges' model as a workshop next month at the 7th Annual Social Work Action Network Conference (SWAN). This will be hosted by Liverpool Hope University on 30 and 31 March 2012. This is a 40 minute train journey for me - a nice change.
As the website states: There will be two sessions of the conference made available to people to present their own research or conduct workshops. We are keen to facilitate alternative styles of pr [..]
Published on 2012-01-31 18:00:00
"You're a nurse? That's cool, I wanted to do that when I was a kid. How much do you make?"
The nurse replied: "HOW MUCH DO I MAKE?" ...
I can make holding your hand seem like the most important thing in the world when you're scared. ...
I can make your child breathe when they stop. ...
I can help your father survive a heart attack. ...
I can make myself get up at 5 a.m. to make sure your mother has the medicine she needs to live. ...
I work all day to save the lives of [..]
Published on 2012-01-30 18:02:00
The same year , he continues, "the RA offered me this whole space, all 10 rooms, for 2011. I took a couple of days to say yes but I said it had to be 2012 - because I needed four springs: first to observe and prepare, then to paint. ..."
My source: Wullschlager, J. Blue-sky painting. FTWeekend, Life & Arts, January 14-15, 2012. pp. 1-2.
Image (original copyright acknowledged):
Published on 2012-01-27 14:45:00
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Department of Health Informatics Directorate (DHID) have launched a project to develop clear and easy to follow guidance for patients and the public on the subject of health and social care records.
The project will provide patients with advice on how to look after the health and social care records and other sensitive personal data that they are creating or health and social care providers are sharing with them. BCS is inviting individua [..]
Published on 2011-07-01 18:00:00
The aim of the website is to promote a human rights based approach in health and social care and be a web resource where people interested in, and preferably passionate about, a human rights bas
Published on 2011-06-30 18:00:00
I have just registered for this event - see you there perhaps!
21 July 2011 10.30am - 6.00pm
Location: University of Westminster, Regent Campus, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW
FREE but register here: http://bit.ly/lv1LsT
In recent years signi
Published on 2011-06-29 19:15:00
With two days to go I've just submitted an abstract for the Open University workshop.
Location: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Dates: 7-9 September 2011
Just attending and keying into what's happening would be a blast, but presenting would
Published on 2011-06-27 18:00:00
Today I'm really pleased to report news that h2cm will be presented as a poster at
"Ageing Globally –
I will use Hodges' model to explore the dimensions of the conference themes. More to follow ...
Published on 2011-06-26 18:09:00
If there are two aspects to life that both allow us to get on, but also trip us up it is the marvellous ability we have to generalise and also be specific. As ever context rules.
In mental health and cognitive therapy in particular people affected b
Published on 2011-06-25 06:04:00
Glocal is an index.
Glocal is the designator of change.
Glocal is the terminator, the divide between the local and global that is simultaneously inclusive and exclusive.
Glocal is penumbral.
Glocal is a convulsion of the internal and the external; ne
Published on 2011-06-23 18:00:00
The following caregraphical (typographical) conventions are used in this care facility:
Indicates new terms to the resident, patient, and family - often also described as jargon. These may include abbreviations, medical, nursing terms and wo
Published on 2011-06-19 18:33:00
Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights provides the right to freedom of expression, subject to certain restrictions that are "in accordance with law" and "necessary in a democratic society". This right includes the freedom to hold opin
Published on 2011-06-18 11:28:00
Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity into Canadian Public Health Practice: Environmental Scan 2010
In 2010, the NCCDH undertook a major Canadian-wide consultation and literature review.
Published on 2011-06-18 08:02:00
News of a Pre-Conference Festival:
(Wish I could attend both the festival and conference - PJ)
British Society of Gerontology 40th Annual Conference (5th to 7th July 2011)
University of Plymouth
July 4th 2011 13:00 - 17:00The Faculty of Health and t
Published on 2011-06-13 16:17:00
Keynote 2 was delivered by Prof. Richard Osborne - What is the purpose of measuring health literacy: changing people, places or policy?
