Critical Incident Observation

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This essay analyses the effectiveness of my preparation for the unannounced visit, communication with J, his family and how this interaction was influenced by aspects of power and identity. From this I will be able to analyse strengths in my work and identify aspects of the incident where I could have tried other approaches to achieve a successful outcome. In Previous reflection on practice, I have found myself questioning statutory social work’s integrity as an emancipatory process when it also represents an arm of state control, as described by Lymbery and Postle (2010). In terms of my learning, the critical incident encounter described has given me a chance to explore this issue in more depth. No Secrets (DOH,2009) states a vulnerable adult is one who is…show more content…
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