Case Study

Case Study

Review the Case Studies from Worden (2009) .  Select one case study and assign 1 2 cultural characteristics to the individuals involved in the case.  For example, you could determine that the first person mentioned in the case study is an immigrant from Latvia, the deceased person was LGBTIC, or that the counselor is African American.  This is a good opportunity to potentially explore cultural characteristics to which you have not had much exposure.
Next, identify the potential ethical and cultural considerations in the case.  Ground your considerations in the ACA Code of Ethics (2014) and in current scholarly literature.  How would these considerations impact the work you would do with the client(s)?

Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy
A Handbook for Mental Health Practitioner
Fourth Edition
J. William Worden, PhD, ABPP
Selected -(Case Study)- Chapter 10 Training for Grief Counseling 265

Widow: You are a widow age 75 whose husband died 6 months ago. You are ill and in a nursing home. You feel sad and lost without your husband. Your children are living on the coast, and you feel all alone. You have a very strong desire to give up and die so you can join your husband. You see nothing left to live for. You just keep telling the staff taking care of you, “Leave me alone and let me die.”
Social Worker: ln a nursing home you are assigned to take care of a75year-old widow who lost her husband 6 months ago. Your task is to help her with her grief, to get over the loss, and to get back to living again.
From Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy (4th ed.), by J. William Worden, PhD, Copyright @ 2009 by Springer Publishing Company, LLC.