Thursday, 11 December 2014

Khan Foto Kucing Lucu Dan Imut juga diposting

Khan Foto Kucing Lucu Dan Imut juga diposting pesan di sebuah situs ekstrimis, mengatakan dia berharap anaknya akan suatu hari menjadi seorang jihadi.

Sebuah Foto Kucing Manis enam ibu-of-telah

Sebuah Foto Kucing Manis enam ibu-of-telah dipenjara selama lima tahun dan tiga bulan untuk mempromosikan terorisme di Facebook.

Runa Khan, dari Luton, sebelumnya mengaku menghasut terorisme di Suriah.

Mr Garner Foto Kucing Manis 43 dihentikan

Mr Garner Foto Kucing Manis 43 dihentikan di sebuah jalan di New York pada 17 Juli karena dicurigai menjual longgar, rokok untaxed.

Hal Foto Kucing Persia ini diyakini

Hal Foto Kucing Persia ini diyakini orang-orang pementasan pendudukan diminta untuk bergerak di luar, permintaan yang damai dipenuhi, kata Scotland Yard.

Protes Foto Kucing Persia Lucu itu dalam

Protes Foto Kucing Persia Lucu itu dalam solidaritas dengan aksi unjuk rasa di AS dipicu oleh kematian Eric Garner, seorang pria kulit hitam yang meninggal saat penangkapan di New York pada bulan Juli.

Polisi Foto Kucing Yang Lucu telah menangkap

Polisi Foto Kucing Yang Lucu telah menangkap 76 orang yang mengambil bagian dalam protes massa di sebuah pusat perbelanjaan besar London barat. Diperkirakan 600 orang berkumpul di Westfield di Shepherd Bush untuk disebut "mati-in" demonstrasi.

Friday, 10 October 2014

WMHD II c/o LSE: Investing in crisis care for people with schizophrenia makes moral and economic sense

“When someone has a mental health crisis, it is distressing and frightening for them as well as the people around them. Urgent and compassionate care in a safe place is essential – a police cell should never need to be used because mental health services are not available. For me, crisis care is the most stark example of the lack of equality between mental and physical health.” 
(The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Care and Support Minister)
There is a strong moral and economic case for investing in innovative approaches that support people with schizophrenia to live independently in the community. Crisis resolution and home treatment teams and crisis houses can help reduce the need for expensive hospital admissions with some studies suggesting that the costs of care can be reduced by up to 30% through these service models. There is a clear potential for Clinical Commissioning Groups to make better use of their resources by investing in home treatment teams and crisis houses as approaches to crisis resolution.
My source: The London School of Economics and Political Science, Health and Social Care blog email

Hodges' model in recovery ...
Jones P. (2014) Using a conceptual framework to explore the dimensions of recovery and their relationship to service user choice and self-determination. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine. Vol 3, No 4, (2013) pp.305-311.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

World Mental Health Day 2014: or...

or - World Parity of Esteem Day 2014?

Mental health & Psychology resources
(Links I - Hodges' model)

Privacy: Open Data, Individual and Group

The vertical axis of Hodges' model is the individual - group, or self through to collective. Health and social care constantly negotiates this from the ideals and delivery of person-centred care to public mental health. So often for health professionals the emphasis is on the individual, the person's care needs, their strengths, their rights, outcomes and feedback on care received. The same individual focus is also ascribed to records and information. Protection of data, maintaining confidentiality is an essential duty of health care  professionals.  

Earlier this year the government's scheme was placed on hold. 'Open' is the way of the world: open access, open source, open data and open government. Increasingly the group as an entity needs to considered in what may be a new way, as Floridi writes:
The idea that groups may have a right to privacy is not new, and it is open to debate, but it has not yet received all the attention it deserves, although it is becoming increasingly important.
Open data is more likely to treat types (of customers, users, citizens, demographics population, etc.) rather than tokens (you, Alice, me), and hence groups rather than individuals. But re-identifiable groups are ipso facto targetable groups.It is therefore a very dangerous fallacy to think that, if we protect personal data that identify individuals, the protection of the groups will take care of itself. p.23.

Luciano Floridi. Group Privacy. The Philosophers' Magazine. Issue 65, 2nd Quarter 2014. Pages 22-23.

