Essentials of Social Work

“Essentials of Social Work”  Please respond to the following:

Per the text, the six (6) main roles of social workers in the long-term care setting are as follows: informational, case manager, coordination, enabler, intervention, and advocacy. Select two (2) of the listed roles and compare and contrast the main responsibilities associated with them.

Each of these roles contributes something significant fot the patient’s care, they are all closely related but in many ways are also different the two roles that I will be discussing is the role of the case manager and advocacy.

Case manager: the social worker generally coordinates external resources to meet the total care needs of each patient. The main role of the case manager is to make sure the patient is well-taken care of and has everything they need.

Advocacy: the advocate role is to take on the responsibilities of the patient’s right. The social worker also monitors the enforcement of patient rights in the facility and educates the staff on the meaning and importance of patient rights.

Both roles in comparison focus of the health, concerns, and wellbeing of the patient through the care and, but they contrast in the delivery of what the patient needs.

Determine which of the six (6) roles is best suited overall for working directly with residents and their families, and which is best suited for working with the administration. Support your selections

As I am entering my career path, I feel that case management is best suitable because it focuses on all aspect that the patient needs, and it is useful for the family when they need information that they can’t always get from the physicians.