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Towards a Holistic Model of Care for Moral Injury: An Australian and New Zealand Investigation into the Role of Police Chaplains in Supporting Police Members following exposure to Moral Transgression
(Springer, 2023-09-11) Phelps, Andrea J.; Madden, Kelsey; Carleton, R. Nicholas; Johnson, Lucinda; Carey, Lindsay B.; Mercier, Jean-Michel; Mellor, Andrew; Baills, Jeffrey; Forbes, David; Devenish-Meares, Peter; Hosseiny, Fardous; Dell, Lisa
Police members can be exposed to morally transgressive events with potential for lasting psychosocial and spiritual harm. Through interviews with police members and police chaplains across Australia and New Zealand, this qualitative study ex- plores the current role that police chaplains play in supporting members exposed to morally transgressive events. The availability of chaplains across police services and the close alignment between the support they offer, and the support sought by police, indicates they have an important role. However, a holistic approach should also consider organizational factors, the role of leaders, and access to evidence- based treatment in collaboration with mental health practitioners.
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Crafting Leisure Activities During COVID-19 Physical Distancing
(2023-08-31) Kulczycki, Cory; Genoe, Rebecca
In the late winter and early spring of 2020 Canada experienced the COVID-19 pandemic where he Federal Government of Canada along with the provinces encouraged residents to socially distance and non-essential businesses to close. Canadian participants completed an online survey about their crafting and how crafting was impacted during COVID-19 restrictions. The participants explained how the restrictions provided opportunities and constraints during the first wave of the pandemic. Crating provided escape from stressors and worries often providing pleasure and social connections and even learning opportunities. As a leisure activity crafting contributed to their perceived well-being during the time of the research.
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Rigor and reproducibility instruction in academic medical libraries
(2022-12-08) Fred Willie Zametkin LaPolla; Caitlin J. Bakker; Nina Exner; Tisha Montnech; Alisa Surkis; Hao Ye
Background: Concerns over scientific reproducibility have grown in recent years, leading the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to require researchers to address these issues in research grant applications. Starting in 2020, training grants were required to provide a plan for educating trainees in rigor and reproducibility. Academic medical centers have responded with different solutions to fill this educational need. As experienced instructors with expertise in topics relating to reproducibility, librarians can play a prominent role in providing trainings, classes, and events to educate investigators and trainees, and bolstering reproducibility in their communities. Case Presentations: This special report summarizes efforts at five institutions to provide education in reproducibility to biomedical and life sciences researchers. Our goal is to expand awareness of the range of approaches in providing reproducibility services in libraries. Conclusions: Reproducibility education by medical librarians can take many forms. These specific programs in reproducibility education build upon libraries’ existing collaborations, with funder mandates providing a major impetus. Collaborator needs shaped the exact type of educational or other reproducibility support and combined with each library’s strengths to yield a diversity of offerings based on capacity and interest. As demand for and complexity of reproducibility education increases due to new institutional and funder mandates, reproducibility education will merit special attention.