Here is a related book (on my list) a BMJ award winner:

The Private Life, Josh Cohen

The war over private life spreads inexorably. Some seek to expose, invade and steal it, others to protect, conceal and withhold it. Either way, the assumption is that privacy is a possession to be won or lost.

But what if what we call private life is the one element in us that we can't possess? Could it be that we're so intent on taking hold of the privacy of others, or keeping hold of our own only because we're powerless to do either? ...

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Bits of information in 2049

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Who?Kill the Moon
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Bits of information a-cross the centuries - Bad Tidings & The Love Letter

As noted previously on W2tQ the significance of information practically and as a concept is very obvious in health and social care. Not just the debate about assuring privacy and confidentiality of clinical records and professional disclosure, but the meaning of information to an individual. This is assuming that the person concerned has the mental capacity to recognise what a particular circumstance, event, item of news means; and not just this morning, but tomorrow...

A diagnosis, lab result, a date for this procedure or that operation all can be a major source of anxiety and stress.

This week's visit to Amsterdam also included a visit to the Stedelijk Museum, where I saw Jobstijding (Bad Tidings), 1932 / Carel Willink (1900-1983). On Saturday I marvelled at Vermeer's The Love Letter and many other great works at the Rijksmuseum. ...

Through art and these works in particular we can contrast the social impact of information, of news - its meaning past and present with our ongoing preoccupation with binary representation and the information age.

Snail mail may be less common and yet the impact of decisions, news, life events ... remains.

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Vermeer - The Love Letter
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Carel Willink - Jobstijding (Bad Tidings)

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Image sources:
The Love Letter, Vermeer

Jobstijding (Bad Tidings), 1932, Carel Willink (1900-1983)Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sunday, 28 September 2014

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - health in art : art in health

I arrived in Amsterdam last night and spent today, 8 hours in the Rijksmuseum. It is an amazing experience, even to just scratch the surface. Early on it was not busy! Entering the building, is as publicised, to discover a remarkable series of spaces.

There are so many highlights of a rewarding day. One must be within the final hour 1610 finding one of Van Gogh's self portraits. Van Gogh finds himself placed in the interpersonal domain not just by virtue of this self portrait, but his struggle with mental health and  hospitalisations.
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The Anemic Woman
Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
There were many other (ill-)health related examples (and many that are also bright and humorous).

The sick child. The Sick Woman....

When initially viewing Visiting the Sick you have some searching to do. The sick individual themselves and the doctor are rather lost in the background. The painting stresses the sociological, domestic aspects of health past and present.

In Visiting the Sick and The Anemic Woman we get a view of the way outside (possibly of spiritual significance?) and another room through doorways. From TV, reading and my visit today, this is a common device within Dutch genre painting. If we have a diagnosis now in the 21st century, we still need to look through the windows and doors that relate to the individual and their social situation. In the age of the interface and partitions we still need to negotiate themDoorways, windows and portals as changes in knowledge content, can in the form of care domains illuminate the boundary of what is objective and subjective. This is central in health and social care.

Van Gogh self portrait source:

The Anemic Woman image source:

Thursday, 25 September 2014

1 in 3 will be older adults by 2025 in Japan

In June Dr Mayumi Hayashi described Japan's vision of 'total care' for its older population in HSJ. The article that prompts this post follows another with lessons for England.

Referring to a "2025 vision" this forward thinking has its roots in established systems of healthcare set up in 1961 and social care established in 2000 (p.25).
Care integration is not new as a fundamental issue in health and social care. It is for me a career legacy issue. As a student nurse it was discussed and debated, closely allied with multidisciplinary and holistic (joined up physical and mental health) care. Even now 37 years later it will drive many arguments and policy deliberations in the run up to the next election here.

Many nations are faced with stark demographics. As the population ages and works its way through wooden blocks, Rubik cubes, it is the population pyramid that takes on increasing significance.

Dr Hayashi lists the need for inclusion, integration and continuation of four components that are essential to the realisation of this vision:
  • maximising the integration of healthcare and social care;
  • promoting policies for prevention and outreach together with safeguarding;
  • embedding supported living programmes and dementia friendly community initiatives; and
  • addressing “late life specific” housing needs.
I have mapped these to Hodges' model below:

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embedding supported living programmes and dementia friendly community initiatives integration of health and social care
"late life specific" housing needs
(integration of health and social care)
promoting policies for prevention and outreach, together with safeguarding

It becomes clear to see in Japan, China and other nations how telecare and smart homes have a role to play. Getting the basics of integrated care resolved firstly is the prerequisite whatever the culture.

