In many parts of the world, where medicines are not readily available
or affordable, the public continue to rely on medicines used traditionally
in their cultures. At the same time, affluent consumers in the industrialized
world are spending their own money on healthcare approaches
that fall outside what has been considered mainstream medicine. A growing
body of national and international studies highlight the reality that
there is exponential growth of global interest in and use of traditional (i.e.
indigenous), complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM).
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that is rapidly gaining popularity due to its several benefits in a wide area of applications like inventory tracking, supply chain management, automated manufacturing, healthcare, etc. The benefits of implementing RFID technologies can be seen in terms of efficiency (increased speed in production, reduced shrinkage, lower error rates, improved asset tracking etc.) or effectiveness (services that companies provide to the customers).
The Law of Healthcare Administration is intended to give readers some
appreciation of the role law plays in the everyday operation of our healthcare
system. The book was first published in 1988, when the late Arthur
F. Southwick was a guiding light in our field. It was the first to capture the
essence of health law from management’s perspective. I have been privileged
to carry Professor Southwick’s legacy through the third and fourth
editions, and now it is time for the fifth.
Herbs and traditional medicines are being extensively used for healthcare in
almost all the countries since times immemorial. Ancient religious texts are replete
with references on the use of natural products with medicinal properties. Because of
local beliefs and practices and also from cost considerations herbal medicines remain
a popular mode of treatment in the developing countries. Even in the industrialised
society the rising cost of prescription drugs and ensuing side effects of the treatment
make it highly attractive to use the traditional medicine particularly for minor ailments....
The overlap between regulations on germ-line genetic
intervention and reproductive cloning is reﬂ ected
in Opinion 54 of The French National Consultative
Ethics Committee in 199717
where it cited Art.16-4 of
the civil code, which prohibits genetic modiﬁ cation of
descendants as an implicit ban on reproductive cloning.
Another example is the Law on Healthcare in Georgia18
which states ‘Human cloning through the use of genetic
engineering methods shall be prohibited’.
The value of the UK LCEGS sector was £106.5 billion in 2007/8. In terms of size, this puts the low
carbon and environmental economy somewhere between the UK’s healthcare and construction
The UK is the world’s sixth largest low carbon and environmental economy, with 3.5% of global market
share. As shown in Figure 2, the Environmental sector accounts for £22.3 billion (21%) of total UK
market value, Renewable Energy for £31.
The Review takes an international perspective. Climate change is global in its
causes and consequences, and international collective action will be critical in driving
an effective, efficient and equitable response on the scale required. This response
will require deeper international co-operation in many areas - most notably in creating
price signals and markets for carbon, spurring technology research, development
and deployment, and promoting adaptation, particularly for developing countries. ...
IN THIS DAY and age of professionalism, many careers that years ago didn’t require much expertise now
require not only formal training, but also some type of recognized certification. This is particularly true
for many healthcare professions, including nursing assistant/nurse aide (NA).
Prior to 1987, there were no standards in nursing homes and the quality of care was in question.As the public
began to hear horrible stories in the media of the abuse and mistreatment of residents in nursing homes, the
government decided to step in and take action.
In light of the success of viral videos sponsored by big brand
names like Levi's' "Backflip Into Jeans," Gatorade's "Ball
Girl,” and Nike's “Kobe Jumps Over Car,” advertisers and
agencies are evaluating the value of adding viral video to
their online marketing mix.
Faced with a tough economic climate, marketers are
hurriedly seeking new methods to reach web audiences in
the most cost-effective manner. Viral video - which is
generally less expensive to produce and market than
traditional advertising - is now getting its industry close-up.
This article begins with the premiss that we are in the midst of an epochal
transformation from the modern to the postmodern era. Although this is a
premiss and therefore need not be dwelt on at length, we believe a short
introduction to the concept of postmodernity is necessary because of the
intellectual controversy surrounding it and the relatively sparse discussion of
postmodernity in marketing and business literatures (for exceptions see[1,2]).
