The project’s “CCentre: An approach to narrative Health. Improving the ageing process and welfare of citizens.” main objective is to bring the accumulated knowledge and progress of several projects to the specific area of educational elderly care research in Europe. After a first edition in which the training focused on the notion of autonomy for the elderly, in 2018 it aims to use the narrative methodology to teach professionals how to identify the aspirations, desires and preferences of the elderly and then enhance the clinical approach in their professional activity. All of this from a knowledge based on evidence, a multidisciplinary perspective and pedagogical innovation that allows reaching all the agents involved in the care of the elderly.

Unsurprisingly, the narrative has become more and more important as a process by which people make sense of the reality that surrounds them, a narrative process that allows experiences to be meaningful. The narrative methodology has been enlarged to many disciplines as a different approach to the care of people, focusing on the personal and biographical knowledge of the user as an essential part of the treatment as well as the professional practice.

CONTEXT: EIT HEALTH AS A INNOVATION PLATFORM

The European Union has repeatedly stated that its citizens’ ageing is one of the major challenges it faces in the short and medium term. This concern is one of the main pillars of the EIT Health community created by the EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology in 2014 and the foundation of the educational project ” An approach to narrative Health. Improving the ageing process and welfare of citizens “, coordinated by the University of Barcelona. The EIT is an independent body of the European Union that articulates its policies through the creation of so-called knowledge communities. One of these communities is EIT Health, a consortium of more than 130 members, including leading companies, research centres and universities. Since its inception, the University of Barcelona has been one of its main partners.

The main objective of the EIT is to contribute to the improvement of the competitiveness of European industry, promoting the creation of employment and entrepreneurship, and EIT Health thus promoting the improvement of the quality of life of European citizens and the sustainability of their health systems while promoting innovation in healthy living and active ageing.

 

 

THE PROJECT

The Project The European Union has repeatedly stated that its citizens’ ageing is one of the major challenges it faces in the short and medium term. This concern is one of the main pillars of the EIT Health community created by the EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology in 2014 and the foundation of the educational project ” An approach to narrative Health. Improving the ageing process and welfare of citizens “, coordinated by the University of Barcelona. The EIT is an independent body of the European Union that articulates its policies through the creation of so-called knowledge communities. One of these communities is EIT Health, a consortium of more than 130 members, including leading companies, research centres and universities. Since its inception, the University of Barcelona has been one of its main partners.

The main objective of the EIT is to contribute to the improvement of the competitiveness of European industry, promoting the creation of employment and entrepreneurship, and EIT Health thus promoting the improvement of the quality of life of European citizens and the sustainability of their health systems while promoting innovation in healthy living and active ageing.

 

 

ACTIVITY ORGANIZED BY GISME-UB

The CCentre project was born in 2016 with the aim of placing the citizens at the centre of health systems. It wants to achieve this by means of collaboration between international reference research centres and in coordination with public and private institutions as well as civil society organizations.

The proposal of the GISME group at the University of Barcelona (UB) seeks to transfer evidence-based innovation to professionals in our geographical environment, promoting state-of-the-art theoretical and practical knowledge. It uses the cascading training methodology which empowers professionals so that they are the true actors of change.

To involve more people in our projects we want to share what we have done and what our goals for this year are. We are aware that a greater number of people involved will contribute to improving the lives of older people. And in short, we will all win in a society made for all ages.

 

 

OBJECTIVES 2018

– Continuing to train in medicine, psychology, law and nursing professionals, as well as incorporating training in social work, pedagogy and social education fields.

– Disseminating successful European experiences among professionals linked to health and care of the elderly.

– Contributing to the development of an educational product on narratives, a tool to transform health systems by placing people and their desires, preferences and aspirations at the centre of their activity.

– Putting in practice the educational product with professionals from our geographic environment, involving them in their development and implementation.
– Combining the cascade training methodology developed during 2017 with the educational product on narratives produced this year 2018.

– Organizing a Winter Academy at the end of November that will become an exchange forum of experiences and knowledge as well as a place to learn and deliberate.

 

 

STRUCTURE OF FORMATIVE ACTIVITIES IN BARCELONA

This narrative-based training, designed and taught by the CCentre consortium in various European regions, will have three central phases in Barcelona:

Training focusing on the use of narratives in health and care services linked to the elderly

Theoretical-practical training around cascading methodology

Internacional Winter Academy

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