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Requirements and Guidelines
Please read the case below and construct a 3-5-page paper responding to the below 5 questions. Please note that all work must be following APA 7th edition format. It is expected that you will include at least 2 references from the course material (book chapter and a journal article for example) and at least 2 outside peer reviewed journals to support your response. Please adhere to the academic integrity policy of the university and the expectations on avoiding plagiarism. Work must be submitted in Word document with an APA 7th ed cover page and a reference page.
Please review the case below and answer the following questions. Review the Directions and Grading Criteria table below. To adequately answer each question you will need to integrate the requirements in the description in that table.
Apply the Reamer model and analyze the case resolving the ethical dilemma presented.
Which values were in conflict?
What were the legal issues that you may have thought about?
In what way do you believe this case represent some of the issues we face in practice?
Self-reflect on how you would approach this case as a social worker in the day care?
Mr. Jenkins is an 81 years old White male. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 7 years ago. He is currently residing in his home but attend a day care center for individuals with his condition. His attendance increased over time and currently he is attending there more than 5 days a week. According to the staff and the healthcare workers at the day care he is doing well and is well integrated. Some months ago, his condition worsen and he is unable to communicate verbally and capacity for decision making is limited due to memory loss. Much of his daily living activities such as eating or bathing has been impacted by his condition. His wife of 50 years attends to him with the assistance of their family and a case worker. Few weeks ago, in a routine medical visit they found Cancer. The wife and the children decided not to pursue treatment to prolong his life. The daughter informed the staff at the day care and also mentioned to them that incase of a heart attack, no medical provider should be called. Since there is no advance directive pertaining to his wished, the staff informed the daughter that it will be difficult to follow her wishes. The family argued that prior to his condition, Mr. Jenkins stated to them that he does not wish any life prolonging treatment and assistance. The staff members are fearful of lawsuits and professional ethic violations that may occur at the facility due to the issue the daughter presented.