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Life-sustaining technologies and the elderly: legal issues: Canada

Life-sustaining technologies and the elderly: legal issues: Canada

Date: 1989
Creator: Dugan, Holly
Description: This report discusses the government financing of health care and life-sustaining technologies in Canada.
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The Senior Respite Care Program

The Senior Respite Care Program

Date: April 1986
Creator: Dunn, Louise
Description: This report discusses a community survey of 112 caregivers, may of them Alzheimer's Disease families, that had indicated that their primary need was the ability to get away from their caregiving responsibilities for "a few hours now and then."
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Philosophical issues concerning the rights of patients suffering serious permanent dementia

Philosophical issues concerning the rights of patients suffering serious permanent dementia

Date: 1986
Creator: Dworkin, Ronald
Description: This report discusses the rights of seriously and permanently demented people. Do they have the same right to autonomy, to the beneficence of their custodians, to dignity, and to a minimum level of resources as sick people of normal mental competence have? The emphasis is on extended analysis of various philosophical issues.
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Assessing human risks posed by neurotoxic substances: final draft

Assessing human risks posed by neurotoxic substances: final draft

Date: December 16, 1988
Creator: ENVIRON Corporation
Description: This report discusses risk assessment as a analytic process by which the nature and magnitude of risk is identified.
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Employee perceptions and supervisory behaviors in clerical VDT work performed on systems that allow electronic monitoring

Employee perceptions and supervisory behaviors in clerical VDT work performed on systems that allow electronic monitoring

Date: April 1986
Creator: Eisenman, Elaine J.
Description: The purpose of this report is to obtain empirical data about how the potential monitoring capabilities of new office systems technology are, in fact, being taken up by management and reacted to by employees.
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Electric power wheeling and dealing: technological considerations for increasing competition: volume II--contractor documents, part C.

Electric power wheeling and dealing: technological considerations for increasing competition: volume II--contractor documents, part C.

Date: January 1988
Creator: Fenn, Scott
Description: This report is to provide the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) with an overview of some of the investment issues affecting the future of the electric power industry in support of OTA's ongoing study on competition in the industry. The paper is organized in three chapters.
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Transplantation of adrenal tissue into the nervous system

Transplantation of adrenal tissue into the nervous system

Date: July 30, 1989
Creator: Fine, Alan
Description: This report the transplantation of adrenal medullary tissue to the nervous system.
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Politics, policy, and China's future course

Politics, policy, and China's future course

Date: May 1986
Creator: Fingar, Thomas
Description: This report starts out with an overview of China's politics, the post-Mao era. The report continues with China's policy evaluation.
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The transfer of western managerial knowledge to China

The transfer of western managerial knowledge to China

Date: May 1986
Creator: Fischer, William A.
Description: This report discusses Chinese management, labor productivity, quality of industrial and consumer products, costumer service level, and worker motivation.
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Dementia among nursing home patients: defining the condition, characteristics of the demented, and dementia on the RUG-II classification system

Dementia among nursing home patients: defining the condition, characteristics of the demented, and dementia on the RUG-II classification system

Date: April 1986
Creator: Foley, William J.
Description: This report discusses how dementia affects the quality of life, the increasing number of demented persons, the onset of dementia conditions.
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Economic incentives and disincentives for recycling of municipal solid waste

Economic incentives and disincentives for recycling of municipal solid waste

Date: December 1988
Creator: Franklin Associates, Ltd.
Description: This report is divided into an Executive Summary and four chapters. These chapters examine Federal subsidies to virgin materials, the potential for Federal subsidies for recycled materials, Federal subsidies for alternative energy sources, and state efforts at increasing recycling through tax incentives.
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Public access to congressional support agency information in the technological age: case studies

Public access to congressional support agency information in the technological age: case studies

Date: November 12, 1987
Creator: Frantzich, Stephen
Description: This report discusses the rational for public access, approaches to public access, challenges and opportunities of new technology, and the potential impact on the government printing office.
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Congressional applications of information technology

Congressional applications of information technology

Date: February 1985
Creator: Frantzich, Stephen E.
Description: This report discusses the implications of specific information technology applications on the Congress.
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Renal dialysis decisionmaking

Renal dialysis decisionmaking

Date: March 1, 1986
Creator: Freeman, Richard B.
Description: This report summarizes the general policies of acceptance of patients for treatment. Decision to initiate treatment with dialysis are made by review committees in each of six institutions that provide dialysis treatments.
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Experiences of the Atlanta area ADRDA in the development and management of the community services program

Experiences of the Atlanta area ADRDA in the development and management of the community services program

Date: April 1986
Creator: French, Carolyn W.
Description: This report describes the experiences of the Atlanta Area ADRDA Chapter over a two year period in the development, establishment, and direction of Community Services Program for persons with Alzheimer's diseases and related disorders.
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National security risks of dual-use transfers to China

National security risks of dual-use transfers to China

Date: July 7, 1986
Creator: Frieman, Wendy
Description: This report addresses several basic question about China's military-industrial complex to help provide a framework that policy maker can use in evaluating the likely effects of dual use transfers on Chinese military capability, and the attendant national security risks to the US.
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Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Materials at the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA), May 12, 1998

Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Materials at the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA), May 12, 1998

Date: May 12, 1998
Creator: Fulgham, Matt
Description: This document is a faxed transmission of Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) materials located in the National Archives as overseen by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and as of May 12, 1998.
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Images of science: factors affecting the choice of science as a career

Images of science: factors affecting the choice of science as a career

Date: September 1987
Creator: Fullilove, Robert E.
Description: This report describes the dimensions of the problem this nation faces in producing enough scientists and engineers, it also attempt to describe how "images" of science may affect whether American students choose careers in science.
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Classification systems for decisionmaking for critically ill elderly patients

Classification systems for decisionmaking for critically ill elderly patients

Date: 1988
Creator: Gage, Robert W.
Description: This report discusses classification and aggregation of patients according to differential needs for care that have bee accepted as normal features of contemporary hospital practice.
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Background paper on cataract surgery and physician payment under the Medicare program

Background paper on cataract surgery and physician payment under the Medicare program

Date: October 1985
Creator: Garrison Jr., Louis P. & Yamashiro, Sandra M.
Description: This report both describes current clinical and economic aspects of cataract surgery and analyzes how alternative methods of paying physicians might affect cataract surgery in the future.
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New developments in neuroscience: neural transplants and nerve regeneration technologies: ethical issues: final draft

New developments in neuroscience: neural transplants and nerve regeneration technologies: ethical issues: final draft

Date: January 13, 1989
Creator: Gervais, Karen G.
Description: The focal point of this report is elaboration of the metaphysical and ethical issues raised by neural transplants.
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Effects of quality of care information on consumer choice of physicians and hospitals

Effects of quality of care information on consumer choice of physicians and hospitals

Date: 1988
Creator: Glanz, Karen & Rudd, Joel
Description: This report discusses the necessity of quality health care information, the access to health information and the intentions of providing such information.
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A review of the status of technology training for teachers

A review of the status of technology training for teachers

Date: September 22, 1987
Creator: Glenn, Allen D. & Carrier, Carol A.
Description: This report discusses the important role of the use of computers in American education. It also discusses teachers training and their role in the viability of computers in education.
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Industrial support of university training and research: implications for scientific training in the "steady state"

Industrial support of university training and research: implications for scientific training in the "steady state"

Date: August 1987
Creator: Gluck, Michael E.
Description: This report considers the implications of industrial funding of research and training for the way in which universities train new scientists during this period of "steady state."
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