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Publication date: 1 June 2006

Sally Jacobs, Jane Hughes, David Challis, Karen Stewart and Kate Weiner

Care management has developed in a variety of forms. This diary study explores differences in the approach taken to care management in three distinct social service…

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Care management has developed in a variety of forms. This diary study explores differences in the approach taken to care management in three distinct social service settings: community‐based older people's teams, hospital social work teams also for older people and community‐based teams for adults with mental health problems. Conclusions are drawn both for social care and for health services developing case management for people with long‐term conditions.

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Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1476-9018

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Publication date: 1 February 2005

Paul Williams

This article lists the publications of Jack Tizard from 1950 to 1964, with commentary on the development of his interests through that time, and his major contribution to…

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This article lists the publications of Jack Tizard from 1950 to 1964, with commentary on the development of his interests through that time, and his major contribution to research and social policy.

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Tizard Learning Disability Review, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-5474

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Publication date: 23 August 2021

Catherine Cooper, Hannah Liu, Tobias Rowland, Riddhi Prajapati, Tayla Hurlock and Andy Owen

This study aims to assess a novel clinic whereby new patients were discussed in a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary panel and given feedback on the same day. The objectives…

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Purpose

This study aims to assess a novel clinic whereby new patients were discussed in a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary panel and given feedback on the same day. The objectives were to determine the impacts on time to commencing treatment, need for further assessment, discharges and staff and patient experiences.

Design/methodology/approach

Outcomes from the new assessment clinic were compared to previous individual assessments. Feedback questionnaires were given to patients, while a focus group was conducted with staff.

Findings

There was a significant reduction in the time to agreeing a treatment plan (34 days to <1 day), the need for further assessment (61%–23.2%) and a significant increase in the proportion discharged from secondary care (26.9%–49.8%). Clinician and patient feedback on the clinic was positive.

Practical implications

The model of a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary clinic could be used for assessing new referrals to community mental health teams.

Originality/value

The use of a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary clinic is a novel approach within community mental health teams which led to improvements in efficiency, while demonstrating positive patient and clinician feedback.

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Mental Health Review Journal, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Publication date: 1 May 1998

D Venables and T Kippenberger

Asserts that acquisition management capability is difficult to learn, with many big companies encountering setbacks — but if these can be overcome the potential overall…

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Asserts that acquisition management capability is difficult to learn, with many big companies encountering setbacks — but if these can be overcome the potential overall benefits can be enormous. Sets out acquisitions philosophy, ability to acquire, integration process and the initial steps. Illustrates the pertinent points with the use of two exploratory figures.

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The Antidote, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-8483

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Publication date: 1 April 1961

Ethel C. Venables

The investigations of the Crowther Committee confirmed the findings of small‐scale research and left us in no doubt about the wastefulness of much of the part‐time…

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The investigations of the Crowther Committee confirmed the findings of small‐scale research and left us in no doubt about the wastefulness of much of the part‐time education taking place within local and area technical colleges. The major recommendations of the 15–18 Report have not yet been dealt with, but the Minister has produced the White Paper ‘Better Opportunities in Technical Education’ in which it is proposed to tighten the selection procedure into ONC classes in the hope of reducing the failure rates. This provides a suitable occasion to discuss the whole vexed question of selection for this branch of education

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Education + Training, vol. 3 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 23 August 2011

John R. Venable, Jan Pries‐Heje, Deborah Bunker and Nancy L. Russo

This paper aims to introduce this special issue of ITP on systems for human benefit (S4HB), to develop and promote the idea of S4HB, and advocate that more research be…

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Purpose

This paper aims to introduce this special issue of ITP on systems for human benefit (S4HB), to develop and promote the idea of S4HB, and advocate that more research be conducted on the design and diffusion of S4HB.

Design/methodology/approach

This conceptual paper argues that S4HB are systemically under‐researched based on a historical perspective on IS research and proposes an agenda for research on the design and diffusion of S4HB.

Findings

The paper identifies extant areas of S4HB, such as health and education, but also advocates that new areas of S4HB be identified and new kinds of S4HB be designed. It further discusses how diffusion is a key issue to the realisation of human benefits and contrasts diffusion of S4HB with more commercial business systems as a motivator for further research. Finally it sets out a brief agenda for research in S4HB, including: development of a vision for research on S4HB that emphasises design for solving human problems; research on diffusion of S4HB; revision of the way impact is assessed by journals to include assessment of the significance of the problem and the achievement of human benefit; and promotion of a research culture, policies, and funding that emphasises S4HB.

Originality/value

This is the first paper to pull together a common perspective on the disparate areas of S4HB. The paper identifies what S4HB are, what their goals are, what areas are concerned, and sets out an agenda for what research is needed to realise them and their benefits in society.

