• Milieu des années 1980, Thermopylae, petite ville de Caroline du Nord. Marié, deux enfants, Raleigh Wittier Hayes, 45 ans, est aux yeux de tous un citoyen modèle et un bon père de famille. Agent d'assurances prospère, il ne laisse rien au hasard, et sa retraite est aussi soigneusement planifiée que son existence. Le jour où il apprend que son père, Earley, a disparu de l'hôpital en vidant ses comptes, pour prendre la route dans une Cadillac cabriolet jaune en compagnie d'une adolescente noire qu'il dit vouloir épouser, l'existence de Raleigh vole en éclats. A la recherche de son père, notre homme va devoir affronter des épreuves plus riches en rebondissements les unes que les autres. A l'issue de ce formidable périple initiatique, l'ennuyeux et routinier Raleigh Wittier Hayes ne sera plus jamais le même.
    Dès les premières lignes, le lecteur est emporté par le souffle formidable d'un auteur qui lui impose un rythme tel qu'il est difficile, voire impossible d'en interrompre la lecture. Monument d'humour et de romanesque, proche du génie, ce livre, dans le droit fil des premiers romans de John Irving, est considéré aux Etats-Unis comme un chef-d'oeuvre. Publié en 1986 et jusqu'aujourd'hui inédit en France, nous sommes ravis d'en offrir à nos lecteurs la première traduction.

  • This work offers a summary of the book «BILL & DAVE: How Hewlett and Packard Built the World's Greatest Company» by Michael Malone.

    Michael Malone is a technology journalist. He is the former editor of Forbes ASAP and is currently a Web journalist for ABC. He has also written feature articles which have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired and Fast Company magazines.

    In Bill & Dave, Malone tells the story of how Hewlett and Packard built the world's greatest company. He starts by explaining their childhood days and their student life. He then covers how they met and started the Hewlett-Packard company in a garage in 1939 when they built their first product, an audio oscillator. It was the start not only of a legendary company but of an entire way of life in Silicon Valley and, ultimately, our modern digital age.

    The reader will come to know that many of the best practices in management common today especially in IT companies originated from HP.

    Bill & Dave is a very well written and informative book. A perfect business adventure story for anyone working in IT, as well as a compulsory read for all HP employees.

  • This book describes geriatrics practice models that are used to guide the care of older adults, allowing seniors to remain at home, prevent functional disability and preserve quality of life. The models include specific interventions which are performed by health care workers to address the needs of older persons and their caregivers. These models respect patient values, consider patient safety and appreciate psychosocial needs as well. Divided into six parts that discuss hospital-based models of care, transitions from hospital to home, outpatient-based models of care and emergency department models of care, this text addresses the needs of vulnerable patients and the community.Geriatric Models of Care is an excellent resource for health care leaders who must translate these programs to address the needs of the patients in their communities.

  • Acute Care for Elders (ACE) is a model of care designed to improve functional outcomes and to improve the processes for the care of older patients. This model includes: an environment of care designed to promote improved function for older patients; an interdisciplinary team that works together to identify/address the vulnerabilities of the older patients; nursing care plans for prevention of disability; early planning to help prepare the patient to return home and a review of medical care to prevent iatrogenic illness.Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is an essential new resource aimed at assisting providers in developing and sustaining an ACE program. The interdisciplinary approach provides an introduction to the key vulnerabilities of older adults and defines the lessons learned from the Acute Care for Elders model. Expertly written chapters describe critical aspects of ACE: the interdisciplinary approach and the focus on function. The fundamental principles of ACE described in this book will further assist hospital leaders to develop, implement, sustain and disseminate the Acute Care for Elders model of care. Acute Care for Elders: A Model for Interdisciplinary Care is of great value to geriatricians, hospitalists, advance practice nurses, social workers and all others who provide high quality care to older patients.

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