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The Ethics of Voting

Jason Brennan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154442
eISBN:
9781400842094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154442.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Nothing is more integral to democracy than voting. Most people believe that every citizen has the civic duty or moral obligation to vote, that any sincere vote is morally acceptable, and that buying, ... More


Reading Disclosures

Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider

in More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161709
eISBN:
9781400850389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161709.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter explains how literacy problems complicate the process involved in making informed decisions. Many people are unable to read many disclosures because they are not literate or numerate ... More


Cancer

Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss, and Kate W. Harris

in The Guide to Community Preventive Services: What works to promote health?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195151091
eISBN:
9780199864973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151091.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The first part of this chapter summarizes the conclusions and recommendations from the Task Force for preventing skin cancer by reducing exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It argues that ... More


Challenges and limitations of applying branding in social marketing

Lauren A. McCormack, Megan A. Lewis, and David Driscoll

in Public Health Branding: Applying marketing for social change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237135
eISBN:
9780191724060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237135.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There are some key differences between social marketing and commercial marketing that have implications for branding. While branded messages can still be persuasive, they should take a less ... More


Sleep, law, and policy

C.B. Jones, C.J. Lee, and S.M.W. Rajaratnam

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the intersection between sleep, law, and policy. It briefly discusses the types of actions some governments around the world have taken in response to some of the societal ... More


Statistical Illiteracy in Doctors

Odette Wegwarth and Gerd Gigerenzer

in Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016032
eISBN:
9780262298957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

In most psychological, legal, and medical research, patients are assumed to have difficulties with health statistics but clinicians not. Doctors may be said to pay insufficient attention to their ... More


Culture, Beliefs, and Decisions

Robert Boyd

in A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195902
eISBN:
9781400888528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195902.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This concluding chapter highlights Robert Boyd's reply to the commentators, in which he expresses appreciation for their thoughtful disagreements, all of which “accept the value of trying to ... More


Using Evidence for Decision Making

Thérèse Leufer and Joanne Cleary-Holdforth

in Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199641420
eISBN:
9780191918186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199641420.003.0010
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Nursing Skills

By now, you have read lots of information on the principles of decision making and why this is so important for you in your nursing practice. It will be invaluable to you as you progress in your ... More


The Danger of a Single Study: Developing Responsive Evidence Bases to Inform Research, Policy, and Practice on the Training of Community Health Workers in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Promise Nduku, Nkululeko Tshabalala, Moshidi Putuka, Zafeer Ravat, and Laurenz Langer

in Training for Community Health: Bridging the global health care gap

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198866244
eISBN:
9780191898471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866244.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter outlines how taking a more systematic approach to developing responsive evidence bases that can inform research, policy, and practice on community health worker (CHW) training in low and ... More


Purposeful Use of Health Intelligence

Julie Sin

in Commissioning and a Population Approach to Health Services Decision-Making

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198840732
eISBN:
9780191876400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840732.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter considers how commissioners can frame the questions they pose of health information sources, so that they gain more meaningful answers to help commission for health gain. There is an ... More


Decision Making in Learning Disability Nursing

Sue Hart and Eva Scarlett

in Nursing: Decision-Making Skills for Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199641420
eISBN:
9780191918186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199641420.003.0021
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Nursing Skills

This chapter focuses on exploring decision making in the learning disability nursing field of practice. Previous chapters have covered the background about decision making, the principles, tools, ... More


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