Meghan s World

Meghan s World Author Diane M. Renna
ISBN-10 0978833902
Year 2007
Pages 32
Language en

Validates children's feelings and briefly describes therapies that helped Meghan overcome her Sensory Processing Disorder.


Windfall Author Meghan L. O'Sullivan
ISBN-10 9781501107931
Year 2017-09-12
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

The Harvard professor argues that fears of energy scarcity have resulted in energy abundance, and describes how new energy realities create a strategic environment to Americas advantage.

The CoolKids

The CoolKids Author Ramsey Dean
ISBN-10 9781617924521
Year 2001-04-04
Pages 538
Language en
Publisher Ramsey Dean

The CoolKids is the story of the last week of high school for instantly iconic idealist Bartholomew Moriarty. Bart is no ordinary teenager; he's that one kid in every class, whose superior worldview and punk rock shoot-from-the-hip style make him a thorn in everyone's side. He's the product of a scene now 30 yearsin the making, leaning on words like "integrity" and "credibility" to bridge any gap in logic, and he advocates with fire andbrimstone from one of the most extreme teenage points of view: Hardcore Straight Edge Vegan. The suburban tranquility that surrounds him is in marked contrast to his music and its militant call to rebellion as well as his obsession with the brands that define his identity and the superiority that adherence to his own strict code creates. Bart is caught up in thestruggle of the ages: metalheads against jocks, jocks against crombies, crombies against muggles, muggles against metalheads, and everyone against that fringe group of Hardcore Straight Edge Vegans. It's a heated battle, the coveted title of The Coolkids has been at stake for many years, but that is all coming to an end next week, that crown being laid to rest at a ceremony called graduation. As leader of his cutting edge clique, his gang's idealism starts to change as the forces of graduation push them to make choices about their future; rumors of friends going off to college and getting jobs push Bart to a state of paranoia as his social movement seems to be coming to an abrupt end. If he can stop graduation, convince his friends not to go to college, or prove their superiority to the other cliques and take his movement to a wider audience, just maybe he'll be able to save everything he's fought so hard to establish.

World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy

World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy Author Richard M Scheffler
ISBN-10 9789814612333
Year 2016-01-28
Pages 1628
Language en
Publisher World Scientific

