INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
humanistic --------------------------------------- mechanistic
SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
My source: Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G1 3AH visited 28 November 2015.
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"This work consists of an exact replica of the witness box used at the Lockerbie bombing trial alongside eight of a series of 12 drawings representing evidence presented during the trial. The trial was held in the Netherlands, but for 36 weeks the small area of land where the court stood was temporarily legally Scottish. Coley challenges what we take as 'real', by looking at the arbitrary rules that enable a country to 'appear' somewhere else and the assumption that a person is telling the truth because they are sitting in a certain place."
“The NHS has been one of the UK’s greatest achievements and for almost 70 years it has provided a cost effective, universal health service. Yet this has been eroded.
“I believe the Health and Social Care Act 2012, forced a commercialised model on the NHS in England as the first thing it did was remove the duty on the Health Secretary to provide services throughout England. In effect this makes commercial tendering virtually compulsory.
“The result is billions of pounds of NHS money and thousands of health services put out to commercial tendering, removing scarce resources from the system and putting them into the private sector instead.
“The aim of today’s Bill is to force the issue into the open, and allow debate on what I consider as a momentous failing to society.”
He said: “In writing this bill, we are reinstating the founding principles which made the NHS. These have been eroded and they will not be restored unless Parliament passes a law to do so.”
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"There is a sense that the age of the icon is now long dead, that architects need to take their eyes off the skylines and engage with the streets."
"... contemporary architectural culture, swings wildly between two poles. On one hand there is the urge to express (architecture as art)..."
"Aravena made his name with the "half-a-good-house" idea, an elegantly innovative design for a dwelling with a matching negative space beside it into which the inhabitants can expand as necessary when they have the means.
... and on the other the urge to confess
political and economic conditions."
"The current* refugee crisis perhaps
illustrates architects' powerlessness."
"Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson’s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives." (http://paul-auster.com/)Hodges' model encourages us to understand one life interpreted through the four strands - the care domains - that must contribute to the braided thread that forms all our lives. When at least those lives are able to flourish and prosper. Central to the model are the ideas of 'health career' and 'life chances'. How many lives are cut short by genetics, interventions by nature, politics ... as in the current DEC crises? When interviewed (BBC 2) Auster stressed the significance of an event early in his life, when still a child.
|Timeline - Past to Future|
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On twitter today I mentioned the discovery of the book Panaesthetics by Daniel Albright. It was a buy in the end. A great discovery saddened to then learn that its author is no longer with us. Although I have not read it there will be much to draw from it: literally. I have often written about Hodges' model being initially a neutral space, a blank sheet. What is a starting position is always political as with Hodges' model. Its structure regiments the paper it is drawn upon. The presence of a political care - knowledge domain makes a statement. Structurally and in content the sense of neutrality is broken. Albright points to historical support as he discusses "What is painting?".
"White, said Superville, is an innocent peaceful color, calming us in the way that pure snow or moonlight calms. Black implies "silence and solitude, sadness, death, and oblivion"; red is "the hieroglyph of life and movement . . . the excess of luminous rays, just as the colour black is its absorption and annihilation." But this correlation of color with emotional state is less original than Superville's belief that color and lines are "the identical signs of one invariable language, and the associations of the one automatically imply the associations of the other" - every color corresponds to a linear pattern, every linear pattern presupposes a certain color. Superville provides a diagram to prove his point: red throws its arms into the air; black is stooped, submissive; "white , an invariable, pure sign, like the horizontal line, occupies the middle space between two extremes" (fig. 27)." p.102.
"The proposed approach is based on 3 key steps. First, derive knowledge from different sources of information (experimental data, expert learning, machine learning). Secondly, unify the different knowledge representations. Finally, organise the unified knowledge in a way that captures its generalisation hierarchy and facilitates the design of efficient prediction algorithms (Figure 3)." page 2 of 21.
|Figure 3 The SOHN methodology. Different sources of knowledge are unified using a common representation based on the concept of hypothesis. The hypotheses can be organised into a hierarchical network to capture the knowledge in a standardised way (page 3 of 21).|
Even though this blog is a personal initiative, it's not often that I share such details. Perhaps I'm still more accustomed to listening, or at least that is what I believe.
Anyway a lot's been happening in WN4 and L39, as for us all globally.
In January 2014 I started a part-time distance learning PhD programme at Lancaster University in E-Research and Technology Enhanced Learning. Part 1 2014-2015 included two five-day residential's, both mandatory at Lancaster which I attended being able to commute the 40-odd miles from Wigan. One of the greatest gifts presented was to learn of the other student's work, projects and partake in the online learning and discussion. As if getting on-board was not enough, being told at the start of Parts 1 & 2 that we were all there because we were deemed capable was a great encouragement. Even with a sense of distance now that still speaks to me, ploughing this furrow...
Although I was assigned a supervisor for Part 2 I did not get to complete my research proposal. I've had to exit. I do feel I've bottled it, but there is a sense of achievement in having earned an MRes. It has been a great and rewarding experience.
