L’apporto del pensiero di Kitwood per la pratica del Lavoro sociale

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The contribution of Kitwood's thought to the practice of Social Work

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Tom Kitwood is one of the leading figures in the development of thought on what dementia is, on how it evolves, on the experience lived by sufferers and on person-centered assistance. Kitwood's analyzes concern a very broad thematic panorama: his work has modified both the way in which dementia is conceived in itself today and how the relative services are provided. The contribution proposes a synthesis of his thought, as it emerges from his main publications and from the contributions of some scholars who have worked with him. However, the intent is not primarily descriptive. Two questions were the background to the reading of his texts, namely: can Kitwood's contribution say something important, and what, not only to those who deal with dementia, but also to the wider sector of social work? Is it possible to identify coherent elements between the Kitwood approach and the social work methodology that we call network relationship methodology? This question has guided the choice to give importance to some themes rather than to others, with a greater attention to the last Kitwood publications, in which the relational orientation appears more developed.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The contribution of Kitwood's thought to the practice of Social Work
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAtti del Convegno La tutela degli anziani
EditorsNICOLETTA PAVESI
Pages57-71
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Kitwood
  • Lavoro sociale relazionale
  • Relational Social Work
  • empowerment
  • reciprocity
  • reciprocità
  • respect for otherness
  • rispetto per l'alterità

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