Overall the conference helped me by explaining some of the main tools including this presentation:
REALM - Rapid
Published on 2011-06-11 07:00:00
Well yesterday was a very useful and enjoyable day both in learning about health literacy [HL] and trying to get the message out there about the potential of Hodges' model.
The keynotes a.m. and p.m. were all very informative the speakers leaders in
Published on 2011-06-09 18:00:00
The poster is completed for the health literacy conference today in Manchester. As befits such a broad conceptual framework my effort is general in scope and seeks to highlight (my interpretation of) health literacy themes mapped to Hodges' model. At
Published on 2011-06-04 18:06:00
OK the title here is a cheat as the focus is social care not health. That said given the overlap and appeals for health and social care 'integration' this basically makes the terms synonymous - at least in this context.
The debate about the merits b
Published on 2011-06-02 17:30:00
Following last nights BBC Panorama investigation into the abuse at Winterbourne View Hospital the learning disability coalition have created the following e-action:
It calls on MP's to ensure that the human
Published on 2011-05-31 18:30:00
This week I am looking forward to going to see Le Quattro Volte (The Four Times) at Cornerhouse. According to the interview with Director Michelangelo Frammartino on BBC Radio 4's The Film Programme a key theme behind the film is Pythagoras' belief i
Published on 2011-05-29 05:27:00
A really interesting infographic:
Via: Medical Billing And Coding
My source: Mindfulmaps
Published on 2011-05-25 18:10:00
At any moment there are concepts and phrases that creep into the everyday and academic vernacular, even when their precise meaning is not clearly defined or understood. Such terms may be used interchangeably, as if one means the same as another. Two
Published on 2011-05-24 18:01:00
Dear Sir/ Madam
The Royal College of Nursing is currently leading a project to help improve the care of people with dementia in general hospital settings. The project is being supported by the Department of Health and is being undertaken jointly wi
Published on 2011-05-20 18:04:00
Location: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Dates: 7-9 September 2011
Few people would argue that the development of information technologies has had a profound impact on modern society. Information is communicated, stored and manipulated using
Published on 2011-05-19 15:06:00
The new website www.stormskillstraining.com is live. It is more dynamic offering features such as the opportunity to interact and communicate with fellow STORM Facilitators through the News and Forum sections. It will also continue to pr
Published on 2011-05-16 16:07:00
We hope you are well.
KT-EQUAL has been working hard to launch some exciting developments and workshops more of which you can read about below.
Our new blog
This week we launched our new KT-EQUAL blog. We'll be updating it regula
Published on 2011-05-14 10:47:00
As noted at the start of the month the health care domains model will be presented in the form of a poster at the following event on the 10th June. There are still a few places left!
Health Literacy: A Public Health concern?
1-day Conference at Chan
Published on 2011-05-13 18:00:00
Channel 4 News is researching the use of anti-psychotic drugs to control challenging or difficult behaviour in people with learning disabilities, including children and young people.
If this is an issue which affects you (or those you care for) or
Published on 2011-05-13 12:00:00
Do you need information about any aspect of social care for your work?
Would you be willing to be interviewed as part of our consultation?
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and NICE/NHS Evidence are conducting a joi
Published on 2011-05-09 14:34:00
Philip Holmespholmes at math.princeton.edu
Take a line and take away
the middle third, and then
the middle thirds of two thirds
left behind, and middle thirds
of those four ninths remaining.
Go on and on: what’s left at last
Published on 2011-05-05 18:00:00
On first impressions Hodges' model is a table. Its structure shouts "table!"
It is a table around which we can gather. It is political: a tabular rasa.
Since 1987 I've been fascinated by the potential that this basic construct, call it the 2 x 2 star
Published on 2011-05-03 17:55:00
And the winner is … you?
The only UK-wide awards highlighting excellence in healthcare IT are now open for entries. The EHI Awards 2011 in association with BT reward the brightest and best in the UK healthcare IT sector. If you have used IT to imp
Published on 2011-05-02 16:51:00
I've been looking at the template for this blog and trying to figure out why the prompt / invite for comments does not show. Early in the life of W2tQ 2006 - 2007 the Blogger platform was still under development and plagued with spam. Back then I als
Published on 2011-04-30 18:09:00
The substance misuse paper is with someone for possible re-working. As previously mentioned the text needs the attention of a practitioner to stamp some practical authority on this complex field.
