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The personalization of care services and the early impact on staff activity patterns

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The personalization of care services and the early impact on staff activity patterns. / Jacobs, S; Abell, J; Stevens, M; Wilberforce, M; Challis, D; Manthorpe, J; Fernandez, Jose-Luis; Glendinning, C; Jones, Karen; Knapp, M; Moran, N; Netten, A.

In: Journal of Social Work, Vol. 13, No. 2, 03.2013, p. 141-163.

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Jacobs, S, Abell, J, Stevens, M, Wilberforce, M, Challis, D, Manthorpe, J, Fernandez, J-L, Glendinning, C, Jones, K, Knapp, M, Moran, N & Netten, A 2013, 'The personalization of care services and the early impact on staff activity patterns', Journal of Social Work, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 141-163. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017311410681

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Jacobs, S., Abell, J., Stevens, M., Wilberforce, M., Challis, D., Manthorpe, J., Fernandez, J-L., Glendinning, C., Jones, K., Knapp, M., Moran, N., & Netten, A. (2013). The personalization of care services and the early impact on staff activity patterns. Journal of Social Work, 13(2), 141-163. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017311410681

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Jacobs S, Abell J, Stevens M, Wilberforce M, Challis D, Manthorpe J et al. The personalization of care services and the early impact on staff activity patterns. Journal of Social Work. 2013 Mar;13(2):141-163. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017311410681

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Jacobs, S ; Abell, J ; Stevens, M ; Wilberforce, M ; Challis, D ; Manthorpe, J ; Fernandez, Jose-Luis ; Glendinning, C ; Jones, Karen ; Knapp, M ; Moran, N ; Netten, A. / The personalization of care services and the early impact on staff activity patterns. In: Journal of Social Work. 2013 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 141-163.

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