Social and Health Services are at the core of the debate in Europe. On the one hand the topic tackles on of the vital points of the claimed European social Model. On the other hand, politics around these services are very much about their liberalisation and managerialisation. The 21 contributions that are gathered in this volume take up on this topic and show the complexity of the topic. And it is only by spanning from the fundamental questions around human and social rights to the concrete analysis of service provision and use of services.
Eating Right in America is a powerful critique of dietary reform in the United States from the late nineteenth-century emergence of nutritional science through the contemporary alternative food movement and campaign against obesity. Charlotte Biltekoff analyzes the discourses of dietary reform, including the writings of reformers, as well as the materials they created to bring their messages to the public. She shows that while the primary aim may be to improve health, the process of teaching people to ´´eat right” in the U.S. inevitably involves shaping certain kinds of subjects and citizens, and shoring up the identity and social boundaries of the ever-threatened American middle class. Without discounting the pleasures of food or the value of wellness, Biltekoff advocates a critical reappraisal of our obsession with diet as a proxy for health. Based on her understanding of the history of dietary reform, she argues that talk about ´´eating right” in America too often obscures structural and environmental stresses and constraints, while naturalizing the dubious redefinition of health as an individual responsibility and imperative. The book is published by Duke University Press 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015978/bk_acx0_015978_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The nation´s premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country. In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. With chapters like ´´The 10 Rules of Successful Communication´´ and ´´The 21 Words and Phrases for the 21st Century´´, he examines how choosing the right words is essential. Nobody is in a better position to explain than Frank Luntz; he has used his knowledge of words to help more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies grow. He tells us why Rupert Murdoch´s six-billion-dollar decision to buy DirectTV was smart, because ´´satellite´´ was more cutting edge than ´´digital cable´´, and why pharmaceutical companies transitioned their message from ´´treatment´´ to ´´prevention´´ and ´´wellness´´. If you´ve ever wanted to talk your way out of a traffic ticket or talk your way into a raise, this audiobook´s for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Frank Luntz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hype/000049/bk_hype_000049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Political and congressional brinkmanship puts the US and the world in politico-financial jeopardy. We all need to understand this, culturally, and to change it. These dynamics effect our lives directly. Dr. Cliff takes a new, deeper look at governmental, organizational, and local group dynamics. This includes a point of view - and solutions - based on his depth psychology. As we help create breakthroughs and understandings, let us hope this reaches our hallowed halls of congress. And very soon! This book is not only about financial health. The conundrum of the fiscal cliff has to do with more than dollars. Its solution demands a new awareness about politics - and about those who say they represent us. We need to look more deeply at their thought process, their motivations and their actions. The fiscal cliffs we face will demand a better sense of wellness, well-being and balance. This implies the best mental health - for them and for us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Clifford Brickman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086379/bk_acx0_086379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From The New York Times bestselling author of Oath of Office comes a gripping thriller at the crossroads of politics and medicineDr. Lou Welcome, from Palmer´s bestselling Oath of Office, is back in this heart stopping medical thriller. A desperate phone call embroils Lou in scandal and murder involving Dr. Gary McHugh, known around the Capital as the ´´society doc.´´ Lou has been supervising McHugh, formerly a black-out drinker, through his work with the Physician Wellness Office. McHugh has been very cavalier about his recovery, barely attending AA and refusing a sponsor. But Lou sees progress, and the two men are becoming friends. Now, McHugh has been found unconscious in his wrecked car after visiting a patient of his, the powerful Congressman Elias Colston, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Soon after McHugh awakens in the hospital ER, Colston´s wife returns home to find her husband shot dead in their garage. She then admits to the police that she had just broken off a long-standing affair with McHugh. Something about McHugh´s story has Lou believing he is telling the truth, that the Congressman was dead when he arrived and before he blacked out. Lou agrees to look into matters, but when he encounters motive, method and opportunity he is hard pressed to believe in his friend - that is until a deadly high-level conspiracy begins to unravel, and Lou acquires information that makes him the next target. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Petkoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001530/bk_aren_001530_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What are the processes that lead to illness and, inversely, to health and wellness? How can healthcare systems be improved to help prevent and manage illness? What are the primary political and lifestyle factors that can contribute to the promotion of public health and wellbeing? Part of the Palgrave Insights in Psychology series, this straight-forward text provides a well-rounded introduction to the topic of health psychology and delivers an overview of the key issues within the discipline. Readers can expect to learn about the various sub-disciplines that comprise this interdisciplinary area of psychology such as sociology, medicine and politics. Written for those who would like to gain a general understanding of the profession and discipline of the subject, this book introduces the main disorders at the heart of health psychology´s focus such chronic illness, cancer, pain, stress, smoking cessation and weight loss. Further, Rodham examines the behavioural factors and wider political processes that affect the psychology of health, illness and healthcare in society. This title stands as part of the Insights series edited by Nigel Holt and Rob Lewis, containing well-rounded, quick guides to the cornerstone theories, main topics and theoretical perspectives of their subjects and are useful for pre-undergraduate students looking to find incisive introductions to subjects that they may be considering for undergraduate study or those looking for helpful preparatory reading for undergraduate modules in the prospective subject.
Have you been pushed aside, rejected, made fun of, or simply ignored due to your height? In the United States, the average adult male is 5´10´´. If you fall below this metric, you may face some of these challenges, having been labeled ´´short´´ by society. Research confirms what you may already know: Society favors taller guys. Height bias in American society is widespread. In general, being taller opens the door for more opportunities in business, politics, dating, and sports. As a result, some guys and teens who are vertically challenged succumb to a defeatist or victim mindset. Who can blame them? After all, society is programmed to think and feel a certain way, which can make life an uphill battle for the not-so-tall. While height bias may have strong grips in certain areas of life and with some people, heart and determination cannot be measured. This book synthesizes height data across different professions and compiles stories of short guy fraternity members who’ve achieved amazing heights in life. It also includes action items to power-up self-confidence, health, and wellness. If you’re looking for education, motivation, or strategies, think of this book as a tool to level the playing field, or at least, to better understand it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seth Ulinski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118118/bk_acx0_118118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.