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Question 11 – How would you select the appropriate tools for

Question 11 – How would you select the appropriate tools for different situations and client presentations?    Question 12 – Read the following Case Study then answer the questions that follow in approximately one paragraph per question: Elena is 75 years of age and has recently moved into an aged care facility. Her carers and support workers are worried about her dependency on prescriptive back pain medication and have requested some counselling from an AOD worker.   1. What are some of the ways the worker can gather information about Elena’s dependency, include an example of the assessment tool that may be used and the process you will follow when using this screening tool?       2. What further information does the worker need to find out about the medication being taken by Elena? How will the worker obtain this information?    3. How is a multidisciplinary approach going to assist Elena’s health and type of support? What avenues could be sought to obtain more information about Elena’s health status?   4. What is the main purpose of using assessment tools when interviewing Elena?   5. What information should the worker provide to Elena regarding the issues (at least 4) that can arise from abusing prescription medication, this should also include issues that may arise from taking more than one medication at any one time?     6. What other assessment tool could the worker use to assess any psychological comorbidities that Elena may be experiencing? Explain the process that should be used for this tool:          Question 13 – In approximately one paragraph, explain why it would be necessary to determine a client’s objectives and expectations and at what point would you discuss this?         Question 14 – Identify approximately 4 points of information you need to consider when determining a person’s objectives and expectations of the service:                     Question 15 – Read and consider the following scenario then in approximately 1 paragraph, explain if this is professional or unprofessional and why? Outline what you would do in this situation: A welfare worker worked with a young person for two years. They built up a good working relationship after some initial hostility and distrust. The young person moved to another area and the case was transferred to another office and another caseworker. It has been six months since the first worker and the young person have had contact. The first worker decides that they would like to know how that young person is doing. They use the client information system from their service to look up recent case notes and find out how that young person is.                   Question 16 – The following terms are used to identify the patterns of drug use, can you explain what each of the titles means and provide an example for each?   Experimental –    Recreational/social –    Situational –   Intensive-    Compulsive –         Questions 17 – What sort of questions might a worker ask a client to assess their patterns of substance use and level of dependence? Provide 5 examples:    Question 18 – Using the Dovetail Drug and Alcohol Guide (available in your resources on Moodle) as a reference, identify 4 of the tools you may use when undertaking an assessment with a client who a youth is, include the purpose of the tools and what age they are suitable for:       Question 19 – Adolescence is a stage in the lifespan, usually divided into three stages where different developmental changes occur. During these stages of development, young people experience key physical, cognitive, and social changes. Provide at least 2 examples of the changes that may occur for each of the following:     Physical –

Cognitive –       Social –     Question 20 – Visit this webpage to answer the following questions:

1. At what age must a youth provide consent for their parents to access their Medicare records:      2. In approximately 1 paragraph, explain what a doctor will consider when they see a patient who is a young person without the attendance of a parent or guardian:        Question 21 – When maintaining client records, you should ensure your case notes are prepared in a way that will enable their reader to clearly understand them, identify some of the ways in which this can be achieved:    Question 22 – When communicating with men and women individually, do you believe it is necessary to adapt your communication style? Explain your answer in approximately 1 paragraph.      Question 23 – Consider the following scenario of the mandated client, Travis. Provide an example of what you may say to Travis to encourage his participation:   Travis has been referred to you for an assessment as a condition of his suspended sentence for possessing Heroin. Travis is reluctant to cooperate and feels he doesn’t have a problem.       Question 24 – A client may often come to your organisation voluntarily however still not be willing to actively participate in their recovery, what information will the Stages of change model tell us about this client?               Question 25 – When a client presents to your organisation, what tools and processes would you use to find out the following information: Client history and pattern of drug us-      State of client’s current health-        Co-existing issues-

Level and length of dependence-        Question 26 – What sort of questions might you use to assess your clients history and pattern of drug use, provide a minimum of 6 examples:

Question 27 – When working with the following client demographics, identify at least 3 factors you may need to take into consideration (identify at least 3 for each):    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People:-       Culturally and linguistically diverse people:-         Migrants and Refugees:-      Question 28 – In a few sentences, explain what polydrug use is:     Question 29 – Identify at least 3 common effects of combining the following drug types:Cocaine and MDMA/ectasy –    Speed and alcohol – Benzodiazepines and alcohol –    Ritalin and methamphetamine –       Question 30 – In approximately one paragraph, explain what it means and why it is important to understand the pharmacological aspects of particular drugs?        Question 31 – Using the Drug Information resource as a reference, identify:       The major drug groups:-       Primary Properties (types of drugs):-            The way they are administered:-    The effect they can have on the person:-       Question 32 – Briefly explain why it is important to understand the current and emerging trends in drug types and their use and how you can source this information:     Question 33 – Provide a brief explanation of how each of the following intervention and relapse prevention strategies can assist people with AOD issues:  Relapse prevention counselling:-     Withdrawal Programs:-  Counselling interventions:-   Rehabilitation services:-   Pharmacotherapy:-  Therapeutic communities:-

Supported accommodation:-       Question 34 – Identify the two common stages of withdrawal and provide a brief explanation for each:




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