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The health status of people who live in the rural, coal-producing counties of southwest Virginia remains problematic despite an apparent high primary care provider-to-population threshold. This descriptive exploratory study surveyed 922 households representing 2,188 people, with regard to the availability, need, and access to health care services. Findings(More)
The article examines the non-technical factors which successfully lead to an integration of information and communications technology (ICT) into the curriculum. Drawing upon evidence gathered through the United Kingdom Education Departments’ Superhighways Initiative, it argues that ICT represents a different and potentially transformative technology for(More)
Heterodoxy serves as an umbrella term to cover the coming together of separate projects or traditions. In answering the question, ‘what distinguishes heterodoxy from the orthodoxy?’, the author argues that matters of ontology are central. In answering the question, ‘how are the various traditions that make up the modern heterodoxy to be distinguished from(More)
ion should be concerned with what is real. This is in the sense of identifying objects that exist not only in thought but also in the real world. At the same time abstraction should be made from the concrete, which is a combination of diverse features or determinations. Abstractions should then be synthesised or assimilated into a unity of the diverse to(More)
BACKGROUND Quality practice of consumer engagement is still in its infancy in many sectors of medical research. The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) identified, early in its development, the opportunity to integrate evidence-driven consumer and community engagement into its operations. PROCESS SAHMRI partnered with Health(More)
The development and application of essential standards for cardiovascular care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people creates a strategic platform on which to systematically close the gap in the health outcomes and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people in Australia. We outline six developmental(More)
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) constitute the largest cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and remain the primary contributor to life expectancy differentials between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians. As such, CVD remains the most critical target for reducing the life expectancy gap. The(More)
-The following summary presents the key findings of an evaluation of a 6 month trial of one Integrated Learning System (ILS) in nine U.K. Schools, conducted by the School of Education, Leicester University. The pupils in the target population ranged from 8 to 13 years of age. The evaluation design was based on the comparison of outcome performance in(More)