Boundaries, Dilemmas, and Awareness

09-30-2016 12:12

As helping professionals, we work with shaping, increasing, decreasing, etc behaviors in our faculty, residents, and patients. Therefore, there is the potential to have a number of service opportunities offered and the be heavily relied upon for any number of situations. Being a helping professional has the benefit or side effect of pleasing others and gaining approval. While neither one of these ‘benefits’ are the primary reason we do this work, it feels good when that happens. However, there are risks to saying “yes” all of time, which include burnout, finding ourselves in complicated situations/ethical dilemmas, avoiding disapproval at a personal costs, and decreased career satisfaction. Because of the diversity of roles we are asked to engage in, one may find that teaching, patient care, and collegial relationships are impacted. Therefore, have you ever wished you had just said no in one of these situations, asked for more clarity before committing, wish you could say no more often, or understood why no is so hard to incorporate in to our vocabulary? We will outline how to gain self-awareness about the setting appropriate boundaries, discuss how ethical dilemmas can arise from our inability to say no, and increase awareness about how diversity and culture factors impact our ability to use “no.”

#ForumforBehavioralScienceinFamilyMedicine #2016

Author(s):Molly S Clark, Ph.D., & Jeffrey Sternlieb, Ph.D.
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