The problem is that this is exactly what Merrill does—his construal of ethically bad journalism and its causes contains detailed elaborations about what sort of choices are higher (e.g., rebellious, independent, challenging) than others (e.g., going with the flow). Therefore, authenticity, as construed in existential journalism, undermines itself as an ethical guide for journalists and as a remedy for bad journalism. Last, although it certainly might serve as an ethical eye-opener to some, holding authenticity up as an ideal that is supposed to guide journalists ethically might actually in many cases be counter-productive in the sense that there is a risk that it will rather encourage a more narcissistic and cynical focus on individual career-achievements than stimulating closer scrutiny of journalists' inner conscience.
Collaboration between medical and anthropological expertise can solve complex clinical problems in today's multicultural women's healthcare, shows Pauline Binder, a medical anthropologist, who will present her thesis on 1 Dec.
The European Commission has awarded €1 million to fund a campaign promoting health ageing ‘Sharing Age’ coordinated by Dr Sabina Brennan of the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. ‘Sharing Age’ is a multi-platform communications campaign dedicated to raising awareness of the innovative solutions that have emerged from European health-related scientific research in response to the challenge of cognitive ageing and dementia.
When public health professionals consider potential partners for educational campaigns to improve health outcomes, they often forget to consider the public as a key partner. Health professionals need to partner with the public, rather than considering it a passive audience of educational campaigns
Irish TimesCharity no substitute for action on inequalityIrish TimesWhy do we respond so often (and so generously at the individual level, at times) to economic inequalities by offering charity even though it is ineffectual?
Rates of childhoodobesityhave tripled in the past 30 years, and food marketing has been implicated as one factor contributing to this trend. Every year, companies spend more than $10 billion in the US marketing their food and beverages to children; 98% of the food products advertised to children on television are high in fat, sugar, or sodium
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Half of us have a smartphone in our pocket or purse at all times. Some 85% of US adults own a cell phone and a fast growing number of those cellphones (53%) are smartphones. So it is no surprise that one in three of all cell phone users have used their phone to look up healthcare information, up from 17% in 2010.
Conflicted interestsMartin Dockrell of the campaign group Action on Smoking and Health says the prospect of local authority employees benefiting from shares in tobacco companies while urging people to quit smoking “creates more than a moral...
Health Hero is designed to make healthy living fun while saving money. The program can drive greater participation to a company’s existing wellness program or fitness center, or it can be a stand-alone program.
The Best Start Resource Centre supports service providers across the province of Ontario working on health promotion initiatives to enhance the health of expectant and new parents, newborns and young children.