Where achieved the integration of health and social care can act as a diagonal brace as it straddles two care domains. Perhaps the model also reflects the ongoing challenges of parity in esteem in mental health care and physical care; and the funding ambiguity for people living with dementia as opposed to other medical conditions?

In January 2014 the FT Weekend magazine also featured an article on ageing in Japan.

Hayashi, M. (2014) Japan's vision of a 'total care' future looks bright, Health Service Journal, 124, 6404, 25-27. 

FT magazine cover image:

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Agnostic qualities in Hodges' model

In the previous post I highlighted "Holistic approaches to learning are agnostic as to method." 

I added that there would be more to follow as Hodges' model can be viewed as agnostic on several levels. The following is taken from a paper on Hodges' model and its application in forensic nursing:
Hodges’ model claims to be person-centred and situated (Jones, 2008). What exactly does this mean for forensic nursing? The utility of Hodges’ model lies in it being agnostic. By ‘agnostic’ this means that the model is not dependent upon, dedicated to, sanctioned by, or owned by any particular discipline (even nursing). It was not designed with a particular media, clinical setting, situation or organization in mind. It is true, however, that the model was formulated within academia and health and social care, being taught and applied by community mental health nurses, learning disability and health visiting students. Apart from the history and universality of the model’s cruciform structure and its inherent 2 x 2 matrix form [often referred to as a Johari window (Luft and Ingham, 1955)], the model is also culturally neutral. This is an essential requirement to reflect and enact nursing values and codes of conduct (Nursing and Midwifery Council, 2008).
Doyle, M., Jones, P. (2013). Hodges’ Health Career Model and its role and potential application in forensic mental health nursing. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 20, 7, 631-640.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Book: Teaching Crowds - Learning and Social Media

This book is available as an open access pdf. Here is an extract from chapter 2 on Social Learning Theories. approaches to learning are agnostic as to method. Drawing from connectivist and older models, they valorize diversity and the socially distributed cognition afforded by the read-write Web and other publishing models, accepting that every learning experience is unique, and every learner’s needs are different. Connectivist approaches, for all their extensive reliance on networks of people engaging socially, are at heart focused on the individual—specifically, the individual’s learning. Holistic models embrace the fact that it is sometimes more important that a group learns, rather than an individual, especially in collectivist cultures (Potgieter et al., 2006). Holistic models recognize that, sometimes, guidance is what is most needed, that people can learn without direct engagement with others and, even that transmittive instructionist models of teaching have a place. p.61.
In the next post I will explain the emphasis placed in the quote.

Jon Dron and Terry Anderson (2014) Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media, AU Press.

My source:
ITFORUM mailing list
This is a listserv of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Friday, 19 September 2014

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development

Dear all,

The Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development was successfully launched at the World Library and Information Congress 2014 in Lyon. Since then, over 280 organisations from across the library and development community have signed the document and called upon United Nations Member States to incorporate access to information in the new post-2015 development framework. The Declaration has now been translated into 13 languages.

Following the release of the Open Working Group Outcome Document in July, IFLA is now waiting to see what UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will present to the UN General Assembly later this year in New York. The Secretary General is currently overseeing preparation of a ‘synthesis report’ that will bring together the outputs of various processes on the post-2015 development agenda and help UN Member States find a way forward in negotiations over the next twelve months. The synthesis report is expected to be released at the end of October/early November.

What are the next steps?

Once the synthesis report is issued it is crucial that policymakers in the capitals of UN Member States get to hear what libraries want to see in the new framework. As outlined in the Lyon Declaration, IFLA wants the United Nations to acknowledge that access to information, and the skills to use it effectively, are required for sustainable development, and to make sure that the framework’s goals, targets and means of implementation reflects this.

Your voice will be needed for us to achieve this goal.

IFLA is currently preparing an advocacy toolkit which will help library representatives to approach decision-makers in order to talk to them about the importance of access to information in development. IFLA wants to help its members and partners to take the opportunity to position themselves inside development debates in their home countries, so that their governments recognise the value libraries bring to development. Ultimately, libraries can benefit from being included in the national plans that will implement the new development agenda from January 1st, 2016.