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Publication date: 1 January 2007

Xuetian Han, Richard McAfee and Judith C. Yang

Thin film development and nanoscale oxidation studies have been of great interest recent years. Nucleation rate theory[1‐3] has been successfully used to describe metal…

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Thin film development and nanoscale oxidation studies have been of great interest recent years. Nucleation rate theory[1‐3] has been successfully used to describe metal heteroepitaxy [4] and qualitatively explained the initial stage of oxidation behavior[5]. To further quantitative understanding of these nano‐scale processes and the morphology evolution in general gas‐metal reactions and thin film development, a powerful simulation tool is urgently needed. The Thin Film Oxidation (TFOx) model is an atomistic Kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC) model, which has been developed of this purpose. The TFOx model includes all of the relevant microscopic processes in thin film growth. It simulates various steps and phenomenon during thin film development, which includes deposition, decomposition, adatom diffusion, nucleation, adatom desorption, island growth and et.al. TFOx has a large amount of input parameters compared to other KMC models to assure the realistic and accuracy, which also makes itself a versatile tool of studying the thin film development. Some application of TFOx in simulating the Cu (100) oxidation behavior will also be discussed in this paper.

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Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1573-6105

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Publication date: 2 December 2014

Jill Manthorpe

High turnover of staff in the long-term dementia care sector contributes to poor quality care and lack of continuity of care in the UK and many other countries. The…

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Purpose

High turnover of staff in the long-term dementia care sector contributes to poor quality care and lack of continuity of care in the UK and many other countries. The purpose of this paper is to explore the research evidence on what care assistants report they enjoy when working in front-line dementia care jobs in long-term care facilities.

Design/methodology/approach

An integrative analysis was used to study research findings focusing on the front-line workforce in care homes. The literature review sought to capture key findings, including overviews of research, from studies from 1990 to mid-2014 that have considered the positive experiences of front-line care home staff working with people with dementia.

Findings

There is a great deal of research investigating care home staff's job satisfaction. Much of this highlights the importance of personal, social and managerial relationships. Common themes continue to be reported. There is potential for work on improving care assistant experiences in care homes but also a need to address long-standing inequities affecting the care home sector.

Research limitations/implications

Some studies are not precise about which staff groups they are investigating in studies about care homes and many concentrate on the problems staff report. Measures of job satisfaction vary. When exploring dementia-related care not all studies are clear if care home residents have dementia or not.

Practical implications

Many studies have investigated the views of care assistants working with people with dementia in care homes that address happiness in their work, often reported as job or work satisfaction, and these should be consulted when developing dementia services or managing care homes. As with other parts of the social care workforce, employers and managers need to be aware of effective and acceptable workforce reforms and ways to reduce turnover.

Originality/value

This review suggests the value of investigating positive aspects of care work with people with dementia living in care homes. Greater attention could be paid to job satisfaction in social care more widely.

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Working with Older People, vol. 18 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-3666

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Publication date: 25 September 2020

Cory A. Bennett, Jenn Gallup, Dianne Chambers and Beverly Ray

This chapter explores how robots can be used to design science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning that is inclusive and engaging for adolescents with…

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This chapter explores how robots can be used to design science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning that is inclusive and engaging for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The importance of purposefully designed and problematic learning experiences is explored along with an examination of the role and function of meaningful discursive situations and inclusive contexts for learning. The goal of the chapter is to provide a context for readers interested in integrating the use of robots with adolescents with ASD, but it is also of use to those more broadly interested in the use of robots as learning tools. Recommendations for successful use are provided along with a discussion of how to start. This chapter is of interest to K-12 educators and others interested in the use of robots to create opportunities for students to understand the nature of doing STEM in an inclusive environment.

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Assistive Technology to Support Inclusive Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-520-7

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Publication date: 1 June 2011

Ciara Staunton and Sean Hammond

The Guilty Knowledge Test (GKT) is a psychophysiological questioning technique that can be used as part of a polygraph examination which purports to assess whether…

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The Guilty Knowledge Test (GKT) is a psychophysiological questioning technique that can be used as part of a polygraph examination which purports to assess whether suspects conceal “guilty knowledge” by measuring their physiological responses while responding to a series of multiple choice questions. The present study sets out to consider a number of key issues in relation to the GKT paradigm. Specifically, the following questions were considered: Does response mode matter? Does motivation influence outcome? Are combined physiological measures better than single ones? Does gender have an effect on physiological responsivity during a polygraph examination? Results demonstrated real variations between the physiological measures used. Gender differences were also observed in polygraph response patterns. These findings are discussed in relation to the validity of the Guilty Knowledge Test.

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Journal of Criminal Psychology, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2009-3829

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