Dialogue

The Expression of Human Valuing
  • John J. McGee
  • Frank J. Menolascino

Abstract

We have looked into the purposes of caregiving and the factors that comprise a relationship based on companionship. We have emphasized the need to establish this as our fundamental goal and have spelled out three initial processes that need to be taught if this purpose is to unfold: the establishment of feelings of safety and security, engagement, and valuing. We have also described the main factors that make up the beginning of this relationship, both in ourselves and in the other, and have emphasized the mutual change that transpires. Questioning our relationship and putting valuing at the center of our day-to-day interactions essentially leads us to a newer and deeper practice that we call dialogue. Since human relationships and interactions are so intertwined with mutual feelings, dialogue with the marginalized person facilitates and centers the entire process. It is the core that permeates a value-centered relationship.

Keywords

Foster Mother Warm Blood Dialogue Dialogue Sharp Observer Clenched Hand 
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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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