War as a Public Health Issue (4)

29 May, 2024

Agree with Shaista Aijaz:

"I strongly agree with this issue, war is by no way, mean any solution of human problems. It's devasting after effects run through generations, of course when there is no peace, no life? no question of physical or mental health."

and the general conclusion re. war / conflict. Which also accords with SDG 16.


Hodges' model makes explicit the need for the particular and universal, self and population and with it physical and mental health.

Also highlights the need for the POLITICAL to be a 'constant' within health care assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, theory, practice and management.

Jones P, Wirnitzer K. Hodges’ model: the Sustainable Development Goals and public health – universal health coverage demands a universal framework. BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health 2022;0:e000254. doi:10.1136/bmjnph-2021-000254

Security is key of course, and the need for a State to be able to defend itself in accord with international law.

Peter Jones

Community Mental Health Nurse and ResearcherBlogging at "Welcome to the QUAD"



HIFA profile: Peter Jones is a Community Mental Health Nurse with the NHS in NW England and a a part-time tutor at Bolton University. Peter champions a conceptual framework - Hodges' model - that can be used to facilitate personal and group reflection and holistic / integrated care. A bibliography is provided at the blog 'Welcome to the QUAD' (http://hodges-model.blogspot.com). h2cmuk AT yahoo.co.uk