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Select a patient group, diagnosis, etc., that would require or benefit from health care social work services. Research the problem from a biopsychosocial perspective, including the symptoms, prognosis, incidence, evidence-based treatments, and emerging treatments. Address the intersection of the physical and mental health aspects of the condition, for the patient as well as the family and other caregivers. Select one of the treatment approaches described in Chapter 4 and provide an overview of its theoretical assumptions and interventions to address the impact of the condition on physical functioning and mental health. Describe why/how you would use this approach in working with a patient with this particular condition. Indicate what special conditions you would assess for, what your intervention goals would be and other resources and services that you would explore for this patient. Conclude this paper with a description of your approach to social work practice in health care settings and outline your professional goals in this field.