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.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The profit motive and health currency

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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic --------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
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"... They tell us that temperatures are still unbearable, that it’s consistently scorching hot. And it’s getting worse as the weather heats up. Workers are fainting every day. To cope, they use a traditional technique called “coining”, where they scratch their skin with coins to bring blood to the surface of the skin. It’s meant to relieve the stress and fatigue caused by the heat. ..."

A Kin Tai factory worker getting “coined” by a coworker on Monday.

When people are exploited and in the absence of health services and evidence-based health care information, they may resort to traditional remedies to try to solve acute health problems. When the control of the work environment is also beyond the worker's control then acute problems and risks to health are bound to follow.

My source: France24 TV English Service

Web: Cambodian workers 'keep fainting from heat' while making Armani jeans

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Call for Papers: 10th International Conference on Networked Learning in Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Tenth International Conference on Networked Learning in Higher Education, Lifelong  Learning and Professional Development.

The conference is hosted by Lancaster University, at Lancaster House Hotel in Lancaster, on the 9th, 10th, 11th May, 2016.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Caroline Haythornthwaite, The iSchool at The University of British Columbia
  • Lawyer and writer Lawrence Liang – Bangalore
This conference is considered a major event in the international 'technology enhanced learning' conference circuit, and provides a friendly, supportive context for meeting researchers and practitioners in networked learning.

All submissions are peer reviewed, and accepted papers published in conference proceedings

Full Conference Details can be found at: http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/

(PDF of Call for Papers: http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/documents/2016_callforpapers.pdf)

Maarten de Laat, Thomas Ryberg, Sue Cranmer, Julie-Ann Sime and Don Passey
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[ These dates are in my diary and will be at work on Monday! ]

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Revised "SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar Specification and Guide"

The IHTSDO is pleased to announce that a revised "SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar Specification and Guide" has been published to the SNOMED CT Document Library.

SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar is a lightweight syntax for the representation of SNOMED CT expressions, which has proven to be both human readable and machine parsable. The use of SNOMED CT expressions in Electronic Health Records (EHRs) provides a standardized way to represent clinical meanings captured by clinicians and enables the automatic interpretation of this meaning. SNOMED CT expressions are also carried in messages, used to define precoordinated concepts and used to represent associations between SNOMED CT and LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes).

The revised SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar Specification and Guide describes a revision to the previously adopted IHTSDO standard. The new specification is completely backwardly compatible with the prior standard, and includes two significant enhancements: Concrete values are now permitted as attribute values, and a definition status may now (optionally) be included at the start of an expression to indicate whether the clinical idea being expressed is 'equivalent to' or a 'subtype of' the expression. The new Specification and Guide defines the formal syntax of SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar, explains a set of example expressions and provides guidance to assist in the implementation of this syntax.

For a direct link to the "SNOMED CT Compositional Grammar Specification and Guide" please refer to http://snomed.org/compgrammar.pdf

My source: Fleur McBriar (ihtsdo staff) mailing list

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

NMC Code and Guidance on using social media responsibly

http://www.nmc.org.uk/standards/guidance/social-networking-guidance/
NMC: Guidance on using social media

In March the Nursing & Midwifery Council published a new Code for nurses and midwives.

There is also guidance on the use of social media for this group of health professionals.


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Conflict-Ed models

individual
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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic --------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
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group




Real-Life Soldiers Masquerade as Toys in the African Desert (c) Simon Brann Thorpe


Simon Brann Thorpe

See also:
http://www.wired.com/2015/05/simon-brann-thorpe-toy-soldiers/

My source: The Sunday Times Magazine, May 10, 2015. pp.24-31.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Friends 2015: The 1st international conference on social robots in therapy and education

22-23 October 2015 - Almere, The Netherlands
2nd Call for contributions

The application of social robots in therapy and education is an emerging field as these 'new friends' become more sophisticated, available and affordable. In recent years there has been an enormous increase of projects in which they are used successfully for groups with special needs, like people with dementia, hospitalized children and children with autism. This increases the demand for expertise from a wide range of disciplines, like psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, AI, robotics and education to meet the technical opportunities with the development of therapeutic and educational practice.

