A System of Health Accounts 2011: Revised Edition provides an updated and systematic description of the financial flows related to the consumption of health care goods and services.
Fitness and Wellness
Author: Wener W.K. Hoeger, Sharon A. Hoeger, Cherie I Hoeger, Amber L. Fawson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Equipping you with current research and practical tools, FITNESS AND WELLNESS, 13th Edition, helps you take control of your personal fitness and wellness--and make positive choices for your health. Authors Hoeger, Hoeger, Hoeger and Fawson incorporates the latest statistics and guidelines on nutrition, fitness and disease prevention, and adheres to the most current American College of Sports Medicine guidelines. After you assess your current behaviors, you can apply the text's easy steps to start positive behavior changes. Hands-on activities help you find a personal connection to chapter content, while engaging visuals and descriptive examples bring chapter concepts to life. Empower yourself to make positive changes and improve your health with FITNESS AND WELLNESS. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In terms of health care, Americans want incompatible results—unlimited access to the best care at affordable prices. With health care assuming an increasing proportion of the American economy, it is vital that health care managers and providers have a comprehensive understanding of finance and economics. This text will help you meet the considerable challenge of cutting costs while enhancing service quality.Health Care Finance and Economics provides a complete understanding of financial management and health economics. You’ll develop your role as a manager by learning how to: enhance productivity, market strategy, quality, and profitability; manage capital structure, investment decisions, and financial decisions; improve access to health care, promote managed care, and learn from technology assessment studies; and evaluate what a payer can do to buy prudently yet preserve the biomedical strength of the nation.
Stakes and Kidneys
Author: James Stacey Taylor
It is well known that the numbers of organs that become available each year for transplantation fall far short of the numbers that are actually required. In this boldly argued book James Stacey Taylor contends that, given both this shortage and the desperate poverty that some people endure, it is morally imperative that the current methods of organ procurement be supplemented by a legal, regulated market for human transplant organs purchased from live vendors. Taylor pays particular attention to outlining the implications that recognizing the moral legitimacy of these market transactions in human body parts and reproductive capacities have for public policy.
An essential guide for succeeding in today's competitive environment, this book provides beginning scientists and experienced researchers with practical advice on writing about their work and getting published. This new, updated edition discusses the latest print and Internet resources. Preparing, submitting and publishing scientific papers is now largely electronic, and the book has been revised to reflect this. New material includes more information on including supplementary material online, using reference management software, and preparing tables and figures; expanded sections on structuring a discussion section and the strengths and limitations of the research; and additional material on international aspects of scientific writing. The book guides readers through the processes involved in writing and publishing for scientific journals, from choosing a suitable journal to presenting results and citing references. It covers ethical issues in scientific publishing; explains rights and permissions; and discusses writing grant proposals, giving presentations and writing for general audiences.
“A little masterpiece of originality and clarity.”—George Steiner “A necessary book.”—Roberto Saviano “A wonderful little book that will delight you.”—François Busnel International Best Seller / Now in English for the First Time In this thought-provoking and extremely timely work, Nuccio Ordine convincingly argues for the utility of useless knowledge and against the contemporary fixation on utilitarianism—for the fundamental importance of the liberal arts and against the damage caused by their neglect. Inspired by the reflections of great philosophers and writers (e.g., Plato, Dante, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Borges, and Calvino), Ordine reveals how the obsession for material goods and the cult of utility ultimately wither the spirit, jeopardizing not only schools and universities, art, and creativity, but also our most fundamental values—human dignity, love, and truth. Also included is Abraham Flexner’s 1939 essay “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge,” which originally prompted Ordine to write this book. Flexner—a founder and the first director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton—offers an impassioned defense of curiosity-driven research and learning.
Author: Zeevi Dvir
Practical and easy-to-use, this text covers the theoretical background of clinical isokinetics and its practical applications in the field of muscle performance and rehabilitation. It examines the methodology and its use in relation to muscle conditioning and rehabilitation. The content also offers detailed coverage of isokinetic dynamometry (measuring muscle strength and function) in relation to the muscle systems of the major joints. Practically written content clearly describes the basic physiological and biomechanical aspects of isokinetics. Detailed discussion addresses measurement of muscle strength of all the major joints. Coverage of medicolegal implications of isokinetic findings aid the reader in coming to a clearer understanding. Material is strongly evidence-based and fully referenced, making the information more credible and applicable. Chapter on the isokinetics of elbow and hand muscles provides information on developments in this important area. Content on medicolegal application of isokinetics gives practical explanations of this difficult topic. Material on special applications of isokinetics, like manifestations of muscle weakness in relation to specific diseases, aids the reader in understanding more unique clinical applications.
