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, archive and please get in touch [@h2cm]. Welcome.

Monday, October 12, 2015

States of Being - Ai Weiwei

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Ai Weiwei photo
Ai Weiwei Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995

Ai Weiwei photo
Ai Weiwei Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995

This exhibition is well worth a visit.

Acknowledgement i: Ai Weiwei having his passport returned.
Acknowledgement ii: For a would-be traveller to Halkidiki to possibly experience an Earth tremor, the exhibits about the Sichuan earthquake are thought provoking and sobering.
Acknowledgement iii: There is another photograph of course: it lies all within and without the model. It is spiritual, suspended, kinetic and potential all at once.

Photographs Ai Weiwei
c/o http://www.electronicbeats.net/hans-ulrich-obrist-visits-ai-weiwei/

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

"Running on Empty?" Four Thought

Four Thought
BBC Radio 4

Why Run?

Where is the Spiritual?
How to find it?
How not to corrupt it?
How to rejoice in it?

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Call for Papers “Special Issue on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning” (IJTEL)

Deadline: November 15th, 2015

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.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • 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.
We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the IJTEL Special Issue on Awareness and Reflection in Technology-Enhanced Learning: http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=2965

Deadline is November 15th, 2015.

Kind regards, and looking forward to your submission,

Viktoria Pammer
Milos Kravcik, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Michael Prilla and Thomas Ullman

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Monday, October 05, 2015

The Health Literacy Place launch

COSLA Buildings, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH
Thursday 22nd October, 12.00-4.30 (incl lunch)

NHS Education for Scotland Knowledge Services has developed the new Health Literacy Place website to deliver on a key objectives within the national Health Literacy Action Plan. The Health Literacy Place is designed to be the "Go to" place for health literacy tools and support in Scotland. This launch event will raise awareness of the benefits of health literacy to safe, person-centred and effective care, and will promote examples of existing good practice and innovation in Scotland. It will showcase the new platform's resources and facilities to support health literacy-sensitive practice among the health and social care workforce, and will energise development of the national network of health literacy champions and supporters.

This exciting event is free to attend and is taking place in Edinburgh on the afternoon of Thursday 22nd October. Health literacy works across boundaries of discipline and sector to support the whole patient experience. Health and social care staff from statutory, independent and third sectors are all welcome to attend. As October is Health Literacy Month, this is a great time to hold this event and to share information relating to the subject: look out for other health literacy messages and promotions over the coming month. We would be most grateful if you could share details of this event with staff and colleagues to make them aware of this opportunity and resource.

To book a place, please RSVP to sandra.campbell AT nes.scot.nhs.uk by close of play on Wednesday 7th October, stating your name, job title, organisation and any special requirements e.g. diet, access. To find out any more about the event and other health literacy queries, please contact lindsey.murphy AT nes.scot.nhs.uk

My source: j.protheroe AT keele.ac.uk

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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Stamping about the world and Hodges' model

I don't know if they say things about stamp collectors but there's one over here. In mitigation I'm of the dormant type, it's more about buying gifts for junior family members. Things to keep if the recipients are minded to. Over the years stamps have taught me a great deal: the rise plateau and fall of an empire; the changing face of Africa and the 'Rest of the World', the politics of the world and the truth and lies behind geographic projections. Like painting, drawing and other possibilities the stamps are there, imprinted on my brain as a possible thing to do.

As a mental health nurse I've come across many people (demographically predictably usually males) who have planned for retirement for quite a while and then when it happens the impact is a psychological sledgehammer. While it's also surprising to learn of the people who do not have any interests, you can also see how trite, inappropriate, insensitive ... the question of "Do you have any hobbies?" can seem.

That's because when you listen and hear:

the harried, hesitant, hopeless bound accounts of not knowing who is looking back in the mirror in a morning. Why am I standing there at all? Walking the dog, whatever the month, you see the crucial umbilicus is failing. The one that connects me simultaneously to myself, others, the world at large and joie de vivre:

then you know.

Then you listen and watch for the positive change working with colleagues. You look for the chinks of light that might show the darkness is perforating and the light shows through. Maybe then there is promise in hobbies and interests of all kinds. Keeping mind, spirit and body active, alive. 

Maybe though - it is just being able to be once again.

