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Case Study Of A Low-Income Client

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1.) As much as I would want to help a low-income client who is struggling to pay for the counseling services, if the money was not available, I am not so sure I could help them. I would strongly empathize with that individual and would struggle to accept that I am turning down a person. It would also be difficult for me to have that conversation with the client. However, I want to be a person who is fair to all of my clients. If I was the social worker in case 2.34, I would not feel right taking the client’s artwork for counseling services. If another client asked me where I got the painting, I would appear to have a closer relationship, and possibly even more of a friend relationship than a professional-client relationship. I would not
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In this conversation I would address the progress that the client has made and what his strengths are. I would share the pros and cons of dropping out of the program and I would show him that I sincerely care about the situation he is in. Ultimately, however, I cannot stop him from dropping out. He is an adult and is allowed to make his own decisions. I realize the book says that his judgment is questionable, but this sounds like a situation in which any individual, regardless of ability to judge might make this same decision. After sitting down and having this discussion, if he still chose to opt out of services, I might warn some people who have worked with him, whether that be police officers or his actual social worker, being this is a substance abuse treatment program. I would pray for the client to make the right decision and I would know in my heart that my duty is a Christian is to assist others in reaching their full potential in a positive…show more content…
I would wonder what has made her life so miserable. Clearly the fact that she was physically and sexually abused would contribute to this, but I would assure her that I would be willing to work with her and process these things. I would want to give her a sense of hope, knowing that she should have a long life ahead of her. I should utilize my faith in explaining to her the purpose of life. In regards to whether or not she should be able to make this choice, I would look into the informed consent, being this girl is only 16 years old. This might be a situation in which the parents have the ultimate decision of whether or not the young girl will receive treatment. If the parents forced her to receive treatment, I would walk alongside her in the journey and help her process what is happening and hopefully I would help her find meaning in her life. I am not sure if I think the girl has the right to refuse medical care. She is only 16, so I would not want to watch her refuse the care she needs. In addition, she is not yet an adult, however, she is still her own
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