Telecommunication Services provides aÂ holistic approach to understand telecommunications systems by addressing the emergence and domination of new digital services, consumer and economic dynamics, and the creation of content by service providers.
Here is an essential resource filled with advice for providing social services to gay and lesbian couples. Despite myths to the contrary, many gay men and lesbians form long-term couples relationships. Unfortunately, many professionals working in the area of social services lack training with regard to the special needs of gay/lesbian couples. Social Services for Gay and Lesbian Couples helps fill this gap by providing information on diverse aspects of gay and lesbian domestic partnerships for social services workers.
How do you go about choosing between health insurance plans ...selecting a hospital...choosing a doctor? These are just some of the difficult decisions certain to have a profound impact on your physical, emotional, and financial well-being for years to come. This comprehensive guide shows you how to make knowledgeable choices--how to get everything you require from our nation's $600 billion a year health care system. Health Care Services in the 1990s provides life-or-death information about ambulatory care, long-term care, and mental health services. Learn about the changing roles of physicians and dentists...insurance vs. pre-paid plans...how hospitals and physicians get current addresses, contact information, and toll-free telephone numbers of agencies capable of anwersing questions about specific needs and situations. health care system, and proceeds with the active role of the consumer as a partner in the system, protecting and promoting one's own health. The book also describes ways in which the systeM's resources can be most advantageous when the consumer is not in bad health. The book progresses with a detailed exploration of the major components of the system, and analyzes functions such as ambulatory care, the choice of a hospital and its services, long term care, the nursing home, and mental health services. The major providers of care (the physicians, dentists, and other relevant providers) and how to work with them are discussed. Consumer approaches to health insurance, governmental health care programs, and financial considerations are also addressed. The quality of health care from the consumer viewpoint and protection of consumer rights inherent in the system is another aspect covered in this valuable book. Alternatives to the traditional health care system are also provided.
This definitive anthology casts Sinophone studies as the study of Sinitic-language cultures born of colonial and postcolonial influences. Its transnational and comparative essays by such authors as Rey Chow, Ha Jin, Leo Ou-fan Lee, Ien Ang, Wei-ming Tu, and David Wang address debates concerning the nature of Chineseness while introducing readers to essential readings in Tibetan, Malaysian, Taiwanese, French, Caribbean, and American Sinophone literatures. By placing Sinophone cultures at the crossroads of multiple empires, this anthology richly demonstrates the transformative power of multiculturalism and multilingualism, and by examining the place-based cultural and social practices of Sinitic-language communities in their historical contexts beyond "China proper," it effectively refutes the diasporic framework. Adding new, non-Han-centric dimensions to conceptions of Chinese citizenship and ethnic identity, this book is an invaluable companion for courses in Asian, postcolonial, empire, and ethnic studies, as well as world and comparative literatures.
In the reality of the global marketplace, language acquisition and training is a key concern for businesses of all types and sizes. This "Directory" is an invaluable resource for anyone needing information on language training for business. It also provides information on services for business such as translation and interpreting. Ordered A-Z by institution, the "Directory" will enable speedy identification of providers from a bank of "over 400" institutional and other contacts from across the UK and provides:
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