Work and the Workplace

Author: Sheila H. Akabas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231111673
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Sheila H. Akabas and Paul A. Kurzman present a comprehensive look at the ways in which management, labor organizations, government, and the social work profession can better respond to the needs of workers and their families and communities. Focusing on the social, psychological, and economic conditions of the workplace, this volume addresses the domino impact of unemployment; the inadequacy of insurance, benefit, and support systems; barriers to entering the workforce; the conflict between work and family obligations; the sometimes unsupportive nature of many jobs and settings; and the difficulties faced by people with chronic or acute illnesses. In conclusion, the authors assess current trends and consider the future possibilities of career counseling, pre-retirement preparation, disability management, executive coaching, manpower programming, and managed care. Case studies and study questions accompany each chapter.

Critical Issues in Child Welfare

Author: Joan F. Shireman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231539274
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Reorganized for more effective classroom use, the second edition of Critical Issues in Child Welfare begins with an updated, thorough overview of the challenges currently facing at-risk children and families. A description of the child welfare system highlights issues that are discussed in more detail throughout the book. The text explores protective services, family preservation, foster care and residential care, adoption, services for adolescents, and training and retention of staff. New material highlights the recent discoveries of the impact of early trauma and stress on children's development, and the modifications currently taking place in the child welfare system in response to this new information. The book also examines the critical challenges of poverty and substance abuse, the importance of the community in shaping child welfare services, racial disproportionality in the system, the changing response of the system to LGBT issues, and services to ameliorate the difficulties of youth leaving the system.

Action Research in Workplace Innovation and Regional Development

Author: Werner Fricke
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 902729562X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The past is an increasingly unreliable guide to the future. European workplaces and the regions in which they are located face unprecedented pressures and challenges. Whereas in recent decades incremental adaptation has largely been sufficient to cope with external change, it is no longer clear that this remains the case. Globalisation, technological development and dissemination, political volatility, patterns of consumption, and employee expectations are occurring at a rate which is hard to measure. The rate of change in these spheres is far outstripping the rate of organisational innovation in both European enterprises and public governance, leading to a serious mismatch between the challenges of the 21st Century and the organisational competence available to deal with them. In this context, there is no clear roadmap. The contributors to this volume address these issues and demonstrate that building the knowledge base required by actors in this volatile environment requires continuous dialogue and learning – a context in which social partners, regional policy makers and other participants share diverse knowledge and reflect on experience rather than seeking and imitating any notion of ‘best practice’. Action Research has a crucial role to play, embedding shared learning within the process of innovation.

Der Preis der Ungleichheit

Author: Joseph Stiglitz
Publisher: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 364109819X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Viele Arme, wenige Reiche - Warum die wachsende Ungleichheit uns alle angeht Die Ungleichheit in der Welt nimmt zu: Immer weniger Menschen häufen immer größeren Reichtum an, während die Zahl der Armen wächst und die Mittelschicht vom Abstieg bedroht ist. Doch diese Entwicklung, so zeigt Nobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz in seinem neuen Bestseller, ist keine zwangsläufige Folge einer freien Marktwirtschaft, sondern Ergebnis einer globalisierten Ökonomie, die zunehmend vom reichsten einen Prozent der Bevölkerung beherrscht wird.

e Health

Author: Karl Jähn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642639319
Format: PDF, ePub
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Elektronische Patientenakte, papierloser Befundtransfer, Online-Apotheke und Cyber-Operation – die Informationstechnologien, besonders das Internet, revolutionieren das Gesundheitswesen und bieten möglicherweise die Lösung für die Kostenprobleme in der Gesundheitsversorgung. Fundiert für medizinische Profis und leicht verständlich für medizinische Laien zeigt das Buch, was heute schon machbar und morgen möglich ist. Alle Trends und Entwicklungen, Chancen und Risiken im kompakten, interdisziplinären Überblick, mit anschaulichen Fallbeispielen, die konkrete Praxis-Perspektiven im e-Health aufzeigen.

Peterson s Graduate Programs in Business Education Health Information Studies Law Social Work 2008 Grad 6

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Peterson's six-volume Graduate and Professional Programs is the trusted source for accurate, up-to-date graduate program information. With complete details on more than 44,000 master, doctoral, and first-professional degree programs in 476 disciplines at more than 2,000 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, this series is the perfect for students, acadmic advisors, administrators, researchers, scholars, professionals, and librarians.