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24 January 2022Barcelona

Roberto Nuño-Solinis and Janire Fonseca, researchers at UDeusto, have published the results of their interdisciplinary research on Compassionate Communities, the case of Getxo Zurekin in the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC).

In recent years, there has been a growing interest and expansion of compassionate community experiences. Although all experiences share the same philosophy and vision, different approaches and models have been adopted for their realization. Through the article Community Based Participatory Research for the Development of a Compassionate Community: The Case of Getxo Zurekin, the researchers present the results of the Getxo Zurekin case study research as an example of a model of community participation, in which the identification and demands for a more integrated and sustainable model of care emerge through collective and community sense-making.


The research argues that the social fabric and network that sustain these spaces of compassion is not delocalizable and represents a unique human and relational capital to give birth to social innovations that contribute to individual and collective well-being.


Yo can read the article through the following link

About the research


Community Based Participatory Research for the Development of a Compassionate Community: The Case of Getxo Zurekin shows the results of the interdisciplinary research of a group of researchers from the University of Deusto, the Fundación Doble Sonrisa, the UPV/EHU, the Gaspar Casal Foundation and the Agirre Lehendakari Center.

About the International Journal of Integrated Care


The International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) accepts articles that focus on integrated care for specific populations or user groups (e.g., older people, or people with an unspecified chronic or long-term care need), as well as for specific service areas or diseases (e.g., people with diabetes, integration between health and education, implementation of interdisciplinary teams). Also other articles on new research methodologies, such as action research or mixed methods approaches, which support the ongoing evaluation of integrated care.


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