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  • Regina Flottingham-pinto Ireland Social work is about promoti g social change, problem solving and empowering the less advantage in society on issues of human rights and social injustice.
    2014-10-22 11:10:44

  • Mohamed Keita United Kingdom if they are treated as invalids they will behave as such and end up requiring too much support from those who are able to do so . in the case study Arthur treats her daughter as if she is incapable of doing anything right without supervision and if you listen to her tone she is really annoyed and hence now defensive and exhibits unruly attitude towards him
    2014-10-21 03:10:32

  • Nompumelelo Ngidi South Africa it is relating to the psychosocial and social nature of the well being of humans
    2014-10-19 14:10:41

  • Olatunji Oladele Nigeria I don't have any content on this case study, I would have contributed to it
    2014-10-12 01:10:29

  • Stephen Goodchild United Kingdom irrespective of ability or disability, the user is entitled to be regarded and empowered as an individual, and subject to the human rights and social justice afforded by all
    2014-10-11 21:10:01

  • Ayalla Caesar Trinidad and Tobago I think the social worker should try to act as a mediator for Lynne ans Arthur. They both need each other, so helping them agree on certain things will be easier. Arthur needs to understand that Lynne is very capable of doing things. They deserve to receive social services free. The issue of vulnerability is sensitive. Societies tend to class/label people which can then lead to social disadvantage. The Durants are part of a community and social workers should try to include the community when providing assistance. The Durants are vulnerable but they are also functional and able to care for themselves as a team. Social Workers are facilitators and Dev the social worker has a key role to play in getting the Durants to work together.
    2014-10-11 03:10:57

  • Florence Ngirandi Zimbabwe if they are treated as invalids they will behave as such and end up requiring too much support from those who are able to do so . in the case study Arthur treats her daughter as if she is incapable of doing anything right without supervision and if you listen to her tone she is really annoyed and hence now defensive and exhibits unruly attitude towards him
    2014-10-10 08:10:07

  • Bosede Awesu Nigeria Lynne and Arthur have a right to such free services provided for them if government legislation gives it for such disabilities. If not, they could become a nuisance in the community. This is not to say that social services exclude the family, the friends and everyone in the society including the vulnerable themselves. In fact every person in a community has a responsibility to the vulnerable in their mist. But if government does not have enough resources to cater for this group of people, it could raise funds through: public spirited persons in the community (philanthropists); family members: friends; token contributions from Lynne and Arthur from their earnings: to subsidize their medical bills and their upkeep to have a meaningful stress-free life. The informal care provided by Lynne and Arthur is considered as part of a natural family responsibility/values to each other because we believe both of them can still be trained (knowledge) to carry out minor responsibilities (skill) for one another while the other helpers are assisting Arthur to meet his physical needs. These helpers we expect also to help Lynne. We do not think Lynne and Arthur living together should pose any serious risk as we have not been told of any of such incidences in the past (process). Infact staying together as a family strengthens family bonds and make their helpers focus in one direction for better health care. And reporting any strange thing. Though money is a defense, there are some issues money cannot do but family bonding will do better in the life of these two. In view of the above I do not think Dev Sharma is allowing Lynne and Arthur to live in a risky situation because of the expenses that could be involved. I think Arthurs choice not to separate daughter and father is the right choice for now. In this case study, “The four components of good practice in social work - Knowledge, Skills, Values and Process” have come into play.
    2014-08-31 17:08:10

