Case Study 2 – Linda Linda is a 14 year old girl, who is in respite care. In my role as a carer I have observed that she was previously an outgoing and bubbly girl who mixed well but now appears quiet and withdrawn. I have been told by another resident who Linda confided in, that she was being bullied at school and not eating because of being called fat. This concerns me, as I have noticed Linda seems to have lost a considerable amount of weight. For this assignment I will need to identify who I need to communicate with regarding my concerns, recognise Linda’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs and then explain how I would use my interpersonal skills in doing this. I will obtain my information from books and the internet. …show more content…
I would also have to explain to the informant that their information will have to be passed on in confidence, in order for Linda to receive some help. The information would be shared with the multi-disciplinary team, which in respite care could include the family doctor, public health nurse, social worker and clinical psychologist. They would discuss the best possible ways in which to approach and treat Linda’s problems involving her family and also liaising with her school. Identify Linda’s individual needs in this situation, particularly in relation to the physical, intellectual, emotional and social well being of Linda Physical Linda will be experiencing the physical changes to her body that occur during puberty. Following the start of menstruation, her height and weight would increase as well as her body fat. Her hips would widen and her breasts would develop. Pubic and underarm hair grows and spots sometimes appear as the skin becomes oilier. Many adolescents dislike the changes that occur to their bodies, especially the weight gain (raising children, 2011). Through being bullied and told that she was fat, Linda would have lost sight of her positive qualities and have a low self-image. By being unhappy and stressed she would also be more prone to eating disorders (kolodny,
Health Care workers are constantly faced with legal and ethical issues every day during the course of their work. It is important that the health care workers have a clear understanding of these legal and ethical issues that they will face (1). In the case study analysed key legal and ethical issues arise during the initial decision-making of the incident, when the second ambulance crew arrived, throughout the treatment and during the transfer of patient to the hospital. The ethical issues in this case can be described as what the paramedic believes is the right thing to do for the patient and the legal issues control what the law describes that the paramedic should do in this situation (2, 3). It is therefore important that paramedics also
Through the utilisation of the accompanying text, I aim to discuss and reflect upon one person’s care, to which I have had previous involvement. Using the perspectives set out by Chapelhow et al (2005), I aim to gain a broader outlook on what is expected of me as a Student Nurse. Chapelhow et al (2005) has identified six skills that they feel are required of every Health Care Practitioner. These skills are defined as ‘enablers’ as they are fundamental skills that provide the means for expert professional practice (Chapelhow et al 2005). Although there are six skills outlined, I will only be using two of them to analyse the care I provided. I have chosen to use communication and risk management as my two enablers.
Ms. Apple is a 45 year old African American woman who has been a widow for about 4 years. Ms. Apple has three children, whose ages range from 5-12 years old. Ms. Apple has been struggling to keep her family afloat since the death of her husband. Ms. Apple convinced herself that she would not require the extra assistance. However, she realized in attempting to provide alone has not only become very strenuous, but also quite costly. Expenses have become overwhelming for Ms. Apple to maintain, since her husband took care of the finances and was the breadwinner for the family. Ms. Apple has minimal education as she is able to read and write at grade school level. Ms. Apple also has never been employed as she was a home maker. At this point, Ms. Apple is in need of financial assistance to provide for her family. In this paper, I will address how the following concepts would handle the need of Ms. Apple, according to the Elizabethan poor laws of 1601, the Charity Organization,, societies, and the position of an Institutional and Residual Worker.
The social workers in both videos gathered information regarding each of the client’s issues. Another common denominator in both videos is that both of the social workers repeated what the client had said in their own words to allow the client to feel heard and understood. In the first video, social worker Karen asked direct questions relating to Mike’s alcohol addiction while also addressing how the addiction impacts his relationships including his marriage. Karen also addressed inconsistencies with the client doing so appropriately and quickly. It appears that in the first video, Karen focuses on the reality of the issue at hand to assist the client with establishing and accepting
Social care and healthcare are both included in the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill. In England, there are two bodies that handle matters relating to social welfare. The National Care Standards is tasked with registering bodies that provide social care. The performance and progress of the organizations are monitored by the Social Services Inspectorate. The analysis of the social aspects of care involves collecting data that is analyzed so as to identify the differences that cause variation in the health of different people. The data collected may not be simple to understand. As a result, it requires a deeper analysis so as to establish the social factors affecting health (Larkin, 2011).
