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Journal of Advanced Academic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Journal of Applied Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Contemporary African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Critical Race inquiry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Development Effectiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Educational Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Globalization and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Human Security     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Humanity     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Ilahiyat Researches     Open Access  
Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies: JIGS     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Iran Cultural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Markets & Morality     Partially Free  
Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Migration and Refugee Issues, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Pan African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 278, SJR: 4.302, CiteScore: 6)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Progressive Research in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Relationships Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Research in National Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Responsible Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Social Science Education : JSSE     Open Access  
Journal of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Social Structure     Open Access  
Journal of Social Studies Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Studies in Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Technology in Human Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Bangladesh Association of Young Researchers     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Polynesian Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of the University of Ruhuna     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Transnational American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Trust Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Abdimas     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Kawistara     Open Access  
Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Teori dan Praksis Pembelajaran IPS     Open Access  
Jurnal Terapan Abdimas     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Kaleidoscope     Open Access  
Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kervan. International Journal of Afro-Asiatic Studies     Open Access  
Kimün. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Formación Docente     Open Access  
Kırklareli Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi     Open Access  
Knowledge Management for Development Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Korean Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Kotuitui : New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Kulturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
L'Homme. Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
L'Ordinaire des Amériques     Open Access  
Labyrinthe     Open Access  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Lectio Socialis     Open Access  
Les Cahiers des dix     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Les Cahiers d’EMAM     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Letras Verdes. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science     Open Access  
Lex Social : Revista de Derechos Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lilith: A Feminist History Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Liminar. Estudios Sociales y Humanisticos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Literacy Learning: The Middle Years     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Local-Global: Identity, Security, Community     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Lucero     Open Access  
Lúdicamente     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lutas Sociais     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Macedon Digest, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Maine Policy Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Mathématiques et sciences humaines     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Mayéutica Revista Científica de Humanidades y Artes     Open Access  
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
McNair Scholars Research Journal     Open Access  
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Meanjin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Meanjin Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Media Information Australia     Full-text available via subscription  
Media International Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Media International Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Melbourne Journal of Politics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mémoire(s), identité(s), marginalité(s) dans le monde occidental contemporain     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Memorias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Meridional : Revista Chilena de Estudios Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
methaodos.revista de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Methodological Innovations     Open Access  
Methods, Data, Analyses     Open Access  
México y la Cuenca del Pacífico     Open Access  
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Mikarimin. Revista Científica Multidisciplinaria     Open Access  
Miscelánea Comillas. Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales     Open Access  
Misión Jurídica     Open Access  
Mitologicas     Open Access  
Módulo Arquitectura - CUC     Open Access  
Monthly, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Moving the Social : Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mukaddime     Open Access  
Mütefekkir     Open Access  
Müvészettörténeti Értesitö     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
National Observer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Navigations : A First-Year College Composite     Open Access  
New Left Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
New Perspectives on Turkey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
New Zealand International Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Newsletter of the Gypsy Lore Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Noesis. Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nómadas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nómadas. Revista Crítica de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nordic Journal of Social Research     Open Access  
Northeast African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nouvelles perspectives en sciences sociales : revue internationale de systémique complexe et d'études relationnelles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Novos Cadernos NAEA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Novos Estudos - CEBRAP     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Occasional Series in Criminal Justice and International Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Oceania     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
OGIRISI : a New Journal of African Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Öneri Dergisi     Open Access  
Opcion     Open Access  
Open Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Open Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Opticon1826     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Orbis. Revista Cientifica Ciencias Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Orbith : Majalah Ilmiah Pengembangan Rekayasa dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Outlines. Critical Practice Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pacific Northwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities     Open Access  
Pacific Science Review B: Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Palgrave Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Palimpsesto : Revista Científica de Estudios Sociales Iberoamericanos     Open Access  
Pandora's Box     Full-text available via subscription  
Panggung     Open Access  
Panorama     Open Access  
Papeles de Europa     Open Access  
Papeles de Trabajo     Open Access  
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Pecvnia : Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de León     Open Access  
Península     Open Access  
Pensamento & Realidade. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Administração     Open Access  
People and Place     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
People and Society (Mens & Maatschappij)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Percurso Acadêmico     Open Access  
Perfiles Latinoamericanos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Periférica. Revista para el análisis de la cultura y el territorio     Open Access  
Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences     Open Access  
Persona y Bioetica     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 166)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Perspectivas em Diálogo : Revista de Educação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Perspective Youth Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Perspectives on Europe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Philippine Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Philosophy & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Planning News     Full-text available via subscription  
Poblacion de Buenos Aires     Open Access  
Polêm!ca     Open Access  
Polis : Revista Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Polisemia     Open Access  
Ponto-e-Vírgula. Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access  
Population Horizons. Analysis and debate on policy questions raised by population change     Open Access  
Portal de la Ciencia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice
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ISSN (Online) 1876-8830
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  • Civil society in beweging: Vier moskeeorganisaties in Amsterdam
           Slotervaart

