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.
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.
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
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.
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.