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Publication date: 1 December 2003

Markella Boudioni

The availability and the use of touch‐screen systems for accessing a range of information in different settings in the UK, in particular from socially excluded groups, are…

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The availability and the use of touch‐screen systems for accessing a range of information in different settings in the UK, in particular from socially excluded groups, are reviewed. A literature review and consultations with stakeholders are conducted. Touch‐screens are used widely by the Department of Works and Pensions; they are used for community services on a much smaller scale. NHS Direct provides the largest number of kiosks for health information and promotion; InTouch with Health, Wellpoint Health Centres, Patient Information for Consent Systems are some other examples. Some projects that target socially excluded groups are identified. Factors that determine usage and contribute to successful usage are also identified. The majority of stakeholders express the view that kiosks should be available in a variety of locations, irrespective of their specific content and information.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 55 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Article
Publication date: 16 September 2011

Jenny Weinstein and Markella Boudioni

The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the need for a more holistic approach to mental health training that brings together the medical and the social knowledge and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the need for a more holistic approach to mental health training that brings together the medical and the social knowledge and skills required by today's practitioners.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is based on the authors' experience of developing, delivering and evaluating a joint mental health programme at London South Bank University between 2004 and 2008.

Findings

The authors suggest some advantages of the model as indicated by the scant literature, the findings of a small pilot evaluation study and from information recorded and shared by other university providers of joint programmes – the Joint Programmes Forum. Further investigation is recommended.

Research limitations/implications

The absence of systematic evaluation of joint programmes over the 20 years of their existence and the limitations of the evaluation undertaken by the authors is acknowledged.

Originality/value

It is suggested in the paper that a specialist holistic training that incorporates nursing, social work (and in the future possibly occupational therapy and psychology) knowledge and skills would create well‐prepared professionals to work with mental health and learning disability service user groups (and a similar model could equally be explored for older people and people with physical disabilities or long‐term health conditions). This may be considered as a more successful solution to the effective integration of interprofessional education than the current struggles to superimpose it on uni‐professional courses.

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The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-6228

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Publication date: 16 September 2011

Di Bailey

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The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-6228

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