    • Abstract: In this article, a picture is drawn of four mosques and affiliated foundations in the civil society of the Amsterdam city district Slotervaart. The focus in this article is concerned with civil society and religion. We took a closer look at what activities were being organised, what developments were underway, and what view the boards of the foundations and mosque councils held with respect to citizenship and the function of places of worship in Dutch society. The results of the study show that members of the board and volunteers try to build a bridge to Dutch society by appealing to the community from the perspective of their bonding function. The organisations find themselves in a field of force with internal and external developments in which they must function and within which they try to give their social responsibility shape. Published on 2019-01-10 13:29:17
       
  • Capabilitarianisme: Capability Approach voor gevorderden

    • Abstract: Ingrid Robeyns. Wellbeing, freedom and social justice: The capability approach re-examined. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2017, €25,99 (print version); eBook is available open access, 268 p., ISBN 9781783744213 Published on 2018-12-13 00:00:00
       
  • Leren van Afrika: ontwikkeling van een peer supportprogramma voor en door
           thuisloze jongeren

    • Abstract: “Peer support” is wederkerige steun tussen mensen die in vergelijkbare omstandigheden verkeren. In Oost- en Zuidelijk Afrika en India wordt peer support op grote schaal toegepast door mensen in gemarginaliseerde sociaaleconomische posities. In de internationale literatuur worden programma’s met deze vorm van peer support aangeduid als “Self-Help Group Programs”. Kenmerkend is dat deelnemers in groepen werken aan de versterking van hun sociale en economische veerkracht.Dit artikel beschrijft de route die is afgelegd om een Self-Help Group Program toepasbaar te maken voor thuisloze jongeren in een Nederlandse context. De achtereenvolgende stappen zijn: literatuuronderzoek; vorming van een expertise-team; een studiereis naar Rwanda met thuisloze jongeren; werk- en oefensessies om de eerste implementatie voor te bereiden en uitwisseling met vergelijkbare initiatieven in Rotterdam en Glasgow.Het ontwikkelingstraject is te karakteriseren als het verzamelen en integreren van kennis uit drie bronnen, namelijk ervaringskennis, professionele praktijk en wetenschap, gedragen door een gezamenlijk inspanning van thuisloze jongeren, praktijkwerkers, onderzoekers en bestuurders. Published on 2018-12-13 00:00:00
       
  • Ethisch adviescommissies en praktijkgericht onderzoek: een vruchtbaar
           huwelijk! Waarom het een goede zaak is om opvattingen over integer
           onderzoek met elkaar te delen

