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BSHS442 / BSHS 442 / Week 1 DQs and Summary

BSHS442 / BSHS 442 / Week 1 DQs and Summary

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Week 1 DQs and Summary

Compare and Contrast the role of an advocate with the role of a mediator. (Barsky, 1993) When two parties undergo the process of negotiation, both the parties try to get the outcome in their favor. The same predicament is present during litigation or conflict resolution process when an advocate comes forward to enable the interested clients in making decisions on their own by providing them with useful information on how to resolve a conflict. Of course, an advocate can also influence the outcome directly. The advocate is usually well equipped with the conflict resolution skills and expertise to enforce a balance of power between the conflicting parties and to do so the advocate makes use of expertise, associations, and possession of resources, control of procedures, legitimacy, sanctions, nuisance, habit, morality, and personal attribute. An individual, an agency or even a policy can be influenced by an advocate. Moreover, they may try to penetrate at more than one level simultaneously if they find the decision making environment positive. During negotiation or litigation or other similar processes a third party who is called a mediator can help the interested party with necessary conflict resolution techniques. However, a mediator cannot affect the decision directly. In fact, a mediator is simply a coach or a facilitator who knows about the ways of managing conflicts in a constructive manner and staying away from ineffective interaction patterns. Barsky, 2007. Introduction. Retrieved August 30, 2011, from www.myresourcephoenix.edu. Barsky, 2007. Advocacy. Retrieved August 30, 2011, from www.myresourcephoenix.edu.

What are your client’s strengths as a negotiator? What are your client’s limitations? As an advocate trying to help the client negotiate on the client’s own behalf. nuisance power. She should be helped in a way so that she can prepare advocacy brief and continue with confidence. I can train her in problem solving and persuasion skills. . My interest in this subject has come of great help. She should get all the necessary information she needs. We will need to use some useful tools like discussion and persuasion. I can help her set reasonably alternative goals. respect. Advocacy. To help the client on her own behalf I can suggest collaborative and peaceful interventions. I can make her familiar with what her rights are. At the same time my client as a negotiator will be lacking in resource power. from www. 2007. I really enjoy the texts of this course. Moreover. Consider the sources of power identified in your reading. The strengths would come from these sources that can be termed as procedural power. I had to struggle first to feel confident. 2011. First of all let us look at the sources of power in this case.Identify a client that could use assistance in advocating. It’s true that I had the habit of going through the university library and browsing internet to read articles. She may try to refuse accepting help but I have to keep my calm. Retrieved August 30. and partnership. I started to read more on human resources.edu. That is why when I came to this course from a management class. she will need lot of assistance from me as the advocate. Of course. I wanted to accept a learning challenge by choosing a different area of interest for my individual paper. what types of interventions would you suggest? A classic example of a client asking for assistance in advocating is a wife who is divorcing. The discussion questions helped me have better understanding. I can immerse myself more in the CASA training I am taking. Although I was quite familiar with abuse advocacy and hospice advocacy. This way I can emphasize on nonviolence. I am ready to prepare myself for my future career and that is why I want to get a clear idea of different useful practices and terms. As the client will continue on her own behalf. habitual power. Barsky. moral power. mediation will be needed while she goes on with joint problem solving effort.myresourcephoenix. Now I understand the basics of arbitration also. associational power and sanction power. BSHS 442 Weekly Summary 1 I find this course of great use for my future career. All this will help me to be an efficient advocate. Also. Now I feel happy that I made the right choice to gain a lot from this course. and personal power. By monitoring her actions and providing her with constructive feedback I can support her in finding a reasonable outcome. Now I can differentiate between advocacy and mediation.

This is going to be the beginning of a great journey. This is the way I feel now as the learning team I am working with is always pushing me forward. . I do not feel any pressure even though this is the beginning week. I have found my ideal place and team of learning. I feel at home with the course.

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