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  • Evaluation of utilisation of the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Programme in Central province, Kenya

    Ngugi, Catherine Njeri (2013)

    Masters thesis
    The University of Auckland Library

    Background: The PMTCT HIV programme has been one of the most successful HIV preventive interventions towards HIV-free future generations. However, even though the programme is virtually effective in developed countries, many developing countries are reporting child HIV infections due to the MTCT. The programme has existed in Kenya for more than a decade, yet in 2011, 12,894children were HIV infected due to MTCT Objective: To evaluate the PMTCT programme, especially the HIV testing from the antenatal period to the postnatal period among expectant parents attending Nyeri Provincial General Hospital in Central Province, Kenya. Design: Retrospective analysis of the hospital registers. Methods: Three hospital registers were analysed for the period from July 2009 to September 2012. The registers were for antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care respectively. Each register documented the utilisation of PMTCT services by the expectant parents. Descriptive and inferential statistics were produced to analyse data from the registers. Results: The PMTCT services utilisation was sub-optimal. Of the 504 expectant mothers who attended the antenatal clinic, 59.9% came once, 80.4% had their first visit in the third trimester (between weeks 28 and 40) and only 6.9% were accompanied by their partners. All the women were HIV tested in their first visit but only 12.1% were rescreened after three months, and only 3.8% had been tested prior to the current pregnancy (p=0.000). No expectant mother was tested for HIV intrapartum or postpartum. The children of the 504 mothers who were HIV tested were those whose parent/s were known to be HIV positive or who had presented to a child welfare clinic with recurring symptoms suggestive of a failing immune system. Conclusion: Public health programs need to strengthen the PMTCT and HIV prevention programmes to ensure that HIV testing preconception and in pregnancy is fully implemented and strengthened, alongside continued education of the public through community programmes and the media. To avert further horizontal and vertical transmission of HIV, there is a need to address urgently the identified missed opportunities in the PMTCT program. These programmatic challenges require health system redesign and strengthening, resource allocation, addressing research gaps and reassessing the current PMTCT policies.

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  • Student self-assessment

    Brown, Gavin; Harris, LR (2013)

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  • Indigenous Visions For Sustainable Development Law? Continuing the Conversation

    Watene, Krushil (2013-08-01)

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  • Language, Religion, and Nationalism: The Case of the Former Serbo-Croatian

    Greenberg, Robert (2013)

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  • Counseling Issues A Handbook For Counselors And Psychotherapists

    Seber, George (2013-02-09)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Here is a comprehensive handbook of twenty-two chapters covering all the major issues a counsellor or psychotherapist might meet in the counseling room. The book is very practical and is based on sound psychological principles. It provides a wealth of ideas for counseling and for structuring a series of counseling sessions. It is particularly accessible to the inexperienced counsellor or psychotherapist who is often looking for some guidance on a particular topic without having to read a whole book on the subject or read something more technical. The book covers basic emotional issues such as anger, shame, anxiety, stress, grief, depression, anxiety disorders, and suicide risk, and behavioural issues like addiction, phobias, and compulsive behaviours such as self-harm and obsessive compulsive disorder. There are also chapters on relationship issues such as divorce, abuse of various kinds, dysfunctional relationships, adoption, blended families, and strategies for couple counseling. There are two chapters on personality disorders. A biblical viewpoint is added at the end of each chapter for the Christian counsellor and pastor. There is an extensive list of about 500 references along with internet references throughout, providing a rich source for further reading. The chapters are mainly independent with minimum cross-referencing.

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  • Statistical Models for Proportions and Probabilities

    Seber, George (2013-07-30)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    ​Methods for making inferences from data about one or more probabilities and proportions are a fundamental part of a statistician’s toolbox and statistics courses. Unfortunately many of the quick, approximate methods currently taught have recently been found to be inappropriate. This monograph gives an up-to-date review of recent research on the topic and presents both exact methods and helpful approximations. Detailed theory is also presented for the different distributions involved, and can be used in a classroom setting. It will be useful for those teaching statistics at university level and for those involved in statistical consulting.

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  • Trois mouvements éthiques en recherche collaborative

    Maheux, Jean-Francois (2013)

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  • Peering Upwards: Researching Ruling-Class Men

    Donaldson, M; Poynting, Noel (2013)

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  • Paratext, an Alternative in Boundary Crossing: A Complementary Approach to Translation Analysis

    Kung, Szu-Wen (2013-12-01)

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    While translation studies primarily focuses on the verbal texts or the translated texts in excavating the mediated traces of the translation players, recent paratextual researches in translation studies have pinpointed the key roles fo the paratexts, particularly in mainfesting the purposeful intervention of the translation players in appropriating the reception of the translation in the target culture (Watts 2000:29-45). This paper aims to argue that aside from textual analysis of the translated text, the paratexts are thought to contain vital clues for the researchers to infer or understand the translational phenomena absent or implicit in the translated text. The paper will place an emphasis on how paratextual materials or paratexts were used in the translation series, Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan published by Columbia University Press in USA.

