Pitfalls

The general practitioner who is too closely attached to one or more members of the family can easily become trapped in the role of the 'rescuer' or 'saviour' of those members. The best defence against this trap is to respect the family's autonomy and work with the family to achieve the goals the family sets for itself, thus avoiding three major pitfalls for the general practitioner in treating families:

1. assuming personal responsibility for changing the family

2. working alone, neglecting the assistance of the family

3. becoming a 'rescuer' or 'saviour'

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