This paper strives to place in context the circumstances of the elderly and elderly people with Alzheimer's, while also setting out the general characteristics they bear and detailing various research projects that seek to improve the wellbeing of these elderly persons. A review is conducted which reveals how technology can favour mood in old age, introducing different lines of research and innovative social projects, emphasising social intervention through artificial intelligence.
Although pondering on death among children and young people is a disagreeable responsibility, the goal of paediatric palliative care is to strive to provide end-of-life support for children. Paediatric palliative care is established as the specialist field that deals with illnesses for which no cure is available. From a multidisciplinary position, the comprehensive paediatric palliative care network of Catalonia (XAPPI) is being implemented to provide a biopsychosocial and spiritual response for patients and families facing illnesses for which no possible treatment is available.
This paper seeks to analyse and describe the formative research process carried out on the context of the academic subject “Ethnographic Design”. It involved important challenges and opportunities since it was unfeasible to conduct face-to-face fieldwork on account of the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, the work was performed online.
This theoretical paper reflects on the relationship between knowledge base, identity and professional alienation. Although it refers to a classic topic in social work, it is no less relevant in the current context. If the knowledge base is necessary to define the field and professional autonomy, it is concerning when a lack of clarity is still perceived in defining
The presence of the body in the university classroom leads us to reflect on its agency in the education process. Can the images created by students using their bodies amount to a specific knowledge level within academic education? In the case of the bachelor’s degree in Social Work, this issue contributes to an optimal match between theory and practice.
Support and individual guidance are basic tools when it comes to bringing about changes and enhancing personal and family progress in coping with care for relatives with dementia. This is because these components make it possible to bring about an impact on day-to-day aspects, to provide guidance in natural contexts and to offer support for carers in the process, helping to gain an acquaintance of said care process while generating the changes of perspective needed to live with the disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.