RECOVERY TAKE HOME MESSAGES from Kathy Baranyi MD

nautilus shellRecovery is the act of becoming truly compassionate towards consumers and their families

  • Recovery is the act of becoming truly compassionate towards consumers and their families. It instructs us to let them be our guide in treatment.
  • Recovery informs our decisions by acknowledging a person’s right to be:
  • Valued and respected
  • Included in decisions
  • Talked to rather than about
  • Included in discussions of plans
  • Included in meetings
  • Able to see their chart
  • Identified as a person with various roles
  • THE CENTER OF THEIR TEAM
  • Recovery challenges us to make our system “openhearted” and safe.
  • It challenges us to remove barriers to consumers and their families.
  • It asks us to see the world as the people we serve, see it.
  • Recovery is inclusive and welcoming.
  • Staff is challenged to care for each other and their own wellbeing.
  • Mentoring, empathy, and a willingness to learn from each other foster staff curiosity, risk taking, and creativity.
  • Recovery encourages NEGOTIATION rather than demands. It assumes that clients and their families have something to offer. Negotiation is an art and is the method of choice to help consumers and their family members make empowering decisions.
  • Recovery cannot occur without HOPE
  • Recovery cannot occur in a COERCIVE ENVIRONMENT
  • Recovery means INTERDEPENDENCE
  • Remember to ALWAYS INVOLVE THE FAMILY
  • ADVOCATE to improve those parts of our system which discourage recovery
  • Recovery invites the assumption that we all have problems. We must be open to working with a variety of consumers and families in a collaborative manner.
  • Our offices should be a place of acceptance and sanctuary. The multitude of small things that exclude consumers, must be identified and abolished.
  • Recovery insists that the organization provide a safe and supportive place for staff to
  • maximize their creativity and talents.

 

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