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Publication date: 2 August 2011

David Orrell

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International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 38 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0306-8293

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Publication date: 1 May 2001

David Osler

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Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 10 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-3562

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Publication date: 1 March 2001

David Osler

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Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-3562

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Publication date: 16 March 2021

Ruth Heilbronn and Rosalind Janssen

Care options for older people are important to individuals and to society, and currently, there is a crisis in this care. The chapter presents a research base projection…

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Care options for older people are important to individuals and to society, and currently, there is a crisis in this care. The chapter presents a research base projection onto the situation in England in 2045, using Office for National Statistics (ONS) modelling based on current population reaching the age of 85-years plus. We take three The Archers characters and fantasise about their lives in 2045, Shula and Kenton Archer and Hazel Woolley. Through them, we illustrate three options for care, namely, cared for by family members, buying in care in own home and moving into a care home. The financial aspects of these choices are explored.

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Flapjacks and Feudalism
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80071-389-5

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Publication date: 8 May 2018

Lee H. Fisher, David John Edwards, Erika Anneli Pärn and Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa

This paper aims to investigate the impact that building design has upon the quality of life for residents of a care home who have dementia. To present a balanced…

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Purpose

This paper aims to investigate the impact that building design has upon the quality of life for residents of a care home who have dementia. To present a balanced perspective, carers within the care home also participate in the research.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study methodological approach was adopted using one care home, ten residents and five staff as a sample frame. During interviews conducted, participants were asked semi-structured questions on how building design features impact upon the quality of life of residents. Questions posed focussed upon key design principles that emerged from a detailed review of extant literature.

Findings

Building design for people with dementia must consider a complex array of features to provide a safe and habitable living space for residents and family members who visit. This living space must also be suitably utilitarian and provide a workable environment for staff. Hence, an appropriate balance between these two competing requirements must be attained, and often a tailor-made solution is required that fits the individual’s level of dementia. Three prominent areas that study participants expressed a desire for were a safe environment; support for wayfinding, orientation and navigation; and access to nature and the outdoors.

Originality/value

The work reports upon the rarely discussed issue of building design for people with dementia and could be used by policymakers and construction firms to enhance their knowledge capabilities in this area. The research concludes with direction for future research which should seek to provide more evidence-based research vis-a-vis perception enquiry and extend this seminal work to a larger sample of care homes or people with dementia living at home.

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Facilities, vol. 36 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Book part
Publication date: 21 December 2017

Sue Robson

This chapter considers the opportunities and challenges for HE to develop, support and celebrate excellent teaching. Drawing on conceptualisations of teaching excellence…

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This chapter considers the opportunities and challenges for HE to develop, support and celebrate excellent teaching. Drawing on conceptualisations of teaching excellence in quality frameworks and in the literature, it considers how teaching quality has traditionally been interpreted, suggesting (as in Chapter 2) that there is a need for more nuanced and comprehensive understandings of teaching excellence to be developed, demonstrated, recognised and rewarded, to reflect the complex nature of teaching excellence across the academic career profile. It considers how institutions might build and communicate shared understandings of excellence in teaching and promote a culture in which excellence at all levels of teaching is valued in the same way as research. It discusses the ways in which the professional learning and support needs of academics can be met at various stages of the academic career, to develop in teaching faculty and education leaders a sense of being appreciated, connected and competent in their contribution and commitment to teaching excellence.

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Teaching Excellence in Higher Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-761-4

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Article
Publication date: 17 June 2011

David Wilkie, James Middleton, Alison Culverwell and Alisoun Milne

This article aims to describe the aims, role and impact of a specialist intermediate care service for people with dementia in Kent, entitled the Home Treatment Service…

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This article aims to describe the aims, role and impact of a specialist intermediate care service for people with dementia in Kent, entitled the Home Treatment Service (HTS). The authors reflect on two workshops about the service, delivered as part of the “Dementia Care: A Positive Future” conference held in May 2010.

