The New Zealand (NZ) government has prescribed a goal for health care at all levels to be patient-centred. Patient-centred care is recognised as an ‘approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among healthcare providers, patients, and families’ (Institute for Patient- and Family-Centred Care). It is a commitment to returning the power to the patient, not the health care system. Presently it is unknown the extent to which the existing health care systems in NZ supports or suppresses the ability to provide care which is patient-centred.

27th February 2017 • comment

Archibald Baxter is the best known conscientious objector and his story is well documented in his biography We will not Cease. However, many other men in the First and Second World War took a pacifist stance and them and their families were persecuted for it.

1st November 2015 • comment

The aim of this project is to examine how people with a disability, from Central Queensland, access and use travel as a form of recreation. The project will investigate aspects of travel use as a recreational pursuit in and around Central Queensland. 

4th February 2013 • comment

The purpose of the study is to examine the Grey Nomads group and their health and social status as they travel around Australia.

4th February 2013 • comment

A significant exploration is underway within the University of Otago to better understand the ecological worldviews/sustainability literacy/environmental literacy of Otago’s students.

22nd November 2012 • comment

Do I own my experience because I lived it? What happens when I write a story only to find other people are embroiled in my adventure? 

15th November 2012 • comment

The major goal of this project is to explore how adults negotiate their sexual experiences and how they understand and construct consent to sex within their heterosexual relationships.

8th November 2012 • comment

In order to explore Pasifika students’ understandings and knowledges about schooling, identity, class and ethnicity, I aim to spend 2-3 days a week in one South Auckland school during terms one and two of 2007. During this time I will conduct conversations with students and teachers, experience school life and spend time in classrooms. 

1st October 2012 • comment

Sexual discrepancies in dating relationships

by Beres, Melanie Ann, Senn, Charlene

The major aim of this project is to explore and test the validity of what the authors describe as the “miscommunication hypothesis” or the idea that men and women often misunderstand one another during sexual relations leading to experiences described as sexual assault or coercion. This project builds on a pilot study conducted in Canada in 1993 and includes a Canadian and New Zealand component. 

23rd March 2012 • comment

This study aims to focus upon the practice of teaching, with a view to identifying the sets of knowledge and skills that are essential for teachers to know and be able to apply in higher education contexts. The goal of this study is to articulate the concepts and processes that make up the knowledge and skills base teachers draw upon and utilize as they teach in higher education settings.

23rd March 2012 • comment

The project’s aim is to investigate the conceptions of technology held by a group of undergraduate information technology students and how those conceptions change and develop across the period of one semester. 

22nd March 2012 • comment