Intervention In Social Work

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Social work is a highly organized profession that involves a large broad of need-to-know knowledge base and the up most intellectual skills, which allows the social worker to follow a certain process of assessment and intervention when working with a service user. Throughout this essay an intervention plan will be developed, canvassing Trevithick’s framework of theoretical, factual and practical for the case study of Mrs. Browning. The case describes a widowed 85-year-old Mrs. Browning who has been admitted to Western Health Hospital after a fall at her home. Before the incident, she has managed independently with some support from her daughter who lives 50 miles away, whereas her other two adult children live out of state. The fall has resulted…show more content…
This is evident through rapport building with Mrs. Browning and engagement whilst conducting an assessment through the use of interpersonal skills and practice approaches which allows us to create an intervention plan. The first meeting with Mrs.Browning will consist of managing an assessment in which Holosko and Dulmus (2013) state, ‘it’s a process where common areas including current medical problems and history are addressed, assessment of the ability to perform basic activities of daily living and their emotional problem and also the social and economic issues, ‘Holosko and Dulmus 2013, p.179). Mrs Browning’s assessment will direct toward a needs-base as Cleak (2009) states,’ it gathers and presents the level of need or risk to the individual’, (Cleak 2009, p.27). The process of assessment will allow the social worker to understand the current situation and needs/risks that Mrs. Browning is dealing with and to identify the relevant factors that need to be covered. Firstly, Maslow’s (1943) hierarchy of needs will be taken into assessment, as before higher needs can be met basic needs are required to be…show more content…
This domain allows the social worker to uphold the integrity by instilling duty and accountability to Mrs. Browning and her case. It provides a framework for practice that permits the worker with certain powers to which they can take appropriate action by either advocating on Mrs. Browning’s behalf or the implementing appropriate policies. Though Mrs. Browning’s physiotherapist and daughter believe it is the best option for her to move to a nursing, under the legislation of the Aged Care Act 1997 s46.1, it states that Mrs. Browning is entitled for an eligibility home care subsidy assessment. Meaning if she was eligible for a home care package she has every right to it. When working with Mrs. Browning who is an elderly woman we need to take into account social policies that affect her welfare such as her housing, health care and support services. Whilst conducting her assessment we need to become aware if her housing situation stable, if she is aware of the health care system and what she can access and most importantly the support
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