Social workers are increasingly recognized as an inevitable part of interdisciplinary teams in addressing the needs of clients who seek for legal remedies and services. The relationship between social work and law has been developing since 1917, when Mary Richmond, an architect of modern social work, acknowledged the role of legal authorities while developing her conceptual model for casework (Forgelson, 1970). Later, Mary Richmond drafted an early social work code of ethics in the early 1920s (Reamer, 1987). However, from the development perspective, all 50 states in the US have passed statutes requiring professionals from certain disciplines, including social work and law, to report any abuse or crime happened in the past or is going to happen in the nearest future if there are good reasons to believe that is true. Dubose and Morris (2005) stated that very few states passed similar mandatory reporting statutes for attorneys. It is not surprising that only a few states accepted these statutes because of the presence of the attorney-client privilege statute, which is true for all states. Due to differences in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and NASW Code of Ethics, professionals from the respective disciplines may have conflicts while both provide social and legal support to the same client from a domestic violence organization. There are two main reasons that allow the tension to happen, social workers are mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect but lawyers, on the contrary, have an ethical responsibility to maintain client confidentiality (Taylor, 2006).
In Canada, 1 in 7 people suffer from poverty, this is translated to about 4.8 million people (Just the Facts, 2015). When living in poverty, people are faced with hardships that make it challenging for them to live a proper, healthy life. Living in poverty does correlate with the fact that these families will suffer from a low income. Families that have a low income are more likely to suffer from poor physical and mental health because they are unable to support themselves when it comes to nutrition and cleanly living conditions. Fresh, nutritious, organic foods typically cost much more than freezer and fast foods, charities that help these families do not provide enough fresh foods to maintain a healthy diet, unsanitary living conditions
of the usage of radiation and effects it can cause an unborn foetus. A standard pregnancy check, if not worked right and asked correctly could imply stereotyping and thus cause great offence to the patient and/ or their family. Radiographers need to ensure that they justify to the patient (and in some cases family) why they are asking for the pregnancy check. For example instead of asking ‘are you pregnant?’ or ‘could you be pregnant?’ radiographers should instead ask ‘because this examination involves the usage of radiation, is there any chance that you could be pregnant?’
Mei may find herself feeling stressed as the pressure of being rushed to carry out her specific duties are pushed to the imit. The feeling of not being able to spend as much quality time with her residents as she used to, could have Mei feeling as though she is not providing the care as she would like to. Mei could find that she could be suffering from headaches or is becoming irritable at being rushed to perform her normal duties such as showers, toileting, making beds and helping the residents with their meals and even preparing the residents for bed.
One of the five key principles of care practice is to ‘Support people in having a voice and being heard,’ (K101, Unit 4, p.183). The key principles are linked to the National Occupational Standards for ‘Health and Social Care’. They are a means of establishing and maintaining good care practice. Relationships based on trust and respect should be developed between care receivers and care givers, thus promoting confidence whilst discussing personal matters without fear of reprisal and discrimination.
1. Understanding of problems and concerns relative to social work: Describe your understanding of the social work profession and the problems social workers address by using one example to discuss a particular social problem and how a social worker could intervene.
Existing roles of all care providers that facilitate the direct and nondirect patient care functions are then evaluated to determine opportunities for role redesign to deliver these services (Tables 4 and 5). On a unit with primarily oncology and end-stage renal disease patients, discharge planning for aftercare consumes tremendous time and human resources. Various providers, such as social workers, case managers, a unit charge nurse, or a primary nurse, can perform some of these functions. Using the criteria for evaluation, a care delivery model can be developed that maximizes all existing resources and meets the objectives of the direct and nondirect patient care functions.
The profession of social work is truly one of a kind. It is a practice that is committed in maximizing the wellbeing of not just individual’s, but also families, societies and communities. The principles of social justice and the respect for human rights and dignity are underpinned within the work of all social workers, as well as taking into account an individual’s social, cultural and physical environments. Social workers in hospitals hold a very important job throughout the medical model and as practitioners they are a fundamental asset to the health team. Not only do they work with patients, but they are also strong advocators for them making sure the individuals rights and dignity is taken into account and serve their needs in areas that doctors might not to be able to. The need for social workers in hospitals is a must and basically, hospitals need them. This essay, will explore the role of a social worker in a hospital setting along with the responsibilities they hold and the challenges they might face. The importance of advocacy for the
During my undergraduate studies, I had the privilege to intern at the Juvenile Diversion Program (J.D.P.). I interacted with children from diverse races, cultures, and socioeconomic status. Additionally, a high percentage of the youth had involvement with protective services. The J.D.P. is for juveniles who commit first time misdemeanor offense and prevent them from going deeper into the Juvenile Justice System. Under the direction and guidance of my supervisor (a clinical social worker), I developed valuable skills in: interviewing; assessments; rapport building; showing empathy while remaining professional; documenting symptoms and behaviors; and connecting clients to services. I fell in love with the children and the profession which led to my decision to pursue a master’s degree in social work.