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“Thinking outside the box”: social innovations emerging from academic nursing-community partnerships
Nurses comprise the largest group of healthcare workers in the world. Increasingly, nurses in higher education institutions are collaborating with not-for-profit and community-based organisations to devise programs, projects ...
Pathways from ageism to loneliness
Many older adults in our society suffer from loneliness – a painful, distressing feeling arising from the perception that one’s social connections are inadequate. When loneliness is experienced over prolonged periods of ...
Facets of social innovation in higher education
Emphasis on social engagement and innovation for the higher education sector is a priority, despite the various challenges that have arisen as result of Covid-19, for third level providers. It is a conversation that continues ...
Social capital and its contribution to the wellbeing of the older person in the Midlands Region Ireland.
(Athlone Institute of Technology, 2016)
BACKGROUND The literature generally describes Social Capital as a characteristic of social structures made up of a network of relationships between residents of neighbourhoods and communities, focusing on levels of ...