Category: COIN

I’ve always been fascinated by what makes people tick. That’s why I became a psychiatrist. Increasingly, my curiosity has become more focussed on the factors influencing adult behaviour, in particular in self-care for long term conditions. That curiosity has brought…

  The Intergenerational School is an innovative, high-performing public school in Cleveland, Ohio, that fosters lifelong learning and individual and community health. Narrative approaches, information technology enhancements, art and music enrichments, and nature-based programming foster brain health in the service…

People have asked the question before whether Community Interest Companies (CICs) will survive in the long-term. This concern is perhaps enhanced as the integration agenda continues to develop and shines a spot-light on the presence of CICs and whether they…

 Caroline Glendenning described the necessary ingredients for service integration nearly 20 years ago. They were: Close-knit professional networks;  a mutual sense of long-term obligation; little concern about reciprocation; a high degree of mutual trust; and joint working as core business.…

Dying can be a healthy process. This might seem curious since one definition of health is the absence of disease, and death could be seen as the ultimate failure. A healthy death demonstrates the value of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. Bio…

Blogs for Health Matters 15 Oct 2019 COIN (Communities of Integration Network)     Purpose     These are 500-word (approx) essays that provide a ‘take-home’ message about Community-Oriented Integrated Care that might help readers to address the issues they…

  COIN – Communities of Integration Network. 9 July 2019   What is COIN?   Communities of Integration Network (COIN) is a network of practitioners and academics supported by the three RCGP Faculties in London. The purpose of COIN is to…

Integration seems a laudable goal for health and social care. In this blog I explore two senses of the word “cause” – etiology and advocacy. Let us advance the agenda of integration by understanding its nature, which in turn can…

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