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Publication date: 13 March 2017

Sue Wilkinson

The purpose of this paper is to introduce Advance Decisions, address low uptake and examine fundamental issues that can inform the development of policy and practice in this area.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to introduce Advance Decisions, address low uptake and examine fundamental issues that can inform the development of policy and practice in this area.

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This paper discusses findings from a research project with the charity Compassion in Dying (analysing calls to its telephone helpline) and practical experience of working with the charity Advance Decisions Assistance (helping people write Advance Decisions and training healthcare professionals).

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Older people themselves identify the issues of autonomy, identity and efficacy as key challenges in writing Advance Decisions and having them respected.

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This paper shows how addressing the “real world” challenges of advance decision making can inform policy and practice.

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Working with Older People, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-3666

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Publication date: 1 March 1986

Sue Wilkinson

Feminist research acknowledges the centrality of female knowledge and experience. Within this two further strands can be identified: that many feminist researchers place…

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Feminist research acknowledges the centrality of female knowledge and experience. Within this two further strands can be identified: that many feminist researchers place an emphasis on the social construction of meaning, with particular emphasis on the role of language as the primary vehicle of such constructions; and that within the centrality of female knowledge and experience is a feminist analysis of the role of power in determining the form and representation of social knowledge. The latter is an acknowledgement that feminist research is not just an extension of traditional research in non‐sexist ways and areas of relevance to women but that it must entail a critical evaluation of the research process in terms of its ability to illuminate women's experiences. This should comprise three strands — a critique of traditional theories and methods, the development of more appropriate theories and methods for studying the experience of women and the analysis of the role of the researcher within his/her research.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 13 March 2017

Michael Murray, Carol Holland and Elizabeth Peel

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Working with Older People, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-3666

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Publication date: 1 September 1962

The recent action in the New York Supreme Court concerning the book “Calories Don't Matter”—a dieting process for weight reduction—serves to accentuate the big business…

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The recent action in the New York Supreme Court concerning the book “Calories Don't Matter”—a dieting process for weight reduction—serves to accentuate the big business aspect of this difficult problem of obesity in man, woman and child. In this country, we are all too familiar with the wide claims of many so‐called slimming foods, as well as the distorted superlatives of the makers of some sugar and cream confections, who claim that these can be eaten without putting on weight.

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British Food Journal, vol. 64 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 March 1986

In the short space of a year, some very bold and confident steps have been taken to put women on the psychological map in Britain. Interest and research into the…

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In the short space of a year, some very bold and confident steps have been taken to put women on the psychological map in Britain. Interest and research into the Psychology of Women has been steadily growing in the past decade, and the experience of women with the practise and organisation of Psychology has led to a growing critique of Psychology as a discipline and a profession. The voicing of this critique and the developing of a perspective in Psychology which can encompass it, has been hampered by the lack of a recognised and organised forum.

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Equal Opportunities International, vol. 5 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0261-0159

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Publication date: 1 April 2004

Monica Blake

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The Electronic Library, vol. 22 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 December 2005

Jo Carby‐Hall

The concept of corporate social responsibility of the enterprise covers a vast territory! This paper proposes to limit the analysis and evaluation of this concept to three…

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The concept of corporate social responsibility of the enterprise covers a vast territory! This paper proposes to limit the analysis and evaluation of this concept to three distinct aspects. The first will treat the comparatively new and evolving common law implied term in corporated into the contract of employment relating to the enterprise’s social responsibility of respect towards the employee. The second will analyse an other generically linked recent common law development in the field of the enterprise’s social responsibility of respect towards the employee, namely the implied over‐riding term. Thirdly, the novel and developing wider concept of corporate social responsibility will be addressed and assessed. Some concluding thoughts will follow.

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Managerial Law, vol. 47 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 January 1978

The Equal Pay Act 1970 (which came into operation on 29 December 1975) provides for an “equality clause” to be written into all contracts of employment. S.1(2) (a) of the…

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The Equal Pay Act 1970 (which came into operation on 29 December 1975) provides for an “equality clause” to be written into all contracts of employment. S.1(2) (a) of the 1970 Act (which has been amended by the Sex Discrimination Act 1975) provides:

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Managerial Law, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 June 2005

Steve McKenna

Using qualitative data from 20 managers in four small Singaporean businesses in the services sector this article explores the issue of organisational commitment. The…

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Using qualitative data from 20 managers in four small Singaporean businesses in the services sector this article explores the issue of organisational commitment. The findings generally support those in the positivistic literature on organisational commitment. It also argues, however, that continuance commitment, largely seen as negative for organisations and performance, can be both positive and negative in certain circumstances. The article further suggests that owner/manager style in the businesses may have an important impact on manager commitment and that the future growth and development of these businesses may be stunted as a consequence of negative aspects of the entrepreneurial management style.

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 12 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Publication date: 1 August 1990

Barry Wilkinson

In this article “Japanisation” is used as a shorthand term for the diffusion of Japanese management systems and practices, whether this be via Japanese direct investment…

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In this article “Japanisation” is used as a shorthand term for the diffusion of Japanese management systems and practices, whether this be via Japanese direct investment overseas or the emulation of such systems and practices in non‐Japanese organisations. Based on the philosophies of total quality control (TQC) and just‐in‐time (JIT) produc‐tion, the Japanese organisational form has been held up as a new “paradigm” which challenges the logic of tradi‐tional Western production regimes (Aoki 1987; Oliver and Wilkinson 1988a) and has crucial implications for both intra‐ and inter‐organisational structures and relations of power and control (Wilkinson and Oliver 1989).

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Management Research News, vol. 13 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0140-9174

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