To make this happen, the international and multidisciplinary conference New Friends 2015 brings together researchers, professionals, students from different disciplines of health, social welfare and education and developers in the fields of AI social robotics, ICT and business.
The event features keynotes, oral and poster presentations, product and business demonstrations, competitions and practice oriented workshops, covering:

  • practitioners’ perspective of end users’ needs,
  • good examples of trials, practice and intervention guidelines, interdisciplinary collaboration,
  • technical innovations in robotics,
  • related therapeutic or educational developments,
  • theoretical studies and empirical research, including related HRI issues,
  • related legal, ethical, philosophical and social issues.
The conference is located in the city of Almere, The Netherlands: a new city in ‘reclaimed land’, just outside of Amsterdam. A perfect location, with everything you need in walking distance, Schiphol airport at 30 minutes and Amsterdam Central Station at about 20 minutes.
We invite researchers, practitioners and students from different fields to contribute to this conference with:
  • Extended abstracts, sized two pages. Authors of accepted abstracts will present their work in oral or poster sessions. Moreover, they will be invited to submit full papers to be considered for publishing in a special issue of the International Journal of Social Robotics.
  • Video’s, two to five minutes length, accompanied by an abstract of one page.
  • Workshop proposals, for one to three hour workshops, aimed at professionals or students and researchers in applied research in this field.
  • Demonstrations, proposed in a one page abstract.
The conference will also feature competitions. More information on this will be available soon on the conference website.

All submissions will be reviewed using a single-blind review process: authors declare their names and affiliations in the manuscript for the reviewers to see, but reviewers do not know each other's identities, nor do the authors receive information about who has reviewed their manuscript.
For more details, including templates and submission guidelines, please visit www.newfriends2015.org

Important dates
  • Proposals for workshops: May 20, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance for workshops: June1, 2015
  • Abstract  and video submission: June 1, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance for video’s: June 15, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance for abstracts: June 18, 2015
  • Final submission: September 1, 2015
Dr. Marcel Heerink │Associate professor │Robotics research group
Windesheim Flevoland University for Applied Sciences
Hospitaaldreef 5 │1315 RC Almere │The Netherlands
e-mail m.heerink AT windesheimflevoland.nl │phone + 31 6 429 17 442
Secretary: Brigitte Toes │phone +31 88 46 99 582 │e-mail b.toes AT windesheimflevoland.nl

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Define 'pristine' - Designs of the Year 2015

Chips are very important -



but let's look after the fish...



Of the Design Museum's Design of the Year 2015 I hope this one is successful (the chips are bound to follow...).

My source:
Heathcote E (2015) The strange, the striking and the elegant, FTWeekend, 16-17 May. p.4.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Seas-onal Affective Disorder

individual
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INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic ------------------------------------------------------ mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
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repair the engine





'Push back'


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Int. Journal of Technology-Enhanced Learning: Special Issue - Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning

This link is a click away on the page for ARTEL 2015 - a journal special issue associated with a workshop, but it is a re-source too good to miss:

Call for papers

Int. Journal of Technology-Enhanced Learning
Guest Editors:
Dr. Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Dr. Alexander Mikroyannidis and Thomas Daniel Ullmann, The Open University, UK
Assistant Prof. Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Dr. Michael Prilla, University of Bochum, Germany


Awareness and reflection are viewed differently across the disciplines informing technology-enhanced learning (including CSCW, psychology, educational sciences and computer science).

Considering the multitude of views on awareness and reflection distributed over a wide range of disciplines, we are aiming to present a special issue in which answers to the following questions can be found:
  • How can awareness and reflection support learning in different settings (work, education, continuing professional development, lifelong learning, etc.)?
  • What are the roles that technology can play in these contexts to support awareness and reflection for learning?
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the ARTEL workshops at the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

more...


