Treatment Plan of Patient - Case Study

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1Running head: TREATMENT PLANProposed Substance Abuse Treatment PlanName of student:Name of university:Author note:
2TREATMENT PLANTable of ContentsIntroduction................................................................................................................................3Level and type of care................................................................................................................3Referrals for related services......................................................................................................5Ethical issue...............................................................................................................................7Diversity issues..........................................................................................................................7Aftercare and relapse prevention...............................................................................................8Conclusion..................................................................................................................................9References................................................................................................................................10
3TREATMENT PLANIntroductionIn psychology, a treatment plan for a patient is the comprehensive set of strategies andtools that are effective in addressing the identifiable strengths of the client, and the deficitsand problems. It is the approach for determining activities and resources as per the needs ofthe client for guiding progress and recovery. The present paper outlines a treatment plan thepatient in the case study named Sue. The plan highlights the services needed for completerecovery of the patient. The paper considers level and type of care, referrals for relatedservices, ethical issues, diversity issues, and, aftercare and relapse prevention.Level and type of careCrisis and urgent care are aimed at providing care to patients suffering from differentissues such as substance abuse so that the specific crisis faced by the client is addressed. Themost common form of the crisis faced by individuals includes danger to self and medicalcrisis. Through crisis care, a personalised stabilised plan is to be implemented so thatrecovery is achieved for the client and chances of a future crisis situation is reduced. Theclient is to be considered for content observation and assessment to gain maximum benefits(McClure et al., 2015). In the present case, Sue faces the crisis of self-harm. While staying asan inmate in jail, she had attempted suicide on one instance by stuffing her nose and throatwith clothing. A cellmate had noticed the condition and called the correctional officers, thatfaced her. Since Sue struggles with suicidal thoughts, it would be suitable to implementcognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as part of the crisis care in accordance to her condition.Research indicates that CBT, through cognitive restructuring, is effective in alleviatingdepression, and this is highly relevant in this case as Sue suffers from stress and depressionowing to the poor quality of life she is leading. The underlying principle of the therapy is thatbringing changes in the way one thinks can be effective in bringing changes in how one feels
4TREATMENT PLAN(Vujanovic et al., 2017). By changing the thought process of Sue, the reduction can bebrought about in the suicidal tendency she exhibits.Taking into consideration the multicomponent nature of the mental health andphysical health issues faced by Sue, it can be recommended that inpatient residentialtreatment would be the appropriate level of care for her. Treatment is to be provided ininpatient sessions that is more common for patients suffering from substance abuse disorder,like Sue. Facilities having broader behavioural health focus would be ideal for Sue within thehospital. Long-term residential treatment with the length of stay of six months would berequired since Sue has been suffering from substance abuse disorder for a ltime. Theinterventiosn provided in the residential care would help Sue change her behaviour in ahighly structured setting (Berlin et al., 2014). Ethical issues governing inpatient care for Sueare to be considered in the care approach. Issues such as informed consent, confidentiality ofpatient and responsible caring are to be resolved throughout the care process (Passetti et al.,2016).The first step in defining the drug treatment plan for Sue would involve stopping herfrom using the illicit substance. This process is termed as detoxification or stabilisation(Galanter et al., 2014). During this process, the client can clear the thought process about theuse of drugs and focus on future treatment plans. The concept is that the client is helped torecognise the adverse impacts of addiction and to subsequently eliminate drug use. A seriesof interventions are to be given to Sue for managing her withdrawal symptoms and acuteintoxication. The process involves three steps- evaluation, stabilisation, and promoting entryinto drug treatment. The evaluation phase would determine the degree of psychologicalcondition faced by Sue. In the stabilisation process, medications are to be prescribed to Suefor helping her quit addiction as she has a history of heavy drug use. Once she is stabilised,
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