Progressing with the process to build the social healthcare work information system in Catalonia

From the standpoint of the health system, the contribution of social work in the field of health allows us to bear in mind the social factors that interfere or may interfere with the health-illness process. Aware of their importance, we highlight the value of having an effective tool that facilitates their detection and identification in a systematic, shared way in the various health systems of Catalonia.

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The social work experience of groups in class: an approach to Corino de Andrade’s disease based on the Service Learning Methodology

In cooperation with the Balearic Association for Corino de Andrade’s Disease (ABEA), the University of the Balearic Islands has carried out a teaching innovation project in one of its group social work subjects on the context of the 17th SDG. The main objective was to raise awareness among future social work professionals about people affected by Corino de Andrade’s disease and their families.

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Raising awareness of supervision in social work. A project for support upon beginning professional practice

The Social Work Association of Catalonia (TSCAT) endeavours to promote supervision among social work professionals and to legitimise the profession of social work through supervision tasks within the sphere of social welfare services. In this context, the Task Force for Raising Awareness of Supervision arose, attached to TSCAT Supervision Board.

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The political economy of mental health. A necessary theory for social work intervention in the Argentine health context

This article strives to analyse the impact that the economic model implemented during each period of Argentina’s history had on shaping the country’s health system. Being able to consider this dimension from the standpoint of social work adds complexity to our approach and enables us to understand what specific consequences are brought about for the population we are working with due to the different health policies a government enacts based on the budget assigned to them. This relates to access to the right to health for which we social workers must fight.

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Accompaniment of victims of forced disappearance from testimony, narration and listening in the context of socio-political violence in Colombia

This writing illustrates the investigative process developed in the context of accompanying relatives who are victims of enforced disappearance in an area of ​​high conflict in Colombia, this process carried out for three years by the hand of Social Work students belonging to the PAZS research seedbed.

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Ethical and ideological origins of community social work: the importance of looking back

Ever since its origins social work has put forward actions to alter a situation which, based on several criteria, is judged as undesirable. Its growth and legitimacy have been fundamentally founded on the response to situations of need that have emerged in the light of the development of social organisation models.

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Paving the way for innovation in social work education

In this article we present a teaching innovation experience on the context of the training of social workers at the University of Barcelona from the 2009-2010 academic year, the time when the Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work was implemented in a context of change at university through the implementation of the Bologna process and the creation of the European Higher Education Area. This process of change acts as a driver for the creation of a group of lecturers who reflect on the teaching-learning relationship.

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Supporting social service teams in the promotion of more community-oriented intervention models: systematically organising the experience and compiling learning

This article compiles the reflections and lessons learned from the experience of supporting social service teams in the promotion of community work as part of their intervention models between 2017 and 2020. Through the systematic organisation of the work conducted, a host of key content- and process-related aspects are identified that may help bring about these changes to the forms of care offered and the organisational models needed to deliver this care.

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Lines of innovation for our social services

This article presents a constructed reflection that reworks and develops previous contributions, based on the author’s involvement in the field of Spanish social services as an independent consultant, and on a review of a host of recent bibliographical references.

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Innovating innovation: A proposal for working on the social approach

At present, the most hegemonic notion of innovation is characterised by technological change, coupled with the emergence of new products. This reductionist view was already by refuted by Schumpeter’s theory of economic development from 1912 in which his idea of creative destruction gives rise to an innovation of processes and organisations.

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