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Getting Better

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ISBN : 1412824575
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Ever since the 1950s, when television became ascendent in American popular culture, it has become commonplace to bemoan its "bad" effects. Little or nothing, however, has been said about its "good" effects. With this observation, Henry Perkinson introduces his provocative and original analysis of television and culture. Rejecting the determinism inherent in most studies of the effects of television ("we are what we watch"), he insists that it is people that actively change culture, media having no agency to do so. Nevertheless, he argues that television did facilitate the changes we have made in our culture over the past thirty years. In the new epilogue, Henry Perkinson discusses the current state of television and the changes that have occurred in the first half of this decade. He examines how reporters have become not just messengers of information but the message itself. They become the focus of stories as they search for the scandalous side of all issues and persons. Perkinson also shows how America continues to be driven by moralist politics, launched and sustained by television.

Getting Better

Author : Charles Kenny
ISBN : 9780465032884
Genre : Business & Economics
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As the income gap between developed and developing nations grows, so grows the cacophony of voices claiming that the quest to find a simple recipe for economic growth has failed. Getting Better, in sharp contrast, reports the good news about global progress. Economist Charles Kenny argues against development naysayers by pointing to the evidence of widespread improvements in health, education, peace, liberty--and even happiness. Kenny shows how the spread of cheap technologies, such as vaccines and bed nets, and ideas, such as political rights, has transformed the world. He also shows that by understanding this transformation, we can make the world an even better place to live. That's not to say that life is grand for everyone, or that we don't have a long way to go. But improvements have spread far, and, according to Kenny, they can spread even further.

It S Getting Better All The Time

Author : Stephen Moore
ISBN : 9781935308089
Genre : Political Science
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And now, a dose of good news. In a new book that will put the gloom-and-doom industry out of business, the Cato Institute says more human progress has been achieved in the last 100 years than in all of the previous centuries combined. No matter what the variable -- life expectancy, wealth, leisure time, education, safety, gender and racial equality, freedom -- the world is a vastly better place today than it was a century ago, say co-authors Stephen Moore and the late Julian Simon in It's Getting Better all the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the Last 100 Years. Of course, if things are so great, why do we hear so much bad news? False scares and junk science are partly to blame, but the media also play a role in shaping people's perceptions. In 1998, the authors point out, there was not a single commercial airline crash despite the hundreds of thousands of commercial flights and billions of air passenger-miles traveled. While there was no major news coverage of this amazing record, the media devoted weeks of coverage to the 1999 crash of an Egyptian airliner. This focus on the bad lets us forget how much is good about life in modern America.

Feeling Better Getting Better Staying Better

Author : Albert Ellis
ISBN : 1886230358
Genre : Self-Help
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The most well-known and respected psychotherapist of our time offers a "three-pronged" system for maintaining--or regaining--emotional health, consisting of healthy thinking, healthy emotions, and healthy behavior.

Getting Better

Author : Mark Landiak
ISBN : 9781504984201
Genre : Medical
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Imagine you are backpacking with your daughter in a remote part of the Grand Canyon and a mysterious illness decides to show up just as you are trying to make the climb out. Your chest is pounding, youre having trouble breathing and your legs feel like lead, but theres no one around to help you. You make it out alive only to learn that the climb back to health is going to be even more difficult. One doesnt normally connect humor with healing, but Getting Better is both helpful and, at times, hilarious. The book is an entertaining collection of one patients stories, thoughts and philosophies about how to deal with the physical and emotional trials of being seriously injured or ill. The author shares what he has learned about how relationships, faith, mental/physical fitness, and a sense of humor combine to help one cope with the ups and downs of the healing process. If youre a patient, youll learn, laugh and nod along as we examine some ideas for getting better in some facets of our lives. And, Getting Better isnt just for patients. Family members, friends, and caregivers will also find this book to be entertaining and full of ideas about how they can help the healing process for the people they care about.

