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There is growing recognition that an improved flow of information and the ability to interact, seamlessly and in real-time, internally and with trading partners will provide significant benefits from both the operational and planning perspectives. CEOs, CFOs, and line managers, across a variety of disciplines, can all benefit from information that is(More)
There is growing evidence to show that mental health professionals by the nature of their work are particularly vulnerable to stress with all its detrimental effects on service delivery and quality of care. This comes at a time when mental health services in many countries are under considerable strain. The present paper examines the multifaceted stressors(More)
The Grid-Based Path Planning Competition has just completed its third iteration. The entries used in the competition have improved significantly during this time, changing the view of the state of the art of grid-based pathfinding. Furthermore, the entries from the competition have been made publicly available, improving the ability of researchers to(More)
Immigrant doctors have been found to exhibit professional distress, especially if they are retrained to another medical specialty. This study looks at the effects of a long-term Balint group in increasing professional self-efficacy cognitions of immigrant physicians treating drug addicts in a home-based community program in their adopted homeland. Results(More)
Jump Point Search, an algorithm developed for fast search on uniform cost grids, has successfully improved the performance of grid-based search. But, the approach itself is actually a set of diverse ideas applied together. This paper decomposes the algorithm and gradually reconstructs it, showing the component pieces from which the algorithm is constructed.(More)
This article looks at ways of reducing stress through a multifaceted training program involving the acquisition of mental health knowledge and skills and experiential training in a group of occupational social workers. The training group of 13 occupational workers was compared to a group of occupational social workers not attending the program.(More)
Pathfinding is a common task across many domains and platforms , whether in games, robotics, or road maps. Given the breadth of domains, there are also a wide variety of representations used for pathfinding, and there are many techniques which have been shown to improve performance. In the last few years, the state-of-the-art in grid-based pathfinding has(More)
There is a limited place today for narratives in traditional medicine. However, the Balint group is a legitimate forum providing doctors to unconditionally engage in discussing patients' stories within a secure and safe environment. This paper examines the importance of doctors' narratives in Balint groups and describes how insightful listening may help(More)
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