Chapter 4

Identifying the issues

The preparation of the foregoing scenarios was deliberately arranged so that contributors did not see each others’ work until all the pieces were gathered together. This was quite intentional, so that each could present their own ideas and thoughts without being in any way influenced by the others (a slight modification, maybe, of the Delphi research technique). Authors wrote from their own situations, experiences and concerns. Remarkably, a considerable number of common issues can be seen in the scenarios, despite their coming from a wide range of sectors and situations.

One of the more obvious aspects of the exercise is the remarkable similarity between the papers of Johnson (USA) and Healy (Australia). Although ...

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