Staff profile

Dr Michael Bauer

Senior Research Fellow

College of Science, Health and Engineering
Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care

Health Sciences 2, 5th Floor, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

PhD, M Gerontology, BA, Dip Ed, RN, ND

Membership of professional associations

Member Australian Association of Gerontology; Member Gerontological Society of America

Area of study

Ageing and aged care

Research interests

Older people

- Aged care, dementia

Recent publications

Book Chapters

Bauer, M., McAuliffe, L., & Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2016). Older people in residential aged care: reconstructing normality. In S. Westwood, E. Peel, & R. Harding, R. (Eds.). Ageing & Sexualities: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Ashgate, Surrey, UK. pp. 119- 140.

Rayner, J. & Bauer, M. (2016). Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Integrative Therapies in Long-term and Dementia Care Settings. In H. Lavretsky; M. Sajatovic & C. Reynolds. Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine in Mental Health and Aging. New York, Oxford University Press. pp 517- 528.

Bauer, M., Nay,R. Moyle, W. & Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2014) Working with families: evidence, tools, implementation and evaluation. In Nay, Garratt and Fetherstonhaugh (Eds.). Older People: Issues and Innovations (4th Ed.). Elsevier, Sydney. pp 197- 210.

Bauer, M., Nay, R. & Beattie, E. (2014). Sexuality and the reluctant health professional. In Nay, Garratt and Fetherstonhaugh (Eds.). Older People: Issues and Innovations (4th Ed.). Elsevier, Sydney. pp 323-346.

McAuliffe, L. Nay, R. & Bauer, M. (2012) Sexuality, body awareness, relationships- maintaining roles and status. In J. Reed (Ed.), Nursing Older Adults. Open University Press.

Bauer, M., McAuliffe, L. & Nay, R. (2009). Sexuality and the reluctant health professional. In R. Nay & S. Garratt (Eds.), Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care (3rd Ed.) (pp 292-309). Elsevier, Sydney.

Nolan, M., Bauer, M. & Nay, R. (2009). Supporting family carers: Implementing a relational and dynamic approach. In R. Nay & S. Garratt (Eds.), Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care (3rd Ed.) (pp 136-152). Elsevier, Sydney.

Journal Articles (2005 on)

Fetherstonhaugh,D., McAuliffe,L., Bauer,M. & Shanley, C. (2016). Decision-making on behalf of people living with dementia: how do surrogate decision-makers decide? Journal of Medical Ethics; 0:1–6. doi:10.1136/medethics-2015-103301 1.

Haesler, E., Bauer, M. & Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2016). Sexuality, sexual health and older people: A systematic review of research on the knowledge and attitudes of health professionals. Nurse Education Today, 40, 57-71.

Rayner, J. & Bauer, M. (2016). ‘I wouldn’t mind trying it. I’m in pain the whole time’: Issues of choice and control in the use of complementary medicines by older Australians in residential aged care facilities. Journal of Applied Gerontology. DOI: 10.1177/0733464816629852.  

McAuliffe, L., Bauer, M., Fetherstonhaugh, D & Chenco, C. (2016). Education of residential aged care staff regarding sexuality and sexual health in later life.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25, 883–885.

Bauer, M., Haesler, E., &  Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2015). Let’s talk about sex: Older people’s views on the recognition of sexuality and sexual health in the healthcare setting. Health Expectations. DOI: 10.1111/hex.12418.

Fetherstonhaugh, D., Lewis, V., McAuliffe, L., & Bauer, M. (2015). Pain in older adults: Development of a tool for measuring knowledge of residential aged care staff. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1002/gps.4364.

Bauer, M., Rayner, J., Tang, J. Koch, S. While, C., & Duane, F. (2015). An evaluation of Snoezelen compared to ‘common best practice’ for allaying the symptoms of wandering and restlessness among residents with dementia in aged care facilities. Geriatric Nursing. DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2015.07.005.

