Problem Solving For Better Health

Author by : The Health Foundation
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Problem Solving For Better Health

Author by : Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Problem Solving for Better Healthcovers human potential and possibilities for change in a global environment where health issues have now reached crisis proportions. Through the Dreyfus Health Foundation's Problem Solving for Better HealthÆ and related programs, this book presents innovative methodologies that promote grass-roots solutions to pressing health issues. A progress report and call to further action, the book speaks to such issues in 27 countries, including the United States. With contributions from Dreyfus Health Foundation international program leaders and esteemed health care practitioners and educators, Problem Solving for Better Health presents practical interventions through community and institutional initiatives to improve health and quality of life. The tools presented are currently integrated into nursing and medical curricula internationally, including 75 medical institutions in India and 20 in China. This book is an essential resource for doctors, nurses, public health care providers, and individuals working at the community, institutional, and policy levels. Co-publication with the Dreyfus Health Foundation, this book: Offers new approaches to health challenges at the local level for teachers and students in nursing, public health, medicine, and health policy programs Provides useful problem-solving tools now in use in various settings internationally Gives examples of interventions that have influenced policy in and across institutions and at the national level Incorporates perspectives from international health leaders


Mathematics For Health Professionals

Author by : Ida Marie Martinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : THE FIRST BOOK TO PRESENT THE SUCCESSES, CHALLENGES, AND OPPORTUNITIES OF GLOBAL HEALTH NURSING This text is designed specifically for nurses and nursing students who have an interest in global health as a specialty, regardless of experience or education level. It reflects both the unique contributions of the nursing profession and of other disciplines, which is in keeping with the editors' perspective on how to bring about lasting change. The text views global health through a nursing lens, but maintains this awareness and appreciation of interprofessionalism throughout. The editors and contributors have firsthand experience of the complex dynamics in achieving global health, and bring a wealth of knowledge to this important field, which has grown as a course and specialty. The text depicts the worldwide expansion of nursing partnerships between resource-rich and resource-limited countries, discusses challenges and obstacles, and provides cases and guidance on how to achieve global health. It will appeal to all nurses, from student nurses embarking on a global health experience to more experienced global health nurses who offer professional nursing expertise from around the world. The text responds to a recent WHO mandate, which seeks the input of nurses and midwives as part of an interprofessional team of key strategists for facilitating global health. "The Lancet" report is also an important document used throughout the text, and an interview with Dr. Julio Frenk, author of that report, is included. Social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental factors--including climate change--are integrated into determinants of global health. The text covers the foundations of global health, including the emerging concept of climate justice, the ethical context of global health, and the importance of interprofessional education. It addresses key issues of global health with a focus on poor and vulnerable individuals--particularly women and children--and those living in areas of conflict. In addition to describing notable accomplishments toward achieving global health, the book focuses on the need for increasing access to primary care, improving clinical practice through expanded education, and engaging interdisciplinary researchers in discovery of viable solutions. The book includes the perspectives of nurses and colleagues from other disciplines in both resource-rich and resource-limited countries. References provide resources for additional study, and PowerPoint slides and a test bank for instructors accompany the text. KEY FEATURES Case studies depict real-world experiences Presents firsthand knowledge of global health dynamics, challenges, and opportunities Provides a wealth of information from multiple perspectives Authored by contributors across a variety of clinical and academic roles who are experienced in global health nursing and global health Includes chapters written by nurses from both resource-limited and resource-rich countries Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN, is assistant professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, in Boston, Massachusetts, where she teaches accelerated BSN students. She completed her BS in biology at Salem State University, an MSN in critical care nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and a PhD in nursing at Boston College Connell School of Nursing. Her research area is the nurse's role in treatment decision making in seriously ill adults. Her clinical interests are cardiac surgical and critical care nursing. Dr. Breakey's global nursing efforts are focused on prevention and treatment of rheumatic heart disease in resource-limited settings. She is a leader in Team Heart, a nonprofit organization that works in Rwanda. Dr. Breakey led a team that developed the teaching modules, both written materials and videos, which were translated into Kinyarwanda language for their patients. She has also organized and participated in ongoing nursing professional development


