Kerri has identified some important cultural needs in her story, including feeling her grandmother around her when she’s distressed, wanting to have the seclusion room blessed and keeping a taonga close to her. Changing the language of a story can completely change its meaning. Try rewriting Kerri’s story from a medical perspective. How has it changed? What might those changes in language and meaning mean for your practice?
Advocacy is an important part of our clinical role. Would you be brave enough to advocate for Kerri’s football? What strategies could you use to gain acceptance from the rest of the clinical team?