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Policy and program solutions to rural health necessitate interdisciplinary and multi-pronged approach and proposals from a variety of fields and specializations are strongly encouraged. These may include those that focus on rural health, health disparities, public health, health care policy and administration, clinical health care practice, social work, and others. A 500-word proposal should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2019.
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Call for Papers: Symposium in honor of Dr. Felice D. Perlmutter
Dr. Felice D. Perlmutter was at the vanguard of that interdisciplinary conversation, and her contributions to our understanding of human services practice are both significant and impactful. The purpose of this symposium is to honor this outstanding work by publishing conceptual or empirical research that synthesizes, extends, or applies Dr. Perlmutter’s work. Please see the attached for full details.
2018 best paper
We are pleased to announce that Karen Pearson & George Shaler’s article "Community Paramedicine Pilot Programs: Lessons From Maine" has been recognized as JHHSA's Best Paper, 2018. Congratulations to Karen & George. We are pleased to make this available here - please see the attached file for their work.
The Role of Support Administration: A Study on Critical Incidents
Author: INES TESTONI, SARA POMPELE, DANIELE VENTURINI, GLORIA ZANCA and ANDREA MARIA MACCARINI
Published in JHHSA, Vol. 42 No. 2
This qualitative study examines evidence of practice for “support administration” (SAd) in Italy. Using the framework of the critical incident technique, the textual analysis surveyed the experience of three lawyers, to highlight the difficulties of this role from the psychological and social areas. The reports of 48 cases, collected thanks to the interaction with three Italian lawyers who work as support administrators (SAds) in Verona (Italy), were processed through thematic analysis, which evidenced specific problems inherent to beneficiaries, their relatives and professionals. The discussion on the role of SA and a comparison with other forms of legal protection of vulnerable people in Europe is presented. Some hypotheses on the strategies which could improve the efficacy of this professional intervention are discussed.
Key words: support administration; Critical Incident Technique; Social service; Vulnerable people
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