For over one hundred years, researchers have studied the links between health and the patterns, colors, and textures of the iris. In the United States, Dr. Bernard Jensen brought the art of reading the iris into the twentieth century. In Visions of Health , Drs. Jensen and Bodeen describe the basics of iris analysis in easy-to-understand language with dozens of illustrations and color photos, as well as charts for reading your own eyes and those of friends. They believe that with this book in hand, you can recognize weaknesses in the iris and adjust your lifestyle to achieve optimum health.
Release on 1993-01-01 | by Mary A. Jensen,Stacie G. Goffin
The Care and Education of America's Children
Author: Mary A. Jensen,Stacie G. Goffin
Pubpsher: SUNY Press
Category: Social Science
As part of a re-examination of our societal values and obligations, this book focuses on illuminating the various meanings and issues of entitlement in relation to the basic needs of children in our society. Drawing on the perspectives of philosophy, law, education, sociology, child development, economics, and public health, the authors discuss the implications of their vision of entitlement for the well-being of America's children. The book also points out specific family and cultural contexts for the provision of entitlements for young children. And, finally, it turns our attention to the moral commitments needed to effect changes in policies and programs. In this way, the book provides valuable information for all who are trying to improve the nurture and education of America's children.
The past three decades have seen enormous changes in the organisation of health care. This book explores the role of knowledge production and technology on these transformations, focusing on the market (attempts to embed principles of economic rationality and efficient use of resources in the shaping and delivery of health care), the laboratory (science, experiments and 'evidence' in the management of research, practice and policy) and the forum (the application of deliberative procedures and other forms of public consultation to health care decision making).
Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America's Public-Private Welfare State
Author: Jennifer Klein
Pubpsher: Princeton University Press
America's system of social insurance comes out of the politics of social provision and industrial relations. This study illuminates the contests to define the ideological and economic meaning of security, in terms of employment, health and pensions.
Release on 2000-03-01 | by Adam William Darkins, MD, MPH, FRCS,Margaret Ann Cary, MD, MBA, MPH
Principles, Policies, Performances and Pitfalls
Author: Adam William Darkins, MD, MPH, FRCS,Margaret Ann Cary, MD, MBA, MPH
Pubpsher: Springer Publishing Company
Telemedicine and telehealth are changing the face of health care delivery and becoming a multi-billion dollar industry. Dr. Darkins and Dr. Cary share their knowledge and provide practical insights and advice on making telemedicine programs into successful clinical services and a productive business. The book gives background knowledge and useful tips on starting up and managing programs in an array of settings. Most importantly, the book is based on the recognition that patients are customers of health care and telemedicine companies developing new products vital to delivering care to rural or inaccessible clients is vital to health careís future.
A Physical Therapist's Guide to Health, Fitness, and Wellness
Author: Catherine Rush Thompson
Pubpsher: SLACK Incorporated
Category: Health & Fitness
The all-encompassing Prevention Practice: A Physical Therapist's Guide to Health, Fitness, and Wellness successfully details the impact health promotion, health protection, and the prevention of illness and disability have on increasing the quality and length of a healthy life for individuals across the lifespan. Dr. Catherine Thompson along with eight contributors, all with diverse backgrounds in physical therapy, rehabilitation, and healthcare, present the fundamental health, fitness, and wellness concepts that are critical for providing preventive care to healthy, impaired, and at-risk populations as outlined in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and Healthy People 2010. Prevention Practice includes screening tools for determining risk factors associated with common medical problems as well as resources for implementing prevention practice in clinical and community-based settings, including planning and marketing a prevention practice. Additionally, this unique guide offers suggestions for providing appropriate interventions (consultation, referral, education, resources, and program development). Some topics covered include: • Overview of holistic versus traditional medicine • A comparison of isometric, isotonic, and isokinetic exercises • Comprehensive physical health screening • Musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary impairments and developmental disabilities • Tips, letters, and “do's and don'ts” for providing advocacy to those in need of guidance Perfect for clinicians, students, allied health professionals, rehabilitation specialists, physical medicine specialists, and recreation therapists, Prevention Practice is a valuable resource for everyone in the areas of health, fitness, and wellness. Additional features: • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance table • Lifestyle Behaviors Screening questionnaire • Pathology-specific signs and symptoms • Women's health issues • Risk of injury based upon age, gender, and race • Nutrition screening for older adults
Release on 2014-11-04 | by Carl-Henric Grenholm,Göran Gunner
Author: Carl-Henric Grenholm,Göran Gunner
Pubpsher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Lutheran tradition has in various ways influenced attitudes to work, the economy, the state, education, and health care. One reason that Lutheran theology has been interpreted in various ways is that it is always influenced by surrounding social and cultural contexts. In a society where the church has lost a great deal of its cultural impact and authority, and where there is a plurality of religious convictions, the question of Lutheran identity has never been more urgent. However, this question is also raised in the Global South where Lutheran churches need to find their identity in a relationship with several other religions. Here this relationship is developed from a minority perspective. Is it possible to develop a Lutheran political theology that gives adequate contributions to issues concerning social and economic justice? What is the role of women in church and society around the world? Is it possible to interpret Lutheran theology in such a way that it includes liberating perspectives? These are some of the questions and issues discussed in this book.