If you are motivated to work towards the betterment of the society or indulge in active social work, then you need to start believing in the equality of worth, dignity and potential of every individual around you. You need to strive to bring about positive interventions which will make the underprivileged lead a more confident life and take decisions which they could not have taken by their own efforts.
According to Prof. W.A.Friendlander, "Social work is a professional service based upon scientific knowledge & skill in human relations which assists individuals alone or in groups to obtain social & professional satisfaction & independence."
Carrying the definition forward, social workers are now looking at various avenues and fields where they can bring about transformations—to make the lives of those involved more enriched, better and worthwhile. Some of the common areas which demand attention and rebuilding are connected with child development, procurement of medical amenities, international clinical and medical work and social transformations in families, work units and the overall, society.
Children are the future of tomorrow and the most vital part of our growing Nation. The physical emotional, mental, educational and social development of children demands great attention in contemporary India. The services organized by government and non government organizations dedicated to this cause include:
• Protecting their right to education
• Saving them against exploitation
• Rehabilitation of orphans and other needy children
• Providing them the right to expression and speech and so on.
You can make a difference too. Invest your time and resources in providing education for the illiterate, taking care of their nutritional and medicinal requirements, giving them a respectable life and opportunities to be financially independent. You can also post your views and requirements on active debate sites, online forums, community blogs and social media sites which prove beneficial in showing you the way forward.
Clinical and medicinal social service
The demand for a medically fit India is increasing with each passing day. Millions of its citizens are still deprived of proper medicinal and hospital facilities, access to specialists and doctors and the money to resource drugs and other prescribed medicines. Social activities in the field of medicine and clinical requirements are inspiring health workers, physicians and those committed to the cause, to visit slums, rural areas, hospitals and other underprivileged areas. They strive to provide vaccinations, drugs, nutritional supplements, psychiatric care, free therapies and equipment for invalids and other patients.
Clinical social services provide a full range of services which include assessment, diagnosis of the health condition, treatment and after care. Apart from providing referral sources to families, groups and individuals; clinical workers also assist people in adjusting to changes in lifestyle caused due to death, incapacity or invalid state of a family member.
The role of a social worker is not limited to resourcing funds and grants. They need to have a humanitarian approach to address the needs and requirements of the oppressed, under nourished and the weak –along with providing them with the right avenues to realize their potential, work towards financial independence and gain a better social status.
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