Traditional Case Management Model

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Case management is a significantly vital modality in the delivery of efficient services for individuals who are experiencing difficulty. This approach organises interventions that addresses the needs that impede the life opportunities of people through a collective process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy for services and options. Although there is a variety of case management models and a diverse set of theoretical lenses to peer on human development (Ministry of Justice, 2009). These models can be contingent on the dominant sector or priority, such as the learning and development field or health sector. The variation amongst these areas insinuates the diversity present in literature concerning these models and the most appropriate…show more content…
It centralises problem identification, plan development, and brokerage to services that enable the resolution or aid the client in solving said life complications. Although one of the first models to emerge, the broker model, views the manager as the client’s advocate, taking accountability for interrelating between assorted services and continuous care observation. The assumption that as the case manager acts as a ‘broker,’ there is no clinical skill prerequisite, but rather the pairing ability of available resources (Mueser, Bond, Drake, & Resnick,…show more content…
Evolving from the prior perspective that treatment and services for individuals with mental illnesses were fixated on the discrepancies and disabilities of a person, as opposed to the strengths that could be capitalised upon to reach their personal aspirations (Rapid Response Service, 2014). This model rests on two basic assumptions, firstly, individuals who hold success with community living, hold the capability to develop and expand this potential, and accessible resources required. Secondly, effective human behaviour lies mostly on the dependency and function of the ‘resource’ amount availability to individuals (Mehr, 2001). Thus, the ‘strengths model’ recognises peoples’ assets and formulates situations to implement those strengths to increase personal success. For example, individuals experiencing mental illnesses, are provided support and assistance in the security of resources such as education and the development of social networks. While this model focuses on the intervention of client-based determined goals and addresses denial/resistance, its philosophy promotes positive effects, helping clients to build on their own capacity and

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