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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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Drivers, challenges and recommendations to e-health development : a case study of Jordan

Jalghoum, Yaser January 2015 (has links)
The adoption of information systems and new technologies in the healthcare sector is becoming increasingly important, especially for developing countries, as it provides golden opportunities to modernize their structure, develop relationships with stakeholders, improve performance and achieve economic and social developments. Therefore, many developing countries are launching e-health initiatives aiming at innovating their current systems and transforming the traditional way of doing things. However, evidences show that the majority of e-health initiatives are not progressing as expected and that most of them end up with failures. The major aim of this thesis is to reveal the key drivers and challenges that support or impede the development of e-health and recommend strategies that can assist in managing future implementation efforts. A qualitative approach was employed and guided the process of research design, data collection and data analysis. This research used a single case study as the main technique. The case of this thesis is the Jordanian e-health initiative. The major source to collect data was semi structured interviews. Data was analysed through template analysis technique. Additionally, the researcher developed a novel conceptual framework to be used as a useful guide during the data collection and analysis phases. The framework was validated through the empirical work in Jordan. This thesis presented the research findings into three main themes; drivers, challenges and recommendations to e-health development in Jordan. Findings of the empirical work in Jordan confirm findings of previous studies available in current literature with respect to the drivers and challenges that influence the development of e-health initiatives. However, this thesis adds to the current literature some unique findings that were not revealed before. These being; Drivers: Religious motives, Availability of social media, Catch medicine shoppers, Jordan valued characteristics, Availability of local supportive environment & entities. And as for Challenges: Culture of blame, Discrimination acts, Arab spring, Tax evasion, Doctors role as managers. These new findings developed distinctively from the Jordanian, Islamic and Arabic context that was investigated. Finally, different practical recommendations, deployment strategies and management techniques were given to provide insights and ideas to decision makers and e-health leaders to manage future implementation efforts. The value of this thesis is fourfold. First, it contributes as a new reference in the field of e-health with respect to the drivers and challenges that impact the progress of e-health initiatives in developing countries and particularly in Jordan, where existing literature appears to be very limited. Second, it enriches the e-health literature by presenting new unique findings that were not revealed prior to this study. Third, the proposed framework developed in this study could be used as a valuable source for policy makers and practitioners as it supports understanding the key issues that correlate to e-health initiatives progress and thus assists decision makers to identify significant approaches and beneficial actions needed in order to ensure a smooth transformation towards e-health. Fourth, it encourages changes in practice as it suggests practical methods for leaders in order to manage future implementation efforts.
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Challenges of PayPal

Herfors, David January 2017 (has links)
PayPal has faced many different challenges over the years. In the beginning of their journey the biggest challenge of PayPal was the overall ignorance to prevent fraudulent activities and to provide high safety systems. By solving this, PayPal has changed and improved the opportunities of secure online purchases. During couple of years new mobile payment services have developed around the world. They are quick, safe and simple. Especially in the market of peer-to-peer PayPal will meet more competition in the future. Another big challenge of PayPal will be if more online retailers follow Amazon.com´s example and start using their own payment options and by this isolate PayPal as a payment option.
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Challenges of PayPal

Herfors, David January 2017 (has links)
PayPal has faced many different challenges over the years. In the beginning of their journey the biggest challenge of PayPal was the overall ignorance to prevent fraudulent activities and to provide high safety systems. By solving this, PayPal has changed and improved the opportunities of secure online purchases. During couple of years new mobile payment services have developed around the world. They are quick, safe and simple. Especially in the market of peer-to-peer PayPal will meet more competition in the future. Another big challenge of PayPal will be if more online retailers follow Amazon.com´s example and start using their own payment options and by this isolate PayPal as a payment option.
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The human rights-based approach to public health: an inquiry into the challenges of its adoption in Uganda

Balikowa, David Ouma January 2012 (has links)
<p>Knowledge about the challenges in adopting the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to public health is still limited, necessitating an exploration into the subject. The purpose of this study is to contribute to strengthening the implementation of the HRBA to public health in Uganda. The aim was to explore challenges to the implementation of this approach The objectives of this study were to examine whether there is a shared understanding and agreement among stakeholders about the meaning and potential value of the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to public health, and to describe stakeholders&lsquo / perceptions on the challenges to the adoption and implementation of the HRBA to public health.</p>
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Former Elite Adolescent Female Dancers Reflect on the Loss of a Professional Dream

2012 February 1900 (has links)
Preparing for a professional ballet dance career requires dedication, discipline and single-minded focus. But, as training becomes increasingly competitive, many dancers must give up this aspiration and reinvent themselves for a life after dance. The transition is challenged by identity loss and limited consideration of alternative careers. Although researchers have studied the transition to a post-dance life for professional ballet dancers, the transition of younger dancers remains unstudied. The goal of this research was to analyze stories of what it means to be an elite, female dancer who was unable to achieve a professional dancing career, and had to make another life for herself. A qualitative study was conducted. Five women, who were former elite amateur ballet dancers, were asked to share their stories through three separate semi-structured interviews. Participants also shared personally meaningful objects. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis and represented in the context of individual stories. A common overarching framework was identified that included: discovering the dream, living the dream, losing the dream, and life after the dream. Further thematic analysis generated insight about the culture of ballet (e.g., rites of passage, individual dancer characteristics, peer relations), as well as common challenges, facilitators and meaning making associated with negotiating a new work/life after failing to become a professional dancer. Findings contribute to the existing literature and suggest the appropriateness of conceptualizing the experience as one of loss and mourning (Worden, 2009). Implications for future research as well as for adults involved in the world of elite dancing (e.g., ballet teachers, school teachers and counsellors) are discussed.
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Towards a New Intercultural Methodology in Response to Teachers’ Challenges from the New Curriculum Innovation in China

Wu, Wenhua Unknown Date
No description available.
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The human rights-based approach to public health: an inquiry into the challenges of its adoption in Uganda

Balikowa, David Ouma January 2012 (has links)
<p>Knowledge about the challenges in adopting the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to public health is still limited, necessitating an exploration into the subject. The purpose of this study is to contribute to strengthening the implementation of the HRBA to public health in Uganda. The aim was to explore challenges to the implementation of this approach The objectives of this study were to examine whether there is a shared understanding and agreement among stakeholders about the meaning and potential value of the Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to public health, and to describe stakeholders&lsquo / perceptions on the challenges to the adoption and implementation of the HRBA to public health.</p>
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Professional counsellors’ personal narratives of "doing life" while "doing work"

Mikolayenko, Rhonda Delia 11 September 2014 (has links)
What does it mean to be a counsellor? What challenges do counsellors face? How do life events influence the personal and professional self of the counsellor? What insights are provided by time and experience that accompany a lifelong career? The purpose of this phenomenological qualitative study was to learn from six counsellors, each veteran in their careers, how critical life events influenced who they became as both a person and professional. Interview conversations presented retrospective narratives and personal stories illuminating whether each came to discover and develop an integrated self. Descriptive field notes, researcher reflections and comments further substantiated the complex world of counsellors. The interview data offered through this study exposed the intersection of the person and the professional as well as the valuable and diverse growth experiences that occurred along their career trajectories. Embedded in the interviews were implications for resiliency and sustainability; these were derived from learning that occurred with extensive time and experience.
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The human rights-based approach to public health: an inquiry into the challenges of its adoption in Uganda

Balikowa, David Ouma January 2012 (has links)
Magister Public Health - MPH / South Africa
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Current social trends and challenges for the dying person

Kellehear, Allan January 2016 (has links)
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