Case study: support and individual guidance as a tool for change and for personal and family progress in coping with care for a relative with dementia

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.

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Restructuring the addiction reception process from the field of social work

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.

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Psychosocial effects on children and teenagers due to a situation of family mourning. A social work circumstance

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.

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Knowledge and attitudes concerning the advance directive document at a care home

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.

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Social intervention in Early Care and Childhood Development Centres (CDIAPs): an ongoing examination

There is a widespread consensus in early care about the importance of the family and the environment in childhood development and regarding the fact that promoting optimal environmental or contextual conditions improves the quality of life, and indeed the overall development of children.

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Changes and healthcare adaptation of the Addictions and Mental Health Service of Sant Joan de Reus University Hospital in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

In this paper we aim to describe the adaptation process that the Addictions and Mental Health Service of Sant Joan de Reus University Hospital underwent during the lockdown declared due to the Covid-19 pandemic. First of all, we examine how these technical changes take place with regard to being able to deliver telecare (psychotherapy, medical and

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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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