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Document Typology: Newspaper / Magazine article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Parents pedagogy
Title of document: Finding the right balance
Name of author(s): Rasute Briling
Name of publisher: Lithuanian MS Society
Language of the publication: English
Language of the review: English
Even with a degree, you may not be doing true social work. Over, the years I did very little true social work until left the welfare department and became a home health/ hospice social worker. I whatever setting you work in, you may find that what you consider to be social work and what your employers consider to be social work are not the same. My answer to that is that whatever you are asked to do remember the social work code of ethics and those aspects of the profession and hold on to them no matter what.
Even when not practicing what you think is social work if you are relating to people and helping them improve their situation whatever the setting you are practicing social work.
I have been blessed the last few years to be working as a hospice social worker.
Reviewer's comments on the document:
She is our best nurse in the department and her story which was very successfuly described in many magazines arose a huge resonance.
When she finished high school and decided on future career there really were not too many career opportunities for a female who wanted to pursue some type of after high school education. The ultimate goal for a female at that time was to choose a career that they could do until marriage.The career choices for the young women was teaching and nursing.
She entered college at a time when there were told go into colleges for so much needed speciality- Social Studies. There was shortage of social workers and a little choice of many different positions. Everyone else must have heard the same advice and chose the same fields.
Exploring her possible choices for careers she cought the advice of a famous doctor , she recommended her the state civil service exam which if she will pass and score high would qualify her for a state civil service position.
Then began her career as a caseworker/social worker for the Commonwealth in the welfare department.
Today she works for the Heppy project and gives explanations to our other carers.
Where to find it: Magazine ""Life with MS""

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