This Handbook covers major topics in global health economics and public policy and provides a timely, systematic review of the field. Edited by Richard M Scheffler, Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Public Policy and Director of the Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley, the Handbook features academics and practitioners from more than a dozen countries. Contributors are from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, University of York, University of Oslo, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of California - Berkeley, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, Harvard Medical School, OECD, the World Health Organization and the World Bank, many of whom have also acted as economic and policy advisors to government and non-governmental organizations across the world. Experts in these areas who provide critical analyses and relevant data for further exploration and research include: Thomas E Getzen, Executive Director of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA); Douglas E Hough, Associate Scientist and Associate Director of the Master in Healthcare Management programme at the Bloomberg School of Public Health of John Hopkins University; Guillem López-Casasnovas, former President of iHEA and member of the Advisory Council of the Spanish Health and Social Welfare Ministry and of the Advisory Council of the Catalan Health Ministry since 1984; Alistair McGuire, Professor of Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political and advisor to a number of governments and governmental bodies across Europe; Tor Iversen, Research Director at the Health Economics Research Programme at the University of Oslo and former member of the iHEA Arrow Award Committee 2007–2011; William H Dow, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at University of California ,Berkeley and former Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisors (White House); Audrey Laporte, the Director of the Canadian Centre for Health Economics; Alexander S Preker, President and CEO of Health Investment & Financing Corporation; Ayda Yurekli, who initiated and developed the World Health Organization TaXSiM simulation model that has been used by many Ministries of Finance around the world for the development of tax policies; Marko Vujicic, Managing Vice President of the Health Policy Resources Center at the American Dental Association; Mark Sculpher, Director of the Programme on Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment at the University of York and former President of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) (2011–2012); and Peter Berman, who has had almost 40 years of experience in global health and was formerly a Lead Health Economist at the World Bank. The Handbook spans across three volumes. The chapters deal with key global issues in health economics, are evidence-based, and offer innovative policy alternatives and solutions. The Handbook's approach toward global health economics and public policy will make it a useful resource for health economists, policymakers, private sector companies, NGOs, government decision-makers and those who manage healthcare systems. Errata(s) Errata (255 KB) Contents:Volume 1 — The Economics of Health and Health Systems:Healthcare Spending and Economic Growth (Edit V Velenyi)Macroeconomics, Trade and Health (Richard Smith, Marcus Keogh-Brown and Johanna Hanefeld)Measuring and Forecasting Global Health Expenditures (Thomas E Getzen)Economics of Financing Health Care (Alexander S Preker, Sherry Glied, Dov Chernichovsky, and Marisa Gil Lapetra)Alternative Financing Strategies for Universal Health Coverage (Joseph Kutzin, Winnie Yip, and Cheryl Cashin)Global Risk-Adjusted Payment Models (Camilo Cid, Randall P Ellis, Verónica Vargas, Juergen Wasem, and Lorena Prieto)Resource Allocation and Priority Setting in Health Care Systems (Guillem Lopez-Casasnovas and Laura Pellise)Estimating Health Care Treatment Costs (Alistair McGuire and Maria Raikou)Incentivizing Health Care Utilization and Health Outcomes (William H Dow, Justin S White, and Stefano Bertozzi)Economic Evaluation of Healthcare Programmes and Interventions: Applications to Low- and Middle-Income Countries (Paul Revill, Beth Woods, and Mark J Sculpher)Inequalities and Inequities in Health and Health Care (Marisol Rodríguez and Rosa Urbanos-Garrido)Volume 2 — Health Determinants and Outcomes:Mental Health (Martin Knapp and Valentina Iemmi)Aging and Long-Term Care (Audrey Laporte and Meghan McMahon)Dental Care (Marko Vujicic, Eduardo Bernabé, Daniela Garbin Neumann, Carlos Quiñonez and Elizabeth Mertz)Personalized Medicine: Economic Evaluation and Evidence (Kathryn A Phillips, Katherine Payne, and Ken Redekop)Social Capital and Health (Lorenzo Rocco and Eline Aas)Economics of Tobacco Control and Health (Ayda Yurekli, Nigar Nargis, Mark Goodchild, Chonlathan Visaruthvong, Sophia Delipalla, Evan Blecher, Anne-Marie Perucic, Teh-Wei Hu, Anita Lee, and Frank Chaloupka)Health Effects of Alcohol Consumption (Catherine Lau and Alex Lau)The Health Impacts of Obesity (Franco Sassi, Marion Devaux and Michele Cecchini)The Economics of Women's Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Life Cycle Approach (Marcella Alsan, Afsan Bhadelia, Patricia Foo, Corinna Haberland, and Felicia Knaul)The Role of Policy Making for Investing in Women's and Children's Health (Flavia Bustreo, Jennifer Franz-Vasdeki, Shyama Kuruvilla, Blerta Maliqi, and Rachael Hinton)Behavioral Economics: Health Applications in the US (Douglas E Hough)Behavioral Economics: Health Applications in the UK (Adam Oliver)Volume 3 — Health System Characteristics and Performance:Hospital Quality and Performance Around the Globe (Barbara McPake)Global Human Resources for Health (Joanne Spetz, Michelle Tellez, and Brent Fulton)Impact and Costs of Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology (Panos Kanavos)Technological Innovation in Health Care: A Global Perspective (Sheila Smith)Primary Care: Effectiveness and Costs (Tor Iversen)Health Systems Performance (Peter Berman)Pay for Performance in Health Systems: Theory, Evidence and Case Studies (Jed Friedman and Richard M Scheffler)Medical Tourism (Johanna Hanefeld, Richard Smith, and Thinakorn Noree)Public–Private Partnerships (Pedro Pita Barros and Rui Sousa Monteiro)Translational Health Economics (Wolf Rogowski, Jürgen John, and Maarten IJjzerman)

The Importance of Civility

The Importance of Civility Author T. S. Bogorad
ISBN-10 9781425958947
Year 2006-08-01
Pages 348
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse

Your choices, charm, and chutzpah can revitalize your community. In her first book, Bogorad reminds us that we are all social beings, who need to socially interact to thrive as individuals and to sustain strong communities. She shares with us the theory that social isolation leads to victimization and weakens our communities. And she warns us that social cannibalism may consume us if we continue to ignore our need and our obligation to socially interact with each other. If you are a person whose community has been weakened by incivility, victimization, and/or addiction, the ideas within her book may help you strengthen your community. Or if you are a person, who has minimal contact with other people, her ideas may provide you with a reason to increase the quantity and quality of your interactions. Or if you are a person, who lives in a community without incivility, victimization, and addiction, the contents of her book may help you understand those of us whose social environment is not as perfect as yours. But no matter who you are, reading her book will cause you to wonder about the importance of civility and the costs of incivility. Remember: We all need a village. And ponder: What we do not say does hurt us, and our polite interaction with others strengthens us and our community. according to Bogorad.

