Illness and death are important events for people everywhere. No one is spared. However, faith and medical practice not the same everywhere. How do people understand the causes of illness and death and how they deal with these events culture different from culture. It is not surprising therefore that the medical practitioners and others are becoming increas ingly aware of the need to understand the influence of the social and cultural beliefs and medical practice. Culture the usual ways of thinking and acting in a society often affect the outcome of disease, illness and even occur.
In popular usage the term ‘profession’ has a wide variety of connotations,
spanning from a highly skilled and specialized job to any fulltime work from
which income is derived (Freidson 1986). The boundaries of interpretation are
narrower in sociology, but sociologists have also still to reach agreement about
the meaning of the term ‘profession’ and the related question of which
occupations are to count as professions.
After a successful MEDINFO in 1992, the Swiss Society for Medical Informatics hosts
again a major event in medical informatics – the 19
Medical Informatics Europe Conference,
under the generic name of MIE2005. The host city, Geneva, is well known for its
commitment in international healthcare, being the residence of several international organisations,
including WHO. Geneva is also synonym with other major medical informatics
achievements: the DIOGENE hospital information system and Natural Language Processing,
both strongly connected to Geneva and its University Hospital...
By the early 1870's, leading figures from both the health professions and the general public had begun to
realize the necessity for having the medical sciences represented in the Smithsonian Institution. The impetus
behind this new feeling resulted from the action of a distinguished American physician, philanthropist, and
author, Joseph Meredith Toner (1825-1896), and came almost a decade before the integration of a new section
concerned with research and the historical and educational aspects of the healing arts in the Smithsonian
In 1872, Dr.
There are many ways to find a doctor for a second
opinion. You can ask your doctor, a local or state
medical society, a nearby hospital, or a medical school
for names of specialists. Other sources can be found in
the NCI fact sheet How To Find a Doctor or Treatment
Facility If You Have Cancer.
Nonprofit groups with an interest in lymphoma may
be of help. Many such groups are listed in the NCI fact
sheet National Organizations That Offer Services to
People With Cancer and Their Families. Page 46 tells
how to get NCI fact sheets....
At the end of the session, participants should be able to: understand the complexity of drugs and classification of the drugs, define the society and understand the relation between drugs and society, understand the various interventions that can be used to mediate the impact of drugs on society.
Engineering is the integration of art and science and involves the use of systematic knowledge based on the
principles of mathematics and the physical sciences to design and develop systems that have direct practical
applicability for the benefit of mankind and society.With this philosophy in mind, the importance of the
engineering sciences becomes obvious, and this is especially true for the biomedical aspects, where the
implications are easily identifiable. Of all the engineering sciences, biomedical engineering is considered
to be the broadest.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in the
Western world. In recent years, there have been many developments in the field of GERD. At least, all these
developments have helped to find new diagnostic procedures and different treatment concepts. As well
known, GERD affects patients quality of life and leads to a significant economic burden on society. Therefore,
all further investigations should primary aim in an improvement of patients daily life.
It has been almost a decade since the first edition of Clinical Management of Diabetic
Neuropathy was published. Since then, all societies have seen an explosion in obesity and
diabetes. As a result, there is also an explosion in long-term diabetes complications,
including diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy therefore remains a major health
problem that has not only serious consequences for the patient but also carries a significant
financial burden for the health care-providing organizations of every society....
It is my privilege to introduce this Handbook on Advanced Cancer Care,
which belongs to a series of publications initiated by the European Society
for Medical Oncology (ESMO). There is a great need, especially for medical
oncologists, to have a comprehensive overview of the essential elements
needed for the care of patients with advanced cancer. This handbook fulfills
The Handbook on Advanced Cancer Care provides useful definitions and
surveys of treatment principles.
As part of The European Society of Cardiology Education Series, this book is focused
on the use of non-invasive imaging in clinical cardiology. Currently, the
main non-invasive imaging modalities include echocardiography, nuclear
imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), and (multi-slice) computed
tomography (MSCT). Rather than providing another textbook on imaging
techniques, the central theme in this book is how to use these different imaging
modalities to solve clinical problems that physicians encounter on a regular
established in the earliest history of the planet or as
the result of a continuing supply of water and the
constituents of sea water by degassing from the
In 1951 W.W. Rubey, in his Presidential Address to
the Geological Society of America, took the latter point
of view. His arguments were colored by the knowledge
available at that time of the age of the Earth and the
age of the oldest rocks. Based on the analysis of lead
isotopes in galenas, it was determined in the late 1940s
that the Earth was about 3.2 billion years old.
Sudden cardiac death continues to present an important challenge in Europe,
the United States, and other developed countries. Major difficulties exist in
identifying individuals at risk prior to an episode of a ventricular tachyarrhythmia
or a sudden cardiac arrest, and in responding in a timely fashion to
the person suffering from the catastrophic event out of hospital. The European
Society of Cardiology has established guidelines on how to address some of
Diabetes mellitus is an important condition because it is common in developed countries, is becoming common in developing countries, and places a very great burden on individuals, healthcare systems and societies in all countries. In 1997 it was estimated that 124 million (2.1%) of the world's 5.8 billion total population had diabetes mellitus and it is projected that by 2010 this number will almost double to 221 million
American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology’s Annual Scientific
Sessions, and the tributes to the Award Winners who are honored at
the annual congresses of the society, now known as the Heart Rhythm
Society. Another source is the national electrocardiographical posters
that the author compiled for the fiftieth anniversary of the European
Society of Cardiology in Amsterdam (August, 2000); and finally the
author’s private archives.
Although GERD was initially described in the early 19th century, it is essentially a consequence
of our modern day largesse. Dietary factors and associated obesity have combined
with as yet other unknown factors (e.g. a decrease in the prevalence of H. pylori?)
to make GERD one of the most common diseases affecting western society. It is estimated
that up to 20 million adults in the United States suffer from GERD, and treatment
of these individuals consumes approximately $10 billion annually, the majority of it for
prescription drugs used to manage the disease and its symptoms.
Participants from DCF stakeholder groups (provider countries / recipient countries / civil society and parliamentarians /
UN system) are expected to brainstorm within their respective groups on how to advance gender equality in light of new
challenges faced by development cooperation, including the transition to sustainable development and the coordination
among different actors, approaches and flows to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) works to advance understanding of mental illnesses. It promotes awareness of mental illnesses and the effectiveness of treatment, the importance of early intervention, access to care and the need for high quality services and treatment through a combination of public and professional education, research, research training, grants, and awards.