© Helen Lesser 2014
If a patient disagrees with the standard definition of guilt, that the two requirements of Action and Intention are not both equally required, then further questioning is required.
If a patient insists that guilt was appropriate or that their actions were malicious or unprovoked, then there is more information to be found.
A bad person does not feel bad for doing a bad thing.
If the emotion of guilt does lie at the root of a reaction or interpretation then there is something more to find and an explanation of what took place is needed.
As ever, the direction is clear…. Find Out Why.
If the patient caused the harm
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