116 results for The University of Auckland Library, Unclassified

  • Defending access to accident compensation for New Zealand Health Consumers

    Manning, Joanna (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The pre-existing accident compensation system has enabled New Zealand to construct a unique, just, sensible and balanced system for prevention, accountability and compensation in cases of adverse events in the health system. In New Zealand we have two separate pathways designed to redress patients??? interests. The compensation role has been met by a state-funded compensation scheme since 1974....

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  • Exercise Training in Pregnancy Reduces Offspring Size Without Changes in Maternal Insulin Sensitivity EDITORIAL COMMENT

    Hopkins, SA; Baldi, JC; Cutfield, Wayne; McCowan, Lesley; Hofman, Paul (2010-09)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Elevated neonatal birth size is associated with risk for the development of overweight and obesity in childhood. A large body of evidence has demonstrated the importance of the in utero environment in determining growth in postnatal life. Numerous studies have suggested that reduction in maternal insulin sensitivity in the maternal environment contributes significantly to fetal growth. There is an inverse relationship between birth size and both very low and very high maternal insulin sensitivity. Accordingly, marked reduction in maternal insulin sensitivity in late stages of pregnancy has been linked to the preservation of fetal nutrient availability for growth, and thereby increased offspring birth size. It has been suggested that regular exercise may reduce offspring size by regulating the nutrient supply to the fetus through increases in maternal insulin sensitivity. Few data exist on the metabolic consequences of maternal exercising during pregnancy for mother and offspring. This community-based, randomized, controlled trial investigated the effects of aerobic exercise training during the second half of pregnancy on maternal insulin sensitivity and neonatal outcomes. The participants were 84 healthy nulliparous singleton women at a mean age of 30 years, mean body mass index (BMI) of 25.5, and at less than 20 weeks' gestation. Of the 84 randomized subjects, 47 in the exercise group and 37 in the control completed both baseline and late gestation assessments. Aerobic exercise intervention was a home-based stationary cycling program performed by study subjects from 20 weeks of gestation till the delivery. The primary study outcome measures were offspring birth weight and maternal insulin sensitivity. Measures of neonatal auxology determined at birth included birth weight and BMI and were reported as standard deviation scores (SDS). Venous cord blood samples were collected at delivery to assess fetal concentrations of growth-related peptides (IGF-1 and IGF-2). The study was performed according to intention-to-treat analysis. After adjustment for gender and gestational age at delivery, exercisers had lower birth weight (SDS, control: 0.23 ?? 0.8 vs. exercise: ???0.19 ?? 0.9; P = 0.03) and BMI at birth (SDS, control: 0.40 ?? 0.9 vs. exercise: ???0.01 ?? 0.09; P = 0.04). The reduction in maternal insulin sensitivity occurring in late gestation was not correlated with either exercise or offspring size. Cord serum concentrations of serum IGF-1 (P = 0.03) and IGF-2 (P = 0.04) were lower in offspring of exercisers compared with control offspring. These data suggest that maternal exercise has an effect on decreased endocrine stimulation of fetal growth. The reduction in birth weight after exercise training is not associated with changes in maternal insulin sensitivity.

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  • Statistics Levels 5 to 7: A teacher's guide to informal comparative reasoning

    Pfannkuch, Maxine; Wild, Christopher; Regan, Matthew; Horton, N (2008)

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    This document is a guide for teachers. It is not for students. It is not a teaching activity; other complementary documents will provide ideas for teaching activities. Future documents will build on this guide for the higher Levels 6, 7, and 8.

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  • Dieter E. Zimmer. A Guide to Nabokov???s Butterflies and Moths, 2001 (Book review)

    Boyd, Brian (2001)

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  • Review of the book 'Machines that Become Us'

    Madell, Dominic (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Machines That Become Us explores the impact that new and emerging communication technologies, especially the Internet and mobile phones, have had and will have on our daily lives. The title is a play on words which skilfully encapsulates the book???s subject matter: Katz argues, ???rst of all, that machines allow us to communicate and to represent ourselves, and so ???become us??? in that sense. ...

