disorientation


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Related to disorientation: dizziness, Spatial disorientation
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The IMSAFE checklist can help you avoid disorientation,
Transformative learning hinges on disorientation (Mezirow, 1981), which can be prompted by cross-cultural exchanges, unfamiliar communities, new information acquisition, emotional discomfort, and engagement with unfamiliar perspectives, any of which can challenge previously held assumptions.
Many may not be aware of the seriousness of aviation spatial disorientation because of inaccurate and under-reporting.
Rather than examining each novel in chronological order, the usual approach, she places them into thematic clusters on disorientation and reorientation in postmodernity, contingency and crisis, and transitions and transformations.
The danger of mass upheaval and disorientation would be too great if Mubarak, who has ruled the country with a heavy hand for three decades, were suddenly to vacate office," Chantal Thomas, Cornell University professor of law and a former law faculty member at American University in Cairo, said.
Severe symptoms can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.
In this work, HDPE resins with different molecular weights have been chosen to study the chain orientation and its subsequent disorientation using a real-time ultrasonic system at various temperatures and shear rates, due to the fact that HDPEs with the linear molecular structure could be oriented easily.
This is Disorientation II: The Rise and Fall of Arab Cities, an exhibition organised by the Tourism Development and Investment Company and the Sharjah Art Foundation.
"If early elections are held, then we would increase the number of MPs from 18 to 25 because of the opposition's disorientation," stated Ademi.
The exhibition is entitled "Disorientation II," which is a good description of what is going on in Dubai these days as it struggles to regain investor confidence.
Spatial disorientation of the pilots, particularly the captain, was one of the factors that led to the loss of an Aeroflot-Nord Boeing 737-550 that crashed on approach to Perm on 14 September 2008, killing all 88 people on board, according to the CIS accident investigator MAK.
VISUAL impairment can increase the levels of disorientation and distress that a person suffering from dementia experiences, according to a new study.