Global Health Nursing In The 21st Century

Author by : Suellen Breakey, PhD, RN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : THE FIRST BOOK TO PRESENT THE SUCCESSES, CHALLENGES, AND OPPORTUNITIES OF GLOBAL HEALTH NURSING This text is designed specifically for nurses and nursing students who have an interest in global health as a specialty, regardless of experience or education level. It reflects both the unique contributions of the nursing profession and of other disciplines, which is in keeping with the editors’ perspective on how to bring about lasting change. The text views global health through a nursing lens, but maintains this awareness and appreciation of interprofessionalism throughout. The editors and contributors have firsthand experience of the complex dynamics in achieving global health, and bring a wealth of knowledge to this important field, which has grown as a course and specialty. The text depicts the worldwide expansion of nursing partnerships between resource-rich and resource-limited countries, discusses challenges and obstacles, and provides cases and guidance on how to achieve global health. It will appeal to all nurses, from student nurses embarking on a global health experience to more experienced global health nurses who offer professional nursing expertise from around the world. The text responds to a recent WHO mandate, which seeks the input of nurses and midwives as part of an interprofessional team of key strategists for facilitating global health. The Lancet report is also an important document used throughout the text, and an interview with Dr. Julio Frenk, author of that report, is included. Social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental factors—including climate change—are integrated into determinants of global health. The text covers the foundations of global health, including the emerging concept of climate justice, the ethical context of global health, and the importance of interprofessional education. It addresses key issues of global health with a focus on poor and vulnerable individuals—particularly women and children—and those living in areas of conflict. In addition to describing notable accomplishments toward achieving global health, the book focuses on the need for increasing access to primary care, improving clinical practice through expanded education, and engaging interdisciplinary researchers in discovery of viable solutions. The book includes the perspectives of nurses and colleagues from other disciplines in both resource-rich and resource-limited countries. References provide resources for additional study, and PowerPoint slides and a test bank for instructors accompany the text. KEY FEATURES Case studies depict real-world experiences Presents firsthand knowledge of global health dynamics, challenges, and opportunities Provides a wealth of information from multiple perspectives Authored by contributors across a variety of clinical and academic roles who are experienced in global health nursing and global health Includes chapters written by nurses from both resource-limited and resource-rich countries


Global Health Nursing

Author by : Michele Jean Upvall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : This innovative text for graduate and undergraduate nursing students fills a void in global health nursing literature by providing essential tools and strategies for building and sustaining productive international partnerships. Based on the premise that partnership is paramount for sustainable outcomes, the book demonstrates how nurses can build sustainable health programs that will improve health outcomes worldwide. Written by two highly experienced global nurses, the book offers expert guidance gained from many years of successful involvement in international collaboration that is supported by detailed real-life examples. It will be of particular interest to nurse educators who undertake projects with their students to ensure that both students and host partners are able to meet their collaborative goals. Additionally, the text provides information that will help nurse educators to perpetuate a successful educational program even after they depart or funding ends.


Public Health In The 21st Century 3 Volumes

Author by : Madelon L. Finkel
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : This extensive, cutting-edge compilation of essays on key public health topics is a must-read for professionals, students, and researchers, with topics focusing on the effects of climate change on health, global issues including treatment and prevention of diseases, health care policy issues, health care needs of special populations, gender-based violence, and current issues in ethics and human rights. • Contributions by more than 100 distinguished, international scholars • Numerous tables, charts, and figures depicting examples of health status • Contents grouped by subject for continuity and ease of reference • An extensive bibliography in each chapter


Better Health Wellbeing Professionals Ask Better Questions

Author by : Lindsay Tighe
Languange : en
Publisher by : eBookIt.com
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Description : Do you want to make a bigger difference in people's lives by enabling them to manage their own Health & Wellbeing? You have the ability to achieve this through one conscious act . . .by changing the way you communicate with people. Communication typically consists of too much TELLING and not enough ASKING, which inhibits people taking responsibility for their own lives. This 'easy read' book gives practical tips that will enable you to enhance your communication skills and professional practice so that you can empower patients/clients, resulting in more engagement and motivation towards self-care. Ultimately, this will lead to less dependence upon services that are already struggling to cope, as well as healthier and happier people in the world. Develop best practice in your communication, become a Potentialiser and bring out the best in your patients, clients and colleagues!


