policies

China says policies unaffected by Trump plan to bring factories back to U.S.

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China is closely following U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to create more domestic jobs by encouraging U.S. companies to bring home or “reshore” their overseas production, but the government will not change its overall strategy, Industry Minister Miao Wei said on Friday.


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Fed has limited view on Trump economic policies as Yellen heads to Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen goes to Congress on Tuesday for the first time since Republicans took control of the White House and both houses of the legislature with less clarity on the direction of U.S. economic policy than at any time of her three-year tenure.


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Patient-centred policies must be centred on healthcare workers too

The OECD Health Ministerial in Paris on 17 January has the ambition of paving the way to “The Next Generation of Health Reforms” with “people at the centre”. Representing the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) on this occasion, and in close partnership with the Public Services International (representing public sector trade unions), I am bringing the voice of the labour movement to the table.
OECD Observer

People-centred health care: What empowering policies are needed

The word “patient” comes from Latin, and means “the one that suffers”. Health care has historically been about “taking care” and “protecting” the patient that suffers. Under this view the patient is more or less helpless. The healthcare professional on the other hand plays the dominant role, as an authority, to be heeded and obeyed. This attitude is all too prevalent today, in that the passive patient is not seen as having useful knowledge or capacity, and so must wait patiently for the doctors’ orders. With people-centred care comes a new, fresher attitude and perspective, which highlight the patients’ capabilities, knowledge and own value-setting.
OECD Observer