HEE TEL Programme Bulletin
User needs research
Following the completion of a desk study in May to effectively scope out existing TEL platforms and resources, additional research is currently being carried out to provide further evidence that there is a real need for a fully integrated TEL hub.
A questionnaire was sent out across the programme networks on 17 October and can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JCC9D2C
The survey will close on 3 November 2014. Please tweet about it too #HEETEL
All results will be triangulated with the desk study and other existing data from previous meetings and events and the results will inform the final Government Digital Services (GDS) business case.
TEL Hack Day 2015, 6 – 8 March
A TEL specific hack day is planned in 2015, aimed at developing ideas and IT solutions to support healthcare students, staff and educators.
This weekend event is planned to take place from 6 to 8 March 2015 in Leeds. More details to follow shortly.
TEL Programme Review
A review was undertaken of the TEL Programme during August 2014 and the TEL Steering Group has now agreed the projects that are being progressed in order to deliver the Programme aims. Clearly the main deliverable of the TEL Programme is the TEL hub but there are 10 additional projects that the team is committed to building on. Each of the objectives, outputs, outcomes and benefits were discussed at an all groups’ meeting on 21 October and more detail will be shared over the coming weeks.
TEL @ conferences and events this month
November will be busy month for the TEL team with presentations, workshops and stands planned at key upcoming events:
Regional news and views…
There continues to be an exciting range of TEL projects and initiatives being implemented regionally and this section of the newsletter is designed to provide a snapshot.
e-Learning Boot Camp Experience
Developers and others who support the delivery of e-Learning in the North West are benefitting from a new capability and capacity programme – the e-Learning Boot Camp Experience. Managed by the North West e-Learning Support Service, this programme is providing access to introductory and advanced skills in e-authoring, project management and quality assurance.
Sharing simulation scenarios
The North West simulation network have created a bank of evidence-based simulation scenarios to be made available across the region, as well as rolling out a quality assurance methodology to accredit individuals in the development of simulation skills, local courses using simulation techniques and centre-wide simulation.
Regional Simulation Network launched
Health Education North East (HENE) launched their Simulation Network last month, as part of the new Faculty for Patient Safety, within HENE. The aim is to bring together everyone who is interested in clinical skills, human factors and enhanced learning and education opportunities that effective simulation, research and innovation can deliver.
My source: NHS-HE-FORUM AT JISCMAIL.AC.UK & HEE
Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD
- provides a space devoted to the conceptual framework known as Hodges' model. A potential resource within HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION the model incorporates two axes: individual-group and humanistic-group with four care (knowledge) domains - Sciences, Interpersonal, Political and Social. Follow the development of a new website using Drupal as I commence post graduate distance-learning studies in January 2014. See our bibliography, archive and please do get in touch. Welcome.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Design4Health2015 will be held at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK from
Monday 13th to Thursday 16th July 2015.
Deadline for abstracts - Mon 5 Jan 2015
Design 4 Health 2015 provides an opportunity to reflect on how the disciplines of design and health might develop new ways of thinking and working, and how we might impact positively and sustainably on the social, economic and cultural factors within our communities and beyond. We invite papers from researchers and practitioners across the areas of design and health in order to develop new dialogues and offer different perspectives.
The Call for Papers with full details of the conference themes is attached but they are summarised briefly here:
Design4Health2015: Synergies of Practice
Design encompasses a wide range of methodologies of practice and of research. Papers exploring the synergies of design and health methods are encouraged.
Design has strengths around envisaging both problems and solutions to help all stakeholders explore the world of health in new and exciting ways. Papers exploring innovative methods and case studies are encouraged.
The disciplines of design and health have different ways of both doing and defining ‘measurement’. Papers exploring the differences and opportunities around this area are encouraged.
areas of interest
- Participatory approaches to design and research
- Transdisciplinary working
- Opportunities and barriers to innovation
- Current and future landscapes in design4health
This year, we are introducing some new elements to the conference and invite submissions in the following forms:
- Abstract submissions: abstracts that address the conference themes, followed by short full papers before the conference
- Poster proposals: visually engaging poster describing research that address the conference themes
- Exhibition proposals: creative responses to healthcare issues from across the art and design disciplines.
