Barbara Vaughan

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This paper explores cross-boundary working and the impact it may have on the manner in which multiprofessional teams function. It draws on data collected for a study commissioned by the Department of Health, Human Resource Initiative entitled Evaluating New Roles in Practice (ENRiP). A series of case studies formed one part of the study that aimed to map(More)
Detecting emotional dimensions [1] in speech is an area of great research interest, notably as a means of improving human computer interaction in areas such as speech synthesis [2]. In this paper, a method of obtaining high quality emotional audio speech assets is proposed. The methods of obtaining emotional content are subject to considerable debate, with(More)
An evolution in nursing in the United Kingdom in the 1970s from rule-bound toward holistic, autonomous practice engendered an examination of nursing's body of knowledge and how it is incorporated into practice. This article describes Barbara Carper's (1978) Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing (empiric, ethical, aesthetic, and personal knowledge), and(More)
I welcome the creation of a post at the RCN concerned with equality (First among equals, Feature, January 4). The need to address issues of prejudice, whether related to racial discrimination, ageism or gender, should be high on the agenda of anyone concerned with the provision of health care.
The King's Fund, a charity with a 100-year history of work in health and social services development and policy analysis, has long been a friend to nursing. So what is our role in the future? How could we best use our independence from either service providers or government to explore difficult areas of service development?