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Publication date: 15 September 2010

Vivienne Davies‐Quarrell, Alan Higgins, Joan Higgins, Pat Quinn, Mo Quinn, Gary Jones, Linda Jones, Anthony Foy, Vilma Foy, Robert Marland, Pat Marland, Adrienne Powell and John Keady

This article describes the evaluation of the ACE club, a service for younger people with dementia in North Wales. The evaluation was conducted by the ACE club members and…

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This article describes the evaluation of the ACE club, a service for younger people with dementia in North Wales. The evaluation was conducted by the ACE club members and conducted through a relationship‐centred approach expressed through the Senses Framework (achievement, belonging, continuity, purpose, security, significance) (Nolan et al, 2006). Members of the ACE club found the sense of significance to be the most important and meaningful ‘sense’ in helping to structure their evaluation and use of the ACE club. The clinical interventions outline is shared within the text to help provide a grounded and inductively generated practice structure. The funding of ‘normalising’ activities for younger people with dementia is an area of dementia care that needs urgent attention.

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The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-6228

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Publication date: 6 November 2018

Reiter Keramet

While the steep increases in rates of incarceration seen in the United States in the late twentieth century have begun to level out, one form of incarceration has seen more…

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While the steep increases in rates of incarceration seen in the United States in the late twentieth century have begun to level out, one form of incarceration has seen more drastic reductions in rates of use in the 2010s: long-term solitary confinement. Across the United States, prisons that once isolated prisoners for decades at a time stand hauntingly empty. The solitary confinement reform movement provides an important lens for examining what happens when an entrenched punitive practice faces widespread and sustained criticism and reveals the multiple paradigms through which reform operates – through politics, litigation, or charismatic leadership.

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After Imprisonment
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-270-1

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Article
Publication date: 7 August 2009

Paul Bowie, Pat Quinn and Ailsa Power

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the acceptability and educational impact of independent feedback on the clinical audit performance of different groups of healthcare…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the acceptability and educational impact of independent feedback on the clinical audit performance of different groups of healthcare professionals by trained colleagues.

Design/methodology/approach

This is a pilot study involving review of the criterion audit and significant event analysis (SEA) attempts of west of Scotland dentists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, practice managers and nurse practitioners by trained colleagues using validated instruments. Audit, SEA and feedback reports were content‐analysed. Data on pre‐ and post‐study attitudes, experiences and knowledge levels were collected by questionnaire. T‐tests for differences in mean group scores were calculated, along with 95 per cent confidence intervals for mean differences. A difference in mean scores of 1.0 or greater would be indicative of educational gain.

Findings

A total of 34 participants submitted 54 audit and SEA reports, with 20 submitting both (58.9 per cent). In total, 14/20 audits (75.0 per cent) and 26/34 SEAs (76.5 per cent) contained evidence of appropriate learning needs and action(s) implemented for healthcare improvement. Feedback focused on knowledge and skills in applying audit methods; demonstrating insight into deficiencies; highlighting appropriate learning needs; and implementing change. Audit knowledge and skill scores increased by a mean difference of ≥1.0 for most stages of audit and SEA method (p<0.001). Strong agreement on the value of independent feedback on clinical audit was reported.

Research limitations/implications

The study highlights some of the difficulties in applying audit methods across professions and highlights the added value of feedback by trained colleagues, but is limited in size.

Practical implications

Integrating clinical audit and peer feedback with continuing professional development obligations may facilitate greater engagement and more effective quality improvement, but will require a policy change and additional resource.

Originality/value

This small study provides further evidence of the acceptability and educational impact of independent feedback on clinical audit performance for healthcare professionals.

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Clinical Governance: An International Journal, vol. 14 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7274

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1978

A.J. Parker

The most significant change in the Dublin retail scene over the past year has been the arrival of the discount food store, with Albert Gubay, formerly of Kwik Save, as the…

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The most significant change in the Dublin retail scene over the past year has been the arrival of the discount food store, with Albert Gubay, formerly of Kwik Save, as the foremost operator. Three Guys, originally set up in Auckland, New Zealand, has now arrived in Dublin and Gubay plans to open five stores in eight months.

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Retail and Distribution Management, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-2363

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Publication date: 3 February 2015

Jason Goulah and Sonia W. Soltero

This chapter examines in-service teachers’ transformed perspectives and practices for educating emergent bilinguals resulting from graduate study in a bilingual education graduate…

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This chapter examines in-service teachers’ transformed perspectives and practices for educating emergent bilinguals resulting from graduate study in a bilingual education graduate program in Chicago. This examination is contextualized in consideration of emergent bilinguals relative to the changing face of P-12 classrooms and gaps in teacher education. Findings from autoethnographic and discourse analytic inquiry suggest that teacher preparation in bilingual education (1) prepared and empowered in-service teachers to meet the academic, social, and cultural-linguistic needs of emergent bilinguals in their classrooms and (2) fostered a conscious inner transformation in in-service teachers that resulted in new ways and purposes of interacting with emergent bilingual students, their families, and colleagues. Findings also suggest that although there is institutional progress in meeting emergent bilinguals’ needs, it is incremental and insufficient. There are three major deficiencies: (1) new and increased teacher education standards lack the required specialized coursework in the education of emergent bilinguals; (2) teacher preparation of emergent bilinguals is inadequate; and (3) teacher preparation programs resist requiring specialized coursework in teaching emergent bilinguals.

