Hodges' Model: Welcome to the QUAD

- provides a space devoted to the conceptual framework known as Hodges' model. Read about this resource for HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model can facilitate PERSON-CENTREDNESS, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, HOLISTIC CARE and REFLECTION. Follow the development of a new website using Drupal as I finalise my research question with part 2 starting in 2016. See our bibliography, posts since 2006 and please get in touch [@h2cm]. Welcome.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hodges' model - draft paper on case formulation informed by Rainforth and Laurenson (2014)

The following is from a literature review by Rainforth, M., & Laurenson, M. (2014) for a draft paper on Hodges' model and case formulation [CF]. They do not refer to diagrams, but two models are included and the role of modelling. The paper is supportive for Hodges' model within mental health, forensic care and supervision more generally.

Crowe et al. (2008) suggest an advantage of CF is its ability to create understanding of service user needs regardless of their diagnostic classification. Thus an emphasis on the link between training provision, training outcomes and treatment plans is needed so practitioners understand the frameworks for conceptualizing mental distress whilst also being able to recognize the expertise of the service user in CF development.
...
A goal of the person-specific evaluation of CF is the development of an intra-individual statistical prediction model for actuarial prediction tailored to the specific issues and life circumstances. The essence of CF is its ability to provide shared understanding of a person’s presenting problems through theoretical explanation of assumed causes and maintaining factors, so appropriate interventions can be utilized (p.208).

Rainforth, M., & Laurenson, M. (2014). A literature review of Case Formulation to inform Mental Health practice: Case formulation in mental health practice. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21(3), 206–213. http://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12069

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

C E L L

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CELL-SHOW

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Information? Let me introduce you to Empathy! (New Scientist #3073)

This week's New Scientist asks the question: "What is Information?". Its neighbouring article is on empathy. I've bought a copy to add to my small library on 'information' (and its analogue?).

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"I feel your pain." 
pp.32-35.

New Scientist: What Is Information? pp.28-31.






Battersby, S. (2016) The unseen agent. New Scientist, 230: 3073, 14 May, pp.28-31.

Young, E. (2016) I feel your pain. New Scientist, 230: 3073, 14 May, pp.32-35.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

"Luke, you switched off your targetting computer on International Nurses Day. What's wrong?"


I suggested the number blog posts would slow years ago and yet they've kept coming and there's a bank of drafts sitting in the backend. Whether the quality reflects that location I'm not sure, but hopefully there's more to me than putting content together.

By definition person centred care (student centred...) demands targetting AND measurement of some sort: attitudinal, evidenced, cognitive, engagement, choice, policy, outcomes...

Since April 2006 this blog has served as a personal targetting computer of sorts.

I've a few posts to follow on the Networked Learning Conference (another great community and Croatia 2018 next!), but things will slow here as Drupal beckons plus writing for papers and conferences.

ICN 2016 - NURSES: A FORCE FOR CHANGE: IMPROVING HEALTH SYSTEMS' RESILIENCE


Image source:
https://imgflip.com/

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

CfP 6th Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (ARTEL 2016)

ARTEL 2016 to be held in the context of the EC-TEL 2016, Lyon, France: 13 September 2016 (Tuesday). Workshop webpage: http://teleurope.eu/artel16
Twitter hashtag: #artel16

*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. 2016 will be the 6th workshop in the series.

Through the last ARTEL workshops at EC-TEL the topic has gained maturity and questions addresses 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 in conjunction with the latest trends in TEL, this year’s topic particularly invites contributions that deal with the contribution and impact of Learning Analytics on awareness and reflection. The motto of the workshop this year is:

"Learning Analytics for Awareness and Reflection: How can Learning Analytics methodologies and tools support awareness and reflection in different learning contexts?"

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), http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1238/ (2014), and http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1465/ (2015).

*Topics of interest*
For ARTEL 2016 we particularly invite contributions that address the theme of 'Learning Analytics methodologies and tools support awareness and reflection in different learning contexts' (but not restrict contributions to this theme).

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 (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=artel2016

We are currently in the process of publishing a special issue on Awareness and Reflection in TEL published in the Int. J. of Technology Enhanced Learning: 

http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=2965.

Authors of accepted articles in this special issue will be invited to attend ARTEL 2016 and present their work.