(I've not heard anything since October so if an
Published on 2011-04-30 17:22:00
I am writing to inform you that the program for the Virtual International Day of the Midwife 5th May 2011 is confirmed:
This is a free online conference that aims to cater for midwi
Published on 2011-04-25 09:05:00
When I visit one of the nursing homes in my patch I invariably have specific appointments in mind. Mr Smith or Mrs Brown have been referred, or are already known to community mental health services. Working in an advisory / consultancy / educational
Published on 2011-04-21 15:59:00
I've just caught up with BBC Radio 4 Midweek 6 April 2011. I'd heard a trailer that mentioned memory and sure enough Libby Purves and guests discussed dementia featuring Marianne Talbot and her book Keeping Mum: Caring with someone with dementia and
Published on 2011-04-16 11:20:00
I can hardly post "BIG ICT - BIG Society: The big society and HI professionalism" without publicising and responding to Gerry Bolger's survey myself.
My source: Carol Bond, Chair, BCS Health, Nursing Specialist Group mail list.
I am complet
Published on 2011-04-14 16:47:00
Posted on behalf of the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Apologies for the four days until the deadline.My source: Gunther Eysenbach - geysenba at uhnres.utoronto.ca
Web-based and mobile health interventions are increasingly important instrum
Published on 2011-04-14 12:02:00
Dear ERCIM News Reader,
ERCIM News No. 85 has just been published at http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/
Special Theme: "Unconventional Computing Paradigms"
- coordinated by: coordinated by Jiri Vala, National University of Ireland Maynooth (Quantum Comput
Published on 2011-04-13 14:17:00
I am writing up my reading of From A to Keywords of Markup, Bradley Dilger and Jeff Rice, editors, University of Minnesota Press for the Journal of Community Informatics.
In reading the text I noticed how Cartesianism is alive and well not
Published on 2011-04-08 18:59:00
It's been a busy week:
getting ready for the Scottish Ruby Conference [SRC] three fascinating days 7 - 9 April.
checking with the client of the Drupal site, confirming that the following CSS3 adornments are not required: coloured lettering : 3D text
Published on 2011-04-03 06:23:00
I have a question for you - is there any irony in the matter of a BIG ICT project that was in embryonic form a decade ago - and the emergence now of the UK government's BIG Society?
Well before the 2010 election NHS IcT policy makers recognised once
Published on 2011-04-02 10:09:00
I wonder if the Four Nurses have adopted a framework for conceptualising care?
Good luck in your fund raising efforts Gaynor, Jo, Andrea and Sharon.
Continuing the musical theme - there is an excellent NW England ladies barbershop chorus in Milltow
Published on 2011-03-26 15:41:00
Google has launched a new venture in e-media with a short book, the first issue is on data - from their website:
Like most companies, Google regularly communicates with our business customers via email newsletters, updates on our official blogs
Published on 2011-03-25 14:09:00
OK hands-up! While up in Keswick (Sun - Weds), yes I wasted time trying to get a parallax effect to work. A layered graphic effect that as was pointed out on Wednesday evening's standards>next: event at MadLab you can only see when you re-size the
Published on 2011-03-21 08:51:00
BBC Radio 4 have a series For One Night Only which looks back at classic concerts. These are not only music related as last Saturday attested featuring The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart. This is the title of Bob Newhart's award winning comedy album
Published on 2011-03-19 16:17:00
After work yesterday I headed off to the NW Drupal meeting in Manchester. I missed February when the group started a site in Drupal 7. Last evening the focus was on Aegir a major Drupal site management tool, plus Drupalcon Chicago, London this summer
Published on 2011-03-17 18:20:00
From the presentation of the Health Care Domains Model in Paipa last month here are three of the slides in Spanish - with many thanks to Luz Stella Saray and Prof. Wilson Canon Montanez for the translation. (Any mistakes below are mine in data transf
Published on 2011-03-16 14:56:00
Person centred care, wormholes, pesterers, care domains (i)
Person centred care, wormholes, pesterers, care domains (ii)
Mentor: Shall we re-turn to your question?
