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    • Abstract: SAMENVATTINGZowel in Vlaanderen als in Nederland werd de voorbije jaren sterk geïnvesteerd in preventie en interventieprogramma’s om kwetsbaarheid bij ouderen tegen te gaan. Kwetsbaarheid wordt doorgaans gedetecteerd door gezondheidsprofessionals. Deze studie exploreerde hoe andere professionals buiten de zorgsector zoals postbodes, winkelbediendes of apothekers een antennefunctie kunnen hebben in de detectie van kwetsbare ouderen door hen door te verwijzen naar zorg wanneer dit nodig is. Daarnaast werd nagegaan in welke situaties zij acties ondernemen en welke ondersteuning nodig is om de rol van antenneberoep op te nemen. 18 professionals werden individueel (n=12) of in focusgroep (n=6) geïnterviewd. Resultaten van dekwalitatieve analyse tonen aan dat zij veelvuldig in contact komen met kwetsbare ouderen tijdens het uitoefenen van hun beroepsactiviteit. Door in gesprek te gaan met de ouderen detecteren zij verschillende vormen van kwetsbaarheid. Zij kunnen en willen een sleutelrol opnemen om deze ouderen door te verwijzen naar zorgondersteuning maar stellen zich vragen omtrent de privacy. Een centraal meldpunt per gemeente zien zij als een oplossing. ABSTRACT
      Background: When older adults have early symptoms of frailty, research indicates that an early intervention can delay or avoid adverse frailty outcomes such as hospitalization or institutionalization. Frailty is to date mostly detected in a medical setting. General practitioners or home care nurses are care professionals who are the key persons in this detection. The informal network of frail older people as well has a crucial role in avoiding the worsening of frailty and the prevention of adverse frailty outcomes. Unfortunately, not all older adults in need of care have adequate care networks. In the past years, many policies have seriously invested in prevention and intervention programs for frail older adults. Within the D-SCOPE study, the potential role of ‘non-care professionals’ is explored for detecting frail older adults without an informal network and potentially leading them to formal care. Professionals such as pharmacists, mailmen or cashiers have frequent contact with frail older adults and can be seen as “antenna professionals” given they receive considerable information from their clients or costumers. This explorative study researched (a) whether antenna professionals can detect frail communitydwelling
      older adults, (b) which action they undertake when they detect a frail person and
      which barriers may occur to initiate an action and (c) which support is needed to be an antenna professional.Methods: 18 persons with different professions were interviewed: pharmacists, police inspector, bank clerk, mailmen, local business owners such as florist and grocer, manager from a hair salon or supermarket and more. Professionals who didn’t had contact with frail community-dwelling older adults during their work were excluded for an interview. Participants were asked to what extend they had contact with frail older adults who were according to them in need for help, if they ever
      referred them towards appropriate care, what an antenna profession meant to them, what support they need to act as one and which barriers one can expect for this kind of function. All interviews were thematically analyzed.Results: The professionals could detect frailty in numerous ways. Physical frailty was visually noticeable and by starting conversations, other psychological and social frailty became visible while practicing the profession. Not seldom older adults themselves shared tragic stories of their lives. Cognitive frailty was recognized with alert signs, for example when older adults came to buy the same item twice. These professionals regularly initiate actions that were sometimes linked to their profession such as giving advice or delivering groceries. Just listening to the
      story could also be seen as an action for helping frail persons. In specific cases, situations were passed towards healthcare professionals or relatives. Barriers for referring frail older adults towards care organizations were concerns about privacy, fear of losing the continuity of the daily activities, correct estimating if one in fact needed help and finding the right balance between professional and personal life. Most participants in the study thought they could act as an antenna function for referring towards professional care although they are most concerned about the privacy regulation on this matter. One central contact point in the community for referring frail older adults was believed to be a solution to prevent frailty worsening and the question to mention this anonymously was more than once raised. More concerns of the possible antenna professionals were found in three evolutions that were analyzed across the interviews. A first was the disappearance of local business owners in the community. A second was the decline of neighborhood social capital, which makes older adults increasingly turn to neighborhood stores for social contact. A third evolution is the transformation of the social character of antenna profession in a digitized world or higher work pressure.Discussion and conclusion: The findings illustrate that professionals can have an antenna function in the detection of different types of frailty. To use the information of these professionals, their concerns should sincerely be acknowledged. Not only was correctly estimating if one effectively needs help a concern, also privacy issues were discussed. Referring a frail person with care needs anonymously is straightforward not possible according to the European Union regulation on the protec...

