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Adoption of children with disabilities: An exploration of the issues for adoptive families
This systematic literature review is an exploration of issues for adoptive families throughout the adoption process and into the various phases of the life of the adoptive family. Although there has been much recent research ...
The Management and Associated Costs of Rearing Heifers on UK Dairy Farms from Weaning to Conception
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2015-07-09)
Dairy heifers only start to produce a return on investment at first calving. The length of the nonproductive rearing period is largely governed by farmer decisions on plane of nutrition and reproduction management. Primary ...
A study of dairy heifer rearing practices from birth to weaning and their associated costs on UK dairy farms
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2015-04-10)
There are many inputs into the dairy replacement herd which impact not only on the cost of rearing heifers from birth to first calving, but also on their future longevity and production potential. This study determined the ...
Analysis of the management and costs associated with rearing pregnant dairy heifers in the UK from conception to calving
(Scientific Research Publishing, 2015-10-16)
Good management of the pregnant heifer is crucial to ensure that she is well grown and healthy and calves down easily before joining the milking herd. This study collected primary data on all aspects of heifer management ...
Culture as cure? The protective function of Māori cultural efficacy on psychological distress
(New Zealand Psychological Society, 2015-09-07)
Māori, the indigenous peoples of New Zealand, continue to experience health disparities in comparison to other ethnic groups. Previous research suggests Māori who affiliate jointly as Māori and Pākehā (New Zealand European) ...
Transformative classroom drama practice: What is happening in New Zealand schools?
This article identifies four key aspects of the work of experienced drama teachers in New Zealand schools that contribute to “transformative” classroom practice: co-artistry, fostering criticality, building ensemble, and ...
Affect, responsibility, and how modes of engagement shape the experience of videogames
(Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA), 2015-12-13)
When considering the elements that shape our experience of fiction, the line distinguishing the text itself from the processes we go through in negotiating that text is easy to miss. Even something as simple as knowing ...
ICU nurses' role in ventilation
Markers of perceived managerial success within the Tanzanian nursing profession
This study explores the views of nurse managers in Tanzania regarding desirable attributes for effective management of their health services. The mixed method study utilised an initial questionnaire (n = 78) and subsequent ...