Online submission opens: Mon 3 Nov 2014
Paper abstract deadline: Mon 5 Jan 2015 23:59 (GMT)
Submissions accepted: w/c 26 Jan 2015
Poster & exhibition proposal deadline: Fri 20 Feb 2015 23:59 (GMT)
Full paper deadline: Sun 8 Mar 23:59 (GMT)
Delegate registration opens: Mon 13 April 2015
Delegate registration closes: Mon 22 June 2015
Conference opens: Mon 13 July 2015
Online submission opens on 3 November 2014 at:
For announcements and news about D4H2013 [proceedings], please sign up to our email list at www.jiscmail.ac.uk/DESIGN4HEALTH or visit www.design4health.org.uk
Please circulate. Apologies for cross posting.
CARING TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT LIST
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
A post on a LinkedIn group I follow Healthcare Innovation by Design roused my interest -
What's the Source of the Patient-Practitioner Disconnect?
Invariably on the web one item relates to another and so with this:
Doctors Tell All—and It’s Bad (The Atlantic)
A crop of books by disillusioned physicians reveals a corrosive doctor-patient relationship at the heart of our health-care crisis.
Just the above mention of corrosive suggests a great deal about the pressures on relationships in health and social care. Is there a mechanistic failure to follow? It sounds like metal fatigue, if not in the actual relationships then the financial systems that underpin them?
Stephanie Frederick's post also invited the views of other healthcare professions, recognising this is not limited to medics. My own experience would identify the disconnect as resulting from a preoccupation with assessment.
As community mental health nurses this is what we do. Risk assessment is the critical focus. Collectively we assess, problem solve, evaluate and draw upon the resources of the community team and many other agencies then discharge the patient back to the GP general practitioner. There is little or, no time for therapeutic intervention.
You could say empathy and rapport have been reduced to gestures. This would be fine if it's technology we are gesticulating to: but it isn't.
It's a unique individual, a person trying to manage a new or recurrent problem. With them may be family members also struggling to make sense of a disruptive situation that may also be life-changing. If they have no family what then?
It isn't that I'm missing the custard creams with the coffee, it's the frustration of reading about the need for new models of care. Of course, many of these calls are for new financial, commissioning and organisational models; but other models are essential to negotiate the shift to self-care. And yes, I would advocate for Hodges' model as a candidate here.
Well, restore person-centered care to what it should be: more than a policy gesture.
We need to finally address the health services - health promotion AND the educational issue contained in each.
That's one source of disconnect... or ok several...
Saturday, October 25, 2014
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
Seeing Orientalist Art as an Aid to East-West Dialogue
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
|International Space Station STS-127 Wikimedia|
Where are the Voyagers Now?
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Call for Articles for a Special Section of Semiotica, the Journal of the International Association for Semiotic Studies on the theme of “Social Representations, ICTs and Community Empowerment”.
This special section will provide an overview of the use of Social Representations Theory (SRT) (Moscovici, 1961), for empowering local communities, with a specific focus on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), such as the Internet, desktop and mobile devices, radios, etc.
Interested researchers are invited to submit an abstract proposal (word file) of about 500 words via e-mail.
Abstracts should be accompanied by the following information about each of the authors:
- Contact Information
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically to:
Dr. Sara Vannini
Università della Svizzera italiana, (USI Lugano, Switzerland)
sara.vannini AT usi.ch
More information can be found here:
Thank you so much for your help!
Sara Vannini, PhD
Visiting Researcher - TASCHA
Executive Director - NewMinE Lab
PostDoctoral Researcher - BeCHANGE Research Group
sara.vannini.usi AT gmail.com
My source: ciresearchers AT vancouvercommunity.net
Additional link [pj]: Wikipedia - Social representation
Thursday, October 16, 2014
When time permits I will try to identify some of the dimensions of inequality against Hodges' model. In the meantime:
Need, Equity and Equality - Health Economics, University of York
Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report
Fortune.com: Bill Gates' solution to income inequality
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb have produced some truly age-defining music. A memory I hope to cherish all my days of these tunes was September 17 1979 flying Wardair from Manchester to Calgary. We chased the sun all the way over Iceland, Greenland ... with Glen singing along. A magical experience and holiday.
Thanks Mr Campbell!