Student: OK. Good idea.
Mentor: So to recap how we can define and represent person
Published on 2011-03-15 16:52:00
Two nursing journals were brought to my attention in Colombia with two possible avenues to engage.
There is scope for English speakers with abstracts provided in English and for me the editorial of Aquichan is quite pertinent to h2cm - Visibility of
Published on 2011-03-12 09:54:00
On the way to Colombia I started to read this book in order to review it - more on that to follow. I've only read four chapters so far and it is a fascinating read. A collection of essays each deals with a particular HTML tag and each so far provides
Published on 2011-03-10 16:28:00
Person centred care, wormholes, pesterers and care domains (i)
Mentor: Sorry my friend where were we up to?
Student: I am still puzzled as to how we can define and represent person centered care? Where does person centered care fit in h2cm (Hodges
Published on 2011-03-08 16:54:00
I will post a few more photos as I sort and (hope to) receive them.
Still pinching myself here - a great experience!
I've emailed a few nursing lists that I subscribe to as GICS - the three universities who organised this conference and are planning
Published on 2011-03-06 18:00:00
Student: I am puzzled as to how we can achieve and represent person centered care? Where does person centered care fit in h2cm (Hodges' health career model)?
Mentor: Can you recall the questions posed to formulate the model?
Student: Yes. In h2cm th
Published on 2011-03-06 07:38:00
I will be presenting the health care domains model at the Reflective Practice Special Interest Group meeting hosted by King's College London on 28/03/2011.
10.30 Using Hodges' Health Domains as a Portfolio Structure
Mr Peter Jones,
Nursing Home Liai
Published on 2011-03-05 09:28:00
National Geographic Magazine has revealed what the most typical human on the planet looks like.…
There is a deep irony here (since we are talking about 'skin') in that as the global demographics flow across the decades to alter this typical face,
Published on 2011-03-04 11:57:00
Q. What is the appeal and relevance of Michel Serres to the Health Care Domains Model [h2cm]?
c/o Fred Manrique / UPTC
(As per the paper - Exploring Serres’ Atlas, Hodges’ Knowledge Domains and the Fusion of Informatics and Cultural Horizo
Published on 2011-03-03 15:27:00
My source: Spirit of 1848 list [The collaborative tool is very interesting]
Let's make suggestions for inclusion of social justice factors in Electronic Health Records by participating in the NIH activity described below.
Published on 2011-03-01 18:01:00
Questions from the delegates (once more interpreted by Andrea Ramirez) at the plenary session on Friday 25th February included - with my response (extended here):
Q.Could you please give some specific examples of the model's application and it
Published on 2011-02-28 18:00:00
The following message from Helen Erickson (Univ. of Texas) was received through the Modeling and Role Modeling mail list MRM-L at LISTS.UFL.EDU. It is the patient education aspect of the post that is of interest to me as it highlights why I cont
Published on 2011-02-26 09:53:00
Well I am due to leave Paipa soon for Bogota El Dorado airport and the trip home via Paris. It is a beautiful day in Paipa. Very warm, bright sun, from my room I can see people water skiing on the lake.
Yesterdays presentations were very well recei
Published on 2011-02-19 15:25:00
2011 looks like it will be busy:
In May I have been invited to present the Health Care Domains Model at a conference organised by M&K Update.
The Future Role ofSupport Workers & Assistant Practitioners inMental Health and Social Care
Published on 2011-02-15 18:57:00
There are none:
Silver bullets or magic wands - that is.
This ongoing news is very distressing for everyone.
I attended a sign-off mentors meeting yesterday afternoon and everyone takes this still relatively new role (outside midwifery) very serious
Published on 2011-02-11 15:13:00
Inevitably I have posted news of this conference and presentation to several mail lists. I received a reply pointing out that this news was short notice and getting to Colombia in the time remaining would be quite a feat. I replied saying that I had
Published on 2011-02-09 18:00:00
Please circulate: Joint OER Foundation / UNESCO press release.
