O movimento da alta social em contexto hospitalar

  • Catarina Isabel Infante Remourinho (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The relationship between Health and Social Work is an integral part of the profession's history and traditionally one of the profession's fields of intervention. The concept of health has been changing over time and nowadays it is a broader concept that encompasses the improvement of quality of life associated with health promotion, being a fundamental right of every human being. The “Social Worker is a social intervention professional with an inter and transdisciplinary practice, who works with and for people, in a cooperation logic.” (Associação dos Profissionais de Serviço Social, 2018:6). In the context of health, the social worker essentially assumes a role of mediation between the patient, the family, and the different services, in order to guarantee their well-being and quality of life, through monitoring the hospitalization. Discharge in a hospital context requires teamwork and articulation, so that the continuity of health care is ensured. Discharge planning takes place with the family or for a community response (Cf. Masfret), both of which can be mobilized as needed. The process of social discharge begins with the reception phase, deepening the situation, delineating a plan through monitoring and, finally, its evaluation.
Date of Award29 Feb 2024
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorInês Guerra (Supervisor)


  • Social worker
  • Social discharge
  • Hospital context
  • Health and multidisciplinary team


  • Mestrado em Serviço Social

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