ePub Leading Issues in Social Knowledge Management

ePub   Leading Issues in Social Knowledge Management
Author: David Gurteen
Publsiher: Academic Conferences Limited
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ePub Leading Issues in Social Knowledge Management Book Excerpt:

Perhaps one of the most surprising if not actually unsettling things about the Internet and the Web is that there is always something new on the horizon and that it is very difficult to see where this new technology will take us. When ICT was just about big computers and organisational systems it was pretty obvious where the technology was moving us. We all knew about Moore’s Law and that we were going to have greater capacity, smaller and faster devices every year. And during the 1990s and the first decade of the third millennium we all became used to what the Internet and the Web had to offer. But Social Software in the form of Web 2.0 is different. It has put technology in the hands of people who we would never have given it a second thought a few years ago. Leading Issues in Social Knowledge Management contains leading edge research which addresses some of the main issues for those of us who want to use Social Software in a Knowledge Management context or who want to study it or research it. There are 10 research papers as well as an introduction from David Gurteen who is a leading thinker in this field.

ePub Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on on Intellectual Capital

ePub   Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on on Intellectual Capital
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Conferences Limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1908272325
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ePub European Conference on Social Media

ePub   European Conference on Social Media
Author: Sue Greener,Asher Rospigliosi
Publsiher: Academic Conferences Limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-11-07
ISBN: 191030929X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dynamic Supply Chains ePub

Dynamic Supply Chains ePub
Author: John Gattorna
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-07-25
ISBN: 027374884X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamic Supply Chains ePub Book Excerpt:

“John Gattorna is one of the most original thinkers in the fast-changing arena of supply chain management. He has pioneered the idea of dynamic alignmentwhich is so powerfully presented in this ground-breaking book.” Martin Christopher, Professor of Marketing & Logistics, Cranfield School of Management Supply chains are at the heart of competitive advantage in business today. If supply chains are managed successfully, companies will be able to deliver their products and services to customers in a smart, cost-effective way. The key to successful supply chain management is recognising that it’s people who really drive the living supply chains that are at the heart of businesses. Supply chains are powered by the energy and expertise of employees and suppliers and by the changing wants and needs of customers. John Gattorna calls this principle of matching changing customer needs and desires with different supply chain strategies dynamic alignment. To secure space in a new market, to grow or keep existing markets companies have to get their products out there faster. They need to be the first with new products and services and the first to match them with particular customer groups. The dynamic alignment model gives a structured way of linking customer expectations to the operational side of business while maintaining the flexibility to systematically modify fulfilment processes as customers inevitably change their buying preferences.

ePub Research Supervision for Supervisors and Their Students

ePub   Research Supervision for Supervisors and Their Students
Author: Dan Remenyi,Arthur Money
Publsiher: Academic Conferences Limited
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1908272961
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ePub Research Supervision for Supervisors and Their Students Book Excerpt:

The book discusses in detail how masters and doctorial degrees are evaluated and gives tips on how to be sure that the examiners will be satisfied with both the dissertation and during the viva. This book offers sound advice to both supervisors and their students, as to how to navigate their way through all the issues they have to face.

Perioperative Nursing EBook epub

Perioperative Nursing   EBook epub
Author: Lois Hamlin,Menna Davies,Marilyn Richardson-Tench,Sally Sutherland-Fraser
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN: 0729585506
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perioperative Nursing EBook epub Book Excerpt:

