Ladder

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Running head: LADDER OF INFERANCE 1 Susan Valliere Ladder of Inference, a Case Study Southern New Hampshire University LADDER OF INFERANCE 2 Abstract The case study given is a classic case where a patient’s belief, (real, false interpretation of facts) influences their behavior and is a barrier to receiving quality and/or appropriate care. The ladder of influence and its steps will show how ones “beliefs, accurate or not, affect quality of care received, and the importance of health care providers to dispel any misconceptions a patient may possibly have. The subject in this case study “Mia” jumped to the wrong conclusions. This short paper will use the…show more content…
She heard the head nurse say “I don 't know why her parents bring her here... We can 't meet her needs and we are short-staffed.” She didn’t hear the rest of the conversation, not that it would matter too much. Considering all other factors, she was already predisposed to feeling like a burden no one can or is willing to handle. Even the healthiest well-adjusted child with strong family ties teen is apt to pull the negative out of any conversation. Starting out with that statement was irresponsible of the head nurse, why would “Mia” listen any further? She was probably embarrassed and distraught to focus on the rest of conversation or situation. The sixth is developing beliefs based on these “conclusions”. Her conclusions were based on all the above factors. She should LADDER OF INFERANCE 5 of thought it through more but considering the circumstances and being “let down” by the adults in her life , it was an easy conclusion to make. Because of this one acts based on these conclusions (top of ladder) which is usually very flawed since it may not be fact based. What’s worse is the beliefs get even further from the truth as the beliefs as it creates a vicious circle. Such in this case she feels like a burden and not worth the effort, which lead her to refusing care altogether. True, is she focused more on the true facts, and not assumptions, and false conclusions things might have been
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