The advocacy toolkit will be available in early October 2014.

What can you do to help?
  • You can sign the Lyon Declaration and add your voice to the call at the United Nations.
  • You can translate the Lyon Declaration into your language and share it with colleagues in your own country.
  • You can encourage others in the library and development sectors to sign the Lyon Declaration.
  • You can organise meetings with policy makers in your country and use the toolkit provided by IFLA in order to make the library voice heard on a national level.
  • You can promote the principles of the Lyon Declaration throughout your network and ensure that the message gets spread as widely as possible.
The Lyon Declaration is available here.

Contact Julia.brungs AT for more information on IFLA’s post-2015 activities.


The Lyon Declaration on Access to Information and Development calls upon United Nations Member States to make an international commitment through the post-2015 development agenda to ensure that everyone has access to, and is able to understand, use and share the information that is necessary to promote sustainable development and democratic societies. It was prepared by IFLA and a number of strategic partners in the library and development communities.

Please also see the webversion.

Julia Brungs
Policy and Projects Officer
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
Email: Julia.brungs AT

My source: HIFA2015

Saturday, 13 September 2014

In political hands person-centred care is a quantum phenomena (entanglement)

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Acute mental health needs

Local care?
Empowering the individual?
Cognitive distance
Let therapy commence
Remote policy touch
Organisational (distance) dementia?

personal hygiene
domestic environment


metrics: Km or Miles or time?
Gallons or Litres?
Illusory savings?

 Harm to others

to integrated care 
multidisciplinary care


Lintern, S. (2014) Mental health patients sent hundreds of miles for a bed, HSJ, 14 August.

Beds shortage = Gathered Sobs
Mental Health = Lethal Anthem?
Mental health = Lean Halt Them

Bed image:
By kieran jones ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Technologies for Development: Project - founding ideas

Reading the website of the project (posted yesterday) I noticed that their founding ideas can be mapped to Hodges' model. As depicted below some are pretty obvious, notably the POLITICAL domain and the SOCIOLOGICAL.

Their first founding idea is placed in the interpersonal domain. This is very subjective exercise - literally playing with words - but here I am prioritizing individual cognitive access above physical access. I am thinking of individual participants. As Nanotechnologies for Development state the first idea also focuses on countries - the group. So maybe I am wrong, if there is a wrong when using models - idealisations - in this way?

Staying with the group, access and participation are also a crucial matter of human rights - education, health information, health and social care, employment, freedoms, and security - freedom from violence, unlawful imprisonment...

These founding ideas clearly denote underpinning values, note in-particular the way risks and benefits are included at the individual and the group level.

In the SCIENCES domain from the beginning acknowledges time, process, project management. Nanotechnology needs to be understood in terms of the environments we inhabit. Not just us, now; but grandchildren... too. Not just the physical environment, but that embodied under and within this other divide: skin.

Within the mechanistic domains how will consultation about benefits and risks be negotiated and communicated to the humanistic domains?

How will the individual - group : community - commercial enterprise and innovation be squared?
This individual-group distinction is becoming ever more significant - of which more to follow.
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The first founding idea of this project is that developing countries should not be denied participation in advanced modern technologies.The third core idea is that such developments entail risks and benefits that need to be addressed from the beginning.
The second that they should do that in their own culturally-specific ways. Our approach rejects any a priori distinction between traditional and modern technologies, but rather seeks innovative ways to connect indigenous and globalized knowledge and practices.
The fourth founding idea is that choices about those benefits and risks need to be made in a democratic way.

Source: Technologies for Development: Project Founding ideas

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Technologies for Development: Project Closing Conference - Nanotechnologies for Development in India, Kenya, and the Netherlands

[ This is a small but interesting interdisciplinary conference - pj ]

December 15-17, 2014. Maastricht University Brussels Campus

What is the challenge of development today? What is the role of science and technology in development? What are the problems and possibilities that emerging technosciences—such as nano-bio-technoscience—pose for development? What institutional and organizational configurations enable development? How can interdisciplinary inquiries into the social studies of science, technology, and innovation contribute to developmental agendas?

The closing conference of the NWO-WOTRO sponsored project, *Nanotechnologies for Development*, invites proposals that reflect on the relationship between science, technology, development, and innovation.

