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Questions & Answers about Module 1: What is Social Work? - Case Study: The Durrants

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  • 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

  • Owen Carter 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?
    2014-07-09 21:07:28

  • briana payton United States of America The durrants is to know got role with family you are working with manage and do assesments of your case.
    2014-07-09 07:07:51

  • Charissa Young United States of America I think first we can talk and find out information and what resources they have in order to telll if they should go to a home or not
    2014-07-08 17:07:48

  • Benita Johnson South Africa It's not a right to receive free services from government. It's a privileged and opportunity they receive to give them that little help in life to go on with what they have at present and to plan and learn to adjudge to their situation and make the best of a not so comfortable situation.
    2014-07-03 08:07:35

  • Kelly Ann Shearer United Kingdom We will be focusing on a single case study, about Arthur and Lynne Durrant. This enables us to explore some broad questions about care, carers and caring which might be quite boring and divorced from real life if they were presented in the abstract – as official statistics, extracts from White Papers or legislation. The case study is not ‘typical’. In fact, it presents a fairly unusual situation, one which you might not recognise from your own experience. It was chosen because it is unusual. It raises important questions in a particularly challenging way– questions about who carries responsibility for caring for whom, why they carry that responsibility, the impact caring has on their lives, the support they get, and the support they might need. I use the case study to pose questions and test ideas which otherwise might be difficult to focus on. When you think about a practical situation in all its complexity, questions acquire a sharper edge. If you work in a hospital, say, or with children, do not be put off by the differences. Think instead about the similarities – how you would answer the questions we are exploring in relation to Lynne and Arthur, in a situation with which you are familiar. The story is presented in the audio clip 'Caring in families: a case study'. It is based on a real-life incident, narrated during two long interviews about her life by the woman we have called Lynne Durrant. But it is not real life, because it has been dramatised to ensure no one can recognise the people or the places named, and some details have been changed. The drama introduces Lynne Durrant, a single woman born in 1947 who is in her forties at the time of the interviews. She lives with Arthur, her father, who is insulin-dependent. He also depends on others to meet many of his physical needs. As a child Lynne was certified as being a ‘mental defective’ in the language of the time, and excluded from school on those grounds. Although she now has a job, she is still known to social services as a person with a learning disability. Lynne and Arthur live in a high-rise flat on a large estate built by the local authority in the 1960s. The estate is still largely in public ownership, known locally as council housing.
    2014-07-01 18:07:48

  • Bernadette Ross Australia Why would it be better if they were to go in a care facility?
    2014-07-01 05:07:00

  • Patricia Blanco United States of America How to approach this case meeting all the needs of these two individuals?
    2014-06-20 03:06:40

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