Synthesis Response

Synthesis Response

Synthesis Response: You will be asked to synthesize three of your classmates’ discussion posts with your own post each week. These syntheses will be due the week after the original post is due. First, identify the three classmates whose work you are synthesizing.

Synthesis Response: You will be asked to synthesize three of your classmates’ discussion posts with your own post each week. These syntheses will be due the week after the original post is due. First, identify the three classmates whose work you are synthesizing. You should identify what was similar about all of your posts and what was different about your posts. For example, did you identify, define, and apply the same key terms from the module? Did you apply the concept to the same area of social work? This synthesis should (a) give an overview of the four posts (your 3 classmates plus your own), (b) identify the similarities, and (c) identify the differences in three paragraphs. This means that using a 5-sentence paragraph, your synthesis should be at least 15 sentences long! Respond to your original Discussion post with your synthesis post. Identify it at the top as Module _ Synthesis. For example, I will post my Module 2 Discussion Synthesis as a response to my original Module 2 Discussion post, even though it is due in Module 3.

My Post: Social Worker in a Nursing Home Purpose The article’s purpose was to explore social nurse workers’ experience in treating dying patients in nursing homes. The aim was to investigate the negative or positive experiences from the social workers’ perspective. The researchers wanted to accomplish answers on the attitudes and opinions about taking care of dying patients. Research questions Do social workers have a negative experience while taking care of dying patients? Do social workers have a negative experience with taking care of dying patients? Method The research used an open-ended survey from social workers from 52 nursing homes in India. Some nurses were offered hard copies during the nurse staff meeting while others completed the questionnaires using online survey software. The survey asked about attitudes, general knowledge, opinions and perspectives. The sampling was the right choice because it captured first-hand data from social workers. Hence, the probability of accurate results was high for the research. The sampling method had the chance of being administered both remotely and physically. Furthermore, the process achieved an increased number of participants. I would wish the research provided information about the roles served by the participant to treat dying patients. Notably, this would have prepared me for the challenging experiences with dying patients. I would have also wished the research to describe the relationship between social workers and dying patients. The information would have prepared me for how I can relate to dying patients in nursing homes. The research article would have provided information on how the social nurse workers associated with dying patients’ families. This would be essential in preparing me how to communicate with families and friends of the dying patients. Cagle, J. G., Unroe, K. T., Bunting, M., Bernard, B. L., & Miller, S. C. (2017). Caring for dying patients in the nursing home: Voices from frontline nursing home staff. Journal of Pain and symptom management, 53(2), 198-207. Mya’s Post: I would love to be a victims advocate in the court system for young children after college. I have always been really interested in helping victims of different crimes get through the sometimes traumatic experience of court and help them become stronger than they ever were. the peer reviewed study I chose for this week was “Multiple perpetrator rape among girls evaluated at a child-advocacy hospital center: seven years of reviewed cases.” I chose to do this study instead of some other similar options that were available because of the amount of data that they were able to get. A study that has gone on for seven years is definitely a study that we can trust the data that they got from it. The study wanted to help the hospital center with patterns that happen with different kinds of rapes so that they best knew how to help them. The age of this study was ages from 12 to 17 years old. I think this sampling method was good because it went through a wide range of age for the girls. Having such a wide range is extremely important to give doctors the best data about what age is experiencing what symptoms after a rape.  The study was to find out if girls who were gang raped rather than raped by a single person who have a higher chance of running away or going out to party. The study briefly touched on the fact that alcohol was a common theme that started the rape itself. Perpetrators said they would prey on girls who were noticeably drunk because they would have a harder time remembering the events that had occurred.  The study found that after a multiple perpetrator rape, victims were much less likely to come forward. The study also found that “Nearly all victims complained of genital pain”. This is something that could be very helpful to the hospital because sometimes the victim can be scared or embarrassed to complain about something like that.    Adolfsson, Strömwall. “Blame Attributions in Multiple Perpetrator Rape Cases: The Impact of Sympathy, Consent, Force, and Beliefs.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 35, no. 23-24, SAGE Publications, Dec. 2020, pp. 5336–64, doi:10.1177/0886260517721171.   Jessica’s Post: The article that I chose for this week is titled “Domestic Violence and Employment: A Qualitative Study” by Jennifer E. Swanberg and T. K. Logan.  Domestic violence has always been a topic that I am passionate about and this research article was great. This article focused on how domestic violence effected women when it came to their jobs. The article states, “Specifically, this exploratory study seeks to (a) identify the types of job interference tactics used by abusers and their consequences on women’s job performance, (b) identify and understand the context associated with the disclosure about victimization to employers and co- workers, and (c) identify the supports offered to employees once they have disclosed” (Swanberg and Logan 4). The research included a sample population of two different areas: 15 women in a rural city and 17 women in an urban city. These women were employed within the past two years and also experienced domestic violence within their relationship. The article gave statistics on the age range, type of work, type of violence, and average hourly wage. The research took place over the course of six months. I think that this sampling method was a good choice for the study because it gave insight into two different communities where each person lives differently. I think that the researchers included every aspect that I can think of that would influence the research. Overall, it was a very insightful article.  Swanberg, J & Logan, T. February 2005. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Domestic Violence and Employment: A Qualitative Study.  (Links to an external site.) .  Breana’s Post I have always been passionate about children in foster care. Now with my upcoming degree in social work, I can finally help foster children reunite with their families. The article I chose explains that once children get to the age of adults and are out of foster care, a lot tend to go back to their families; such as, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. This was interesting as though the adult goes back “home” to their families, that home was considered unsafe. Reuniting with families once out of foster care is something that goes unrecorded; this is out of state’s hands and, technically, given they are adults they are capable of making their own decisions. This purpose of this study is to have a better understanding for those post the foster care system and to find better strategies for families going through this while still in the age of being in the system. In fact, according to this research, it has shown that there is little to none attention being brought to these families in order to reunite them. The hypothesis of this article is “Increasing policy, program, and practice attention are being devoted to developing strategies to enhance the capacities of emancipating youth to achieve better outcomes” (Collins, Parish, Ward, 2008). It seems that qualitive research was used for this study as researchers went over a variety of research questions. For example, “Is it a parental home or the home of a sibling or extended family member? Are the home circumstances (setting, people in the house) the same or have they changed since the youth was removed from the home? Have the family problems and dynamics, particularly related to the reason for the youth entering care, improved? Has there been a reconfiguration of the family that may make reconnection a better situation for the young person?” (2008). All of these questions have to be taken into consideration in order to determine how the system can reunite these families while still in the system. There was not a specific population this was studied on which was difficult but this article got my attention as this explained exactly what my dream job would be as a social worker. The only thing I would have changed or want to learn more about would be the population group. Is there a study with this particular hypothesis with a population group to have a better understanding of the adults out of the foster system that went back to their families

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