Case studies provide the opportunity to analyze problems and demonstrate your understanding of the concepts in our readings. This project is a collaborative, active learning activity. As you answer and discuss the case, remember to consider a variety of solutions and propose them. Remember, there is typically more than one way to solve a problem. Use your text or other credible, academic resource to support your thoughtful discussion of this case.
Case Study Discussion: This week’s project is based on the material in Chapter 9, Understanding Family Needs, Roles, and Responsibilities. Read the case study titled “Mrs. M” and answer the following questions in your initial post. Continue your participation in this case study discussion by posting throughout the week. You must post at least twice during this discussion, once with your initial post answering the questions and again with at least one response post. To begin discussing in this forum, click the forum title. Then, click Create Thread on the Action Bar to post your initial reply. To reply to a fellow participant, click the title of the initial post, then click Reply. Thank you.
Part I: Read the case “Mrs. M” CaseMrsM.docx CaseMrsM.docx – Alternative Formats
In your initial post, answer the following questions:
How might the relationship between Mr. and Mrs. M. be affected by this situation?
Should the parents tell their surviving child that he had a twin brother? Why or why not?
If you said yes, at what age would it be appropriate to do this?
What roles might the grandparents play in this situation?
What conflicts might result?
What services might be required?
Do you think this experience would bring the parents closer together or drive them apart? Support your answer.
Do you anticipate the parents would consider having another child? Why or why not?
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Chapter 9, Understanding Family Needs, Roles, and Responsibilities
By the end of this chapter, learners will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of family systems and how they have changed over time.
Recognize the demands placed on individuals caring for a family member or a loved one with an illness or disability.
Provide information about resources available to individuals caring for a family member.
Advocate for both clients and their family caregivers.
Recognize caregiver burden and provide information to family members to assist them in dealing with these issues.