You are a hospice counselor. The client is an 88-year-old White female. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is terminally ill. The prognosis is 4 to 5 months. The client is alert and is oriented to self and place. The client lives in a nursing facility. Her spouse of 50 years lives in an apartment close by. The clientâ€™s initials are J. S., and the spouseâ€™s initials are R. S.
Imagine how the interview between a human services worker, the client, and the clientâ€™s spouse will progress. Be creative. Create the questions and responses as they are likely to occur based on the scenario.
Include the following elements in your interview:
ï‚· Effective questioning techniques to gather information from the client and the spouse
ï‚· Demonstration of ...view middle of the document...
I feel okay most days; I know that I will be fine and more at peace at home with him. I will feel happier. That is what I want.
Helper: I see. How does Mr. Smith feel about this? Does he share the same thoughts?
Client: Absolutely! Our son-in-law thought that this would be the best move for me since he wants to take my daughter and grandchildren away from their family here in Florida and live in Connecticut. I never liked him. I do not care what he thinks! I want to be with my husband!
R.S: Hello, may I join in on this conversation?
Helper: Sure! It is nice to see you again Mr. Smith. Janice and I have been chatting a bit and you have come along at a great time! Welcome.
Helper: Now, I understand your frustration, Janice. It seems that you have had some great times with Mr. Smith and do not want to lose any more time with him by being absent from his life. You also seem frustrated with the fact that your son-in-law made the executive decision with your life and decided to move out of state with your daughter and grandchildren.
Client: That's right.
Helper: Mr. Smith, would you like to add anything?
R.S: I just want her to come home. We are healthy people. We eat right and exercise daily. I am well aware of her illness and her chances are slim to none. I have accepted that but she should not be here. I just want to be the one to take primary care of my wife; that is what the role of a husband is.
Helper: Yes Sir. I get the idea that you are very willing and eager to assist with the care of your wife, even in her final stages. That would be meaningful to you and will also provide some type of fulfillment, am I correct with that assessment?
R.S: Yes. That is right.
Helper: Are there any other matters that you would like to discuss at this time?
Client: No that will be all.
R.S: None and thank you.