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  • The koru and the unconcious: An articulation of national identity in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Lysnar, PA (2013)

    Doctoral thesis
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    This thesis pursues an understanding of national identity in Aotearoa New Zealand that extends existing academic commentaries in this subject area. As such, it looks to the unconscious and aesthetic realms as productive forms of knowledge. By taking these and existing academic forms of knowledge into account, this thesis enables a fuller understanding of national identity in Aotearoa New Zealand. It also highlights how personal and subjective experiences of national identity provide a productive and extended way of thinking about and understanding national identity. In this regard this thesis refers to the work of Christopher Bollas, a psychoanalytic practitioner and theorist, and Fredric Jameson, a cultural critic and post-Marxist theorist. Elements of these theorists’ work are melded together to form a methodology. Here, Bollas’ three orders of knowing (i.e. the maternal order, paternal order, and order of the infant) and his concept of the ‘evocative’ object are considered in conjunction with Jameson’s conceptualisation that the ‘energy’ found in objects of mass culture represents a collective form of unconscious desire or utopian fantasy. Jameson argues that this fantasy functions as a response to the restrictions placed upon citizens by the politically and ideologically dominant forces of the society in which those citizens live. Employing images of the koru motif, a ubiquitous signifier of national identity in Aotearoa New Zealand, as the primary research data, reveals that the compelling or captivating nature of this motif represents a collective unconscious desire within mainstream society, for the maternal order to operate as a valued form of thinking and knowing. This unconscious desire is a response to the ideologically dominant function of the paternal order of thinking and knowing in contemporary mainstream society in Aotearoa New Zealand, which represses other forms of knowledge.

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  • “Bon appétit, Lion City”: The use of French in naming restaurants in Singapore

    Serwe, SK; Ong, Kenneth; Ghesquiere, JF (2013-07-01)

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    In multilingual Singapore, French can frequently be found in the names of local food retailers and restaurants. This study attempts to investigate the form and function of French in these business names. By considering which meanings French expresses in the local corporate context, the reasons behind the use of French will be discussed. At the heart of the analysis, is a corpus of 47 names found on shop signs in different locations of Singapore. Results suggest a link between form, the type of food retail business, and the food served. Functionally, French expresses cultural and social meanings, while stressing individual and collective identities. We present evidence for the use of French as an emergent commercial register peculiar to Singapore.

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  • Educating for diversity: An informative evaluation of the rainbow youth sexuality and gender diversity workshops

    Burford, James; Lucassen, M.F.G.; Penniket, P.; Hamilton, T (2013)

    Report
    The University of Auckland Library

    This report describes an evaluation of Rainbow Youth’s Sexuality and Gender Diversity Workshops (or Rainbow Youth’s Education Package) for students in secondary education. Rainbow Youth has been delivering Sexuality and Gender Diversity workshops in schools since the 1990s. The programme uses a targeted approach (i.e. where a number of classes from the same school participate in the workshops) to improve the climate of schools with regard to sexuality and gender diversity and to reduce bullying. It involves two one-hour sessions, which are divided between content pertaining to sexuality and gender diversity. The programme is delivered by an educator employed by Rainbow Youth, and volunteer storytellers from the GLBTQI community. Two schools in Auckland participated in this evaluation. We begin this report with a review of literature addressing bullying based on sexuality and gender diversity. Following this, we present the indings from the evaluation. The methodology of the evaluation involved pre- and post-workshop questionnaires which generated quantitative and qualitative data. Data were collected from 229 Year 9 and 10 students during the sexuality diversity workshops and 237 Year 9 and 10 students during the gender diversity workshops.

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  • Kohimarama Naval Training School

    Stephenson, Maxine (2013-11-29)

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  • Valuing practical work

    Burchill, Denis (2013-10-30)

    Scholarly text
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    Would you do more or less practical work if assessment constraints were removed, asks DENIS BURCHILL.

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  • Repository as a Service Bibliography

    Zhao, Yanan (2013)

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    The Repository as a Service Bibliography includes selected English-language journal articles, conference papers and technical reports that are useful in understanding the concept of repository as a service in academic and research institutions.

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  • When relationships at work, work (and don't work!)

    Morrison, RL; Cooper Thomas, Helena; Geertshuis, S (2013-09-08)

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  • In the Beginning A History of the Medical Unit at Auckland Hospital and the Formative Years for the Department of Medicine, the University of Auckland

    Richmond, DE; Miller, TE; Murphy, Judith (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    An informative and entertaining account of the development, over a 40 year period, of an empty ward at Auckland Hospital into a prestigious academic department in the newly established medical school at the University of Auckland. The historical details are balanced with personal stories, memories and anecdotes told through the voices of those that were there.

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  • Lost in Translation

    Hannah, Katherine (2013-03)

    Unclassified
    The University of Auckland Library

    There are words that are used when cultures meet—collision, encounter—that draw
 the reader, the listener, towards their own conclusions—a violent act, a skirting of the issues, a lack of connectivity. Then there are lived moments that take issue with these words. ... ...

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  • Speak, Memory

    Hannah, Katherine (2013-03)

    Unclassified
    The University of Auckland Library

    Roald Hoffmann is Professor of Humane Letters at Cornell – a glorious destination for anyone – and a particularly marvelous title for a person whose life’s work stems from an intense belief in the power of language (letters) to convey our shared humanity. That he is a Nobel Laureate, winning the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1981 for his 
work concerning the course of chemical reactions, only adds to this sense that here is a man for whom the world is a place of wonder.

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  • Professor Keith Gordon: an inquisitive mind

    Hannah, Katherine (2013-07)

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