Health & Medical Assignment
Social workers are expected to synthesize assessment material into a written, coherent working product for documentation and case planning. Students are expected to conduct an interview with a person outside of class and gather the information in order to create a Bio-Psycho-Social Assessment document. Students are urged to avoid soliciting content that may be too intimate for the interviewee to share (e.g. medical, behavioral health, conflicted relationships, etc.).
A detailed overview of this assignment was presented earlier in the course. Feel free to refer back to that page for additional information:
INSTRUCTIONS: Assignment 2: Bio-Psycho-Social
Once the information is collected, students should compose a document following the outline below. Create this paper over an imaginary interviewed adult that struggle with past trauma, anxiety and depression. Health & Medical Assignment
9 page paper (not including Title page and References)
APA style format
Title page with Student ID
2 references minimum (From Oklahoma)
Identifying information: (this section should be brief – simply give the reader a “snapshot” of who the client is)Age
Race, ethnic identification
Nature of presenting problem: (In the first sentence state succinctly what the presenting problem is; then continue describing the details of the problem.)History
Exceptions to the problem
Other problems which contribute to the presenting problem
Roles & adjustment to roles
Client strengths & resources: Identify assets possessed by the client that could assist them in resolving problems (think strengths-based perspectives; Saleeby, 1992). Health & Medical Assignment
Interpretive Summary: Student’s impressions/hypothesis re: the problem based on the data(This is where you synthesize or put all of the information together for your analysis—not simply regurgitate the facts. Look for themes, underlying issues, explanations, etc. Critical thinking is important here!)
Treatment goals and objectives: Develop 1-2 goals that are consistent with your interpretation of the problem. For each goal, develop 3-4 objectives that utilize practices from evidence-based practices and are shown to be effective through research.
Rationale for treatment objectives: Explain to the reader why you are using your chosen objectives to meet treatment goals. This section should include citations of research to support the effectiveness of your developed treatment plan. Culture and context of the client should also be discussed as a way to ensure that these objectives are effective for your identified client.
Evaluation: Identify a method of evaluating the effectiveness of your treatment plan and intervention throughout treatment. This section should include plans for evaluation during and at the end of treatment.
Self-reflection: Briefly describe what you believe to be the strengths and weaknesses of your assessment skills. This should include professional demeanor, rapport building, insight, flexibility, judgment, etc. Also address any ethical issues that arose or could potentially arise in this case (i.e. personal biases, boundaries, etc.) Health & Medical Assignment