This book has emerged from our experience in the education of allied health
professionals (AHPs), particularly student occupational therapists. As tutors we
were aware that students, especially as they neared qualification, struggled to
find a suitable textbook examining the key areas that contextualised their study
of profession-specific skills.
In September 2001, a survey was carried out among members of the Mexican-
Swiss Business Association (Asociación Empresarial Mexicano-Suiza) in Mexico in
order to identify business opportunities for Swiss exporters in the Mexican market.
Many survey participants – mostly high ranking business executives with a good
knowledge of both the Swiss and the Mexican business environment – said they
saw good business opportunities for Swiss producers of high quality consumer
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The principle behind inpatient health care delivery is that patients must
receive care at the lowest level of specialization that can provide adequate
treatment, and may be transferred to hospitals with higher levels of specialization
only if necessary. Avoiding unnecessary hospitalization has been recognized
as a means of improving efficiency, and day care has been fostered through
a number of regulations, especially over the past 15 years.
Health service executive: Waste management awareness handbook presents about Health Service Executive (HSE) Waste Policy, National Legislation, Responsibility of Holder of Waste, Prevention and Minimisation, Healthcare Waste.
I would like to acknowledge the contribution made to this book by
colleagues in the Open University Business School who helped to shape
my ideas and writing in the field of project management. Some of the
material in this book was published in a similar form but in a different
context as Managing Projects in Health and Social Care, published by
Routledge in 2002. Acknowledgement is also due to Eddie Fisher, Stephen
Oliver and others who have contributed ideas from their experience.
Periparturient period is especially critical for health and subsequent productivity of buffaloes. The present
study was undertaken to assess the degree of oxidative stress in Mehsana buffaloes during periparturient period. The
results of the present study revealed that the antioxidant markers i.e. Melendealdehide (MDA), Super oxide dismutase
(SOD) and Glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) were significantly (p
I have always tried to be an innovator instead of simply copying others. In
my health and fitness work I’ve striven to be on the cutting edge as
opposed to the cutting room floor. One of the things I learned when I got
my MBA in business is that if you want to succeed you’ve got to have a
model. That’s what I’ve done in this book and in my two others, Lose Your
Love Handles and Maximum Energy for Life, as I’ve given readers a clear,
easy-to-follow model of a good health and lifestyle program....
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Information Centre, HSE and the Institute of Employment Rights for giving
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and gait is mostly derived from studies that measured
and reported EF as a composite score [12,18,19]. Relatively
few studies have focused on the age-related deficits
in specific components of executive function and
most of these studies were based on a traditional set of
tests of executive function, without detailing specific
components. The conclusions drawn from these studies
might, therefore, be limited by their methodologies. The
putative executive measures might not load on a single
executive construct, and might overlap with each other
The fourth part deals with country experiences in the insurance sector specifically the
experiences of China and Africa based on two case studies undertaken specifically for the
meeting. It also focuses on the experiences of insurance providers from developing
countries such as Guatemala, India and South Africa. The experiences of Indian insurance
provider JB Boda in terms of its operations and the challenges the company faces as well
as that of Basil Reekie, chief executive officer, QED, and chairman, African Life
Committee, are very illuminating in this regard.
Imagine a world in which the laws and policies of every
country allowed women to fully enjoy their reproductive
rights. While this is still a distant goal, a confluence of
factors has enabled women’s health and rights advocates
to bring it into focus. The 1994 International Conference
on Population and Development (ICPD) and the 1995
Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) were
groundbreaking for so many reasons, among them that
governments agreed that everyone has reproductive
rights, and that they are an inalienable part of established
international human rights.
In both the United Kingdom and the United States of America,
there is a legislative framework that assigns a very large measure
of responsibility to employers for the health and safety of their
employees. The detailed approach is slightly different and readers
need to familiarise themselves with the requirements. Where they
have doubts, they should consult the enforcing authorities for
• The Health and Safety Executive (United Kingdom)
• Occupational Safety and Health Administration (United States
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Quality of life of 5–10 year breast cancer survivors diagnosed between age 40 and 49
Deborah Casso*1, Diana SM Buist1,2 and Stephen Taplin3
Address: 1Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Ave.
We are living in interesting times. We are coming out of a recession that
was a once-in-a-generation event; it caused high unemployment, a large
number of home foreclosures, and substantial losses in the stock market and in
retirement savings plans. In addition, there have been unprecedented financial
frauds and natural disasters, causing personal and financial losses to many
individuals. At the same time, a new administration has worked to ease some
of the pain for taxpayers while advancing certain reforms, such as health care
The Graziadio School focuses on the professional and personal development
of business professionals, managers, and senior executives. The school’s
programs prepare individuals for leadership positions in a wide variety of
industrial, educational, nonprofit, and other service organizations. The school
views leadership as being applicable at all levels of the organization that
require management and stewardship of resources toward the accomplishment
of stated objectives.
Programs are organized from an integrated, interdisciplinary perspective.
At its twenty-fourth session, the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum
requested the Executive Director to develop a Medium-term Strategy for 2010–2013 with a “clearly defined vision,
objectives, priorities, impact measures and a robust mechanism for review” (decision 24/9, paragraph 13).
At the local level, where distinct provider
markets exist in metropolitan areas,8 the health
insurance industry’s market concentration is
even more severe. The U.S. Justice Department
considers a market “highly concentrated” if one
company holds more than a 42 percent share of
that market,9 a level that is common in Virginia
and more than 30 other states. In Abilene, Texas,
for example, the top insurer controls 85 percent
of the market.10 In Bangor, Maine, the biggest
insurer controls 74 percent of the market.
Project, IT, and change management are not entirely distinct disciplines or methodolo-
gies. The concepts, activities, and outputs in one discipline have parallel—and some-
times identical—features in the other two. We argue that to optimally plan and execute
HIT projects in HDOs requires all three adopted in concert. In this book, we combined
these standards and best practices to create an integrated project, IT, and change man-
Success with HIT projects is never a guarantee.