We are interested in contributions that offer insights into the historical and contemporary principles and practices of development and the role of science and technology therein. These reflections can be empirical, conceptual, or methodological. We also welcome contributions that reflect on collaboration between researchers and development practitioners. We thus invite proposals from a broad range of participants: activists, academics, development practitioners, and beyond.

The conference programme will strive to strike a balance between various approaches and perspectives and consist of keynotes, panel presentations, and a closing roundtable discussion.

The conference will be held at the Brussels campus of Maastricht University (Avenue de l’Armée / Legerlaan 10, 1040 Brussels, Belgium) on December 15-17, 2014. Participation is limited to 50 participants.

To participate, please submit a title, 500-word abstract, a list of 5 keywords, and your CV (max. 400 words) to techdev-conf-fasos AT The deadline for sending your abstract is September 14, 2014. The conference committee will notify their decision by September 30, 2014.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

UK: Health Insights - how innovations support in health and care communities

Hi Peter

We are delighted to introduce our new series of Health Insights. These free to attend events for healthcare professionals feature interactive round table activities, news on how the latest innovations support the health and care community, and best practice experiences from NHS Trust colleagues.


Starting in Leeds and Newbury this October and held in association with NHS England, each one day conference will feature:

Digital Discovery Sessions

- facilitated round tables exploring procurement issues

An update from NHS England on Tech Funds and Open Source Programme
Host Roy Lilley, popular Healthcare Broadcaster, with lively panel debates

Speakers will include Rob Webster, CEO of NHS Confederation, Tim Straughan, Director of Health and Innovation at Leeds and Partners, and Clive Kay, Chief Executive of Bradford Teaching Hospitals.


We hope to see you at your local Health Insights.

Kind regards

Samantha Phillips

Monday, 8 September 2014

Interviews: In the political melee don't forget the green corner...!

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"Sir Robin cited research conducted by two psychologists on interviews during the 1987 general election campaign. Dr Peter Bull and Kate Mayer found that Kinnock and Thatcher avoided more than half the questions put to them. They concluded the party leaders used 31 different forms of evasion, among them ignoring the question, acknowledging the question without answering, questioning the question, attacking the question, attacking the interviewer, declining to answer, giving an incomplete answer, repeating a previous answer and claiming already to have answered the question." FT Weekend. p.1

Katz, Ian, (2014) The death of the political interview. FT Weekend, Life & Arts, September 6-7th. p.1.

Friday, 5 September 2014

ICN and IHTSDO extend collaboration to advance harmonisation of health terminology

Press Information   .   Communiqué de presse   .   Comunicado de prensa

Geneva, Switzerland & Copenhagen, Denmark, 1 September 2014

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) today announced an updated collaboration agreement to advance terminology harmonisation and foster interoperability in health information systems.  The new collaboration agreement signed today will be reviewed on completion of the work or in April 2016, whichever is earliest.

The overarching goals of this collaboration are to ensure that nurses worldwide have the tools they need to carry out their jobs effectively, that they are not disenfranchised from the global informatics infrastructure, and that they remain active in the collection of meaningful and useful health information.

As part of the collaboration agreement, ICN, owner of the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP), and IHTSDO, owner of SNOMED CT, have agreed to undertake further work that defines the relations between SNOMED CT and ICNP to enable their interoperability in health information systems globally. It builds on work already undertaken to produce an equivalence table for nursing diagnoses.

In the coming years IHTSDO and ICN will focus on two key areas of work: joint publication of a completed equivalence table between SNOMED CT and ICNP for Nursing Diagnoses, and joint publication of a completed equivalence table between SNOMED CT and ICNP for nursing interventions.

“ICN is delighted to extend our collaboration with IHTSDO,” said David Benton, ICN’s Chief Executive Officer.  “This agreement will be of mutual benefit to both organisations as well as to patients and will improve the description and comparison of nursing practice locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

“IHTSDO is pleased to be continuing its collaboration with the ICN”, said Jane Millar, Head of Collaboration at IHTSDO. “Our joint work in linking SNOMED CT and ICNP will be of benefit to the nursing profession worldwide to ensure a common understanding and interoperability, and also to support sharing with other members of the healthcare team.”

