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Sustainability in fashion supply chains: Examining the dynamics of small and medium enterprise sustainability in fashion industry multitier supply chains (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2020)Sustainability in supply chain management (SSCM) has become established in both academia and increasingly in practice (Fraser, Müller and Schwarzkopf, 2020). As stakeholders continue to require organisations to take more ...
Exploring the benefits and challenges of volunteering: Participatory action research with people with lived experience of mental illness (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2020)Volunteering is associated with a range of health and employability benefits. However, there is limited evidence of the collective experience of volunteering for people recovering from mental illness. This thesis presents ...
An exploration of nurse preceptors’ perspectives of a pre-registration nursing clinical preceptorship programme in an acute hospital context in Egypt: A constructivist grounded theory approach (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2020)Background: The proposed reforms of Egyptian nursing education are based on competencies to achieve well-educated nurse graduates. There is a shortage of clinical faculty and increasing demands for nurse preceptors to act ...
Methods used by health ombudsman in their system improvement role: A comparison of two international health ombudsman in their system improvement role and the response of Scottish health boards to the system improvement activities of the SPSO (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2020)Academics and ombudsman claim that a key role for ombudsman is to contribute to the improvement of the system over which they have oversight. However, there is limited research to support this claim and, much of what exists, ...
The resilience of older adults receiving hospital care: Validation of the Making it CLEAR questionnaire, and an exploration of protective and vulnerability factors (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2020)Background ‘Resilience’ is the process by which individuals adapt to and manage adversity. Through the identification of older adults who may struggle to ‘adapt well’ following health difficulties, resilience research may ...