Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Purposes of recording in casework

_ helps in diagnosis and
treatment
_ enables more effective
interviewing and intervention
As an aid to practice _ contributes to analytical
reflection and improvement in
casework practice
_ useful for organising and
structuring of information/
aids orderly thinking
_ refreshes the memory of the
worker/increases
retrospective understanding
_ enables better planning for
subsequent interview
_ useful as a guide to new
worker in correcting past
mistakes
_ useful as an index for
correction of polices
_ ensure continuity if any
caseworker discontinues a
case
As an aid to _ ability of caseworker can be
gauged
Administration _ useful for future reference
_ useful in evaluation of agency
_ Allows sharing of information
between agencies
_ helps in supervision and
training of students
As an aid to teaching l adds to body of knowledge of
social work, which is
and supervision made communicable
_ enables students to develop
analytical and interpretative
skills
_ easy method of introducing
students to practice
As an aid to research l useful for social research and
planning
_ contains accumulated
experience
_ can help in providing
statistical data on social
problems