Getting Risk Right Book

Getting Risk Right

  • Author : Geoffrey C. Kabat
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • File Size : 10,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231542852


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Do cell phones cause brain cancer? Does BPA threaten our health? How safe are certain dietary supplements, especially those containing exotic herbs or small amounts of toxic substances? Is the HPV vaccine safe? We depend on science and medicine as never before, yet there is widespread misinformation and confusion, amplified by the media, regarding what influences our health. In Getting Risk Right, Geoffrey C. Kabat shows how science works—and sometimes doesn't—and what separates these two very different outcomes. Kabat seeks to help us distinguish between claims that are supported by solid science and those that are the result of poorly designed or misinterpreted studies. By exploring different examples, he explains why certain risks are worth worrying about, while others are not. He emphasizes the variable quality of research in contested areas of health risks, as well as the professional, political, and methodological factors that can distort the research process. Drawing on recent systematic critiques of biomedical research and on insights from behavioral psychology, Getting Risk Right examines factors both internal and external to the science that can influence what results get attention and how questionable results can be used to support a particular narrative concerning an alleged public health threat. In this book, Kabat provides a much-needed antidote to what has been called "an epidemic of false claims."

Right Risk Book

Right Risk

  • Author : Bill Treasurer
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • File Size : 10,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2003-07-03
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609943820


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We must take risks if we are to grow personally and professionally. Risks are a part of a fully-lived life. But in the commotion of today's fast-paced, technology-driven world, people have become disconnected from the wise counsel of their inner resources, hampering their ability to make meaningful choices. Consequently, risks are increasingly being taken in an impulsive, haphazard, and often reckless way. In Right Risk, Bill Treasurer draws on the experiences and insights of successful risk-takers (including his own experiences as a daredevil high diver) to detail ten principles that readers can use to take risks with greater intelligence and confidence. Right Risk is about taking more deliberate and intentional risks in an increasingly complex world. It aims to answer such questions as: How do I know which risks to take and which to avoid? How do I balance the need to take more risks with the need to preserve my safety? How do I muster up the courage to take risks when it is so much easier not to? How do I confront all those people who keep telling me what a mistake it would be to take the risk? And, most importantly, How do I make risk-taking less of an anxiety-provoking experience? Right Risk will help readers take risks with greater discipline, focus, and maturity-to confidently face life's challenges and take advantage of life's opportunities.

Hyping Health Risks Book

Hyping Health Risks

  • Author : Geoffrey C. Kabat
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • File Size : 20,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-11-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231141499


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The media constantly bombard us with news of health hazards lurking in our everyday lives. But many of these hazards turn out to have been greatly overblown. According to author and epidemiologist Geoffrey C. Kabat, this hyping of low-level environmental hazards leads to needless anxiety and confusion on the part of the public about which exposures have important effects on health and which are likely to have minimal or no effect. Kabat approaches health scares as "social facts" and shows that a variety of factors can contribute to the inflaming of a hazard. ... By means of four case studies, Kabat demonstrates how a powerful confluence of interests can lead to overstating or distorting scientific evidence. He examines the health risks of pollutants sucha s DDT as a cause of breast cancer, electromagnetic fields from power lines, radon within residences, and secondhand tobacco smoke. Tracing the trajectory of each of these hazards from its initial emergence to the present, Kabat shows how publication of more rigorous studies and critical assessments ultimately helped put the hazard in perspective.--Book jacket flap.

Know Your Chances Book
Score: 2.5
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Know Your Chances

  • Author : Steven Woloshin
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • File Size : 9,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008-11-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520252226


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Understanding risk -- Putting risk in perspective -- Risk charts : a way to get perspective -- Judging the benefit of a health intervention -- Not all benefits are equal : understand the outcome -- Consider the downsides -- Do the benefits outweight the downsides? -- Beware of exaggerated importance -- Beware of exaggerated certainty -- Who's behind the numbers?

Risk Is Right Book
Score: 3.5
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Risk Is Right

  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-01-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433535376


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A choice lies before you: Either waste your life or live with risk. Either sit on the sidelines or get in the game. After all, life was no cakewalk for Jesus, and he didn’t promise it would be any easier for his followers. We shouldn’t be surprised by resistance and persecution. Yet most of us play it safe. We pursue comfort. We spend ourselves to get more stuff. And we prefer to be entertained. We are all tempted by the idea of security, the possibility of a cozy Christianity with no hell at the end. But what kind of life is that really? It’s a far cry from adventurous and abundant, from truly rich and really full, and it’s certainly not the heights and the depths Jesus calls us to. Discover in these pages a foundation for fearlessness. Hear God’s promise to go with you into the unknown. And let Risk Is Right help you see the joys of a faith-filled and seriously rewarding life of Jesus-dependent abandon! Risk Is Right is a significantly expanded version of a chapter previously published in the book Don't Waste Your Life (chapter 5).