    • Abstract: Gideon de Jong (2018) waarschuwt, in zijn artikel “Ethische Adviescommissie en praktijkgericht onderzoek, een ongelukkig huwelijk”, het Nederlandse hbo voor de gevaren van ethische commissies. Op basis van enkele anekdotische ervaringen in zijn Australische onderzoekspraktijk, schetst hij een somber scenario: bureaucratische commissies, samengesteld uit mensen die niet begrijpen waar het in onderzoek echt om gaat, dringen steeds verder binnen in de onderzoekspraktijk. Daarmee maken zij creatieve onderzoekers het werken onmogelijk. De ethische commissie “zal […] na verloop van tijd steeds verder zijn klauwen in deze praktijk slaan en alle aanpalende praktijken binnen zijn invloedssfeer proberen te trekken” (De Jong, 2018, p. 3).De Jongs observatie dat er binnen het hbo meer ethische commissies worden ingesteld, is correct. De ethische adviescommissies van de HAN (Van der Sande, 2018) en Fontys functioneren al een aantal jaren en binnen de Hanzehogeschool is in september 2018 een dergelijke commissie gestart. Andere hogescholen hebben plannen in deze richting. Moeten we ons binnen het Nederlandse hoger onderwijs nu opmaken voor het door De Jong geschetste doemscenario' Of kunnen deze commissies een steun in de rug zijn voor onderzoekers die integer onderzoek willen doen' Published on 2018-12-13 00:00:00
       
  • Social Work and the City. Urban Themes in 21st-Century Social Work

    • Abstract: Charlotte Williams (Ed.). Social Work and the City. Urban Themes in 21st-Century Social Work. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016, €87,99, 299 p. ISBN 9781137516220 Published on 2018-12-13 00:00:00
       
  • Eigen regie en waardigheid in de zorg: een kwestie van persoonsgerichte
           praktijkvoering

    • Abstract: Eigen regie en waardigheid in de zorg: een kwestie van persoonsgerichte praktijkvoeringDe gezondheidszorg is aan sterke veranderingen onderhevig. Pregnant is de ontwikkeling naar ondersteuning van eigen regievoering van cliënten. In deze bijdrage plaatsen we twee kanttekeningen bij de invulling van dit begrip. Vanuit een neoliberaal marktdenken ligt de focus op de controleerbaarheid van leven en gezondheid. Dit doet echter geen recht aan de kwetsbaarheid die mensen ook ervaren en hun behoefte aan respect, erkenning en als mens geacht te worden. Vanuit een bureaucratisch organisatie denken staat de beheersbaarheid van organisaties in termen van doelen en kosten centraal. Dit leidt tot fragmentatie van zorg en dreigt professionals tot uitvoerders van regels en procedures te maken. Persoonsgerichte praktijkvoering kan deze knelpunten ondervangen. Het is het voortdurend samen vormgeven van relaties en structuren binnen zorg-, leer- en werkomgevingen zodanig dat eigen regie en waardigheid van alle betrokkenen worden gerealiseerd.  Eigen regie is dus geen individuele aangelegenheid, maar een kwestie van “grensoverschrijdend samenwerken” en verbinden vanuit verschillen in waarden, kennis en betekenisgeving. Persoonsgerichte praktijkvoering biedt daarbij een alternatief model voor het expertmodel, dat is aangeduid als het samenwerkingsmodel. Autonomy and dignity in healthcare: a matter of person-centred practice
      Healthcare in the Netherlands is subject to major changes. Due to rising living standards and new technologies in healthcare, people are living longer and this is related to an increase in multimorbidity. The demand for and cost of healthcare are rising as a result. In the process of trying to transform healthcare and reduce costs, the government is trying to increase the amount of self-care and self-sufficiency. Significant herein, is the development towards support for clients' self-management. This is not a new concept: patient empowerment and patient autonomy have been on the agenda since the 1970s. In order to explain the difficulties that healthcare is encountering in supporting patient autonomy, we use the theory of the American sociologist Eliot Freidson (2001), who makes a distinction between the logic of the market (consumerism), the logic of the organization (managerialism) and the logic of the profession (professionalism). Based on his theory, we would expect that although consumers do now have a stronger voice in their own healthcare, neither patients nor professionals experience autonomy in current healthcare practices. First of all, from a neo-liberal market perspective, the focus of self-management is on the controllability of life and health. However, this does not take account of the vulnerability that people experience and their need for respect, recognition and treatment as human beings. Consequently, patients often do not feel they are seen as people in their own right and do not feel supported in dealing with difficult life questions and issues. Secondly, from an organizational and bureaucratic perspective, the controllability of organizations in terms of goals and costs is central. This leads to the fragmentation of care, leaving patients to manage not only themselves but also their care. Organizational bureaucracy also conflicts with professional autonomy, turning professionals into the enforcers of rules and procedures. Person-centred practice can provide a solution to help overcome these issues and is the subject of increasing attention worldwide. It is part of a humanization movement in healthcare which sees the personal and interpersonal dimensions as essential to good care (McCormack & McCance, 2010; Hummelvoll, Karlsson & Borg, 2015; Jacobs, 2015). Our vision of person-centred practice is inspired by the ethics of care, relational psychology and relational constructionism. These currents are critical of individualism and the focus is on control and manageability in contemporary healthcare. Person-centred care is defined as the continuous co-creation of relationships and structures within care, learning and work environments in such a way that the patient’s own direction and dignity are realized. Self-management is therefore not an individual matter, but a question of “working together across the boundaries” of differences in values, knowledge and meanings. Person-centred practice provides an alternative model for the expert model, which is referred to as the cooperation model. In this model, collaboration involves not only professionals from various disciplines and sectors, but also clients and their stakeholders in healthcare. The expertise required for this by participants is known as dialogical or relational expertise. The intention of cross-border cooperation is to contribute to sustainable change by developing relationships and structures that promote autonomy and dignity.The current transformation of healthcare to provide more support for self-management will benefit from a critical reflection on market forces, and in particular its implicit assumptions of the controllability of individual lives and organizations. People are vulnerable and have a deep-seated need for respect and recognition, even if they are no longer able to manage and organize their own lives. Professionals and organizations benefit from working on the basis of core values to support their own self-management. Self-management is therefore not an individual matter, but a matter of “working together across boundaries” and connecting amidst differences in values, knowledge and meanings. Person-centred practice provides important insights in how to approach this. Published on 2018-10-17 00:00:00
       
