Where can we find Hope (in clinical practice)?

Aug 16, 2018

Where can we find Hope (in clinical practice)?

Where can we find hope?

Across my clinical work in a locked forensic setting,
I have overseen multiple relapses.
Relapses of the different people or the same individual;
Relapses for wide range of different reasons.

The more I work with them,
the deeper I realize how difficult it is for them to think of the word hope.

How can someone locked down for years connect with freedom, even it just means walking on the street?
How can someone surrounded by a medical team 24/7 consider the word independence?
How can someone taking heavy medication for years believe he/she could be well again?

It hits me how our system and us professionals’ planned recovery pathway somehow becomes the biggest hindrance.
People do get discharged and leave the system,
Only to return because they struggle in many ways to navigate the society on their own again.
Our system focuses on getting well.
But what does it even mean as being well.
The patients are puppets, and do not even
know what they even wanted.

And yet the biggest power within oneself is hope.
When there is no hope, there is no purpose in life. No Motivation. Self discipline.
Where is hope for these people?
Perhaps I am not looking for an answer, but it becomes my biggest reminder for my clinical work –
What does it mean to find hope.

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