The Practice of Mutual Change

  • John J. McGee
  • Frank J. Menolascino

Abstract

Several supportive techniques can be mobilized to effectuate and intensify the mutual change process. In assuming responsibility for this change, caregivers need to have the skills to enable the establishment of feelings of companionship. This is much easier said than done since each marginalized individual brings unique emotional challenges to the situation. Some might fear the caregiver and rebel against any interactions. Others might be consumed by an overwhelming sadness and withdraw from any contact. Some individuals will be mentally ill, others, mentally retarded, and still others, aged. Some will have strong supportive networks while others will be alone and abandoned. Some will be destitute, unemployed, and homeless while others will have material goods and yet still be burdened by feelings of apartness.

Keywords

Supportive Technique Mutual Change Mutual Engagement Slight Indication Choice Making 
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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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