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Stamp from Italy: Dr. Arieti
Stamp from Italy: Dr. Arieti

Einstein - Stamp
Source: http://rainbowstampnews.blogspot.co.uk/

Cromwell's Key Victory at the Battle of Dunbar
Buckingham Covers:
Cromwell's Key Victory at the Battle of Dunbar *
End Violence Against Children
UN Stamps:
End Violence Against Children

http://aapdp.org/index.php/new-meetings/meeting-details/15th_joint_meeting_with_opifer_-_pisa_italy_-_october_11-12_2014/ Italian stamp

Rainbow Stamps News Hungarian stamp

Buckingham Covers: First Day Cover England Civil War

UN stamps

*I realise a civil war is pretty political, here I am putting it in a sociohistorical context.

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Saturday, October 03, 2015

La Familia: since 1971 (change in the Sociology domain)

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Isabel Oliver's La Familia (from the series La Mujer) 1971
Photo: Isabel Oliver

See also:

Changing families and households, The King's Fund

Demographic Perspectives on Family Change, Toward an Integrated Science of Research on Families: Workshop Report. NCBI.

Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity, SAGE Publications Ltd.

Family Formation in 21st Century Australia, Springer

Photo source:
The Telegraph
Move over Andy Warhol: Let's hear it for the forgotten women of pop art
I hope to visit the pop art exhibition at Tate Modern next weekend.

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Friday, October 02, 2015

Health care in the time of austerity and the funding divide: 'scrub epic veils'

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Smyth, C. (2015) Locum paid £500,000 as costs sore soar for the NHS, Doctor's deal reignites row over 'rip-off' agencies..., The Times, 2 October, p.1. (My source)

'scrub epic veils' = 'public services'
c/o http://wordsmith.org/anagram/index.html

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

Borges & Forés: The Role of the Online Learners and the Four Competentional Clusters (Khan & Ally, Eds. 2015)

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Since receiving the e-learning handbooks edited by Khan and Ally (2015) in April there have been several challenges; studies, sickness in the family and full-time work. I'm up to chapter 13 of Volume 1 and I have learned a great deal thus far. The first volume is already serving as an excellent primer on e-learning for someone in full-time clinical work, studying by distance learning and with teaching and mentoring experience.

Internal Handbook of E-Learning Vol. 1
The above table is derived from chapter 13 by Federico Borges and Anna Forés.

I have superimposed Borges' four competentional clusters onto Hodges' model. There is also a figure (13.1) that seeks to show that:
  • there is no hierarchy among the competences,
  • competences are all interrelated,
  • more than one competence can occur at the same time,
  • competences are manifested when needed and as needed (p.199).

This can also be related to the 4P's



Borges, F. and Forés, A. (2015) The Role of the Online Learner, Chap. 13 In Badrul H. Khan, Mohamed Ally (Eds) International Handbook of E-Learning. Volume 1, Oxford: Routledge. pp. 197-206.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

ERCIM News No. 103 Special Theme: "Augmented Reality"

Dear ERCIM News Reader,

ERCIM News No. 103 has just been published at 

Special Theme: "Augmented Reality"

Guest editors:
- Constantine Stephanidis, ICS-FORTH, Greece
- Eija Kaasinen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

This issue is also available for download in pdf and ebpub

Thank you for your interest in ERCIM News. Feel free to forward this message to others who might be interested.

Next issue: No. 104, January 2016 - Special Theme: "Life Science"

Best regards,
Peter Kunz
ERCIM News central editor

ERCIM "Alain Bensoussan" Fellowship Programme
ERCIM offers fellowships for PhD holders from all over the world.
Next application deadline: 30 September 2015
Don't miss the European Computer Science Summit (ECSS) 2015, 12-14 October in Vienna

The keynotes of this event are briefly presented in ERCIM News
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The printed edition will reach about 6000 readers.
This email alert reaches more than 7500 subscribers.
ERCIM - the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics - aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading European research institutes are members of ERCIM. ERCIM is the European host of W3C.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Drupalcon Barcelona: Researching code contributions, Mental health and SVG

Winding the calendar back to 2008 and Szeged, Hungary I doubted I would see it: 'depression', 'anxiety' and other mental health - related concepts writ-large in a Drupalcon presentation. And not just any presentation, but a community keynote.

