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Publication date: 8 August 2022

Joseph Lloyd Davies, Ruth Bagshaw, Andrew Watt, Paul Hewlett and Heidi Seage

This study aims to understand the perceived causes and consequences of weight gain within a secure psychiatric inpatient service in South Wales.

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to understand the perceived causes and consequences of weight gain within a secure psychiatric inpatient service in South Wales.

Design/methodology/approach

A purposive sample of 12 staff members were interviewed. These interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed using thematic analysis.

Findings

Three themes were identified, these were increasing demand for integrated physical health care, unhealthy lifestyles and weight gain viewed as a symptom of poor mental health.

Originality/value

It is a unique insight into the factors that contribute to obesity in a Welsh secure unit and adds to current understanding of the challenges of improving weight management services within this sector.

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The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, vol. 18 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-6228

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Publication date: 1 April 2004

Anthony Andrew and Michael Pitt

In 2003 HM Treasury published a revised “Green Book”, otherwise known as The Green Book Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government – a technical guide, which is…

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In 2003 HM Treasury published a revised “Green Book”, otherwise known as The Green Book Appraisal and Evaluation in Central Government – a technical guide, which is designed to help decision makers appraise and evaluate capital expenditure decisions more effectively. Coincidentally, the RICS brought out its revised edition of the “Red Book”, now called The Appraisal and Valuation Standards, in March 2003. This paper looks at the development and recent changes to these documents particularly from the viewpoint of a public sector property practitioner involved in day‐to‐day appraisal.

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Journal of Property Investment & Finance, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-578X

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Publication date: 1 January 2008

Andrew Watts

Nicky Grist is probably best known as a former World Rally Championship (WRC) co-driver and for his achievements in the arena of world rallying. He is most closely…

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Nicky Grist is probably best known as a former World Rally Championship (WRC) co-driver and for his achievements in the arena of world rallying. He is most closely associated with Colin McRae, for whom he was co-driver between 1997 and 2002, when together they won no fewer than 17 WRC events. He has also co-driven for Armin Schwarz and Juha Kankkunen, and is the second most successful co-driver in the history of the WRC. After a 14-year career in the WRC, and with a massive 21 World Rally victories to his credit, he founded the Nicky Grist Co-Driver Academy to help young codrivers wishing to make an impact in the sport. He has also formed NG Motorsports Ltd, a retail and wholesale supplier of motorsport products.

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International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1464-6668

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Publication date: 1 October 2001

Anthony Andrew and Michael Pitt

Examines a practical problem that arises in the Depreciated Replacement Cost (DRC) valuation of specialised property assets, particularly those owned by Central Government…

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Examines a practical problem that arises in the Depreciated Replacement Cost (DRC) valuation of specialised property assets, particularly those owned by Central Government and the National Health Service which are subject to capital charging. The DRC approach values the site on a market basis and the building on a cost basis, adjusted for obsolescence, and aggregates the two elements. The literature and most practitioners having tended to focus on the problems of the cost elements, aims to look more closely at the problems relating to the site valuation. Different approaches significantly affect the value and can also react perversely with other strands of Government policy. While the main focus here is on Central Government property assets, these throw into sharp focus issues which are of wider interest.

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Property Management, vol. 19 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

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Publication date: 1 March 2008

Elizabeth Payne, Andrew Watt, Paul Rogers and Mary McMurran

Life‐long trauma histories and PTSD symptoms in 26 life sentence prisoners detained in a British Category B prison were examined. Prisoners were categorised on the basis…

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Life‐long trauma histories and PTSD symptoms in 26 life sentence prisoners detained in a British Category B prison were examined. Prisoners were categorised on the basis of whether index offence violence resulted in human fatality, and whether reactive or instrumental violence was used in the index offence. Symptom measures included the Impact of Events Scale ‐ Revised and the Posttraumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale. Eight prisoners (31%) met all DSM‐IV criteria for current PTSD diagnosis. Partial PTSD was common in the remaining prisoners. Number of PTSD symptoms was unrelated to both the act of killing and the nature of violence. The rate of trauma prior to index offences was positively related to intrusive, avoidant and hyperarousal symptoms attributed by the prisoners to their index offence. The results suggest that prior trauma sensitised prisoners' traumatic reactions to their offences.

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The British Journal of Forensic Practice, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6646

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 2002

Anthony Andrew and Michael Pitt

In the current climate of outsourcing services the extent to which facilities managers make use of external contractors to supply property valuations and appraisals has…

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In the current climate of outsourcing services the extent to which facilities managers make use of external contractors to supply property valuations and appraisals has grown significantly. In‐house facilities or property managers in the UK that are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are bound to the use of the RICS Appraisal and Valuation Manual (the Red Book). This paper examines the roles of the Red Book for property professionals involved in the review of appraisal reports and contrasts it with the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) used in the USA. The paper concludes that the Red Book in its existing form may inhibit any appraisal review process that any organisation may try to implement.