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2015)

Call for papers

5th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2015) to be held in the context of the EC-TEL 2015, Toledo, Spain: 15 September 2015 (Tuesday).

Workshop webpage: http://teleurope.eu/artel15

Twitter hashtag: #artel15

Rationale

Awareness and reflection are viewed differently across the disciplines informing Technology Enhanced Learning (CSCW, psychology, educational sciences, computer science and others). The ARTEL workshop series brings together researchers and professionals from different backgrounds to provide a forum for discussing the multi-faceted area of awareness and reflection. 2015 will be the 5th workshop in the series.

Through the last ARTEL workshops at EC-TEL the addressed topics are converging towards the usage of awareness and reflection in practice, its implementation in modern organisations, its impact on learners and questions of feasibility and sustainability for awareness and reflection in education and work. To reflect the growing maturity of research in ARTEL over the years this year's topic particularly invites contributions that deal with the application of awareness and reflection in practice.

The motto of the workshop this year is: 'Awareness and Reflection in Practice: How can awareness and reflection technology become common in work practice and how does it change work practices?'

The workshop aims at:
  • Providing a forum for presenting and discussing research on awareness and reflection in TEL.
  • Creating an interactive experience that connects participants' research, current tools or latest prototypes and models with real end users' learning experiences and requirements regarding reflection technology.
  • Creating an agenda for future ARTEL research and development.
Proceedings of the predecessor workshops are available via http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-790/ (2011), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-931/ (2012), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1103/ (2013), and http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1238/ (2014).

Topics of interest

Considering the multitude of views on awareness and reflection distributed over a wide range of disciplines (CSCW, psychology, educational sciences, computer science...) the workshop's theme is encapsulated in the following questions:
  • How can awareness and reflection support learning in different settings (work, education, continuing professional development, lifelong learning, etc)?
  • What are the role(s) that technology can play in these contexts?
For ARTEL 2015 we particularly invite contributions that address the theme of 'Awareness and Reflection in Practice' (but not restrict contributions to this theme):
  • How can awareness and reflection technology become common in work practice and how does it change work practices?
  • How can we include user groups with different backgrounds (education, IT-exposure etc.) into using awareness and reflection in TEL?
  • What are the success factors and barriers for awareness and reflection in TEL (trust, privacy, socio-technical aspects etc.)?
To answer the above and related questions, we are looking for contributions that address the following aspects:
  • Theoretical discussion of awareness and reflection in TEL and related concepts (e.g., collaborative learning, creativity techniques, experiential learning, etc.).
  • Methodologies to identify, study and analyse awareness and reflection in the context of (technology-enhanced) learning (quantitative and qualitative methods, learning analytics, visualisations etc.).
  • Empirical studies about technology support for awareness and reflection.
  • Technology (design, application, evaluation) supporting awareness and reflection.
  • Designing awareness and reflection in TEL applications and processes.
  • Using awareness and reflection support to enhance the learning experience.
  • Awareness of social context, knowledge, artefacts and processes.
  • Awareness and reflection in specific contexts, such as higher education, work-integrated learning, learning networks, etc.
Submission

Full papers: Description of novel theoretical, empirical or development work on awareness and reflection in TEL, including a substantial contribution to the field (up to 15 pages).
Work in progress: Ongoing research and current approaches on investigating the field, with initial insights for the community. This especially includes papers to be submitted to the IJTEL special issue (see below), which the authors want to discuss in a preliminary state at the workshop (up to 7 pages).
Demos: Prototypes, design studies and tools for the support of awareness and reflection in TEL, which can be demoed and discussed (up to 3 pages).