Design/methodology/approach

The 45 participants in the workshops included service providers, professionals and family carers. The aims and nature of the service were outlined by members of the clinical team as: adopting a multi‐professional approach, emphasising the value of a shared assessment process and having a commitment to flexible and intensive working within a person centred framework.

Findings

Focusing on the HTS's work with care homes, presenters offered case illustrations to highlight its collaborative approach to working with service users, staff, managers and families to improve the quality of life for users presenting with “challenging behaviour” and preventing placement breakdown. Discussion with participants explored the obstacles and opportunities in working productively with care homes. The HTS's potential to reduce reliance on anti‐psychotic medication was specifically highlighted. In addition to improving user and carer quality of life, outcomes of HTS intervention include a reduction in and quicker discharge from, mental health hospitals and maintaining the person in their existing setting.

Originality/value

The importance of including all parties – the older person with dementia, relatives, care staff and professionals – in co‐creating “solutions” was identified as one the HTS's keys to success.

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Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1471-7794

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Article
Publication date: 26 April 2011

Abhishek Goel and David Bourell

The purpose of this paper is to establish a scientific understanding for electrochemical infiltration of laser sintered (LS) preforms.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to establish a scientific understanding for electrochemical infiltration of laser sintered (LS) preforms.

Design/methodology/approach

Electrochemical deposition techniques were modified to induce infiltration of nickel ions inside porous LS structures with deposition on pore walls.

Findings

This novel process is feasible and has the potential to produce fully dense parts. Both conductive and non‐conductive preforms can be infiltrated by this method.

Research limitations/implications

Removal of trapped fluids and gases inside the porous structure is one of the major challenges in the described electrochemical infiltration process.

Practical implications

This work enables low‐cost production of structural parts. It expands the application base for additive manufacturing, especially laser sintering technology.

Social implications

The novel process carried out in this research is energy efficient when compared to state‐of‐the‐art vacuum‐melt infiltration.

Originality/value

The proposed process is a novel method for facilitating room‐temperature infiltration of porous LS preforms.

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Rapid Prototyping Journal, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1355-2546

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Publication date: 20 November 2017

Leopold Bayerlein and Debora Jeske

The purpose of this paper is to provide a student learning outcome focussed assessment of the benefits and limitations of traditional internships, e-internships, and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a student learning outcome focussed assessment of the benefits and limitations of traditional internships, e-internships, and simulated internships to evaluate the potential of computer-mediated internships (CMIs) (e-internships and simulated internships) within higher education from a student perspective.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper undertakes a systematic conceptually based assessment of the extent to which CMIs are able to replicate the cognitive, skill-based and affective learning outcomes of traditional internships. In addition, the key limitations of traditional internships from a student perspective are identified, and the potential ability of CMIs to address these limitations is assessed.

Findings

The findings of this paper highlight that CMIs are able to replicate most of the benefits of traditional internships, whilst concurrently addressing many of their limitations. However, the current paper also identifies a number of important limitations for student learning in CMIs, and provides advice that aims to assist students in maximising their learning outcomes in these situations.

Originality/value

The paper is the first to provide a systematic student learning outcome focussed comparison of traditional internships and CMIs. In addition, the paper establishes the high potential of simulated internships for student learning in higher education, and provides students, higher education providers and researcher with learning outcome focussed criteria sets that enable the empirical evaluation of CMIs in future research.

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Education + Training, vol. 60 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1992

Chris Huxham and David Macdonald

In today′s organizational environment, the ability to managepositive relationships between organizations, as well as those withinorganizations, is becoming increasingly…

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In today′s organizational environment, the ability to manage positive relationships between organizations, as well as those within organizations, is becoming increasingly important. Based on work being carried out in Glasgow, explores some of the issues involved in achieving collaborative advantage. Focuses, in particular, on the issues which arise when collaboration is over strategy, rather than simply over particular projects. Argues that there is a fine balance to be struck between gaining the benefits of collaborating and making the situation worse. Identifies many factors important to this balance. Concludes by arguing that the notion of collaborative advantage has an important role to play in raising awareness about the nature and desirability of collaborative activity.

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Management Decision, vol. 30 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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