New measurement of quality of life presented at an international seminar

The University of Minho, through the Communication and Society Research Center (CECS), the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS) and the QualityAlive spin-off, discussed the issue of quality of life in an international seminar dedicated entirely to the theme, where were debated policies, instruments and practices. The event was held on October 13 and 14 at the CPII of the University of Minho and was aimed at professionals in the social sector, focusing on the quality of life of care clients, people suffering in some way loss of physical autonomy and/or mental, and professional caregivers.

According to Ivo Domingues, a CECS researcher who coordinated the organization of the seminar, ther were presented new quality of life measurement scales, developed in Spain and Portugal, “which serve as measurement and diagnostic tools to improving quality of life and empowerment”. In addition, approaches to occupational risk of caregivers and the rights of caregivers were presented, as well as some research on the occupational and organizational stress of caregivers; on employability and employment of people with disabilities in Brazil, Northern Portugal and Galicia; the rights of people with disabilities; and the good practices in the field of intergenerational relations.

The last day of the seminar was dedicated to the workshops. The seminar dinner was animated by people with disabilities from APPACDM (Viana do Castelo) and by young guitar students from the Barcelos Conservatory.

Complete programme, here



Text & photos: Vítor de Sousa