Palliative Care

Author: Diane E. Meier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118039649
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Palliative Care is the first book to provide a comprehensive understanding of the new field that is transforming the way Americans deal with serious illness. Diane E. Meier, M.D., one of the field's leaders and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius award" in 2009, opens the volume with a sweeping overview of the field. In her essay, Dr. Meier examines the roots of palliative care, explores the key legal and ethical issues, discusses the development of palliative care, and presents ideas on policies that can improve access to palliative care. Dr. Meier's essay is followed by reprints of twenty-five of the most important articles in the field. They range from classic pieces by some of the field's pioneers, such as Eric Cassel, Balfour Mount, and Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, to influential newer articles on topics such as caregiving and cost savings of palliative care. The reprints cover a wide range of topics including: Why the care of the seriously ill is so important Efforts to cope with advanced illness Legal and ethical issues Pain management Cross-cultural issues Philosophical perspective The demand for palliative care has been nothing short of stunning—largely because of palliative care's positive impact on both the quality and the cost of care provided to seriously ill individuals. By providing a wide-ranging perspective on this growing field, this book will serve as a guide for developing meaningful approaches that will lead to better health care for all Americans.

To Improve Health and Health Care

Author: Stephen L. Isaacs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470922281
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Praise for previous volumes of To Improve Health and Health Care: "The particular strength of the book is the critical nature of the articles. These are not glossy renditions of the good deeds of the foundation; rather they examine in depth both what went right and what went wrong with the projects the foundation sponsored. Anyone with an interest in improving health care in America will want to know what can be done, and perhaps even more importantly, what cannot be done even by an independent institution with substantial resources to invest in new ideas." -- Jeremy Holtzman, MD MS, University of Minnesota Medical School, Doody Publishing (2002). "This is a useful guide to both the grant seeker and the planner of similar projects who address health and healthcare needs in communities." -- Ann H. Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, George Mason University, (Doody Publishing, 1999.) Since 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, To Improve Health and Health Care, the on-going anthology of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. Written for policy makers and practitioners, as well as interested members of the public, the series offers valuable lessons for leaders and educators developing plans for the coming years. This volume of the anthology covers Improving Quality of Care, Vulnerable Populations, Combating Substance Abuse, and other areas of concern

To Improve Health and Health Care Volume X

Author: Stephen L. Isaacs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780787994099
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Since 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, To Improve Health and Health Care, the tenth volume in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology series, provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. Written for policymakers and practitioners, as well as interested members of the public, the series offers valuable lessons for leaders and educators developing plans for the coming years.

To Improve Health and Health Care 1997

Author: Stephen L. Isaacs
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787909093
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At the Frontlines of Health Research Since 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. The Foundation is dedicated to educating the public about health care innovation through findings from the projects it supports. This book, the first in a new series, offers you an in-depth look at programs funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Written for health care professionals and interested members of the public, the series will provide useful lessons to leaders and educators as they develop plans and policies for the next century. The cases discussed here illustrate how the Foundation is tackling some of today's key health care issues, and focuses specificly on three areas of concern--access to care, changes in the health care system, and improving conditions for vulnerable groups. This volume focues on: The media and managed care Medical malpractice Measuring access to care Programs for homeless families Immunization services for children Improving health policy at the state level Shaping the health care workforce Chronic care services Death and dying Physicians and the uninsured Sexual behavior and AIDS

Neurowissenschaften und Ethik

Author: Benno Hess
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642734863
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Das Buch enthält die Beiträge der Tagung "Neurowissenschaft und Ethik", die 1986 in Jakobsberg bei Bonn auf Einladung des Bundeskanzlers stattfand und sich mit den ethischen Fragen befaßte, die in den sich rasch entwickelnden Neurowissenschaften und der Neuromedizin eine Rolle spielen und schon jetzt in die öffentliche Diskussion eingetreten sind. Nach einer eingehenden Darstellung der molekularen Biologie, der Struktur und Funktion neuronaler Signalübertragungsprozesse sowie der Prinzipien neuronaler Netzwerke werden Probleme neurogenetischer Krankheiten, der Intensivmedizin und der Neurochirurgie vorgestellt. Auf dieser Grundlage werden offene ethische Fragen zu dem Problem der Erforschung und Behandlung von Nerven- und Geisteskrankheiten behandelt und in einer abschließenden Empfehlung formuliert.

Die 4 Stunden Woche

Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843704457
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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Handbuch Qualitative Forschung in der Psychologie

Author: Günter Mey
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531920529
Format: PDF
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Qualitative Forschung und ihre Methoden sind ein wichtiger Zugang im Rahmen psychologischer Erkenntnissuche. Während qualitative Herangehensweisen in benachbarten Wissenschaftsfeldern zum Standardrepertoire gehören, ist diese Tradition in der Psychologie über Jahrzehnte vernachlässigt worden. Dieses Handbuch steht im Zeichen eines Wechsels. Namhafte Expertinnen und Experten setzen Psychologie und qualitative Forschung in Beziehung, beschreiben ihre Methoden und Herangehensweisen und liefern in 60 Beiträgen einen breiten Überblick über den Stand der qualitativen psychologischen Forschung im deutschsprachigen Raum.