The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation is to host a strategic international meeting in Dunedin on 23 February, to commence planning for the provision of free learning to all studen
Published on 2011-02-08 18:23:00
Venue: Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre (Manchester)
Friday 10th June 2011
Join us for our first national Health Literacy Research Conference.
Health literacy is -‘the cognitive and social skills which determine the motivation and ability of
Published on 2011-02-07 14:32:00
"For centuries, philosophers have discussed whether knowledge progresses analytically or dialectically. In the Cartesian tradition of starting with simple concepts and then building up more complex concepts , the idea of science as a gradual accum
Published on 2011-02-05 11:17:00
Evidence based - medicine, health care, nursing - and other variations abound.
Having requested a subscription regularly into my inbox pops the The Evidence Network's newsletter c/o Alan Gomersall, at the Centre for Policy & Practice, King’s C
Published on 2011-02-04 13:33:00
Abstract submissions due 14 March 2011
A special issue of the international Journal of Community Informatics (http://ci-journal.net) is going to be devoted to Health. Community Informatics (CI) is the study and the practice of enabling communities w
Published on 2011-02-03 14:42:00
KT-EQUAL is planning lots of interesting events in the next few months focused on aspects of ageing research.
Below are a few upcoming events that may be of interest to you, more information can always be found on our website.
Published on 2011-02-01 18:02:00
I could strikethrough much of the text here:
Earlier this evening I thought "This could not happen at a better time!" Suddenly - or maybe not if I'd checked before - the New Year emphasised the age of the h2cm homepage. It did look poorly.
On the o
Published on 2011-01-31 18:00:00
In nursing home liaison the importance of communication quickly asserts itself (as it does throughout health and social care). As an organisation effective communication is evident (or should be) at all levels:
Corporate: across the 'group'
Published on 2011-01-27 18:01:00
When data protection and confidentiality is debated "the need to know" is often wheeled out as a rationale for access to personal identifiable data.
See the following:
NHS Confidentiality Consultation - FIPR Response (esp. #18).
Published on 2011-01-24 18:02:00
I am delighted to report the news that theHealth Care Domains Modelwill feature at this International conference.
In November I received an invitation to be one of the main speakers from the Grupo Gics Investigacion Team; and so next month I will be
Published on 2011-01-20 18:01:00
Back in 2009 I came across a post - Nurse magnets crucial for recruitment and retention about the 14 Forces of Magnetism:
In 1983, the American Academy of Nursing conducted a survey of 163 hospitals to learn why some hospitals attracted and retained
Published on 2011-01-17 14:41:00
Ordinarily I would be completely lost in tonight's Horizon - What Is Reality? at 9pm BBC2. I will be watching, but I won't be as lost as I have been.
Today I took a big step forward - sorting 'issues' that will allow me to purchase a new home. I ('w
Published on 2011-01-14 12:20:00
Dear ERCIM News Reader,
ERCIM News No. 84 has just been published at http://ercim-news.ercim.eu/
"Intelligent and Cognitive Systems"
- coordinated by: Rüdiger Dillmann and Tamim Asfour, Institute for Anthropomatics, Institu
Published on 2011-01-13 16:06:00
Periodically on W2tQ I highlight the four care domain links pages, e.g.:
Published on 2011-01-10 18:00:00
Since adding the clustermaps and flag counter I've been following the 'trends' of number of visitors. I'd hoped in summer 2009 I might in 6 months reach 500 daily readers of the feed for W2tQ. That total still eludes me. The flag counter is ongoing a
Published on 2011-01-05 18:00:00
LINE OF SIGHT:
LINES OF INSIGHT:
Wilkinson, F.J., Monkhouse, H. R. (1967). Maps and Diagrams; Their Compilation and Construction [Paperback], Methuen & Co Ltd. Intervisibility, Line of sight. p. 125 [scanned].
Published on 2011-01-01 14:13:00
Happy New Year everyone!
2010 saw 211 posts, 183 in 2009. As ever a mix of original material concerning h2cm, conferences and call for papers. Fingers x'd 2011 should run to approx 150 posts as I focus on work, studies and Drupal. The good thing for