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Self-reflective consciousness is distinguished from 'simple' awareness and from conscious awareness. Awareness is a fundamental property of living matter as it reacts to environmental stimuli. A hypothesis is advanced to account for the general phenomenon of decussation of nerve fibres in the central nervous system of vertebrates. This feature, the crossing(More)
Preparedness for disasters is universally low; children and families are particularly vulnerable groups. Against this backdrop, research on disaster preparedness for children and families is reviewed, with a focus on disaster preparedness and prevention education programs. Following definitions and theory/rationale, research is critically analyzed. While(More)
Medical involvement in procreation: how far? Almost every week brings news stories of technological interference of one kind or another-mostly for good ends, and often with good outcomes-with what used to be the most human, most private and most 'natural' act known to man and woman. Heterosexual intercourse has represented the driving force of the whole(More)
This paper first reviews research linked to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction focusing on ―child-centred disaster risk reduction‖ (CC-DRR), highlighting systemic aspects of disaster prevention and preparedness educational programming to date. However, it is also pointed out that education evaluated to date largely assumes a(More)
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