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This is really interesting and I can see how important this is to a social worker. In the introduction, the thesis comes across more as informational than argumentative, though, so going forward, that’s certainly one area you want to focus on. Remember you’re supposed to be arguing for or against something, and this argument needs to be clear in the thesis. The introduction also needs more development, though I suspect that will come once you determine what, exactly, your argument is.
For your first body paragraph, we also need more development. Mostly, we need more of what youhave to say/argue. You have a long quote (which isn’t formatted properly), and one sentence that is yours. Instead, we should have a strong topic sentence that supports the thesis, your claim/argument/ideas, and then the support from the quote. The same goes for other body paragraphs.
The conclusion sounds well, though there is room for more development. There are some grammatical and citation errors.
Finally, remember to include a works cited in the final draft.
“Bereavement Care and Social Work”
Working with the families of deceased loved ones is a very important aspect of social work. Sometimes the death of a loved one is very sudden and unexpected leaving the family with questions and frustrations. It is important for the social worker to have a very clear understanding of the process of grieving and how to best help and work with the friends and loved ones of the deceased people
As a social worker it is key to know the steps of the generalist intervention model, “engagement where the social worker builds rapport with the client, assessment where the worker assess the client’s needs, planning where the social worker lays out the plan to help the client, implementation where the social worker helps the client work through the plan, evolution where the social worker asses how well the plan is working, termination where the social worker helps the client resolve any emotional reactions, and follow up where the social worker makes sure that the client is getting all of their needs met and refers the client to other services they may needs” (Kirst-Ashman, 2009). Having a good understanding of the generalist intervention models’ steps is the best way for a social worker to help a client.
Bereavement is defined as “a period of mourning after a loss, particularly after the demise of a loved one” (Becker, 2014). The social worker must have a good understanding of the competencies that are necessary to work with the family of the deceased loved one. Grief is the process of responding to a loss. According to skills competencies checklist 2015, “supporting clients and families who experience grief consists of helping them understand emotions and behaviors commonly experienced during grief and providing supportive interventions” (Therivel, 2015).
The social worker should express interest in discussing the client and family’s loss and offers them an opportunity to speak and feel heard by the social worker. According to Theirvel, “the social worker should use a combination of direct and open-ended questions to identify short-term goals, the need for assistance if clients are providing care to loved one, and other support needs, the social worker should use direct questions to identify coping strategies, personal needs, and spiritual resources, provide individual supportive grief therapy if indicated using the social workers grief model of choice that best fits the client’s needs, the social worker could also provide or refer the client or family to group therapy that will likely be time limited and targeted towards a specific type of loss, the social worker should be able to recognizes complicated grief or risk factors for complicated grief” (Theirvel, 2015).
The post-procedural responsibilities of the social worker would be to, “document assessment findings, interventions performed, and client’s response to interventions in the client’s record according to facility guidelines. Reinforce client education, including that after receiving grief support clients and family members should find comfort in relationships with others, express grief as a response to loss according to their individual comfort levels and cultural and religious influences, recognize and utilize effective coping strategies, and begin to set goals and return to prior routines” (Theirvel, 2015). The best thing a social worker can do for their clients is to ensure that the client and/or family have all referrals or resources needed for returning to the community.
In this client system, the social worker would be working in the mezzo is of practice with the close friends and families of the deceased loved one to help them understand the grieving process. In the mezzo level of social work, the social worker will work with different clients from medium-sized to small schools, businesses, neighborhoods and local associations, and other undersized gatherings. Working in the mezzo practice of bereavement has been used in some high schools when a student passes away in a sudden accident, the school then calls in extra counselors to speak with the student and help them sort out their grief.