RE: Discussion - Week 10
An insight that I gained from reading your post is that we are not the decision
makers in the process of being a change agent and a social worker. We are the
facilitator of resources that enable us to empower our clients to be able to
make sound, educated decisions based on the education and resources that we
provide (Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2015). We should refrain from taking control of
the situation and let our clients make decisions, but we can help them along
the way in order to help them make the best decision. Like the case that I
referenced with Debra (Plummer, Markis, & Brocksen, 2014) it would be tough
for me to know that she goes back to her husband, based on the circumstances
of the case, if he did not get help and demonstrate that he would change and
understand that it is not right to beat his wife, but that is a decision that Debra
has to make and I should accept her decision and continue to help her with
resources and choices.
Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H. (2015).
Understanding generalist practice
. Boston, MA: Cengage
Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen S. M.
Social work case studies:
Foundation year. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital