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Acknowledgement to reviewers
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences (JIS) wishes to thank all the reviewers for their intellectual contributions by timely reviewing manuscripts, and supporting the journal’s vision of “Enriching Beautiful Minds towards Intelligent Minds”. From the desk of the Editor-in-Chief, the Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences (JIS) would like to thank all the reviewers who made it possible to publish this volume, Volume 4, Issue 1, May 2020. Let us join and collaborate together to ENRICH the BEAUTIFUL MINDS TOWARDS INTELLIGENT MINDS Mani Man Singh Rajbhandari Ekaterina Khitruk Hanna David Dhikru Adewale Yagboyaju Adebola A. Alade Sandra Kemp Kevin R. Clark Katarina Kostelić Samah Khaled Zahran Janelle Gardiner Maria Emerita I. Shrestha Amasa Philip Ndofirepi
Attitudes to and awareness of Safety and Risk among Professional and Semi-Professional Footballers in Ireland: A Cross-Sectional Study
Conor Buggy, Nicola Coffey, Martin Lawless and Seamus Kelly
This paper examines the attitudes towards safety and risk among professional and semiprofessional footballers during the 2014 League of Ireland season. As part of a broader nationallyrepresentative study examining occupational safety and health and concussion injury awareness among professional footballers, this study is the first and largest investigation of its kind in Ireland. A census survey using an anonymous questionnaire was provided to all clubs that were available in the League of Ireland clubs between March and May 2015. Permission to access players was provided by the Professional Footballers Association of Ireland. Participation was voluntary. At the time, there were 250 professional and semi-professional players within the League available to participate of which 149 footballers participated voluntarily and anonymously. Sixty per cent of the participants were employed on a semi-professional basis, and the majority of all participants were aged between 18 and 30. Analysis indicated that there were few significant associations between players’ professional status and attitudes towards issues relating to safety management and risk taking. Players in general have an unacceptable level (<20%) of awareness concerning their clubs safety programs. The results have implications for stakeholders responsible for management of safety and risk in professional football clubs.
History and Philosophy of Sustainable Development: Road-Mapping Interdisciplinarity for Wellbeing
Issues and problems of sustainable development continue to characterize and shape global discourse. Sustainable development finds mention in virtually every conceivable discipline and endeavour: medicine, literature, politics, community development, globalisation and deep ecology, among others. Just as the growing literature on sustainable development reflects interdisciplinarity, the embrace of sustainable development processes and practices across cultures reflects desirability. The recent interdisciplinary literature on sustainable development not only suggests its desirability but also reflects the desideratum for the development of a distinctive area of scholarship - History and Philosophy of Sustainable Development, - a discipline that neither comes up, simpliciter, a science, a social science, nor an art. It is the critical concern of this paper to discursively outline what may be considered the imperative contents of History and Philosophy of Sustainable Development with particular reference to the question of sustainable development in developing and less developed countries. Through the method of content analysis, the paper critically reflects on selected secondary sources on sustainable development. Against the background of its finding of a growing concern for sustainable development in the 21st century global society, the paper recommends measures for entrenching the teaching and learning of History and Philosophy of Sustainable Development as a veritable tool for sustainable wellbeing.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Communication/Collaboration Among Nursing and Allied Health Students
Lynette Watts, Randy Case, Jessyca Wagner, Catherine Pankonien and Lauren Jansen
Lack of teamwork among health science students can be especially challenging in emergency settings. A simulated neonatal intensive care (NICU) exercise was held with nursing, radiology, and respiratory therapy students to determine if students valued interdisciplinary education and felt the experience enhanced clinical skills. A mixed methods study was conducted to determine if there was a significant difference in students’ perceptions of their resuscitation and professional communication skills after the experience. A t-test addressed the following: H1: There will be an increase in students’ perception of their confidence in using their professional skills in a hospital setting after the interdisciplinary communication NICU experience. H2: There will be an increase in students’ perception of their ability to communicate with other disciplines after the interdisciplinary communication NICU experience. Students answered six pre-experience open-ended questions and seven post-experience open-ended questions; responses were coded, and multiple themes emerged. Students reported gaining confidence in using their skills within the hospital setting after participating in the experience and reported possessing more high quality interdisciplinary communication skills after participating in the experience. The open-ended questions indicated students valued the simulations, and they felt more prepared to interact in an interdisciplinary manner in the clinical setting. Students also desired more simulations during their education. Limitations were discrepancies in student clinical experiences, sample size, and self-reported levels of communication, skills, and teamwork abilities. This study could determine the potential need for growth and development of interdisciplinary simulation experiences within healthcare education course design and standards.
Transgressing for Access: A Call for Higher Education Reform to Support Black Females in STEM
Beverly A King Miller
There continues to be the global demand for a qualified workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Yet, for Black females in South Africa this means combating the legacy of Apartheid to overcome challenges due to race and gender. This paper draws data from a qualitative study of four Black South African females in STEM careers. Through their voices they identify ways in which they transgress gender and race to gain access to STEM careers. Further, their families transgress cultural norms in order to offer support for unfamiliar career pathways. Their narratives call for a transformative change in higher education to address the physical and safety needs of Black females in South Africa and the removal of the burden of educational fees for Black families. This is echoed in the 2015 #FEESMUSTFALL movement. Finally, there is a need for the creation of quality higher education institutions near Black townships.
Economy Pandemic: A Crisis Management towards Post COVID-19. A Commentary Opinion
Mani Man Singh Rajbhandari
COVID-19 Corona Virus pandemic is not only destroying the lives of people but it is equally scattering the economic lives of people all around the world. The COVID 19 pandemic has led to a widespread economic shut down thus raising the issue of post effect of COVID-19 towards the global economy. It has become a global economic crisis and brought about an economic pandemic to humankind with unemployment, business closure, shut down or fast tract economic boosting plans. The purpose of this study is to shed theoretical perspectives towards crisis management to boost growth for organizational economy. Theories of economic and management were interconnected to analyse this study on scientific realities. However, an economic pandemic may not be hard to overcome if crisis management is applied strategically through business diversification but not by crisis avoidance and crisis ignorance. Crisis management is all about having a newer vision through business diversity by creating newer business lines and creating spaces for small and medium enterprises and cottage industries to operate. This further enhances employment and keeps the purchasing power equilibrium intact for stagnant demand and supply ratio. This crisis management can be maintained through diversity management and the best strategic option is the pruning diversity strategy. Crisis ignorance and crisis avoidance are situational but that crisis management is long term.
EDITORIAL (Volume 4, Issue 1. 2020 MAY
Mani Man Singh Rajbhandari
Dear Readers, We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 4, Issue 1 2020. This issue covers manuscripts from different discipline to incorporate interdisciplinary sciences into one platform. Published in this issue, research papers related to economic, sciences, education, social and outdoor/sports leadership are published. Our next issue will be published in November 2020 and we invite authors, researchers, managers, leaders, scientists, students and others for paper submission. The Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences is an open access, which offers free submissions, free publication and free open access to download its published research paper from the journal’s website http://journalofinterdisciplinarysciences.com/. Globally we all are facing the painstaking challenges to overcome this COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic, this is the time to remain strong and overcome this pandemic with peace, calm and inner strength. Remain Safe and keep well. Let us join and collaborate together to ENRICH the BEAUTIFUL MINDS TOWARDS INTELLIGENT MINDS Mani Man Singh Rajbhandari. Ph.D. Founder and Editor-in-Chief Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences (JIS) www.journalofinterdisciplinarysciences.com