Giving Through Teaching

Author by : Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Giving Through Teaching presents compelling stories of nurse educators and their students who have given their time, talents, skills, and resources to make the world a better place. Sharing stories from more than 70 nurse educators, this unique book inspires nurses to continue the work of their peers and to tell their own stories. Highlighting the efforts of U.S. nurse educators both at home and abroad-from areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina to Iraq-the text showcases the diversity of the nursing profession itself. This collection of stories also examines how the knowledge and expertise of nurse educators can help to improve health care standards and achieve the United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), such as improving maternal health and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. A must-have book for current and future generations of nurse educators, Giving Through Teaching: Explores global- and U.S.-based education partnerships, with stories of nurses working to improve schools, hospitals, and communities around the world Helps readers build interpersonal relationships with others Includes stories from nurse educators who have been honored by their peers, including Legends of the American Academy of Nursing and recipients of the International Council of Nurses International Achievement Award Will contribute funds raised from book sales to scholarships for future nursing students through the NLN Foundation (NLNF)


World Report On Knowledge For Better Health

Author by : Anonimo
Languange : en
Publisher by : World Health Organization
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Description : This book reviews the current state of health research and concludes that: more investment is needed, research need to be managed more effectively to help strengthen health systems and build public confidence in science; stronger emphasis should be placed on translating knowledge into action. There are five sections: learning to improve health, gives an overview and some historical perspective; towards a scientific basis for health systems; strengthening health research systems; linking research to action; and recommendations and an action plan.


Nursing Leadership From The Outside In

Author by : Greer Glazer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : Print+CourseSmart


Poverty And Health A Crisis Among America S Most Vulnerable 2 Volumes

Author by : Kevin Michael Fitzpatrick
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : A collection of in-depth essays focused on the health issues facing the poorest populations in the United States as it relates to the common good of all Americans. • Covers the plight of those most vulnerable in our current health care system, including the elderly, homeless people, and low-income minority youth • Brings together an interdisciplinary group of authors with diversified views on the relationship between health and poverty • Provides comprehensive coverage of both physical and mental health issues affecting Americans today • Details the causes of poor health for America's poverty-stricken infants, children, adolescents, and adults


Problem Solving Sociology

Author by : Monica Prasad
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : A broad resource that offers tools for how to conduct problem-solving sociology in order to deepen and reformulate our understanding of society. Most students arrive in graduate sociology programs eager to engage with the pressing social and political issues of the day. Yet that initial enthusiasm does not always survive the professional socialization of graduate school. In Problem-Solving Sociology, Monica Prasad shows graduate students and early career sociologists how to conduct research that uses sociological theory to help solve real-world problems, and how to use problem-solving to improve sociological theory. Prasad discusses how to be objective when examining issues of injustice and oppression, and provides methodological strategies and plenty of exercises for research aimed at creating change. She gives examples throughout of problem-solving research conducted at all levels, from undergraduate theses to the major figures of the discipline. She also considers how to respond to some common objections; where problem-solving fits into the landscape of sociological practice; and how to build a life in problem-solving.


Think Out Of The Box Discover How You Can Improve Your Problem Solving Skills

Author by : Mike Shaw
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Think Outs of the Box - Discover How You Can Improve Your Problem-Solving Skills! There is no doubt that critical thinking is what leads to the next breakthroughs in any area. However, right from our school days to college, we are always trained to focus on tests and grades. As a result, it develops our logical thinking as compared to critical thinking, making it difficult for us to deal with our daily life problems. Moreover, many people think that only creators, artists or specially trained people can apply creative thinking to solve a problem under specific circumstances. They forgot that no man is made from a different cloth. We all are capable of being super creative & bring out the genius inside of us! If you are looking for a way to improve your problem-solving skills, then this book is for you. This book is for you! In this book, you will learn how to expand your mind, improve your creativity, and become a GENIUS problem-solver. Just by changing small things in your daily routine, how you can train your brain to solve problems automatically, which will results in better health, better finances, higher self-esteem and even a higher level of happiness! In this book, you will learn EXACTLY how to do that. Here's what you can find inside: Discover how to Improve your critical thinking Reveal answers to your everyday problems - EASILY Learn how you can solve problems with a different perspective Improve your work quality by training your brain to be creative Understand the 2-types of thinking - Critical and Lateral Thinking, and learn when to use each And much, much more! How do you think outside the box at work? Make small changes in your habits and daily routine Fill your mind with positive thoughts Schedule some time for thinking before making any decision Build a better relationship with your employees Reveal all of the "outside of the box" techniques inside the book! It's time to turn yourself into a creative genius! Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy Now!


Building Better Health

Author by : C. David Jenkins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pan American Health Org
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Description : This manual provides guidance on proven disease prevention strategies and practical behavioral science principles for health workers involved in all levels of planning and operating local and regional health programmes. Issues discussed include: basic disease prevention principles; community health intervention strategies; improving health throughout the life cycle; leading forms of death and disability including brain and behavioural disorders, cardiovascular diseases, strokes and cancers; and successful strategies for behavioural change.


