On 12/01/09 6:49 AM, Guy Dewsbury wrote: -------------------- Hi Peter Really like your post on ADLs, but it seems that ADLs whenever they are used omit the need of the person in preference to the risk associated with them. I am sure you would agree, that is why I tend to pay a passing nod to ADLs but instead concentrate on what the person actually wants and aspires to and see how this can be achieved.
I wonder what your take on this is. I would have thought that aspiration and need are critical in mental health as well, in fact I would posit that by concentrating on ADLs it is easier to omit looking beyond them to the real needs of the person. Over to you.. Guy
On 12/01/09, Peter Jones wrote: -------------------- Hi Guy Thanks for your comments and feedback. I quite agree - in a way that's what the blog post is saying. If you look at the basic ADLs they are 'placed' or associated with the sciences - processes - physical tasks. That's why I highlighted some of the psychological aspects in the intra-interpersonal domain.
For example, in future posts I may add the way that there are a lot of people with quite chronic respiratory problems, but they carry on as their behaviour has modified such that they know they can no longer run for the bus. Although an assessment of respiration may reveal their (medical) problem their needs are elsewhere.
Perhaps - if you don't mind - I could post your reply and my note above on the blog as a follow-up - since the comments are disabled.
Cheers Guy appreciate your getting in touch. Peter J.
-------------------- Guy Dewsbury has sent you a message. Date: 12/02/2009 Hi Peter Happy for you to post anything you want. Great reply too Guy