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Welfare Reform on the Web (April 2003): Social Care - Overseas

FEELING OUR WAY

H. Muchamore

Professional Social Work, Feb. 2003, p. 12-13

Discusses how social workers in Eastern Bloc countries can improve their practice to meeting international standards, enabling them to apply for posts in EU countries. Recruitment from Eastern Europe could alleviate social worker shortages in the UK.

GLOBALISATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND NEW CHALLENGES FOR INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK

N. Ahmadi

International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 12, 2003, p. 14-23

Article explores the implications for social work of increasing globalisation and the erosion of national welfare states. Social work must re-define its role in the context of globalisation in order to contribute to the promotion of peace, social justice, equity and democracy at both the national and international levels. Article discusses international social work as a project involving partnership between practitioners, universities and local government to co-operate beyond the boundaries of the nation state.

IN AT THE FINNISH

J. Spinks

Practice Management, vol. 13, Feb. 2003, p. 33-34

Health and social care in Finland are completely integrated and based around multi-disciplinary teams offering services to a client group. The system is also free from the political interference and micro-management by Ministers that bedevils the NHS.

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