Hodges' Health Career - Care Domains - Model [h2cm]
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Aims & Objectives
Citing this page:
Jones, P. (2003) Hodges' Health
Career Care Domains Model, Aims & Objectives:
These aims &
objectives are general and ongoing in development*,
more specific learning objectives will follow:
1. To publicise Hodges' Health Career
Model by making it accessible to a world wide audience.
2. To continue development of Hodges'
Health Career Model and encourage production, validation and application
of generic health - social care models for use by the multidisciplinary
team, academics, managers, policy makers, patients, and their carers
3. To highlight the potential of
Hodges' Health Career Model in conjoining health and social care,
informatics, practitioners, patients, their families and carers.
4. To extend and challenge definitions
of 'holistic', demonstrating that a health tool can be applied to
other aspects of human life (for example, bringing health to citizenry
5. To increase awareness of the
potential and limitations of informatics in health and social care.
6. To contribute to 'life-long
learning' and interdisciplinary cross-fertilization.
7. To develop a glossary of terms and concepts used
within the HCM.*
8. To promote the HCM to the research
community and identify research methods & methodologies that
can further study and knowledge of conceptual frameworks.
9. To promote governance not only at the clinical and personal
level, but the ideal of global governance across h2cm's knowledge
10. To stimulate research in conceptual frameworks
that illuminate hidden injustices, the dependencies between economics,
education, health, political
awareness, cross-cultural awareness
and co-operation at all levels of human organization.
11. To investigate ways to produce h2cm materials
and maximise their dissemination and application.
The content provided on the website
is intended to help our visitors to better understand:
- what is the Health Career Model?
- why it was created - what issues stimulated its development?
- how the Health Career Model can be applied?*
- how the Health Career Model relates to the multicontextual nature
of health, social care and human organization?
- what is the philosophical basis for the Health Career Model?*
- the assumptions that underpin the theory and practical basis
for the Health Career Model?
Visitors will be able to demonstrate the above by:
1. Being able to describe verbally and diagrammatically
the HCM's structure (axes), and knowledge domains.
2. Visitors will comprehend the
factors and applications that stimulated the HCM's development,
appreciating the potential of h2cm in clinical and academic
practice, plus social and health care policy development programmes.
3. Visitors will comprehend the
potential of the HCM when allied with informatics and communications
4. Visitors will be stimulated to
think critically about the content provided, relating this to
their studies, practice or experience (whether clinical, academic,
policy, service user, or carer).
5. More experienced care service
recipients, carers, advocates and practitioners may be stimulated
by philosophical content* to formulate and articulate arguments
that distinguish between the strengths
of the HCM approach and its limits.
6. Visitors will be able to apply
the HCM* to a clinical case (or other scenario) using the documentation
provided, representing relevant
features using the HCM format appreciating its use in formulating
care plans, collaborative care and integrated pathways and care
7. The extent of recall and assimilation
of some content could be assessed with recourse to a multiple choice test. This will be updated - at some point.
© 1998-2003 Health Career Model by Brian E Hodges.
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Copyright © 2003 Peter Jones
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