A. MacFarlane, C. Singleton and E. Green
Health Policy, vol. 92, 2009, p. 203-210
Migration has major implications for host healthcare systems because they need to attend to the health and social care needs of ethnically and linguistically diverse communities. This paper compares Ireland, which is responding to a new challenge in the shape of linguistic barriers in healthcare, and England, where the management of language barriers is being reassessed. It finds that the same range of formal and informal responses to language barriers occur in both countries. However, English service providers have more awareness about use of formal interpreting services than Irish service providers. The uptake of formal services remains low in both countries.
A. Meeuwisse and H. Sward
International Journal of Social Welfare, vol.18, 2009, p. 365-374
This article investigates the growth of social work education in the Nordic countries and discusses whether and how it can be said to be influenced by the social democratic welfare regimes of those countries. It also discusses the academisation of social work education in recent decades, and its establishment as a subject of teaching and research.