I have a guest post on the Philosophy, Psychology and Real Life blog.  It is about how responsibility tends to be a part of a job.  I look at how responsibility is part of the professions and how knowledge affects responsibility – especially in the ‘caring professions’.  I then narrow the focus to counselling and the different jobs (as I see them) of the counsellor and client.  It’s called Different Jobs, Equal Responsibility.

It’s a fairly abstract post but I think it is an important issue, so I hope you like it.  Evan

3 Comments to “Different Jobs, Equal Responsibility”

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  2. Mark says:

    Evan,
    I went over and read your post. It was nice to come out and play with the adults for a while.

    My experience with my Primary care Dr. has been that he tends to just throw meds at the situation. That seems to be the answer for everything. Oh sure he tells his nurse on the way out. “Give him a pamphlet on…” He’s done this in the last two visits I’ve had with him. He’s spent his 5 mins with me than out the door he goes. Hardly a give and take I’d say.

    On the other hand my Social Worker probably because he has an hour as compared to 5 min. is more engaged in my life. He gives me task to complete,for the next time I come in. He has ideas for me to try. In fact dammit he’s trying to make me responsible for my own wellbeing. Perish the thought.He is at least a “partner” in the progress.

    One other quick comment on management that I found in a lot of situations when dealing with managers is, that in to many cases they have been promoted to their level of incompetence

  3. Evan says:

    Hi Mark,

    Very true about managers in my experience. I think the division of our health into little boxes – doctors, social workers and so on – is a big problem. “Care teams” ie management and cost reduction teams, are often no improvement.

    Thanks for your comment. I hope you are managing to get healthier (even if it is despite the health system).

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