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This paper provides empirical evidence that challenges the view that methods of clinical assessment and decision making should not rely solely on logical positivist approaches. Whilst the National Health Service (NHS) Executive currently takes a hard positivist line on what constitutes evidence-based practice, data reveal that it is not always appropriate(More)
This contribution sketches a conceptual framework for the analysis of the post-ecologist era and outlines a research agenda for investigating its politics of unsustainability. The article suggests that this new era and its particular mode of ecopolitics necessitate a new environmental sociology. Following a review of some achievements and limitations of the(More)
Accreditation of experiential learning is being promoted as a legitimate cost-effective method of short-cutting professional degree courses for qualified practitioners. While there are benefits in giving academic recognition for learning gained from experience, there is a danger that the pressure of market forces may devalue the status of nursing degrees.
  • Fiona Donson, Graeme Chesters, Andy Tickle, Ian Welsh
  • 2002
The paper will offer an account of how political activists are (mis)constructed as “folk devils” through an examination of recent media coverage in the UK and Czech Republic. It will seek to show how their construction as violent criminals and dangerous anarchists has influenced the treatment of those involved in protests by public authorities in the UK and(More)
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