1. Articluate the value of positive relationships. Understand the power of intimte relationships.

2. Identify relationships and relationship factors that are important to him/her.

3. Understand the health benefits of meaningful relationships.

4. Recognize the difference between scientific and an interpersonal ways of knowing. Recognize how social structures and social practices influence relationships.

5. Analyze the role of culture and power in mediating relationship quality, including that of the health care professional and patient.

6. Understand how language provides the framework for the acquisition of new knowledge.

7. Recognize how scientific language objectifies relationships.

8. Apply the concept of ‘witnessing' to the healer's role reflect on the difference between engagement and detachment.

9. Recognize the infrastructural nature of hierarchy.

10. Define transference/ countertransference. Define the limits of self-disclosure in professional behavior.

11. Articulate differences between the nurse's and physician's role.

12. Encounter examples of functional and dysfunctional relationships between health care professionals and patients.

13. Articulate fundamental components of a successful doctor-patient (or nurse-patient) relationship.



Section 2 > Exercise 9 > Gender Bender

Look at the following painting by Bruno Perillo.

Discussion questions

1.What serious art does this painting refer to? Is this painting serious art? For another example of Perillo's style, see the following website: Irvine Gallery

2.What aspects of this painting blur the boundaries of sexuality? Does the juxtaposition of serious art and the cartoonish/advertisement aspects of this painting contribute to the theme of blurred gender boundaries?

3. What do you think this painting is about? Use your imagination to interpret the painting as a reflection on sexual identity, sexuality and contraceptive technology.