The bulk of this article, however, focuses on the relationship between marketing
A recovery is on the horizon, but it will be a long and stony road before the EU economy reaches
sustained growth. Following the escalation of the sovereign-debt crisis in the second half of 2011, the
EU economy has entered a shallow recession in the fourth quarter. Since then, we have seen tentative
signs of stabilisation. Yet, as the outlook for the EU economy is slowly improving, the situation remains
extraordinarily fragile, and the risk of a renewed aggravation of the crisis is still present. The ebbing of
the greatest financial market stress creates the...
From a theoretic economic perspective, the effect of taxes on private saving is ambiguous. If
taxes are reduced, the after-tax return on saving is larger; consequently, individuals may be able
to maintain a target level of wealth and save less (wealth will grow due to the higher after-tax
returns). This is the income effect and has lower taxes leading to less saving. However, the
reduced after-tax return changes the relative price of consuming now (saving less) and future
consumption (saving more) in favor of future consumption.
The Boston Children’s Hospital Library and the Career and Faculty Development Collection
The Library co-sponsors with the OFD Lunch Topics Workshops with authors of special interest to Boston
Children’s faculty members, generally with an emphasis on work/life balance. Meghan Weir, MD, a Boston Children’s ED Staff Physician, talked about her experiences and insights during her residency at Boston Children’s from her book Between Expectations: Lessons from a Pediatric Residency.
I would like to thank those with whom I have worked both at the
University of Bristol and at the University of East Anglia for their friend-
ship, encouragement and advice in the years leading up to the publication
of this book. Particular thanks are due to Caroline Ball, Dave Cowan,
James Davey, Bronwen Morgan, Jill Morgan, Tony Prosser, Oliver
Quick, Mike Radford, Claudina Richards and Mark Stallworthy.
These two voices, while coming from radically different backgrounds, present us with
quite similar perspectives on the disempowerment of local communities, the importance
of who «owns» development processes, and a sense of the mistrust and obstacles
to communication that have been created by colonialism, modernisation and globalisation.
Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend et al.
The results of this review expand our understanding of the relationship between health literacy and health outcomes in several ways. First, a majority of studies included in this review performed multivariate analysis, allowing us to make better estimates of the true effect of health literacy on health outcomes. Second, new studies have addressed the relationship between numeracy level and health outcomes. This allows a better understanding of what it means to be health literate.
Non-adherence should not be seen as the patient’s problem. It represents a
fundamental limitation in the delivery of healthcare, often because of a failure
to fully agree the prescription in the first place or to identify and provide the
support that patients need later on.
Addressing non-adherence is not about getting patients to take more
medicines per se. Rather, it starts with an exploration of patients’ perspectives
of medicines and the reasons why they may not want or are unable to use
While discussing traditional health practices and medical knowledge, one could
expect elders to give a list of the best techniques to cure sickness depending on the
various types of health problems or injuries they were facing in the past: how to
deal with boils, infections, fever, eye infections, colds, broken bones, drowning,
and so on. But the Inuit perspective encompasses much more. Along with
techniques to heal cuts and wounds, and to cure sickness...elders discussed
recollections of how to have a strong mind and a resilient body....
The purpose of this book is to present new concepts, state-of-the-art techniques and advances in quality related research. Novel ideas and current developments in the field of quality assurance and related topics are presented in different chapters, which are organized according to application areas. Initial chapters present basic ideas and historical perspectives on quality, while subsequent chapters present quality assurance applications in education, healthcare, medicine, software development, service industry, and other technical areas....
In the modified gambling task, subjects selected cards from one of two decks to
earn cash. The cards were pre-organized so that one deck (A) had an overall loss of $2.50
every ten cards and the other deck (B) had an overall gain of $2.50 every ten cards. All
the cards in deck A gave a $1.00 on every turn but were occasionally accompanied with
losses, $7.50 for example (for a net loss of $6.50). The other deck B gave a smaller gain
for each card, +$0.50 but had smaller occasional losses. Subjects did not know the