Numbness and Pain:
A 47-year-old obese female complains of pain in her right wrist, with tingling and numbness in the thumb and
index and middle fingers for the past 2 weeks. She has been frustrated because the pain causes her to drop
her hair-styling tools.
Use the Episodic/Focused SOAP Template and create an episodic/focused note about the patient in the case
study to which you were assigned using the episodic/focused note template provided in the Week 5 resources.
Provide evidence from the literature to support diagnostic tests that would be appropriate for each case. List
five different possible conditions for the patient’s differential diagnosis, and justify why you selected each.
During the interprofessional meeting, the role of the social workers in each group mainly focused on finding all resources that can assist the patient from a social works point of view. This can contain of increasing awareness about health stressors and tactics to manage and working conscientiously to prevent or diminish the occurrence of health problems. The role of the pharmacist was to focus on identifying and providing references for medications that are well appropriate for patients based on patient-detailed appearances and working in unification with the social worker to confirm that medication interventions are applied, and compliance can be kept. As a team, we combined all our ideas together and agreed on what would or wouldn’t work for our patient. Lastly, we use therapeutic factors to help the patient. Instillation of hope was one of the factors we used as we were educating the patient about his health and explaining to how important it is to take care of his self. More of motivation and hope. Hope required to keep the client in therapy so that other therapeutic factors may take effect, but faith in a treatment mode can be therapeutically effective. (Yalom, 2005) To sum up, I learned a lot from the other profession because you get to learn and see things from a different perspective. More so of an open mind to not only think of what social workers can do, but finding out more services you can provide as you learn from other professions. The groups were open minded and uniformed. They learned a lot from us social workers and was shocked by how many resources we could offer to help our patient. Although social work and pharmacist are two different professions, we are both working and using the services of each profession to enlighten the patient results through shared information.>GET ANSWER