If anyone without funding for a course is thinking of pursuing post-graduate studies; do stop a moment. Seriously consider seeking out funding avenues, bursaries, scholarships, trusts and union support before you start. I was in the process of trying to raise funding but doing this having fallen behind and between parts 1 & 2 is not the place to be. Being turned down rather sealed the matter. On paper I've some fees to clear this month, but a further two years would be difficult for me even though I am (still) working full-time. There is an ongoing public sector pay-cut in effect taking heed of what the unions say. In effect my peers and I are 10% less better off than I was in 2010. That really annoys me, not just personally, but healthcare is competing for recruits in an increasingly competitive
jobs, careers market.
In May 2015 my mother suffered a major stroke. We had had an amazing time in New York. She was cleared medically to go, was due a check up on return. There were two nurses with her but calamity can still happen. I learned afterwards of some 'difficulties' before we travelled; not feeling 100% which was shared with friends but not the 'nurses'. So another tip in these circumstance: ask the pointed questions. Have an ECG before travel not just planned upon return. Now in addition to visiting nursing and residential care homes at work, I also visit in my own time. The cost to me is as nothing to a dearest mum who could walk down town, drive to Liverpool to see her sister and take yearly trips to Benalmádena. Oh yeah... and cook a great breakfast.
With memories of the Empire State (all floors), Little Italy, Statue of Liberty cruise, Grand Central, a subway ride to Hoboken and Frank Sinatra's home ground, the Rainbow Room, Central Park and Strawberry Fields, Ground Zero and "On The Town" I'll try and get back to New York and find her. It is as if we left her there.
In the two years of Part 1 five studies were completed. The module that coincided with the aftermath of New York did suffer and was a struggle. There was encouragement to look to publication but more work would have been needed with the one study that might have passed muster. The learning was invaluable however and the exposure to the literature, theory, practice and research methodologies. What was insightful was the process of generating data: real data!
Another factor prompting the exit was that in October 2015 I also became a Granddad. I still can't believe it! Magic!! Of course, this discussion and the points (excuses) raised are an exercise in Hodges' axial journey; that is, the to-and-fro between dichotomies of reasons to try and carry on and reasons to exit.
Speaking of to-and-fro there are a few more twists and turns to add, which I'll write about soon.
‘30% of adults said they would share information about their health on social media and more than 40% said information found via social media affects how they deal with their health.Last year, Skills for Health launched the #OurHealthHeroes campaign on social media to raise awareness of the vital role of the healthcare support workforce. The campaign launched with a YouTube video, filmed using real staff members at Southmead Hospital in Bristol and the hashtag encouraged the public to thank support staff online.
Social media plays an ever-growing role in our daily lives, including the way we access and share information, so by starting conversations online enables healthcare organisations to raise awareness, share information, engage with existing audiences and reach out to new ones.’
‘The success of the #OurHealthHeroes campaign shows what a powerful tool social media is for building connections with patients, stakeholders and communities both inside and outside the healthcare sector. It is important to be present in these conversations online, but knowing how to do this effectively is not always straightforward.Download and share the social media toolkit here: skillsforhealth.org.uk/socialtoolkit
‘As the Sector Skills Council for the UK healthcare sector, we hope this comprehensive guide will give organisations the knowledge and understanding to use social platforms with confidence. We are proud to be helping the healthcare sector to embrace this important shift in the way we communicate and take steps towards a more digital future.’
The image below is from twitter and the #NHSMillion campaign which I've RT a couple of times on @h2cm. The graphic is repurposed here representing the NHS as an organisation with its Socialist founding. On twitter the arrow would point to the twitter account holder's name. In Hodges' model we can readily travel from the individual to the million and more; from personalised healthcare to population health:
"... Suh creates architecturally scaled, fabric installations informed by his personal experiences, that recreate specific domestic spaces where he has lived, including his childhood home (a traditional hanok-style Korean house), a house in Rhode Island where he lived as a student, and his apartment in New York. Suh weaves translucent structures made of monochrome polyester, at once architectural, and ephemeral, inviting viewers to wander through their dreamlike interior passageways (often complete with details such as light switches and door handles). ..."
Short : Long term
Proton Spin Mystery
The public - the politicians deserve
The politicians - the public deserve
Amongst the chaos of self-directed study, vapourware, writing and starting a PhD program one writing project still in draft form concerns Hodges' model and what is termed the 'scope of practice'. As a generic and multidisciplinary conceptual framework Hodges' model can, I believe, assist in demarcating and differentiating the following:
Born in Liverpool. Three children. Community Mental Health Nurse NHS, West Lancashire, Independent Scholar & Researcher Nursing & Technology Enhanced Learning
RMN, RGN, CPN(Cert.), PGCE, BA(Joint Hons.) Computing/Philosophy
PG(Dip.) Collaboration on Psychosocial Education [COPE]
MRes. e-Research and Tech Enhanced Learning
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