Elder Abuse
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 88

Elder Abuse

Covers: How Are Elders Abused? (case histories, physical abuse and neglect, financial abuse, psychological abuse, self-neglect, sexual abuse, and violation of rights); Theories For Why Abuse Occurs; Survey of the State Human Services Dept. and Adult Protective Service Workers; Federal and State Efforts to Identify and Prevent Elder Abuse (1978-1990); Policy Recommendations; and Appendix (Directory of Officials Responsible for adult Protective Services and Elder Abuse). Photos and charts.

21st Century Manufacturing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 225

21st Century Manufacturing

Covers: framework, data & metrics; & tools, methodology & application. Also includes capability summary sheets on more than 50 critical technologies. Charts & tables.

Intelligence Threat Handbook
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 69

Intelligence Threat Handbook

Provides an unclassified reference handbook which explains the categories of intelligence threat, provides an overview of worldwide threats in each category, and identifies available resources for obtaining threat information. Contents: intelligence collection activities and disciplines (computer intrusion, etc.); adversary foreign intelligence operations (Russian, Chinese, Cuban, North Korean and Romanian); terrorist intelligence operations; economic collections directed against the U.S. (industrial espionage); open source collection; the changing threat and OPSEC programs.

Understanding Gene Testing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 31

Understanding Gene Testing

Everything you've ever wanted to know about genes in an easy-to-understand format. Explains what genes are and how they are linked to diseases. All aspects of gene testing are also covered including their uses and benefits. Topics include: risks of gene testing, the role of genetic counseling, predictive gene tests for cancer, the relationship between genes and cancer, and the limitations of gene testing. Illustrated.

How to Conduct a Feasibility Study for Information Technologies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 46

How to Conduct a Feasibility Study for Information Technologies

Developed to assist state agencies with critical aspects of the management of information technology. Provides clear and realistic suggestions for the management of information. Chapters: benefits of conducting a feasibility study, the study team and feasibility study report -- model outline, documenting.

Alternative Medicine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 365

Alternative Medicine

Develops a baseline of information on the state of alternative medicine in the U.S. Includes the input of more than 200 practitioners & researchers of alternative medicine from throughout the U. S. Reports on a series of opinions expressed by non- government participants in the workshops described. Covers: mind-body interventions, bioelectromagnetics, manual healing, herbal medicine, diet & nutrition, & much more. Extensive appendices. Figures & tables.

Global Competitiveness of U. S. Advanced-Technology Manufacturing Industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 265

Global Competitiveness of U. S. Advanced-Technology Manufacturing Industries

Covers: structure of the global large civil aircraft industry and the market, determinants of competitiveness, government policies influencing competitiveness, overview and comparison of R&D, Western European government budgets, aircraft agreements, and more. Glossary and bibliography. 30 charts, tables and graphs.

The Underground Railroad
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 194

The Underground Railroad

A study by the National Park Service on how to best interpret & commemorate the Underground Railroad, emphasizing the approximate routes taken by slaves escaping to freedom before the Civil War. Findings: the Underground Railroad story is nationally significant; a few elements of the story are represented in existing National Park Service units & other sites, but many important resource types are not adequately represented & protected; many sites remain that meet established criteria for designation as national historic landmarks; many sites are in imminent danger of being lost or destroyed, etc. Illustrated.

Diabetes in Native Americans
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 126

Diabetes in Native Americans

Presents the highlights of a conference held in 1994, at the National Institutes of Health. Focuses on research and educational issues relevant to the high rate of diabetes in Native Americans, with an emphasis on tribes living in the eastern U.S. and Canada. Covers: socio-cultural perspective on Diabetes; progression and progress; prevalence and intervention studies; measuring attitudes and beliefs; the Zuni diabetes project; the Choctaw health center; the Miccosukee wellness program and the Tsitewatsakari:tat program.

Communicating and Interacting with People Who Have Disabilities
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 51

Communicating and Interacting with People Who Have Disabilities

Contains tips for communicating & interacting respectfully with disabled persons. Explains how using positive & non-patronizing language when speaking will show respect & lead to better interaction. Each chapter covers interactions with different kinds of disabled people, such as the wheel-chair bound, mobility impaired, blind or visually impaired, deaf-blind or blind-deaf, speech impaired, epilepsy, hard of hearing, epilepsy, mental retardation, psychiatric disabilities, learning disabilities, Tourette Syndrome, & people with HIV or AIDS. Bibliography.