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Our publications document Brotherhood research and policy analysis, share learning from evaluations of Brotherhood services, and keep our supporters informed about our work.

See also journal articles and contributions to books by Brotherhood researchers.

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By Dina Bowman, Agathe Randrianarisoa and Seuwandi Wickramasinghe, 2018

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By Ashley Carr and Simon Biggs, 2018

The relationship between regulation, care provision and risk has been an area of continuing policy debate. How dementia care providers handle regulation contributes to the quality of dementia care and the monitoring and enforcement of care standards.

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By Simon Biggs and Ashley Carr, 2017

What strategies do care workers adopt to balance the demands of regulation and emotional connection in dementia practice?

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By Simon Biggs and Ashley Carr 2017

A new study explores organisational responses to regulation in dementia care, in terms of their strategies, management levels and facility design.

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By Seuwandi Wickramasinghe and Helen Kimberley, 2016

This pilot research project used network mapping to gain understanding of the utility and value of social capital, in the form of networks and links, to community aged care service provision.

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By Simon Biggs and Ashley Carr, 2016

Aged and dementia care services are required to conform to multiple regulatory frameworks. Mapping these reveals regulatory clusters.

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By Simon Biggs and Ashley Carr, 2016

Aged and dementia care services are required to conform to multiple regulatory frameworks. How do these regulations enhance or constrain services?

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By Ashley Carr and Helen Kimberley, 2016

Responding to the changing needs of older adults in residential care is a challenge that requires a skilled, well-supported workforce. Their training should be based on research evidence and best practice in service development.

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By Bonnie Simons, Helen Kimberley and Nicky McColl Jones, 2016

Will increased choice in community aged care benefit all consumers? Our research explored how older Australians are adjusting to the radical recent changes of Consumer Directed Care.

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By Paul Ramcharan, Christina David, Martyn Jones and Rosetta Moors 2015

This TRACS study by RMIT researchers identified core competencies for excellence in residential aged care which would drive change in how care is delivered and so enhance the lives of residents.

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