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individualization

Psychiatry An individual's personal development, in which a partner–eg, lover, wife is  viewed as a 'an individual sentient being.' See Animus, Jungian psychoanalysis.

individualization,

n the process of tailoring remedies or treatments to cure a set of symptoms in an indiv-idual instead of basing treatment on the common features of the disease. See also characteristic, constitution, idiosyncrasy, prescribing strategy, and symptom selection.

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Q. How do vaccines protect individuals from infectious diseases? Is it a 100% protection? And how come there are diseases without a vaccine?

A. Vaccine is a part of a pathogen (sometime the pathogen itself without the harmful part in it) that we inject to our self in order to get the body “ready” to meet the real disease. Unfortunately not all of the bacteria and viruses have vaccines. Some of them we can not mimic their proteins safely enough, or it won’t work any way. And sometimes it’s only partly effective, the body remembers it but not too well. So some of the vaccines offer only a partial protection.

Q. What kinds of jobs can individuals with autism do, so that they can enjoy life? My friend’s brother feels very bored at home and he often tells me that he is not finding any meaning for his life. What kinds of jobs can individuals with autism do, so that they can enjoy life?

A. Assure him that he is not the one who is alone with these types of negative feelings. In general, individuals with autism perform best at jobs which are structured and involve a degree of repetition. Some people who have autism are working as artists, piano tuners, painters, farm workers, office workers, computer operators, dishwashers, assembly line workers, or competent employees of sheltered workshops or other sheltered work settings.

Q. Regular participation in aerobic exercise lowers an individual's risk of developing cancer? I am a regular participant of aerobic, so the regular participation in aerobic exercise lowers an individual's risk of developing cancer?

A. You have some reason to be happy. Research suggests that exercise often modifies some of the risk factors associated with certain kinds of cancer. Obesity has been linked to cancer of the breast and the female reproductive system. Regular exercise has been shown to help promote weight loss. Several studies have also found that men who worked at sedentary jobs for most of their lives had a greater incidence of colon cancer than those in more active jobs. Exercise will not compensate the effects of a high-fat diet or smoking. Still it can contribute, even indirectly, to a reduced risk of cancer. As such, exercising regularly is recommended by the ACS [American Cancer Society] as an integral part of its cancer prevention program.

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The grouped regional data for Poland in Table 2 show a positive correlation between the share of agriculture in employment and the degree of individualisation in agriculture.
While this preliminary observation for Poland is consistent with our view of individual farms as a labour sink, no such direct correlation between the share of agriculture in employment and the degree of individualisation is observed for Russia.
5, the same as the regression coefficient of the individualisation variable in full model 1 (see Table 3).
Yet some very crude estimates of agricultural production developed from the available regional statistics show that total agricultural productivity in Poland does not decrease with the level of individualisation despite the higher labour intensity that definitely reduces output per worker.
To establish the effect of individualisation on agricultural productivity, we use Russian regional data to run two regression models in the Cobb-Douglas production function framework.
Individualisation of agriculture makes a positive and significant contribution (P=0.
These results are illustrated in Figure 2, which plots agricultural production and agricultural labour productivity against the level of individualisation for Russia.
The production function analysis for Russia, which showed that labour productivity increases with increasing individualisation, was supplemented with technical efficiency analysis conducted using two standard algorithms: the non-parametric data envelopment analysis (DEA) and the parametric stochastic frontier analysis (SFA).
This differentiation between procedural and substantive individualisation is made throughout the book, clarifying the analysis of the outcomes);
that, for employers, individualisation is part of a broader push to restore management control and curtail third party influence.
that the position of unions has been undermined severely by the individualisation of the employment relationship.
In conclusion, this book has made an important contribution to our understanding of the phenomenon of individualisation of the employment relationship.

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