Author: Felix Unger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2004-10-13
The uniqueness of human dignity must remain at the centre of all efforts to achieve this goal. They have to be maximised to serve members of society throughout their lives, both for cure and prevention. However, preventive medicine can only be practised in partnership with individuals acting responsibly. A healthcare system on a European scale is an enormous endeavour. Currently, there are severe differences evident in the national provisions. The dichotomy has to be addressed where individual national structures are oriented toward European standards, while the care to the individual is delivered locally. The Strategic Vision aims to address the need for an overall strategy that can be adapted and implemented on the local bases. It puts a specific emphasis upon cost containment. New mechanisms have to be implemented to control the cost of healthcare. Clear rules for delivery are needed to prevent the advent of multi-class healthcare. This requires the development of a new underlying philosophic paradigm.
Author: Anupam B. Jena
Publisher: Government Institutes
Release Date: 2010-10-16
Genre: Health & Fitness
Traditional measures of economic disparities among Americans of different race, gender, geographic location, and education level consider only material well-being, so that making two groups economically "equal" is as simple as matching their monetary incomes. This narrow focus on income may not, however, lead to a complete understanding of economic well-being in the United States. Individual welfare is determined not only by the income available for consumption, but by the health and longevity of the individual. A wealthy individual who is bedridden may be worse off than a healthy person with a lower income. Put simply, both health and wealth matter for well-being. Health and Wealth Disparities in the United States formally incorporates the effectsof health into an analysis of economic disparities in America. Anupam B. Jena, Tomas J. Philipson, and Eric C. Sun find that accounting for the value of health dramatically affects our understanding of wealth levels across groups-particularly across races. The income levels of blacks and whites followed a convergent trend until the 1970s, after which the rate of convergence slowed and even reversed slightly, suggesting that blacks' rate of economic progress has dwindled. However, when health gains are incorporated, the picture changes significantly. Black men and women have made much faster improvements in health than white men and women. Therefore, although black and white incomes are not equal, the overall divergence in well-being decreases when healthis part of the analysis. Jena, Philipson, and Sun conclude that even if income disparities remain vast across groups, disparities in general welfare may be shrinking as minorities and poorer populations see significant improvements in health-a finding that has important implications for the design of welfare and assistance programs in the United States.
The pursuit and acquisition of health and wealth are part of the worldview that drives Singaporean society. It encompasses a strong work ethic in the pursuit to modernise and be a key player in the global economy. Health and wealth are defined in terms of an individual's well-being in the sense of good health and a continued assurance of material provision and security. This worldview stems from a syncretism with non-Christian religions that have reconceptualised themselves with the socioeconomic and political goals of Singaporean society. Subsequently they continue to be the authentic expression of the noblest longings of people that have become symbiotic with their daily expressions shaping their history and culture. The book attempts to show that while Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity have played a significant role in the growth of contemporary Singaporean churches, it has inadvertently presented a gospel that appeals to the deeply embedded dominant religious secular worldview of its society in the context of health and wealth.
Author: William Towne
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
The adherents of "New Thought"-a belief system popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that encouraged a proto-New Age brand of self-discovery-vehemently believed in the concept of "mind over matter." This 1909 work, something of a lost classic of New Thought, adjures readers to find the source of health, happiness, and material well being deep within them. Author WILLIAM ELMER TOWNE (b. 1874), husband of the influential New Thought editor and writer Elizabeth Towne, explains how the creative and potent "thought-force" within us all can bring us: . the awakening of the soul . harmony in the home . supreme truth . practical self-healing . longer life . and much more. A fascinating artifact of pop philosophy a century ago, this remains an intriguing read today.
Author: Nan L. Maxwell
Publisher: W.E. Upjohn Institute
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
"In this timely new book, Nan L. Maxwell examines the behavior of firms with respect to their provision of health care prior to ACA deliberations and uses those behaviors to forecast changes in employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) once the ACA is fully implemented. Her analysis focuses on potential changes in the ESI offer due to implementation of the ACA concerning access and quality. The ACA will likely influence the behavior of virtually all firms that offered health insurance at the time of its passage. The ACA is unlikely to incentivize small firms to offer health insurance if they did not already offer it when the act was passed. The differences in ESI coverage and quality of the offer made to low-wage and high-wage workers is likely to converge when the ACA is fully implemented. Disparities in the offer of benefits other than health insurance might increase between low-wage and high-wage firms."--Publisher's website.
Attracting And Manifesting Love, Health, and Wealth With Grace And Ease And Finding Your Path To Bliss In The Years Of Unprecedented Natural Disasters And The Era Of The Divine Feminine When Peace Is Breaking Out Despite All The Threats About International Terrorism And Global Warming
Author: Louis Ignarro
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Genre: Health & Fitness
Whether you are male or female, in college or retired, an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, this book will give you the knowledge you need to get the most out of every training session and get your best results in competition. Even better, it will help you transform your lifestyle, add healthy years to your life, and keep the money in your pocket that you used to spend on healthcare!
Author: David W. Jones
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: 2017-07-25
Be faithful in your giving and God will reward you financially. It's not always stated that blatantly but the promises of the Prosperity Gospel--or the name-it-and-claim-it gospel, the health-and-wealth gospel, the word of faith movement, or positive confession theology--are false. Yet its message permeates the preaching of well-known Christian leaders: Joyce Meyer, T. D. Jakes, Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, and many more. The appeal of this teaching crosses racial, gender, denominational, and international boundaries. Why are otherwise faithful Christians so easily led astray? Because the Prosperity Gospel contains a grain of biblical truth, greatly distorted. For anyone who knows that Prosperity Gospel theology is wrong but has trouble articulating and refuting the finer points, this concise edition contains all the robust arguments of the hard-hitting original edition in a shorter, more accessible form.
Author: Larisa Jasarevic
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Social Science
Larisa Jasarevic offers an unforgettable look at the everyday experiences of people living in post-socialist, post-war Bosnia. Not at all existing on the world's margins, Bosnians today are concerned with the good life and are as entangled in consumer debt as everyone else. The insecurities of living in an economy dominated by informal networks of trade, personal credit, and indebtedness are experienced by Bosnians in terms of physical ailments, some not recognized by Western medical science. Jasarevic follows ordinary Bosnians in their search for treatment--from use of pharmaceuticals to alternative medicines and folk healers of various kinds. Financial well-being and health are woven together for Bosnians, and Jasarevic adeptly traces the links between the two realms. In the process, she addresses a number of themes that have been important in studies of life under neoliberalism in other parts of the world.
This book, part of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy series, looks at health systems from a new perspective by arguing that they are part and parcel of improving health and achieving better economic growth.
Author: Karen A. Gravit
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2011-07-19
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Do you desire better health, wealth, love, beauty, harmony than this world can give and achieve it in an empowered way that does not cause more problems and ill-health like the usual method? Shown how these five areas relate to five simple exercises in order to greatly strengthen instead of deprive each other and create youthful whole well-being, I sense that this will shorten the difficult times for those who are suffering and even boost satisfactory lives to higher attainment. Being completely receptive and sensitive to real inner help just like in my youth, I experienced an amazing comeback to youthful health in 6 months after many years of long suffering once I began the Five Tibetan Rites exercises as I am also experiencing an increase in the other areas as well. What is essentially needed for a productive, satisfying life and the best way to attain it without wasting precious time and energy is found through inner guidance as the body's energy centers are activated by the life energy flow of the exercises. Awakened to clear, thoughtful awareness that opens up potential rewards, this orderly method will make the steep, uphill climb more like a walk in the park.