Surviving a Global Financial Crisis
Those early years of his stay in Pondicherry were difficult times. There was a perennial financial crisis British spies kept a tab on all his visitors and activities. There was a warrant against him and there was apprehension that the French Government might deport him. Sri Aurobindo himself remained, however, completely unruffled, fully immersed in his meditation.
In addition, having a salaried job or a private clinical practice provides a base of financial stability that enables forensic practitioners to turn down questionable cases or cases for which they do not have the appropriate expertise (Gutheil 2009). Typically, the further away psychiatrists move from clinical practice, the more vulnerable they are to temptations to cross ethical boundaries in pursuit of forensic cases. Even if they are able to insulate themselves from these temptations and maintain ethical integrity, lack of a clinical practice causes them to remain more vulnerable to attorneys' questions regarding their expertise and credibility. Finally, in some states, psychiatrists are required to spend a certain amount of time in clinical practice in order to qualify to provide expert testimony in that state (Federation of State Medical Boards 2009).
Unfortunately, rapid population growth, economic collapse and the spread of HIV AIDS in some African countries and the endless recruitment of skilled health professions from developing to developed countries will make the road to providing comprehensive obstetric care long and slow. During this interval, widespread access to misoprostol and the education to use it safely during home births have the potential to make a significant contribution - perhaps even the single most important contribution - to reducing the global burden of deaths from postpartum hemorrhage. The only other practical intervention with the potential to reduce postpartum hemorrhage in low-resource settings is realistic access to family planning, as all women who wish to limit childbearing are at risk of postpartum hemorrhage, and the older,
A child's functional level after meningitis is determined by many factors, including age, illness severity, premorbid psychosocial functioning, degree of family stability, and family financial stability (Ew-ing-Cobbs and Bloom 2003 Shears et al. 2005). The degree of impairment is usually greater in children who had meningitis in infancy, experienced delays in diagnosis, or suffered acute neurological complications (Grimwood et al. 2000).
Financial, economic and social crisis. Business-oriented writers see creativity as the key to meeting the challenges of the early twenty-first century arising from technological advances, social change, globalization, and now the global financial crisis. Creativity is thus seen as capable of contributing to raising the quality of life, easing the burden of manual labor, improving health care, and promoting peace and security. In other words, in addition to its benefits for the individual, creativity is also seen as having an important role in the favorable evolution of society.
The prevalence of many different forms of schizodoxia in today's world largely reflects its usefulness in temporarily maintaining stability and the orderly existence of complex societies, even if their relationships are less than perfect. Politicians and the dominant minorities use schizodoxia to manipulate society by promising a better life for everybody. Political and religious leaders are the purveyors of collective purposes that control the world in which we live. Politicians, priests, and the dominant classes blame the large corporations for our economic crisis and unemployment while shifting the burden of personal sacrifice and economic responsibility to the uneducated majority and illegal immigrants, who must take the least desirable jobs and hope that their individual souls will be rewarded in the afterlife.
Crude birth rate (Dorbritz and Fleischhacker 1999).18 Singapore, as already mentioned, designed a policy to reduce fertility that was at first very successful but that eventually went too far, hence the pronatalist turn-around of the authorities. Arguably it is much more difficult to increase fertility when it is low than to decrease it when it is high. Furthermore, the fine-tuning of population policies to obtain very precise levels of fertility, for instance replacement fertility, seems virtually impossible. Couples in many industrialized countries have opted for low fertility regimes because of the change in values and women's roles (now often more educated than their male counterparts) and the economic crisis and structural unemployment. It is difficult for policy interventions to overcome these trends, particularly as measures to increase fertility require that actions be taken concomitantly in many different areas fiscal adjustments, family subsidies, urban planning to...
The effect of chronic pain on family members can be overwhelming. Ongoing family difficulties and stress, including caretaking burdens, family dysfunction, and loss of financial stability, can be devastating.141 On an individual basis, chronic pain limits functioning and may lead to the development of lifelong problems.161 112 Lost days at school and work and poor performance compound other complications of chronic pain for the individual. These complications include sleep disturbance, fatigue, poor peer relationships, poor social skills and adjustment, and depression. Chronic pain patients are more likely to complain of depression than those who are not in chronic pain, but loss of self-esteem may be the single most serious ramification of chronic pain.
Lorna was born and raised in a poor, urban neighborhood in the United States. Her parents immigrated to the United States prior to her birth and worked in a family business owned by her father's older brother. Lorna has a younger brother who apparently did not suffer any sexual abuse, although she recalls that both she and her brother were often left alone to care for themselves for long periods of time. Her parents worked long hours and had minimal financial resources to access child care. Lorna's paternal aunt was one of their relatives who was apparently available to take care of her and her brother while her parents were working. Her aunt sexually molested her and threatened to hurt her, her brother, and her parents if Lorna ever revealed the abuse to anyone. The abuse continued until she was nine years old, after her paternal aunt and uncle divorced and relocated to different parts of the country. Lorna remembered that she did not sleep or eat well throughout her childhood and...
