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Sam: An Older, Gay Man Who Appears Depressed

  • James W. Drisko
  • Melissa D. Grady
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Part of the Essential Clinical Social Work Series book series (ECSWS)

Abstract

This chapter illustrates how the EBP practice decision-making process is undertaken in work with Sam, age 68, who identifies as a gay Caucasian and who appears depressed. Sam was referred by his primary care physician for problems concentrating and changes in his daily routines and feeling very “tired.” Sam states he is isolated and has had several significant losses and changes over the past 5 years. Issues of assessment are addressed, and the six steps of the EBP process are each explored in detail. How EBP is conducted in practice is examined fully as it applies to the specifics of Sam’s needs and strengths.

Keywords

Evidence-based practice The steps of evidence-based practice Doing EBP in clinical social work practice Case example of doing the EBP process with a 68-year-old depressed Gay man 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. Drisko
    • 1
  • Melissa D. Grady
    • 2
  1. 1.School for Social WorkSmith CollegeNorthamptonUSA
  2. 2.School of Social ServiceCatholic University of AmericaWashington, DCUSA

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