Aging between Participation and Simulation Book

Aging between Participation and Simulation


  • Author : Joschka Haltaufderheide
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2020-04-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110677485

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Aging between Participation and Simulation Excerpt :

With increasing urgency, decisions about the digitalized future of healthcare and implementations of new assistive technologies are becoming focal points of societal and scientific debates and addresses large audiences. Decisions require a careful weighing of risks and benefits and contextualizing in-depth ethical analysis with robust empirical data. However, up to now, research on social assistive technologies is mostly dispersed over different academic fields and disciplines. A comprehensive overview on discussions regarding values at stake and ethical assessment of recent developments especially in healthcare is largely missing. This publication initiates an interdisciplinary discourse on ethical, legal and social implications of socially assistive technologies in healthcare. Contributions include perspectives from nursing science, social sciences, philosophy, medical ethics, economics and law to present an – to our knowledge – first and comprehensive overview on different aspects of the use and implementation of socially assistive technologies from an ethical perspective. It combines practically relevant insights and examples from current research and development with ethical analysis to uncover exemplary moral tipping points between promotion of participation or well-being and risks and damages to these values. Healthcare professionals involved in implementation of smart technologies as well as scholars from the field of humanities, nursing and medicine, interested in the discussions on ethics and technology in healthcare, will benefit from this new contribution. The publication is part of the international DigitAs conference "Aging between Participation and Simulation – Ethical Dimensions of Socially Assistive Technologies" held at the Institute of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine (Ruhr University Bochum) from 4 February to 8 February 2019. Within this framework, twelve young scholars were invited to discuss their contributions with renowned expert

Clinical Topics in Old Age Psychiatry Book

Clinical Topics in Old Age Psychiatry


  • Author : Julian C. Hughes
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108706148

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Clinical Topics in Old Age Psychiatry Excerpt :

An overview of important current subjects in old age psychiatry, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the speciality.

Clinical Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Book

Clinical Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


  • Author : William MacNee
  • Publisher : Professional Communications
  • Release Date : 2009-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9781932610505

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Clinical Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Excerpt :

This book reviews the differential diagnosis, pathogenesis, and clinical management of COPD, plus specific treatment regimens, treatment of acute exacerbations, goals of therapy, prognosis, nonpharmacologic management, and smoking cessation. A main focus of the text is pharmacologic treatment of COPD, with results of major clinical trials for COPD medication agents reviewed. Pertinent clinical issues encountered in the management of COPD are discussed. Relevant consensus statements and guidelines on treatment are reviewed and critiqued.

Care Related Quality of Life in Old Age Book

Care Related Quality of Life in Old Age


  • Author : Marja Vaarama
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-10-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387721699

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Care Related Quality of Life in Old Age Excerpt :

It’s a core issue at the heart of elder care: while best-practice data exist for long-term care, quality of life as a concept, measure and standard for care outcomes remains elusive. The result of an ambitious European research initiative, the Care Keys Project addresses quality of life issues among frail, care-dependent seniors, taking their social as well as health needs into account. This resulting volume explains the theory behind Care Keys, its methodology, empirical findings, and practical considerations in promoting effective, efficient elder care aimed at social and emotional well-being and including disabled and cognitively impaired patients.

Mental Health in Later Life Book

Mental Health in Later Life


  • Author : Milne, Alisoun
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447305736

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Mental Health in Later Life Excerpt :

Focusing on mental health rather than mental illness, this book adopts a lifecourse approach to understanding mental health and wellbeing in later life. Well-respected author and scholar Alisoun Milne explores the influences of lifecourse experiences, structural inequalities, socio-political context, history, gender and age related factors and engages with new ways of thinking about preventing mental ill health and promoting mental health in later life. Drawing together material from a number of different fields, the book analyses the meaning and determinants of mental health among older populations and offers a critical review of the lifecourse, ageing and mental health discourse for students, professionals, policy makers and researchers.

Creative Approaches in Dementia Care Book

Creative Approaches in Dementia Care


  • Author : Hilary Lee
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-09-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230344501

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Creative Approaches in Dementia Care Excerpt :

A practical introduction to the use of the arts in dementia care. Based on experience, the book provides clear guidance on how to employ a variety of innovative techniques including art, music and dance therapies, to promote the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual well-being of people with dementia.

Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder Book

Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder


  • Author : American Psychiatric Association
  • Publisher : Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015042644321

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Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder Excerpt :

This manual provides the American Psychiatric Association's guidelines for the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder. It is divided into three sections, covering treatment recommendations; background information and review of available evidence; and future research needs. It seeks to summarize the specific forms of somatic, psychotherapeutic, psychosocial and educational treatments that have been developed to deal with major depressive disorder.

World Population Ageing 2017 Highlights Book

World Population Ageing 2017 Highlights


  • Author : United Nations
  • Publisher : UN
  • Release Date : 2019-01-31
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 : 9211515513

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World Population Ageing 2017 Highlights Excerpt :

Accurate, consistent and timely data on global trends in population age structure are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to population ageing and for setting policy priorities to promote the well-being of the growing number and share of older persons in the population. This publication presents the highlights of the World Population Ageing 2017 report, which summarizes the trends in population ageing drawn from the latest United Nations estimates and projections of population by age and sex, as published in World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. The present Highlights includes a special focus on trends in the household living arrangements of older persons - whether alone, with a spouse or with own children - reflecting newly compiled estimates from the United Nations Database on the Living Arrangements of Older Persons, 2017.

