According to Galambos et al. (2006, p. 2), the management of dual relationships within social work has the potential to trigger many challenges that affect professional borderlines. These issues are more prevalent in rural settings and small communities where dual as well as multiple relations exist because of compact systems. Consequently, one common issue that is likely to arise during social service is the capacity to sustain clients’ privacy and confidentiality (Galambos, Watt and Anderson 2). Citing previous literature on the topic, the authors note that it is hard to get absolute confidentiality in rural environments. Subsequently, ethical conflicts become common between the duty of a practitioner to their client and their obligation
Professional boundaries act as guidelines principles for many defining principles which help us act professionally in our respective fields. These boundary issues appear when social workers are made to face situations entailing conflict of interest. Such conflicts appear when the social workers have multiple relationships with the clients. Similar situation may arise with the colleagues as well. Assumption of second relationship other than the professional one with the client and colleague is what leads to emergence of ethical issues related to professional boundaries.
For this paper, I have decided to research two social work theories and how those theories apply to residents in long term care facilities. The primary focus will be those residents who are alert, oriented, and showing minimal symptoms of dementia.
In the professional field of Social Work, there are many terminologies that individuals outside of this group may not understand. During the process of assessing a problem in a family, there are different theoretical perspectives that helps social workers understand different aspects of family situations. There are eight theoretical perspectives that helps social workers understand family’s dynamic and situations. These theoretical perspectives are; system perspective, conflict perspective, exchange and choice perspective, social constructionist perspective, psychodynamic perspective, developmental perspective, social behavior perspective and humanistic perspective.
Tracey’s mental disturbance onset and frequency are correlated with family change or family crises. Thus, the most effective and “best fit” modality is the structural family therapy. Supported by our readings Walsh and class PowerPoint and (SOMETHING ELSE), utilizing a strength-based perspective can allow Tracey to safely uncover unhealthy and healthy patterns in her biological family and new foster family. Once this is accomplished, this modality will guide the social worker through the family’s subsystem and the cohesiveness and adaptability of each family member characteristics. The social worker could explore parental authority and leadership in African American families and explore how that may be similar or different to what Tracey may
As a social worker, there are obligations you should abide by in the field of practice. Dual relationships should among the client and the social worker should never take place in the field of practice. The NASW Code of Ethics, section 2.07 states, social workers who decides to engage in sexual intercourse with their client’s, will suffered many consequences for their actions. (NASW Assembly, 2008).
In this paper, I will use a personal experience in which my actions were greatly influenced by the pressure of groupthink to demonstrate my sociological knowledge and to further analyze the situation using Symbolic Interactionism. My experience with bullying and the role that I played in the situation is an excellent example of groupthink leading people to display uncharacteristic behaviors and make choices they would not have otherwise as an individual (Baker 2017).
Social work agencies strive to provide access to services that promote well-being for those most in need in society. Different agencies may vary in regard to their specific purposes, missions, or foundations. Two agencies that provide assistance in diverse ways to individuals in need are the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and The Mayhill Hospital. The following discussion will explore comparisons and contrasts between these agencies with regard to their focuses, interventions, and roles.
A working relationship is different to a personal relationship as in a working relationship there are specific rules and guidelines which are to be adhered to at all times. There are no emotional attachments.Different working relationships in social care settings can vary from housekeeping through to general manger. The housekeeping staff interact with the residents minimally but interact greatly with the carers. The carers interact greatly with the residents but infrequently with the laundry team. The senior would interact frequently with the unit Nurse but infrequently with the unit manager.It is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role as there are plans set out for each individual person according to their abilities, religion,
As a member of the health care team, with the primary focus being on the treatment and care of the patient, the technologist will have interactions on a variety of levels. Initially, the process of interaction would begin with the physician providing either a documented or verbal order. Being accepted and addressed in a proficient manner with a focus towards accuracy and efficiency that is supported through due diligence from preparation and readiness. Followed by interaction with the patient in a calming and professional demeanor which would be reassuring for a patient under stress due to uncertainty or injury. Demonstrating a confident and professional manner which supports the overall focus of care of the patient. Enhancing and supporting
Cognitive Theory claims that behavior can be changed through changing faulty thinking, irrational thoughts, automatic thoughts, or learned cognitive misconceptions. When a client has negative images of themselves or their accomplishments, it sets the pace for their behavior, perceptions and expectations; when that thinking is exposed as faulty to the client, the client can then begin to change their behavior based upon restructured, truer images of reality. It has been shown to be effective therapy for individual, group, marital and family treatment, in treating depression, addiction, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, and some organic conditions such as schizophrenia, and in many social work settings, such as child welfare, private practice, mental health, crisis intervention, and health care.
Symbolic interactionism is one of the four major theoretical perspectives in sociology. It is particularly influential in microsociology, which makes this view of social behavior unique from the other three major perspectives that focus on large scale social organizations (Buccieri, September 11 2014). I believe symbolic interactionism is the most appropriate method for studying sociology based on my experience with a brother with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The theory of socialization within symbolic interactionism places importance on the internalized definitions, interpretations and meanings of our social interactions (Tepperman, Albanese & Curtis, 2013, p. 55). This concept applies to how I understand and interpret the human behaviour of my brother, through communication and meaningful symbols.