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  • Franz Xaver Richter. Sonate da Camera, Vol.2. Pauliina Fred, flute. Aapo H??kkinnen, harpsichord. Heidi Peltoniemi, violoncello

    Badley, Allan (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Themes and processes in New Zealand theology

    Darragh, Neil (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    In its overview of contemporary trends in theology contextual to Aotearoa New Zealand, this paper draws upon the two companion bibliographies ???Theology in Aotearoa New Zealand: An Annotated Bibliography under Subject Headings???(http://hdl.handle.net/2292/447) and ???Theology in Aotearoa New Zealand: Endnote library??? http://hdl.handle.net/2292/2265. These bibliographies cover essentially the same material but are presented in different formats. They are both accessible through http://www.researchspace.auckland.ac.nz. They provide the evidence for the discernment of trends in both content and process that is proposed in this paper. This paper seeks to summarise the state of theological reflection in Aotearoa New Zealand in the early stages of the 21st century. Key features of local theology are the movement from implicit to explicit theology and the invitation to inter-local exchange. Within this wider theoretical understanding of local theology the paper offers an overview of the main themes or content of contemporary New Zealand theology taking both an ???emic??? (insider) and an ???etic??? (using commonly known traditional categories) approach. It then undertakes a similar overview of the processes or methods used in New Zealand theology.

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  • November the Fifth

    Perkins, Emily (2009-01-10)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Ten years on: e-books at the University of Auckland library

    Mincic-Obradovic, Ksenija (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Seminar details: Elsevier Library Connect Seminar, Auckland New Zealand, 2008.

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  • Review of book Science of Synthesis, Volume 28: Compounds with Two Carbon-Heteroatom Bonds: Quinones and Heteroatom Analogues, by A. G. Griesbeck

    Brimble, Margaret (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Volume 28, Quinones and Heteroatom Analogues comprises part of the highly esteemed reference work Science of Synthesis, Houben???Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations that consists of 48 planned volumes and is already an essential tool for modern retrieval of reliable synthetic information. Volume 28 covers modern synthetic methods to prepare quinones and their heteroatom analogues, and is one of nine volumes comprising Category 4 (Compounds with Two Carbon???Heteroatom Bonds). ...

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  • Pasifika Social Work in New Zealand 1990-2008

    Bingham, Tricia (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Bibliography of literature on Pasifika approaches to social work practice and research. Includes Research and literature of interest to social work professionals working with Pasifika peoples in New Zealand. The majority of material included has been published in, or about New Zealand but selected international material has also been included where this was considered relevant to the New Zealand situation. Includes references to journal articles, conference papers, government reports and selected books. Information is arranged by ???fields of practice??? subject headings, in the APA style.

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  • Cultural Diversity: Issues for Social Work in New Zealand 1990-2008

    Bingham, Tricia (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Bibliography of literature related to multicultural social work. New Zealand embraces a diverse range of racial, ethnic, and cultural populations and this can be a challenge for social workers as they approach their research and practice. The bibliography attempts to bring together research and literature relevant to multicultural and indigenous social work practice in New Zealand. Includes material published in, or about New Zealand but selected international material has also been included where this is relevant to the New Zealand situation. Information is arranged by ???fields of practice??? subject headings and further by specific region, ethnic, racial or cultural group. References are presented in APA style.

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  • Social Work Bibliography: Working with Asian Clients in New Zealand

    Bingham, Tricia (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Bibliography of research and literature of interest to social work professionals working with Asian clients in New Zealand. Contains references to material published in, or about New Zealand but selected international material has also been included where this is considered relevant to the New Zealand situation. Includes references to journal articles, conference papers, government reports and selected books. Information is arranged by ???fields of practice??? subject headings, in the APA style.

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  • Social Work Pertaining to Maori in New Zealand: Ng?? Mahi Toko I Te Ora O Te Iwi M??ori 1990-2008

    Bingham, Tricia (2009)

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    Bibliography of literature related to social work with M??ori clients and bicultural social work practice. The majority of material included has been published in, or about New Zealand but selected international material has also been included where this is considered relevant to the New Zealand situation. Includes journal articles, conference papers, government reports and selected books. Information is arranged by ???fields of practice??? subject headings in the APA style.

