Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to have you around my table. Thank you. Several days ago I wrote the article, Is the Medical Model of Treatment Defining and Keeping You in a “Box”? Today, I would like to share this article in video format. I create video presentations of my articles to share the information with individuals who learn more effectively through listening and watching. Below I will share an excerpt from the written article. As you listen to and watch the video presentation of the article, may you find the encouragement to move out of the “box”. May you find the freedom to no longer be intimidated or shrink back because of societal stigmatization.
“Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. In my experience, I have learned a hard lesson many times. The lesson is that people can not give me what they themselves do not possess. Does not mean that they are inadequate or bad people, just that I wind up frustrated when I seek to get what I need from them. I have heard this experience as likened to going to a hardware store looking to find bread. Hardware stores do not have bread, no matter how many times I may go looking and hoping to find bread in a hardware store.
In my experience, I liken the medical model of treating patients to a hardware store. The likening is related to beyond the diagnosis and treatment. The medical model many times focuses on the diagnosis and prognosis, instead of on hope. What the patient / individual / consumer may be told is that they may never be able to do…, because of the diagnosis or prognosis. In my experience, I have found that the medical model tends to put individuals in “boxes” by associating them with a diagnosis’ — a statement or a conclusion, and / or by a prognosis’ — what is or is not going to happen in the future. In July of 2013, I wrote a 2 Part series, Traumatic Brain Injury, Labeling Theory and Societal Stigmatization to explore the impact of such a “box”.”
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