The pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 has highlighted the importance of social determinants in disease processes. Health services have created mechanisms aimed at protecting the most socially vulnerable citizens.
Formed by a Technical Board and led by social and healthcare workers from various health providers in the city of Barcelona, the Social Emergency Committee (attached to the Health Association of Barcelona) addressed needs relating to difficulties encountered with availability of safe accommodation where certain groups of citizens could spend their isolation suitably.
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 paper details the launch within the space of little over three weeks of a tool for providing shelter and quarantine for hundreds of homeless people in the city of Barcelona. The mission of the new tool was to assure the right of all people who were sleeping rough in the city at the time to comply with the strict lockdown enforced by the health and civil protection authorities.
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.
This article strives to restructure one component of the practice of social work in the context of addictions. It focuses on the shelter process of receiving drug users and their relatives at the Association of Liberated Alcoholics of Jaén and Mágina, in the province of Jaén. The primary difficulties encountered by people with addictions and their relatives prior to starting treatment are set out and the way in which the reception process is undertaken at this organisation is described.
The death of a relative is a major stressor that affects the family balance and its structure in terms of its functional dynamics and, indeed, it may trigger very different consequences on each of the members of the extended family, as well as impacting their normal development.
This study seeks to examine the level of knowledge concerning the advance directive document (ADD) that is held by the workers and residents of a care home, along with their attitudes towards it. To do this, a theoretical approach to concepts related to the ADD has been put forward. These concepts are: prevalence, use, knowledge and attitude in relation to the document on the part of care staff and the role of social work in this respect.