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Journal article

Building bridges: designing for elderly people

Author:
HOGAN Paul
Journal article citation:
Access by Design, 67, May 1995, pp.14-16.
Publisher:
Centre for Accessible Environments

An extract from a paper delivered to a second year post-graduate course on gerontechnology in Oulu, Finland. Discusses the needs of the elderly consumer and the desirability of an inclusive design philosophy in responding to them.

Book

Sheltered employment in five member states of the Council of Europe: Austria, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland

Authors:
SAMOY Erik, WATERPLAS Lina
Publisher:
Council of Europe
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
67p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Strasbourg

Comparative study looking at the situation of sheltered employment in the twelve Member States of the European Union. The data for each country is grouped under the following headings: institutional context; target population; access to sheltered employment; characteristics of the people in sheltered employment; and a discussion of the topics currently under debate around sheltered employment in each country.

Book

Evaluating smart home technology in the Finnish context

Author:
HORELLI Lisa
Publisher:
STAKES. National Research and Development centre for Welfare and Health
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
37p.
Place of publication:
Helsinki

Evaluation of how new technology can expand the scope of independent living for disabled people and older people.

Journal article

Professional accounts of services for disabled children in the context of the 1990s Finnish economic recession

Author:
VEHKAKOSKI Tanja
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 19(5), August 2004, pp.501-518.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This study examines professional accounts of services for disabled children and the ideologies behind those services in the context of the European economic crisis of the 1990s. The study is based on interview data which were collected among professionals of municipal and central government sectors working in the same Finnish town. The methodological starting-point is that of critical discourse analysis (CDA). The professionals first suggest in their discourse that their services are provided on the basis of uncontrollable, general framework, and ideal professional- or client-based principles, but accounts are recorded in which services were rendered which were in conflict with these ideal ideologies. The study concludes that the discourse of the professionals involved in the study consists of various, conflicting accounts and ideologies.

Journal article

A place for support: new policies for informal carers in long-term programmes

Author:
SCHUNK Michaela
Journal article citation:
Benefits, 28, April 2000, pp.22-25.
Publisher:
Policy Press

Reviews policy trends for informal carers which have been implemented in various countries between 1996 - 1998. The article focuses on respite care and direct payments for carers of older ill and disabled adults.

Journal article

Establishment of the network in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in Finland

Author:
PETAKOSKI-HULT Tuula
Journal article citation:
New Technology in the Human Services, 12(1/2), 1999, pp.52-56.
Publisher:
Centre for Human Service Technology

Describes a project that aims to create a network between organisations of members using or needing AAC methods in their daily living or work. Usually the membership is often diagnosed based, such as Cerebral Palsy, Stroke and Muscular Dystrophy organisations. Co-operation between organisations is needed. So far the results have been encouraging.

Book

Helping disabled people to work: a cross-national study of social security and employment provisions; a report for the Social Security Advisory Committee

Authors:
THORNTON Patricia, SAINSBURY Roy, BARNES Helen
Publisher:
Stationery Office/University of York. Social Policy Research Unit
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
164p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Research paper presenting a comparative study of the employment of disabled people, focusing in particular on the need to be flexible in terms of hours worked and breaks needed. Also looks at the disabling effects of many working environments.

Book

Higher education and disabilities: international approaches

Editor:
HURST Alan
Publisher:
Ashgate
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
245p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Contains papers on: disability services in Australian universities; the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 on tertiary education in Australia; supporting students with disabilities in Belgium; policy and provision of support services in Canadian universities; Canadian universities and the status of disabled people; students with disabilities in higher education in Finland; students with disabilities in German higher education; disabled university students in Greece; disabled students and higher education in Ireland; including students with disabilities in higher education in Lithuania; students with disabilities in the Netherlands; supporting students with disabilities in the Slovak Republic; students with disabilities in higher education in Spain; disability awareness raising and training in higher education in the United Kingdom; higher education and disability in the USA; service students with disabilities in higher education in the USA; and students with disabilities and international exchanges.

Book

Health and mortality among elderly populations

Editors:
CASELLI Graziella, LOPEZ Alan D.
Publisher:
Clarendon Press
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
376p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Oxford

Pinpoints the most recent trends internationally in the growing population of older people. Includes papers on: what is old age - variation over time and between cultures; prospects for extended survival - a critical review of the biological evidence; a demographic and medical survey about centenarians in France; comparative mortality trends among older people in developed countries; socio-demographic differentials in mortality at older ages in Finland; social support, life satisfaction and survival at older ages; old age mortality in Japan; trends and differentials in disability free life expectancy; disability and functional status among older people - cross national comparisons; health and survival of older people; future longevity; mortality predictions for Japan; new approaches to formal and informal care; and strategies for the provision of health and social care services for older people.

Book

Quality of life for persons with disabilities: international perspectives and issues

Editor:
GOODE David
Publisher:
Brookline Books
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
218p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Cambridge, MA

Comparative study of the quality of life of people with learning difficulties. Includes papers on: quality of life in the Danish context; a six year study of a quality of life model; Australian legislation, service delivery and quality of life; overview of theory and practice in Germany; quality of life and unemployment among people with disabilities in Hungary; the National Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities Project in the USA; the California quality of life project; towards an understanding of quality of life in people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities; quality of life and ageing; quality of life at school; training staff in quality of life issues; and the concept of quality of life and its current applications in the field of developmental disabilities.

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