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This free course, Experiences of assessment, is about assessing need. It is important to understand and hear about people's experiences of being assessed by health or social welfare professionals so that more sensitive responses to those with care and support needs can be developed. We interviewed three people about their experiences of assessment. Having done that, we then asked a social worker and an occupational therapist to listen to the interviews and to comment on them.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- give examples of assessment by health or social care workers.
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Experiences of assessment
In this course you will be listening to the audio files: ‘Experiences of assessment’, where three people talk about assessment, with comments from a social worker and an occupational therapist.
The audio clip was recorded in 2000.
Participants in the audio clips:
Helen Robinson is the presenter;
Brian and Sylvia are a married couple who have experience of being assessed;
Anne is a retired social worker who took early retirement on health grounds;
Gaynor Answer is a social worker;
Liz Adams is an occupational therapist.
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This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Social Care courses or view the range of currently available OU Social Care courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 10th February 2016
Last updated on: Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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