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ONE of the most difficult jobs in airframe repair is that of the inspector whose duty it is to detect and assess damage to the airframe structure, and this article is an…
ONE of the most difficult jobs in airframe repair is that of the inspector whose duty it is to detect and assess damage to the airframe structure, and this article is an attempt to review the many problems and difficulties with which he is faced when inspecting damage of the type caused by enemy action or heavy landings. I have not dealt with damage due to such causes as wear in moving parts, as their inspection is regularly undertaken as part of the normal maintenance routine and no new problems are likely to arise; crash‐landing damage, on the other hand, is generally a much more difficult job than enemy‐action damage from the inspector's point of view, and it is therefore dealt with at greater length.
THE recent winding‐up of the Owl Repair Organization signalized the end of war‐time conditions in the airframe repair industry. Yet our outlook upon repairs cannot be the same as before the war. What will be the form and scope of repair work in the future? What will be the effect of the experience gained in the past six years? An answer to these questions can only be attempted if we first look back upon the period immediately prior to 1939, when the structures of most aircraft were basically the same as the more orthodox types used during the war.
THE policy and organization of the Avro Repair Group was based upon intelligent anticipation—anticipation of the many and varied types of damage that might be expectedl…
THE policy and organization of the Avro Repair Group was based upon intelligent anticipation—anticipation of the many and varied types of damage that might be expectedl anticipation of quantities, and anticipation of facilities to deal with all contingencies. The central depot at Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln, developed from an ex‐1914–18 war hangar to an establishment employing nearly 3,000 men and forming the hub of an organization that embraced many stations and subcontractors' works, civilian out‐working parties, of A. V. Roe personnel, effected a high proportion of major repairs to Lancaster, York and Anson aircraft; such parties were stationed all over the British Isles and were supplemented by a fleet of some seventy mobile workshops.
Effective collaboration with families when a child has chronic illness or disability involves the participation of all family members. Through a review of recent…
Effective collaboration with families when a child has chronic illness or disability involves the participation of all family members. Through a review of recent literature, this chapter provides a snapshot into the unique experiences and perspectives of fathers and siblings, exploring roles, and responsibilities often assumed by each, such as protector, advocate, teacher, and caretaker. Professionals are invited to build greater awareness of the unique insights fathers and siblings can contribute to program planning. Strategies to build partnerships that benefit all family members are suggested.
An inquiry into the constitution of the experience of patienthood. It understands “becoming a patient” as a production of a subjectivity, in other words as a process of…
An inquiry into the constitution of the experience of patienthood. It understands “becoming a patient” as a production of a subjectivity, in other words as a process of individuation and milieu that occurs through an ontology of production. This ontology of production can, of course, also be understood as a political ontology. Therefore, this is, first of all, an inquiry into a mode of production, and, secondly, an inquiry into its relation to the issue of social justice – because of effects of digital divisions. In these terms, it also reflects on how expert discourses, such as in medical sociology and science studies (STS), can (and do) articulate their problems.
An integrative mode of discourse analysis, strongly related to discursive institutionalism, called semantic agency theory: it considers those arrangements (institutions, informal organizations, networks, collectivities, etc.) and assemblages (intellectual equipment, vernacular epistemologies, etc.) that are constitutive of how the issue of “patient experience” can be articulated form its position within an ontology of production.
The aim not being the production of a finite result, what is needed is a shift in how “the construction of patient experience” is produced by expert discourses. While the inquiry is not primarily an empirical study and is also limited to “Western societies,” it emphasizes that there is a relation between political ontologies (including the issues of social justice) and the subjectivities that shape the experiences of people in contemporary health care systems, and, finally, that this relation is troubled by the effects of the digital divide(s).
A proposal “to interrogate and trouble” some innovative extensions and revisions – even though it will not be able to speculate about matters of degree – to contemporary theories of biomedicalization, patienthood, and managed care.
A small but significant number of people die during restraint by hospital staff, police or prison officers. One possible mechanism for this has been termed ‘positional…
A small but significant number of people die during restraint by hospital staff, police or prison officers. One possible mechanism for this has been termed ‘positional asphyxia’. There is literature to suggest that deaths that occur in circumstances involving restraint may be related to certain positions, but early research has been contested. This article presents a balanced review of the literature and findings and concludes that the evidence remains unclear. However the literature does point to practical measures that should be adopted by those whose work is likely to require restraint of extreme violence, to avoid risk of death. These are summarised.