Drupalcon Barcelona 2015 Mike Bell 24 Sept keynote
Mike Bell has repeatedly shown great courage as he has refined his presentation and delivered in full last Thursday in Barcelona:

Mental Health and Open Source

Mike's a key personality within the NW (UK) Drupal User Group also helping to make local Drupalcamps a reality.

As a sign of several things:
  • 2008 is a long time ago;
  • Drupalcon has travelled far and wide around Europe;
  • I've still no new website;
  • Drupal itself has evolved from 4.7 to Dries Buytaert's announcement in his keynote that Drupal 8 release candidate will follow on October 7;
- this conjunction of mental health and the world of code is quite significant at this point in time. If I can pass the remaining assignments I'm due to move from part 1 to part 2 of studies at Lancaster University in February. Sooner in terms of formulating a research question. This is where Drupal, Hodges' model and Technology Enhanced Learning will (must) be fused.

David Rozas (left)

Of course there were many other sessions and another keynote of particular interest as Mike shared the community keynote session with David Rozas:

Talk is silver, code is gold? Contribution beyond source code in Drupal

Computer science is about as academic as you can get, but how refreshing to find research methodologies, methods, data... and mental health sharing a keynote session. It was brilliant to see open source - Drupal embracing research, seeking an evidence base not just for what makes the machines tick but the contributors too.

Drupalcon David Corbacho Román

For quite a few years I've followed the rise, waning and what seems a rebirth for SVG.

Next generation graphics: SVG

David Corbacho Román's session is a great source for tips and resources and also demonstrated just how dynamic the web can be. You can follow the sessions through the links.

I'll post on Drupal and Drupalcon again soon.

Thanks to all the sponsors of Drupalcon Barcelona.

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UNscathed in Politics and Sociology?

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Secretary General

"If everything goes wrong, I become an easy scapegoat - we joke that "SG" , or secretary-general, is now standing for scapegoat," he continues. "I don't complain about this. But when there is a unity of purpose and solidarity among security council members, particularly the five permanent members, you can real things." Tett (2015).

Additional links:
René Girard (1923— ) Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Steven D. Brown In praise of the parasite: the dark organizational theory of Michel Serres

Maria L. Assad Reading with Michel Serres: An Encounter with Time

My source:
Gillian Tett, (2015) Lunch with the FT Ban Ki-moon, 'I'm an easy scapegoat', Life, FT Weekend, 19-20 September, p.3.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

BMA Information Fund 2015: Now accepting applications

Dear Friends

The BMA Information Fund 2015 is now open for applications until 5.00pm (BST) on Monday 28th September, or until 100 applications are received. (Please note: this is an extension to the deadline currently shown on the BMA website).

The Information Fund provides health information and educational materials to health-focussed organisations in developing countries.

Who can apply?

  • Health care institutions
  • Medical schools
  • Libraries
  • Health-focused non-governmental organisations and similar organisations
What do we donate?
  • Educational and training materials (e.g. books, CDs, DVDs).
  • There is a maximum limit of £1500 for each application. However, quantities requested may be reduced due to the high number of applications. 
  • We do not donate money.
How to apply:

I realise the deadline is quite soon and my apologies for that but hopefully it will give enough time for you to circulate to organisations who may be interested in applying.

Best wishes

Martin Carroll
Deputy Head
OISC Level 1 Immigration Adviser
International Department
Policy Directorate
British Medical Association
London, UK

The BMA is registered by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) to provide basic immigration advice to BMA members in matters relating to their employment in the UK (OISC reference N200100094).

Let's build a future where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare knowledge. Join HIFA: www.hifa2015.org

Over 500,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unclean water and poor sanitation. Help end this crisis: www.endwaterpoverty.org

My source: GANM

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Health Literacy Conference 2016: Glasgow, UK

Dear Health Literacy Group Members,

We are delighted to announce that the next Health Literacy Conference will be on Friday 18th March 2016 at the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, Glasgow.

Entitled 'Health Literacy at the Deep End: addressing health inequalities', it will feature high-profile, key note speakers from across the UK, presenting on current thinking, practice and research. It will also be possible to register for a unique, pre-conference event demonstrating how the ALISS online system is making a difference in deprived areas of Glasgow.

Please consider submitting an abstract for a presentation or a poster, as we welcome submissions from practitioners and researchers, working in a range of related fields. If you have further questions please contact j.protheroe AT keele.ac.uk.

