Community Care (SE)


Course lecturer:

Arch. DI

 Christine Eder , MSc



Specialization AreaDisability Care
Course numberB3.07290.06.581
Course codeComCare
Semester of degree program Semester 6
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

The graduates gain knowledge about scientific core resources in DDS and can apply them in their professional environment of "Disability Care".

They are familiar with the development of the international philosophical-ethical care debate and know about the gender-specific inequalities and inequities, which are established in traditional social care operations. They are able to develop a productive perspective in contemporary approaches to an "inclusive culture of care" (e. g. Community Care Models), which corresponds to other international models.

They gain an understanding in the basics and conditions of alternative theories to realise inclusive societies and their socio-political models as well as a detailed theoretical and practical introduction to life coaching.

The knowledge is furthermore used to reflect upon their professional identity.

In this lecture care is thematised as a pillar of DDS. Alternative society models are introduced by a public culture of care on the basis of geographical support and civil engagement. Requirements, conditions, realisation chances, change needs of Community Care are discussed:

Terms of exclusion and inclusion in social rooms
Sense of responsibility and solidarity
Position and role of the professional workers
Demarcation and intersection with related disciplines
Community Care in an international comparison
Examples of best practice

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Concannon, L. (2005): Planning for Life. Involving adults with learning disabilities in service planning. Guernsey.

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