A UK doctor is providing performing theatre in his waiting room and live music for mothers in anti-natal classes. Drawing, painting, writing and music have all played their part in this experiment aimed not only at enhancing patients' well being but also at achieving greater involvement of residents in the community. People are encouraged to express themselves through poetry and stories, to be healed through creating, to regard their individual lives as important and valuable and to share their lives as stories with others.
There is a vital link between the health and the morale of a community. If the community is not functioning properly, then the people do not function properly either.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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