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Jan 23rd, 2015
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Human services do not offer a one-size-fits-all approach. Determining what type of help to provide depends on a client's individual needs. In some cases, the client may need medical treatment rather than social or emotional intervention. In other cases, the reverse is true. And in many cases, a combination of both is needed.

The three primary models of human services delivery—medical, public health, and human services—delineate these treatments. A patient with bipolar disorder, for instance, might best be treated under the medical model by taking an antipsychotic drug. On the other hand, a single teenage mother who has no health problems but is struggling to afford shelter and food might be treated under the human services model with the help of a social worker who can help her find employment and day care services for her child. Furthermore, AIDS workers in Africa might utilize the public health model, combining both medical treatment and social intervention, giving medicine to victims of the disease and teaching prevention practices to help stop the spread of HIV. In some cases, a human services professional may need to apply more than one delivery model. The model, or combination of models, that a professional uses is based on the client's specific situation.

  • Review the article, "A Science of Connectedness." Stanga K.pdf
  • Consider which model or models of human services delivery might be utilized in effectively organizing health care via the "holarchy" of health care that is discussed.
  • Select two models of human services delivery (medical, public health, or human services) discussed in the readings to use for this Application. This may be based on which models resonate most with you, or which models are most applicable to the domain in which you would like to work.
  • Think about the characteristics of each model that you selected and how both could be integrated in real-world situations.

2–3 pages in APA format

  • Describe, in your own words, the two models of human services delivery you selected and why you chose each.
  • Then explain how the two models might be integrated in practice. Be specific and use examples to support your explanation.

WHAT I HAVE COME UP WITH- These are my words and can be put in the paper word for word

The Human Service Model focuses on providing services, such as assistance with housing, anger management, medication management, mental health/substance abuse treatment, and employment assistance, to clients within the context of their environment.

I choose this model because I am familiar with this model’s characteristics. I use this model consistently in my professional position. I work with clients who are homeless, indigent, and suffer from menatl, emotional and substance abuse issues, who require me to practice the Human Service Model.

The Medical Model- treats clients individually for a diseases and illnesses using a symptom-diagnosis-treatment-cure system, and is the oldest treatment model.

I choose this model because similar to my first choice I am familiar with the practices of this model.  Most of my clients suffer from mental health illnesses such as PTSD, Schizophrenia, ADHD, or some type of Bipolar Disorder or Depression. With each of the clients battling one or multiple mental health issue they are prescribed Psychiatric prescriptions. It is my job to become familiar with each diagnosis, drug information, discuss the benefits and encourage clients to take them as prescribed, observe for side effects and behavior changes from the drugs either being too high in dosage or not at a therapeutic level, and able to answer any questions the clients may have about the medication because most often they don’t feel comfortable asking the prescribing doctor due to intimidation of a authority figure and not wanting to be classified uneducated.

The two models are integrated in practice because they both focus on treating the individual.

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