Person

Michele Ferguson

Recently added resources

Journal article

20 Feb 2019
14

Abstract:

Background: The community prevalence of advance care directives (ACDs) is low despite known benefits of advance care planning for patients, families and health professionals.

Aim: To determine the community prevalence of instructional and appointing ACDs in New South Wales, Victoria and...

Conference paper

8 Nov 2016
101

Social science knowledge about human behavior and institutions underpins many of the notable advances in economic growth, technological innovation, health, education, good governance, and quality of life. This knowledge also helps us understand why public policy sometimes fails to improve our situation. Yet much of...

Report

1 Sep 2014
87

In the lead-up to the 2014 APSA Conference, the APSA Executive agreed to a proposal by the president, Brian Head, to conduct a rapid survey of members’ opinions on the nature and future of political science.

Background

The focus on research impact...

Book review

25 Aug 2014
229

There are sound moral, ethical and financial arguments that publicly-funded researchers should use their training and activities for the good of society. However, are governments’ attempts to measure whether researchers working for the good—having an ‘impact’—so well-founded? Narrow, simplistic concepts of academic and external impact...

Items authored 4