Tarzia, L., Fetherstonhaugh, D., Bauer, M., Beattie, E. & Nay, R. (2015). “We have to work within the system!” Staff Perceptions of Organizational Barriers to Decision Making for Older Adults With Dementia in Australian Aged Care Facilities. Research in Gerontological Nursing. DOI: 10.3928/19404921-20150413-01. 

Moyle, W., Bramble, M., Bauer, M., Smyth, W. & Beattie. E. (2015).  “They rush you and push you too much…and you can't really get any good response from them”:  A qualitative examination of family involvement in care of people with dementia in acute care. Australasian Journal on Ageing. DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12251.

Laging, B., Ford, R. Bauer, M., & Nay, R. (2015). Factors influencing Nursing Home staff decision-making regarding the transfer of residents to hospital: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 12 (2), 263- 388. DOI: 10.1111/jan.12652.

McAuliffe, L., Bauer, M., Fetherstonhaugh, D., & Chenco, C. (2014). Assessment of sexual health and sexual needs in residential aged care. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 34(3), pp 183-188. DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12181.

Lewis, V., Bauer, M., Winbolt, M., Chenco, C. & Hanley, F. (2014). A study of the effectiveness of MP3 players to support family carers of people living with dementia at home. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(3), 471-479. DOI:10.1017/S1041610214001999.

Nay,R., Bauer, M., Fetherstonhaugh. D., Moyle, W., Tarzia, L., & McAuliffe. L. (2014). Social participation and family carers of people living with dementia in Australia.  Health & Social Care in the Community, 23(5), 550-558. DOI: 10.1111/hsc.12163.

Bauer, M., Fetherstonhaugh, D., Tarzia, L., Nay,R. & Beattie, E. (2014). Supporting residents’ expression of sexuality: The development of a sexuality assessment tool for residential aged care facilities. BMC Geriatrics, 14:82, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-14-82.

Fetherstonhaugh, D., Tarzia, L., Bauer, M., Nay, R., & Beattie, E. (2014). “’The Red Dress or the Blue?’ How do staff support decision making for people with dementia living in residential aged care facilities?” Journal of Applied Gerontology. p1-18. DOI: 10.1177/0733464814531089.

Bauer, M., Nay, R., Tarzia, L., Fetherstonhaugh, D. & Tarzia, L. (2013). Sex, dementia and residential care: incompatible bedfellows. Australian Journal of Dementia Care. 2(1) 16-18.

Bauer, M., Nay, R. Tarzia, L., Fetherstonhaugh, D., Wellman, D. & Beattie, E. (2013). ‘We Need To Know What’s Going On’: Views of family members toward the sexual expression of people with dementia in residential aged care. Dementia: The International journal of social research and practice. DOI:10.1177/1471301213479785.

Tarzia, L., Bauer, M. & Fetherstonhaugh, D. & Nay, R. (2013). “Interviewing Older People in Residential Aged Care About Sexuality: Difficulties and Challenges”. Sexuality and Disability.  DOI 10.1007/s11195-013-9297-5.

Bauer, M., & Fetherstonhaugh, D. Tarzia, L & Chenco, C. (2012). Staff-family relationships in residential aged care facilities: The views of family members and care staff. Journal of Applied Gerontology. DOI:10.1177/0733464812468503.

Bauer, M., Fetherstonhaugh, D., & Lewis, V. (2012). Attitudes towards family-staff relationships in Australian residential aged care settings: development and psychometric evaluation of the “Family and Staff Relationship Attitude Tool” (FASRAT). Australasian Journal on Ageing. DOI:10.1111/ajag.12006.

Bauer, M., Fetherstonhaugh, D., & Lewis, V. (2012). Assessing the quality of staff-family relationships in the Australian residential aged care setting: development and evaluation of the Family and Staff Relationship Implementation Tool (FASRIT). International Journal of Person-Centered Medicine, 2(3) 564-567.

