American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Social Diagnosis: The Spanish Experience
Anna Mata Romeu

The article aims to reflect on the methodology of Social Diagnosis in Spain, in the professionals related to the Social Welfare System.It explains the different ways in which it has undergone diagnostic methodology in Social Work in Spain, reaching current diagnostic formulations, heirs of the precepts of the profession set in the early twentieth century. In Spain the need / opportunity of making diagnoses in a systematic way, as a preliminary phase before intervention and as a cornerstone of the process of decision-taking, which becomes powerful with the appearance of an entire legal formulation on User data privacy and their right to know the methodological processes of information treatment. In the article, then, we will go overdiagnostic methodologies that take place today and include, among others, the formulation of indicators (which allow the systematization of social needs), the "selfvaluation" or professional support based on the evaluation empowerment

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