Drawing on arguments for and against the expulsion of the Moriscos, and using previously unpublished source material, this book compares the case against banishment made by the Christian humanist Pedro de Valencia with that in favour pleaded by Catholic apologists.
Everyday Forms of State Formation is the first book to systematically examine the relationship between popular cultures and state formation in revolutionary and post-revolutionary Mexico. While most accounts have emphasized either the role of peasants and peasant rebellions or that of state formation in Mexico’s past, these original essays reveal the state’s day-to-day engagement with grassroots society by examining popular cultures and forms of the state simultaneously and in relation to one another. Structured in the form of a dialogue between a distinguished array of Mexicanists and comparative social theorists, this volume boldly reassesses past analyses of the Mexican revolution and suggests new directions for future study. Showcasing a wealth of original archival and ethnographic research, this collection provides a new and deeper understanding of Mexico’s revolutionary experience. It also speaks more broadly to a problem of extraordinary contemporary relevance: the manner in which local societies and self-proclaimed "revolutionary" states are articulated historically. The result is a unique collection bridging social history, anthropology, historical sociology, and cultural studies in its formulation of new approaches for rethinking the multifaceted relationship between power, culture, and resistance. Contributors. Ana María Alonso, Armando Bartra, Marjorie Becker, Barry Carr, Philip Corrigan, Romana Falcón, Gilbert M. Joseph, Alan Knight, Florencia E. Mallon, Daniel Nugent, Elsie Rockwell, William Roseberry, Jan Rus, Derek Sayer, James C. Scott
This text is written by a number of authors from different countries and disciplines, affording the reader an invaluable and unbiased perspective on the subject of intensive groundwater development. Based on information gathered from the experience of many countries over the last decades, the text aims to present a clear discussion on the conventional hydrogeological aspects of intensive groundwater use, along with the ecological, legal, institutional, economic and social challenges. Divided into two main sections, the first group of authors put forward the positive and negative aspects of intensive groundwater use, whilst a second group provide an overview of the situation specific countries face as a consequence of this phenomenon. Fully revised and up-to-date, Groundwater Intensive Use makes a significant number of discoveries in a subject area that is topical in today's climate.
Stephen R. Covey's the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Interactive Edition explains through infographics, videos and excerpts of teachings the philosophy that has revolutionized life management. For 25 years, Stephen R. Covey’s step-by-step lessons have helped millions from all walks of life lead successful and satisfying lives. A new condensed and transformed interactive edition of Stephen R. Covey’s most famous work, supported with videos, explanatory infographics, self-tests and more, is here to continue those valuable lessons.
The chapters in this Handbook characterize the specialty of school psychology as one that collectively provides individual assessment of children who may display cognitive, emotional, social, or behavioral difficulties; develops and implements primary and secondary intervention programs; consults with teachers, parents and other relevant professionals; engages in program development and evaluation; conducts research; and helps prepare and supervise others. The Handbook also includes a section consisting of chapters that review the key considerations of school psychology internationally and trends influencing school psychology7F 19s international development, including: chapters that discuss the past, present, and future of the International School Psychology Association (ISPA); findings from the International School Psychology Survey that examine characteristics and responsibilities of school psychologists, and a summary and synthesis of the information in the Handbook.
Traced on a Boo Story
Author: Eric Jones, Dave Heiser
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Welcome again to the weird and wonderful world of MikeSpeak! Somewhere in the sleepy capital of the state of New York there is a man whose special talent for accidentally transforming the English language is providing Endless Mindertainment to a small but growing group of family, friends and fans. His talent for verbal twists and flubs seems to spring from a bottomless well that has been documented for over 20 years, creating an amazing collection of language reconstructed, often with hilarious effect. In our first MikeSpeak book, "I'm Porfectly Nermal," we introduced the world to our amazing friend Mike and his verbal (and sometimes physical) mishaps. The second book in our series, Mikespeak Vol. 2, Traced On A Boo Story, covers the world of entertainment and looks at some of the funny things Michael has said regarding: Movies - "That's a groovy mate" Music - "Do you think Doris liked the elves?" Television - "Oscar's odd wife on the ex-couple" Famous Names - "Fun Dayaway" And other subjects. You could read about the movies "play nice from outer man" or "meaty with a chance of cloud balls." Maybe you'll hear him sing a famous hit like "Hogs let the dew out?." No matter what your entertainment interests are, there are plenty of hilarious references to them inside. From movie titles (many of them originally spoken to baffled box-office cashiers) to song lyrics (sung by Mike with gusto) to literary classics, Mike has spoken, and misspoken, about them all.