Christine McLean

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This paper explores older people's views, experiences and sources of bereavement support following the death of a spouse, family member or other significant individual. Telephone interviews were conducted with 28 bereaved older adults recruited from the Brief Risk Identification Geriatric Health Tool trial participants in three geographically diverse(More)
The aim of this special issue is to explore organizing processes in ways which do not assume an a priori existence of space and time. Rather than providing a summary of the papers collected here, this introduction illustrates how Spacing and Timing relate to issues of knowing, organizing, mediation, engagement, alterity and absence/ presence. We examine how(More)
The survival benefit following a reperfusion strategy, be it pharmacologic or mechanical, appears to be due to both full and early reperfusion. While the TIMI Flow Grade classification scheme has been a useful tool to assess coronary blood flow in acute syndromes, it has several limitations. A newer method of assessing coronary blood flow called the(More)
INTRODUCTION Quality of life (QoL) and functional status are important aspects of health especially for older people. Efficient and valid ways of measuring older people's health is of great importance. AIM This project aims to establish the reliability of use of (1) a quality of life measure, the WHOQOL-BREF, and (2) a functional measure, the Nottingham(More)
AIM To describe successful methods of recruitment and identify practice characteristics related to increased recruitment of older people for a randomised controlled trial. METHODS General practices in three regions of New Zealand and community-dwelling patients aged 75+ were recruited for the Brief Risk Identification Geriatric Health Tool trial. General(More)
BACKGROUND Intimate partner violence (IPV) and its associated negative mental health consequences are significant for women in New Zealand and internationally. One of the most widely recommended interventions is safety planning. However, few women experiencing violence access specialist services for safety planning. A safety decision aid, weighing the(More)
This paper seeks to challenge some assumptions associated with Critical Management Studies (CMS). This is done based on insights originating from the Actor-Network Theory (ANT), an approach that can be considered as an empirical form of post-structuralism and that has gained prominence in social sciences. Fundamentally, this paper broadly reviews some key(More)
BACKGROUND Automated eHealth Web-based research trials offer people an accessible, confidential opportunity to engage in research that matters to them. eHealth trials may be particularly useful for sensitive issues when seeking health care may be accompanied by shame and mistrust. Yet little is known about people's early engagement with eHealth trials, from(More)
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