Visions of Health

Understanding Iridiology

Visions of Health

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.

Visions of Entitlement

The Care and Education of America's Children

Visions of Entitlement

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.

International Development and the Social Sciences

Essays on the History and Politics of Knowledge

International Development and the Social Sciences

"This superb collection assembles a number of stimulating and theoretically current contributions by outstanding scholars."—Angelique Haugerud, author of The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya

NHS Next Stage Review

First Report of Session 2008-09

NHS Next Stage Review

Incorporating HC 937-i to iii, session 2007-08. The final report of the Next Stage Review, led by Lord Darzi, published as "High quality care for all" in June 2008 (Cm. 7432, ISBN 9780101743228)

The Transformation of Contemporary Health Care

The Market, the Laboratory, and the Forum

The Transformation of Contemporary Health Care

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).

For All These Rights

Business, Labor, and the Shaping of America's Public-Private Welfare State

For All These Rights

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.

Telemedicine and Telehealth

Principles, Policies, Performances and Pitfalls

Telemedicine and Telehealth

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.

Prevention Practice

A Physical Therapist's Guide to Health, Fitness, and Wellness

Prevention Practice

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

Lutheran Identity and Political Theology

Lutheran Identity and Political Theology

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.