Diversity and difference in communication
Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication – whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service – means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This unit explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.
Corporations and Earth Resources
Corporations and earth resources, development and social impact; Confronting environmental racism today at home and in toxic colonialism abroad.
28. Mises.org in the Context of Publishing History Cultural Relevancy of a Diabetes Prevention Nutrition Program for African American Women Addressing Health Care Disparities and Increasing Workforce Diversity: The Next Step for the Dental, Development Governance and the Media: the role of the media in building African society The Global Economic Crisis - Meeting the Challenge Surviving the global economic crisis - perspectives from Africa and Asia 'Responding to the Global Crisis' and 'Climate Change Mitigation and Development' Severn Cullis-Suzuki - 2008 (2 of 4) Europe – the traitor's kiss What does the Financial Crisis mean for Developing Countries? 14.02 Principles of Macroeconomics (MIT) Change Your Mind: Memory and Disease Nanotechnology and the Study of Human Diseases Biological Large Scale Integration Recent History of Boston Transportation MIT Perspective on Engineering Systems The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age
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Diabetes among African American women is a pressing health concern, yet there are few evaluated culturally relevant prevention programs for this population. This article describes a case study of the Eat Well Live Well Nutrition Program, a community-based, culturally specific diabetes prevention nutrition program for African American women. The stages of change theory and principles from community organization guided the development of the program. Health education strategies, including particip
The racial/ethnic composition of our nation is projected to change drastically in the coming decades. It is therefore important that the health professions improve their efforts to provide culturally competent care to all patients. We reviewed literature concerning health care disparities and workforce diversity issues—particularly within the oral health field— and provide a synthesis of recommendations to address these issues. This review is highly relevant to both the medical and public he
How can the media hold governments in developing countries to account? How can more effective media development improve development more widely? What is the impact of the digital revolution in Africa? Are there fragile states in which media development must be abandoned altogether? This report sets out the POLIS view of 'networked journalism' for fostering media development in Africa.
A panel discussion on the current global economic crisis: its origins, transmission, and possible impact and resolution. Tim Besley, Francesco Caselli, Chris Pissarides and Danny Quah are all economics professors at LSE.
A meeting that will present perspectives on the global crisis from leading figures in the field of growth and international development. Presentations will focus on the effects of the global economic downturn on developing countries, how those countries are managing the impact of the crisis, and what more might be done to assist them. This event is being organized in cooperation with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Heiner Flassbeck presents The Trade and Development Report 2009, subtitled "Responding to the Global Crisis and Climate Change Mitigation and Development." The worst economic downturn since the Great Depression is having a serious impact on developing countries, and at this point UNCTAD economists estimate that it will be virtually impossible for sub-Saharan African nations to achieve such United Nations Millennium Development Goals as halving extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. The report recom
In this video, Severn Cullis-Suzuki speaks at the October 29, 2008 Students for Sustainability Tour at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver, BC. She talks about the vital importance of sustainability, her journey over the past 16 years, her vision for the future, and the actions students can take to 'Just Do It' for a sustainable future.
After the recent focus on internal issues, the EU is now turning its attention to global matters. What impact will the emerging economic powerhouses of India, China and Brazil have on Europe's revitalised outward-looking perspective? Chris Bryant MP is UK Minister for Europe.
Where does the credit crunch leave developing countries? In this podcast, Ngaire Woods, Christina Ward and Jeni Wharton discuss the impact of the current financial crisis on the developing world and the G20's responsibility towards developing countries.
This course is designed to introduce classic macroeconomic issues such as growth, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, exchange rates, technological progress, and budget deficits. The course will provide a unified framework to address these issues and to study the impact of different policies, such as monetary and fiscal policies, on the aggregate behavior of individuals. These analytical tools will be used to understand the recent experience of the United States and other countries and to a
How do we distinguish our friends from foes? How does dementia destroy memory? And how can past experience invade the present with destructive force? Scientists are closing in on the biochemical roots of these neurological puzzles.
Thomas Insel describes the profound impact of a small group of neuropeptides on
Subra Suresh fleshes out the promise of nanotechnology, at least in regard to our understanding of disease. His talk, which focuses on malaria and its impact on red blood cells, demonstrates how the fields of engineering, biology and medicine are converging.
To function properly, he explains, a red blood cel
Though Stephen Quake’s research is confined to the smallest of scales, his achievements have already made a large impact on the study of biology. Quake’s area of microfluidics involves fabricating tiny devices akin to those a plumber uses, but useful on the molecular level. Quake modestly describes his “plumbing
Frederick Salvucci’s perspective on transportation development is an amalgam of civil engineering, history, economics, policy, and not least, the direct impact on people’s lives. Here he surveys the evolution of transportation in Boston and beyond from the 1830s to the present.
Salvucci covers si
The field of systems engineering has only recently emerged, and as this symposium demonstrates, defies precise definition. But MIT has taken this evolving area to heart, nurturing a new division and encouraging a raft of ventures that in their execution, may help shape the field for the next century.
An MIT freshman in 1
The authors of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy caused a sensation on the Beltway and on campuses across the U.S. Here they walk a respectful MIT audience through their argument that Israel does not deserve unconditional support from the U.S.
Stephen Walt builds a case that a special relationship exists
In a panel moderated by James Paradis, five former Comparative Media Studies (CMS) students discuss their personal experiences within the CMS program and the impact it has had on their understanding, interpretation, and implementation of creativity in the digital age.
Creativity may be perceived, traditionally, as
Cultural Relevancy of a Diabetes Prevention Nutrition Program for African American Women
Addressing Health Care Disparities and Increasing Workforce Diversity: The Next Step for the Dental,
Development Governance and the Media: the role of the media in building African society
The Global Economic Crisis - Meeting the Challenge
Surviving the global economic crisis - perspectives from Africa and Asia
'Responding to the Global Crisis' and 'Climate Change Mitigation and Development'
Severn Cullis-Suzuki - 2008 (2 of 4)
Europe – the traitor's kiss
What does the Financial Crisis mean for Developing Countries?
14.02 Principles of Macroeconomics (MIT)
Change Your Mind: Memory and Disease
Nanotechnology and the Study of Human Diseases
Biological Large Scale Integration
Recent History of Boston Transportation
MIT Perspective on Engineering Systems
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
Creativity and Collaboration in the Digital Age