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The empowerment of citizens in relation to personal healthcare management includes consideration of a multi-faceted collection of elements. Simplistic forms of understanding which link empowerment to access provide limited acknowledgement of the requirement to facilitate a greater sense of health ownership in patients and collaborative working practices in(More)
Trust Negotiation, as a complex access control approach, can enable two unknown entities to establish a bilateral trust relationship. The complexity of Trust Negotiation may be ascribed to its support for the use of different strategies. Currently, a variety of strategies have been designed for Trust Negotiation, and the majority can support the exchange of(More)
Frameworks offer opportunities for better understanding of the efficacy of patient empowerment. However, some of these frameworks appear to be constituted in different ways by professional body involved in healthcare and research. Through review of existing frameworks and an articulation of patient demands, weaknesses in current structures to support(More)
The empowerment of citizens in relation to personal healthcare management includes consideration of a multi-faceted collection of elements. Simplistic forms of understanding, which link empowerment to access provide limited acknowledgement for the requirement to facilitate a greater sense of health ownership in patients and collaborative working practices(More)
A sociologic and medical study was undertaken of the incidence of rheumatic heart disease in an isolated Mennonite colony in Northern Alberta, Canada. A group of Métis in a nearby settlement was used as a control. A total of 1294 individuals were examined, and evidence of carditis was found in 42 Mennonites.This project is one of a series of student summer(More)
In this paper, we evaluate a personalized e-learning environment, tailored for research students. The Graduate Virtual Research Environment (GVRE) was developed as a way of providing a blended learning experience for the development of research and employability skills, and it is informed by the Researcher Development Framework. The e-model used within the(More)