Getting Better

Author : Bryan Green
ISBN : 9781351310543
Genre : Social Science
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Ever since the fifties, when television became ascendent in American popular culture, it has become commonplace to bemoan its "bad" effects. Little or nothing, however, has been said about its "good" effects. With this observation, Henry Perkinson introduces his provocative and original analysis of television and culture. Rejecting the determinism inherent in most studies of the effects of television ("We are what we watch"), he insists that it is people that actively change culture, media having no agency to do so. Nevertheless, he argues that television did facilitate the changes we have made in our culture over the past thirty years.Perkinson describes how television helped us become critical of our existing culture, especially of the relationships that were commonly accepted between men and women, blacks and whites, politicians and voters, employers and employees, and between people and the environment. These criticisms have brought about dramatic changes in our social, political, and economic arrangements, as well as changes in our intellectual outlook. Since these changes came about through our efforts to eliminate or reduce discrimination, suffering, and injustice, Perkinson argues that our culture has become more moral in the age of television.In what amounts to a history of recent social change in America, Getting Better examines the role television has played in the rise of feminism, the black protest movement, the presidential elections, the Vietnam War, Watergate, environmentalism, religious fundamentalism, and the New Age movement. This book will be essential reading for students of communications and American culture, and for anyone who wants to make sense of the transformations of American life from the 1950s to the present. Even those who do not agree that things are "getting better" will find that Perkinson's analysis helps to make things more coherent.

Getting Better

Author : Owen Smith
ISBN : 9780821398845
Genre : Medical
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Fifty years ago, health outcomes in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia were not far behind those in Western Europe and well ahead of most other regions of the world. But progress since then has been slow. While life expectancy in the ECA region today is close to the global average, the gap with its western neighbors has doubled, and other middle-income regions have all surpassed ECA. Some countries in the region are doing better, but full convergence with the world’s most advanced health systems is still a long way off. At the same time, survey evidence suggests that the health sector is the top priority for additional investment among populations across the region. The experience of high-income countries also suggests that popular demand for strong and accessible health systems will only grow over time. Yet these aspirations must be reconciled with current fiscal realities. In brief, health sector issues are a challenge here to stay for policy-makers across the ECA region. This report draws on new evidence to explore the development challenge facing health sectors in ECA, and highlights three key agendas to help policy-makers seeking to achieve more rapid convergence with the world’s best performing health systems. The first is the health agenda, where the task is to strengthen public health and primary care interventions to help launch the “cardiovascular revolution” that has taken place in the West in recent decades. The second is the financing agenda, in which growing demand for medical care must be satisfied without imposing undue burden on households or government budgets. The third agenda relates to broader institutional arrangements. Here there are some key reform ingredients common to most advanced health systems that are still missing in many ECA countries. A common theme in each of these three agendas is the emphasis on improving outcomes, or “Getting Better”.

Getting By Or Getting Better

Author : Wayne Hully
ISBN : 9781936765676
Genre : Education
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Learn how 14 schools became exemplary using excellent planning processes and action steps for total school improvement. Building on their work in Harbors of Hope, the authors reveal seven lessons for success based on the correlates of effective schools. Equip yourself with viable, practical school improvement strategies that are supported by a solid research base.

Getting Better At Getting People Better

Author : Noah Karrasch
ISBN : 9780857011862
Genre : Medical
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What is it that really gets people better? With practical information on how to support clients' healing processes, this book helps practitioners across a wide range of physical and medical therapies, as well as psychotherapists, to improve their practice and get better at what they do. Getting to the core of true healing, Noah Karrasch explores the essentials of effective practice that apply across all healing modalities and expands on a four step formula based on these essentials: caring about patrons, providing a safe setting, communicating with clients, and encouraging their participation in their own healing. The book also discusses the practitioner's self-understanding and self-healing work as a vital part of becoming a better provider of health and healing, and Karrasch presents a model of communication focused on recognising which of four centers (head, heart, gut, or groin) both practitioners and their clients operate from to strength ties between healing partners. Revealing the fundamentals of effective practice drawn from a wide range of therapies, this book provides practical advice, as well as points of reflection, for all those seeking to deepen their therapeutic practice.

Getting Better At Private Practice

Author : Chris E. Stout
ISBN : 9781118235058
Genre : Psychology
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Expert advice for building your private practice The "business" of practice as a mental health professional is askill that is seldom taught in school and requires thoughtfulguidance and professional mentorship from those who have alreadysucceeded. Containing the collective wisdom and secrets of many expertpractitioners, this helpful resource provides useful insights forsetting up, managing, and marketing your practice, including timelyadvice on being a successful provider in the digital age—fromInternet marketing to building your online presence. Designed for private practices of any size and at any stage ofdevelopment, this practical guide looks at: Creating your dream niche practice Choosing the right technological tools and resources tosimplify and streamline your job Leveraging the Internet to market your practice Developing a practice outside of managed care Transitioning to executive coaching Ethical and legal aspects of private practice Full of action-oriented ideas, tips, and techniques, GettingBetter at Private Practice provides both early career andseasoned mental health professionals with the knowledge and toolsthey need to establish, develop, and position their practice sothat it is financially successful and life-enriching over the longterm.

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