The first collaborative agreement between the two organisations was signed in 2010, and in January 2014 the cooperation was further advanced by the announcement of an equivalence table between ICNP concepts and SNOMED CT concepts.

Notes to the Editor:

ICN and IHTSDO are the developers of the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) and SNOMED Clinical Terms (CT), respectively. The ICNP terminology serves a critical role for ICN in representing the domain of nursing practice worldwide, thus providing nurses at all levels with data-based information used for practice, administration, education and research. SNOMED CT is a multidisciplinary healthcare terminology designed to support the entry and retrieval of clinical concepts in electronic record systems and the safe, accurate, and effective exchange of health information.

About ICN:
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality care for all and sound health policies globally. (

IHTSDO determines global standards for health terms, an essential part of improving the health of humankind. Its experts work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to ensure that SNOMED CT, its world-leading terminology product, is accepted around the world as the common language for health (

My source: Amy L Amherdt

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Five Domains - Five Gyres

There are five domains in Hodges' model that can help us assess, plan and formulate health and social care, support reflection upon interventions and evaluate progress over time. An aide-memoire indeed!
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Brain Plasticity

Plastic Brain

With five domains to support short and longer-term memory do we really need to force the oceans to remember when we fail to care...?

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Four domain link pages updated

The four links pages are still out there and recent interest prompted a review. Given the total number of links included, it is no surprise how url domains are taken over - vape, fitness... It felt good using a links checker and finding and deleting these 'broken' sites and some that are plain dead-ends: the 'domain for sale'. There may be a few more to sort in there...

The pages are archaic in terms of approach - they are not responsive but the format is fine on a desktop and should work on a tablet. The pages started in 1997-98, you don't do this now! People search in real-time for what they need. Besides not everyone may agree with the subjects I have included and the domain in which I have placed them? What is missing?

The intention is to indicate as with another resource the potential scope of Hodges' model in the knowledge and subjects that can be encompassed. I'm not sure of the longer term future of these pages, as I look to new hosting for Drupal.

Over the coming months I will emphasise research, TEL - technology enhanced learning, e-learning and Drupal resources.

Keen to reduce the maintenance overhead, two rows have been removed and categories moved about. As a result there are a couple of 'vacant' columns in there.

In the future I need to investigate the full ramifications of SEO search engine optimization. I receive many requests offering SEO services, and to add links. Given the demanding update task if I can add a few paid links this will help me fund conference travels and studies. ...

As I return to revising my latest essay I'll let you grab a drink and browse, enjoy...(?)

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Welcome to the QUAD to be archived by The British Library old website is archived on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine going back to 1999 and so is W2tQ.

The British Library also has a web archive, UK based of course. The website's there and now I've news that Welcome to the QUAD will be too.

In a 'paperless NHS' - let's not forget...

The benefits of information technology across all sectors are well recognised when they are realised:

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readiness to hand

information storage and retrieval, access, efficiency, space, security, information sharing, patient safety, legibility

digital inclusion

cost, savings, governance, reporting (locally, nationally, internationally), policy integration

As we head towards a paperless NHS let's not forget that health care is both an art and a science.


The Digital Challenge (due for an update?)

Digitising the NHS by 2018 - One Year On. techUK report | March 2014.

What of the impact of the pending election 2015? Time inconsistency problem:
The NHS needs a 'Bank of England moment' HSJ.

drawMD Pediatrics - Patient Education by Drawing on Medical Artwork for Healthcare Providers


Friday, 29 August 2014

Technology Enhanced Learning: A Medical Student Conference, Belfast, 3rd October 2014

Abstract submissions are open for the Technology Enhanced Learning: A Medical Student Conference being held on Friday 3rd October in Riddel Hall, Queen’s University, Stranmillis, Belfast. The team welcome abstracts reporting on innovations in technology enhanced learning within medical education. This could include the development of electronic materials as well as medical education research. Further details on abstract submissions including the categories and the types of presentation opportunities can be found on the QUB website.

Deadline for receipt of abstract submissions: Wednesday 17th September.

Bookings are also open for this event through the Higher Education Academy’s website for students and educators to join the team in Belfast for a celebration of student engagement in the area of technology enhanced learning within medical education. The day will showcase student presentation poster presentations and demonstrations. In addition there will be a keynote from Jane Hart from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies and a group discussion on the future of technology enhanced learning in medical education. Prizes will be awarded for best poster and best presentation.

