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Ethics and Theories for Social Work

Giovanni has been hospitalized for the past two months and during the entire period he has persistently demonstrated an irritable and uncooperative behavior towards the hospital medical staff and insisting that he is fine and should be allowed to go home. His wife Mrs. Isabel Ramos has been visiting him daily at the rehabilitation center, but Giovanni has also been abusive towards her. The initial assessment would believe the stroke has affected Giovanni since he has developed some aggressive behavior that makes him difficult and at the same time uncooperative to his recovery process. Isabel is concerned with the situation and fears that she might not be in a position to efficiently care for her husband once he is discharged from the hospital.Social work in a hospital environment can be very beneficial and a natural ingredient for social work ethics, values, and skills. The social workers play a significant role in the direct intervention, and provision of indirect aid to the medical staff in comprehending the underlying reactions and behaviors of patients or clients and thus enabling them to respond professionally from a social work perspective.In the scenario of Giovanni Ramos, a social worker can provide crucial knowledge concerning human behavior, which can facilitate the comprehension and empathy that can lead to the making of more effective solutions to the challenges and problems faced when handling clients with illnesses. The social workers model can be imperative in this scenario to provide assistance to the rehabilitation staff by helping them to avoid making decisions or formulating solutions by enabling them to switch from the fix-it mode to the utilization of active listening skills to explore better and effective solutions for the client (Hill, R. 2005).It is imperative to note that people who suffer from stroke often can develop aggressive behavior resulting from the distress of the condition or brain damage suffered (Kilcullen, 2012).

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