Assessment: Responsibility to Linda

Pages: 2 (729 words)  ·  Bibliography Sources: 0  ·  File: .docx  ·  Level: Master's  ·  Topic: Medicine

Buy full Download Microsoft Word File paper
for $19.77

¶ … responsibility to Linda is to provide her with the information she needs to make her own decisions. As her case worker, I cannot tell her what to do, but I can use this opportunity to build her internal motivation to make the right lifestyle changes. As such, I need to ensure that I provide her with a compelling argument that draws links between her behaviors and her current health problems. The approach I want to take is supportive and information -- she has already been told what to do and is not motivated to follow those instructions, so my role here is to address her sense of motivation and perhaps help her to implement structure in her life that will allow her to follow the path set out by the physician.

While Linda is aware that she has diabetes, she has refused all treatment. I do not want to focus on her past refusals for treatment, but rather to focus on helping her understand how she can solve the problems that she currently faces. I will explain to her that her lack of treatment has led to high blood sugar levels and the pain that she is currently experiencing. I will also explain that such pains are going to become more common and more intense if she continues to refuse treatment. The pain has motivated her to seek help from me now, so hopefully the pain will continue to serve as a motivator for Linda to begin treatment.

One of the biggest challenges that Linda will face is that if she begins treatment, her pain will subside. This could reduce her motivation and she may slide back to her old behaviors. To address this, I will need to make sure that she is comfortable coming back to me if the pain comes back. I want her to know that I am always available to help, because I believe that there is a high risk that Linda will stop her treatment once she starts to feel better. Linda may not be able to draw the connection clearly between preventative medicine and a lack of symptoms.

While I can see that there is a… [END OF PREVIEW]

Two Ordering Options:

Which Option Should I Choose?
1.  Buy full paper (2 pages)Download Microsoft Word File

Download the perfectly formatted MS Word file!

- or -

2.  Write a NEW paper for me!✍🏻

We'll follow your exact instructions, guaranteed!
Chat with the writer 24/7.

Linda Villarosa Addresses the Issue of Affirmative Term Paper

Slow by Daniel Kahneman Answering an Easier Term Paper

Recruiting and Selection Process for Personnel in a School District Term Paper

Parole Board Robert, the Chair Case Study

Overcoming Ethical Challenges in the Workplace Case Study

View 205 other related papers  >>

Cite This Assessment:

APA Format

Responsibility to Linda.  (2011, March 9).  Retrieved December 9, 2019, from

MLA Format

"Responsibility to Linda."  9 March 2011.  Web.  9 December 2019. <>.

Chicago Format

"Responsibility to Linda."  March 9, 2011.  Accessed December 9, 2019.