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Mutuality and shared power as an alternative to coercion and force

Shery Mead (University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, USA)
Beth Filson (Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA)

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

ISSN: 2042-8308

Article publication date: 12 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how mutuality and shared power in relationship can avoid coercion and force in mental health treatment.

Design/methodology/approach

This is not a research design. It is rather an opinion piece with extensive examples of the approach.

Findings

The authors have found that using these processes can enable connection; the key to relationship building.

Originality/value

This paper is totally original and stands to offer the field, a new perspective.

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Citation

Mead, S. and Filson, B. (2017), "Mutuality and shared power as an alternative to coercion and force", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 144-152. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-03-2017-0011

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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