  • Achieving happiness at care farms in the Netherlands

    • Abstract: Achieving happiness at care farms in the NetherlandsCare farms in the Netherlands, also known as social farms, are thought of as valuable day services centres, and sometimes as residential care providers, for highly diverse and mixed groups. This article is about the features of happiness at care farms. The main question is: what is the potential for achieving happiness at care farms in the Netherlands' Psychologist Ap Dijksterhuis’ theory on the components of happiness serves as a conceptual framework. Based on a literature study examining the qualities and values of care farms, the features of happy living at care farms in the Netherlands are described and illustrated with examples from three present-day practices. The care farmers were interviewed about their ideas and methods in relation to contributing to a good and happy life for care farm participants. This ideal life is mainly accomplished by means of: a stimulating flow of experiences in (farm-based) activities, emphasizing a connection with others and with nature; and providing farm-based products and services to the surrounding community. Werken aan geluk op zorgboerderijen in Nederland Zorgboerderijen in Nederland worden gewaardeerd als dagbesteding, soms als woon- of logeervorm, voor zeer diverse en gemengde doelgroepen. Dit artikel gaat over de bijzondere, waardevolle aspecten van de zorgboerderij. De centrale vraagstelling luidt: Welk potentieel heeft de zorgboerderij in Nederland om bij te dragen aan geluk' De theorie over bouwstenen van geluk van psycholoog Ap Dijksterhuis dient als conceptueel raamwerk. Aan de hand van literatuurstudie naar de kwaliteiten en waarden van de moderne zorgboerderij, geïllustreerd met kwalitatieve casestudies van drie actuele geselecteerde praktijken worden de kenmerken beschreven van het goede en gelukkige leven op zorgboerderijen in Nederland. De zorgboeren zijn geïnterviewd over hun ideeën en methoden om bij te dragen aan een goed en gelukkig leven voor hun deelnemers. Dit krijgt hoofdzakelijk vorm door te streven naar flowervaringen in het (boerderij)werk, door verbonden te zijn met elkaar en de natuur en door verbonden te zijn met de omliggende samenleving via de producten en diensten van het boerderijwerk. Published on 2018-10-17 00:00:00
       
  • Wooncomplexen voor ouderen: Sociale kwaliteit ontstaat niet vanzelf.

