Advertisement

Newman and Loretta: Parents of Arthur, a Man Who Has Schizophrenia

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

Abstract

This chapter illustrates the EBP practice decision-making process in work with the parents of an adult male who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The parents, Newman and Loretta, are experiencing high levels of stress as they watch their son experience more severe symptoms. They are also facing their own challenges associated with aging paired with additional financial concerns due to their son’s mental health needs. Issues of assessment are addressed, and the six steps of the EBP process are each explored in detail.

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 an older couple concerned for their adult child who has schizophrenia 

References

  1. Jorm, A., Morgan, A., & Hetrick, S. (2008). Relaxation for depression. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2008(4), CD007142.Google Scholar
  2. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. (2018a). Family to family. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-to-Family
  3. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. (2018b). Learning to help your child and your family. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Family-Members-and-Caregivers/Learning-to-Help-Your-Child-and-Your-Family
  4. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. (2018c). Supporting recovery. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Family-Members-and-Caregivers/Supporting-Recovery
  5. Mayo Clinic. (2018). Stress management: Stress basics. Retrieved from www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-management/MY00435

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

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

Personalised recommendations