Knowing One s Medical Fate in Advance

Knowing One s Medical Fate in Advance


  • Author : G. Pfleiderer
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-06-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9783805596503


Knowing One s Medical Fate in Advance Book Description :

Modern medicine is now in a position to make advanced prognoses that chart the entire course of illness and recovery. Paradoxically, this is coupled with a new dimension of uncertainty for the patient, i.e. coming to terms with discovering they have an increased risk of a particular disease and deciding what appropriate steps to take. In this publication, renowned experts in their fields discuss these issues. The certainty and uncertainty of one’s fate are discussed from both methodological and epidemiological perspectives, using examples of diseases for which treatment and prognosis have dramatically changed. Despite profound insights into the human genome, personalized genetically tailored medicine still lies in the future. Religious, spiritual and philosophical dimensions are discussed, as are the ways in which they may help people cope with these new insights into their future, e.g. the promise of an afterlife. This publication aims to bridge the different fields dealing with this area by addressing the challenges faced and encouraging dialogue. It will be of interest to all readers who deal with ethical problems of prognosis, particularly in medicine, as well as to theologians and sociologists.

Altered Genes  Twisted Truth

Altered Genes Twisted Truth


  • Author : Steven M. Druker
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 0985616903


Altered Genes Twisted Truth Book Description :

Druker discusses how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products--and get them onto our dinner plates.

The Truth About Managing People

The Truth About Managing People


  • Author : Stephen P. Robbins
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780133090468


The Truth About Managing People Book Description :

In the Third Edition of the bestselling book, The Truth About Managing People, bestselling author Stephen Robbins shares even more proven principles for handling virtually every management challenge. Robbins delivers 61 real solutions for the make-or-break problems faced by every manager. Readers will learn how to overcome the true obstacles to teamwork; why too much communication can be as dangerous as too little; how to improve your hiring and employee evaluations; how to heal "layoff survivor sickness"; how to manage a diverse culture; and ways to lead effectively in a digital world. New truths include: how to nurture friendly employees, forget about age stereotypes, first impressions count, be a good citizen, techniques for managing a diverse age group, and ethical leadership among others.

The Truth About Managing People   And Nothing But the Truth

The Truth About Managing People And Nothing But the Truth


  • Author : Stephen P. Robbins
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release Date : 2003-06-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780132698986


The Truth About Managing People And Nothing But the Truth Book Description :

This isn't just "someone's opinion"...It's the first, definitive, evidence-based guide to effective management. In The Truth About Managing People...and Nothing but the Truth, Robbins delivers principles you can rely on throughout your entire management career--regardless of your organization, role or title. This is a management book that cuts through the soft opinion and conjecture books that have dominated the business shelves in recent years and shows what management researchers know actually works, or doesn't work, when it comes to managing people. Drawing on the author's 30+ years of research and textbook writing experience, Robbins has distilled the results of thousands of research studies on human behavior into over 60 proven "truths" that can transform how you manage people--and the results that are achieved. The author provides guidance to you organized around key, human-behavior-related problem areas that managers face (hiring, motivation, leadership, communication, team building, conflict management, job design, evaluating performance and coping with change), along with guidance to help you apply the information and improve your managerial effectiveness.

The Search for Truth

The Search for Truth


  • Author : Lawrence Konn
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2013-07-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781475996364


The Search for Truth Book Description :

Aliens to zombies amid a spirited romance populated the pages of The First Second Coming as it explored why people search the skies for messiahs and UFOs. The Search for Truth takes on the science vs. religion debate. Marlene Martindale and Chris Larson are now married, have an infant daughter, live in a small town, and are prospering from Chris’ expanding business that serves the neopagan community. Marlene’s desire for spirituality has taken her from being a secular humanist to a follower of modern witchcraft, and her dream is to legitimize and popularize the faith by establishing a Wiccan religious center that can be a trip destination for worship, instruction, and even fun. As if the fi nancial and human capital required to plan and build the religious center were not enough, other life events insert themselves for better or worse, such as: • The discovery that infant Olivia has inherited a blindness-causing condition that may or may not be curable. • A lovably odd astrophysicist, whose sister and Marlene were once dear friends, tries to reunite the two women now that the sister seems to have beaten back a deadly cancer. • Marlene restarts her psychotherapy practice aided by a new computer tool to treat her UFO encounter clients. Her first client, however, is someone she’d rather forget. • Eye-opening developments unfold for the kindly alien Guests. And more! From Darwin’s evolution to genetics to the search for the god particle to modern Wicca to the search for God in a less enigmatic universe, come join in the search for truth.

