By Paul Brodwin
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Young. Driving away from the scene, Verna interpreted it according to professional norms: You see how she repeats the same thing. Arguing with her doesn’t work. She just digs her heels in even more. She’s decompensating. I wonder if she’s planning to go to Arkansas, where her mother lives. I’m wondering if she’s planning to leave town. I have to call Nancy Bauer [the county’s legal counsel in charge of commitments]. . It’s sad. Before, I could have a conversation with her about her family. I don’t know if I believed what she was saying.
Of nothing. You have to find a way out. Coercion, Confidentiality, and the Moral Contours of Work Bibliography Index Acknowledgments This book is a collective project, and it would not exist without the longstanding generosity of colleagues and the support of friends. ” Staff members allowed me to enter their tightly knit work group and share their frustrations and (rare) triumphs. They created a role for me—as friend, witness, and interested outsider—as they struggled to care for some of the most disenfranchised people in the United States.
It is acid-free and EcoLogo certified. For the clients and staff at “Eastside Services” The work of treating the chronically mentally ill in the community, often tedious, monotonous, apparently endless, and emotionally draining, represents a heavy load for any individual to manage alone. —Mary Ann Test, Continuity of Care in Community Treatment (1979) What matters is to give each person back the confidence that people can have in themselves, that they can lose in any social milieu, by some accident, by some event happening in your life.