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Running Head:PATTI'S GIRLS1Decision Case Analysis:Patti's GirlsFrieda Freeman-CooperThe University of Oklahoma
Running Head:PATTI'S GIRLS2Decision Case Analysis:Patty's GirlsProblem StatementPatty is faced with the dilemma of deciding what is in the best interest of the girls.Deciding if the previously signed consent form is still valid and if this allows her to continueacting on behalf of the girls.Patty is in conflict with what her supervisor is telling her to dobecause she believes they do not have consent since Mabel has died (Bennett, Gray, & Wolfer,n.d., Chapter 22).Contextual AnalysisBecause of the possible dual relationships that Patty created with the Dawkins family, sheis being challenged to make professional judgements as a social worker.Patty is letting herfeelings that she has developed for this family get in the way of sound thinking and may havedeveloped an attachment to the girls.Because of Patty’s family history of death, she may befeeling responsible for the death of the girls’ mother and thus is wanting to make sure thechildren are being taken care of.Unfortunately for Patty, Mabel’s mother is not keen on the ideaof letting Patty visit with the girls.She informed Patty that she consulted with her Minister inthe community and he brought them reassurance.Patty is having trouble accepting this and stilldesires to see the girls.While working in her practicum setting, Patty became involved in a dual relationshipwith her client’s mother.She spent time with her and often counseled her about things going on

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