For further information about the event please go to the QUB event page or contact Karen Murphy from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Compare and contrast potential - Energy for Change Index and Hodges' model

The biopsychosocial model is quite all encompassing used as it is to help explain and represent pain, explain human development and balance the physical excesses of psychiatry.

For all its scope the biopsychosocial model is two domains short of Hodges' model.

Hodges' model is dated though, a child of the mid-1980s. The biopsychosocial model predates Hodges' and as models of nursing have fallen out of favour in terms of the attention they receive the biopsychosocial is subjected to critique as per:
Ghaemi, S.N. (2009). The rise and fall of the biopsychosocial model. Br J Psychiatry.195(1):3–4.

Hatala, A.R. (2012). The status of the “biopsychosocial” model in health psychology: Towards an integrated approach and a critique of cultural conceptions. Open Journal of Medical Psychology, 1, 51-62. doi: 10.4236/ojmp.2021.14009
A cursory check reveals a diverse and current literature on the biopsychosocial model. If this is positive for the general role of 'models' in health and social care education and learning then there is another encouraging source in the five energies for change with its five domains, as per the figure:
The five energy domains
  • Spiritual
  • Social
  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Intellectual
There is clearly great similarity with Hodges' model although in h2cm the spiritual combines all the four domains of which the political also replaces the intellectual. I would equate the intellectual with the psychological, accepting of course the existence of individual and group psychologies. Being intellectual and becoming intellectual to the extent of an individual realising their potential has long been recognised as a political matter and consequence (Freire). As such the Political domain within Hodges' model is central to its relevance within the field of engagement and innovation and beyond.

Whilst the energy for change domains have a specific derivation and (instrumental) purpose I would suggest that a possible strength for Hodges' might lie in the notion (which it is) that there is an underlying conceptual structure from which the domains arise. This structure might support the model's application in time, as well as assuring its longevity and the stamina of its champion.

My prompt: Land, M., et al. (2014) Pedal to the metal to improve the NHS. HSJ, 124, 6389, 26-27.

Image: (please see title and image link)

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Global Research Nurses competition: win attendance to UK research nursing conference

The Global Research Nurses’ network is pleased to announce the second competition for nurses working in clinical research




To enter, research nurses should write a 1,000-1,500 word article to discuss the role of the research nurse: “Using examples from research projects that you have worked on discuss what skills nurses contribute to a clinical research team.”

Full information and criteria, as well as information on how to upload your entry, can be found at

Entries must be received by 31st October 2014. Please share this opportunity widely!

Thanks and kind regards

Tamzin Furtado
Project Manager
The Global Health Network

HIFA profile (and source): Tamzin Furtado is Project Manager of Global Health Trials, UK. Professional interests: Global health, clinical trials. tamzin.furtado AT

Monday, 25 August 2014

Heat maps and hotbeds in Hodges' model

humanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanistic

"Out of area placements are a good indicator of heat within the system and how over-stretched it is." p.5

Prof. Paul McCrone,
Lintern (2014).


Lintern, S. (2014) Analysis reveals mental health trust funding cuts, Health Service Journal. 124, 6411, 4-5.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Paper: Low-cost strategies to improve dementia care

An interest in health and science invites some thought about chaos, complexity and catastrophe theory. These suggest quite a cold - mechanistic - perspective of reality. So trying to think of clinical and nursing examples beyond fluid dynamics, the heart muscle... to more socially oriented applications demands some creative thinking.

In my work within intermediate support in the community for decades my colleagues and I come across cases were husband, wife, partner have looked their significant other to the nth degree. That degree can include hiding the extent of a person's cognitive problems from other family members. Suddenly there is a real catastrophe as the carer is taken acutely ill and hospitalised.

Left at home soon the dependency is revealed. Trying to negotiate care at home can then be a real challenge.

Alternately, when people living with dementia are hospitalised for physical reasons another host of challenges arise.

I've a relative who works over at Warrington General Hospital and it's great to be able to help highlight a paper written by Michelle Beavan their dementia champion and published in Nursing Times:

Beavan M (2014) Low-cost strategies to improve dementia care. Nursing Times; 110: online issue.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Disobedient Objects

humanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanistic

personal ethics


social justice

The Victoria and Albert Museum 26 July 2014 – 1 February 2015
Disobedient Objects:
From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition is the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.