The Truth About Winning at Work  Collection

The Truth About Winning at Work Collection


  • Author : Stephen P. Robbins
  • Publisher : FT Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 977
  • ISBN 10 : 9780133445855


The Truth About Winning at Work Collection Book Description :

A brand new collection of management and leadership skills for improving business performance 4 authoritative books deliver world-class skills for leading change and improving performance throughout your team and organization! You’re facing greater challenges than ever before – both outside your organization, and inside it. To win, you need today’s best skills for improving performance and driving change. Now, this 4-book collection presents hundreds of those skills simply, clearly, and quickly, to support action. In The Truth About Managing People, Third Edition bestselling author Stephen Robbins shares 61 proven principles and solutions for make-or-break, day-to-day management problems. Overcome the true obstacles to teamwork… avoid both over- and under-communication… improve hiring and employee evaluations… manage a culturally/generationally diverse or virtual workforces… combine stronger ethics and greater effectiveness… and much more. Next, in The Truth About Getting the Best From People, Second Edition, Martha Finney shares 60+ proven principles for gaining unprecedented employee engagement. This new edition features 15 new truths for managing virtual teams, overcoming your unconscious biases, managing multiple generations, identifying/cultivating individual high performers, and more. Next, persuade others in any environment with The Truth About Confident Presenting, by James O’Rourke. O’Rourke reveals 51 proven, concise, easy-to-use presenting techniques that work: all you need to know to prepare effectively (not obsessively), manage anxiety, connect with any audience, and succeed. Discover what makes people listen, and what instantly turns them off… how to muster evidence that’ll convince your specific audience… how to listen, establish a great first impression, and make nonverbal cues work for you… use PowerPoint and microphones well… handle hostile questions confidently; and much more. Finally, turn to William S. Kane’s The

In Her Genes
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

In Her Genes


  • Author : Ina Davis
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2014-05-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9781304852670


In Her Genes Book Description :

Can a child's innocence truly be preserved? Maybe in a perfect world.But in the world of three colorful young adults its highly unlikely.L Pierce anticipates the day that she can escape from her Jehovah Witness up bringing, and experience the world that she has been warned against from birth.She tries to ignore the fire that burns deep inside of her, but it's to no avail.If innocence is a given, then Marcy is the child that God turned his back on. Prosumed most likely to fail, Marcy rebels against all that is good, hoping to gain the attention of the one man whose love is non-existent.Promiscuity, lies, and murder seem to seal Marcy's fate, yet the strength of a positive male force shines light on her dark cloud.Some cries are blatant, boisterous, and wet. Lavar's cries are muffled, and muted before he has a chance to tell his truth.Born through a beloved lesbian couple, Lavar was assumed to be one in the same.With that assumption his innocence was stolen changing the lives of these three best friends foreve

Genetics in the Madhouse

Genetics in the Madhouse


  • Author : Theodore M. Porter
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691203232


Genetics in the Madhouse Book Description :

The untold story of how hereditary data in mental hospitals gave rise to the science of human heredity In the early 1800s, a century before there was any concept of the gene, physicians in insane asylums began to record causes of madness in their admission books. Almost from the beginning, they pointed to heredity as the most important of these causes. Genetics in the Madhouse is the untold story of how the collection of hereditary data in asylums and prisons gave rise to a new science of human heredity. Theodore Porter looks at the institutional use of innovative quantitative practices—such as pedigree charts and censuses of mental illness—that were worked out in the madhouse long before the manipulation of DNA became possible in the lab. Genetics in the Madhouse brings to light the hidden history behind modern genetics and deepens our appreciation of the moral issues at stake in data work conducted at the border of subjectivity and science.

Truth and Consequences of the Genetic Revolution

Truth and Consequences of the Genetic Revolution


  • Author : Lisa M. Matocq
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 1996-02-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN 10 : 9780788188794


Truth and Consequences of the Genetic Revolution Book Description :

Testimony: Thomas Lee, "Truth and Consequences of the Genetic Revolution'"; Chris Roberson, Carrie Statkus, Doris Goldman, and Jon Turner, "How Much Do we Want to Know about Our Future Health Risks?"; Geoffrey Sher, Pacific Fertility Clinic, "Designer Children"; Sylvia Spengler, Dept. of Energy, Charles Epstein, Univ. of Calif., San Francisco, George Cunningham, Dept. of Health Services, David Nagler, Genentech, Inc., "The Human Genome Project: Identifying Genetic Links to Disease; and Paul Billings, Council for Responsible Genetics, Phil Bereano, Univ. of Wash., and Radhika Rao, Hastings College, "Social, Legal and Ethical Implications."

Lord Vishnu s Love Handles
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Lord Vishnu s Love Handles


  • Author : Will Clarke
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743274449


Lord Vishnu s Love Handles Book Description :

Lord Vishnu's Love Handles is the story of a man who is teetering on the edge of financial ruin and insanity until a couple of secret agents teach him what it really means to lose his mind. Travis Anderson has a psychic gift. Or so he thinks. So far he's milked his premonitions only to acquire an upper-middle-class lifestyle -- pretty wife, big house, and a shiny Range Rover -- without having to make any real effort. But recent visions threaten his yuppie contentment. Haunted by omens of impending cancers, stillborn babies, and personal train wrecks, he is compelled to make a series of inaccurate and horrifying prophecies that humiliate him in front of his fellow country club members. The IRS gets Travis's number, too, demanding an audit of his sloppy bookkeeping. Drowning in mounting financial problems and apparent mental illness, Travis tries booze, pills, even golf to stay afloat, but nothing works. His wife and friends are forced to stage an intervention. Travis is in danger of losing his family, his career, and ultimately, his sanity. That is, until he meets a Hindu holy man in rehab who claims to be the final incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Suddenly, the tragically shallow Travis is saddled with the responsibility of bettering mankind and saving the world.