All contributions will be peer reviewed by at least two members of the programme committee evaluating their originality, significance, and rigour. The papers will be published in the CEUR workshop proceedings (http://ceur-ws.org). Submissions should use the Springer LNCS template (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). Please submit your paper via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=artel2015

Special issue

In 2015 the workshop will be accompanied by a special issue on Awareness and Reflection in TEL published in IJTEL: http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=2965. We will especially invite the authors of the best papers from ARTEL 2015 and previous editions to submit to the special issue.

Important dates

30.06.2015 Submission Deadline
10.08.2015 Notification of Acceptance
30.08.2015 Camera-Ready Papers
15.09.2015 Workshop
30.10.2015 Publication of Workshop Proceedings

Organisers

Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom
Viktoria Pammer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Michael Prilla, University of Bochum, Germany
Thomas Ullmann, The Open University, United Kingdom

Regards,
Alex
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Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, UK
http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/member/alexander-mikroyannidis

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Nightingale forgotten: Leaving the optimism to others...

individual
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
group
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One in four 18 - 24-year-olds failed to identify Florence Nightingale as a nurse in a survey that also revealed that one in five people chose not to go into the profession because they felt nurses were unappreciated. ... The Times, p.4.

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Bates Center Blog:

What Would Florence Nightingale Do (WWFND)?: Nightingale and 21st Century Health Care Reform

 c/o IPONS


The Times, Nightingale forgotten, Tuesday May 12 2015. p.4.(Poll, London Clinic)

Hodges' model = Four care domains + Spiritual

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

New York, New York ... the Bronx is up but TEL and Clinical Informatics are down ...

 on the subway of course...

Subway advertisement for Penn State Online

City Tech CUNY.EDU New York subway

Yesterday the following email was also received - Drupal was there also :-)

A Discussion has been created in group Drupal in Education -
ELMS Learning Network: An EdTech Platform for Sustaining Innovation

New white paper released
ELMS Learning Network: An EdTech Platform for Sustaining Innovation
https://psu.box.com/sustaining-innovation

Read more at https://groups.drupal.org/node/468528

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Friday, May 08, 2015

'How to Build a New Global Health Framework': Gostin & Friedman in The Lancet

http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5556647df8c0be7cf0da07db2&id=2fa83f37fc&e=2b5ede61fe
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/

May 7, 2015 - Can a true, robust global health framework be created to help prevent tragedies like Ebola while at the same time allow countries to meet everyday health needs?

Georgetown University global health and law experts say it can be done, and in a special issue of “The Lancet” focusing on global health security, they propose specific priorities to transform a fragmented health system into a “purposeful, organized” framework with national health systems at its foundation and an empowered World Health Organization at its apex.

“The Ebola epidemic in west Africa raised the critical question of who is in charge,” says Lawrence O. Gostin, JD (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/faculty/Lawrence-Gostin.cfm) , faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/index.cfm) at Georgetown University Law Center (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/) . He and his O’Neill Institute colleague, Eric A. Friedman, JD (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/faculty/Eric-Friedman.cfm) , published an analysis of global health security today in The Lancet (“A retrospective and prospective analysis of the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic: robust national health systems at the foundation and an empowered WHO at the apex.” (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60644-4/abstract) )

“The world is ill-prepared for the next epidemic,” Gostin says. “The need for advance funding, planning and coordination from the national health system up to WHO is at the heart of preparedness, not only for epidemic disease, but also naturally occurring disasters such as the crisis precipitated by the Nepal earthquake.”

In their review, Gostin and Friedman offer a retrospective analysis of the recent Ebola outbreak and the “profound harms posed by fragile national health systems.”

In creating a new framework, the authors say, “The scope of the reforms should address failures in the Ebola response, and entrenched weaknesses that enabled the epidemic to reach its heights.”

They propose a new global health framework that has national health systems as its foundation and an empowered WHO as the “global health leader envisaged at its creation.”

