Social Workers Clinical social workers assist patients and their families with health-related problems and concerns. They also assist people with situations like terminal illnesses and support children and the disabled. Their daily job consists of performing comprehensive assessments of a patient 's social, emotional, environmental, financial needs. They work with the patient 's family and develop a treatment plan for care in their home or other living arrangements. Critical issues: Due to the high number of patients that social workers are responsible for, they are met with tight deadlines to avoid discharge delays.
Assessment Planning Social worker conduct bio-psycho-sociocultural-spiritual assessments to gather information regarding all of the different dimensions of a client. This will allow the social worker to examine every factor that may or may not be contributing to the presenting problem the client is being treated for. For the purpose of this assignment, I will use the provided case study “Peter” as if I were conducting a bio-psycho-sociocultural-spiritual assessment.
This will be done using Piat and Polvere’s (2014) framework for transformative change in the mental health sector. The principles from this strategy, as well as input from Aboriginal people from multiple reports on their own experiences and constructions regarding mental health, will then form the basis for recommendations for a paradigm shift for Aboriginal mental health in Australia. Indigenous Mental Health: Context
Introduction Aboriginal Australian peoples have been placed in unfair situations that have resulted in disconnections from society due to bias in culture, racism and because of previous historical events such as colonisation that led to colonialism and horrible events such as The Stolen Generation. These events act like a scar to the Aboriginal Australian peoples and their culture, those previously mentioned historical events symbolises the cut, the immense pain that was caused in that moment is still a factor and the pain from it is still prevalent and is symbolised by the scar. The scar also represents the factors that still manage to affect the Aboriginal Australians today, such as racism and lack of quality and access to education, money and health care.. The Indigenous peoples are also affected by various other factors such as limited access to health care that may be of poor quality, such resources may also bring fear to the Indigenous peoples because practitioners are not always sensitive or respectful to
Aboriginal identity, mental health and suicide rates were outlined throughout this analysis along with the disgusting lack of government aid. As stated above, the aboriginals from the Kattawapiskak River have a strong sense of identity. The persons on these reserves are proud of their traditions and practice resilience in their faith and values, however, the physical and emotional pain these people are put through will soon break their spirits. They can only ask for help from the government so many times before it will be too
Cross-cultural methods and approaches should be taken to accommodate for the diverse patient population in our communities. I will introduce the culture clash by first describing the Hmong point of view on health and illness. Then, I will proceed my analysis by comparing it with the Western perspectives and practices on healing. Social stigma will also be emphasized as another negative factor
Three factors that will be spoken about include the Historical and contemporary factors, the role of race and racism and Indigenous Australian and Torres Strait Islander’s perspective on health and wellbeing. Within each of these factors is more proof
As social workers, it is important for us to work from a lens of the recovery model while doing case management. The recovery model, encourages clients to be actively involved in the development of their treatment plans and to help apply hope and self-determination to the client (Regehr, Glancy, 2009). This is often a different approach than is taken in medical settings. Often, it is reported that clients do not have much say in their course of treatment while they admitted to the hospital. On the contrary, the recovery model encourages the clients to realize their own strengths and building on them to create a road to recovery that is achievable for them (Regehr & Glancy, 2009).
Uganda has seen large amounts of foreign funding in recent years, and most of this funding is either directed towards promoting condoms through advertising campaigns or advocating abstinence through evangelicalism, with almost no reference being made to partner reduction. Epstein also expresses indignation at the fact that AIDS campaigns are morphing into business opportunities due to the inflow of money. While it might be true that international programmes having no local roots tend to look for one-dimensional silver bullets which might not actually work, a lot of the funding does benefit local community based AIDS initiatives. To judge foreign-aid funded efforts as ineffective simply on the basis of lack of significant decline seems harsh and unconvincing on Epstein’s part, especially when many factors could be at
For this assignment, I received the opportunity to interview a clinical social worker. Jeny Thomas, LMSW and she works at Lifeline Center for Child Development, which is located in Queens. Ms. Thomas received her MSW from NYU Silver School of Social Work
Shana Cozad, a member of the Kiowa tribe, was diagnosed after her partner revealed he had AIDs. Whether her partner knew and didn’t want to tell her or had no idea, didn’t change how Cozad was feeling about her diagnoses, saying, “I even had my own stigma about who gets the disease and what they might look like. I wasn’t an I.V. drug user, I hadn’t slept around and didn’t associate myself with those kinds of people” (Yasmin). Many Native Americans, primarily homosexual/bisexual men, are afraid to go seek treatment or help because of this cultural stigma
Numerous times, we see people and we think the worst thing first. Luckily for this week’s case study in the book, The Social Work Experience, An Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, by Mary Ann Suppes and Carolyn Cressy Wells, LaTonya was graciously given the opportunity to remedy her problem instead of the social worker just giving up on her and removing the kids. When Lauren offered LaTonya the help she needed to make decent choices, she empowered her to be the driver of her own success. In my experience we tend to be more successful when we feel as though we fixed a debauched situation instead of being made to fix the situation.
This process recording will discuss an observation of the caregiver of a client that the student worker has been visiting for the several weeks. This client is a Caucasian female, 71, with dementia; her primary caregiver is her daughter. Although, this client has dementia she is able to respond to question if asked but when conversing she is insensible.
Something that I consider to be both a strength and a weakness in my social work career is my gentle and reassuring manner. On the surface, this may seem like an excellent trait to have. I am very much a “people person” and others are naturally drawn to me. I tend to look at situations in a positive light as much as possible and have become an expert in removing tension between family members or dealing with end-of-life concerns. The majority of the residents value this quality in me and seek me out when a difficult decision needs to be made. However, my demeanor may be a disadvantage if I were to be working with another population or in a different setting. For example, I do not think be successful in jobs at prisons or alternative schools because I may have to be more serious and assertive with my clients.