The carrying out of a specific survey on the living conditions of people aged 55 and over in the Basque Country allows the Basque Government to continue with successive previous studies on the reality of older people in this Autonomous Community.
Pura Diaz Veiga earned a licentiate in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 1979. In 1985, she earned the Degree and in 2004, the Diploma of Advanced Studies.
She has participated in several Research projects related to gerontology and disability. She has taught Master courses and Courses related to Social Gerontology and Disability in various Spanish and Latin American institutions.
She has worked in Research Teams at the Autonomous University of Madrid and as a Psychologist in Primary Care Team of the Territorial Delegation of ONCE in Valladolid. She is the author of over 30 publications including the "When older people need help" Guide, published by IMSERSO (1997) and the "Manual for psychological intervention in adjustment to visual impairment," published by ONCE (2003). She is also a Reviewer for the Journal of the Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology. Since 2007, she been part of the Technical Committee of the Company and since June 2010 she has been part of its Board of Directors.
She currently works as a researcher at the Matia Institute, coordinating the Etxean Ondo Nursing Home Project.
FRAILTEK: New strategies for the development of tools and products aimed at the identification and assessment of frailty syndrome.
The Etxean Ondo project is an initiative by the Matia Fundazioa-Matia Institute and the Basque Government consisting of the development of a model of care based on the preferences of people and covering home, environment and residential care.
Throughout this project, aspects were collected that, above all, are considered novel and sometimes complex and that, therefore must be analysed from different perspectives and disciplinary and institutional cultures, and should be tested on an experimental basis, to search for the best ways to a