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Re: Aaron is dead.

From: Peter Jones <h2cmuk@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:38:24 +0000 (GMT)
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It is not often (thankfully!) that my full-time job - community mental health nursing and my out-of-hours passion of the web and informatics acutely overlap.
Sadly this is a point when they tragically converge.
Currently reading - The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation - I noticed mention of burnout, a well recognized phenomena in the health care sector.
I'm not sure of the totality of Aaron's circumstances, but it appears the pressures on him were 'extra-curricula' in being political and legal.

As a member of a community it can be difficult to articulate how that community looks after its own.
Family, friends, colleagues, peer group supervision... hence the soul searching that follows such tragic loss.
Attending many IT conferences I've wondered about the pressures that can prevail within the informatics sector.

I did not know Aaron of course, but understand he was very gifted a true contributor and he also made waves.

We all need to make positive, activist waves given the state of the world today.
And lest we forget - out in space it is the combination of waves that help give birth to new stars.

My sincere condolences to all who knew Aaron.
Peter Jones
Community Mental Health Nurse Older Adults
Independent Scholar & Informatics Specialist
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