Nazareth Community workers commit to embodying the following values in their interactions and interventions with Nazareth Community residents: CHEER
Compassion and Understanding
- Does my/our chosen course of action demonstrate compassion and understanding towards the resident?
- Does it take into consideration the resident’s unique histories, feelings, needs, abilities, and/or the reasons for their request or behaviour?
- In addition to the presentation of the symptoms, have I reflected on the causes of the symptoms?
- Does my/our chosen course of action foster reasonable and sustainable hope?
- Which course of action will empower the resident, support their autonomy, and encourage them to learn new skills?
- Am I working harder than the resident?
- Which personal values are affecting my/our work with the resident? Is this appropriate, or is it jeopardizing the resident’s empowerment, autonomy and ability to connect within his/her community
Equity and Fairness
- Is my/our chosen course of action fair?
- Does it fall in line with the way other residents have been treated in the past?
- If not, what is my/our justification for treating this resident differently?
- Will this chosen course of action have ramifications within the community?
Respect and Dignity
- Does my/our chosen course of action demonstrate respect towards the resident, the other residents and safeguard their dignity?
- Does my chosen course of action infantilize the resident?
Finally, it is important that we ask ourselves: Have I/we reflected enough on this situation before acting?