  • Bosede Awesu Nigeria Lynne and Arthur have a right to such free services provided for them if government legislation gives it for such disabilities. If not, they could become a nuisance in the community. This is not to say that social services exclude the family, the friends and everyone in the society including the vulnerable themselves. In fact every person in a community has a responsibility to the vulnerable in their mist. But if government does not have enough resources to cater for this group of people, it could raise funds through: public spirited persons in the community (philanthropists); family members: friends; token contributions from Lynne and Arthur from their earnings: to subsidize their medical bills and their upkeep to have a meaningful stress-free life. The informal care provided by Lynne and Arthur is considered as part of a natural family responsibility/values to each other because we believe both of them can still be trained (knowledge) to carry out minor responsibilities (skill) for one another while the other helpers are assisting Arthur to meet his physical needs. These helpers we expect also to help Lynne. We do not think Lynne and Arthur living together should pose any serious risk as we have not been told of any of such incidences in the past (process). Infact staying together as a family strengthens family bonds and make their helpers focus in one direction for better health care. And reporting any strange thing. Though money is a defense, there are some issues money cannot do but family bonding will do better in the life of these two. In view of the above I do not think Dev Sharma is allowing Lynne and Arthur to live in a risky situation because of the expenses that could be involved. I think Arthurs choice not to separate daughter and father is the right choice for now. In this case study, “The four components of good practice in social work - Knowledge, Skills, Values and Process” have come into play.
    2014-08-30 23:08:51

  • James Ogbeide United Kingdom Why can't a social work take a common sence to approach their work?
    2014-08-22 16:08:01

    • Tayyaba Shamim United Kingdom they can not take a common sense to approach their work because their actions on people lives are taken on behalf of the society and they have to be able to explain their roles which makes them have to accountable for their own practice.
      2014-09-18 14:09:27
    • 7Ramon Lopez United States of America I think it's because 'good' is subjective, so there must be a uniform approach in order for it to be funded by the government.
      2014-09-04 20:09:11
    • Laquinta Morrissette United States of America I think it's because sometimes what we naturally may feel as being right, may not be the way to go about things legally. In my opinion.
      2014-08-30 20:08:20
  • Maria Gonzalez United States of America i would answer this question if i knew some about this case, but it has been remover from web reaches as google
    2014-08-06 21:08:45

  • Elizabeth Daniels United States of America what do you need to complete this study
    2014-08-01 16:08:55

  • Kelly Ann Shearer United Kingdom After reading this I can see a direct issue with what may be classed as the morally correct approach and the governments requirements being met.In cases such as this would it be difficult to get this case assessed by others?Also I can see that even if you brought this forward to try to get policy changed it doesn't provide them with immediate help or security.At what point does policy stop helping and actually starts hindering the social workers ability to truly help
    2014-08-01 16:08:27

  • Brenda Jones United States of America Social workers r very important for our children without voices.
    2014-07-29 21:07:40

  • Amadou F.M Njie Gambia what are the ethical value of a social worker
    2014-07-22 22:07:10

    • Amadou F.M Njie Gambia Is confidentially and to be non judgmental at all cost
      2014-07-29 16:07:57
  • M McCoy United States of America What are the ore main tasks in social work?
    2014-07-18 21:07:18

    • Tayyaba Shamim United Kingdom the main tasks in social work are identifying needs,providing support service to people who are vulnerable,and protecting them from any risk of harm.
      2014-09-18 15:09:55
    • Sharon Campbell-Phillips Trinidad and Tobago Identifying need
      2014-07-21 15:07:42
  • Lamin Fatty Gambia The durrants family experience in social work will really empower me on the importance of knowledge and skills and not common sense alone
    2014-07-18 14:07:12

  • briana payton United States of America There are four componets of a social worker, knowledge, skills, values and process. The Durrants and the family, and the social worker This will be threw the experience of his family, which will be explored threw the relevance and importance of the knowledge in the social worker opposed to the sense of alone.
    2014-07-17 20:07:01

  • Dimpho Mariam Ramabusa South Africa WHAT KIND OF A ROLE IS PLAYED BY THE SOCIAL WORKER
    2014-07-17 13:07:29

  • Charissa Young United States of America I think when there is an disability in the home from the child and the parent is an elder free services to getting help may be just what they need concerning the system. Sometimes, this way helps them to keep the service and not have to be forced to stop because of income and paying bills. Why do we let money decide what kind of help we get and when, some may need it more than others so some things should be funded.
    2014-07-16 15:07:50

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