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shared decision making

The active involvement of patients and carers and significant others in the UK in choosing management options—e.g., eliciting utilities and preferences by discussion, through interactive CDs, etc.

Shared decision programmes may improve healthcare services, as patients
• Better understand the types of procedures available and chances of success;
• Are more confident in their choice, reducing the likelihood of a lawsuit; and
• Often choose less invasive (i.e., less expensive) procedures.
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Managed care An agreement between Medicare and health care providers–ie, hospitals, physicians, to 'accept assignment'–ie, Medicare's fees, as payment in full, for any health care services rendered; also, acceptance of an insurance or health plan's established fee as the maximum amount collectable for services rendered. See Participating provider.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


occupational therapy Involvement in a life situation.
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In rehabilitation, a person's involvement in life situations despite physical impairments, limitations on activity, or contextual factors, such as social or physical barriers in the environment. Participation in life activities, tasks, and roles is an aspect of living that is considered important within the framework of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). See: International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health
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Patient discussion about participation

Q. i am diagnosed as bipolar ii and my doctor told me that i will not be able to participate in any activities. I am a son of a single parent. My father left my mom when I was 14. My mom worked hard and brought up me and my younger sister. For the past one year I forced my mom to stop going for job then I became the bread winner of my family. But recently I am diagnosed as bipolar II and my doctor told me that I will not be able to participate in any activities to prepare for work for more than six months, am I eligible for social security to take care of my family who is depending on me. I don’t want my mom to go for job again after she is used to be at home. Kindly be in my shoes and guide me please.

A. It is very refreshing to see a person so concerned with their family. It is however a big responsibility, you have to be careful not to put too much pressure on yourself. Look into the social security and I agree with Smith talk to a lawyer and see if they can help you. You have to be sure with all of your responsibility that you are taking care of yourself and taking time for yourself. You are very lucky to have a great family, if they want to help out and get jobs to help financially let them. Think of it in terms of the long run. They may have to work for 6 months or a year but in that time you are going to be working on you and your health. You will be more help to them in the future if you take the time to help yourself now! In six months or a year you will have learned the tools to manage your illness and you will be able to offer your family some stability. There are options here make sure you talk to your family and educate them along the way about your illness. I bel

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.

Q. when i do sport i feel kind of a weakness all over my knees and i get really tired moving forward .. is there any medical explanation for this ?

A. It is hard for me to understand if the weakness you're describing is originally from your legs, or it is general weakness / shortness of breath like symptoms. Also, not knowing your age it is hard for me to think about several arthritic conditions that occur mainly to adult over 50. In any case, if this tiredness bothers you, you should see your doctor or an orthopedist, to see if they can examine you more extensively and try and help with this problem.

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This would have allowed more room for public participation. In terms of in-person forums, the entire country had just this one chance and we lost it.
The data indicated the gender gap in Taiwan's labor participation rate was higher than the 12.1 percentage points in the U.S., but lower than Japan's 19.4 percentage points and South Korea's 21.4 percentage points.
While men were exiting the labor force during the latter half of the twentieth century, labor force participation rates for prime age women were rising, from around 29% in 1948, to around 60% from the mid-1990s to 2008.
The matrix shown in Table 1 organizes the design implications and directions for a visualization tool on online participation according to the theoretical foundations (i.e., concept of online participation, awareness information and information visualization).
Various research studies have found significant relationship between media exposure or consumption with efficacy (Aarts and Semetko, 2003; Coleman et al., 2008; Carpini and Keeter, 1996; Gecas, 2000; McLeod et al., 1996; Moy et al., 2005; Norris, 2000; Scheufele and Nisbet, 2002) as well as political participation (Eveland and Scheufele, 2000; de Vreese and Boomgaarden, 2006; Schulz, 2005; Zhang and Chia, 2007).
Labor force participation of selected demographic groups
Male labour force participation rate decreased from 49.3 percent in 2012-13 to 48.1 percent in 2014-15.
2017 Notes: USD210 in cash and USD490 in principal amount of the New 2018 Notes, including the Early Participation Premium of USD15 in cash and USD35 in principal amount of the New 2018 Notes;
The lack of credibility, the absence of diversity, the weak political content and the strictly conditioned political freedoms are all factors that will tangibly affect the rates of youth participation in this election.
In between these two levels is significant participation, defined in Temp.
[6], reported that Iranian farm women had low level of extension participation, results showed high level of mass media exposure, in case of marginal and small farm families.

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