A Marriage for Meghan

A Marriage for Meghan Author Mary Ellis
ISBN-10 9780736941655
Year 2011-10-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harvest House Publishers

When Meghan Yost starts teaching in the Old Order district, a troubled student challenges her authority and a male suitor challenges her patience, as Special Agent Thomas Mast arrives to investigate a wave of hate crimes.

One World

One World Author Lindsey Hannah Kidwell
ISBN-10 9781462864324
Year 2011-05-02
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher BookBaby

All Alice ever wanted was to live a normal life. Graduate high school, earn a scholarship, and go to a faraway college. When her step father, Donnie, goes on a week-long business trip and Alice is kidnapped everything changes. Alice is thrown into a world where the owner of the worldwide business, one world, is drugging business owners in order to buy out them out forcefully. And Alice, along with her new friends and family, are the only ones who can stop him. The world is not as it seems and Alice is not who she thought she was.

Gendering Ethnicity in African Women s Lives

Gendering Ethnicity in African Women   s Lives Author Jan Bender Shetler
ISBN-10 9780299303945
Year 2015-05-05
Pages 348
Language en
Publisher University of Wisconsin Pres

The elegists, ancient Rome s most introspective poets, filled their works with vivid, first-person accounts of dreams. Emma Scioli examines these varied and visually striking textual dreamscapes, arguing that the poets exploited dynamics of visual representation to share with readers the intensely personal experience of dreaming. "


Policing Author Geoffrey P. Alpert
ISBN-10 9781478627258
Year 2014-10-28
Pages 303
Language en
Publisher Waveland Press

The second edition of Policing: Continuity and Change effectively combines theory, research, policy, and practical experience. Strategies for policing in the United States have evolved rapidly in the last four decades. This concise introduction provides the necessary background to understand the challenges of policing, the innovations in the field, and the reforms shaping the profession. Discussions of recruitment, socialization, and organization delineate who the police are, what they do, and how the police culture affects officers. The authors highlight the proactive skills necessary for solving problems and for productive interactions with community members. They emphasize the need for policies and training regarding use of force. This vital, up-to-date overview explores the implications for policing as departments employ new technologies and respond to demands for accountability.

Triumph of the Heart

Triumph of the Heart Author Megan Feldman Bettencourt
ISBN-10 9780399184833
Year 2016-08-09
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Penguin

Drawing on the latest research and remarkable tales of forgiveness from around the world, journalist Megan Feldman explores how forgiveness, when practiced in the right ways, can save lives, make us happier and healthier, and lead to a better world. Veteran journalist Megan Feldman was still smarting over a bitter breakup when she began working on a feature article about a father named Azim who had truly forgiven the man who killed his son. She had found herself totally and completely unable to forgive her ex-boyfriend, and yet Azim had managed to forgive his own son s murderer. Forgiveness has long been touted by religious leaders as a moral imperative. But Megan wanted to know exactly what it means from a scientific perspective, and why forgiving those who have wronged you is one of the best things you can do for yourself. In "Triumph of the Heart," Feldman embarks on a quest to understand this complex idea, drawing on the latest research showing that forgiveness can provide a range of health benefits, from relieving depression to decreasing high blood pressure. The journey takes her from New Zealand and the Maori who practice their own form of restorative justice, to a principal in Baltimore who uses forgiveness techniques to eradicate violence in her school, and to recovered addicts who restarted their lives by seeking and receiving forgiveness. She travels to Rwanda to learn about forgiveness in the face of unthinkable atrocities. This book is a guide for how the practice of forgiveness can help us all in our search for a satisfying, fulfilling, good life. "

