The Wonder and the Mystery

Author: Robin S. Gotler
Publisher: Radcliffe Pub
ISBN: 9781846199820
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Contents: Foreword; About the editor; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Section 1: Primary care at work Nasruddin and the coin; One last question: opening Pandora's box? A headache at the end of the day; The joy of family practice; Success, regret, and the struggle for balance; The company we keep: why physicians should refuse to see pharmaceutical representatives; Doctors' work: eulogy for my vocation. Section 2: Patient care and caring; Pounds; The old duffers' club; Home care: a key to the future of family medicine?; Boy scouts for henry; Lessons from my left foot. Section 3: Wounds and healing; Suffering, meaning, and healing: challenges of contemporary medicine; Letting the news; Losing touch in the era of superbugs? The decade dance; The face of cancer. Section 4: Connections; A change will do you good; Linking Ruth to her past; On this day of mothers and sons; Jazz and the 'art' of medicine: improvisation in the medical encounter; Gazing at the future. Section 5: Knowledge; General medical practitioners need to be aware of the theories on which our work depend; The irreverent nature of evidence; Bag of worms; The impotence of being important - reflections on leadership 'Be gentle and be sincere about it': a story about community-based primary care research; The dark bridal canopy; Making time to write. Section 6: Who we are and where we're going; A public celebration of a personal doctor; Health care becomes an industry; The dream of home ownership; The myth of the lone physician: towards a collaborative alternative; Dinosaurs, hospital ecosystems, and the future of family. Section 7: Medicine, society, the world; The island Si, Doctora; Stuck in the mud; Indication; The break-even point: when medical advances are less important than improving the fidelity with which they are delivered; Ecological change and the future of the human species: can physicians make a difference? A journey to someplace better; Index.

Recommendations on Social Protection Floors

Author: Tineke Dijkhoff
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041186232
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This book assesses the catalogue of principles included in the ILO Recommendation on Social Protection Floors from a legal perspective. Despite the international community?s recognition of social protection as a human right, the vast majority of the world?s population still has no access to social protection. In a major effort to address this situation, the International Labour Conference unanimously adopted the Social Protection Floors Recommendation 202 of 2012. However, because of the wide variety of possible schemes (and techniques that can be employed to administer them), there is a genuine risk that important values relating to social protection will be overlooked in implementing the Recommendation. This book, a collection of essays, contains an in-depth analysis of the Recommendation and sets forth a clear and practicable set of principles that can be used both as a policy tool and as an assessment framework for the creation, maintenance, and supervision of a national social protection floor.

So Far Away

Author: Christine W. Hartmann
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 0826517951
Format: PDF, ePub
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Christine Hartmann's mother valued control above all else, yet one event appeared beyond her command: the timing of her own death. Not to be denied there either, two decades in advance Irmgard Hartmann chose the date on which to end her life. And her next step was to tell her daughter all about it. For twenty years, Irmgard maintained an unwavering goal, to commit suicide at age seventy. She managed her chronic hypertension, stayed healthy and active, and lived life to the fullest. Meanwhile, Christine fought desperately against the decision. When Irmgard wouldn't listen, the only way to remain part of her life was for Christine to swallow her mother's plans--hook, line, and sinker. Christine's father, as it turned out, prepared too slowly for old age. Before he had made any decision, fate disabled him through a series of strokes. Confined to a nursing home, severely impaired by dementia and frustrated by his circumstances, his life epitomized the predicament her mother wanted to avoid. So Far Away gives us an intimate view of a person interacting with and reacting to her parents at the ends of their lives. In a richly detailed, poignant story of family members' separate yet interwoven journeys, it underscores the complexities and opportunities that life presents each one of us.

