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A heterosexual life : Older women and agency within marriage and the family
This paper presents the life history of one older woman, Jean, and engages with feminist debates about the nature Of women's agency within institutionalised heterosexuality. As the data show, Jean grew up within an environment ...
Developing a navigation aid for the frail and visually impaired
This paper describes the development of a new navigational aid for the frail, elderly, and visually impaired person. The users were involved both in the user requirements study and in the evaluation of different prototypes. ...
Increasing film-focus distance (FFD) reduces radiation dose for x-ray examinations
Increasing film-focus distance (FFD) from the traditional 100 cm has been shown to be an effective method of reducing dose whilst maintaining image quality. In particular, previous work increasing the FFD from 100 to 130 ...
The complexity of loss in continuing care institutions for older people : A review of the literature
This article analyzes the findings of a literature review undertaken on loss in continuing care institutions. It suggests that research undertaken in continuing care institutions, such as care homes, ignores the complexity ...
Hypertonic versus near isotonic crystalloid for fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients
Background: Hypertonic solutions are considered to have a greater ability to expand blood volume and thus elevate blood pressure and can be administered as a small volume infusion over a short time period. On the other ...
(Open University Press, 2004)
Nutritional support for head-injured patients
Background: Head injury increases the body's metabolic responses, and therefore nutritional demands. Provision of an adequate supply of nutrients is associated with improved outcome. The best route for administering nutrition ...
Colloids versus crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients
Background: Colloid solutions are widely used in fluid resuscitation of critically ill patients. There are several choices of colloid and there is ongoing debate about the relative effectiveness of colloids compared to ...