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Publication date: 1 February 1995

Ashok Ranchhod and Adam Palmer

This case study was made possible by the co‐operation of the managing director of Cosyfeet, Mr David Price, to whom we are very grateful. The case was prepared as a basis…

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This case study was made possible by the co‐operation of the managing director of Cosyfeet, Mr David Price, to whom we are very grateful. The case was prepared as a basis for class discussion and as an illustration of what may or may not constitute success in a small business context.

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Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1462-6004

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Publication date: 4 May 2018

Annie Wild, David Clelland, Sandy Whitelaw, Sandy Fraser and David Clark

The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of an early stage, exploratory case study of a proposed housing with care initiative (the Crichton Care Campus (CCC))…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the findings of an early stage, exploratory case study of a proposed housing with care initiative (the Crichton Care Campus (CCC)). This sought the perspectives of a range of key stakeholders on the proposed model and how it might be best realised. The analyses of these findings show their relevance to debates on integrated housing with care, and reflect on the methodology used and its potential relevance to similar projects.

Design/methodology/approach

The study used a transactive planning approach, where grounded views are sought from a variety of stakeholders. A purposive sample identified informants from relevant health, social care and housing organisations and nine semi-structured interviews were conducted. These were transcribed and data analysis was undertaken on an “interactive” basis, relating care theory to empirical expressions.

Findings

The authors identify two contrasting orientations – inclusive “community-oriented” and professional “service-oriented”. This distinction provides the basis for a rudimentary conceptual map which can continue to be used in the planning process. Two significant variables within the conceptual map were the extent to which CCC should be intergenerational and as such, the degree to which care should come from formalised and self-care/informal sources. The potential to achieve an integrated approach was high with stakeholders across all sectors fully supporting the CCC concept and agreeing on the need for it to have a mixed tenure basis and include a range of non-care amenities.

Originality/value

This paper offers originality in two respects. Methodologically, it describes an attempt to undertake early stage care planning using a needs led transactive methodology. In more practical terms, it also offers an innovative environment for considering any approach to care planning that actively seeks integration – based on an acknowledgement of complexity, a variety of perspectives and possible conflicts. The authors propose that the concepts of “community-orientation” and “service-orientation” are used as a helpful basis for planning negotiations, making implicit divergences explicit and thus better delineated.

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Journal of Integrated Care, vol. 26 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1476-9018

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Article
Publication date: 12 December 2016

Cassandra Perryman, Genevieve Dingle and David Clark

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the changes in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology during treatment in a drug and alcohol therapeutic community.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the changes in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology during treatment in a drug and alcohol therapeutic community.

Design/methodology/approach

A repeated measures design was employed that looked at PTSD, depression, anxiety, and stress at a pre- and post-timepoint. A second sample was then evaluated at time of program completion to seven months post-treatment.

Findings

PTSD symptomatology significantly decreased in individuals who had undertaken treatment, and continued to decline post-treatment. This finding was irrespective of any PTSD-specific treatment.

Research limitations/implications

PTSD specific treatment is not necessary to lower the symptomatology. Furthermore, this provides evidence that PTSD and substance use disorders are so highly intertwined that the comorbidity can almost be considered a single, diagnosis.

Originality/value

This is a partial replication of previous research which had not previously been replicated. This research also adds to the limited research which looks at PTSD from the perspective of drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

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Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, vol. 37 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0964-1866

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2003

James H. Dulebohn and Hsiu‐Lang Chen

State and local public pension plans cover a significant number of workers and represent a major component of the nation's retirement system. This study examined the…

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State and local public pension plans cover a significant number of workers and represent a major component of the nation's retirement system. This study examined the size‐administrative cost relationship of public pension plans to ascertain whether cost savings can be realized by increasing pension plan size. The results indicated that while the consolidation of smaller plans will generate administrative cost savings, the consolidation of larger plans will generate savings only up to an optimal membership size at which point cost savings will end. In addition, optimal size was found to differ for active and beneficiary members indicating that membership composition needs to be considered when assessing the potential for cost savings.

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Review of Accounting and Finance, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-7702

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1992

Bonnie Gratch

The decade of the 1980s was unique for the sheer quantity of education reform reports and legislation. Virtually every state enacted education reform legislation…

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The decade of the 1980s was unique for the sheer quantity of education reform reports and legislation. Virtually every state enacted education reform legislation, including reforms of teacher education, licensing, and comprehension. According to Darling‐Hammond and Berry, over 1,000 pieces of legislation related to teachers have been drafted since 1980, and “a substantial fraction have been implemented.” As I discussed in my 1989 RSR article, “Five Years after A Nation at Risk: An Annotated Bibliography,” two waves of 1980s reform reports were identified in the enormous body of primary and secondary literature dealing with education reform. The reform publications of the early 1980s stressed improvements in curricular standards, student performance outcomes, and changes to the education programs, such as salary increases, teacher testing, and stricter certification requirements. The second‐wave reform publications emphasized more complex issues centered around the concepts of restructuring the schools and teacher education programs, as well as empowering teachers to become more involved in curriculum and governance issues.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 20 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 18 August 2017

Mohamed Ismail Sabry

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The Development of Socialism, Social Democracy and Communism
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-373-1

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Publication date: 8 September 2022

Stephen Turner

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Mad Hazard
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80382-670-7

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Publication date: 1 November 2002

David A. Clark

Development ethics is a new and rapidly expanding discipline within development studies and social science. The cultivation of development ethics has the potential to…

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Development ethics is a new and rapidly expanding discipline within development studies and social science. The cultivation of development ethics has the potential to produce a coherent account of human well‐being for guiding development policy and thinking. Although discussions of well‐being can be traced back to Greek antiquity, most development economists have managed to avoid reflecting sufficiently on the concept and meaning of “development”. While philosophers have reflected more fully on the nature and character of a good human life, they have not tested their theories of well‐being in the public domain or confronted their accounts of the “good” with the values of ordinary people. This is partly because philosophers (in contrast to social scientists) lack the necessary tools and expertise for such tasks. Yet it is only through the synthesis of scientific inquiry and philosophical reflection that we will uncover the central human values behind a more realistic and reliable development ethic. While a first attempt has now been made to develop an account of human development that rests firmly on the values and attitudes of ordinary people, more empirical work is required to confirm the strength of the results.

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International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 29 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0306-8293

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 2004

Laura Palfreyman, Natalie Moore, Gordon Hodson and David Clark

The first in a series of articles from University of Wales, Swansea on attitudes to drug users and their rehabilitation

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The first in a series of articles from University of Wales, Swansea on attitudes to drug users and their rehabilitation

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Drugs and Alcohol Today, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1745-9265

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Publication date: 1 July 2004

Sophie Capo‐Bianco, Gordon Hodson and David Clark

The second study lifting the lid on negative attitudes towards drug users, from WIRED and the University of Wales, Department of Psychology.

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The second study lifting the lid on negative attitudes towards drug users, from WIRED and the University of Wales, Department of Psychology.

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Drugs and Alcohol Today, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1745-9265

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