Yearbook of Private International Law

Author: Petar Sarcevic
Publisher: sellier. european law publ.
ISBN: 3935808607
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Yearbook of Private International Law is published by Sellier. ELP in cooperation with the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law. This annual publication provides analysis and information on private international law developments world-wide. The editors commission articles of enduring importance concerning the most significant trends in the field. The Yearbook also devotes attention to the important work and research carried out in the context of the Hague Conference, the Hague Academy, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT). The authority of the editors and the lasting nature of the works included make the Yearbook an integral addition to the libraries of international law scholars and practitioners. Volume VII includes various topics, such as: Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements -- General Problems of Private International Law in Modern Codifications-De Lege Lata and De Lege Europea Ferenda -- Maintenance in Private International Law in the United States -- What's New In Latin American Private International Law? -- International Subcontracting in EC Private International Law -- Recognition of Foreign Insolvency Proceedings -- National Reports from South Africa, Ukraine, Brazil, and Italy -- Case Law, Texts, Materials, and Recent Developments

Supporting the Caregiver in Dementia

Author: Sheila M. LoboPrabhu
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801883439
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dementia is one of the greatest challenges facing seniors and their caregivers around the globe. Developed by experts in both research and practice, this guide for mental health clinicians explores the experience of caregiving in dementia, discussing the latest research developments and sharing clinical pearls of wisdom that can easily be translated to daily practice. The contributors explore the history of caregiving and then examine the current demographics of caregivers for persons with dementia. They discuss who provides care, the settings in which it is delivered, and the rewards and burdens of caregiving. They place special emphasis on understanding the psychological needs of both the person with dementia and the caregiver, as well as interpersonal bonds, spiritual dimensions, and reactions to grief and loss. Using a multidisciplinary approach to treatment for caregivers, this book addresses the role of pharmacotherapy, individual and family interventions, and social supports. Finally, the authors reflect on societal issues such as health care policies, ethnic elders, and ethics. This volume offers health professionals insights into the daily lives of caregivers, along with tools to provide their patients with the support they need.

The 52 Magic Laws

Author: Olivier Honsperger
Publisher: Magic Laws Publishing
ISBN: 9782954471020
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After the huge success of its French version in Europe (Switzerland, France and Belgium), "The 52 magic laws," the new personal development bestseller, is now available in English. Take a fresh start for the New Year thanks to this book that provides essential keys to success and happiness. Achieve your goals... your dreams... in other words: it is a must-have! Discover a unique, easy method within the reach of everyone to transform your life into a full and happy one. With this book, you make the one investment that really pays out: YOURSELF. The secrets that are revealed inside offer the leverage to elevate one's life, thanks to an action plan spanning fifty-two weeks (one year) which simply consists in taking control of one's life in order to influence one's thinking, deciding and acting. Some go to a therapist, a coach or a spiritual guide to help them on the pathway of life. This book is a personal guide who comes to your home. It provides daily support whenever you need it. Always available, it provides the answers to all your requests. Life is a magic trick; this guide gives you the tools to be the magician of your own life. Spiritual teacher, therapist and author, Olivier Honsperger has trained thousands of people for more than fifteen years in various workshops and seminars in the field of alternative medicine and coaching.

International Sales Terms

Author: Patrick Ostendorf
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 9781509926190
Format: PDF, Docs
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An initial chapter provides an introduction into CISG and Swiss law (as proposed proper law of the terms of sale) with respect to such legal areas which do not fall within the scope of the CISG (e.g. transfer of claims, offsetting, periods of limitation, validity of contracts etc.) and examines deviations in this context in comparison with other more significant legal systems (especially Anglo-American law). Additionally important general legal issues regarding international purchase agreements are discussed (incl. American and European export control and antitrust regulations) and ways for effective incorporation of general terms and conditions into international agreements are pointed out (incl. in consideration of the issue regarding colliding terms and conditions).The main section of the book contains annotated international sales conditions (incl. terms of payment, retention of title, delivery obligations, passing of risk, conformity of the goods with the contract and legal remedies in case of non-conforming goods, non-disclosure agreements, limitation of liability, cancellation of an agreement, provisions with respect to choice of law, arbitration court and place of jurisdiction).The content of every provision as well as its effect on the basis of the applicable law are discussed and analyzed in more detail.Alternatives for drafting individual provisions are pointed out for special key terms of the contract.