For this Discussion, consider how you would work with the client and his or her family members to acclimate to this diagnosis. Then consider how you would prepare them for the changed expectations they will now have for their loved one. Finally, using your skills from previous coursework, describe the developmental expectations that have changed since the diagnosis. Consider also the grief and loss the family will experience. Be sure to use a strengths perspective to address potential concerns.
Post a description of how you, as a social worker, might work with a client and the client’s family in acclimating to the client’s recent diagnosis of schizophrenia. Then explain how you might help the client’s family manage the grief and loss related to the changes in developmental expectations since the client’s diagnosis. Finally, explain how you might help the client and the client’s family prepare for the changed expectations they now have for the client. Be sure to use the strengths perspective to address their concerns.