*Important dates*
01.07.2016 Submission Deadline
10.08.2016 Notification of Acceptance
30.08.2016 Camera-Ready Papers
13.09.2016 Workshop
31.10.2016 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

*Supporting projects*
Employ ID - Scalable & cost-effective facilitation of professional identity transformation in public employment services: http://employid.eu
Layers - Scaling up Technologies for Informal Learning in SME Cluster: http://learning-layers.eu/
FORGE - Forging Online Education through FIRE - is a project bringing the FIRE and eLearning worlds together: http://ict-forge.eu/
LACE - The Learning Analytics Community Exchange: http://www.laceproject.eu/
WEKIT - Wearable Experience for Knowledge Intensive Training: http://wekit.eu
VIRTUS - Virtual Vocational Education and Training: http://virtus-project.eu

*Social platform*
To stay tuned, consider joining the ARTEL social space on TELeurope: http://teleurope.eu/artel
It is easy to join. First register an account on http://teleurope.eu and then join the group on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning.

*EC-TEL*

The workshop will take place as part of the 11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL), will take place in Lyon, France, September 13-16, 2016.
The overall theme of EC-TEL 2016 is Adaptive and Adaptable Learning.
This year's theme of 'Adaptive and Adaptable Learning' highlights developments in adaptive learning systems that are starting to realise the vision of education matched to the needs and interests of each learner. Effective technology enhanced learning must also be adaptable - resilient, flexible, and sustainable despite rapidly changing needs, technologies, contexts and policies.

The conference will explore how research in collaborative and personalized learning can be combined with new developments in analytics, interaction design, mobile and ubiquitous technologies, and visualization techniques, to enhance learning for everyone.We call for papers addressing the conference themes, informed by theories of pedagogy and evidence of effective practice. Papers offering robust meta-analyses, new methods of TEL design and analysis are also welcomed.

For more information visit http://www.ec-tel.eu

My source:open-education mailing list
https://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/open-education

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Sunday, May 08, 2016

An entirely free Master programme : MIKS at Sorbonne => Application is open

Enrol in the Master Degree Programme
on Management of Information & Knowledge Systems
of the Sorbonne University 
MIKS is an entirely free Master degree programme in ICT and Management. It offers the opportunity for European and International students to get a Master degree in Information Systems Management from the Sorbonne University and its Management School.

Candidates must have passed the first year of a Masters programme in the area of Information Science, Computer Science, Management Science or allied area. They must have completed 240 credits in the European System (or equivalent), with a background in ICT and in management. During this curriculum of 12 months duration, students shall specialize in the Management of Information and Knowledge Systems (IKS) and the Governance of IKS projects

French Apprenticeship System - EARN whilst you LEARN !!

The programme is entirely sponsored by the companies. The students are assisted in finding employment and paying their tuition fees. Thus the programme is free for the involved students. Moreover, each admitted student is provided paid contractual employment for one year with a French company. 

Under MIKS, students spend alternate periods in the company and academia (cycle of 4 weeks in industry followed by 2 weeks in academia). Click here for Information about the Master programme and guidelines for the candidates

The leaflets, the programme and the application form for 2016-2017 can be downloaded from this web page.

If you are interested, please fill the application form and send it to Mrs Nadège Jean before end of May 2016.

Best regards,

Selmin Nurcan
MIKS Master Programme Director
http://mastersic.univ-paris1.fr/
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Selmin NURCAN
Maitre de Conferences HDR / Associate Professor
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Submit to CAISE 2016 : Information Systems for Connecting People
13-17 June 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia
http://caise2016.si/

My source:
Selmin's post to SOCIOTECH list JISCMAIL (with thanks - a great opportunity)

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

OP3N CARE COMMUNITY


OpenCare is a global community working together to make 
health- and social care open source, 
privacy-friendly and participatory.


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Friday, May 06, 2016

Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research 2018

The announcement below is forwarded from the Health Systems Global website. 

Best wishes, Neil PW

Health Systems Global (HSG) has chosen Liverpool as the host city for its fifth global symposium on health systems research in 2018.

The winning bid was put forward by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), in close cooperation with a consortium of UK institutions including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development Institute, University of Leeds, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, Nice International, Action for Global Health and ACC Liverpool.

Around 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the five day symposium on October 7, 2018, at the waterfront venue, home to BT Convention Centre, Echo Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

“We are delighted with this decision”, said Professor Janet Hemingway CBE, Director of LSTM. “It is not only a recognition of a very strong bid that we have put in together with our partners, but also of the key research on health systems challenges that is being carried out by LSTM and our partners.”

