re socw6530 response to 3 students wk7

Due 10/10/2019 by 7 PM EST

Respond to the blog posts of three colleagues in one or more of the following ways(BE detailed in response to fully highlight your level of critical thinking and understanding of the topic. Please include your agency in your references when referring to policies and/or procedures. Expand your feedback to colleagues to demonstrate your expertise as a consultant on the topic) Use 2 APA references

1. Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.

2. Make a suggestion to your colleague’s post.

Response to Shaquille

An explanation of how you have addressed evaluation or how you might address evaluation in your field education experience

During a hospice evaluation, a hospice representative will help the family determine whether the loved one qualifies for hospice care and will begin collecting information to help the hospice care team provide the best care for your loved one. During this time the families have the opportunity to evaluate the hospice provider and ask any questions they might have about the services, insurance and more. The evaluation process with LifePath is free, and there is no obligation to sign up with the hospice care provider at the end.

The hospice care representative via phone will first ask for some vital information, such as the loved one’s full name, address, and contact information for their medical referral. During this process it is needed to provide the loved one’s Medicare information, Social Security number, and the name of their physician. Next, the representative will ask where the loved one is currently living (in a hospital, at home, nursing facility etc.) and set up an appointment to meet with the nurse, family and loved one in person to continue discussing care options.

During this meeting, the family and nurse can begin making a plan for your loved one’s care. Direct feedback from the front lines of service proposes models of practice and evidence-based practice (EBP) for implementation in best delivery of practice (Wharton & Bolland, 2012). The hospice nurse will ask about their diagnosis, symptoms, discomfort, current medications, and health history to better understand their concerns and how the hospice team can help. This information is used to determine if they are eligible for hospice care and, if they are, to begin creating a customized care plan that properly addresses their needs.

If family choose to sign up with the hospice care provider by selection, they would be asked to sign the necessary paperwork to establish care. Families can end hospice services at any time by signing more paperwork and choose a new provider if necessary, or discontinue hospice care entirely if your loved one’s condition improves

References

Chapter Health System. (2018). LifePath Hospice. Retrieved October 9, 2019, 2019 from: https://www.chaptershealth.org/services-chapters-h…

Wharton, T. C., & Bolland, K. A. (2012). Practitioner perspectives of evidence-based practice. Families in Society, 93(3), 157–164. Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

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Response to Charmaine

An explanation of how you have addressed evaluation or how you might address evaluation in your field education experience

Evaluation helps build the knowledge base of the social work practice (Unrau, Grinnell, & Gabor, 2007), identify the effectiveness of an intervention, and determines how organizations are funded, just to name a few. Organizations must be able to provide solid reasons for practices and interventions which can be done through evaluations.

According to Wharton and Bolland (2012), “Social work practitioners determine when and how to use evidence in their practice” (pp.1). At ChildNet evaluation is addressed on an ongoing base. We evaluate the client’s needs during assessments, we evaluate the quality and effectiveness of interventions by reviewing treatment plans and outcomes. Furthermore, as an intern with the agency, I am evaluated on my knowledge of the agency and my ability to collaborate with the agency’s stakeholders.

Reference

Unrau, Y. A., Grinnell, R. M., & Gabor, P. (2007). Evaluation in Social Work : The Art and Science of Practice (Vol. 4th ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from https://search-ebscohost-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.or…

Wharton, T. C., & Bolland, K. A. (2012). Practitioner perspectives of evidence-based practice. Families in Society, 93(3), 157–164.

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Response to Marissa

Explanation of how you have addressed evaluation or how you might address evaluation in your field education experience

Evaluation is a large part of the work social workers do. Social workers can use evaluation in a variety of ways. They can evaluate their clients to determine progress they are making. This takes place in my field education experience. Every two months, we evaluate each client’s progress (KARC, 2019). During this process, we look at the current goals and objectives and determine if they have accomplished them or if they need to be changed. This evaluation allows the social worker to pinpoint how much progress the client has made and from there, they can determine how much longer they need in the program (KARC, 2019). Another way the evaluation is used in my field education experience is when we, as an agency, evaluate ourselves and the services we provide. This is done independently when we look at how our work is impacting the lives of the clients we work with. However, it is also done collectively during staff meetings. At this time, we will evaluate our programs and look at success rates (KARC, 2019). We will examine how many clients we currently have and how those numbers are changed. This evaluation teaches the agency, as a whole, what changes need to be made in order to improve our programs and better support clients. These evaluations also connect us with other agencies and give them information to base their referrals off of (Laureate Education, 2013). The evaluation process gives information to stakeholders, regarding the successes and weaknesses of our agency.

References

KARC. (2019). Retrieved from kennedyaddictionrecoverycenter.com

Laureate Education (Producer). (2013c). Evaluation [Audio file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu

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