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ERIC Number: ED018823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 139
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PROFESSIONAL AND CLIENT CHOICES IN CRITICAL SITUATIONS.
LEVITON, GLORIA L.
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A STUDY OF PROFESSIONAL--CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS IN THE REHABILITATION OF THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED. THE PURPOSES WERE--(1) TO INVESTIGATE VIEWS HELD BY PROFESSIONALS AND CLIENTS ABOUT "CRITICAL SITUATIONS" STEMMING FROM A CLIENT'S DISABILITY, (2) TO DETERMINE CONDITIONS UNDERLYING THESE VIEWS, AND (3) TO PROVIDE HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR THE TRAINING OF STUDENTS CONNECTED WITH REHABILITATION. TAKING PART IN THE STUDY WERE THREE GROUPS OF SUBJECTS, MOST OF WHOM HAD SPENT TIME IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS. THEY INCLUDED--(1) 20 ADULT PATIENTS IN A REHABILITATION HOSPITAL, (2) 20 PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS, AND (3) 20 STUDENTS IN TRAINING FOR VARIOUS HELPING PROFESSIONS. THE SUBJECTS WERE ASKED FOR INFORMATION THROUGH EXPERIMENTAL INTERVIEWS AND WERE GIVEN INFORMATION TO MAKE A DIALOGUE POSSIBLE BETWEEN THEM AND THE EXPERIMENTER. THE DATA WAS ANALYZED WITH EMPHASIS ON ITS QUALITATIVE ASPECTS. THE STUDY LED TO THE FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS--(1) SOME SITUATIONS CAN BRING ABOUT DIFFICULTY IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROFESSIONAL AND CLIENT, (2) THESE DIFFICULTIES CALL FOR CAUTION IN HANDLING, NOT THE ELIMINATION OF DIFFERENCES, AND (3) SOME DIFFERENCES IN VIEWPOINT BETWEEN PROFESSIONAL AND CLIENT CAN BE CONSTRUCTIVE. (RD)
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Authoring Institution: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Chicago, IL.
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