Perioperative Nursing 2e has been written by local leaders in perioperative nursing and continues to deliver a contemporary, practical text for Australian and New Zealand perioperative nurses. Appropriate for nursing students and graduates entering the perioperative environment, Perioperative Nursing, 2e offers a sound foundational knowledge base to underpin a perioperative nursing career. This unique text will also be of value to those undertaking postgraduate perioperative studies, as well as to more experienced perioperative nurses seeking to refresh their knowledge or expand their nursing practice. This essential title examines the roles and responsibilities of nurses working within a perioperative environment, providing an overview of key concepts in perioperative care. The scope of this book addresses anaesthetic, intraoperative and postanaesthetic recovery care, as well as day surgery and evolving perioperative practices and environments. Research boxes where appropriate Feature boxes on special populations, such as paediatric, geriatric and bariatric patients Emphasis is placed on the concept of the patient journey, working within interprofessional teams, communication, teamwork, patient and staff safety, risk management strategies and medico-legal considerations. Now endorsed by ACORN Aligns with the 2016 ACORN and PNC NZNO Standards Reflects the latest national and international standards, including the NSQHS Standards, the new NMBA Standards for Practice for Registered and Enrolled Nurses and the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Includes two new chapters: The perioperative team and interdisciplinary collaboration and Perioperative patient safety Supporting online resources are available on evolve.

Stories in Midwifery epub

Stories in Midwifery   epub
Author: Christine Catling,Allison Cummins,Rosemarie Hogan
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN: 0729588912
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stories in Midwifery epub Book Excerpt:

Stories in Midwifery 2nd edition presents an insightful collection of personal stories as told by a range of women, midwives, students, health professionals and family members. This unique resource offers midwifery students and practicing midwives an extraordinary perspective on a range of topics related to birthing and midwifery, including continuity of care, perinatal mental health, complex pregnancies, homebirth, and assisted reproductive techniques, among others. Available as a print or eBook this valuable resource builds empathy and understanding, and provides examples of innovative approaches to woman-centred care with a focus on reflection, inquiry and action. The teaching and learning strategies assist in developing skills, attitudes and mindfulness for working in partnership with women in various settings including the home, community, hospitals, clinics and birth centres. Most importantly, Stories in Midwifery provides a much-needed consumer voice for women, their families, and their midwives. • Including 18 chapters, each presenting a variety of stories from women, midwives, and families around a range of topics related to birthing and midwifery. • 24 video stories embedded in the eBook present personal accounts from a range of lived experiences. • Reflection, inquiry and action provide the framework for the teaching and learning strategies for each story, aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. • Weblinks, references and readings are included for further reading and research. • Transcripts of all interviews are included in the back of the book • An eBook included in all print purchases

Nutrition and Health in a Developing World

Nutrition and Health in a Developing World
Author: Saskia de Pee,Douglas Taren,Martin W. Bloem
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 827
Release: 2017-02-13
ISBN: 3319437399
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition and Health in a Developing World Book Excerpt:

This third edition reviews the epidemiology, policies, programs and outcome indicators that are used to determine improvements in nutrition and health that lead to development. This greatly expanded third edition provides policy makers, nutritionists, students, scientists, and professionals with the most recent and up-to-date knowledge regarding major health and nutritional problems in developing countries. Policies and programs that address the social and economic determinants of nutrition and health are now gaining in importance as methods to improve the status of the most vulnerable people in the world. This volume provides the most current research and strategies so that policy makers, program managers, researchers and students have knowledge and resources that they can use to advance methods for improving the public’s health and the development of nations. The third edition of Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries takes on a new context where the word “developing” is now a verb and not an adjective.

The Social Psychology of Organizations

The Social Psychology of Organizations
Author: Joanna Wilde
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN: 1317585402
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Psychology of Organizations Book Excerpt:

Healthy and successful organizations require the people who work within them to be happy, resilient and creative. Just as a human body is undermined if it suffers from sickness, so an organization can only function fully if the people who work within it feel engagement and well-being, and any toxic influences which shape or burden their working lives are resolved This important new title provides a much-needed overview not only of what it means for an organization to be weakened by pervasive psychological influences within the working environment, but also how this dysfunction can be addressed through psychological interventions. The book is split into three core sections: Toxicity and Dysfunction in the workplace, outlining structural, behavioural, emotional and cognitive sources of toxicity that undermine organizations Principles of the healthy workplace, outlining core concepts of belonging, contribution and meaning from which organizations in turn benefit Creating the healthy workplace, outlining a range of approaches to addressing organizational toxicity, including design thinking, positive psychology, and evidence-based approaches. Written by a practicing organizational psychologist, and including case studies to illustrate how toxicity at the micro level can impact upon wider organizational goals, the book draws on a wide range of literature to provide an accessible, focussed understanding of how the individual psychological experiences of working people can have wider consequences for an organization, and how interventions within that process can address these issues. It is ideal reading for students and researchers of occupational or organizational psychology, organizational behaviour, business and management and HRM.

