Azlinda Azman, Azlinda
Dosen Kerja Sosial di Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

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Coping with Drug Abuser in the Family: A Qualitative Study in Penang, Malaysia Jamir Singh, Paramjit Singh; Azman, Azlinda; Drani, Syazwani
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 4 No 2 (2019)
Publisher : Asian Social Work Journal

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Drug use in Malaysia has steadily increased over the past decade. Drug addiction does not only affect the addict, but it also impacts the lives of their family members. This qualitative study seeks to explore how the drug user’s family members cope with the drug abuse problems in the family. A total of 20 respondents, acting as heads of their families, from the state of Penang, were interviewed. The findings indicated that the respondents utilized both problem-focused and emotion-focused coping strategies to cope with the drug addiction problems in the family. The respondents in this study also used both formal and informal social support systems to cope with the drug abuse problems caused by drug abuse within the family. This study suggests that the drug user’s family members should engage themselves in self-help and support groups to find and learn about constructive coping strategies used by other families who have a similar experience in dealing with drug abuse problems in the family. In addition, by engaging themselves in self-help and support groups, it will help the drug user’s family members gain emotional and social support from other drug user’s family members.
MEMAHAMI DIMENSI SPIRITUALITAS DALAM PRAKTEK PEKERJAAN SOSIAL Syamsuddin, Syamsuddin; Azman, Azlinda
Sosio Informa Vol 17, No 2 (2012)
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Spiritualitas adalah aspek penting dalam praktek pekerjaan sosial yang mengarah kepada intervensiyang bersifat psikososial. Spiritualitas dapat memberdayakan klien secara emosional melalui penemuankebermaknaan dan kepastian tujuan hidup. Spiritualitas dapat memberikan pemulihan terhadap korbankekerasan dan pelecehan seksual, juga berperan meningkatkan derajat kesehatan, berkontribusi terhadapkedamaian pikiran dan terbebas dari ketidakpastian akan tujuan hidup. Selain itu spiritualitas adalahcoping strategi pada beberapa pasangan dalam menghadapi masalah kehidupan perkawinan. Kajian inimerupakan kajian literatur yang bertujuan untuk memberikan sumbangan pemikiran terhadap pentingnyamenggali aspek-aspek spiritual klien. Dalam praktek pekerjaan sosial adalah penting untuk menjagasensitifitas dan menghargai keyakinan yang dianut oleh klien. Untuk meningkatkan pengetahuan danketerampilan dalam pemberian pelayanan adalah penting para pekerja sosial mendapatkan pelatihantertentu dalam menghadapi isu spiritualitas secara profesional.Kata kunci : Spiritualitas, Kebermaknaan, Praktek Pekerjaan Sosial
Psychological Effects on Family as the Main Caregiver of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Jali, Nor Amalina; Azman, Azlinda; Jamir Singh, Paramjit Singh
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 3 No 1 (2018)
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Family as the main caregiver of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patient plays an important role to ensure that the treatment and healing process of the patient is well-run. Unfortunately, most of these families are not well trained in the nursing procedure including in conducting mundane tasks of taking care of the patients. Incompetency in nursing procedure becomes a challenging task especially in providing optimum aid to the patient in long-run. It is more concerning that the healing process of the TBI patients could take a lifetime period. Due to that concern, this study aimed to look in details the psychological effects on the family as the main caregiver of the TBI patient and also to bring forward all the issues related to nursing of the patient. Based on literature reviews, it is concluded that the psychological effects on the family as a main caregiver of the TBI patient includes emotional effects like feeling shocked, melancholy, disappointed and depressed. Other effects include financial problems, burdening family roles and consequently, the family faces social isolation and compromises their social function.
The Volunteers Needs and Preparedness in Assisting Natural Disaster Victims Md Akhir, Nur Hafizah; Azman, Azlinda; Md Akhir, Noremy
Asian Social Work Journal Vol 3 No 1 (2018)
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This paper is discusses about volunteers’ needs in order to increase the preparedness in assisting natural disasters victims. Disasters are phenomenon that causes damage in properties and lives that limit individuals or societies’ abilities and well-being. Natural disasters such as landslides, tsunami, flood and typhoon happen almost every year. These natural disasters affect certain countries such as Japan, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The volunteers are the one who manage the humanitarian aids to the victims. The needs of the volunteers that been identified need to be evaluated in order to help to expedite the disaster relief management process. This is because the important aspects that need to be evaluated are planning, operational management and disaster training. Meanwhile, disaster preparedness represent as systematic planning in response to the disaster situation that needs to be done to those involved in disaster relief i.e volunteers. The concern on this aspect will help volunteer to be more active, positive and confident, in both physically and mentally when providing helps. Therefore, this concept paper will discusses volunteers’ needs in various perspectives and opinions in order to help in increasing the preparedness in assisting natural disasters victims, as well as increase the effectiveness throughout the relief process.