Support for caregivers is important and is best done through a pathway. An important phase in which counseling is the phase of monitoring the process in which various actions can be taken. Let's look how monitoring can take place within a pathway for caregivers.
The actions included in such guidance, can be manifold. An action may simply involve a referral or giving information on a particular subject, but it can also be a whole procedure whereby the therapist is acting to protect the interests of the caregiver. The most common types of actions are: targeted referrals, services, mediating, defending interests, guide, inform, advise, research work, reflection.
The shape of these actions can also be quite varied: writing letters, making phone calls, conversations with clients, internal and / or external consultations, and so on. We look at some of these actions in any detail.
When directed to refer concerns by references to a particular service that can address a very specific question of the caregiver. To avoid the caregiver his story needs to completely re-do itself and the need to contact service, the rescuer can do so in his place. So the social worker will if necessary contact the service transmits the information necessary for the service to get started and make the first appointment for the caregiver. The information transmitted here is subject to the shared professional secrecy, and should, therefore, by the new service to be treated as such. Therefore it is very important to advance everything well talk to the caregiver.
Providing services all actions are those that have to do with filling out documents for the caregiver and the care recipient. Services can also write a letter or the possible submission of an application for which the necessary steps have already been put. These actions are part of the daily task of a social worker and will therefore in the context of supporting carers make up a large part of the work.
Mediate will happen when there is a conflict somewhere between the caregiver and the other one or another body where he wanted to achieve something. This can happen because there are certain things for carers were not really clear. In that case, the social worker acts as intermediary between that authority, agency or professional to seek a way out of the current conflict. The social worker is in such cases on the part of the caregiver, but also to that of the counterparty. In other words, he takes a neutral position and try to understand both points of view in order to clear the misunderstanding that arose from the track and restore back the relationship.
For the caregiver to assist as much as possible the social worker will spend a lot of time to support conversations about the feelings of the caregiver. Not infrequently guidance is almost equated exclusively with actions that ensure that concrete assistance offered. Often, however, people need a listening ear, a sounding board to clarify their own questions and doubts. The caregiver guide through support conversations in the search for solutions lit his job and broadens its capacity.
Provide information on various subjects will strengthen the knowledge and skills of the caregiver. Knowledge about a disease or over the course of a restoration gives more empathy and caregiver provides the opportunity to prepare for what is to come. It is therefore essential to ensure that the caregiver time and got the correct information is obtained so that he can prepare himself and his task can perform better. Often this will also raise new questions, but then the social worker can then respond by seeking additional information or possibly to organize a consultation with the doctor or service that the caregiver can help.
Giving advice often coincides with guidance. Yet accompany more than just give advice and advice given above all in view of possible problems that will arise in the future. The approach is as much as possible preventively. A timely advice can indeed prevent stress and strain on the caregiver. It is proactive work. Advance to discuss things caregivers can avoid crises or difficulties. He has prepared and know what to expect. Advice giving is more than just telling what the caregiver is supposed to do. It is in conjunction with the caregiver explore the various options and discuss the possible consequences. The carer is and during the entire process remains a full partner to decide on how to fill his position.
Both giving advice as to inform the caregiver goes quite some research beforehand. The social worker can not be deemed to have a complete knowledge about any subject. Therefore, there creeps a lot of time in research work, but then the social worker should therefore be able to take, he is to perform his duties. Looking Work will often be accompanied by consultation with colleagues ?? s or experts, and this is very time consuming but also useful. Consultation with others, after all, offers new insights and thus more opportunities.
Reflection is a constant in the work of the social worker and will be an important aspect in guiding caregivers. Reflection happens here on two levels, in particular at the level of the social worker himself, and at the level of the work process or in other words the relationship caregiver ?? rescuer. Reflection is best done under supervision which the rescuer is assisted by an expert and thus get a new perspective on the situation. It should almost be a natural reflex of the social worker to draw his own work and the working relationship with the client on time and was in demand.
Advocacy is a fundamental part of the role of the social worker and thus also part of the counseling of caregivers. Advocacy is also different from mediation because rescuer here certainly on the side of the client is not ?? such as mediation ?? acting as a neutral person.
Monitoring of carers during a counseling