Client’s History and Implications Dianna’s feelings of isolation and mental illness often lead her to medical treatment. The hospital staff who work with the client reported that she was often timid and uncooperative while in treatment, had difficulty taking the initiative, and often stated that she “doesn’t want to do” the test nurophysic test. This issues were carried over into the regular team …show more content…
It was important to show warmth of caring to client, use a soft voice, and not use wild gestures. Moreover, the personal sharing between client and social worker has a benefit in the healing process that would be simply a part of human nature, applicable to anyone.
This study approached to assess and intervene a geriatric and psychiatric mental health hospital client based on a psychodynamic perspective. The psychodynamic approach suggest that older adults in the geriatric and psychiatric medical setting may have limitation to be fully effective. This case study further suggest that perceived barriers may differ for older and younger clients and also mild and severe mental illness clients, which may indicate the need for age-specific and diagnosis-specific social work assessment and intervention and also services targeted to mental health related aging