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American Notes for General Circulation

Travel account by Dickens, published in 1842. Dickens visited the U.S. (Jan.–May 1842) in a tour that took him from Boston and New York to Canada and as far west as St. Louis. His book is ...

Bioethics

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...accounts for significant disparities in adolescent health and health care. And, Smedley, Stith, and Nelson ( 2002 ) report that diseases that can be prevented or delayed in adults, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and AIDS, are diseases for which minority groups are at a much higher risk. Despite managed care, health care costs are rising markedly (Appleby, 2006 ) and levels of health insurance are lower among minority populations, who account for half of the 45 million uninsured Americans (Kennedy, 2005 ). Sarto ( 2005 ) notes that...

Life Span

Life Span   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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2008

...or four decades. There may be both potentially positive and negative consequences of more years of shared living across generations. As Bengston ( 2001 ) notes, longer years of shared living may offer a multigenerational kinship network to provide family continuity and stability across time as well as instrumental and emotional support in times of need. Yet, longer years of shared living may also mean extended years of caregiving for frail or disabled elders or family conflict. For instance, an adult daughter in her late 60s may find herself caring for a...

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