We look foward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes,

Jo Protheroe
Conference Chair
Health Literacy Group UK

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

1st EAI International Conference on Games fOr WELL-being [GOWELL]

1st EAI International Conference
on Games fOr WELL-being

14 June, 2016 | Budapest, Hungary


In recent years applied gaming approaches, gamification techniques, game-related technologies and devices for health and wellbeing management and recovery increased their relevance. The EAI Games fOr WELL-being conference has been created to present the latest emerging applications for improving the quality of everybody's personal experience and promoting adaptive behaviors and positive functioning. The conference will be co-located with

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Free Event for Public Sector Attendees: Digital Transformation In The Public Sector

Thursday 24th September | 9:00AM – 12:00PM BST | MediaCityUK M50 2ST

A recent report says that unless government organisations overhaul the way they work, they will fail to deliver savings required by the Conservative government.

The call comes after prime minister David Cameron announced on Friday that he wants to create a “smarter state” to meet efficiency cuts. As most organisations are only 20% of the way through their business transformation process, Public Sector “needs to up its game” on digital transformation if this vision is to be realised.

This event will provide insight into The Digital Imperative; why it is vital for public sector organisations to embrace the digital revolution; along with an in-depth look at User Centred Design. Including best practice hints and tips to ensure that your digital transformation projects are accepted and understood by your users.

Places are limited so click here to register for your FREE delegate pass and download the supporting paper Putting The User First.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Photograph 51 Unbecoming

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Unbecoming: Book cover

Additional links:
Photograph 51 Play

Unbecoming by Jenny Downham: GoodReads

Image source:
Unbecoming: Amazon

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fifth Annual Call for Submissions from Stylus and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Good evening!

The editorial board of Stylus would be humbled if you shared the below message with your list-serves and the Penn community. We hope to create a public forum for narrative medicine at UPENN.

Thank you!
Sibel Ozcelik and Farrah Alkhaleel
Co-Editors of Stylus

Stylus http://www.themedicalstylus.com/
and the Perelman School of Medicine are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Call for short stories, essays, poetry, op/eds, visual arts, photographs and proposals for special issues.

Founded in 2010, the journal is a peer-reviewed literary and art journal with an emphasis on the medical humanities. Issued annually in both online and print versions, the journal is based in UPENN, and has distinguished itself for its interdisciplinary purview, unifying the overarching goals of public health, medicine, and social justice. By sharing healthcare professionals interpersonal experiences through literature and art, we give a voice to medicine and science. Past and prospective authors and artists include professors, outstanding and prize-winning scholars, physicians, nurses, dentists, social workers, health lawyers, public health advocates, nutritionists, psychologists and even undergraduates who are just beginning their journey in the health care field. Regardless, every voice deserves to be heard and to be valued.

We invite you to share your story and/or art.

Submit your pieces here. http://www.themedicalstylus.com/submit/

If you would like to nominate a contributor, e-mail the names and addresses of your nominees to the attention of Dr. Zachary Meisel, Dr. Horace Delisser and the co-chief editors of Stylus by October 15, 2015. We will then contact the students you nominate with further instructions on submitting their pieces by the October 3oth deadline.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sibel Ozcelik, MS at the e-mail address listed above, or at (732) 213-0713.

We hope to see your piece in the next issue of Stylus.

Sibel Ozcelik
Co-Chief Editor of Stylus

*If you would like to be involved on the design or literary editorial board, submit resumes and cover letters to pennmedjournal AT gmail.com .

HIFA profile: Sibel Ozcelik is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania in the USA. Professional interests: Health care, ethics, health care policy and law, access, quality, global health, maternal and infant care, non-profit hospitals. sozcelik AT law.upenn.edu
1-30 September 2015: HIFA is hosting a thematic discussion on CHW Data for Decision Making, sponsored by One Million Community Health Workers campaign and mPowering Frontline Health Workers. More info: http://www.hifa2015.org/2015/08/29/new-sponsored-discussion-on-hifa-chw-data-for-decision-making/

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Friday, September 11, 2015

ZX Spectrum: Whatever next - models of nursing / care?

My computing interest began with the Sinclair ZX81. Back then models of nursing and nursing theory were seemingly everywhere. Do they say history repeats itself: well almost.

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