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Comments about Module 1: What is Social Work? - Case Study: The Durrants

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  • Khaskheli Waheed Akbar Pakistan i have enhance my knowledge & Capacity through this study
    2014-11-21 10:11:36

  • Nompumelelo Ngidi South Africa Lynne and athurs case is not that bad because they do have the care workers support given the condition they have they can cope in a normal environment if they are receiving funding from the government they will use it to pay for a care worker which will assist Arthur while Lynne is in work and the social worker will visit maybe once a month to make sure things are still fine with them maybe when Arthur get more old it is there where he will require to be placed
    2014-11-18 14:11:11

  • hamid awan Pakistan this is a knowledgeable study
    2014-11-13 11:11:16

  • Awuni Apuko Peter Ghana great
    2014-11-12 13:11:40

  • bonisiwe mvuyane Other There are two main types of social workers: direct-service social workers, who help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives, and clinical social workers, who diagnose and treat mental, behavioural, and emotional issues. A social worker can work in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, and private practices.
    2014-11-07 13:11:18

    • Awuni Apuko Peter Ghana sure
      2014-11-12 13:11:09
    • Lucrecia Wilkinson Saint Lucia The question is "What is Social Work"?
      2014-11-10 19:11:36
  • Tracey Wallace Ireland In the Durrants case study they seem to mostly argue. Arthur acts as though Lynn is not capable of doing anything but yet he relies on her for everything. They are company for each other and do help each other. From Lynn threatening Arthur that is what would worry me for their future in the house together.
    2014-11-02 17:11:11

  • Stephen Mliga Tanzania well understood how knowledge, skill, values and process re applied to Durant's family
    2014-10-27 13:10:29

  • 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 10:10:44

  • 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 02:10:32

  • Nompumelelo Ngidi South Africa it is relating to the psychosocial and social nature of the well being of humans
    2014-10-19 13:10:41

  • Olatunji Oladele Nigeria I don't have any content on this case study, I would have contributed to it
    2014-10-12 00:10:29

  • 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 20:10:01

  • 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 02:10:57

  • 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 07:10:07

  • 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 16:08:10

  • 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 22:08:51

  • James Ogbeide United Kingdom Why can't a social work take a common sence to approach their work?
    2014-08-22 15:08:01

    • 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 13:09:27
    • 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 19:09:11
    • 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 19:08:20
  • 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 20:08:45

  • Elizabeth Daniels United States of America what do you need to complete this study
    2014-08-01 15:08:55

  • 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 15:08:27

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