George Gotsadze, executive director of Health Systems Global, congratulated the team on behalf of the Board of Health Systems Global which is made up of key researchers and experts from across the globe. “Liverpool’s winning bid was exceptionally strong and we are looking forward to working closely with LSTM and partners as we prepare this event over the coming years.”

Kerrin MacPhie, director of conference and exhibition sales at ACC Liverpool, added: “Health Systems Global is a prime example of the city working together to bring a large international conference on health systems research into the UK for the first time, capitalising on its expertise in this field”.

Health Systems Global is an international membership organisation fully dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation. Its fourth global symposium will be held from November 14-18 this year in Vancouver, Canada and will focus on ‘resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world.’
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My source:
HIFA: Healthcare Information For All: www.hifa2015.org

HIFA Voices database: www.hifavoices.org

You are receiving this message because you're a member of the community HIFA - Healthcare Information For All.

View this contribution on the web site https://dgroups.org/_/dhwfntn3

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

"End of Guidelines - a parody of End of the Line"

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Original source (edited):

James McCormack, BSc(Pharm), Pharm D
Professor
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
UBC, Vancouver, Canada
Co-host - Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast

Mohammad Zakaria Pezeshki, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Community Medicine,
Tabriz Medical School, Golgasht Avenue, Tabriz, Iran.

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Monday, May 02, 2016

"Model hospital": Where to find 5mins per shift? (footprints - transformation?)

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Mental health

8,500 beds blocked
costing NHS providers
around £900m per year

5 mins


Social care


Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: Unwarranted variations

£280m

delayed transfers of care

independent sector expenditure costs £482m

lack of data (still!)

Stepdown facilities




"On staff rosters, Lord Carter said he found cases in which trusts were squeezing nurses on to weekday shifts in order to make up their weekly hours, and said 
 improving productivity by five minutes per shift could save as much as £280m." (p.11)

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Model - hospital : Model - community care : Model - self-care?
Scope of disciplines
Scope of nursing... (draft paper)
Scope of footprints
Scope of transformation?


Additional link:
NHS England (March 2016) Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints, Ref: 04902.

My source: 
Dunhill, L. (2016) Carter: be masters of your fate, Health Service Journal, 10 February, 126: 6475, 10-11.

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

"I'm Spartacus!"

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My source: The Beryl Institute

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Buses, Students, Tech and Models of Care

I continue to be surprised, informed and stimulated by the many contrasts and similarities between nursing and information technology. A constant encounter as a mentor is hearing accounts about student nurses and their learning experience. After 12-18 months since beginning their student career what are student's learning, being taught? And yes: nursing theory and models of care still seem twee, out-of-date, out-of fashion.

Change is inevitable of course; in tech if you are not on-board (as in the web), there is a progression of buses and you can get on at any time. At least I hope that's the case. As Web Design magazine asks: "How will CSS be styling the web in 2017, 2018 or 2019?" So for students there are many university blocks, lectures, clinical placements, mentors...: so many buses. Hopefully they really do get on-board sooner rather than later.

The snapshot of evidence as I have it re. models of care, nursing theory and reflection suggests there is quite a vacuum at a time when there is both a need for a tool like Hodges' model and an opportunity.

There are valuable lessons in the history of models of care while we relish the challenges of the future. Those lessons are still relevant as the nursing community and its practitioners constantly travel between the mechanistic and humanistic forms of knowledge that nursing demands.

Technology changes all the time and with it, the buses, the roads and even the bus stops. Clearly, we need our students to be as well equipped as possible. Not to deal with change, then it is too late. We need future practitioners to be able to critique potential change. This is crucial when future change involves nursing itself and nursing's values.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

"Index Case": Do we need a new form..? ( cas index, Indexfall, caso índice, 指數情況, الحالة الدالة, सूचकांक के मामले ... )

index case
nounMEDICINE
noun: index case; plural noun: index cases
  1. the first identified case in a group of related cases of a particular communicable or heritable disease.

Source: Google (and translations)

Hodges' model can map the first identified case of any disease, but just as medicine can turn a crisis around - we need a new form of 'index case'.

In healthcare we spend a lot of time managing 'caseness' and for a population casenesses. While triage is concerned quite rightly with prioritization, safety, efficiency, it also seeks to deny people caseness through gate-keeping. Alternately, for those diagnosed and meeting criteria, services then seek to assess when they are better - on the other side...

