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The integration of disabled people into the open labour market: a social work perspective

Authors:
NAUDE L., DELPORT C.S.L.
Journal article citation:
Social Work Maatskaplike Werk, 40(3), August 2004, pp.272-283.

Reports on an exploratory research study to explore employment possibilities for people with disabilities, the attitudes, perceptions and needs of employers as well as barriers that prevent the employment of disabled people. On the basis of this information the researchers have described guidelines for a training programme for employers to integrate people with disabilities into the open labour market.

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Werkskepping as deel van die taak van die maatskaplike werker in die rehabilitasie van gestremdes

Authors:
McKINLAY I., HOFMEYR L.
Journal article citation:
Social Work Maatskaplike Werk, 31(2), June 1995, pp.133-139.

Argues that more emphasis should be placed on the necessity for job creation as part of the task of the social worker in the rehabilitation of the disabled in South Africa. There is clear indication for extensive measurements to be taken to enhance the consciousness of social workers with regard to the extension of roles and tasks.

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People with disabilities and nature tourism: a South Africa case study

Authors:
DIPPENAAR Stephanie, KOTZE Nico
Journal article citation:
Social Work Maatskaplike Werk, 41(1), March 2005, pp.96-108.

This study investigates the accessibility for disabled, and in particular wheel-chair bound people in the parks and reserves of the Limpopo Province. The research was carried out by developing a model with a set criteria against which tourism venues could be tested. Values ranging from 3 for full accessibility to 0 for total inaccessibility were allocated and used to evaluate the parks and reserves in the study area. An average value was calculated for each venue. These averages were finally tested against the accessibility index to determine the extent to which the park or reserve is accessible to people with disabilities.

Journal article

Adolescents: typically developing siblings and siblings with severe disability

Author:
ALANT E.
Journal article citation:
Social Work Maatskaplike Werk, 38(1), 2002, pp.62-70.

The aim of this study was to establish adolescents' perceptions of their siblings with a severe disability as well as the degree and type of social support they utilise. Seventeen adolescents with siblings with a severe disability were interviewed. Results showed that guilt feelings were more frequently experienced amongst the adolescents with siblings with a severe disability and these subjects tended not to freely express their feelings about their sibling with a disability. Amongst the control group the majority of the adolescents had a positive cognitive appraisal of their normal functioning siblings, although these adolescents did express ambivalent emotions towards the sibling relationship.

Journal article

The effects of chronic renal failure on marital relationships

Authors:
BEZUIDENHOUT F.J., POTGIETER M.C.
Journal article citation:
Social Work Maatskaplike Werk, 34(3), 1998, pp.256-266.

Discusses the factors related to marriage and Chronic Renal Failure adjustment.

Journal article

A critical review of the developmental approach to disability in South Africa

Author:
GATHIRAM Neeta
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Social Welfare, 17(2), April 2008, pp.146-155.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The article describes the policies, legislation, institutional structures and programmes of the developmental welfare system for physically disabled people in South Africa that have developed since 1994. In so doing, it examines resources and constraints and suggests ways in which improvements might be made following the experiences in the first 12 years of social development in South Africa. The author believes that it is timely to pursue this topic given the barriers experienced on the ground where social developers are attempting to empower and improve the circumstances of physically disabled people. Thus, this article should be of interest to policy makers, social planners, practitioners, human rights activists and disabled people alike.

Journal article

Notes from practice

Author:
PRAKTYK Uit Die
Journal article citation:
Social Work: A journal of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), 38(3), August 2002, pp.289-295.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Looks at the benefits of using peer counselling to change the attitudes of persons with disabilities. Many rehabilitation professionals use former patients with great success to discuss and share their experiences with new patients. It can be an important component of the rehabilitation process in which a severely disabled person who has made a successful transition from institutional to independent community living provides resource information, support understanding and direction to another disabled person who desires to make a similar transition. Presents a number of case studies from a spinal unit in South Africa.

Journal article

Development assistance: disability and education in Southern Africa

Authors:
KABZEMS Venta, CHIMEDZA Robert
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 17(2), March 2002, pp.147-157.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This paper discusses development assistance on disability and education in southern Africa. Development assistance for people with disabilities has for a long time been based on the charity and medical models. It has not been perceived in the context of national development. Many development agencies and charitable organisations tend to emphasises their own agenda, which may not necessarily be that of the local people with disabilities. As a result, the anticipated impact of development assistance in the region for people with disabilities has not been realised. This paper challenges this position and advocates for a more participatory approach by the locals. Using Lesotho as an example, the paper shows how development assistance can be made to be more successful through community participation and change of attitudes across all sectors of the community.

Journal article

The traumatic onset of disabling injury in a marriage partner: self-reports of the experience by able-bodied spouses

Author:
LEVOR K.D.
Journal article citation:
Social Work Maatskaplike Werk, 35(2), 1999, pp.186-195.

This article explores changes in emotion and daily function reported by partners of disabled people. In addition it investigates the adjustments experienced by the able-bodied spouse with the intention of identifying the needs and available support for this subgroup.

Journal article

Assessment of the psycho-social needs of clients with physical disabilities

Author:
GREEN S.
Journal article citation:
Social Work Maatskaplike Werk, 33(4), 1997, pp.343-359.

Discusses the problems faced in the assessment and management of disabled people in South Africa.

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