May the nursing care you now receive be as person-centered as your music is to me and countless other people; and may high quality care be available to all who need it.
Thanks to Randy Roberson for this news.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Some of you may know about the research I and colleagues around the world have been pursuing on the new health-related domains published in the Lancet, JMIR, Globalization and Health, and featured by news outlets such as NPR, Kaiser Health News, the CBC, and others. Right now we have the unique opportunity to make an impact by demanding that that public health interests are a priority in the future of the Internet.
Currently, about a dozen health-related generic top level domains (gTLDs) are being added to the Internet. They include domains such as .healthcare, .med, .doctor, .clinic and MOST IMPORTANTLY a new .health. Unfortunately, ICANN is now in the process of awarding this hugely important domain space that could shape the very future of health information online to a company that has no interest nor expertise in public health. Basically, ICANN has ignored key stakeholders including the World Health Organization, World Medical Association, Save the Children, IMIA, France, Mali, and others who have expressed great concern about ICANN’s treatment of the .health. This recently ended in a secret and private settlement to award the .health that was scheduled to go to a public bidding process.
This decision is important as it will impact global public health and the health of individual consumers. As people increasingly use the Internet for health information and use that information to make crucial treatment decisions, the quality and trustworthiness of health information online has never been more important. A .health that was properly governed, had sufficient participation from the medical and public health community, and that was structured as a global public good for the broader community, could have been a game changer for ensuing the reliability of health information online and improving health outcomes. This has not happened, as ICANN has focused on economic and commercial interests over public health.
What you can do
We are now engaged in a last ditch push to make a real difference here and we have an opportunity to do so. Right now ICANN is having their annual meeting in Los Angeles. After discussions with friends at WHO, other academics, and even those sympathetic to our cause within ICANN, we’ve learned that only the broader public health and medical community can make a difference. For this reason, I am hoping you will join our coalition in letting ICANN know that the concerns of the public health community for the .health need to be addressed immediately.
You can make a difference by directly engaging in ICANN’s policy processes via an online public forum this THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 - 14:00-17:00PM PDT. Participation is easy and will not take much of your time:
All you have to do is visit the following URL (http://la51.icann.org/en/schedule/thu-public-forum), and then click the “Virtual Meeting Room Stream Live” link, click the option to participate as a guest, and you will be entered into an adobe connect chat room where you can participate and voice your concerns. Some of the concerns that could be addressed are:
- why has ICANN ignored calls by the WHO, World Medical Association, France, Mali, and others about the .health
- why did ICANN award the .health with no transparency through a secret settlement?
- why has ICANN not responded to multiple letters sent to their board about the .health asking for a moratorium/suspension of the process?
- why does ICANN treat other domains such as .wtf, .sucks, with better safeguards than the .health?
- why has ICANN not listened to the public health community about the .health and other health-related domains?
- health is such an important issue, shouldn’t we have a place on the Internet where we can trust our health information?
I will be personally attending the ICANN meeting in LA and meeting with certain key ICANN officials to try to make an impact. Please join us so that we can ensure the .health is a place to improve your health, not harm it.
If you have any questions feel free to contact me at anytime attmackey AT ucsd.edu. Only with your help can we hope to make a difference.
References and Sources
- Mackey TK, Liang BA, Kohler J, Attaran A. The Fight over dot-health: Ensuring the Future of Health Information Online.<http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62215-1/fulltext?rss=yes> The Lancet. 2013; 382:1404.
- Mackey TK, Liang BA, Kohler JC, Attaran A. Health Domains for Sale: The Need for Global Health Internet Governance<http://www.jmir.org/2014/3/e62/>. J Med Internet Res. 2014;16(3):e62.
- Mackey TK, Eysenbach G, Liang BA, Kohler JC, Geissbuhler A, Attaran A. A Call for a Moratorium on the .health Generic Top-Level Domain: Preventing the Commercialization and Exclusive Control of Online Health Information<http://www.globalizationandhealth.com/content/10/1/62>. Global Health: 2014; 10:62.