Microenterprise Development For Better Health Outcomes

Author by : Rosalia Rodriguez-Garcia
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Argues for strategies that link income generation with the promotion of family health.


Breakthrough Problem Solving With Action Learning

Author by : Michael Marquardt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Stanford University Press
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Description : Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning explores why and how action learning groups have been so successful and creative in solving complex problems. The text begins by briefly reviewing the theories that undergird the effectiveness of action learning, philosophically situating readers and pointing them in the direction of related academic works that they may wish to explore. It then turns to stories of how organizations have employed action learning in solving specific, often-encountered business problems. These cases not only serve as real-world models for how action learning can be successfully employed, but also offer inspiration and potential starting points and guidelines for other businesses that face similar problems. The book concludes with a cross-case analysis that pinpoints the ingredients necessary for breakthrough problem solving via action learning.


The Resiliency Advantage

Author by : Al Siebert
Languange : en
Publisher by : ReadHowYouWant.com
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National Prevention Strategy America S Plan For Better Health And Wellness

Author by : Regina M. Benjamin
Languange : en
Publisher by : DIANE Publishing
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Description : The Affordable Care Act, landmark health legislation passed in 2010, called for the development of the National Prevention Strategy to realize the benefits of prevention for all Americans¿ health. This Strategy builds on the law¿s efforts to lower health care costs, improve the quality of care, and provide coverage options for the uninsured. Contents: Nat. Leadership; Partners in Prevention; Healthy and Safe Community Environ.; Clinical and Community Preventive Services; Elimination of Health Disparities; Priorities: Tobacco Free Living; Preventing Drug Abuse and Excessive Alcohol Use; Healthy Eating; Active Living; Injury and Violence Free Living; Reproductive and Sexual Health; Mental and Emotional Well-being. Illus. A print on demand report.


Encyclopedia Of Family Health

Author by : Martha Craft-Rosenberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial What is unique about the process in the discussion of healthcare and interventions to use when working with families? What assessment tools provide guidance for healthcare providers as they determine interventions for families in their care? What are the changing dimensions of contemporary family life, and what impact do those dimensions have on health promotion for families? How is family healthcare changing in terms of practices, delivery systems, costs and insurance coverage? Students are able to explore these questions and more in the Encyclopedia of Family Health. Approximately 350 signed articles written by experts from such varied fields as health and nursing, social and behavioral sciences, and policy provide authoritative, cross-disciplinary coverage. Entries examine theory, research and policy as they relate to family practice in a manner that is accessible and jargon-free. From 'Adolescent Suicide' and 'Alternative Therapies' to 'Visitation during Hospitalization' and 'Weight Problems and Genetics', this work provides coverage of a variety of issues within a family context. The Encyclopedia of Family Health provides a comprehensive summary of theory, research, practice, and policy on family health and wellness promotion for students and researchers.


Mobilizing The Community For Better Health

Author by : Allan J. Formicola
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : "As we move to reform our health system, lessons from the Northern Manhattan Community Voices Program will be invaluableùlessons in collaboration, partnership, mutual respect, and learning."-David Satcher, Former U.S. Surgeon General And Assistant Secretary Of Health From 1999 to 2009, the Northern Manhattan Community Voices Collaborative put Columbia University and its Medical Center in touch with surrounding community organizations and churches to facilitate access to primary care, nutritional improvement, and smoking cessation, and to broker innovative ways to access healthcare and other social services. This unlikely partnership and the relationships it forged reaffirms the wisdom of joining "town and gown" to improve a community's well-being. Coauthored by staff members of participating organizations, this volume shares the successes, failures, and obstacles of implementing such a vast and delicate program. A representative of Alianza Dominicana, for example, one of the country's largest groups settling new immigrants, speaks to the value of community-based organizations in ridding a neighborhood of crime, facilitating access to health insurance, and navigating the healthcare system. The editors outline the beginnings and infrastructure of the collaboration and the relationship between leaders that fueled positive outcomes. Their portrait demonstrates how grassroots solutions can create productive dialogues that help resolve difficult issues. "The story of the Northern Manhattan Community Voices Collaborative contains lessons for health practitioners, public policy experts, and all who care about the health of underserved communities. The ambitions of the project were huge, and not everything worked as planned or was sustained after initial funding expired. Yet the vision of Community Voices, with all its preventive and treatment components, represents the best of American health care. The lessons shared should be of value to all who wish to improve the health of the public."-Steven A. Schroeder, University Of California, San Francisco, And Former President, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Allan J. Formicola is dean emeritus of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and founder of the university's Center for Community Health Partnerships, which has now merged with the Center for Family and Community Medicine. Over the past two decades, he and his colleagues have developed far-reaching programs to improve general and oral health care for underserved communities. Lourdes Hernßndez-Cordero is an assistant professor of clinical socio-medical sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. She directs the Center for Youth Violence Prevention's CLIMB (City Life is Moving Bodies) project, which works with northern Manhattan-based organizations to promote youth development, physical activity, stewardship, and social capital through community mobilization.