    • Abstract: Published on 2019-06-20 00:00:00

    • Abstract: SAMENVATTINGEerste resultaten van het kwaliteitsinstrument voor zorgboerderijen
      Zorglandbouw is een snel ontwikkelende sector in Nederland en andere Europese landen. De Federatie van Zorgboerderijen heeft een landelijk kwaliteitssysteem ingevoerd. Onderdeel hiervan is een kwaliteitsinstrument Vanzelfsprekend. Met dit instrument worden gegevens verzameld over doelen van deelnemers, de mate waarin doelen worden behaald en in hoeverre deelnemers en naastbetrokkenen tevreden zijn over verschillende aspecten. Het instrument is ontwikkeld in samenwerking met deelnemers op zorgboerderijen en zorgboeren. We presenteren de resultaten van 1955 deelnemers en naastbetrokkenen op 162 zorgboerderijen inde periode november 2016–november 2017. Het betreft kinderen, jongeren, deelnemers met een psychische kwetsbaarheid, een verstandelijke beperking of ouderen, vaak met een vorm van dementie. Deelnemers hechten veel waarde aan zinvol bezig zijn, sociale contacten en actiever zijn. Over het algemeen geeft meer dan 95% van de deelnemers aan dat hun doelen in voldoende of grote mate zijn behaald. Het aanbod van de boerderij en de samenwerking met de begeleiders worden hoog gewaardeerd. Deelnemers zijn ook tevreden over hun eigen rol. Ze worden niet betutteld, willen en kunnen actief meedoen. Het contact met andere deelnemers is goed.Naastbetrokkenen zijn zeer tevreden over het contact met de zorgboerderij en over de begeleiding die wordt geboden. Veel naastbetrokkenen geven aan dat ze zich ontlast voelen, meer aan zichzelf toekomen, zich meer ontspannen voelen en er thuis meer rust is. Naastbetrokkenen van kinderen en jongeren geven aan dat hun kinderen gelukkiger worden, meer vrienden maken en beter omgaan met leeftijdsgenoten. Naastbetrokken van ouderen geven aan dat hun naaste gelukkiger is. Ruim de helft van de naastbetrokkenen geeft aan dat er door de zorgboerderij minder zorg nodig is van andere instanties en dat de deelnemer dankzij de boerderij thuis kan blijven wonen.Volwassen deelnemers geven aan dat de combinatie van een persoonlijke betrokken
      begeleiding, zinvolle diverse werkzaamheden, contact met andere deelnemers, onderdeel zijn van een gemeenschap en de groene omgeving voor hen belangrijk zijn om hun doelen te behalen. Vanzelfsprekend wordt elk jaar op meer zorgboerderijen gebruikt. Zo kunnen doelen en resultaten van deelnemers van de verschillende doelgroepen en naastbetrokkenen met elkaar vergeleken worden. Het is voor het eerst dat deze ervaringen van verschillende doelgroepen met  zorgboerderijen zo uitgebreid bij elkaar wordt gebracht met behulp van een meetinstrument. Deze informatie geeft de cliëntenraden en de aanbieders concrete informatie over mogelijke verbeterpunten ABSTRACT
      First results of a qualityinstrument for care farms in the Netherlands Care farming is a fast-developing sector in the Netherlands. The national federation of care farms has developed and implemented a quality system to monitor and improve the quality of care provided by care farmers. The instrument Vanzelfsprekend is part of this quality system. The instrument has been developed in collaboration with participants and family members of participants. With this
      instrument, participants and family members of participants can indicate to what extent they are satisfied with different aspects of the care farm and to what extent their goals are reached. This is the first time that different types of participants and family members of participants can express their experiences with care farms in such a complete way. In this paper, the first results of 1955 participants and family members on 162 care farms are presented. This group includes children, youngsters, adults with mental problems and intellectual disabilities and elderly (with dementia).Participants are generally very positive about the care farm. They appreciate the useful activities, social contacts and the activating environment. They are also positive about the way they are supported by the care farmer or employees on the care farm. Family members express that the contact and support of the care farmer is good, that they are taken seriously and that there is sufficient expertise. The care farm unburdens them. They feel more relaxed. Parents express that their children become happier and that there is more peace at home. Partners or children of people with dementia indicate similar positive effects. More than 50% of the family members indicate that due to the care farm, there is a reduction in more intensive types of care and due to unburdening effect of the care farm, children or elderly with dementia can stay at home.The instrument will be implemented on an increasing number of care farms in the coming years.This helps to get a better view of the experiences of different types of participants on care farms and the impact care farms have on their life and that of their family members. It gives farmers and client organizations of care farms information to improve the quality of the care.  Published on 2019-06-20 00:00:00