- National Public Radio: (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/09/26/351416992/will-dot-health-make-it-more-likely-that-youll-get-scammed)
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/health-websites-could-be-overrun-by-commercial-interests-experts-fear-1.2779128)
- TechDirt (https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140926/08041428649/health-experts-issue-call-to-prevent-icanns-commercialization-new-health-domain-leading-to-exclusive-control-online-health.shtml)
- Medical News Today (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/283165.php)
- Kaiser Health News (http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2014/September/29/health-IT.aspx)
- Medpage (http://www.medpagetoday.com/PracticeManagement/InformationTechnology/44766)
HIFA profile: Tim K. Mackey is an Assistant Professor at University of California, San Diego - School of Medicine. He is also a current term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. tmackey AT ucsd.edu
My source: HIFA: Healthcare Information For All: www.hifa2015.org
HIFA Voices database: www.hifavoices.org
Friday, October 10, 2014
WMHD II c/o LSE: Investing in crisis care for people with schizophrenia makes moral and economic sense
(Links I - Hodges' model)
Thursday, October 09, 2014
The vertical axis of Hodges' model is the individual - group, or self through to collective. Health and social care constantly negotiates this from the ideals and delivery of person-centred care to public mental health. So often for health professionals the emphasis is on the individual, the person's care needs, their strengths, their rights, outcomes and feedback on care received. The same individual focus is also ascribed to records and information. Protection of data, maintaining confidentiality is an essential duty of health care professionals.
Earlier this year the government's care.data scheme was placed on hold. 'Open' is the way of the world: open access, open source, open data and open government. Increasingly the group as an entity needs to considered in what may be a new way, as Floridi writes:
The idea that groups may have a right to privacy is not new, and it is open to debate, but it has not yet received all the attention it deserves, although it is becoming increasingly important.
Open data is more likely to treat types (of customers, users, citizens, demographics population, etc.) rather than tokens (you, Alice, me), and hence groups rather than individuals. But re-identifiable groups are ipso facto targetable groups.It is therefore a very dangerous fallacy to think that, if we protect personal data that identify individuals, the protection of the groups will take care of itself. p.23.
Luciano Floridi. Group Privacy. The Philosophers' Magazine. Issue 65, 2nd Quarter 2014. Pages 22-23.
Here is a related book (on my list) a BMJ award winner:
The Private Life, Josh Cohen
The war over private life spreads inexorably. Some seek to expose, invade and steal it, others to protect, conceal and withhold it. Either way, the assumption is that privacy is a possession to be won or lost.
But what if what we call private life is the one element in us that we can't possess? Could it be that we're so intent on taking hold of the privacy of others, or keeping hold of our own only because we're powerless to do either? ...
Saturday, October 04, 2014
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
|Who?||Kill the Moon|
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
As noted previously on W2tQ the significance of information practically and as a concept is very obvious in health and social care. Not just the debate about assuring privacy and confidentiality of clinical records and professional disclosure, but the meaning of information to an individual. This is assuming that the person concerned has the mental capacity to recognise what a particular circumstance, event, item of news means; and not just this morning, but tomorrow...
A diagnosis, lab result, a date for this procedure or that operation all can be a major source of anxiety and stress.
This week's visit to Amsterdam also included a visit to the Stedelijk Museum, where I saw Jobstijding (Bad Tidings), 1932 / Carel Willink (1900-1983). On Saturday I marvelled at Vermeer's The Love Letter and many other great works at the Rijksmuseum. ...
Through art and these works in particular we can contrast the social impact of information, of news - its meaning past and present with our ongoing preoccupation with binary representation and the information age.
Snail mail may be less common and yet the impact of decisions, news, life events ... remains.
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
The Love Letter, Vermeer
Jobstijding (Bad Tidings), 1932, Carel Willink (1900-1983)Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Saturday, September 27, 2014
I arrived in Amsterdam last night and spent today, 8 hours in the Rijksmuseum. It is an amazing experience, even to just scratch the surface. Early on it was not busy! Entering the building, is as publicised, to discover a remarkable series of spaces.
There are so many highlights of a rewarding day. One must be within the final hour 1610 finding one of Van Gogh's self portraits. Van Gogh finds himself placed in the interpersonal domain not just by virtue of this self portrait, but his struggle with mental health and hospitalisations.
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
|Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons|
The sick child. The Sick Woman....
When initially viewing Visiting the Sick you have some searching to do. The sick individual themselves and the doctor are rather lost in the background. The painting stresses the sociological, domestic aspects of health past and present.
