Chapter 2

  1. Describe the techniques and solutions used to aid in the well-being of clients who were in distress.

Techniques and solutions used to aid the well-being of clients who were in distress have evolved drastically over the years. Before treatment plans and therapy the source of clients problems/behavior was thought to be caused my evil spirits. Techniques used to aid clients in distress included using a crude saw to remove disks of bone from the skull called trephining. it was thought that by doing so evil spirits would leave the body. Also institutions like insane asylums were founded that treated clients poorly.

  1. Describe the evolution of human well-being services, from the middle ages to present day by individuals, professionals and society.

Throughout the middle ages our understanding of human behavior was limited and thought to be caused by evil¬†spirits. Although poverty and disease was high the government/society took on the responsibility to care for the mentally ill. This is when hospitals and insane asylums became major institutions. They housed and fed individuals in need. Now in present day more of an understanding for human behavior has been developed and a whole industry has risen.¬†¬†Through the knowledge we’ve gained treatment plans, therapy and a better understanding of individuals in society has lead to promoting well-being.

  1. Describe how Obama-Care’s mission is to aid the well-being of Americans.

The mission of Obama-Care is to provide affordable health insurance¬†to millions of Americans without it. Through the Affordable Care Act Millions of Americans are able to get insurance they wouldn’t be able to afford otherwise. With little to no cost to these individuals they¬†are now able to seek the necessary aid they need instead of showing up to an emergency room when it too late.¬†This act promotes well-being to Americans because they can now afford health care and wont hesitate to seek help when its needed or too late.

  1. Describe how social philosophies were promoted to aid in the well-being of clients/society.

Social philosophies such as individualism and social Darwinism were promoted to aid in the well-being of clients. These philosophies emphasized on the individual and promoted hard work as well as overcoming poverty. while laissez-faire promoted the responsibility of society to care for everyone as a whole rather than the individual.

  1. Describe how the mental health movement promoted the well-being of clients/society.

Because of the mental health movement well-being was promoted in clients/society. Free human service and treatment was available to aid mentally ill clients. Also clinical psychology was developed that gave a more effective treatment.

  1. Describe how the human service movement promoted the well-being of clients/society.

The human service movement promotes well-being in society and individual clients through proper training. Due to the upraise of problems in living institutions were no longer responsible for clients in need but the community took on the responsibility which made it possible to aid more clients.

  1. Describe how entitlement benefits (Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare) promote the well-being of individuals/society.

Medicare, Medicaid and welfare promote well-being in individuals as well as in society. because of these entitlement benefits individuals and families are able to use services within the medical field they wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford. Benefits such as Welfare aid individuals in the process of rehabilitation¬†while they get jobs and rejoin society as productive individuals.

  1. Describe how legislation promotes the well-being of individuals/society.

Legislations promote well-being in individuals as well as in society because without them acts such as the prescription drug act wouldn’t exist and health care reforms wouldn’t aid clients. Through these legislations patients are offered coverage to seek the help they need and are able to get the necessary¬†drugs they need to keep them well.