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Publication date: 1 December 2003

Hugh Carter Donahue

A federal district court injunction in Illinois will reverberate beyond the Land of Lincoln by reaffiriming policy and law for local phone competition in the USA. Chief District…

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A federal district court injunction in Illinois will reverberate beyond the Land of Lincoln by reaffiriming policy and law for local phone competition in the USA. Chief District Judge Charles P. Kocoras reminded legislators, regulators and telecommunications executives that state regulators are to employ federal telecommunications law and policy, specifically total element long run incremental pricing (TELRIC) for unbundled network elements (UNE‐s), to administer markets for local telephone services. The genius of the decision resides in its fidelity to sedulous implementation of telecommunications statute and precedents, and by so doing, in sustaining public policy that enhances consumer welfare, stimulates investment and spurs innovation.

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info, vol. 5 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Article
Publication date: 1 December 2004

Rachel Crane

Film provides an alternative medium for assessing our interpretations of cultural icons. This selective list looks at the film and video sources for information on and…

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Film provides an alternative medium for assessing our interpretations of cultural icons. This selective list looks at the film and video sources for information on and interpretations of the life of Woody Guthrie.

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Collection Building, vol. 23 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Article
Publication date: 1 July 1983

John A. Meenaghan

Argues that the general area of commercial sponsorship activity, while attracting increasing interest from marketing practitioners as an important strategic option in marketing…

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Argues that the general area of commercial sponsorship activity, while attracting increasing interest from marketing practitioners as an important strategic option in marketing communications, has not been the subject of sufficiently rigorous and comprehensive investigation by theoreticians. States the purpose is to establish and consolidate the available body of knowledge combining an overview of the standard conceptual approaches to marketing communication with an examination of the recent academic research in sponsorship, while maintaining a focus on current marketplace practice. Argues for a coherent and structured approach to the management of sponsorship expenditure through the application of a ‘management by objectives’ approach. Parameters are established in terms of a working definition of sponsorship, a review of its commercial development and an overview of current activity. Develops a commercially ration framework within which sponsorship activity may be undertaken. Views objective‐setting as the cornerstone of sponsorship management and outlines a classification of sponsorship objectives that subsumes current practice clarifies the range of potential benefits. Examines the criteria that govern rational sponsorship selection and proposes an evaluation strategy based on stated criteria. Methods of evaluating effects of marketing communications (sponsorship particularly) are examined and new evaluation techniques are advanced to facilitate the implementation of this rigorous scientific approach.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 17 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 2000

Yaw A. Debrah and Ian G. Smith

Presents over sixty abstracts summarising the 1999 Employment Research Unit annual conference held at the University of Cardiff. Explores the multiple impacts of globalization on…

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Presents over sixty abstracts summarising the 1999 Employment Research Unit annual conference held at the University of Cardiff. Explores the multiple impacts of globalization on work and employment in contemporary organizations. Covers the human resource management implications of organizational responses to globalization. Examines the theoretical, methodological, empirical and comparative issues pertaining to competitiveness and the management of human resources, the impact of organisational strategies and international production on the workplace, the organization of labour markets, human resource development, cultural change in organisations, trade union responses, and trans‐national corporations. Cites many case studies showing how globalization has brought a lot of opportunities together with much change both to the employee and the employer. Considers the threats to existing cultures, structures and systems.

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Management Research News, vol. 23 no. 2/3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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Article
Publication date: 1 November 2006

Anne Marie Doherty and Nicholas Alexander

As international retailers continue to employ franchising as a major method of market entry, the control of these international retail franchise networks becomes of significant…

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Purpose

As international retailers continue to employ franchising as a major method of market entry, the control of these international retail franchise networks becomes of significant importance. The aim of this paper is to examine the methods by which UK‐based international fashion franchisors control franchisees and their international franchise businesses.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper employs a qualitative methodology and a multiple case design. Six UK‐based fashion retailers with international franchise operations form the empirical basis of the study.

Findings

The franchise contract, support mechanisms, franchise partner selection, the franchise relationship and the use of master/area franchising were found to be the major methods by which international retail franchisors exert control over their franchise networks. While coercive and non‐coercive sources of power were identified in the form of the franchise contract and support mechanisms, the paper also identifies sources of relationship power and organisational power.

Practical implications

The paper provides practical information to existing international franchisors and those firms considering the move into the international marketplace via the franchise mode of operation. By highlighting additional sources of power in the form of organisational and relationship power, franchisors are offered further means by which to control their international businesses than hitherto identified in the international franchise literature.

Originality/value

Traditional franchise research suggests that there is a dichotomy in the sources of power available to franchisors, that is, coercive or non‐coercive sources of power. While acknowledging the existence and importance of these sources of power and their related methods of control, this paper adds further dimensions to the academic debate by introducing relationship power and organisational power. Therefore, franchise partner selection, the franchise relationship and the use of master/area franchising emerge from the qualitative findings as further control mechanisms available to international retail franchisors.

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European Journal of Marketing, vol. 40 no. 11/12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0566

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