SEMINAR TRAINING FOR CONTRACEPTIVE CARE – WHAT SORT OF DOCTOR? (SECOND CHANCES)
Sometimes doctors are given second chances, and it is possible that the belated recognition of the ‘teacher’ who was provoked in the doctor and nurse by the patient will make it possible to explore the ‘childish’ behaviour at the next visit.
Other feelings in the doctor can be seen to have developed in response to the patient. Irritability, anger and even a particular degree of sadness or despair become subjects of study. Indeed, the feelings may be projected from the patient, via the presenting doctor, into the group. For instance, unconscious aspects of the patient may be seen particularly clearly when her or his ambivalent feelings reveal themselves by a split in the feelings and sympathies of the group members themselves.