Over the last 50 years, human activities - particularly the burning of fossil fuels - have released sufficient quantities of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to trap additional heat in the lower atmosphere and addict the global climate in the last 130 years, the world has warmed by approximately 0.85oC. Each of the last 3 decades has been successively warmer than any preceding decade since 1850. The seas levels are rising glaciers are melting and precipitation patterns are changing. Extreme weather events are becoming more intense and frequent. Although global warming may bring some localized benefits, such as fewer winter deaths in temperate climates and increased food production in certain areas, the overall health effects of changing climate are likely to be overwhelmingly negative. Climate change affects social and environmental determinants of health - clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter.
Release on 2018-07-02 | by Michael Filimowicz,Veronika Tzankova
Author: Michael Filimowicz,Veronika Tzankova
As the first extensive exploration of contemporary third wave HCI, this handbook covers key developments at the leading edge of human-computer interactions. Now in its second decade as a major current of HCI research, the third wave integrates insights from the humanities and social sciences to emphasize human dimensions beyond workplace efficiency or cognitive capacities. The earliest HCI work was strongly based on the concept of human-machine coupling, which expanded to workplace collaboration as computers came into mainstream professional use. Today HCI can connect to almost any human experience because there are new applications for every aspect of daily life. Volume 1 - Technologies covers technical application areas related to artificial intelligence, metacreation, machine learning, perceptual computing, 3D printing, critical making, physical computing, the internet of things, accessibility, sonification, natural language processing, multimodal display, and virtual reality.
Release on 2016-11-10 | by Melanie Kay Smith,László Puczkó
Author: Melanie Kay Smith,László Puczkó
Pubpsher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Business & Economics
The Routledge Handbook of Health Tourism provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the philosophical, conceptual and managerial issues in the field of health tourism with contributions from more than 30 expert academics and practitioners from around the world. Terms that are used frequently when defining health tourism, such as wellbeing, wellness, holistic, medical and spiritual, are analysed and explored, as is the role that health and health tourism play in quality-of-life enhancement, wellbeing, life satisfaction and happiness. An overview is provided of health tourism facilities such as thermal waters, spas, retreats and wellness hotels and the various challenges inherent in managing these profitably and sustainably. Typologies are given not only of subsectors of health tourism and related activities but also of destinations, such as natural landscapes, historic townscapes or individual resources or attractions around which whole infrastructures have been developed. Attention is paid to some of the lifestyle changes that are taking place in societies which influence consumer behaviour, motivations and demand for health tourism, including government policies, regulations and ethical considerations. This significant volume offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text is international in focus, encouraging dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study and will be an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in health tourism.
A strikingly effective, one-of-a-kind learning resource This one-of-a-kind learning resource for neonatal nurse practitioner/clinical nurse specialist students in both academic and clinical settings uses complex case studies to reinforce the best practices in treating vulnerable neonatal patients. Based on applications and outcomes, the case study approach develops critical thinking and clinical decision making and fosters effective role transition in practice-based disciplines. Authored by leading neonatal nurse practitioner (NNP) educators nationwide, these multifaceted, unfolding case studies address and synthesize the most important content covered throughout the NNP curriculum. Additional audiences for this book include interprofessional staff working in Level II and Level III nursery settings. Beginning with case studies for identifying maternal risk factors, and culminating in case studies for communicating with parents, this text shows a holistic view of caring for neonatal patients. Chapters organized by body system address diseases and disorders and prompt the reader for diagnosis and treatment. Progressing from basic to complex, case studies include objectives, clinical pearls, and critical thinking questions. A robust instructor tool kit contains pedagogical strategies for facilitating online discussion, chapter conclusion quizzes, a variety of simulation experiences, and more. Key Features: Uses a complex case-based learning approach for neonatal advanced practice nursing-the first book to do so Authored by leading NNP educators nationwide Provides case studies synthesizing key content areas Helps prepare students for effective role transition Includes a robust instructor toolkit and can be used in online courses
The Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. Colour headwords, cultural notes, a section on translation problems and now including all the changes from the 2006 German Spelling Reform, the Collins German Dictionary & Grammar is the ideal book for intermediate learners.
Boxes and How We Fill Them addresses a wide variety of sexuality issues, from desire discrepancy to erectile dysfunction to polyamory. Written by a specialist in sex therapy and education, Boxes offers engaging exercises and techniques anyone can use to communicate better about sex and to overcome issues in the bedroom. While not a replacement for therapy, this book helps readers grapple with sexuality issues, engage in self-care, and find empowerment. Identify your own struggles related to sexuality and get the tools you need to move forward in your relationship.
Release on 2019-11-29 | by Shane P Desselle,David P. Zgarrick,Greg Alston,Leticia R. Moczygemba
Author: Shane P Desselle,David P. Zgarrick,Greg Alston,Leticia R. Moczygemba
Pubpsher: McGraw Hill Professional
The leading text on pharmacy management – updated to reflect the latest trends and topics Pharmacy Management is a comprehensive textbook that combines evidence-based management theories with practical solutions for the issues pharmacists face every day. Enhanced by input from educators, researchers, students and practicing pharmacists, the Fifth Edition addresses the evolving role of pharmacists in today’s every-changing environment. Covering the gamut of activities performed by pharmacists, from managing money to managing personal stress, this complete guide explains vital pharmacy management topics across all practice settings. Featuring material derived from the best and most contemporary primary literature, Pharmacy Management focuses on learning the skills essential to the everyday practice of pharmacy. Long after readers have completed pharmacy school, they will turn to Pharmacy Management for answers to make their practice more professionally rewarding and personally enriching. •Market: Physical Therapy students (30,000/USA) •New Chapters: Ethical Decision Making and Problem Solving, Negotiating, and Pharmacy Technicians •Covers all aspects of pharmacy management, from managing money and people to personal stress
A high-yield board review and quick reference for Rehabilitation Medicine Rehabilitation Medicine Rapid Review is written primarily for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents preparing for their board exams, and is also an excellent reference for practicing physicians who need a primer on this rapidly growing specialty. With content organized around the American board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation core curriculum, this powerful review is enhanced by more than 500 review questions and answers, and concise, bulleted, high-yield text. Readers will find quick answers to common and infrequent issues encountered in rehabilitation medicine