Human Services Discussion: Models of Service Delivery

 In your textbook, you read about the medical, public health, and human services model of service delivery. In this discussion, compare and contrast the different models of delivery. Explain the differences between the three service delivery models. To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document. Reading and Resources Textbook: An Introduction to Human Services, Chapter 6 models of service delivery In this chapter, students will read about three models of service delivery. They are the medical model, the public health model, and the human services model. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides an invaluable resource of state guides and manuals that includes practice models. If you take time to look at the different models for each state, you will see a lot of commonalities. They each have principles that include respect, collaboration, strengths-based practices, coordination, teamwork, customer service, and results-oriented practices. These are terms that you have already learned about in this course. Another interesting thing to note about this site and your reading in the textbook is that clients are also called patients and consumers. Every setting will be a bit different. As you read about the medical model, you will note that practitioners in medical settings call their clients patients. Just know that the terms are interchangeable and setting-specific. Also in this module you will learn about systems theory. Systems theory requires the human services professional to explore the relationship between the client and his or her environment. A change in one area can produce a change in other areas. In order to document the relationship between the client and his or her environment, the human services professional can create an eco-map. An eco-map is a visual representation that is drawn with or by the client that provides both participants with a clear picture of the areas of support and areas of stress in a client’s life.