Assignment 3: Case History
When conducting an evaluation, it is also important to consider the client’s demography as a possible contributing factor.
Use the module readings and the Argosy University online library resources to research methods of recording case histories.
Create a case history for a person with an addiction that clearly traces contributing factors. Do not include identifying information. At this point, do not include details of any mental illness that would constitute a dual diagnosis. Be sure to cover the following components in your case history:
- Demographics – including age, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, marital status, number and ages of children, living arrangements, and religion if applicable
- Family background
- History of chemical use
- Description of the current problem (include history of previous treatment, if any)
After completing the case history, consider ethical standards in relation to this client. What potential ethical issues exist or may come into play with this client? Be sure to include at least one ethical issue. Explore multiculturalism, duty to report/warn, and confidentiality. For example, if the client has children, explain how duty to report may come into play when working with this client.