Task C – Case studies
Case Study 1
Marcus Thompson, 18, learning disabilities, moving from children’s social care to adult social care, has to decide whether to stay with his family who do too much for him or move into supported housing.
The best way to help Marcus to make an informed choice is to help him find as much information as possible about his options, such as what they are and what the consequences of each option might be in the best and worst scenarios.
It is important not to let Marcus be influenced by my point of view because if ever something wrong happens he can blame me for it, giving my point of view if it is requested may be acceptable but not to the extent that I will encourage him to make a decision based on my views. The whole idea is to promote Marcus independence and right of choice so it is wrong to influence him in a way that He will choose to do what I think rather than He wants.
Case Study 2
Mr Mistry recently discharged from hospital after a serious fall. He wants to remain in his own home but he’s family want him to move into a supported environment.
A thorough risk assessment will help identify any hazards in his own home and the risks involved in any tasks that he or the carers may undertake when in his own home. This way he can consider all the information to make an informed choice regarding his life.
Mr Mistry may choose to take the risk and live alone in his own home because first of all he has the right of choice. He may want to stay in his familiar surroundings, retain his social network of friends and family, he may have pets he does not want to part with. Mr Mistry is obviously anxious to retain his independence and choices where possible and he will have a care manager in social services who can review the situation with him.
Ways of helping Mr Mistry may be helping him to get in touch with an independent advisor, explain the complaints procedures,...