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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Social healthcare work in times of Covid-19. Reflections on an experience on the island of Tenerife (Spain)

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the population, in addition to causing a severe social emergency leading to new strategies for intervention among social workers at public healthcare services. This paper sets out the experience of a health centre on the island of Tenerife where it was identified that a pre-planned intervention was needed in order to address the full complexity of the psychosocial problems that arise on the context of an event of this scale.

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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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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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Gender and international development cooperation in times of Covid-19

In this paper we seek to address the gender impact that the current health emergency caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic is bringing about. We will also tackle the differences between the countries of the North and the countries of the South in terms of their needs and interests in the face of the disease.

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The NIU programme: an experience in joint intervention between basic social services and the health services in Granollers

The NIU Program, promoted by the Social Services Department of Granollers City Council, seeks to provide care and support to pregnant women at risk in social and health terms.

It is a prevention programme for pregnancy and for the future family following the baby’s birth and until the baby reaches one years of age.

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Analysis of the demand for treatment for cannabis from the standpoint of social work at drug addiction monitoring and care centres (CAS)

The data obtained in relation to people calling for treatment for cannabis in specialised centres within the European context has increased dramatically in recent years. With the aim of examining this reality in depth, we have carried out an analysis from the perspective of social work expanding on social, personal and contextual components that would make it possible to offer a more insightful reading rather than simply addressing the merely quantitative aspects of the phenomenon.

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The role of social work within the Mental Health and Addictions Network of Girona

In 1978, the first social workers joined the mental health field at the Psychiatric Hospital of Salt. Forty years later, these professionals have become a key component in the model of mental healthcare in Girona. This article aims 1) to analyse how social work is introduced into the Mental Health and Addictions Network of Girona (XSMiA) attached to the Healthcare Institute (IAS), 2) to review the development this professional figure has witnessed; and 3) to identify future challenges observed by professionals.

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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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