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Eligibility criteria for cash assistance for older and disabled people in Hungary: a model for countries in passage from a planned to a market economy

Authors:
LANDAU Ruth, GUTTMAN David, TALYIGAS Katalin
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Social Work, 28(2), April 1998, pp.233-246.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Discusses how the political and economic changes presently taking place in the Central and Eastern European countries are accompanied by profound social changes which impact hardest on the well-being of older and disabled people. Based on the experience of a Hungarian non-governmental social agency, a model for eligibility criteria for cash assistance for vulnerable peoples is suggested.

Book

Private markets in health and welfare: an international perspective

Editor:
JOHNSON Norman
Publisher:
Berg
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
263p.,tables,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Oxford

Collection of papers examining the growing role of private markets in the provision and finance of health and social welfare services in the UK, Canada, France, Italy, Sweden, the United States, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. Considers whether the principal beneficiaries have been the state, the consumers, or the commercial providers. Includes papers on domiciliary and residential services, housing, and a range of health services.

Book

The interface between social work and social policy

Editor:
RAMON Shulamit
Publisher:
Venture Press
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
233p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Birmingham

Focuses on the inter relationship between social work and social policy. Includes papers on: placing social work within social theory and political practice; community as a basis for social policy and social action; the role of the supra state in organisation shaping - the case of the European Union; social stratification and differentiation of incomes in Russia; redistributing wealth and power between the state and individual entrepreneurs in Armenia; introducing new professions - social work in Russia; the emergence and development of the non profit sector in Hungary; advocacy as a policy and practice issue; changing cultures of care in the two Germanies; approaches to deinstitutionalisation in Western and Eastern Europe; the rediscovery of child neglect and abuse; comprehending and responding to elder abuse; and social integration of children with disabilities in India.

Book

Inform '92: meeting the information needs of disabled people in Europe; International Conference Centre, Birmingham 13 and 14 October 1992

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
159p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
London

Includes papers on: acceptable language in information provision; the National Disability Information Project; telephone information helplines; MENCAP's profound intellectual and multiple disabilities section; physical and attitudinal barriers to effective information provision; employment information for people with disabilities; the accessibility of public information in different European countries; the EC's Helios programme; Kent County Council and links between disabled people in Europe; methods of disseminating information; the Deaf Women's Health Project; the Asian People with Disabilities Alliance; information and visual impairment; advocacy and the law; the use and value of information technology; and travelling and tourism for all.

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.

Book

Humanistic approaches to health care: focus on social work

Editor:
BERKOWITZ Norma
Publisher:
Venture Press
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
236p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Birmingham

Looks at social work practice in health care in the United States and internationally. Stresses the caring and humanising role of the social worker when working with those who have health problems. Includes chapters on: alcohol abuse; social work practice in hospitals; oncology social work and palliative care in the United States; primary health care and its relation to generalist practice and to public health; social work and family planning in Russia; HIV and AIDS; community mental health services in Slovenia; social work practice with refugee populations in Hungary; disabled people; empowerment; and preparing social workers for practice in health care.

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