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This essay will focus upon an appraisal of the package of therapeutic care which is experienced by a selected client The intention is to consider the rational for and the relationship between care treatment and other therapeutic interventions in effectively meeting the clients needsWithin this essay the author will present a profile of a client followed by the identification of the clients needs The author will then identify the therapeutic interventions that the client has been prescribed by the care team The therapeutic interventions identified will then be analysed and recommendations made following that analysis The client will be given the pseudonym Joan to comply with the UKCC Code of Conduct 1992 clause 10Joan is a seventy-nine year old lady with an extended history of depression that has been treated in the community by her allocated keyworker since Joans initial admission to hospital Thompson 1989 states that it is important to remember that the word depression can describe anything from low mood to a life threatening disorder or even fluctuations between the two According to Wood 1992 women are twice as likely as men to suffer from a serious depressive episode at sometime in their life Seligman 1992 goes on to say that women are ten times as likely to suffer from depression as their grandmothersJoan was originally referred to the psychiatric services by her GP after an overdose following the death of her husband Joans presenting symptoms were loss of appetite sleep and concentration and thoughts of suicide She lives alone in her own house as Joans family has immigrated to America Joan expresses a lot of love for her estranged family especially her numerous grandchildren who she sees maybe once or twice in a year McFarlane 1992 states that a poor family situation has been proved in several studies to be the cause of disorders and also contributes to relapse he goes on to say that the individual may be more vulnerable to
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