Bauer, M., & Fetherstonhaugh, D. Tarzia, L. Nay, R. Wellman, D. & Beattie, E. (2012). I always look under the bed for a man.” Needs and barriers to the expression of sexuality in residential aged care: The views of residents with and without dementia. Psychology and Sexuality. DOI:10.1080/19419899.12.713869.

Bauer. M., McAuliffe, L., Nay R. & Chenco, C. (2012). Sexuality in older adults: Effect of an education intervention on attitudes of residential aged care staff. Educational Gerontology, 39:2, 82-91.

Bauer, M. Rayner, R. Koch, S. & Chenco,C. (2012). The use of multi-sensory therapies as interventions to manage dementia related behaviours in the aged care setting: A survey of one Australian state. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, 3061-3069.

Bauer, M. & Rayner, J.  (2012). The use of complementary and alternative medicine in residential aged care: A review of the literature.  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 18(11), 989-993.

Tarzia, L., Fetherstonhaugh, D., & Bauer, M. (2012). “Dementia, Sexuality and Consent in Residential Aged Care Facilities”, Journal of Medical Ethics, 38, 609-613.

Bauer, M. (2012). Relationships between patients, informal caregivers and health professionals in care homes. Commentary on Lindahl B, et al. A meta-synthesis describing the relationships between patients, informal caregivers and health professionals in home-care settings. J. Clin Nurs. 2011 Feb;20 (3-4):454-63. Evidence Based Nursing, 15 (1), 28-29.

Bauer, M., & Nay, R. (2011). The promotion of collaborative family–staff relationships in low care facilities: The views of the family. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(6), 1232–1241.

Bauer, M.,  Fitzgerald, L., & Koch, S. (2011). Hospital discharge as experienced by family carers of people with dementia: A case for quality improvement. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 33 (6) pp 9-16.

Bauer, M, Fitzgerald, L. & Koch S. (2011). How family carers view hospital discharge planning for the older person with a dementia. Dementia: The international journal of social research and practice, 10, 317-323.

Fitzgerald, L. Bauer, M, Koch, S, & King S. (2011). Hospital discharge: recommendations for performance improvement for family carers of people with dementia. Australian Health Review, 35 (3), 364-370.

McAuliffe, L, Bauer, M, & Nay, R (2010). Sex in the city (and the country): Staff knowledge and attitudes towards sexuality in the residential aged care setting. Australasian Journal on Ageing, Vol 29 Supplement 2, p26.

Bauer, M., Rayner, J. & Koch S. 2010. Managing dementia in residential aged care using Snoezelen and other multi-sensory therapies. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 (Supp 1), p44.

Bauer, M., Nay, R., Fetherstonhaugh, D., Bathgate T., Winbolt, M & McAuliffe, L. (2010). Promoting improved staff-family relationships in residential aged care. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 (Supp 1), p133.

Fetherstonhaugh, D., Nay, R., Bauer, M., Winbolt, M. & Edvardsson, D. (2010). Translating rhetoric about person-centredness into practice in care of older people with dementia. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19 (Supp 1), p139.

Haesler, E., Bauer, M., & Nay, R. (2010). Factors associated with constructive nursing staff-family relationships in the care of older adults in the institutional setting: An update to a systematic review. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 8 (2), 1744-1609.

Bauer, M, & Fitzgerald L. (2010). Response to Manthorpe, J’s commentary on Bauer, M, Fitzgerald, L, Haesler, E & Manfrin, M. (2009) Hospital discharge planning for frail older people and their family. Are we delivering best practice? A review of the evidence. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18, 2539–2546. p1173-1174.

Bauer, M., Nay, R., & McAuliffe, L. (2009). Catering to love, sex and intimacy in residential aged care: What information is provided to consumers? Sexuality and Disability, 27, 3-9.

Bauer, M., Fitzgerald, L., Haesler, E., & Manfrin, M. (2009). Hospital discharge planning for frail older people and their family. Are we delivering best practice? A review of the evidence. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18 (18),  2539-2546.

