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Privileged glimpses 11: Risk-free is impossible

Life without risk would be life without living. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 10: Sympathy isn’t usually helpful

Empathy acknowledges and validates problems and emotions but then moves on to find solutions. Sympathy merely validates distress but offers no help to overcome it. In fact sympathy risks prolonging distress. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 9: Lapse is different from relapse

It is neither necessary nor desirable to convince people that they’ve failed when all they’ve really done is stumble a little along their path to success. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 8: Do as I do

The rule of thumb is very definitely ‘do as I do’ and not ‘do as I say’. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 7: What people say

There is a power imbalance between nurse, carer and service-user and it’s easy for people to be intimidated by that imbalance – even if it’s unintended. Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 6: Don’t blame people for their disorders

Don’t blame people with disorders for behaving like people with disorders Continue reading

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Privileged glimpses 5: Don’t expect perfection.

Don’t expect your service user to perform perfectly. You don’t so why should they? Continue reading

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