Category Archives: Research

Challenging micro-aggressions against people living homeless through acts of acceptance

In my present project I began with research showing that homeless and other very disadvantaged people have poorer health and use fewer health services. I considered this in the context of the Social Determinants of Health (Marmot & Wilkinson), that … Continue reading

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The ethics of Ethics

Having just spent 8 months getting through one ethics committee (one down one to go), I am now reflecting differently on my own five years on one. My 8 months wait consisted of two months delay over December and January … Continue reading

Posted in Ethical issues, Research, Uncategorized, Vulnerable populations

‘System participants’ inform local action on hard to reach services

Equity of access to health services is a key goal for primary health care internationally and in Australia (WHO, 1978). The systems used to gain entry to health services can impede or facilitate access, engagement and health outcomes. Equity of … Continue reading

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Inclusivity and the ethics committee

How is your ethics committee dealing with inclusive research? Social work is a social justice project and in our teaching we alert our students to structural factors in our cultures and societies when they have limiting implications for the opportunities … Continue reading

Posted in Empowerment, Ethical issues, Research, Vulnerable populations

Practising Social Inclusion

A Book Review Ann Taket, Beth R. Crisp, Melissa Graham, Lisa Hanna, Sophie Goldingay, Linda Wilson Routledge, New York, 2014 311 pp., ISBN 978-0-415-53107 $48.75 (paperback) This is where the left right divide often pivots. Should we bother with the wellbeing of … Continue reading

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Data mining for the beginning practice researcher

Ros Giles, Irwin Epstein and Anne Vertigan produced their book Clinical data mining in an allied health organisation: A real world experience (2011, Sydney Uni Press) as a result of working with very fortunate clinicians in Australia’s Hunter Valley. This … Continue reading

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