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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Choice in End of Life Care

Categories: Births/Deaths,Great Britain,Health/Medical

Sets out findings of an independent review to provide advice to the British government on improving the quality and experience of care for adults at the end of life by expanding choices.  From the Department of Health


Population Growth in London, 1939-2015

Categories: Great Britain,Population/Census,Statistics

Shows population trends in London from the first census in 1801 to the current projection of 8.6 million residents.  From the London Datastore


Scotland in the United Kingdom: An Enduring Settlement

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

Draft policy paper which describes additional powers to be devolved to Scotland by the British government following the September 2014 vote of the people of Scotland to remain within the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8990


Nigeria 2015: Analysis of Election Issues and Future Prospects

Categories: Africa,China,Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Great Britain,India

Surveys the prospects surrounding the presidential and legislative elections of February 2015 and the country’s future.  Also describes Nigeria’s relations with the U.S., the U.K., the EU, China, and India.  House of Commons Research Paper 15/02.


The Implications of Devolution for England

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

Covers what powers have been devolved to date, options for further devolution and decentralization , and the impact of devolution on Parliament.  House of Commons Command Paper Cm 8969


Parity of Esteem for Mental Health

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Science/Technology

Outlines the history of efforts to achieve a balance between mental and physical health in care standards and public attitudes, the current ways in which parity is defined and measured, and the effort to achieve an ideal.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Value Based Assessment of Drugs

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Science/Technology

Briefing for Parliamentarians on proposals to change the current assessment methods by which the British National Health Service bases the pricing of prescription drugs on their therapeutic benefits.   From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a Crisis for the Health and Wealth of Nations

Categories: Great Britain,Health/Medical

First report of a team appointed by the British Prime Minister.  Describes the potential impact on the world of antimicrobial resistance, the economic cost of drug-resistant infections, and the health implications.  From the Review on Antimicrobial Resistant


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