A new index case is required to respond to demographic, socioeconomic and environmental pressures. Talk, action and outcomes must be about well-being, sustainable health, strengths, health literacy self-care and recovery.

Hodges' model can facilitate this change in care philosophy, perspective and the concurrent focus of disease AND health.

Consider:

For how long how we espoused person-centered care?

Health is where the person resides*.

So often disease fragments identity, memory, the person, relationships, even the whole community...

Disease is a matter for our humanity.

Hodges' model can be the index case for a person's health and well-being and how they maintain, maximize this status. This might even help us define person-centeredness. A care indices.

Being person-centered should be a index-phenomena that takes cognizance of history where this is available.
This should - must be the index case?

*taken-4-grantedness

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

what3words = addressing the globe : Hodges' model = mapping the world of care

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think feeling happy

soma tech pressure

gender celebration peers


Bureacracy Hegemony Subsidiarity 




My source: 
Hurley, J. (2016) It pays to know exactly where you are going. The Times, 27 April, p.49.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

CfP: Workshop on Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health (PATH), July Canada

Call for Papers
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International Workshop on Personalisation and Adaptation in Technology for Health (PATH 2016) http://pathworkshop.com/ Held in conjunction with the 24th International Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalisation (UMAP 2016), Halifax, Canada, 13-17 July 2016.

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Motivation and Goals
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We have reached a critical point in Healthcare where professionals and patients have the technology to adopt personalised health support. The World Health Organisation has recognised the importance of this industry. This full day workshop will showcase innovative user modelling, personalisation and adaptation research that focuses on promoting access, improving efficiency and enhancing quality using technology within healthcare. It aims to connect the more theoretical work in user modelling and personalisation with the more grounded needs of healthcare workers and manufacturers to promote research that is timely, innovative, and focused on the needs of users.

It builds on six previous workshops presented at UM 2005, UM 2007, 21st IEEE CBMS (2008), AIME 2009, EHealth 2010 and UMAP 2015 as well as a special issue on Personalisation for E-Health in UMUAI 2011.

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Topics of interest
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This workshop will focus on the many aspects of personalisation for health delivery, related to e-Health environments. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

- Adaptive and personalised e-Health information systems (including adaptive content, search and interface)
- Tailored health education and advice (written and online)
- Promoting trust and compliance to health advice
- Personalised assistance, including for special citizens (e.g. disabled, elderly)
- Personalisation in chronic care (e.g. asthma or diabetes management) as opposed to acute care (e.g. ICU setting)
- Novel personalisation approaches to facilitate improved communication between healthcare professionals and patients
- Personalisation and user modelling to support patient self-management
- Privacy issues for health related user models
- Personalisation based both on biometric or genomic factors and clinical information
- Tailored decision support (for patients and practitioners)
- Supporting the implementation of guidelines and protocols in healthcare
- Models of user learning, knowledge, attitude and behaviour change (including compliance)
- Tailored behaviour change interventions to promote healthy living (e.g. diet, exercise).
- Business models (personalisation to various stakeholders)
- Ontologies for user models (including provenance) for tailored health care delivery
- Methods for evaluating user satisfaction with personalised ehealth systems (weblog analysis, tracking users, quantitative and qualitative methods)
- Reports on evaluation studies of personalised eHealth systems.
- Mobile and wearable healthcare systems for the personalisation of eHealth
- Smart Healthcare (“Internet of Things”) systems
- Tailored emotional support for patients, healthcare professionals and carers.
- Innovative representations of personal health profiles and models
- Personalisation in online support for health and wellbeing
- Using personalisation in technology to support medical procedures
- Healthcare systems that adapt to physiological and environmental cues

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Submissions
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We solicit submissions of long papers (up to 8 pages + references), short papers (up to
4 pages + references) and position papers (up to 2 pages + references) from diverse backgrounds, with the aim of promoting the exchange of ideas between researchers working in the above-mentioned areas. We welcome submissions from multidisciplinary perspectives, as well as PhD students or those new to the field.

For full details on the submission format and procedure, please refer to the Submission Instructions page at http://pathworkshop.com/submission/ Papers will be selected based on originality, quality, and ability to promote discussion.

