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An evolution of socioeconomic related inequality in teenage pregnancy and childbearing in Malawi (2019)
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Chirwa, G. C., Mazalale, J., Likupe, G., Nkhoma, D., Chiwaula, L., & Chintsanya, J. (2019). An evolution of socioeconomic related inequality in teenage pregnancy and childbearing in Malawi. PloS one, 14(11), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225374

Background Teenage pregnancies and childbearing are important health concerns in low-and middleincome countries (LMICs) including Malawi. Addressing these challenges requires, among other things, an understanding of the socioeconomic determinants of... Read More about An evolution of socioeconomic related inequality in teenage pregnancy and childbearing in Malawi.

Mealtime difficulty in older people with dementia (2019)
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Rehman, S., Likupe, G., & Watson, R. (2019). Mealtime difficulty in older people with dementia. Wikijournal of Medicine, 6(1),

Aim: To evaluate the evidence published in systematic reviews on the effectiveness of interventions aimed at alleviating mealtime difficulties in older people with dementia. Background: Older people with dementia gradually lose their self-care abilit... Read More about Mealtime difficulty in older people with dementia.

A path analysis on the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment on eating dependence among cognitively impaired nursing home residents (2019)
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Palese, A., Grassetti, L., Bressan, V., Decaro, A., Kasa, T., Longobardi, M., …Watson, R. (2019). A path analysis on the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment on eating dependence among cognitively impaired nursing home residents. BMC health services research, 19(1), 775. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4667-z

BACKGROUND: This study aims to estimate the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment alongside individual and nursing care variables on eating dependence among residents who are cognitively impaired and living in a nursing home. METHOD: A... Read More about A path analysis on the direct and indirect effects of the unit environment on eating dependence among cognitively impaired nursing home residents.

Reflections on Identity: Narratives of Obstetric Fistula Survivors in North Central Nigeria (2019)
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Degge, H. M., Laurenson, M., Dumbili, E. W., & Hayter, M. (2019). Reflections on Identity: Narratives of Obstetric Fistula Survivors in North Central Nigeria. Qualitative Health Research, 104973231987785. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732319877855

Obstetric fistula is a condition that affects women and can lead to identity changes because of uncontrolled urinary and/or fecal incontinence symptom experiences. These symptoms along with different emerging identities lead to family and community d... Read More about Reflections on Identity: Narratives of Obstetric Fistula Survivors in North Central Nigeria.

What Choice Risk And Responsibilisation In Cvd Policy (2019)
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Hutchison, J., & Holdsworth, J. (in press). What Choice Risk And Responsibilisation In Cvd Policy. Health,

Employing a policy-as-discourse approach, we explore how the language of choice, risk and responsibilisation influences cardiovascular disease policy. We analyse four key pieces of public health literature produced in the UK between 1999 and 2013 tha... Read More about What Choice Risk And Responsibilisation In Cvd Policy.

Pedagogy of the repressed: research and professionality within HE in FE (2011)
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Wilson, A., & Wilson, B. (2011). Pedagogy of the repressed: research and professionality within HE in FE. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 16(4), 465 - 478. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2011.627169

This paper provides a reflective focus on the concept of change to the professional identity of FE lecturers. Traditional perceptions of FE staff as vocational specialists are contested and the emergence of a new professional with an extended profess... Read More about Pedagogy of the repressed: research and professionality within HE in FE.

Book review: Flexible higher education (2009)
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Watson, R. (2009). Book review: Flexible higher education. Review of higher education, 32(3), 437 - 439

To a significant extent, flexible learning is quite inflexible in the sense that mistakes incorporated into learning resources cannot easily be corrected; the teacher cannot simply tell students at the next lecture or tutorial or easily issue correct... Read More about Book review: Flexible higher education.

Commentary on McKenna HP, Keeney S and Hasson F (2005) Views on the ground: teaching and clinical assessors' views on vocational training for healthcare assistants in Ireland. Journal of Clinical Nursing 14, 426-434 (2006)
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MacDonald, J. (2006). Commentary on McKenna HP, Keeney S and Hasson F (2005) Views on the ground: teaching and clinical assessors' views on vocational training for healthcare assistants in Ireland. Journal of Clinical Nursing 14, 426-434. Journal of clinical nursing, 15(2), 246 - 247. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01183.x

Blackboard: a virtual learning environment or an administrative tool? (2005)
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Loke, J. (2005). Blackboard: a virtual learning environment or an administrative tool?. Journal of Instructional Science and Technology, 8(1),

This paper is intended as a contribution to the debate about the use of Blackboard (Bb) as a Virtual Learning Environment in a blended approach to learning in a higher educational institution. The use of a case study seems necessary to illustrate the... Read More about Blackboard: a virtual learning environment or an administrative tool?.

Development of an accredited cancer care course for HCAs (2002)
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McCready, T., & MacDonald, J. (2002). Development of an accredited cancer care course for HCAs. Nursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing, 16(16), 41 - 42. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns2002.01.16.16.41.c3133

There is growing consensus that healthcare assistants (HCAs) need access to professional development, education and support. The authors describe a short course designed to educate and support HCAs working with cancer patients.