Technical Institute

At the Technical Institute of professional studies, we can find different distance courses, professional training of middle-grade and higher grade of different professional families; in particular in our Centre, the courses offered, are divided into two professional families: health and socio-cultural services and the community. A priori, when we speak of these two professional families we imagine two professionals with some tasks and functions completely different, but if we inquire a little on the functions laid down in the curriculum of each professional, we can see that they have more in common than what at first glance seems. If we think in a nursing assistant, we imagine this person at a hospital, passing through rooms carrying trays of food to patients, and performing daily hygiene tasks. If we think of a senior technician in social integration, we imagine it working with groups at risk of social exclusion, for example, performing activities of labour insertion. If we for example look at this function: the professional be responsible for change of absorbents and emptying of gatherers and urinary catheters of passive collection. Which of the two professionals it would it carried out? Most would think in the auxiliary’s clinic, without however also corresponds to one of the tasks of the social Integrator. Similarly, the hygiene of the user, with the bath in bed, the shower, assistance and feeding all these are tasks and functions shared by both professional; which suggests that they are not so far away professions among themselves, with the pros and cons that it entails. The wide range of functions, on the one hand opens up more possibilities of access to various jobs, but the negative face is intrusiveness labor of a few professions in the areas of others, because there is no specific duties of each professional. This makes me think, that at the end, and after all, the point of convergence of many of the professions, although they are grouped in different professional families, is working with people, so that regardless of the specific functions of each, must be taken as a fundamental pillar for a good work performance, basic training in dealing with people, since our users are just that, people who need help from a professional, whatever, and our main function is to take care of them and treat them with good treatment and respect that all human beings require.