Cancer Metabolism Current Knowledge and Perspectives

Cancer Metabolism  Current Knowledge and Perspectives
Author: Leonardo Freire-de-Lima,Lucia Mendonça-Previato,Luciana Boffoni Gentile
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2019-10-23
ISBN: 2889459896
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nutritional Management of Cancer Treatment Effects

Nutritional Management of Cancer Treatment Effects
Author: Nagi B. Kumar
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2012-02-18
ISBN: 3642272320
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutritional Management of Cancer Treatment Effects Book Excerpt:

Malnutrition and its related symptoms are both frequent and deleterious effects of cancer treatment. Despite the importance of targeted nutritional interventions in ameliorating these effects, however, publications providing up-to-date information on novel nutritional approaches and strategies are lacking. This book is intended to fill the void by describing and evaluating in detail the nutritional strategies that may be employed to alleviate a wide variety of cancer treatment effects. The guidance provided will help to improve the survival and quality of life of cancer patients, and has the potential to dramatically affect how evidence-based clinical practice is established and improved over the coming decade. The author is a distinguished expert in the field who has more than 25 years of experience in oncology nutrition and has been involved in establishing and implementing a Clinical Nutrition Oncology Program.

What is Social and Embodied About Situated Embodied Social Cognition Current Issues and Perspectives

What is Social and Embodied About Situated Embodied Social Cognition  Current Issues and Perspectives
Author: Lionel Brunel,Nicolas Morgado,Francois Quesque,Oulmann Zerhouni,Claudia Gianelli
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN: 2889455769
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services

Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services
Author: G.A. Tsihrintzis,M. Virvou,T. Watanabe
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-06-07
ISBN: 1614992622
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services Book Excerpt:

At a time when computers are more widespread than ever, intelligent interactive systems have become a necessity. The term ‘multimedia systems’ refers to the coordinated storage, processing, transmission and retrieval of multiple forms of information, such as audio, image, video, animation, graphics and text. The growth of multimedia services has been exponential, as technological progress keeps up with the consumer’s need for content. The solution of 'one fits all' is no longer appropriate for the wide ranges of users with various backgrounds and needs, so one important goal of many intelligent interactive systems is dynamic personalization and adaptivity to users. This book presents 37 papers summarizing the work and new research results presented at the 6th International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services (KES-IIMSS2013), held in Sesimbra, Portugal, in June 2013. The conference series focuses on research in the fields of intelligent interactive multimedia systems and services and provides an internationally respected forum for scientific research in related technologies and applications.

Stigma and Prejudice

Stigma and Prejudice
Author: Ranna Parekh,Ed W. Childs
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2016-06-02
ISBN: 3319275801
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stigma and Prejudice Book Excerpt:

In this innovative title, the authors describe unique patient populations affected by stigma and prejudice and the prevalence of these issues to all healthcare providers. Each chapter covers the forms of prejudice and stigma associated with minority statuses, including religious minorities, the homeless, as well as those stigmatized by medical serious medical conditions, such HIV/AIDS, obesity, and substance misuse disorders. The chapters focus on the importance of recognizing biological differences and similarities within such groups and describes the challenges and best practices for optimum healthcare outcomes. The text describes innovative ways to connect in a clinical setting with people of diverse backgrounds. The text also covers future directions and areas of research and innovative clinical work being done. Written by experts in the field, Stigma and Prejudice is an excellent resource for psychiatrist, psychologists, general physicians, social workers, and all other medical professionals working with stigmatized populations.