To reach the goal of having an empowered WHO to lead a global health framework, Gostin and Friedman outline priorities for reform:

  • Funding: commensurate with global mandate under WHO Director-General’s control,
  • Technical excellence: diverse staff with multisectoral capabilities,
  • Operational capacities: rapid deployment of economic and human resources,
  • Normative standards: setting priorities and ensuring compliance,
  • Regional offices: regional knowledge and consistency with headquarters, and
  • Engaging non-state parties: harnessing the potential of civil society.
Gostin and Friedman say another critical component to a global health framework are key stakeholders such as the United Nations, The World Bank and NGOs. “In a well functioning global health system, all parties would perform functions suited to their mandate, working cooperatively, and supporting national ownership.”

In addition, the authors point out the need for a strong legal framework to enforce international health regulations: “International law and national implementing legislation can be powerful means for a more effective global health system,” Gostin and Friedman write.

Another key component to a global health framework is to shore up the national health capacities in preparation for a crisis that would better ensure health security, regionally and globally.

“Planning for rapid mobilization should be combined with strengthening health systems to build country capacity,” they say and propose reforms including a global health workforce reserve, and emergency contingency fund, a pandemic emergency facility (like that suggested by The World Bank) and an international health system fund.

“Action now on WHO and other reforms to the global health system is crucial, before the political moment passes,” Gostin and Friedman conclude.  “These reforms would not only keep populations secure against pandemic threats, but would also ensure health and safety for all needs through rights-based universal health coverage.  This is a global health framework that is achievable in the aftermath of a tragic epidemic that needlessly took 10,000 lives in one of the world’s poorest regions.”

About the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law

The generous philanthropy of Linda and Timothy O’Neill established the O’Neill Institute in 2007 to respond to the need for innovative new solutions to the most pressing national and international health concerns. Housed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., the O’Neill Institute reflects the importance of public and private law in health policy analysis. The O’Neill Institute draws upon the University’s considerable intellectual resources, including the School of Nursing & Health Studies, the School of Medicine, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.


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Copyright © 2015 The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. All rights reserved.


My source: O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law via HIFA2015

Below I have related the above to Hodges' model:

individual
INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
group
Concepts - Understanding
Global Health Conceptual Framework,
Beliefs, Belief systems,
Education,
Individual Action
Critical Thinking
Access to Health Information
Impact of disease/disaster on survivors
Psychological health needs
Pre-vent
Ebola..., Epidemic - Pandemic,
Natural disasters
Emergency response,
Critical Action
Timeliness - Surveillance, Readiness,
(National-) capacity,
Physical health needs,
Health systems, (Infra)Structures,
Technical, Operational, Processes,
Coordination, Mobilisation
Scales: Local, Regional, National, Global
Social Empowerment, Engagement
Poverty
Communities
Critical Communications
Concordance
Local Leadership, Cooperation
Behaviour of groups amid Fear / Uncertainty
Socio-Technical
Community-Social-Urban... Informatics
Pre-empt
UN, World Bank, WHO, NGOs,
Reform, Policy, Standards
Rights-Based Universal Health
Global Health Framework
Funding, Law, Legislation
Priorities, Compliance, 'HQ'
Critical Governance & Assurance
Civil Society, Citizenry

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

'New Philosopher' magazine #3 (print) Health

New Philosopher

I purchased issue #3 (print) on Health in New York on Sunday. As I digest this I'll try and add some comments here.

http://www.newphilosopher.com/products-page/books/issue-7/









The magazine was publicised in Times Square last year. There is an NP writing competition also.




Images: https://www.newphilosopher.com/wp-content/themes/acubensportal/subscribes/covers/cover-US-issue1.jpg
and https://twitter.com/TheNewPhil

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring-Summer reading: International Handbook of e-Learning

http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/articles/new_the_international_handbook_of_e-_learning/
Volume 1 International Handbook of e-Learning

It was a pleasure to open the package bearing review copies of the two volumes that make up this handbook.

The draft paper for the latest module has been submitted. The survey has had 21 responses in total, all gratefully received.

