Case Analysis : Ethical Dilemma

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Title of Paper: Ethical Dilemma One INTRODUCTION Mrs. Smith, is an 81-year-old widow. She has been widowed for over twenty years. She has been very independent with some assistance from neighbors due to her son living out of the area and unable to assist. Recently, she has had issues with her independence. She has set two accidental fires that caused damages to her apartment, as well as had a recent fall in the bathtub. These issues have gained her son’s attention which has led him to request assistance in finding a congregate living situation for his mother. He has reached out to a local social worker who works with a local congregate living facility requesting information and assistance in the situation. BODY a.) Examine: Mrs. Smith…show more content…
The findings from this case covered that the care provided was just for monetary gains of the provider and that it was unfair/unnecessary for the client. I believe this is a good case because it is good to note that the facility is run properly so that Mrs. Smith is not taken advantage of and gets the community care necessary to complete here daily functions. The social worker is assigned this tasks because the family is requesting assistance in finding the best care and treatment possible. It is an ethical obligation to fulfill this duty for the client’s care. c.) Hypotheses: For this case we see two ethical dilemmas. One being finding the proper care that is necessary without unnecessary assistance. The other dilemma is assisting the client in the change since she was independent and not accustomed to receiving assistance. Both items are closely related and both hypotheses cover each dilemma. 1.) Speak with an elder financial advisor specialist. Make sure that the care plan is specific to the expectations of the client. Find out the best route to financially make the move forward. This will make the financial problems easier to contend with as well as allow for someone to assist who has more knowledge of benefits offered from insurance companies such as Medicaid/Medicare etc. 2.) View and walk through a variety of different locations and types of communities. Find a community or living environment that fits the
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