    • Abstract: SAMENVATTING
      Eén van de kernopdrachten van sociale wijkwerkers is signaleren. Uit onderzoek blijkt dat 59% van de wijkteams niet aan deze taak toe komt, zo ook in Almere. De Almeerse wijkteams constateerden tevens handelingsverlegenheid. Met name een gestructureerde aanpak ontbrak. Besloten werd om in twee van deze wijkteams een pilot te starten rond het vraagstuk: systematisch signaleren, hoe doen we dat' In dit artikel doen we verslag van onze zoektocht met behulp van actieleren. Er zijn meerdere manieren waarop actieleren vorm kan krijgen. In de Almeerse wijkteams hebben we een variant ontwikkeld die bestaat uit de onderdelen: (praktijk)ervaring,
      reflectie op de (praktijk)ervaring, informatie zoeken, plan maken, nieuwe ervaring opdoen. In vier bijeenkomsten en een follow-up is een antwoord gezocht op onze vraag. Dit heeft geleid tot een door het team gedragen methode voor systematisch signaleren. Tijdens de follow up zijn de ervaringen van twee maanden toepassen van de methode gedeeld. Belangrijke resultaten zijn:• heldere handvatten voor systematisch signaleren;
      • de kijk op de eigen rol is verbreed: signalen oppakken is een taak voor iedereen;
      • signalen leiden voortaan tot actie;
      • signalen zijn het vertrekpunt voor het jaarplan geworden.Actieleren hielp de energie van deelnemers te richten en gaf handvatten om samen te ontwikkelen en te leren op de werkvloer.SUMMARY
      One of the core tasks of social community workers is that of signalling, but research has shown that 59% of these community workers do not get around to this task. This is the case in Almere, for example, where community teams were reluctant to engage with this task, and a structured approach was notably absent. It was therefore decided to set up a pilot involving two of these community teams with in order to address the question of: systematic signalling, how do we do that' In this article, we report on our experiences with the help of action learning. Action learning can take several forms. For the Almere community teams, we developed a variant that consists of the following elements: (practical) experience, reflecting on (practical) experience), finding information, creating a plan and experiencing new things. An answer to our question was found through four meetings and one follow-up session. This has led to a method for systematic signalling that has support within the team. The experiences that the team had with the method during the twomonth period were shared at the follow-up session. The most important results are as follows:• Clear tools for systematic signalling;• A broader view of the role of team members: picking up signals is something that everyone should be doing.• Signals will henceforth lead to action;• Signals have become the starting point for the annual plan.Action learning helped to focus the energy of participants and provided the tools required for developing and learning together in the workplace. Published on 2019-06-20 00:00:00