Completing this has provided many useful lessons, prompted further questions and interesting sources have been uncovered which I will share next month. I'm still wondering about the total number of nurse lecturers within academia and the primary disciplines that benefit from e-learning? One of the inevitable lessons of the survey is question construction (double negative - why did I do that!) and definitions.

Reviewing these books will be very useful for the final module of part 1 and looking ahead to the three years of part 2.







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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

IxD&A Interaction Design and Architecture (s) Journal: TEL + 'Designing Self-Care For Everyday Life'

http://www.mifav.uniroma2.it/inevent/events/idea2010/index.php?s=10&a=11
N. 23, Winter 2014

Special issue on:

The Design of TeL with Evidence and Users

- which includes:

Focus Section on 'Designing Self-Care For Everyday Life'

Ivo Maathuis, Valerie M Jones, Nelly Oudshoorn
Telecare and self-management: a guideline for anticipating future care in scenario-based design, pp. 142-159

Koen van Turnhout, Jasper Jeurens, Martin Verhey, Pascal Wientjes, René Bakker
The Healthy Elderly: Case Studies in Persuasive Design, pp. 160-172

Juan Jimenez Garcia, Natalia Romero, David Keyson, Paul Havinga
Reflective Healthcare Systems: micro-Cycle of Self-Reflection to empower users, pp. 173-190



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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Frame houses person centred, integrated and holistic care

Walker Evans, Frame Houses. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1936 © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Image source: Art Fund - Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

My source: FT Weekend, Wullschlager, J. Critics' choice. Visual Arts, Life&Arts, 20-21 September 2014. p.17.


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Saturday, April 25, 2015

CfP: Designing with Older Adults: Workshop at MobileHCI August Copenhagen


Call for Papers

2nd Workshop on Designing with Older Adults: Towards a Complete Methodology

at MobileHCI 2015, August 24th Copenhagen, Denmark

Summary

The ageing process can interfere considerably with the use of mobile devices (e.g., due to changes in vision, attention, and motor control), and designing mobile technology with older adults poses its own challenges. In the absence of a complete methodology for working with older users, researchers and designers are often left to improvise their own methods which can result in co-design relationships being compromised or lead to weak design insights emerging. How can we best adapt or modify existing methods for working with this group? This workshop will bring together researchers who design with older adults to share their experiences and discuss opportunities for adapting existing methods to suit the needs of these users.

Call for papers

Position papers are sought related to topics including, but not limited to:
  • The effect and implications of the ageing process on the suitability and efficacy of design methods in mobile HCI;
  • Participatory design processes for older adults;
  • Techniques for evaluating mobile interfaces for older adults;
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on methods for designing for older adults;
  • Design methods for multimodal interaction with older adults (including mobile input and visual interaction);
  • Design methods for ubiquitous computing for older adults; and
  • Designing novel physical interaction for older adults.
Anonymised position papers should be 2-4 pages in CHI extended abstract format and emailed to: submissions AT olderadults.mobi

Papers will be included in the MobileHCI 2015 Adjunct Proceedings.

The best paper from this workshop will be eligible for inclusion in a special issue of the International Journal of Mobile HCI (IJMHCI) alongside the best papers from other workshops at MobileHCI 2015.

Organisers

Emma Nicol, University of Strathclyde, UK
Marilyn McGee-Lennon, University of Strathclyde, UK
Mark Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, UK
Andreas Komninos, University of Strathclyde, UK
Lynne Baillie, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Jo Lumsden, Aston University, UK
Lilit Hakobyan, Aston University, UK

**** Submission deadline: 17th May 2015 ****
Notifications: 12th June 2015
Workshop date: 24th August 2015

Enquiries to:
Emma Nicol
Research Associate
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland, G1 1XH
emma.nicol AT strath.ac.uk
http://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/nicolemmams/

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Update: Funded part-time Masters degree: Developing the Philosophy of Person-Centred Healthcare

Further to the previous post about this great study opportunity here is a link for the application form:

http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/postgraduate-research-course/


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