    • Abstract: Wooncomplexen voor ouderen: sociale kwaliteit ontstaat niet vanzelfDe Nederlandse overheid stimuleert dat ouderen zo lang mogelijk zelfstandig blijven wonen. De meeste ouderen willen dit ook, mits aan bepaalde voorwaarden is voldaan. Ze hebben vooral behoefte aan een levendige woonomgeving waarin ze gemakkelijk kunnen participeren en contacten kunnen leggen. Dit sociale aspect is voor veel mensen een belangrijke reden om naar een wooncomplex voor ouderen te verhuizen. Corporaties concentreren zich echter op fysieke en materiële aspecten van het wonen; versterking van de sociale kwaliteit wordt aan de bewoners zelf overgelaten.Om inzicht te krijgen in de mogelijkheden van ouderen om de sociale kwaliteit van hun wooncomplex te vergroten, is het experiment “Vitale woongemeenschappen” uitgevoerd in tien wooncomplexen voor ouderen, verspreid over Nederland. Het experiment is geëvalueerd middels een (kwantitatieve) nul- en nameting en een kwalitatief onderzoek. Het onderzoek maakt duidelijk dat sociale kwaliteit in een wooncomplex niet vanzelf ontstaat en dat er grenzen zijn aan het zelforganiserende vermogen van bewoners. Hoewel veel bewoners behoefte hebben aan activiteiten en sociale contacten in hun complex, voelen de meesten zich niet in staat om zelf activiteiten te organiseren of bewoners te activeren. Beroepskrachten zijn noodzakelijk om het vitaliseringsproces op gang te brengen en continuïteit te garanderen.  Residential complexes for seniors: social quality does not occur spontaneouslyBackgroundThe Dutch government encourages older people to live independently for as long as possible. Most seniors also prefer to remain self-reliant, provided that certain conditions are met. In particular, they need a lively environment in which they can easily participate in social activities and make social contact. This social aspect is an important incentive for people to move to housing complexes for seniors. Contact with fellow residents and social participation within the housing complex are important determinants for their well-being. However, housing corporations concentrate on the physical and material aspects of housing, while welfare projects and activity guidance are being phased out. Problem statementResidents of housing complexes for seniors are assumed to be capable of developing and maintaining social relations, and social activities are helpful in this regard. Various studies show, however, that opportunities for organizing activities are not evenly distributed among groups of citizens. The self-organizing capacity of residents in complexes with a low socio-economic status remains underdeveloped. Even among individuals with good organizational abilities, these skills decrease as they age or require more care. To gain an insight into the opportunities for older people themselves to increase the social quality of their residential complexes, the “Vital Living Communities” experiment was carried out in ten housing complexes for seniors, spread across the Netherlands. In the experiment, residents and professionals from housing corporations worked together to strengthen their communities using a particular method, named Studio BRUIS. The goal of this intervention was to improve the quality of social interaction in the residential complexes concerned. The research aimed to provide insight into the contribution of older people to improving the quality of social interaction in housing complexes for seniors. Two indicators for the quality of social interaction were defined: 1) social participation (do residents actively participate in social activities'); 2) social solidarity (do residents know each other and feel connected to each other'). MethodsAn evaluation of this experiment was conducted through baseline and follow-up measurements using a questionnaire in combination with qualitative fieldwork. For the purposes of the baseline and follow-up measurements in this research, a standardized questionnaire was developed focusing on the main themes of the experiment. These quantitative measurements provide an overall insight into the quality of social interaction in the ten residential complexes, as well as insight into any changes in the social atmosphere during the experiment. The measurements also reveal the background to the qualitative aspect of the research, in which the researchers had a more intense contact with the residents involved to find out their perspectives on and experiences with the experiment. The combination of in-depth interviews and participant observations provided knowledge about the existing dynamics in the complexes and the extent to which the experiment was aligned with the activity setting. The qualitative study was carried out in four of the ten participating residential complexes and, in addition to participant observations and individual in-depth interviews, documents were analysed and group interviews were carried out.The analysis of the quantitative material focused primarily on those respondents who participated in both the baseline measurement and the post-test. The qualitative material (interview transcripts, “thick descriptions”, reports of group interviews and informal conversations) was encoded and analysed using MaxQda12. The findings were discussed in the focus groups in which residents and professionals from all participating residential complexes took part (“member check”). ConclusionThe research provides insight into the possibilities and limitations of the self-organizing capacity of residents of housing complexes for seniors. The baseline measurement showed that two-thirds of the residents participated in activities in their complex, but that only a...
       