Smart Health Choices Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Smart Health Choices

  • Author : Les Irwig
  • Publisher : Judy Irwig
  • File Size : 20,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9781905140176


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Every day we make decisions about our health - some big and some small. What we eat, how we live and even where we live can affect our health. But how can we be sure that the advice we are given about these important matters is right for us? This book will provide you with the right tools for assessing health advice.

Health Product Risk Communication  Is the Message Getting Through  Book

Health Product Risk Communication Is the Message Getting Through

  • Author : The Expert Panel on Effectiveness of Health Product Risk Communication
  • Publisher : Council of CanadianAcademies
  • File Size : 8,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-06-09
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781926522135


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Communicating about risk cannot be reduced to a simple formula. There are a range of potential hazards that can pose risks to health, and these risks can vary in severity, certainty, probability, and complexity.

The Managers Guide to Risk Assessment Book

The Managers Guide to Risk Assessment

  • Author : Douglas M. Henderson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 11,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Industrial management
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1035865263


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As a responsible manager, you need to consider threats to your organization{92}s resilience. In this guide, Douglas M. Henderson will help you follow a clearly explained, step-by-step process to conduct a risk assessment. --

Safety and Ethics in Healthcare  A Guide to Getting it Right Book

Safety and Ethics in Healthcare A Guide to Getting it Right

  • Author : Bill Runciman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • File Size : 9,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-05-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317060017


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As more and more people survive into old age, the burden of caring for them becomes greater and greater. Although it is now possible to alleviate many of the afflictions that beset mankind, no society can afford to pay for all the healthcare that is now available or technically possible. People working in healthcare increasingly have to do more with less. Rationing takes many forms, mostly covert, and the less privileged in most societies end up struggling to get their proper share of the available healthcare resources. All too often, those in the front-line have to deal with the consequences of this 'rationing by default': healthcare professionals find themselves rushed off their feet simply doing the basic tasks and completing all the paperwork; placing frail, sick people in ever lengthening queues, sometimes asking them to wait for hours in the middle of the night under uncomfortable and even unsafe conditions; and, worst of all, working under conditions they would rather avoid in which the safety margin for those they are caring for has been greatly diminished. We are all aware that under these conditions the chance of making a mistake which can seriously harm or even lead to the death of a patient is greatly increased. But what can be done about this? How can you be sure that you are doing the right thing when faced with having to practise an uncertain science on vulnerable patients in a complex system under ever-changing conditions? At what point could you cross the invisible line from reasonable to irresponsible or unethical behaviour by tolerating conditions or tacitly accepting practices which may be regarded as unacceptable, even though you may have little immediate control over them? This book is a guide to getting it right for healthcare professionals. It is about doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, for the right people. These are the dimensions of quality in healthcare, and although some are in conflict (equitable access and effi

The Manager   s Guide to Risk Assessment Book

The Manager s Guide to Risk Assessment

  • Author : Douglas M. Henderson FSA, CBCP
  • Publisher : Rothstein Publishing
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN 10 : 9781944480370


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As a responsible manager, you need to consider threats to your organization's resilience. In this guide, Douglas M. Henderson will help you follow a clearly explained, step-by-step process to conduct a risk assessment. --

Parliamentary Papers Book

Parliamentary Papers

  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1910
  • Genre: Bills, Legislative
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105009897138


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Report Book


  • Author : Commonwealth Shipping Committee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 7,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1910
  • Genre: Shipping
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015087778281


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Loaded Dice Book

Loaded Dice

  • Author : Ellery Harding Clark
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 1909
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 418


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War and Individual Rights Book

War and Individual Rights

  • Author : Kai Draper
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199388899


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This study begins with the assumption that individual rights exist and stand as moral obstacles to the pursuit of national, no less than personal, interests. That assumption might seem to demand a pacifist rejection of all war, for any sustained war effort requires military operations that predictably kill many non-combatants, most of whom presumably have a right not to be killed. Yet the book concludes that sometimes recourse to war is justified. Its argument relies on the insights of John Locke to develop and defend a framework of rights to serve as the foundation for a new just war theory.

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities Book

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Special education
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105061106436


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