Vitae Romanorum, Latin for the "Lives of the Romans," explores the tales of everyday Romans living in the sophisticated and grand Roman Empire. From the peculiarities of Domitian to the religious fervor of Julian the Apostate, these stories give personality and a relatable quality to the ancient subjects of Rome. Many of the stories also occur during the reign of the so-called "Five Good Emperors," including Trajan and Hadrian. These short stories introduce an element of mystery and savagery, as the world of the ancients was neither wholly safe nor honest. Be prepared for riveting history lessons that transport the reader from their comfortable armchair in the modern world to the nitty-gritty streets of Rome and her provinces. The reader will encounter characters as diverse as a slave of Hadrian, the wife of a Roman senator, a displaced Pagan worshiper, and a marble cutter discovering the harsh ways of the world. Are you ready to embark on this antique escapade?
'Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.' -Buddha Buddha's wisdom has been handed down through the centuries, teaching us mindfulness, patience and care. This beautiful little book collects his wisest teachings on how best to balance our lives and love our fellow man. SELLING POINTS: Taps into the growing interest in spirituality, with a fifth of UK residents now saying they are spiritual but not religious. Mindfulness, based on Buddhist teachings is experiencing increased popularity in the UK, with NHS figures showing record numbers turning to it and a parliamentary group with the aim of utilising it for public policy launched this year.
Research into the delivery and organisation of health care is a vital component in the improvement of health services. A wide range of disciplines and methods needs to be deployed to address research questions in this field. This unique reader brings together thirty examples of high-quality SDO research using a range of disciplines, including organisational studies, epidemiology, sociology, history, health economics, anthropology and policy studies, illustrating the use of qualitative and quantitative approaches and primary and secondary research. Expert editorial commentary on each section highlights different themes and methodological issues.
The reader covers six main areas of research:
This book is a companion volume to Studying the Organisation and Delivery of Health Services: Research Methods also published by Routledge (2001). It makes top-quality, empirical and secondary research readily accessible to health service managers and health care professionals who are interested in research, to health service researchers and to undergraduate and postgraduate students following courses in health and health management studies.
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