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Article
Publication date: 20 April 2012

Rachel Stricof

This paper aims to describe experience to date with mandatory public reporting of healthcare‐associated infection rates from a perspective inside one of the first and most…

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Purpose

This paper aims to describe experience to date with mandatory public reporting of healthcare‐associated infection rates from a perspective inside one of the first and most advanced of the state programs, to help frame the research agenda of an interdisciplinary university faculty collaborative.

Design/ methodology/ approach

The paper is a narrative review of personal experience.

Findings

Key factors enabling program achievements include starting with a sufficient pilot phase, including strong provisions for audit and validation, a balance of viewpoints among advisors to the program, adoption of internationally respected data systems, and ability to sponsor improvement projects in reporting hospitals. Identified pitfalls and needs for more progress also must be addressed.

Practical implications

Public health departments are in uncharted territory with this new area of activity, faced with fundamental knowledge gaps that potentially hamper chances of success. Perspectives explored in this part of the Universities Council Symposium help frame a research agenda and guide evolution of less advanced programs.

Originality/value

This review helps frame the research agenda of an interdisciplinary university faculty collaborative and guides evolution of less advanced programs.

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Clinical Governance: An International Journal, vol. 17 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7274

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Publication date: 14 November 2022

Rachel Birnbaum

In 2018, significant legislative changes were made in child welfare in Ontario, Canada. As part of the changes, a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement was developed to allow young…

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In 2018, significant legislative changes were made in child welfare in Ontario, Canada. As part of the changes, a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement was developed to allow young people between 16 and 17 years of age to obtain the necessary support services that they need to be able to further their independence, autonomy and agency in their lives. Yet, hearing directly from young people about the benefits and challenges of this program is limited. This study was intended to address these gaps. There were 15 young people (11 females and four males) who participated in a telephone interview about their views and experiences with the VYSA agreements. The majority spoke positively about the benefits of the programme and being able to continue their schooling, purchase clothing and obtain employment. They also believed that the programme allowed them more security and safety than being homeless. Some raised the challenges related to the amount of money that they received should be determined by the place that they reside in as some cities are more expensive than others. From a policy perspective, as the program continues, further changes may also be explored that examines the eligibility criteria where young people must be in need of protection before they can enter the program. In other words, moving from a deficit-based approach to a more child centred practice that includes hearing from young people in child welfare.

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Establishing Child Centred Practice in a Changing World, Part A
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-407-7

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Publication date: 14 November 2022

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Establishing Child Centred Practice in a Changing World, Part A
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80117-407-7

Article
Publication date: 20 April 2012

David Birnbaum and Rachel Stricof

This paper aims to briefly describe the increasingly complex array of organizations influencing American healthcare‐associated infection (HAI) prevention efforts during the modern…

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Purpose

This paper aims to briefly describe the increasingly complex array of organizations influencing American healthcare‐associated infection (HAI) prevention efforts during the modern era of infection control.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is a narrative review.

Findings

The modern era of hospital infection control began in the 1950s, but received relatively little publicity until the dawn of the twenty‐first century. Since then, there has been a wave of unprecedented magnitude in individual state legislation mandates followed by a shift from state to federal agency activity. The resulting programs are in varying stages of development, ability, sustainability, and coordination.

Practical implications

Many government and healthcare entities are in uncharted territory with this new area of activity, facing challenges in having to coordinate work with many new and unfamiliar partners. Perspectives explored in this part of the Universities Council Symposium help by mapping out the various stakeholders in order to foster a research agenda through better understanding of powerful political players and their influence.

Originality/value

This is one of the first efforts to describe and map the evolving range of state and federal forces influencing hospitals' efforts to prevent healthcare‐associated infections.

Details

Clinical Governance: An International Journal, vol. 17 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7274

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Book part
Publication date: 9 August 2012

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Advances in Librarianship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-060-4

Article
Publication date: 9 November 2015

Laura Cruz and Rachel Fleming

– The purpose of this paper is to delineate a model of library publishing, the library as publishing partner, that reflects the diversity of institutions in higher education.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to delineate a model of library publishing, the library as publishing partner, that reflects the diversity of institutions in higher education.

Design/methodology/approach

The model is based on a particular case, but also on the integration of literature on institutional theory, emerging scholarships and library science.

Findings

The paper argues that increasing diversity in higher education requires us to think creatively and strategically about different models for library publishing. The library as publishing partner model is presented as an alternative to a one-size-fits-all model based on the experience of research institutions.

Research limitations/implications

The library as publishing partner model is intended to spark further research and conversations about models for other institutional types.

Practical implications

The library as publishing partner model has potential applications at other public comprehensive institutions (or those with similar missions).

Social implications

The library as publishing partner model is intended to combat the tendency in higher education toward academic drift and to contribute to an increasingly diverse landscape in higher education.

Originality/value

This paper presents an original model, the library as publishing partner, but also argues for an original perspective, in which academic libraries at different types of institutions can be constructively differentiated from each other.

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OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, vol. 31 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-075X

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Book part
Publication date: 9 August 2012

Anne Woodsworth and W. David Penniman

Assessment and evaluation have become increasingly important in the nonprofit sector. Although initially used mostly in educational contexts to measure student learning, the…

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Assessment and evaluation have become increasingly important in the nonprofit sector. Although initially used mostly in educational contexts to measure student learning, the strategy has migrated to other contexts such as measuring overall organizational and institutional successes, and the impact of projects, programs, and operational changes. This growing emphasis is in part due to increasingly stringent requirements imposed by government agencies, foundations, and other funding sources seeking to ensure that their investments result in significant impacts. In addition, the current economic climate and retrenchments in nonprofit agencies including colleges, universities, and public libraries have raised the need for assessment and outcomes evaluation to a critical level.

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Advances in Librarianship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78190-060-4

Article
Publication date: 1 August 2004

Barbara Glover and Eric Owen

Reports on the 14th Annual Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy, held in Berkeley, California in April 2004. Outlines the themes of the papers presented in the 12 plenary…

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Reports on the 14th Annual Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy, held in Berkeley, California in April 2004. Outlines the themes of the papers presented in the 12 plenary sessions.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 21 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Degendering Leadership in Higher Education
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83867-130-3

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