My attachment to an elderly client in her home made me realize that some critical reflection must involve deeper assumptions of social norms and practices such as feminism or social construction thus leading into very complicated dilemmas (Askeland and Fook 2007).
The concept of working with an old person is slightly difficult especially because of their capacity to embrace power balance. Having been attached to taking care of elderly patient suffering from dementia disease, the issue of power balance was one of the most withstanding disparities that existed. First, being older in age, she was pre-convinced that, as a young person, I may have had less experience to give the best services. Secondly, she believed in traditional health practices and did not relent to any form of medical radicalization. However, I was convinced that part of the challenge of a social worker is not only to draw a pool of professionals into taking care of the aged people, but also to have only those who are interested into taking care of an older generation of the society (Fredman, Anderson and Stott 2010).
Most old members of the society often feel that their health conditions are posing a serious threat to their senses of identity. Besides, some would even think that the healthcare conditions are worsening their state of identity. In accordance to the case above, the elderly woman felt it has been so hard to maintain her state of health independence. While coming into terms with her health condition, if it were not for her age, she could have still been involved in active duties. She felt deprived of her dignity to carry out certain tasks that she used to do in her early age. Instead of having positive acceptance, she found it hard to believe that the need for conforming to the acts of modernity such as networking is not necessary because she has minimal reward to gain by linking to a bigger number of the population (Richardson and Barusch