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Publication date: 11 December 2009

Andy Betts, Ian McGonagle, Ian Baguley, Christine Jackson and Carol Callinan

The Care Programme Approach (CPA) is the fundamental framework for supporting the care and treatment of individuals with severe and complex mental health needs. National…

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The Care Programme Approach (CPA) is the fundamental framework for supporting the care and treatment of individuals with severe and complex mental health needs. National consultations with stakeholders (Department of Health, 2006) identified a lack of consistency in the implementation of the CPA across England, informed fresh guidance (Department of Health, 2008a) and highlighted the need for a valid and flexible training initiative to support the workforce in this important aspect of their practice. In response, a partnership team was commissioned by the Department of Health to design and disseminate such a learning resource. This paper details the first impressions of this resource from those who requested the materials and subsequently responded with an online evaluation questionnaire (n=27).These early responses demonstrate that the CPA learning resource is viewed by respondents as flexible, easy‐to‐use and comprehensive. In addition, DVD narratives of professionals, service users and carers' experiences of CPA in adult mental health services were identified as valuable elements of the resource as they assist trainers in the illustration of critical themes. Further results explore its utility in the training environment and highlight flexibility of delivery as an important feature. This enables the resource to be integrated with existing training materials or to guide the development of new training initiatives. As further evaluations are collected and analysed, they will feed into a process of incremental improvement of the learning package to ensure that it meets the requirements of the multidisciplinary workforce.

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

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Publication date: 11 December 2009

Ian Baguley

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

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Publication date: 1 September 2004

Michele Hilton Boon and Vivian Howard

Analyzes selected Canadian public libraries' holdings of young adult fiction with gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender content published between 1998 and 2002 in…

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Analyzes selected Canadian public libraries' holdings of young adult fiction with gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender content published between 1998 and 2002 in order to measure access to such fiction and to determine whether any evidence of bias on the part of selectors exists. Identifies 35 titles published between 1998 and 2002, a slight decrease from the previous five‐year period. These titles attracted 34 percent fewer reviews per title as compared to a randomly selected control group of non‐lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender fiction for teens (LGBT) titles. On average, in the nine Canadian public libraries studied, significantly fewer copies of each LGBT title were held, as compared to the list of control titles. Without further investigation, the paper could not conclude whether this difference constitutes evidence of significant bias on the part of selectors. However, the data do show that certain libraries are significantly more likely to purchase the control titles that the LGBT titles, and that access to these titles varies according to one's location in Canada.

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Collection Building, vol. 23 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Publication date: 7 December 2017

Rick Burton

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Sport Business in Leading Economies
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-564-3

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 18 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 21 November 2022

Boris Eisenbart, Dan Lovallo, Massimo Garbuio, Matteo Cristofaro and Andy Dong

Does future thinking enhance managers’ innovative behavior? This study aims to posit that the ability to project events while considering current/future variables and…

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Purpose

Does future thinking enhance managers’ innovative behavior? This study aims to posit that the ability to project events while considering current/future variables and their development (i.e. future thinking) – inextricably linked with the knowledge creation process – may enhance the manager’s accuracy and the number of potentially successful innovative ideas for organizations.

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The authors use a between-group experiment to examine the innovation choices of 47 subjects with experience in evaluating the market potential of new products when asked to support or otherwise reject real-life innovation-related ideas. The authors test the accuracy of decisions made by participants primed to apply future thinking, practically implemented through abductive reasoning, in their decision-making.

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The authors found a significant change in managers’ innovative choices, with participants primed for future thinking making significantly more accurate decisions than the control group. Those participants both correctly chose innovation-related ideas with significant future potential and rejected ideas with limited potential that ultimately failed.

Originality/value

This study explores how future thinking enhances managers’ innovative behavior in organizations. It provides empirical evidence on how future thinking, practiced through abductive reasoning, can work to foster innovative behavior, which is an antecedent of knowledge creation. Organizations that foster future thinking concurrently create knowledge, increasing their competitive advantage in the long run.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Drawing
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-325-3

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Publication date: 3 June 2021

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Leading Education Systems
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80071-130-3

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Publication date: 9 November 2012

Alistair Brandon‐Jones, Niall Piercy and Nigel Slack

The aim of this review and of the papers in this special issue is to critically examine different approaches to teaching operations management (OM) in order to provoke and…

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Purpose

The aim of this review and of the papers in this special issue is to critically examine different approaches to teaching operations management (OM) in order to provoke and stimulate educators within the discipline.

Design/methodology/approach

The papers within this special issue include empirical assessments of a problem‐based learning enterprise resource planning (ERP) simulation; a computer‐based learning tool for material requirements planning (MRP); a simulation of assembly operations; an operations strategy innovation game; an extension of the production dice game; an experiential teaching method in different class settings; and problem‐based assessment methods in OM. A variety of data are used to support these empirical studies, including survey, interview, and observational data.

Findings

The papers within the special issue support the argument that OM is well‐suited to more applied methods of teaching focusing on the application of subject knowledge to real‐life situations through a variety of techniques.

Practical implications

It is hoped that this review and the papers within this special issue act to stimulate educators to re‐evaluate their approaches to teaching OM and encourage them to consider adopting experiential teaching methods, business simulations, role‐plays, group exercises, live cases, and virtual learning environments, instead of, or in addition to, the more conventional lectures that typically dominate many OM modules around the world.

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A special issue on teaching OM appears timely given the significant changes to both the university landscape and to the nature of the discipline that we have witnessed over the last quarter of a century.

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International Journal of Operations & Production Management, vol. 32 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-3577

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Publication date: 18 May 2010

M. Nosratollahi, M. Mortazavi, A. Adami and M. Hosseini

The purpose of this paper is the optimal design of a reentry vehicle configuration to minimize the mission cost which is equal to minimize the heat absorbed (thermal…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is the optimal design of a reentry vehicle configuration to minimize the mission cost which is equal to minimize the heat absorbed (thermal protection system mass) and structural mass and to maximize the drag coefficient (trajectory errors and minimum final velocity).

Design/methodology/approach

There are two optimization approaches for solving this problem: multiobjective optimization (lead to Pareto optimal solutions); and single‐objective optimization (lead to one optimal solution). Single‐objective genetic algorithms (GA) and multiobjective Genetic Algorithms (MOGA) are employed for optimization. In second approach, if there are n objectives (n+1) GA run is needed to find nearest point (optimum point), which leads to increase the time processing. Thus, a modified GA called single run GA (SRGA) is presented as third approach to avoid increasing design time. It means if there are n objectives, just one GA run is enough.

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Two multi module function – Ackley and bump function – are selected for examination the third approach. Results of MOGA, GA and SRGA are presented which show SRGA approach can find the nearest point in much shorter time with acceptable accuracy.

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GA, MOGA and SRGA approaches are applied to multidisciplinary design optimization of a reentry vehicle configuration and results show the efficiency of SRGA in complex design optimization problem.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 82 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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