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    • Abstract: Published on 2018-10-16 00:00:00
       
  • To wear or not to wear(able)' Wearables in het gezondheidsdomein

    • Abstract: To wear or not to wear(able)' Wearables in het gezondheidsdomeinDe huidige samenleving is onderhevig aan verandering. In de afgelopen twee decennia zijn onze levens langzaam overgenomen door technologie. Het overgrote deel van de wereldbevolking is niet meer te onderscheiden van zijn of haar relatie met technologie in het dagelijks leven. Toch brengen nieuwe innovaties onzekerheden met zich mee, want van tevoren weet men niet welk uitkomsten de innovatie zal opleveren. Zeker is dat wearables een enorme opmars gaan maken (Alam, Arbia & Hamida, 2015). Wearable technologie heeft de potentie het sociaal werkveld drastisch te veranderen. De wearable, zoals een polsband, meet lichamelijke parameters, verzamelt data, herkent patronen en geeft interventies. Het gebruik van wearables is niet alleen een technologische verandering. Het is ook een verandering in denken over de hulpverlening zelf. Dit krijgt pas echt betekenis als je het bekijkt vanuit de opdracht van het sociaal werk om de eigen kracht van mensen te activeren en te versterken. Aannemelijk is dat het gebruik van een wearable in een hulpverleningstraject waarin genoemde elementen terugkomen, wilsbekwame cliënten uitdaagt om meer eigen regie te voeren over hun hulpverleningstraject en de hulpverlener in staat stelt het hulpverleningstraject gerichter te sturen. Dit artikel laat zien dat wearables de potentie hebben om een hulpverleningstraject doelmatiger te maken. Het artikel informeert over de toegevoegde waarde van het inzetten van wearables, het belang en de ontwikkelingen van wearables in de veranderende maatschappij, het omgaan met privacygevoelige gegevens en creëert bewustwording over de relatie tussen mens en technologie. To wear or not to wear(able)' Wearables in mental healthcare Modern society is subject to rapid change. Over the past two decades, our lives have been transformed through technology. The vast majority of the world's population can no longer be separated from technology in his or her daily life. New innovations bring uncertainty: we cannot know in advance what consequences they will have. Certain is, however, that wearables will take a prominent position in the marketplace (Alam, Arbia & Hamida, 2015). Wearable technology has the potential to change the fields of social work and healthcare. The wearable, such as a wristband, measures physical parameter, collects data, recognizes patterns and provides interventions. The use of wearables is not just a technological change, but it is also a change in how we consider our approach to healthcare. These changes only have value when we approach social work as a process of activating and reinforcing people's own strengths. It is colourable to expect that the use of a wearable in a treatment program as characterised above will challenge motivated patients to claim more direct control over their healthcare trajectory. This will allow aid workers to steer the trajectory in a more targeted way. This article aims to demonstrate that wearables have the potential to make healthcare trajectories more effective. The article informs the reader about the value of wearables, the importance of wearables in our changing society, and the handling of privacy-sensitive data. It also seeks to raise awareness about the relationship between people and technology. Published on 2018-10-16 00:00:00
       
 
 
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