Still source: https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/richard-mosse-new-film-barbican-853790
My source: BBC News Channel
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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:
Unpaid Care by Relatives*
Publicly Funded Social Care
Private Social Care
PERSON (FAMILY)-CENTERED CARE
"Klein's paintings take away the expected content of that form, instead focusing our attention on a direct encounter with pure colour freed from all external impurities. Created using mechanical rollers, the works emphasise a non-expressive gestureless presentation of pure pigment, affirming his refusal to 'provoke colour relations'." (TATE Liverpool, Feb 5th 2017).
L'infirmière est le travailleur constant, à l'intérieur, sans et entre les deux.
emotional mind ------ rational mind
This week's print issue of The Lancet (28 January 2017) carries an important article by Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief. He has just returned from Berlin where he attended the Academic Publishing in Europe conference.
'We talked about important issues, to be sure: our collectively poor reputation, improving peer review, gender discrimination. But we didn't talk about how we might address emerging epidemics, climate change, or conflict and war. Academic publishing has lost touch with the concerns of the very society it is supposed to serve. It has become so wrapped up in its own technical preoccupations and internecine struggles that the global predicaments that publishers should be addressing have been forgotten or ignored...'
'In 2003, the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities was published. It was a self-declared milestone in the open access movement. 2017 demands another Berlin Declaration, one directed to the crises we face today. The Declaration I offer is a proposal only, but I hope you might consider signing up to it. It says, for example: "We, the undersigned, are concerned that the potential contributions made by academic publishing to human prosperity and advance, as well as to the protection of our planet's rich but vulnerable ecological and cultural resources, have not been fully realised. In accordance with the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals, launched on January 1, 2016, and with a target date for completion of December 31, 2030, we wish to commit ourselves to using the publishing resources at our disposal to accelerate progress towards the fulfilment of these internationally agreed goals." Academic publishers: let's do something important. Together.'
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"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
The correct bibliographic citation for the definition is:
Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19-22 June, 1946; signed on 22 July 1946 by the representatives of 61 States (Official Records of the World Health Organization, no. 2, p. 100) and entered into force on 7 April 1948.See also: Wikipedia - Health (as a human condition)
On the internet, in journals and the conference circuit judging from various calls for papers and other announcements, you cannot move for innovation, creativity, biotech and change that is inevitably transformative. This is good don't get me wrong but in the push for plug and play ecosystems or calls for an IT arms race something(s) are repeatedly lost.
In the former its about consumers with a single diagrammatic mention of 'patient'. I looked for the person as in person-centered. I looked for the client. In the latter the arms race will be a mechanistic affair: a circuit that runs from finance to technology. I realise the agenda and audience for the articles is specific: IT is Healthcare IT News and a Consultancy Co. As previously noted here on W2tQ it's not just that I may be talking out of turn: I'm out of Continent too.
Reading these articles just convinces even more of the need for a conceptual grounding. We really should read:
Feature detectors are used to build a semantically rich index entry for the original multimedia object. They do this on two different levels:
In the general case blackbox detectors will derive low-level feature data, e.g., the color distribution of an image. But they can also be used for more complex tasks, like finding a face in an image. The function of whitebox detectors is to relate low-level features to concepts, e.g., an image is a portrait because its color distribution classifies it as a photo and it contains exactly one face."
- Blackbox detectors are implemented in a programming language to access the raw multimedia data and to derive the desired features from it. Example: the web_header detector sends a HTTP HEAD request to the specified HTTP server and extracts the content type from the response.
- Whitebox detectors consist of queries over the already collected feature values. Example: the page_type detector uses the content type to determine if an object is a page.
"Globally, every theory of systems became a graph of either a simplex or a complex, all things being first of all situated in the depths of a black box." p.3.
"Who, in the end, and from the other side of the picture can boast of having conceived a general system, of projecting or constructing a general system of communication or relation, as a universal network? What would be conveyed by it? and how? What harmony, what cacophony would come of it? Do we have any sort of an ear for hearing that kind of thing?" p.4.
Genesis: Michel Serres
Born in Liverpool. Three children. Community Mental Health Nurse NHS, West Lancashire, Independent Scholar & Researcher Nursing & Technology Enhanced Learning
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