    • Abstract: SAMENVATTINGEmpowerment is een centraal begrip binnen het sociaal werk in Nederland en Vlaanderen. Er is behoefte aan meetinstrumenten die de empowerende effecten van hulpaanbod blootleggen. De wijze waarop meetinstrumenten ontwikkeld worden, lijkt echter invloed te hebben op de kwaliteit van de instrumenten (Steenssens, Van Regenmortel & Schalk, 2017). Een vijftal kwaliteitsstandaarden is ontwikkeld, waarmee uitspraken gedaan kunnen worden over de kwaliteit van de totstandkoming van dergelijke meetinstrumenten. Om zicht te krijgen op de waardevan deze kwaliteitsstandaarden wordt in dit artikel de wijze waarop een drietal empowerment meetinstrumenten ontwikkeld zijn, kritisch beschouwd vanuit deze standaarden. Dit is gedaan door semigestructureerde interviews met ontwikkelaars te combineren met analyses van bestaand materiaal over de instrumenten. De kwaliteitsstandaarden blijken een kader te bieden met richtlijnen voor instrumentontwikkeling. Het blijkt van belang om goed af te bakenen wat gemeten
      wordt, zodat een volledig beeld van empowerment verkregen wordt. Verder is goede afstemming tussen contextspecifieke elementen en meer generieke elementen in itemopbouw nodig en is betrokkenheid van de doelgroep bij instrumentontwikkeling noodzakelijk. SUMMARY
      Empowerment is a central concept within social work in the Netherlands and Flanders. Both citizens, professionals and politics require measuring instruments that expose the empowering effect of social interventions. There are various measuring instruments that aim to measure different levels of empowerment. The way in which measuring instruments are developed, however, seems to affect the quality of the instrument. Important is the way in which an instrument is based on the theoretical framework; the extent to which the target group is involved in the development of an instrument; the extent to which the definition of the concept of empowerment is aligned with the perception of the target group. To this end and with this in mind, five quality standards have been developed in Flanders, and tested in the context of organization empowerment and in the context of social work, with which statements can be made about the value of the creation of a measuring tool for empowerment. These relate to the scope of the instrument, the context specificity of the instrument, the extent to which the target group is involved in the development, the extent to which the target group is involved in the use of the instrument and the extent to which the instrument distinguishes processes and outcomes of empowerment. In this article, the way in which a number of measurement tools of empowerment have been developed is critically considered and evaluated based on these quality standards, in order to gain insight into the value of these quality standards as a framework for developing instruments. The last standard, concerning processes and outcomes is not taking into account, due to the limited research design and the limited time frame of this study.The development of three validated measuring instruments that are used in social work, have been studied by combining semi-structured interviews with the developers with existing material about the instruments. The five quality standards formed the starting point for the questions to the developers, looking for similarities and deviations between the development of their instrument and the standards.The quality standards offer a quality framework and provide insight into the development possibilities of measuring instruments. One conclusion confirms the importance of a good definition of what is measured so that a complete picture of empowerment can be acquired. It became apparent that a tension arises when developers deviate from the theoretical framework of empowerment in determining which items should be included and only the perception of the target group was a determining factor, even though the perception of the target group is crucial for the creation of a fitting instrument. Related to this, the target group of an instrument can, in addition to the clients of social workers, also be defined as the social workers themselves. They represent the professional perspective of empowerment in the lives of their clients. Furthermore, a good match between context-specific elements and more generic elements in item building seems promising. The extent to which the target group is involved in the use of the instrument and in the processing of the data depends on the organizations that use the instrument, the developers state that they have no influence on this. While using the various instruments, social workers found out that the measurements of empowerment, in addition to the numerical value, also form a relevant and practical ‘conversation tool’ for social workers, with which they discuss possibilities and limitations with their clients  Published on 2019-06-20 00:00:00