*** Accepted papers will be included in the UMAP Adjunct Proceedings, published by CEUR-WS ***

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Important dates
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May 7, 2016: Submission Deadline
June 1, 2016: Notification to Authors
June 7, 2016: Camera-ready Due
13-17 July, 2016: UMAP Conference

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Organizing Committee
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Cecile Paris, CSIRO ICT Centre, Marsfield NSW, Australia Floriana Grasso, Computing Science, University of Liverpool, UK Matt Dennis, Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, UK (e AT matt.qa) Kirsten Smith, Computing Science, University of Aberdeen, UK (r01kas12 AT abdn.ac.uk)

For further questions please contact info AT pathworkshop.com.
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My source:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/caring-tec-research

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Shakespeare - Holistic Practitioner

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Helena:
Love looks not with the eyes,
but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Act 1, Scene 1



Northumberland:
"In poison there is physic; and these news,
Having been well, that would
have made me sick"
Henry IV Part II


Romeo:
"Love is a smoke
made with the fume of sighs"
Romeo and Juliet (1595–96), Act 1, Scene 1


Prospero:

"Why, that's my dainty Ariel!
I shall miss thee;
But yet thou shalt have freedom.
So, so, so"
The Tempest (V, i, 95-96)



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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Global Challenges: Journal

A New Kind of Journal Creating
a Global Community with a Global Mission

From the website: "Global Challenges cuts across disciplines and international boundaries to bring science, technology, and social science communities together to tackle the 21st century’s greatest challenges: climate change, energy, food, agriculture & nutrition, global health, and water."

Global Health

"We live in an increasingly interdependent world where health and well-being are shaped by circumstances, decisions and events occurring in far-away places. Pandemics spread between countries within days, health professionals emigrate from countries where they trained, lifestyles shift from one place to another, food supply lines are globally integrated, and environmental health risks like climate change defy national borders. Extreme poverty and inequality remain at unacceptably high levels, thereby representing major threats to global health as well as direct consequences of ill-health. Today, the risks and potential rewards of globalization for health are great, but managing these risks and reaping these rewards depends on the effective management of globalization by the world’s governments, civil society organizations, businesses and international institutions. The health section of Global Challenges aims to be recognized as a leading source of empirical studies, evidence syntheses and critical analyses that address transnational health threats and social inequalities requiring global collective action. Submissions that use interdisciplinary, mixed-method and/or new approaches are especially welcome."




Wiley asks: "Will you be part of it?"

This is project were Hodges' model is very relevant and at some future point I'll map this new journal's themes to the model. It is Open Access which means that the business model then employed involves fees for publication. I note that Lancaster University is included in the list of institutions with a Wiley Open Access Account so this may help. The fee is also waived for the first 15 submissions that are accepted.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY "Welcome to the QUAD"

This evening #W2tQ is 10 years old.

In Internet terms this is well passed retirement. And yet... HTML and the http protocol still provides the substrate, the template, foundation for the content here and this is what Hodges' model can provide across healthcare, education and the many literacies that have been highlighted here.

It remains a fascinating journey on all levels. Here are several archived way-points:

  • Presenting the model in Charleston, South Carolina; Paipa, Colombia presentation & workshop.
  • Attending a workshop on Conceptual Spaces in Lund, Sweden.
  • Presenting in Amman, Jordan.
  • A poster at the first conference on Health Literacy in Manchester.
Plus, many others and exhibitions I've been able to enjoy.

The journey - the community
I found 2010 that I had cataract and needed surgery. At Wigan RAEI Surgeons Messrs. Heavan (left-eye) and Mars (right) allowed me to see the stars again. It is still a real thrill: the light, colour, texture... thank you again #RAEI.

In February 2007 at version 4.7 I found Drupal and a fantastic community. There's a new home to build and share through Drupal 8.

Last summer the isp Demon.co.uk finally folded. So the old website is now merely an internet archive. This blog birthday is another call for action...

Now through part 1 of a PhD at Lancaster I may need a break to do some prep for part 2 and ensure I can focus ;-) purely on the research. I've dusted two draft papers off to see if I can complete them quickly. If support for the mantra 'enjoy the journey' is needed you will find it here...


Image: https://www.pinterest.com/donitakpaul/the-journey-not-the-destination/




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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pigeonholes and a Matrix 4 Care


The structure of Hodges' model is 
not an invitation to pigeonhole. 
It is an equation: a matrix for care. 
What is done in one quadrant, 
needs to be counter-balanced 
in the other care domains. 
The operations here are not mathematical,
 but reflective, reflexive and ideally communicative.

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