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Journal of Property Investment & Finance, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-578X

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Article
Publication date: 30 November 2012

Ruth Bagshaw, Rhiannon Lewis and Andrew Watt

The aim is to determine whether staff ratings of service user attachment style are associated with service user misconduct during inpatient treatment in a medium secure…

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Purpose

The aim is to determine whether staff ratings of service user attachment style are associated with service user misconduct during inpatient treatment in a medium secure mental health unit; also, to gauge whether staff can evaluate attachment style reliably.

Design/methodology/approach

Retrospective case note analysis on 55 inpatient treatment episodes were supplemented with staff ratings of service user attachment style. Records of untoward incidents were centrally retrieved. Kappa statistics were used to analyse levels of staff agreement regarding service user attachment style.

Findings

Attachment style was associated with hostile episodes, treatment non‐compliance and service user aggression. Post hoc analysis on a subset of data yielded poor overall agreement in ratings of attachment style (Kappa=0.2). Further analysis revealed a sex‐based asymmetry with high consistency in ratings of female service users (Kappa=0.79) and very low inter‐rater reliability for male service users (Kappa=−0.05). It is important to note that the staff included in the interrater reliability analysis were female.

Research limitations/implications

The sample was small, the observation period was short and staff conducting the ratings had no special training in the rating tool.

Practical implications

Attachment style per se played a significant part in the success and/or failure of service user treatment (when measured by misconduct). However, the validity of staffs' ratings of attachment style may interact systematically with the sex of staff and service users. These findings have important implications for the application of the concept of attachment in clinical settings.

Social implications

Mental health professionals place central importance on the establishment of therapeutic relationships between clinicians and service users. Service user attachment style is assumed to play a role in mediating the success, or failure, of relationships with clinicians.

Originality/value

This study makes a novel contribution to the application of attachment theory to secure mental health care, it also demonstrates that gender is an important factor in staff appraisals of service users' approach to treatment.

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The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-6228

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Publication date: 1 April 1992

Priscilla Burnaby

Discusses a real‐life case study to illustrate discriminationagainst women in educational institutions. Analyses male and femalestudent responses and concludes that not…

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Discusses a real‐life case study to illustrate discrimination against women in educational institutions. Analyses male and female student responses and concludes that not only are men harder on women but also women are harder on other women. Therefore both men′s and women′s attitudes need to change so that all members of an organization can contribute to the best of their ability in a non‐combative and trusting environment.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 24 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Book part
Publication date: 20 September 2021

Dunja Antunovic, Katie Taylor, Macauley Watt and Andrew D. Linden

On 2 February 2020, 99.9 million viewers learnt about the Women's Football Alliance (WFA), the largest women's American football league in the United States, when former…

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On 2 February 2020, 99.9 million viewers learnt about the Women's Football Alliance (WFA), the largest women's American football league in the United States, when former player Katie Sowers became the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl. In the same month, the WFA announced several corporate partnerships and a new television deal with statements that connected the support for women's American football to advancing gender equity.

This chapter examines the professionalisation of women's American football in the United States through the lens of mediated visibilities. We use the term mediated visibilities, rather than media coverage, to move beyond how journalists are writing about sport (or ‘covering’ sport) and account for the complex ways in which content about women's sport circulates across producers and platforms in the digital media environment. In particular, our analysis examines the opportunities and limitations of digital media in the process of (semi-)professionalisation of women's American football.

The WFA joined the broader ‘momentum’ of women's sport in the United States as both the league's social media platforms and the sponsors aligned their messages with cultural narratives around women's sport to invoke gender equity in promoting women's American football. Moreover, the league positioned the strategy to enhance mediated visibility the sport as an integral step in the process of (semi-)professionalisation. However, the role of the WFA's digital media platforms alone appears to be limited without substantial structural change.

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The Professionalisation of Women’s Sport
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80043-196-6

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Article
Publication date: 14 September 2015

Nikki Boniwell, Leanne Etheridge, Ruth Bagshaw, Joanne Sullivan and Andrew Watt

Attachment Theory can be regarded as central to the concept of relational security. There is a paucity of research examining the coherence of this construct for ward-based…

Abstract

Purpose

Attachment Theory can be regarded as central to the concept of relational security. There is a paucity of research examining the coherence of this construct for ward-based staff. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

Five female nurses from the acute admission and assessment ward of a UK medium secure unit acted as participants. Semi-structured interviews were conducted, and inductive thematic analysis was applied.

Findings

Six themes; “staff-service user relationships”, “staff diversities”, “service user backgrounds”, “variability in service users’ presentations”, “service users with personality disorder are problematic” and “nurses do not use attachment” emerged from the data. The nurses used heuristic models of attachment-related behaviour and they lacked knowledge of constructs associated with Attachment Theory.

Research limitations/implications

Acute admissions may not be representative of all treatment contexts. Traditional models of attachment style may have only limited relevance in forensic services.

Practical implications

Limited knowledge and confidence in the nurses regarding how Attachment Theory might apply to service users is interesting because it may limit the extent to which care, treatment and risk management might be informed by an understanding of service user representations of therapeutic relationships. Training and educational interventions for nurses that enhance understanding of personality development and attachment styles are warranted.

Originality/value

The importance of nurses for achieving relational security is emphasised and the adequacy of their training is questioned.

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The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, vol. 10 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-6228

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