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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Thirteen (10 males) participants with severe acquired brain injuries (ABI) were randomly assigned to two treatments, A or B (ABAB, BABA) in a crossover study to determine which treatment approach elicited more consistent and reliable yes/no responses. RESEARCH DESIGN Treatment A consisted of an enriched stimulus environment,(More)
INTRODUCTION In the context of a population that is growing older, and a number of high-profile scandals about care standards in hospital and community settings, having a skilled and knowledgeable workforce caring for older people is an ethical and policy imperative. Support workers make up the majority of the workforce in health and social care services(More)
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BACKGROUND Increasingly, it is being suggested that translational gaps might be eradicated or narrowed by bringing research users and producers closer together, a theory that is largely untested. This paper reports a national study to fill a gap in the evidence about the conditions, processes and outcomes related to collaboration and implementation. (More)
OBJECTIVES This evidence review was conducted to understand how and why workforce development interventions can improve the skills and care standards of support workers in older people's services. DESIGN Following recognised realist synthesis principles, the review was completed by (1) development of an initial programme theory; (2) retrieval, review and(More)
INTRODUCTION Nursing staffing levels in hospitals appear to be associated with improved patient outcomes. National guidance indicates that the triangulation of information from workforce planning and deployment technologies (WPTs; eg, the Safer Nursing Care Tool) and 'local knowledge' is important for managers to achieve appropriate staffing levels for(More)
As the Internet rapidly establishes itself as a major communications conduit, growing concern exists about personal privacy issues and the related ownership of personal data. Privacy and personal data may be vulnerable to exposure by unauthorized individuals, by commercial entities wishing to profit from the data, and even by the individual to whom the data(More)
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