A sociotherapeutic milieu in inpatient treatment or coaching
In the Netherlands, over the last decennia, nurses were educated in one of three disciplines:
I prefer, concerning sociotherapy, the term coaching instead of treatment.
During the last few years education of nurses is changing to a more all-round basic education with a specialisation on physical, psychichiatric and mental issues, during the last part of the training.
Historically, the nurses function(ed) as an extension of the physician's policy. Coinciding with the evolution of the technical side of medical care and the increased professional identity, a trend towards more independent operational responsibility of nurses is observed.
Due to the historical situation of the professional nurse, where hierarchical relations may be observed between physician and client, between nurse and physician and between the nurse and the client, special features can be observed in these relationships.
One of the characteristics of the relation between physician and nurse is the dependability of the nurse, which is based on "inequality". Inequality in sharing the same rights and values as a person.The recognition and acceptance of this "inequality" is important for the development of the sociotherapy.
The inequality between physician and nurse is expressed in:
The relation between nurse and client shows identical signs of "inequality". This inequality is, in my opinion, induced/caused by the principle "inequality" between physician and nurse, as if the "power gap" between nurse and physician is copied to the relation between nurse and client.
The group of nurses identifying the "power gap" as a possible obstacle
during coaching of clients with psychological and psychiatric problems
are the sociotherapists.
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Deze bladzijde is het laatst gewijzigd op 2 januari 2005