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  • Margaret Mead and Derek Freeman: Bibliography of a Controversy

    Laurie, John (1998)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Derek Freeman???s 1983 attack on Margaret Mead???s classic Samoan ethnography, Coming of age in Samoa, aroused an unprecedented level of interest in the world of anthropology and among the educated public. That interest continues, over a decade later, with the publication of a play based on the lives of Mead and Freeman, and a major new book. The issues, of the nature of humankind and human society, are central to our understanding of humanity and the establishment of good relationships among the peoples of the world. Mead???s Coming of age in Samoa is probably the best known anthropological work ever written and has had a major influence on popular perceptions of Western society and indigenous cultures. Freeman???s claim, that Mead deliberately exaggerated the differences between Samoa and the West in order to advance a particular political agenda, that all human cultures are rooted in a particular biological human nature which is an inheritance from our primate ancestors, and that the study of cultures should have reference to this universal set of human proclivities and tendencies (which different cultural structures and institutions have evolved to guide and restrain) has serious implications for an anthropology which has generally abandoned attempts to explain similarities to concentrate on differences. At this theoretical level there has been much debate about Boas??? commitment to physical anthropology. The critical point is surely that a commitment to cultural determinism does not preclude an interest in biological variables. It is a question of which direction of influence is studied. One of Boas??? main contributions appears to have been to attempt to prove that even such apparently biological variables as head shape are determined by environmental rather than inherited factors. Unlike the early years of the 20th century, it is now the believers in cultural determinism who are insisting on dramatic differences between different societies and those proposing a greater role for biological factors who are arguing the fundamental unity of the human species.

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  • Some things don't change

    Ladbrook, JB (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Steve, your Editor, reminded me by email that this issue is ten journals on from the December 2003 issue that I guest edited. He asked, 'What has changed since then?' In that December it was still the NCEA that was grabbing the energy of us all. This issue comes out after the feedback, the discussion and the beginning of the redrafting process of the new curriculum. Our energy has shifted to a new focus. Or has it?

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  • Review of the book Social Work and Power, by Roger Smith

    Beddoe, L (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    When I was studying for my social work degree the phrase "care and control" echoed in the background of every lecture, until when I heard it my instinct was to repeat it like Captain Hook's parrot. It was of course quite right that this phrase should be repeated, given it signals the major contradiction of social work practice. ...

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  • Review of the book Critical Reflection in Health and Social Care, by Sue White, Jan Fook and Fiona Gardner (Eds), and Practising Critical Reflection: A Resource Handbook, by Jan Fook and Fiona Gardner

    Beddoe, L (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Critical Reflection in Health and Social Care is an edited collection of contributions from authors who write from a range of disciplinary and professional backgrounds. The editors, well published in the field of critical reflection and practice in the health and human services professions, state in the preface that their purpose in producing the book is to bring together a collection of contributions that assist in ??????interrogating practice in such a way that the hidden, tacit or taken-for granted aspects may be properly understood and debated?????? (p. xii). This critical inquiry into reflection as a practice is important; the terms reflection, reflexive and reflective practice, and critical reflection are all easily used interchangeably or uncritically in our profession. Since Ixer???s challenge in 1999 to the unquestioning use of reflection and argument that the notion of reflection lacked a coherent unifying theory, many researchers have tackled the problems (e.g., Baldwin, 2004; Redmond, 2004). This new collection provides a useful vehicle for presenting both a review of the practice of critical reflection and some new insights through the presentation of new ideas and interpretations.

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  • New Zealand Religious History Newsletter

    Davidson, Allan (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The New Zealand Religious History Newsletter began under the editorship of Colin Brown in 1987 in order to keep people in touch with publications, research, news, conferences and other information relevant to the study of New Zealand Religious History. The Newsletter has appeared annually since 1987 (with a gap 1990-1991). In 1996 Allan Davidson and Janet Crawford took over its editorship, and Allan Davidson was the editor 2006 to 2009, and Dr Chris van der Krogt from 2009. Oversight of the Newsletter was taken by The Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand which was formed in 2004. Further information about the Association and subscription details for the Newsletter are contained on the last page of the latest number of the Newsletter. A reminder asking for news is sent out in June. Suggestions about how the Newsletter can be improved are welcome. An annual subscription includes membership of the Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ). Items in the newsletter are included in Peter Lineham's "New Zealand Religious History, a Bibliography" (http://www.massey.ac.nz/~plineham/RelhistNZ.htm). Sample table of contents: ??? Editorial Note ??? Recent Publications ??? Theses And Research Essays / Dissertations (Re/D) Completed ??? Theses In Progress ??? Current Research And Work In Progress ??? Notes And News ??? Conferences ??? Historical Societies And Archives ??? Web Sites

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  • Lower Probabilities of Centrally Symmetric Sets

    Rogers, Alan; Ryan, MJ (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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