These include natural disasters such as drought, flood, volcanic eruption, frost, and pestilence. In addition, there are social factors such as war, revolution, political policy, general economic collapse, speculation in food commodities, administrative decision or indecision, inadequate transportation, runaway population growth, and gross social inequality. Despite the popular inclination throughout history to blame food disasters on one or another of these phenomena, close analysis of specific cases invariably reveals multiple causes. Efforts to untangle general factors have led to the creation of various classification schemes and models of famine development. They have also resulted in regional studies of outstanding quality. To date, however, little headway has been made in explaining famine in a way that would account for its historical and geographic incidence on a global scale.
In some cases, injury at a critical point in a career may force an athlete to make a decision that may endanger his or her future physical well-being. This seemingly irresponsible decision may nonetheless be a good one for the athlete, especially one who feels strongly that an additional year's salary or other benefits may provide irresistible financial stability. Also, some athletes may view the psychological gratification gained from playing one more game or one more year as worth any risk. In cases like these, it is necessary for the athlete, agent, team management, and family to understand the hazards involved before a treatment course is chosen or rejected. The patient's input can only be truly effective if he or she has been fully apprised of the choices available and understands the risks involved with any course of action.
A patient in crisis enters an emotional storm after a stressor disturbs the normal equilibrium. Environmental precipitants typically seen in a family physician's office include IPV, sickness, and the stress of coping with death, divorce, marital separation, job loss, a financial crisis, and so forth. Disasters are acute environmental crises during which all concerned are focused on basic survival, acute medical care, and provisions of basic human needs. Psychological stressors may be related to events such as witnessing a trauma, surviving a disaster, loss of self-esteem, loss of love, a disturbing dream, sexual dysfunction, or sudden overwhelming fear, panic, or rage. Developmental crises such as latency, puberty, adolescence, marriage, birth of a child, midlife crisis, chronic medical illness, and retirement are common factors precipitating a crisis or may be comorbid factors.
Traditionally, giftedness as defined by intelligence has been valued more than creativity. There is evidence that teachers value gifted students more than creative students, and a look at entrance exams to colleges or the professions shows that they test academic aptitude, not creativity. However, there has been a change in recent years with more emphasis on creativity as a valued ability. This may be, as Keith Sawyer claims, because the last several decades have seen the most developed countries move away from an industrial economy and toward a knowledge economy. Recent economic reports have indicated the value of creativity for the well-being of a nation, and especially the economy. It remains to be seen whether the current worldwide economic crisis will be the catalyst for creativity that
The focus on ideational changes affecting fertility has added a new dimension to the debate by reaffirming the importance of individual preferences and behavior (the process of diffusion and innovation), as opposed to the concept of adaptation and modernization (Cleland and Wilson 1987). It was also recognized that an economic crisis (defined as the worsening of economic conditions after an initial improvement) could trigger a fertility decline because couples may wish to preserve their previous standard of living by limiting the number of offspring.
The cost of providing regional anesthesia is less, sometimes substantially less, than the cost of an equivalent general anesthetic. The last two decades have seen a rapid escalation of healthcare costs all over the world, and developing countries have not been spared. The current economic crisis engulfing Asia and many other developing countries has brought about a greater awareness of providing more cost-effective methods of management, and this could lead to a greater use of regional anesthesia.
Vasectomy does not protect against STIs and requires use of another contraceptive method for about 12 weeks, until azoospermia is confirmed. It is irreversible achieving pregnancy after sterilization requires additional surgery and can be hampered by the development of antisperm antibodies. Regret rates are highest in men who, at sterilization, are less than 31 years old, are in an unstable marriage, have no or very young children, and are in a time of financial crisis (Pollack et al., 2007). Vasec-tomy rarely leads to chronic testicular pain.
Social support appears to undergird health by buffering the person against negative effects of stress, perhaps by affecting the cognitive appraisal of stress. When people encounter a strong stressor, such as a major financial crisis, individuals with high levels of social support may appraise the situation as less stressful than will those with low levels of support. Social support may further buffer the stress by modifying people's response to a stressor as they turn to friends for advice, reassurance, or material aid. Social integration, or participating in a broad range of social relationships, benefits health and well-being by enhancing self-esteem and fostering positive health behaviors in people who believe that others count on them. Social integration is beneficial, whether or not an individual is experiencing stress (Cohen, 2004).
Financial End Game
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