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2013

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Communication

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Impacts Of Text Messaging On Adolescents’ Communication Skills: School Social Workers’ Perceptions, Jacqueline B. Graham Jan 2013

Impacts Of Text Messaging On Adolescents’ Communication Skills: School Social Workers’ Perceptions, Jacqueline B. Graham

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The primary purpose of the present research was to gain a better understanding of how text messaging has affected adolescent communication skills. This research also explored school social workers’ perceptions of ways that texting has impacted adolescents’ lives. Qualitative interviews conducted with seven school social workers explored perceptions of adolescent communication with school social workers, peers, and families, along with benefits and challenges texting presents in adolescent lives. Findings from this study suggested that texting negatively affects adolescents’ communication skills, particularly with regard to face-to-face communication skills, bullying, and teasing. Social workers should be aware of positive and negative effects ...


Communication And End-Of-Life Decision Making About Death With Children Who Have Terminal Cancer: The Social Worker’S Perspective, Jessica Convy Jan 2013

Communication And End-Of-Life Decision Making About Death With Children Who Have Terminal Cancer: The Social Worker’S Perspective, Jessica Convy

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine how parents address communication and decision making about death with their terminally ill child from social workers who work with these families. Methods: To add to the existing limited research studies on communication about death and end-of-life care decision making, the researcher conducted a qualitative study consisting of six interviews with social workers in a large, Midwestern pediatric hospital. The data was analyzed using thematic clustering. Results: The qualitative study focuses on two themes: discussing death with a terminally ill child and decision making. The researcher found that, with regards to ...


Ethical Implications: End Of Life Planning For Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, Kylie Otte Jan 2013

Ethical Implications: End Of Life Planning For Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, Kylie Otte

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities need to engage in end of life planning, however it is essential to determine how their support networks fit into the process. As individuals with Intellectual Disabilities require support to live their daily lives, they too need support when making decisions surrounding medical treatments and end of life planning. The purpose of this study was to identify ethical implications for social workers, when working with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities when engaging in end of life planning. Seven respondents participated in this study consisting of qualitative interviews. Each of the interviewees responded to similar question lists, written ...