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The Senior Respite Care Program

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."
Date: April 1986
Creator: Dunn, Louise
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Philosophical issues concerning the rights of patients suffering serious permanent dementia

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.
Date: 1986
Creator: Dworkin, Ronald
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Electric power wheeling and dealing: technological considerations for increasing competition: volume II--contractor documents, part C.

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.
Date: January 1988
Creator: Fenn, Scott
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Economic incentives and disincentives for recycling of municipal solid waste

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.
Date: December 1988
Creator: Franklin Associates, Ltd.
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Renal dialysis decisionmaking

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.
Date: March 1, 1986
Creator: Freeman, Richard B.
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National security risks of dual-use transfers to China

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.
Date: July 7, 1986
Creator: Frieman, Wendy
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