Image source: Inflatable cobblestone, action of Eclectic Electric Collective in cooperation with Enmedio collective during the General Strike in Barcelona 2012.
© Oriana Eliçabe/

Saturday, 9 August 2014

HIFA Voices Database - launched 12 August 2014

The HIFA Voices database will bring together the experiential knowledge of HIFA members: more than 12,000 professionals from over 2500 organisations in 170 countries, ranging from senior executives at the World Health Organization in Geneva to community health workers in rural Gambia. Our common vision is a world where every person and every health professional has access to the information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible. HIFA Voices will be launched on 12 August 2014.

HIFA Voices harnesses the practical expertise of providers and users of healthcare information, together with relevant health information sciences literature. This helps us to understand the healthcare information needs of different users in different contexts and how these needs can be more effectively addressed. Further information about HIFA Voices.

Read the blog about HIFA Voices on the ElsevierConnect website, and the press release from mPowering Frontline Health Workers and Intel Corporation.

We are currently seeking further financial and technical support to enable us to develop HIFA Voices through 2015 and beyond. Please contact us for details.

My source: HIFA2015 list.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Health and Social Care Policy: Always - from a distance

humanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanistic

"Cura te ipsum." - "Take care of your own self."

mental health




Additional link:

Latin source: Mediawatch, tpm the philosophers' magazine, 2nd quarter 2014, p.14.

(which cites: )

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Trade winds and time: The Clock of the South

E --------------------------------------- W



Clock of the South
humanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanistic

C/o BBC: Bolivian Congress clock changed to turn anti-clockwise

The clock displayed on the Bolivian Congress building, located in the city of La Paz, has been re-set to run in reverse.

Its hands turn left and the numbers have been inverted to go from one to twelve to the left.

It's the latest measure taken by the government of President Evo Morales to promote the indigenous identity of the Andean country. ...

Additional link:
World Economic Forum

updated 26 August 2014
BBC Radio 4 20:00: Whatever Happened to Global Governance?

Original image source:

Monday, 4 August 2014

why - { Ctrl Alt Del } ?

humanistic ------------------------------------------- mechanistic




Ctrl provides the power to decide what/who is 'Alt' and What/Who is 'Del' -eted.
The masses are left to ask why?

A Fresh Start: Ctrl + Alt + Delete - Neatorama

One of the programmers’ pet peeves was that whenever the computer encountered a coding glitch, they had to manually restart the entire system. Turning the machine back on automatically initiated a series of memory tests, which stole valuable time. “Some days, you’d be rebooting every five minutes as you searched for the problem,” Bradley says. The tedious tests made the coders want to pull their hair out.

So Bradley created a keyboard shortcut that triggered a system reset without the memory tests. He never dreamed that the simple fix would make him a programming hero, someone who’d someday be hounded to autograph keyboards at conferences. And he didn’t foresee the command becoming such an integral part of the user experience.!buNWwY

Additional link: The Holographic Principle

Thursday, 31 July 2014

NHScitizen twitter chat 6 August 7-8pm #nhscitizen

NHS citizen
C/o Twitter -


If you are on twitter:

Pls RT :) We're having a twitter chat on Wed 6 Aug at 7-8pm for and we'd love you to join

(Above link not active at present)

Research Initiative: Test the Impact of a Radio Campaign Addressing Child Mortality


DEVELOPMENT NETWORKS - The Communication Initiative's Social Networking Space

Introduction and comments:

Development Media International (DMI) is conducting a 3-year randomised controlled trial to test the hypothesis that a radio campaign can reduce the large number of children dying before their fifth birthday in Burkina Faso. As detailed at the link below (see Related Summaries), the research involves the broadcast, beginning in March 2012, of health messages using radio spots (60-second adverts) and radio phone-in programmes. With the goal of engaging the public with health issues in order to change behaviours, this is a research initiative to evaluate a public health intervention delivered to 7 randomised geographic areas (clusters) across Burkina Faso with 7 additional clusters being used as controls.

Supervised by 2 people affiliated with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), this independent survey is based on interviews with 5,000 mothers in the 7 intervention zones and 7 control zones halfway into the research intervention period (midline data).



"For a full summary of the midline results please go to this link where there is also a link to the DMI summary paper."