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    “Being Guided”: What Oncofertility Patients’ Decisions Can Teach Us About the Efficacy of Autonomy, Agency, and Decision-Making Theory in the Contemporary Critical Encounter

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    Recent research on patient decision-making reveals a disconnect between theories of autonomy, agency, and decision-making and their practice in contemporary clinical encounters. This study examines these concepts in the context of female patients making oncofertility decisions in the United Kingdom in light of the phenomenon of “being guided.” Patients experience being guided as a way to cope with, understand, and defer difficult treatment decisions. Previous discussions condemn guided decision-making, but this research suggests that patients make an informed, autonomous decision to be guided by doctors. Thus, bioethicists must consider the multifaceted ways that patients enact their autonomy in medical encounters

    Improving Firm Environmental Performance and Reputation: The Role of Employee Green Teams

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    This paper examines the link between a firm's organization environmental management capability, represented by the development of green teams made up of employees, and its performance. In particular, two categories of firm performance will be analysed: environmental performance and environmental reputation. This link has been investigated in a sample made of the largest publicly traded US companies. Data about green teams have been collected through the content analysis of firm environmental/sustainability/corporate social responsibility reports and/or their websites, whereas data about environmental performance and reputation are those reported in the US 500 Newsweek's 2010 Green Ranking

    The fauna of brackish ponds at Port Canning, lower Bengal : Part VII: further observations on the Polyzoa, with the description of a new genus of Entoprocta

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    A considerable change has taken place in the Polyzoa of the ponds this winter, apparently owing to last summer's floods, which broke down the embankment that separated the ponds from the river, joining thelll together temporarily. It will, therefore, be well to publish the observations arising from. a visit to Port Canning in December, 1907, both as regards the species already recorded and as regards a new genus that appears to have been introduced since last winter. A con1parison with European specimens, moreover, has also made it necessary to recognize the Bengal Victorella as a distinct species

    Zoological results of a tour in the far east : Polyzoa Entoprocta and Ctenostomata

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    The Polyzoa discussed or described in this paper are all from fresh or brackish water. The majority are from the Tale Sap in the north-eastern part of the Malay Peninsula} but a few come from the Tai-Hu in the Kiangsu Province of China. I have also included notes on one Indian form. The following species are to be considered: ENTOPROCTA. Chitaspis athleticus, gen. et sp. nov., from the Tale Sap. CTENOSTOMATA. Alcyonidium mytili, Dalyell, from Indian estuaries, etc. Triticella pediceltata (Alder), from the Tale Sap. Bowerbankiacaudata, Hincks, from the Tale Sap and Perak. Paludicella elongata, Leidy, from the Tai-Hu. Paludicella pentagonalis, sp. nov., from the Tale Sap. Victorelta bengalensis, Annandale, from the Tale Sap. Hislopia cambodgiensis (Jullien), from the Tai-Hu. Hislopia malayensis. sp. nov., from Jalor in the Malay Peninsula. It will be as well to defer consideration of the biology and distribution of these species until I have been able to deal systematically with the Phylactolaemata and Cheilostomata collected on my tour. All that need be said here is that while the species of Paludicella and Hislopia are from fresh water, the others. on the list are from brackish water

    Fauna of the Chilka Lake : the Polyzoa of the lake and of brackish water in the Gangetic Delta

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    Eight species of Polyzoa ilave been found in brackish water on the coasts of India, but of these only three occur, so far as we know, in the Chilka Lake. A fourth was abundant some years ago in small pools of brackish water near its inner.shore, but has now disappeared and has not been taken in the lake itself. A list of the eight species will be found in the Table of Contents on the opposite page. One half of these species are apparently endemic in estuarine tracts, maritime swamps and lagoons in India, while the other half are cosmopolitan or at any rate very widely distributed. The two series may be tabulated thus:· ENDEMIC INDIAN SPECIES. Membranipora bengalensis, Victorella bengalensis, Loxosomatoides colonialis, Loxosomatoides laevis. WIDELY DISTRIBUTED SPECIES. Membranipora hippopus, Bowerbankia caudata, Alcyonidium mytili, Barentsia discreta. ..

    O ensino das ciências sociais nas escolas médicas: revisão de experiências The teaching of social sciences in medical schools: revision of experiences

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    O presente artigo descreve e analisa a literatura sobre o ensino das ciências sociais nas escolas médicas em diferentes países, durante o período de 1960 a 2000. A metodologia baseia-se na análise documental/bibliográfica de estudos já sistematizados sobre o tema e de levantamento realizado nos bancos de dados Lilacs, Medline e Sociological Abstracts. Com referência às experiências de 1980 a 2000, os dados levantados de 21 artigos assinalam: objetivos - acompanhar e atender às mudanças sociais, às ocorridas na prestação de serviços de saúde, às necessidades da população; técnicas de ensino - ênfase no processo de ensino-aprendizagem ativo, atividades em pequenos grupos, problemas como ponto de partida, trabalhos de campo, pesquisas, uso de material audiovisual, dramatização e outros; conteúdos - grande diversidade temática comprovando os resultados das décadas anteriores e variando de acordo com as diferentes escolas médicas: comportamento pessoal, interpessoal, médico, comunidade e ambiente, organização do cuidado à saúde; relações saúde-sociedade; relação médico-paciente; aspectos histórico-sociais da prática médica; variáveis sociais no diagnóstico, prognóstico e tratamento; relações doença-família. As conclusões apresentam alguns aspectos gerais e os principais resultados encontrados na pesquisa.<br>This paper describes and analyses the literature about teaching social sciences in medical schools in different countries during 1960-2000. The methodology is based on documental/bibliography analyses of both systematized studies and information raised in the following database: Lilacs, Medline, Sociological Abstracts. The data of 1980-2000 from 21 articles point out: objectives of courses - stressing the relationship teaching/social changes/ health care needs/community needs; teaching/ learning methods - increasing activities methods, working with small student’s groups, starting from problems, field works, researches, use of audio-visual resources, dramatization, etc.; content of courses - there are a great diversity corroborating the results of prior decades and variable with each medical school. The aim questions are related to personal and interpersonal behavior, medical behavior, community and environment, care health organization, health-society relations, medical-patient relationship, diagnostic and prognostic social variables, illness-family relations. The conclusions present some general aspects and the main results

    REPRODUCTIVE AND COURTSHIP PATTERNS

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    The Indian molluscs of the estuarine subfamily Stenothyrinae

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