Abelian Properties of Anick Spaces Book

Abelian Properties of Anick Spaces


  • Author : Brayton Gray
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Release Date : 2017-02-20
  • Genre: Abelian groups
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN 10 : 9781470423087

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Abelian Properties of Anick Spaces Excerpt :

Anick spaces are closely connected with both EHP sequences and the study of torsion exponents. In addition they refine the secondary suspension and enter unstable periodicity. This work describes their -space properties as well as universal properties. Techniques include a new kind on Whitehead product defined for maps out of co-H spaces, calculations in an additive category that lies between the unstable category and the stable category, and a controlled version of the extension theorem of Gray and Theriault (Geom. Topol. 14 (2010), no. 1, 243–275).

Birationally Rigid Fano Threefold Hypersurfaces Book

Birationally Rigid Fano Threefold Hypersurfaces


  • Author : Ivan Cheltsov
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Release Date : 2017-02-20
  • Genre: Hypersurfaces
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9781470423162

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Birationally Rigid Fano Threefold Hypersurfaces Excerpt :

The authors prove that every quasi-smooth weighted Fano threefold hypersurface in the 95 families of Fletcher and Reid is birationally rigid.

 m KdV Solitons on the Background of Quasi Periodic Finite Gap Solutions Book

m KdV Solitons on the Background of Quasi Periodic Finite Gap Solutions


  • Author : Fritz Gesztesy
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN 10 : 9780821804063

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m KdV Solitons on the Background of Quasi Periodic Finite Gap Solutions Excerpt :

Using commutation methods, the authors present a general formalism to construct Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) and modified Korteweg-de Vries (mKdV) $N$-soliton solutions relative to arbitrary (m)KdV background solutions. As an illustration of these techniques, the authors combine them with algebro-geometric methods and Hirota's $\tau$-function approach to systematically derive the (m)KdV $N$-soliton solutions on quasi-periodic finite-gap backgrounds.

Abstract Band Method via Factorization  Positive and Band Extensions of Multivariable Almost Periodic Matrix Functions  and Spectral Estimation Book

Abstract Band Method via Factorization Positive and Band Extensions of Multivariable Almost Periodic Matrix Functions and Spectral Estimation


  • Author : L. Rodman
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN 10 : 9780821829967

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Abstract Band Method via Factorization Positive and Band Extensions of Multivariable Almost Periodic Matrix Functions and Spectral Estimation Excerpt :

New versions are developed of an abstract scheme, which are designed to provide a framework for solving a variety of extension problems. The abstract scheme is commonly known as the band method. The main feature of the new versions is that they express directly the conditions for existence of positive band extensions in terms of abstract factorizations (with certain additional properties). The results allow us to prove, among other things, that the band extension is continuous in an appropriate sense. Using the new versions of the abstract band method, we solve the positive extension problem for almost periodic matrix functions of several real variables with Fourier coefficients indexed in a given additive subgroup of the space of variables.This generality allows us to treat simultaneously many particular cases, for example the case of functions periodic in some variables and almost periodic in others. Necessary and sufficient conditions are given for the existence of positive extensions in terms of Toeplitz operators on Besikovitch spaces. Furthermore, when a solution exists a special extension (the band extension) is constructed which enjoys a maximum entropy property.A linear fractional parameterization of the set of all extensions is also provided. We interpret the obtained results (in the periodic case) in terms of existence of a multivariate autoregressive moving averages (ARMA) process with given autocorrelation coefficients, and identify its maximal prediction error. Another application concerns the solution of the positive extension problem in the context of Wiener algebra of infinite operator matrices. It includes the identification of the maximum entropy extension and a description of all positive extensions via a linear fractional formula. In the periodic case it solves a linear estimation problem for cyclostationary stochastic processes.

Diagonalizing Quadratic Bosonic Operators by Non Autonomous Flow Equations Book

Diagonalizing Quadratic Bosonic Operators by Non Autonomous Flow Equations


  • Author : Volker Bach
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Release Date : 2016-03-10
  • Genre: Hamiltonian operator
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9781470417055

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Diagonalizing Quadratic Bosonic Operators by Non Autonomous Flow Equations Excerpt :

The authors study a non-autonomous, non-linear evolution equation on the space of operators on a complex Hilbert space. They specify assumptions that ensure the global existence of its solutions and allow them to derive its asymptotics at temporal infinity. They demonstrate that these assumptions are optimal in a suitable sense and more general than those used before. The evolution equation derives from the Brocket-Wegner flow that was proposed to diagonalize matrices and operators by a strongly continuous unitary flow. In fact, the solution of the non-linear flow equation leads to a diagonalization of Hamiltonian operators in boson quantum field theory which are quadratic in the field.

Adelic Divisors on Arithmetic Varieties Book

Adelic Divisors on Arithmetic Varieties


  • Author : Atsushi Moriwaki:
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Release Date : 2016-06-21
  • Genre: Algebraic varieties
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9781470419264

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Adelic Divisors on Arithmetic Varieties Excerpt :

In this article, the author generalizes several fundamental results for arithmetic divisors, such as the continuity of the volume function, the generalized Hodge index theorem, Fujita's approximation theorem for arithmetic divisors, Zariski decompositions for arithmetic divisors on arithmetic surfaces and a special case of Dirichlet's unit theorem on arithmetic varieties, to the case of the adelic arithmetic divisors.