Better Health Through Spiritual Practices A Guide To Religious Behaviors And Perspectives That Benefit Mind And Body

Author by : Dean D. VonDras Ph.D.
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : An in-depth examination of religious practices around the world and the fascinating science behind how they make us healthier. • Features the contributions of international scholars from around the globe • Contains content across disciplines, including health, psychology, and theology • Provides characterization of Eastern and Western religious ideologies and perspectives and explains how these orientations may influence lifestyle practices and impact health behavior • Discusses Eastern, Western, agnostic, and atheistic belief systems • Describes more than 10 religious perspectives and their practices


Handbook Of The Life Course

Author by : Michael J. Shanahan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Building on the success of the 2003 Handbook of the Life Course, this second volume identifies future directions for life course research and policy. The introductory essay and the chapters that make up the five sections of this book, show consensus on strategic “next steps” in life course studies. These next steps are explored in detail in each section: Section I, on life course theory, provides fresh perspectives on well-established topics, including cohorts, life stages, and legal and regulatory contexts. It challenges life course scholars to move beyond common individualistic paradigms. Section II highlights changes in major institutional and organizational contexts of the life course. It draws on conceptual advances and recent empirical findings to identify promising avenues for research that illuminate the interplay between structure and agency. It examines trends in family, school, and workplace, as well as contexts that deserve heightened attention, including the military, the criminal justice system, and natural and man-made disaster. The remaining three sections consider advances and suggest strategic opportunities in the study of health and development throughout the life course. They explore methodological innovations, including qualitative and three-generational longitudinal research designs, causal analysis, growth curves, and the study of place. Finally, they show ways to build bridges between life course research and public policy.


Building Better Health Care Leadership For Canada

Author by : Terrence Sullivan
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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Description : Building Better Health Care Leadership for Canada explains the development and implementation of the Executive Training in Research Application (EXTRA) program. Managed and funded by the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Quebec Consortium, and the Canadian College of Health Leaders, EXTRA is a two-year national fellowship program that uses the principles of adult learning theory as well as practical projects to educate senior health care leaders in making more consistent use of research evidence in their management roles. Fellows apply the theory learned in residency sessions and educational activities to projects within their home organizations. The authors identify the imperative for better use of evidence, outline the core elements of the curriculum, and capture the real-world experience of regional leaders and fellows involved in making specific changes informed by research-based evidence within their organization. Contributors include Jean-Louis Denis (École nationale d'administration publique), Terrence Sullivan (Cancer Care Ontario), Owen Adams (Canadian Medical Association), Malcolm Anderson (Queen's University), Lynda Atack, Robert Bell (University Health Network), Sam G Campbell (Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre), Sylvie Cantin (Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie), Ward Flemons (Calgary Health Region), Dorothy Forbes, J. Sonja Glass (Grey Bruce Health Services), Paula Goering (Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Toronto), Karen Golden-Biddle (Boston University School of Management), Jeffrey S. Hoch (University of Toronto), Paul Lamarche (Université de Montréal), Ann Langley (École des hautes études commerciales), John N. Lavis (McMaster University), Jonathan Lomas (Canadian Health Services Research Foundation), Margo Orchard (Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Ontario), Raynald Pineault (University of Montreal), Brian D. Postl (Winnipeg Regional Health Authority), Christine Power (Capital District Health Authority, Halifax), Trish Reay (University of Alberta), Jean Rochon (National Public Health Institute of Quebec), Denis A. Roy (Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de la Montérégie Longueuil), Andrea Seymour (Government of New Brunswick), Samuel B. Sheps (University of British Columbia), Micheline Ste-Marie (McGill University Health Centre), Nina Stipich (Canadian Health Services Research Foundation), David Streiner (Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto), Carl Taillon (Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec), and Muriah Umoquit (Cancer Care Ontario).


