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1.6 Creating Cleaner HTML Output with CSS Friendly Control Adapters

James Avery O'Reilly Media PDF


But what if the server hosting your web site sometimes gets overloaded with requests and may take some time to reply? You won’t want to make your users wait without notifying them that something is going on. In this case, you can place the control on the page and set its ShowDelay property to a value such as 3000, which means that it will be shown three seconds after the event for popping it up has been triggered

(ShowDelay values are in milliseconds). In other words, your users won’t see it unless the server takes more than three seconds to reply.

ShowTimeout, on the other hand, can be used to hide the box in case nothing happens

during the number of milliseconds set as its value. This can be useful when generating documents that open up in new windows.

Getting Support

BusyBoxDotNet is an open source project hosted on SourceForge, so you can get support—as well as ask for new features and report bugs—via the project’s home page, where you will find links to the support options.

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CHAPTER FOURTEEN: A model of integrated genetic counselling (IGC): EDIG as a transformation promoter in PND

Karnac Books ePub

Edgardo Caverzasi, Gherardo Amadei,Irene Cirillo, Laura Montanari, Michela Sala,Filippo Sarchi, and Giovanni Foresti


Modern techniques of diagnostic investigations, princi-pally comprising genetic testing, allow us to obtain amore precise knowledge about the health and illness of people and covers previously unexplored ground in research and treatment. At times, the continuum through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery is broken; in these cases consciousness becomes a source of pain, confusion, and anxiety. When given a diagnosis of aprogressively degenerative illness that cannot be cured (such as Huntington' s disease) or the discovery of a foetal abnormality (such as an abnormal karyotype or a severe genetic disease), the nature of the treatment will largely focus on helping the individual come to terms with her/his condition, in understanding his or her illnessand its consequences, and in making vital decisions about the possible choices that the condition imposes. One must ask oneself how to cope with the required “sharing” of suffering that underlies this treatment, which both the patient and the care provider face. Insuch cases the treatment involves offering a clinical–psychological consultation to the patient. It means a space where it is possible to share the patient' s experience of an unbearable state of mind, a”container” of anxiety, and a catalyst for the creation of a hopefulresponse. For many years, we have participated in a multi-disciplinary group involving various Italian institutions that have adopteda model of integrated genetic counselling, which aims to be asclosely integrated as possible with clinical activity. Our involvement as psychiatrists–psychoanalysts in the EDIG research has provided an opportunity to promote and try out this model in the PND service in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology ward of the IRCCSSan Matteo Hospital in Pavia. After several years of informal collaboration, we became an organized group whose aim was to intervene in problematic cases of PND. As a result, a supportiveenvironment has been set up in which women and couples arehelped during PND, while they are dealing with complex information and making important decisions.

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11. Dybbuk Possession and Mechanisms of Internalization and Externalization: A Case Study

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As indicated by other contributors to this volume, psychoanalysts differ markedly in the importance they ascribe to projective identification as a special psychic mechanism. While some of them have welcomed the introduction of this concept by Melanie Klein (1946) as a major contribution to post-Freudian psychoanalysis, others tend to devalue its clinical significance or to consider it altogether redundant to its antecedents, projection and identification. The fact that projective identification is a controversial concept in clinical practice, its own natural habitat so to speak, may lead to the conclusion that efforts to apply it to other nonclinical spheres should be discouraged altogether. Yet in some realms such remote applications may lend us valuable insights as to processes underlying phenomena far removed from the analytic couch. An example in case is Rafael Moses’s discussion of the political process in this volume.

The focus of the work presented here is the interface between psychology and anthropology. It discusses the peculiar career of a Jewish woman in a nineteentlvcentury Eastern European Hasidic community, a career ended by an episode of dybbuk possession. Although the details of this episode were not specified in the account that is drawn on, the case was selected for presentation because, unlike most other reports of this Jewish variant of spirit possession, it contains significant information concerning the social matrix in which it evolved, as well as the biographies of its main protagonists. On the basis of this information an attempt will be made to render the possession episode intelligible in terms of the psychodynamic and sociocultural factors underlying it. Although various concepts of internalization and externalization are employed in this work (without being accorded a ubiquitous status), it is particularly projective identification which seems intriguingly related to spirit possession. This relationship will be specified after a brief review of the historical, theoso-phical, and sociocultural aspects of the dybbuk. Later, in the concluding section, the case under study will be discussed in terms of internalization and externalization.

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CHAPTER FIVE: Some comments of countries that collected empirical and clinical data

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Gherardo Amadei, Edgardo Caverzasi,Ilaria Bianchi, Diletta Fiandaca, Irene Cirillo,Filippo Sarchi, Francesca Podavini, and Alessia Arossa

One hundred and ninety-five cases were included in the Italian sample (195 women, 37.5% of whom participated in the research project together with their partner, giving a total of 312 respondents). Up to the digestion phase, the response rate was above 50%, but it dropped to just over 25% at follow-up until printing time.

Most of the women (84.7%) had a partner (70.3% were married, and 14.4% were in life partnership), and 9% were single. On average, they were aged 36.7 years and were in the fourteenth weekof pregnancy. This is earlier than the women from other countrieswho were between the sixteenth and the eighteenth week of pregnancy. The design of the study was intended to explore how women dealt with waiting for a PND result and the (possible) need to decide about continuation or termination. It was anticipated thatwomen would be recruited in the later stage of pregnancy. However, in our sample (35% vs 17% for Israeli, 4% for Greece), Italian women were at an earlier stage of pregnancy due to the higher proportion of subjects choosing CVS rather than later tests (amniocentesis). The reason for this can be traced back to the national law regulating abortion. Italian law number 194, issued in 1978, states that after the ninetieth day of pregnancy, women can undergo voluntary termination only in particular situations, which need to be certified:

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8 Straight Talk About Dying

Kathy Kalina Pauline Books and Media ePub

MY WORK IN HOSPICE brings me into contact with hundreds of people who face their transition from this life to the next. Most people imagine that this part of my job is depressing and scary. They’re usually surprised when I tell them that my work actually makes me less afraid of death—especially of my own. Many envision dying as an intensely dramatic moment, something like what is portrayed on television or in film. But a natural death, one without machines or other artificial supports, is generally a very gentle process.

The human body is “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Ps 139:14). The body is an incredibly complex system that sets its own priorities. The body knows its most important organs are the brain, heart, and lungs. Therefore, as the body approaches physical decline, it supplies its resources to those areas first, while gradually neglecting less important functions. This progressive decline usually begins with muscle weakness, decreased energy, and an increased need for sleep. As the digestion slows down, the appetite wanes. A person feels satisfied with very small amounts of food. Blood flow is directed to the more vital areas of the body, and consequently, circulation to the arms and legs decreases. The patient becomes more sensitive to cold and may experience swelling of the limbs. Often a bluish tint appears on the fingers and toes, and a ruddy blotchiness on the knees and feet. As I have mentioned, the appearance of these gradual changes does not necessarily indicate imminent death. These changes may occur weeks or even months before death.

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