Cone of Silence :)
Have we really thought about this word? It describes the degree to which our difficult conversations and knowledge about our ‘patient’ remains inside the group.
Within the care group that we have chosen to trust we can explore our ideas, our new emotions. We can hear back from others their validation, their safe and well intentioned correction, and their own latest thoughts and feelings. Very unlike social media.
What is the make-up of your care group, or team? Siblings? A caregiver support person and some relatives? A spouse and a child?
Containment is like the face to face conversation where there is no chance of a leak. Safe. Speak your mind. Share the latest developments and care notes for your ‘patient’, whoever that may be.