Psychodynamic Theory In Social Work

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In the health care field, social workers are faced with one of the most difficult and conflict social problem. Patients who are chronically ill have on occasion if they can end their life at their decision. As a social work, you must follow your code of ethics and the law by denying their right to the end-of-life decision. This is called euthanasia, a practice used to end the life of a seriously ill male or female. There is a conflicting issue on the interplay of person and professional views social workers given to patients who are experiencing or experienced end-of-life decisions. There are multiple conflicts with the use of euthanasia and assisted suicide, one major factor is the lack of training needed to successfully handle the situation. Another factor is that the constitutional laws conflict with the actions of agreeing to end someone’s life. For instance, Dr. Jack Kevorkian performed the act of euthanasia on a chronically ill man and publicly videotaped the procedure. He was at the time in the state of Michigan, a state that bans euthanasia and assisted suicide. He was charged with murder and sent to jail for his…show more content…
The psychodynamic theory created by Carl Jung suggest that profession a suggestive on the idea of what is right and wrong. Personal values and beliefs is strongly followed in the view of social workers in the ethical guidelines. This theory is structured on the unconscious and conscious mind set on people. Another theory is the cognitive theory, which relies on the mind’s decision to process. Social workers in the medical profession must negate their belief systems and actions when dealing with a client who want to end their lives. The reason for the end-of life situation can be other than their illness and age. A social worker must take into account the feedback of the patients and determine what they are willing to do inorder make the

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