Our Interactions

Valuing versus Domination
  • John J. McGee
  • Frank J. Menolascino

Abstract

Before worrying about others’ actions and interactions, let us question what we do and how we do it. Caregiving interactions are complex and bear directly on how others interact with us. We need to reflect on ourselves before examining others. Many traits and practices make it hard for us to focus on being value-givers. If we want to start centering our interactions on valuing, we need to look at all our interactions and question what they are expressing. Our challenge is to dramatically increase those that symbolize valuing and decrease those that represent any feeling of overpowering the person. The purpose of this is to establish the beginning of a new relationship based on the desire to be with one another instead of obedience to our commands.

Keywords

Physical Contact Physical Intervention Physical Restraint Behavioral Difficulty Contingent Reward 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • John J. McGee
    • 1
  • Frank J. Menolascino
    • 1
  1. 1.Creighton University Medical CenterOmahaUSA

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