The Integrated Case Management ( Icm ) Model At The Micro Level Of Advocacy

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The HIV care system is complicated and daunting for those that enter into its sphere. Medical and psychological care for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDs remains grossly under developed creating unique challenges for case managers as they work to address the difficult needs of their clients. Case managers are in a critical position to help assist with this complex system for a vulnerable population. The following paper will explore the use of the integrated case management (ICM) model at the micro level of advocacy, this approach will be demonstrated through the relationship between case managers and client’s navigating the HIV care system. Further challenges of ICM and possible implications for the future of case management will be analyzed. Micro level theories advocate for clients through the promotion of their strengths, improving client’s access to resources and supports, and including individuals in program design (National Association of Social Workers, 2013).
Integrated Case Management
Traditional, more medical models of case management have been rendered ineffective in confronting the complex physical and psychosocial needs of HIV positive individuals (Bouis, Reif, Whetten, Scovil, Murray, & Swartz, 2007). Integrated case management (ICM) models use an interdisciplinary approach with experts in multiple disciplines working together to develop individualized care plan across the life continuum. Authors Kathol, Perez & Cohen (2010) have worked to produce an ICM manual,…

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