Good Psychosocial Care: The Fix-It Trap

Hospice palliative caregivers are especially susceptible to falling into the “fix-it” trap. How does it affect our selves and our effectiveness as caregivers?

Elizabeth Causton discusses the fix-it trap as a defence mechanism for coping with unfixable pain.

She identifies key features that will help you to understand if you’re caught in a fix it trap and how that might be affecting your care giving.

Timeline

  • 0’00” Start
  • 1’25” Definitions of “The Fix-it Trap”
  • 3’40” The Sweaters of Unfixable Pain
  • 4’30” The reasons for self-care
  • 5’21” How do we know we are in the fix-it trap?
  • 7’25” What are the effects of being in a fix-it trap – on our work, our lives, our selves?
  • 10″40 Summary

Chapter 5, pgs 143 to 147, On Being Up Close and Personal with the Dying, in Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, 2nd Edition, Katherine Murray, 2009.

On Being Up Close and Personal with the Dying, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care Workbook for HCW, Katherine Murray, 2010

On Being Up Close and Personal with the Dying, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care Workbook for Nurses, Katherine Murray, 2010

Credits
Written and recorded by Elizabeth Causton
All Rights Reserved Life and Death Matters 2010