Effective Knowledge Management for Law Firms

Effective Knowledge Management for Law Firms
Author: Matthew Parsons
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2004-07-01
ISBN: 0195169689
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Knowledge Management for Law Firms Book Excerpt:

While there is significant interest in knowledge management as it applies to legal environments, there are very few books specifically focused on this topic. In Effective Knowledge Management For Law Firms, Matthew Parsons expertly fills this gap by drawing on his work with a leading commercial law firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques. He examines how law firms can implement a knowledge strategy to support their business strategy, rather than getting beguiled by fads and technology. Parsons first outlines the terrain, including what knowledge management means, the business and economics of law firms, and how lawyers work as knowledge workers. He then introduces a methodology for creating and implementing law firm knowledge strategy, which combines for the first time the interrelated aspects of recruiting, training, research, document production, information management, and digital knowledge strategy. Parsons goes beyond theories to provide detailed, practical help for the analysis, implementation, and measurement of performance-increasing initiatives. This book will be an invaluable resource for all those involved with the management and leadership of law firms and knowledge management initiatives.

Digital supported workflow of orthopedic surgeries

Digital supported workflow of orthopedic surgeries
Author: Benjamin Lahmann
Publsiher: PubliQation
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 3745870530
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital supported workflow of orthopedic surgeries Book Excerpt:

German hospitals are increasingly being asked to improve efficiency while striving to enhance the quality of standards that will afford a high level of patient safety and quality in the treatment process. The main objective of this Ph.D. thesis was to analyze whether digital support software used during surgery has a positive effect on selected clinical process and quality ratios in orthopedics. Two retrospective case-control studies of 383 hip joint endoprosthetic implantations and 297 knee joint endoprosthetic implantations were conducted at a German hospital between 2015 and 2020. Statistically significant results were evaluated commercially within the framework of the German diagnosis-related groups. Results show that the use of digitally assisted surgery leads to significantly shorter hospital stays and reduces postoperative complications, which in turn has a direct impact on treatment costs and hospital revenues.

Cottrell and Patel s Neuroanesthesia E Book

Cottrell and Patel   s Neuroanesthesia E Book
Author: James E. Cottrell,Piyush Patel
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-08-24
ISBN: 0323461123
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cottrell and Patel s Neuroanesthesia E Book Book Excerpt:

Featuring new co-editor Piyush Patel, MD, the updated edition of Cottrell and Patel's Neuroanesthesia continues to serve as the definitive reference on this important field of medicine. Clinically oriented chapters are clearly organized and cover key clinical points, case presentations, and discussions, delivering the complete and authoritative guidance you need to ensure optimal perioperative safety for neurosurgical patients. Integrates current scientific principles with the newest clinical applications. Explains what to do under any set of circumstances, the logic behind why it should be done, and how to avoid complications. Clear conceptual illustrations make complex concepts easier to understand at a glance. Comprehensive and broad coverage of all important aspects of neuroanesthesia enables you to find reliable answers to any clinical question. Access brand-new information to keep you current! All chapters have been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest developments in neurosurgical anesthesia. A completely reorganized TOC offers easier access to information. Covers the latest advances in neuromodality monitoring — brain tissue oxygenation oximetry; microdialysis; and depth of anesthesia. Includes a brand-new chapter on end-of-life care and the diagnosis and management of brain death, as well as a new chapter on minimally invasive techniques. New information on Parkinson’s disease has been added to the chapter on Awake Craniotomy.

The Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Care

The Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Care
Author: Abdul Kader Mohiuddin
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1627343083
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Care Book Excerpt:

The goal of a high quality, cost-effective and accessible health care for patients is achieved through constructing a team-based and patient-centered health care delivery system. The expanded role of pharmacists uplifts them to patient care from dispensing and manufacturing or marketing of drugs. Along with doctors and allied health professionals, pharmacists are increasingly recognized as an integral part of the patient care team. Furthermore, colleges of pharmacy need to revise and up-date their curricula to accommodate the progressively increasing development in the pharmaceutical education and the evolving new roles of practicing pharmacists in patient care settings. This book focuses on the expanded role of the pharmacists in total patient care including prescribing, dispensing, compounding, administering and monitoring of drugs at home, hospital, community, hospice, critical care, changeover and other care settings. The sector is emerging in both developed and under-developed countries. Overburdened by patient loads and the explosion of new drugs physicians turned to pharmacists more and more for drug information especially within institutional settings. And today’s patient care pharmacists are taking more interests in medication review and reconciliation, patient education and counseling, creating drug therapy regimen and monitoring compliance. The purpose of this book is to guide the pharmacists in their daily interactions with patients and to ensure collaboration with other health professionals. The contents are mostly based on recently published articles related to patient care, with most recent ideas and activities followed by the patient care pharmacists around the globe. However, a pharmacist implements the care plan in collaboration with other health care professionals and the patient or caregiver. Along with professional guidelines, the book discusses the concepts and best practices of patient interaction, patient rights, and ethical decision-making for the professional pharmacist, apprentice and student. In every chapter, the role of pharmacists in that chapter specific issues are detailed explicitly so that a professional pharmacist or a student can figure out his or her do’s and don’ts in that specific situation. Moreover, further reading references are listed as future recommendations. So, the book is an archive of potential references too. Among so many books about patient care, either doctors’ or nurses’ roles are highlighted. The proposed book highlights the pharmacists’ roles and responsibilities to the most, separated from those of doctors and nurses, with the most recent information obtained from most publications in several journals, books, bulletins, newsletter, magazines etc.

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure NHERI 2016 2020 Mitigating the Impact of Natural Hazards on Civil Infrastructure and Communities

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure  NHERI  2016 2020  Mitigating the Impact of Natural Hazards on Civil Infrastructure and Communities
Author: Julio Alfonso Ramirez,Marcial Blondet,Carlos Estuardo Ventura,Katrin Beyer,Tiziana Rossetto,Michael Keith Lindell,Franklin Lombardo
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-08-18
ISBN: 2889711862
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure NHERI 2016 2020 Mitigating the Impact of Natural Hazards on Civil Infrastructure and Communities Book Excerpt:

Bariatric Psychology and Psychiatry

Bariatric Psychology and Psychiatry
Author: Alfonso Troisi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020-05-07
ISBN: 3030448347
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bariatric Psychology and Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

This book offers a step-by-step guide to mental health assessment for bariatric surgery patients. A general introduction explains the concepts of bariatric psychology and psychiatry, their relevance in contemporary bariatric surgery, and reasons to include psychologists and psychiatrists in multidisciplinary teams taking care of bariatric patients. The following four chapters address the aspects of mental health that are investigated by bariatric psychology. The psychological processes analyzed here play a major role in influencing patients’ perception of the outcomes of bariatric surgery and in determining their commitment to lifestyle changes and follow-up programs. The second part of the book includes nine chapters addressing the clinical conditions relevant to bariatric psychiatry. For each condition, the major focus is on the impact of psychopathology on bariatric surgery outcomes (weight loss, weight regain, quality of life) and the impact of surgery on its course (remission, worsening, de novo onset). Each chapter in this part includes a discussion of the diagnostic instruments (i.e., structured interviews, clinician-rated tests, and patient-rated tests) that should be used to obtain a valid assessment of the patient’s mental status. Separate chapters focus on psychiatric complications (e.g., suicide and addiction transfer) and psychological problems related to quality of life (e.g., body image dissatisfaction) that may emerge postoperatively. Data on these postsurgery conditions has been reported only recently and, therefore, no published book deals with them. The final chapter offers an overview of unsolved issues in bariatric psychology and psychiatry and reviews emerging research findings that are likely to change assessment and care of bariatric patients’ mental health in the near future. Given its scope—and its wealth of tables, diagrams, mnemonics, and key fact boxes—the book will be an invaluable reference tool for clinicians.