Sharon is a 48-year-old Caucasian women. She has good overall physical health although, suffers from back and knee pain relating to obesity. She identifies as a lesbian and is married to her wife Lynn ”. The couple rent a two-bedroom apartment which they share with 12 cats. Sharon is a highly educated woman who has earned her Masters of Social Work. Currently, neither Sharon nor Lynn are employed however, both receive a monthly Social Security Disability (SSD) benefit.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss and reflect on my experience attending an Alcoholic Anonymous meeting. Alcoholic anonymous (AA) was created to help individuals effected by Alcohol collaborate and support each other during their time of need. All AA meetings are structured differently. However, there are only two types of meetings: opened and closed meetings. During my experience, I attended an open meeting where anyone can come regardless of a diagnosed alcohol problem or the level of experience one had with participating in such meetings.
At a nursing home a man named Henry needed help taking care of himself he wasn't able to do any of the necessary things needed to be done daily. Henry has a
Mary Mcaleese, one of the former presidents of Ireland, works as a current affairs journalist who truly researches her topic. In fact, she once spent a day in a wheelchair in Dublin, one of the most unfriendly wheelchair cities in the world. She once said, “people with disabilities have abilities too” (Mcaleese). Many people throughout the world develop stereotypes, and those who have disabilities make up a great number of these stereotypes. These people need to understand that their body has limits, but their mind does not. The disabled or crippled have feelings too. Mairsdescribes her feelings towards how other people treat her and her feelings toward herself. These emotions change over time with her experiences, and she details the events in
Alcoholism is a chronic brain disease that affects all walks of life and does not have any bounders (Gossop, Stewart, & Marsden, 2008). I choose to attend an Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) meeting since this disease is prevalent among adolescents and adults. The meeting was held in the first-floor forum at Pilgrim Congressional Church in Queens New York. The goals of the AA meeting were stated explicitly by the leader conducting the meeting. The mission of the organization is to maintain sobriety by helping alcoholics achieve recovery. The organization provides clients with relevant materials such as pamphlets and flyers and states that all information shared in the meeting will remain confidential and will not be shared with anyone. The statement of anonymity was read to the members at the beginning of the session to ensure confidentiality.
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the mockingbird is a metaphor for Tom Robinson. While mockingbirds are discussed in the novel as literal birds that harmlessly sing and entertain, Lee clearly uses the mockingbird to symbolize Tom Robinson. One reason that supports this idea is a Robinson is a innocent man who tried to help someone but then was convicted of rape. Another reason that supports the metaphor is Tom, the innocent songbird, was put on trial for his life and was convicted guilty. This inhuman action of murdering an innocent and harmless man who wanted to help is like the killing of a harmless songbird.both are innocent, and both murders are wrong.
“Under the Influence” by Scott Russel Sanders is a personal essay about Sanders’ father and specifically, his alcoholism. As the title of the essay suggests, his father is under the influence of alcohol, but this essay will argue that Scott Sanders is under the influence of his father. Sanders uses the structure of the personal essay to reflect on how his childhood was negatively impacted by his father, and to reveal to himself how his childhood affects his present adulthood. Sanders writes that “the story ends” for his father but that “the story continues” for his siblings, his mother, and most significantly, for himself. (Sanders 733). He continues to write that “for all this grown up knowledge I am still ten years old” and “as that boy I
Jackie Robinson, Melba Beals and Feng Ru all faced life changing experiences that had a big impact around them,Beals was best known for letting other black kids go to and all white School, Jackie was best known for being the first African American to play in the major leagues. And Feng Ru built planes and brought his knowledge to his home country. In warriors don’t cry, I never had it made, and The Father Of Chinese Aviation. All 3 Characters faced obstacles.
His whole life was plagued with depression. His drinking cost him his education, his colleagues, and almost his marriage. He considered himself hopeless until a visit from a friend changed his whole perspective on life. William Griffith Wilson, or Bill W., was a man that has helped change the lives of over 2 million people. He fought through his depression on countless occasions and found a way to help others like him. Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, would not be possible today without him.
Selvin arrived in Bath (UK) from Jamaica in 1956, Selvin wife arrived 2yrs later. Married for 61 years they have together four Daughters and one son. Selvin and his wife owned a West Indian shop retired and later moved to London in 2006.
The Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners (Board) is a state appointed committee comprised of nine members. Six of the individuals are licensed by the board and three are members of the public who have no financial or business ties to the field of healthcare. The purpose of the board is to issue and review licensure of psychologists and behavioral analysts, as well as review complaints against these individuals. The Board investigates claims of unprofessional conduct, and determines and enforces the proper course of action. Meetings occur monthly and all are open to the public. The following is a summary of a case review addressed in a meeting held on August 14, 2015.
Two adults entered the hospital room which housed the man by the name of Gunther Cardigan, who was pushing 83. Although it may be considered cruel, there wasn’t a soul on the continent who would find surprise in seeing Mr. Cardigan attached to life support. As one may expect from a chronic alcoholic, he had been in and out of the hospital frequently enough such that one may even jest that he was a regular. After accumulating one too many misdemeanors, a judge had him sent to rehab; this was encouraged by a disproportionate amount of hospital staff who had grown tired of threatening him over the various dangers of excessive drinking. Despite being generally successful, rehabilitation would not undo the damage to Mr. Cardigan’s internal organs, and his son, one of the adults looming over his bedside, would begrudgingly offer up one of his kidneys for a transplant after being declared a match – yet this was not the reason Gunther Cardigan would be lying on his deathbed.
Jessica Smith is a 32 year old Caucasian white female with black hair and hazel brown eyes, Client is 5’8 inches tall and weighs about 160lbs. Ms. Smith is employed as an administrative assistant at a local human service program. She currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia with her daughter. She lives with her 11-year old daughter, Crystal in an apartment near her job. Jessica married her child’s father when she was 20 years old, but divorced him when he became physically and sexually abusive towards her. Jessica had a lot of gynecological problems during her 20s resulting in a hysterectomy at age 27. This type of problems happen when an individual is either physically or sexually abused. When asked client if she was sexually abused, but she
I used Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques with some of my clients. I was not trained in this therapy but was familiar with the idea of being in the here-and-now. This technique worked for my schizophrenic client by keeping her focused on what was happening each day by writing in a journal and distracting her from what she thought had been happening in her past. I was able to use Art Therapy with the client I had with PTSD, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
This phase begins when the nurse is assigned a client to develop therapeutic relationship with him, till she goes to him for interaction.