5/2011

Special English Issue 2011

5.9.2011 Kateřina Kubalčíková, Jana Havlíková recenzovaný článek

Population aging as well as the change in the approach towards the clients of personal social services impact on stated social services policy in many European countries. Likewise to support elderly people in their natural social environment is the strong point of the official policy of social services in the Czech Republic and the role of field-based assistance increases as opposed residential care. In the context of these national priorities of elderly care policy, the purpose of this study is to report on the position of the domiciliary care services as the typical means of field-based social services providing. Zobrazit text

5.9.2011 Libor Musil recenzovaný článek

The article notes the inappropriateness of a “consensual approach to the culture of an organisation” in a situation where the individualisation of identities makes differentiation of concepts of desirable actions by the personnel of social service organisations an inevitable necessity. It points out that, in this situation, the consensual view, which is accompanied by emphasis on “uniformity” and understanding dissimilarities as “deviations”, leads to a dilemma between conformity and authenticity in social workers, thereby giving rise to stress.Zobrazit text

5.9.2011 Soňa Vávrová, Renata Polepilová recenzovaný článek

In the present article, the authors focused on identifying the training needs of hospice staff and other health care workers in palliative care. The authors conducted an extensive research project interviewing workers involved in the direct care of clients in the terminal stage of their life. The staff were interviewed on readiness for their existing professions in which they accompany the dying and encounter death on everyday basis.Zobrazit text

5.9.2011 Květa Princová recenzovaný článek

Humanitarian assistance is generally understood as a positive action with good impacts, but sometimes especially in war situations and combined crises (disaster and war) it is connected with many ethical dilemmas which have to be solved by humanitarian workers. In this article some principles and theories are introduced that could help to find solutions.Zobrazit text

5.9.2011 Marie Špiláčková recenzovaný článek

The objective of this article is to react to negative evaluations of the 70s and 80s of the 20th century in Czechoslovakia published by contemporary authors. Findings obtained on the history of social care and social work in the studied period rest upon scientific procedures using relevant research strategies. Methodologically, the results are based on historical research, which is a specific type of scientific research dealing with history.Zobrazit text

5.9.2011 Blanka Plasová recenzovaný článek

The main goal of this article is to clarify and characterize the principles, goals and functions of the childcare service system for children aged 0-6 in the Czech Republic in the context of the requirements and expectations of contemporary European childcare policy. Currently, the system of childcare is one of the fastest growing areas in the EU; however, this development is not occuring at the same pace or in the same way in all European countries (Sector Futures-Childcare Services Sector 2006). Zobrazit text