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Institucionalizace poradenství pro pozůstalé v ČR v kontextu moderní a postmoderní doby

Title in English Institutionalization of Bereavement Counselling Services and Social Work in the Context of Modern and Postmodern Times


Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociální práce/Sociálna práca
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Sociology, demography
Keywords bereavement counselling services; social work; grief; modern and postmodern times; institutionalization
Description In their text the authors open the question of the institutionalization of bereavement counseling and social work in the context of modern and postmodern times. For long years, there had not been established a system of assistance for survivors in the Czech Republic. Moreover, bereavement is a very individual process, so the survivors need in their difficult life situation not only specialized, but also complex assistance, which is offered by social workers as well as by counselors for survivors. The authors focus on the character of constituting the profession of a counselor for survivors in the Czech Republic in the context of post-modern times, considering the connections to a similar process in the field of social work. First they describe the process of institutionalization of social work, next they present the reader with the life situation of survivors in connection to changes in the society and counseling for survivors. After that they concentrate on the characteristics of present situation concerning this specialization/profession, and in the end they deal with possible causes of lack of continuity and communication between the two professional fields with regard to the process of institutionalization.

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