Defending Your Policy Proposal
Once you have built an agenda for your policy, developed a policy proposal plan, and strategically analyzed the composition of the audience to which you will present your policy proposal, you must now be prepared to defend it.
In this Assignment, you will submit a transcript presentation summary of the policy proposal you presentation summary you would make to policy leaders.
Submit a transcript presentation summary of the policy proposal you created from last week’s Discussion (below). Be sure to incorporate feedback from your colleagues (below policy proposal from last week’s discussion below). Make sure that your summary presentation provides a solid rationale for the passage of your policy, using reputable sources from experts in the field. This should be a simulation of a summary presentation you would make to “real-world” policy leaders, so make sure you are succinct and informative.
Your transcript should be about 1500 words.
Policy Proposal from Last Week’s Discussion
In this discussion, I intend to establish a policy proposal that will have a significant impact on Iris’ situation by considering certain trade-offs as key measures in developing the proposal. From this situation facing Iris, it is evident that the type of life led by persons prior to reaching their old ages is perhaps the most significant impact on independence during old age. Perhaps, old age remains the most difficult life stage for which a person has to plan. Just as evident from the case by Iris, people tend to be uncertain regarding their key life areas upon growing old, in comparison to any other stage in life. Elderly persons who are put under long-term-care (LTC) will at one point get bored with life out of the ordinary and eventually end up missing what they had been used to (Hennessy, 1996).
What Iris currently seeks is to have her freedom and independence fully restored so that she can go back to her golden days of traveling and driving. Globally, there is an escalated dire need for LTC. This increased need is highly associated with the developed nations. As such, identifying LTC policies remain among the key challenges facing the current society (Plummer et al., 2014. The best policy proposal for Iris in light of her current situation is the need to have her trade-off her complete independence for home-setting care instead of a long-term care facility. This proposal will ensure that Iris enjoys her peace of mind regardless of not driving to the market or grocery stores. From a professional point of view, experts from the local Older Adults Services Agency will be forced to trade-off their preference to choose to visit care centers rather than private homes. This policy proposal will enable the elderly persons to make independent but regulated decisions pertaining to important aspects of their lives. Besides that, this proposal will be able to embrace the contributions of elderly persons in society besides facilitating flexibility (Plummer et al., 2014).
Hennessy, P. (1996) “The growing risk of dependency in old age: what role for families and for social security?” paper presented to ISSA/European Commission European Conference Adapting to new economic and social realities: What challenges, opportunities and new tasks for social security? Aarhus, Denmark, 19-21 November
Plummer, S.-B, Makris, S., Brocksen S. (Eds.). (2014). Social work case studies: Concentration year.Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. [Vital Source e-reader]. “Working with the Aging: The Case of Iris” (pp. 68–69)
Response to my discussion of a policy proposal.
RE: Discussion – Week 6
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I like your proposal to the case of Iris. It is part of the social worker policy to assist clients to feel empowered. According to Health Affairs, seniors have a high desire to feel independence and have limited assists if possible (Fulmer, 2015). With research for every different case, it is great for a social worker to advocate the best set of living arrangements for the senior to feel independent. Doing these actions will show the client respect and feel they are in control of their lives.
Fulmer, T. (2015). Independence – It’s what older people want. Health Affairs. Received at: https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20151130.052006/full/
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