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5. Module 5 Discussion Board
Click on the link above to find your Discussion Board Group. Click on your group. Then Click on
Discussion Board Group to enter the Discussion Boards for your group. Click on the Module 5
Discussion Board Forum. Create a New Thread to post your response to the below prompt.
Module 5: Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Discussion Board (15 points):
This discussion board relates to this weeks learning objective: Examining health care
and health care policy in America. Discussing the mental health care system in
America. Reviewing substance abuses effect on society, the human body, human
development, and relationships. Additionally, Social Work skills, values, and ethics will
be discussed in regards to substance abuse, health care, and mental health care.
The purpose of this discussion board is to help you become more familiar with how
individuals and families are treated by their local health care, mental health care, and
substance abuse treatment systems. Policies, treatment programs, and Social Work
roles will be applied to the case study. You will begin to identify the needs, problems,
and resources in the health, mental health, and substance abuse communities.
Connecting course concepts to the features of your case studies will allow you to see
how each system (health, mental health, substance) work together and work apart.
Create a new thread and in the subject line have your name and the title. Posts should
be no less than 300 words and no more than 500 words. You need to address the
following questions in your response:
1. How do you think the healthcare/mental health care system handled your clients
case so far? Is there an area where the health care system could have assisted
your client in a better way?
2. Discuss whether or not your client is a part of an at risk population for
substance abuse. If they are, what would your role be as a social worker? If they
are not, how would you educate your client about dependency/addiction?
3. Discuss one health/mental health ethical issue that would affect your client/case
study. How would you discuss the ethical issue with your client and keep your
personal values in check?
4. What is one question that you have about your case study/client and its relation
to this weeks module material?
5. Please ensure that you respond to at least one peer in addition to your own post!
Peer responses are expected to be a minimum of 100 words. Be sure to include
critical thinking and thoughtful feedback in your response to ensure you earn the full
amount of points in your post.
Mrs. Harjo and Tony:? Mrs. Harjo is 65 year old female who identifies as Latina. She lives in
Globe, Arizona, and subsists on Supplemental Security Income, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps), and her garden. Mrs. Harjo has been
living alone since the death of her husband five years ago. She is the daughter of Mexican
immigrants, and visits her hometown in Mexico for Semana Santa every other year.
A paternal grandson, Tony (age 13), recently moved in with Mrs. Harjo following his
mother’s death from acute alcohol poisoning. Tony’s biological father is serving five years in
county jail on a third conviction. Tony’s biological parents were never married, and his mother
did not obtain a legal divorce from her first husband. When Tony was born, the hospital registrar
listed the first husband as the legal father on his birth certificate. Trying to do the right thing,
Mrs. Harjo went to Tony’s school to give notice of a change of address and to put her name on
file as guardian and emergency contact. School officials pointed out that Tony was not legally
related to Mrs. Harjo, and that therefore she had no authority to authorize medical care, or to
enroll Tony in school.
The principal referred Mrs. Harjo to an attorney, where she appealed for help in getting
Tony’s paternity corrected. The attorney advised that the biological father adopt Tony in order to
change the legal parent, but refused to take the case because Tony’s father was incarcerated, and
the likelihood of an adoption by an incarcerated parent was too low. Moreover, the whereabouts
of the legal father are unknown, and thus no relinquishment can be secured. (Garcia, Bain,
Avera, Armenta, 2005)
Tonys grades have dipped to a C average (he typically earns As and Bs) since the death
of his mother. He is on the freshman baseball team, and cites this as one of his favorite
activities, but will be barred from playing should his grades continue to decline. Tony has no
specific academic interests but wants to remain eligible to play baseball. Teachers report that
Tony has always been quiet, but has had difficulty concentrating in school since his mother’s
death two months ago.
Personally, I believe the mental health care system did not handle my clients case really
well so far. There is a lot area which it does not cover. My client did not get all his
benefits from the health care system. Characterizing mental health and mental illness is
not as simple as these definitions might lead one to believe. I believe the mental health
care system could have assisted my client in psychological factors. Even though my
client is taking a good care in his living environment, but his Psychological trauma is
need to be cure.
I believe my client is a part of an at risk population for substance abuse.
Substance abuse is the continued use of alcohol or other drugs (legal or illegal)
in spite of adverse consequences. Since my client is only at the age of 13, with a
Psychological trauma, he is not independent enough to distinguish the goods and bads.
There is a risk of experiencing the substance abuse or misleading by others. As a social
worker, I will teach him the right values, I will be aside him and help him come over it
as far as I can.
Confidentiality is a strongly held social work value, Clients can generally expect
their personal information to stay private. Confidentiality could be a serious issue
in my clients case. I could lead my client into an ethical dilemma if I did not
follow the rule. This could aggravate my Psychological trauma or bring out new
problems. As a social worker, I will not only make promise to my client, but also always
keep in mind the serious consequence which I could cause, in order to keep my personal
values in check.
How would you respond to your client if he is not trust in you, as a social worker?
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