Bauer, M., McAuliffe, L., Nay, R., & Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2009).  Sex in the City and Older People. XIXth International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) world Congress. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, Vol. 13 Supplement 1, S173.

Bauer, M. (2007). Nursing home carers’ constructions of the family: a typology of challenging behaviors International Journal of Older People Nursing, 2, 213-218.

Haesler, E., Bauer, M., & Nay, R. (2007). Staff-family relationships in the care of older people: a report on a systematic review. Research in Nursing & Health, 30, 385-398.

Bauer, M., & McKenzie, G. (2007). Using agar to teach the importance of hand hygiene. Nurse Educator, 32(6), 236-237.  

Bauer, M., McAuliffe, L., & Nay, R. (2007). Sexuality, health care and the older person: An overview of the literature. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 2, 63-68.

McAuliffe, L., Bauer, M., & Nay, R. (2007). Barriers to the expression of sexuality in the older person: The role of the health professional. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 2, 69-75. 

Nay, R., McAuliffe, L., & Bauer, M. (2007). Sexuality: From Stigma, Stereotypes and Secrecy to Coming Out, Communication and Choice. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 2, 76-80.

Bauer, M. (2006). Collaboration and Control: Nurses' constructions of the role of family in Nursing Home care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 54(1), 45-52.  

Haesler, E., Bauer, M., & Nay, R. (2006). Factors associated with constructive nursing staff-family relationships in the care of older adults in the institutional setting. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 4, 288-336.     

Reports

Bauer, M., McDonald, E. Fetherstonhaugh D. (March 2014). Development of an evidence-based on-line resource package to improve staff-family relationships for people with dementia living in residential aged care. Final report. Alzheimer’s Australia National Quality Dementia Care Initiative.qualitydementiacare.org.au/project/improving-staff-family-relationships-for-people-with-dementia-living-in-residential-aged-care/

Nay, R., Fetherstonhaugh, D., Bauer, M., Moyle, W., McAuliffe, L. & Hart, C. (2013). The social participation of carers of people with dementia. Final Report. Dementia Collaborative Research Centres- Carers and Consumers.

Bauer, M. Fethestonhaugh, D., Tarzia, L. Nay, R., Beattie, E.,Wellman, D. (Dec. 2013). Responding to sexuality in residential aged care: The development of an assessment tool for people with dementia. Final Report. Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)- Carers and Consumers. www.dementiaresearch.org.au/images/dcrc/pdf/DCRC%20Formatted%20SEXAT%20Jan%2010%202014.pdf

Fetherstonhaugh D, Tarzia L, Bauer M, Nay R, & Beattie E. (2013). The experiences and processes of decision making for direct staff in residential aged care facilities when the person about whom decisions are to be made has a diagnosis of dementia, Research Report. Dementia Collaborative Research Centres- Carers and Consumers.

Fetherstonhaugh, D., Winbolt, M., Bauer, M., Nay, R., Taylor, M. & Edvardsson, D. (2013). Comprehensive health assessment of the older person. Summary report. Department of Health Victoria, www.health.vic.gov.au/agedcare/publications/assess/downloads/cha_summary.pdf

Fetherstonhaugh, D. Nay, R. Winbolt, M. Bauer, M. Taylor, M & Edvardsson, D. (2011). Development, provision and evaluation of interdisciplinary training to staff in Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services across Victoria covering comprehensive health assessment of the older person. Summary Report Victorian Department of Health. 

Bauer, M., Rayner, J. & Koch S. (August 2011). Description and evaluation of Snoezelen therapy for managing dementia behaviours in Victorian residental aged care services.  Final Report. JO & JR Wicking Trust.

Fetherstonhaugh, D., Nay, R., Winbolt, M., Bauer, M., Taylor, M & Edvardsson, D. Development, provision and evaluation of interdisciplinary training to staff in Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services across Victoria covering comprehensive health assessment of the older person. (2011) Final Report Victorian Department of Health.