BPM Driving Innovation in a Digital World

BPM   Driving Innovation in a Digital World Author Jan vom Brocke
ISBN-10 9783319144306
Year 2015-02-21
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher Springer

This book shows how business process management (BPM), as a management discipline at the intersection of IT and Business, can help organizations to master digital innovations and transformations. At the same time, it discusses how BPM needs to be further developed to successfully act as a driver for innovation in a digital world. In recent decades, BPM has proven extremely successful in managing both continuous and radical improvements in many sectors and business areas. While the digital age brings tremendous new opportunities, it also brings the specific challenge of correctly positioning and scoping BPM in organizations. This book shows how to leverage BPM to drive business innovation in the digital age. It brings together the views of the world’s leading experts on BPM and also presents a number of practical cases. It addresses mangers as well as academics who share an interest in digital innovation and business process management. The book covers topics such as BPM and big data, BPM and the Internet of Things, and BPM and social media. While these technological and methodological aspects are key to BPM, process experts are also aware that further nontechnical organizational capabilities are required for successful innovation. The ideas presented in this book have helped us a lot while implementing process innovations in our global Logistics Service Center. Joachim Gantner, Director IT Services, Swarovski AG Managing Processes – everyone talks about it, very few really know how to make it work in today’s agile and competitive world. It is good to see so many leading experts taking on the challenge in this book. Cornelius Clauser, Chief Process Officer, SAP SE This book provides worthwhile readings on new developments in advanced process analytics and process modelling including practical applications – food for thought how to succeed in the digital age. Ralf Diekmann, Head of Business Excellence, Hilti AG This book is as an important step towards process innovation systems. I very much like to congratulate the editors and authors for presenting such an impressive scope of ideas for how to address the challenging, but very rewarding marriage of BPM and innovation. Professor Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology

Ignatieff s World

Ignatieff s World Author Denis Smith
ISBN-10 1550289624
Year 2006-09-15
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher James Lorimer & Company

As a journalist, author and public intellectual, Michael Ignatieff has become a major figure in Britain, the U.S. and Canada. He is a recognized world authority on human rights and nationalism - and a leading candidate for the Liberal party leadership. With no experience in Canadian politics, Ignatieff comes with no political baggage. Much like Pierre Elliott Trudeau, he would put a completely fresh face on the country's 'natural governing party.' But Michael Ignatieff does have a track record, as a thinker and public intellectual. That record is the focus of this book. Here Denis Smith, the distinguished Canadian biographer of Liberal Walter Gordon and Conservative John Diefenbaker, examines Ignatieff's extensive writings to capture the essence of his values and his approach to the world. In the past ten years, Michael Ignatieff has written about the Balkans, the role of the U.S. in the world, and Iraq. He has taken positions on missile defence, pre-emptive war, the rights of accused terrorists, the use by governments of torture. He has been at the centre of many debates - such as a recent British controversy about whether he has helped the Bush administration legitimize the use of torture. In this book, Denis Smith presents Ignatieff's intellectual journey from liberal internationalism to support for the American invasion of Iraq, Canadian military intervention in Afghanistan, and the selective use of assassination by governments.

College Knowledge

College Knowledge Author David Louis Schoem
ISBN-10 0472030353
Year 2005
Pages 229
Language en
Publisher University of Michigan Press

Practical advice on every aspect of campus life for students headed off to college What educators and students have to say about David Schoem's College Knowledge: "David Schoem is a devoted teacher. He recognizes the challenges of preparing to be a responsible, compassionate, successful adult in the twenty-first century. He has written a book that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of its readers." ---Jeffrey Lehman, President, Cornell University "College Knowledge is full of wise, straight-to-the-point guidance for success both in and out of the classroom. Every first-year student should read-a--nd heed---David Schoem's advice. Though written for students, parents of first-year students can learn from it, too!" ---Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College "College Knowledge is a deceptively straightforward guide appropriate for any student entering higher education. As both a parent and an educator, I highly recommend this sage, yet easy-to-digest guide as a must for the college-bound young adult." ---Pamela Horne, Director of Admissions, Michigan State University "Professor Schoem's insights and encouragement helped me to create many of my most satisfying and lasting experiences during college. This book captures his infectious enthusiasm and will inspire readers to take risks in exploring all that college has to offer." ---Miriam Vogel, former Schoem student