It’s clear that people with addictions have seriousissues. In most cases, they have emotional or trauma issues that cause them to medicate their minds and bodies with harmful substances. By eliminating the ability to feel, they deal with their problems the best way they know how. By the time they want treatment and recovery from their addiction, their illness progresses to the point they might need psychological treatment, even anger management counseling. Of all the issues you are dealing with, your anger issues, if any exist, deserve immediate attention.
Two assessment tools The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is a well-versed instrument I resonate with for addiction, because of its developmental history. This instrument was created to assess current and lifetime problem severity in seven areas: alcohol use, drug use, employment, medical disorders, psychiatric disturbances, family/social relations, and legal problems (Butler, Redondo, Fernandez, & Villapiano, 2009). When, treating clients for substance abuse disorders, and or other addiction counselors must be mindful of other comorbidities that overlap with the addiction; with this assessment instrument, such can be found. This is a self-administered question are/interview takes about 60 minutes to complete and is available in 48 states
Reflection on Medication Administration Description (Competency 3j) I have looked over my moral development regarding medicine administration and have noticed there is the need for improved and has been agreed with my mentor to write a piece of reflection to identify areas of concern Feelings One of the major concern is the pace of dispensing and the time spent used to open charts and allocate them is one of my weakness. Although I am learner I need to back up the pace of dispensing so that patient doesn 't feel my skills is dull or boring and waste of time. I Had developed that feeling of being extra careful to avoid drug error and that makes me feel slightly nervous more also being under the influence of supervision as well. Evaluation
Concerns over palliative withdrawal of ventilator support in patients causing undue suffering have been discussed in the literature. Certainly, terminal withdrawal of support should be treated with the same aggressive measures that we use to treat those patients that are better able to communicate their symptoms. However, to simply state that we need to treat symptoms aggressively is naïve in assuming that we know completely what the patient is experiencing. High quality evidence does not exist to describe the best methods for which palliative ventilator withdrawal should be performed under. That being said, withdrawal of ventilator support will continue and it is our responsibility to perform such procedures informed with the best available
I will also continue to work on my advocacy and leadership intervention skills. Social Workers are expected to be advocates on the behalf of their clients on a micro, mezzo and macro level of practice. They must be willing to challenge injustice to ensure equality for at risk and vulnerable populations. Advocacy leads to change, and allows clients to feel empowerment in their
Occupational stress is a problem for law enforcement officers because of the effects on job performance, health, alcoholism, drug abuse and suicide as well as family issues. It is important to identify and combat the sources of stress to improve the lives of the officers. The Early Warning system is a very good tool in foreseeing and combating some of these very issues. It provides a early identification and intervention of misconduct as well as other issues or performance problems (Peak, Gaines, & Glenson, 2009, p. 261). This gives law enforcement administrators a better view at foreseeing stress created from certain traumatic events or family problems.
Counselors who are new to this approach may face difficulty initially (M.R.William, 2000). Ideal behavior and characteristics of MET counselor: Behavior: Counselor needs to ask open-ended questions. They must avoid close-ended questions or three questions in a row. They should be skilled enough to do reflective listening, reframing and supporting. They needs to keep difference by eliciting the client’s verbal expression of concerns, their reasons to change and should encourage their optimism regarding change.
Medical professionals constantly face patients’ deaths, and become desensitized to it (Robbins, 2012). This helps emergency medical workers deal with many traumatic incidents without negatively responding to each one, but responders still encounter countertransference (Rothchild & Rand, 2006). While empathy helps responders relate to and treat patients, it can also cause changes in their emotions and health (Figley, 1995). There are many factors in the lives of responders and the incidents they respond to that can make them more susceptible to traumatic stress reactions. These reactions affect responders in many ways, and responders should learn how to cope with this stress.
In conclusion, I thought that The Giver displayed three major themes; The importance of freedom and individuality, the significance of memory and how it is related to wisdom, and finally maturity and becoming a certain age. Many examples showed how dangerous it is to fully conform, while others displayed the importance of memory to human life and the influence it has on it. Some also showed that one must be able to cope pain to gain sophistication, and aging means more freedom, but also less innocence. Lowry used themes and symbols well throughout the book to get me thinking about life and its small
Stress is an everyday part of life, but how much it can affect you plays a major role in the everyday functioning of an individual. Whether stress powers you on to improve as stated by Goleman (2004 p.84), or hinders your progression it is important that stress is kept in moderation. Stress can attribute to many conditions such as diabetes, stroke and heart failure as stated by Mills, Reiss & Dombeck in “The Long-Term Consequences Of Negative Stress”. Evidently from research and analysis stress plays a bigger role in the growing of the human body, and should be monitored individually to ensure that health is being looked after. There are many different ways that stress impact my life every day, some good other quite the opposite.