Nay, R. Fetherstonhaugh, D. Winbolt, M. Bauer, M. Wells, Y. Ibrahim, J, Bathgate, T. Herd, A (November 2010). Strengthening Care Outcomes for Residents with Evidence (SCORE). Summary Report Victorian Department of Health http://www.health.vic.gov.au/agedcare/downloads/score/score_summary.pdf

Nay, R. Fetherstonhaugh, D. Winbolt, M. Bauer, M. Wells, Y. Ibrahim, J, Bathgate, T. Herd, A (November 2010). Strengthening Care Outcomes for Residents with Evidence (SCORE). Final Report Victorian Department of Health.

Bauer, M., Nay, R. Bathgate, T.,  Fetherstonhaugh, D., Winbolt, M., McAuliffe, L.  (March 2009). Constructive Staff/ Family Relationships In Residential Aged Care. Final Report, Department of Health and Ageing. ISBN 1-74186-991-9.

Bauer, M., Fitzgerald, L., Koch, S. King, S. (March 2009).  Improving hospital discharge preparation and support for families of patients with dementia. Final Reprt, Alzheimer’s Australia Research Dementia Grant.

Koch, S., Nay, R., Koch, B., Bauer, M., Wilson, J., & McAuliffe, L., (2005). Report on the feasibility of developing a standards rating system for all Australian government aged care homes, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. ISBN 1-74186-149-7.

Other

Bauer, M & Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2016). Sexuality and people in residential aged care facilities: A guide for partners and families.  Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC).

Fetherstonhaugh, D., Garratt, S., & Bauer, M. (2012). Supporting families and friends of older people living in residential aged care consumer monograph. Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC). ISBN 978-0-9873121- 1-2. Available in Arabic, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Spanish, Macedonian, Russian.

Family and Staff Relationship Attitude Tool (FASRAT)" and "Notes on scoring of the family and staff relationship attitude tool (FASRAT)"

"Family and Staff Relationship Implementation Tool (FASRIT)" and "Notes on scoring of the family and staff relationship Implementation tool (FASRIT)"

"Sexuality Assessment Tool (SexAT) for residential aged care facilities"

Research projects

Research Projects (2009 on)

Fetherstonhaugh, D. Bauer, M. Haesler, E., Poulos, C., & Hill, K. (2015). Functional decline and people with dementia systematic review. Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)-Carers and Consumers.

Fetherstonhaugh, D., Bauer, M. & Rayner, J. (2015). Decision making aid for the carers of people with dementia. Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)-Carers and Consumers.

Bauer, M. Rayner, J. Fetherstonhaugh, D. & While, C.  (2014-2015). An education package for Personal Care Workers (PCWs) in residential aged care facilities to improve their ability to recognise and report changes in resident’s health. Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. 

Bauer, M., Fetherstonhaugh, D., Blackberry, I., Farmer, J., Morley, C. & Morgan, D. (2015). Identifying support needs to improve rural dementia services: A Delphi consultation study.  Building Healthy Communities Research Focus Area, La Trobe University

Bauer, M., Fitzgerald, L. & Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2013). The development of an evidence based discharge intervention tool to improve hospital discharge practices for people with dementia and their family. Nurses Board of Victoria Legacy Limited.

Bauer, M. Nay, R., Fetherstonhaugh, D. & Tarzia, L. (2013). Knowledge Translation: A family carer and consumer guide to intimacy and sexuality in residential aged care. Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)-Carers and Consumers.

Tarzia, L., Bauer, M. & Fethertonhaugh, D (2013). What factors promote or inhibit the recognition of sexuality as a component of health care for older people?: A systematic review of the literature. La Trobe University, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Fetherstonhaugh, D. Tarzia, L. Bauer, M. Shanley, C. & Beattie, E. (2013). Proxy decision making on behalf of people with dementia – how do surrogates decide? Australian Government Dementia Initiative, Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)-Carers and Consumers.

