Understand the role of the health and social care professional in
supporting transition and change.
P3: explain the role of one health and social care professional in supporting individuals who are experiencing transition and change.
In this assignment, I am going to explain the role of one health and social care professional in supporting individuals who are experiencing transition and change in their lives, and discuss how three types of support may be used by them to work with individuals experiencing transition and change.
To be able to support patients who are experiencing changes or in transition, the professional will need certain skills and knowledge that will make it easy for them to create a basis for psychological stability and reduce anxieties/stress that the individual may feel.
Social workers would be professionals suitable to accomplish the task, as they advocate for the most vulnerable individuals in society, or those people identified by them or third parties in the community, as having problems requiring extra support and services. They work in a variety of settings, such as service user’s homes or schools, hospitals, voluntary and public sector organisations. Their work has to comply with a framework of relevant legislation and procedures. They must be emotionally mature, responsible, objective, and sensitive to people’s problems whilst being mindful of their cultural and diversity issues. Furthermore, they must be able to work independently, under pressure and maintain good working relationships with clients and co – workers, as most of their work relates to people in crisis. For example they work with the following groups:
● People with mental health conditions or recently discharged from mental health institute;
● Families in crisis, for example, school non-attenders and protecting children suffering from emotional and physical abuse;
● Drug and alcohol abusers;
● People with learning and physical disabilities;