Revival

Author by : Carolyn Hart
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This title was first published in 2003. Logistics are the set of activities that move products through the supply chain to the ultimate customer, these are of vital importance to the success of health programmes in the developing world. This volume comprises the best practices learned and promoted by the Family Planning Logistics Management (FPLM) project, set up in 1986, run by John Snow, Inc., and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The project covered approximately 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and collaborated with national family planning and health programmes and non-governmental organizations that were interested in improving their supply chains. Using a range of international case studies, the book highlights the importance of logistics and transportation in health and family planning programmes, and focuses on the approaches and tools that are most effective for their settings.


Social Isolation In Modern Society

Author by : Roelof Hortulanus
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Social isolation has serious repercussions for people and communities across the globe, yet knowledge about this phenomenon has remained rather limited – until now. The first multidisciplinary study to explore this issue, Social Isolation in Modern Society integrates relevant research traditions in the social sciences and brings together sociological theories of social networks and psychological theories of feelings of loneliness. Both traditions are embedded in research, with the results of a large-scale international study being used to describe the extent, nature and divergent manifestations of social isolation. With a new approach to social inequality, this empirically based study includes concrete policy recommendations, and presents a clear insight into personal, social and socio-economic causes and the consequences of social isolation.


The International Handbook Of Social Impact Assessment

Author by : H. A. Becker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : 'This book provides a valuable addition to the Social Impact Assessment (SIA) literature. While the volume addresses several good examples of "how to" case studies it also firmly addresses the importance of the need for firm conceptual and theoretical guidelines for SIA practice. . . the volume is an excellent contribution to the SIA literature and I highly recommend it to both practitioner and researcher alike.' – Geoff Syme, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management 'An innovative collection which takes social impact assessment to the frontiers of environmental and social policy and citizen awareness. Unusually, this collection includes both sophisticated quantitative tools and equally important chapters on participation, stakeholder involvement and environmental mediation. A most valuable source book.' – Michael Redclift, King's College, London, UK Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is the process of analysing and managing the intended and unintended consequences on the human environment of planned interventions (policies, programmes, plans, projects) so as to bring about a more sustainable and equitable biophysical and human environment. This important Handbook presents an indispensable overview of the range of new methods and of the conceptual advances in SIA. Recent increased attention to social considerations has led to substantial development in the techniques useful to, and the thinking in, SIA. A distinguished group of contributors provides an up-to-date and comprehensive account of the cutting-edge in SIA development. This Handbook outlines a new understanding and definition of SIA and, as such, will be an invaluable reference tool for both practitioners and scholars at different levels working in the fields of SIA and environmental studies (including both impact assessment and management).


Problem Solving For Engineers

Author by : David G. Carmichael
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Whatever their discipline, engineers are routinely called upon to develop solutions to all kinds of problems. To do so effectively, they need a systematic and disciplined approach that considers a range of alternatives, taking into account all relevant factors, before selecting the best solution. In Problem Solving for Engineers, David Carmichael demonstrates just such an approach involving problem definition, generation of alternative solutions, and, ultimately, the analysis and selection of a preferred solution. David Carmichael introduces the fundamental concepts needed to think systematically and undertake methodical problem solving. He argues that the most rational way to develop a framework for problem solving is by using a systems studies viewpoint. He then outlines systems methodology, modeling, and the various configurations for analysis, synthesis, and investigation. Building on this, the book details a systematic process for problem solving and demonstrates how problem solving and decision making lie within a systems synthesis configuration. Carefully designed as a self-learning resource, the book contains exercises throughout that reinforce the material and encourage readers to think and apply the concepts. It covers decision making in the presence of uncertainty and multiple criteria, including that involving sustainability with its blend of economic, social, and environmental considerations. It also characterizes and tackles the specific problem solving of management, planning, and design. The book provides, for the first time, a rational framework for problem solving with an engineering orientation.


Adult Skills In The Nordic Region

Author by : Anders Rosdahl
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nordic Council of Ministers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Description : Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, and Sweden participated in the first round of the International Survey of Adults’ Skills. The survey is a product of the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) led by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The survey assessed the proficiency in literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving in technology-rich environments of adults aged 16–65. This publication is the product of the Nordic PIAAC Network, consisting of members from all five countries. It concentrates on the comparative results from four Nordic countries and Estonia, forming a Nordic region with many common features. It supplements the series of national and international PIAAC reports by comparing the results from five countries, as well as comparing an aggregate of these countries to other country aggregates. The results published in this book draw on a unique Nordic database, which the Nordic PIAAC Network has produced. The database consists of PIAAC assessment data and background information, supplemented by social, educational, and labour market register data from the five countries.