Fetherstonhaugh, D. Bauer, M. Nay, R. Winbolt, M & Taylor, M (2012). Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Older Person. Victorian Department of Health.

Fetherstonhaugh, D., Bauer, M, Nay, R., Winbolt, M. Taylor, M. (2011). Comprehensive Health assessment of the Older Person. Victorian Department of Health.

Bauer, M. Nay, R., Fetherstonhaugh, D, Tarzia., Moyle, W. Jones, C. Andrews, S. Robinson, A.  (2011-2013). Development of an evidence-based on-line resource package to improve staff-family relationships for people with dementia living in residential aged care. Alzheimer’s Australia National Quality Dementia Care Initiative.

Winbolt, M., Bauer, M., Lewis, V., Parslow, R., Fetherstonhaugh,. D. Waddell, W., Desmond, T., & Gatehouse, B. (2011). The impact of personalised MP3 content on quality of life and perceived carer burden of family carers of people with living with dementia who exhibit behavioural and psychological symptoms in the community. Southern Cross Care, (Vic).

Fetherstonhaugh, D., Moyle, W., Bauer, M., Nay, R. & Howard, M. (2011-2013). The social participation of carers of people with dementia. Australian Government Dementia Initiative, Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)-Carers and Consumers.

Fetherstonhaugh, D., Bauer, M., Nay, R., Rees, G. & Beattie, E. (2011-2013). The experiences and processes for decision-making by direct care staff in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) when the person about whom the decisions are to be made has a diagnosis of dementia. Australian Government Dementia Initiative, Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)-Carers and Consumers.

McAuliffe, L. Fetherstonhaugh, D. Bauer, M. & Nay, R. (2011). 'Pain in older adults with dementia: Development of a tool to measure nursing staff knowledge and attitudes'. La Trobe University, Faculty of Health Sciences.

McAuliffe, L. Bauer, M & Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2011). Assessment documentation in residential aged care: Do facilities consider the sexual health and sexual needs of residents? La Trobe University, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Nay, R. Bauer, M. Winbolt, M., Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2011). Development and provision of interdisciplinary training to staff in Public Sector Residential Aged Care Services across Victoria covering comprehensive health assessment of the older person. Victorian Department of Health.

Bauer, M., Nay, R., Fetherstonhaugh, D., McAuliffe, L. (2010-2012). Responding to sexuality in residential aged care: The development of an assessment tool for people with dementia. Australian Government Dementia Initiative, Dementia Collaborative Research Centres- Carers and Consumers. www.dementia.unsw.edu.au/images/dcrc/output-files/678-sexat_v050813.pdf

Moyle, W. Beattie,E. Gardner, A.  & Smyth, W. (QLD); Nay, R & Bauer, M. (VIC) M. Bramble, A.Robinson & M Fitzgerald (TAS). (2010). Family Involvement in Care of People with Dementia in Acute Care.  Australian Government Dementia Initiative, Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC)-Carers and Consumers.

Bauer, M., Fetherstonhaugh, D., McAuliffe, L. (2009). The development of a valid and reliable survey tool to measure the constructiveness of staff-family relationships in Australian residential aged care settings from the perspective of staff. La Trobe University, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Bauer, M., Koch, S., Rayner, J. (2009) The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in Victorian residential aged-care facilities. La Trobe University, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Nay, R., Fetherstonhaugh, D., Wells, Y., Koch, S., Ibrahim, J, Winbolt, M., McAuliffe, L., Bauer, M.,  Herd, A.  Strengthening Care Outcomes for Residents with Evidence (SCORE).  Victorian Department of Human Services.

Bauer, M., Rayner, J., Koch, S., Ellis, J. (2008-2010). Description and evaluation of the use of Snoezelen therapy for dementia in Victorian residential aged-care centres. The J.O & J. R Wicking Trust.  

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