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Expected and Unexpected Life Events | Report

   

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Supporting Significant LifeEvents

Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................3TASK 1.................................................................................................................................................31.1 Impact of significant life event.............................................................................................31.2 Analyses of group responses.................................................................................................31.3 Impact for others in health and social care when an individual experiences significant life event............................................................................................................................................4TASK 2.................................................................................................................................................52.1 Evaluation of organisational policies and procedures...........................................................52.2 Social network support to Richard and Sophie.....................................................................52.3 Support of external sources...................................................................................................6TASK 3.................................................................................................................................................73.1 Analyses of organisational responses to support Sophie and Richard..................................73.2 Reflection on owns personal contribution.............................................................................73.3 Recommendation for improving support .............................................................................8CONCLUSION....................................................................................................................................9REFERENCES...................................................................................................................................10

INTRODUCTIONLife events are the significant turning points on an individual’s life. Major life events arebirth, death, marriage, child birth, divorce, loss of job, loss of mental health, and etc. The reportstudies how individuals are effected by expected and unexpected life events. The major change thatis brought by these life changes affects the interpersonal relationship of the individual. Richard inthe case study is facing and transactional life events due to his alcohol addiction. He was sent to arehab centre to get sober (Madge and et.al., 2011). This unexpected life event is said to havechanged Richard and his family’s life. The research shows how health and social care servicescontribute to maintenance of confidence for the person undergoing stress and trauma. TASK 11.1 Impact of significant life eventA significant life event is a particular event that occurs in a human life, which brings inchange in the life of the individual. It can be an event of occurrence which may have occur due to again or loss. Significant life event changes life of the individual to an extent that a person's life isnever the same (Litvinov, Kotowycz and Wassmann, 2009). Life events that occur in a personlifespan are like death, birth, retirement, marriage, pregnancy, rape, victim of a crime, disease,demotion etc.Life events have both negative and positive affects on the individual. For example, a personsuffering from cancer suddenly dies, she was the sole earner of her family as she was abandoned byher husband years back. Her two kids are now left alone to tackle with issue and complexity of lifewithout their mother. This life event changed both boys life forever. They now have to earn andstudy simultaneously. They cannot live their life like they were living when their mother was alive.Another example can be when someone is getting married. In this case the groom is happy to findhis soul mate but the bride is happy as well as sad of the fact that she will have to move away fromher family. In context of the case study, it can be said that Richard's alcohol addiction changed hisfamilies life forever. His family had to bear the pressure to deal with a alcoholic person amidstthem. Sophie had to take a hard decision to send Richard to a rehab facility (Karg, Burmeister,Shedden and Sen, 2011). She was left alone to perform the responsibilities of bread earner thatRichard use to do. Her children faced a negative impact of this situations which mentally disturbthem. Richard lost his friends due his addiction habit and disgruntled behaviour. Both Richard andSophie faced mental trauma due to this event in their life.1.2 Analyses of group responsesIn Richard and Sophie's case their friends and peers were miffed by this habit. They wouldconstantly insult and criticize Richard for becoming a terrible person. It was also true that Richard

would not do anything of this sort if he was not under the influence of alcohol. He would getfrustrated and dissatisfied from work, due to peer pressure. At this moment the alcohol addictiveperson demands support and treatment instead Richard was receiving isolation in the workplace(Reich, Lesur and Perdrizet-Chevallier, 2008). This further added to the addiction and created theproblem more worse. His friends and family members lost trust and empathy towards him. Sophieon the other hand had to hide every possible alcohol source that could worsen the situation. Shewould constantly shout and get angry as she was facing risk of losing her husband and theirmarriage. Many co-workers refused to work with Richard due to his discontented and violentbehaviour toward them. This resulted in constant fighting and complaining. The managementeventually issued warning towards to Richard to either quit job or to get help. Cognitive behavioural approach helps the alcohol addictive person to replace misleadingbehaviour and introduces concept of rational thinking. The group members in the rehab centreforce the person to promote learning and importance of alcohol free life. This facility helps incollaborating efforts of the alcoholic in solving the problems faced by him/her. This approach helpsthe addictive to enhances and develop skill possessed by him/her (Shonkoff, Boyce and McEwen,2009). Group formation in rehab is developed to create interventions for the person addicted withalcohol. Psychodynamic approach helps the individual to bring in major changes in life of theperson suffering from heavy alcohol problem. This approach lets the individual understand as towhat triggers habit of drinking in him/her. Groups in psychodynamic approach use varioushomogeneous characters such as anger management, anxiety or unemployment.1.3 Impact for others in health and social care when an individual experiences significant life event.Health and social care workers like John ad Tim are affected by the rising cases of addictionby individuals. The government is spending loads of money to support the groups designed to helpalcohol addictive people. Government has provided rehabilitation services to the families affectedby the member who is undergoing treatment in rehab centres. Free medicines and treatment servicesare provided by the government to help the victims to get sober (Harrison and Vannest, 2008). Dueto rise in number of cases of alcohol addiction there is a huge demand of ambulance and emergencyservices. This demand disrupts the flow of medical facility specifically for accident victims. An alcohol addictive person is deemed to be of unsound mind under the influence ofalcohol. There are greater risks faced by the social worker who provide treatment and care facilityto the service user. John as stated by the case study saw a sign of relief on the day of Richard'ssuspension from the rehab centre. He was relieved that now he would not have to face tantrums andanxiety issues anymore. As a health care worker he was in a typical situation where he was gettingmistreated toward the help provided by him. Health care worker hesitate to work with alcoholaddictive person as in many cases they abuse and get violent with the worker (Amital and et.al.,

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