Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper based on your selected case study.
Include the following in your paper:
- A brief description of the selected case
- A description of the concept of helping clients during the case management process
- The best intervention practices when working with clients and how this can have a positive effect on a client’s behavioral patterns
- The concept of helping and intervention practices that should be used in this case
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
The Case of Duane
Duane is currently on probation for voyeurism and indecent
exposure. Yes, he has been arrested and convicted of both. The community
supervision department has decided to send him to your office for mental health
services. From the records given to you, it is obvious that Duane also suffers
from dementia. Duane’s records note a gradual onset and continuing cognitive
decline over the past few years. He is also 64 years old and has numerous
respiratory health problems related to heavy smoking. He has been diagnosed with
dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, with early onset.
Duane has been exhibiting bizarre behavior, including
uncontrollable and unpredictable bursts of cursing and screaming, petty
shoplifting in retail stores, and a concurring total loss of memory of the
incidents. He is beginning to demonstrate problems with spatial perception and
has injured himself numerous times while in his own home. Duane has two
daughters Jenny (age 28) and Tina (age 25), both of whom refuse to talk with
him. He has exposed himself to one of his granddaughters (Jenny’s five-year-old
daughter), and he was caught spying on Tina when she was in bed with her
husband. Both Jenny and Tina have had strained relationships with their father
in the past and left home early. Incidentally, Duane is a widower and was retired
early from the chemical plant that he had worked at. Duane is often morose and
sullen and has actually brought up doing something “crazy.” One of his friends
told a senior-care worker that Duane has thought about “going out with a bang”
and described notions that he had been considering (i.e., committing bank
robbery, a mass shooting, bombing some popular cite, etc.). Duane alludes to these
possibilities as if they were a joke. You are not so sure.
You will be seeing Duane later this afternoon. It is not
really clear-cut if anything can, in fact, be done to “fix” these problems.
What do you do?