    • Abstract: Published on 2019-05-16 00:00:00

    • Abstract: Als docent van een HBO sociaal werk beoordeel ik veel eindstukken van studenten die van hun opdrachtgever de vraag kregen te onderzoeken hoe zij de sociale participatie van ouderen, jongeren, laaggeletterden, migranten of mensen met een beperking konden bewerkstelligen. Die opdrachtgevers willen meer of juist minder klanten uit die doelgroepen. Ik ben altijd verbolgen dat de studenten de formulering van hun opdrachtgever klakkeloos overnemen, niet kritisch durven tegen te werpen dat deze doelgroepen al lang sociaal participeren, dat er niet gesproken kan worden van non-participatie, alsof deze groepen niet bij de samenleving horen. Vroeger zou men zeggen dat huisvrouwen niet meetellen, omdat ze geen betaald werk hebben. Terwijl het zorgen voor het huishouden en moederen al een duidelijke bijdrage aan de amenleving
      impliceert. Daarom ben ik blij met de diepgaande studie van Michael Kolen die ‘bewijst’ en in kaart brengt hoe LVB-jongeren ondersteund kunnen worden in het in beheer nemen van hun rol in het samenleven, hoe zij in de alledaagse omgang met elkaar en hun zorgverleners naar vermogen zelfredzaam kunnen zijn. Published on 2019-05-16 00:00:00

    • Abstract: Verandering en innovatie zijn een zaak van lange adem. Ook bij praktijkgericht onderzoek in het sociaal domein vergt de introductie van nieuwe manieren van werken vaak geduld en tijd. In ons dagelijks werk ervaren wij dat bestaande perspectieven op onderzoek nog beperkt ruimte bieden aan de mogelijkheden die de kunsten kunnen creëren. Tegelijkertijd is er in de Angelsaksische literatuur een “nieuwe loot” aan de (praktijkgerichte) onderzoekstam ontsproten: ‘Arts-Based Research (ABR)’. Volgens ons krijgt ABR als praktijkgericht onderzoek nog niet de aandacht die het verdient. In Nederlandstalige rapportages en literatuur over praktijkgericht onderzoek vinden we er
      weinig over terug. Binnen het onderwijs en de beroepspraktijk in het brede sociaal domein bestaat er echter wel een lange traditie van het werken met kunst en creativiteit. Het gaat dan bijvoorbeeld om creatief agogisch werken, projecten en activiteiten gericht op sociaal-culturele participatie of kunst- en cultuureducatie in school of wijk. Het is zaak het praktijkgericht onderzoek hierop aan te sluiten, met als inzet het opleiden tot de onderzoekende creatieve sociale professional van de 21e eeuw. Dat is een professional met onderzoekend vermogen (Greve, Munneke & Andriessen, 2015) die steeds weer doet wat nodig is in de specifieke context. Door de inzet van Arts-Based Research bij sociale vraagstukken wordt onzes inziens een nieuw perspectief toegevoegd dat andere mogelijkheden creëert om een bijdrage te leveren aan verandering in de complexe praktijk van het brede sociaal domein. Published on 2019-05-16 00:00:00

    • Abstract: Human beings are unique among all living organisms in that their primary adaptive
      specialization does not require some particular physical form or skill or fit in an ecological niche, but rather in identification with the process of adaptation itself – in the process of learning. We are thus the learning species, and our survival depends on our ability to adapt not only in the reactive sense of fitting into the physical and social worlds, but in the proactive sense of creating and shaping those worlds. (Kolb, 1984, Experiential Learning: Experience as The Source of Learning and Development, p. 1) Published on 2019-03-14 00:00:00

    • Abstract: Published on 2019-03-14 00:00:00
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