In Visiting the Sick and The Anemic Woman we get a view of the way outside (possibly of spiritual significance?) and another room through doorways. From TV, reading and my visit today, this is a common device within Dutch genre painting. If we have a diagnosis now in the 21st century, we still need to look through the windows and doors that relate to the individual and their social situation. In the age of the interface and partitions we still need to negotiate them. Doorways, windows and portals as changes in knowledge content, can in the form of care domains illuminate the boundary of what is objective and subjective. This is central in health and social care.
Van Gogh self portrait source:
The Anemic Woman image source:
Thursday, September 25, 2014
In June Dr Mayumi Hayashi described Japan's vision of 'total care' for its older population in HSJ. The article that prompts this post follows another with lessons for England.
Referring to a "2025 vision" this forward thinking has its roots in established systems of healthcare set up in 1961 and social care established in 2000 (p.25).
Many nations are faced with stark demographics. As the population ages and works its way through wooden blocks, Rubik cubes, it is the population pyramid that takes on increasing significance.
Dr Hayashi lists the need for inclusion, integration and continuation of four components that are essential to the realisation of this vision:
- maximising the integration of healthcare and social care;
- promoting policies for prevention and outreach together with safeguarding;
- embedding supported living programmes and dementia friendly community initiatives; and
- addressing “late life specific” housing needs.
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
|embedding supported living programmes and dementia friendly community initiatives||integration of health and social care|
"late life specific" housing needs
(integration of health and social care)
promoting policies for prevention and outreach, together with safeguarding
It becomes clear to see in Japan, China and other nations how telecare and smart homes have a role to play. Getting the basics of integrated care resolved firstly is the prerequisite whatever the culture.
Where achieved the integration of health and social care can act as a diagonal brace as it straddles two care domains. Perhaps the model also reflects the ongoing challenges of parity in esteem in mental health care and physical care; and the funding ambiguity for people living with dementia as opposed to other medical conditions?
In January 2014 the FT Weekend magazine also featured an article on ageing in Japan.
Hayashi, M. (2014) Japan's vision of a 'total care' future looks bright, Health Service Journal, 124, 6404, 25-27.
FT magazine cover image:
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
In the previous post I highlighted "Holistic approaches to learning are agnostic as to method."
I added that there would be more to follow as Hodges' model can be viewed as agnostic on several levels. The following is taken from a paper on Hodges' model and its application in forensic nursing:
Hodges’ model claims to be person-centred and situated (Jones, 2008). What exactly does this mean for forensic nursing? The utility of Hodges’ model lies in it being agnostic. By ‘agnostic’ this means that the model is not dependent upon, dedicated to, sanctioned by, or owned by any particular discipline (even nursing). It was not designed with a particular media, clinical setting, situation or organization in mind. It is true, however, that the model was formulated within academia and health and social care, being taught and applied by community mental health nurses, learning disability and health visiting students. Apart from the history and universality of the model’s cruciform structure and its inherent 2 x 2 matrix form [often referred to as a Johari window (Luft and Ingham, 1955)], the model is also culturally neutral. This is an essential requirement to reflect and enact nursing values and codes of conduct (Nursing and Midwifery Council, 2008).Doyle, M., Jones, P. (2013). Hodges’ Health Career Model and its role and potential application in forensic mental health nursing. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 20, 7, 631-640.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
This book is available as an open access pdf. Here is an extract from chapter 2 on Social Learning Theories.
Holistic approaches to learning are agnostic as to method. Drawing from connectivist and older models, they valorize diversity and the socially distributed cognition afforded by the read-write Web and other publishing models, accepting that every learning experience is unique, and every learner’s needs are different. Connectivist approaches, for all their extensive reliance on networks of people engaging socially, are at heart focused on the individual—specifically, the individual’s learning. Holistic models embrace the fact that it is sometimes more important that a group learns, rather than an individual, especially in collectivist cultures (Potgieter et al., 2006). Holistic models recognize that, sometimes, guidance is what is most needed, that people can learn without direct engagement with others and, even that transmittive instructionist models of teaching have a place. p.61.In the next post I will explain the emphasis placed in the quote.
Jon Dron and Terry Anderson (2014) Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media, AU Press.
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