Assignment: Spirituality and Social Work Practice 6210 Week 9
Because it may be a significant part of a client’s social environment, spirituality plays a vital role in your understanding of the client, their needs, and potential treatment. Consider this example: A social worker recognizes a client’s strong Baptist faith; the social worker then facilitates services through the Baptist Church so as to build on an already established connection.
Being culturally sensitive by respecting your clients’ spirituality and religious traditions is an important professional competence. Applying your spiritual awareness to a specific client case, however, may require even greater skill. In this Assignment, you consider how you might address a client’s crisis that includes a spiritual or religious component.
- Access the Social Work Case Studies media in the Learning Resources and explore the case of Najeeb.
By Day 02/28/2022
Submit a 3- to 4-page paper analyzing the case and applying your perspective on spirituality. Be sure to address the following:
- As a social worker, would you include spirituality and religion in your initial assessment of Najeeb? Why or why not?
- What strategies might you use to ensure that your personal values would not influence your practice with Najeeb? How would these strategies support ethical practice?
- How would you address the crisis that Najeeb is experiencing?
Use the Learning Resources to support your analysis. Make sure to provide APA citations and a reference list.
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Zastrow, C. H., Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hessenauer, S. L. (2019). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (11th ed.). Cengage Learning.
· Chapter 3, “Spotlight on Diversity: Relate Human Diversity to Psychological Theories” (pp. 112–114)
· Chapter 7, Sections “Review Fowler’s Theory of Faith Development,” “Critical Thinking: Evaluation of Fowler’s Theory,” and “Social Work Practice and Empowerment Through Spiritual Development” (pp. 339–342)
· Chapter 15, “Highlight 15.2: “Celebration of Life Funerals” (pp. 694–696)
Limb, G. E., Hodge, D. R., Ward, K., Ferrell, A., & Alboroto, R. (2018). Developing cultural competence with LDS clients: Utilizing spiritual genograms in social work practice. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 37(2), 166–181. https://doi.org/10.1080/15426432.2018.1448033
Oxhandler, H. K., Polson, E. C., & Achenbaum, W. A. (2018). The religiosity and spiritual beliefs and practices of clinical social workers: A national survey. Social Work, 63(1), 47–56. https://doi.org/10.1093/SW/SWX055
Pomeroy, E. C., Hai, A. H., & Cole, A. H., Jr. (2021). Social work practitioners’ educational needs in developing spiritual competency in end-of-life care and grief. Journal of Social Work Education, 57(2), 264–286. https://doi.org/10.1080/10437797.2019.1670306
Roh, S., Burnette, C. E., & Lee, Y.-S. (2018). Prayer and faith: Spiritual coping among American Indian women cancer survivors. Health and Social Work, 43(3), 185–192. https://doi.org/10.1093/hsw/hly015
Submit a 3- to 4-page paper analyzing the case and applying your perspective on spirituality. Be sure to address the following: As a social worker, would you include spirituality and religion in your initial assessment of Najeeb? Why or why not?
15.75 (22.5%) – 17.5 (25%)
Response meets expectations and exceeds by synthesizing evidence from two or more scholarly sources to justify the position.
What strategies might you use to ensure that your personal values would not influence your practice with Najeeb? How would these strategies support ethical practice? 18.9 (27%) – 21 (30%)
Response meets expectations and exceeds by describing three or more strategies and/or clearly connecting each strategy to the Code of Ethics. Explanation draws on details and examples from the Learning Resources, peer-reviewed research, or other relevant sources. Two or more scholarly resources are used to support the response.
How would you address the crisis that Najeeb is experiencing?
18.9 (27%) – 21 (30%)
Response meets expectations and exceeds through details and examples from the Learning Resources, peer-reviewed research, or other relevant sources. Two or more scholarly resources are used to support the response.
9.45 (13.5%) – 10.5 (15%)
Paper meets length requirements, meets expectations, is generally error free (two or fewer), and further exceeds by showcasing an exemplary scholarly voice to develop its message or communicate ideas. Paper appropriately paraphrases sources, using one or less quotes. Presents polished APA Style. Citations, reference list, and paper formatting are generally error free (two or fewer). Tone and presentation of ideas are free from bias and objective, unless otherwise directed in the prompt.