Care, independent life and functional diversity: Theoretical analysis and practical links

In this article we explore the theoretical connection between studies on care and the proposals offered by the social disability model. The aim is to highlight the scientific knowledge generated by the group of people with functional diversity to incorporate it into the various approaches to care. Our ultimate goal is to forge a model of care that meets the demands of the movement for independent life in terms of functional diversity.

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Social intervention with families in a situation of chronicity in basic social care services

Families in situations of chronicity and dependency on social services constitute just one of the profiles professionals forming basic social care services deal with. The risk of dependence on the part of these families often stems from two aspects: firstly, the gradual delegation of basic functions onto institutional and professional structures; and, secondly, lack of knowledge or difficulties for professionals when it comes to determining the most suitable models and methods for intervention.

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The social dimension of the length of a hospital stay. The case of the Centre Fòrum subacute care unit

This study raises the issue of the relationship between patients’ social circumstances and the time spent admitted to hospital, while also considering the influence that the complexity and the organisation of social hospital intervention may have on this period. The study benefits from a sample of 105 patients admitted, assessed and attended by social workers in the subacute care unit at Centre Fòrum in Barcelona in 2017 (n = 105).

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Representation(s) of the third sector and public administration. Councils, boards and other forms of relationship in the public arena. The case of Gipuzkoa

The restructuring and responsibility distribution processes to which European welfare systems are being subjected place the third sector in a prominent position. In this respect, the relational and representational procedures established between the third sector and the public administration play an important role in this debate.

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Recovery of the archive of the University of Barcelona School of Social Work

This article strives to contribute to the informative work of the project for the recovery and conservation of the historical archive of the University of Barcelona School of Social Work. The archive conserves documentation dating from before the school was officially set up, i.e., 1953.

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Violence in same-sex couples: difficulties in detection and intervention from the perspective of social work

In recent years, there has been a huge array of rights and freedoms established for non-heterosexual people and couples. Certain events, such as the approval in 2014 of Act 11/2014 in Catalonia, to guarantee the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and to eliminate homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, or the official opening of the LGBTI resource center in Barcelona, are two examples of these developments.

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From social diagnosis to social and family assessment in forensic social work

A professional perspective of social work concerning what is happening in courts helps judges and prosecutors to understand the complexity of this reality. However, jurists ask for socio-family reports to incorporate a diagnosis of that reality. This diagnosis shall set out the variables that go hand-in-hand with the situations and could suggest solutions to the crisis.

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The prefaces of professionalisation of social workers

The aim of this short paper is to outline the context, meaning and identity of the Fabian movement through Sydney and Beatrice Webb, its original nature compared to the remaining left-wing movements and its link with the social reform and charity movements, an issue that is of primary significance to social work.

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Reflections on the opportunities and difficulties surrounding the theoretical and methodological foundations in social work

The purpose of this article is to link the reasons for the poor theoretical and methodological foundations of social work to the thesis of (de)professionalisation. This paper offers an analysis of the discontentment felt by social workers in their professional activity, which affects their identity and their social recognition. The first part of the article sets out a conceptual framework on the system of professions, the thesis of de-professionalisation and the risks affecting social work in Spain.

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