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confrontation

 
the act of facing or being made to face one's own attitudes and shortcomings, the way one is perceived, and the consequences of one's behavior, or of causing another to face these things. It is a therapeutic technique which demonstrates where change must begin, but which also has destructive potential.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·fron·ta·tion

(kon'frŏn-tā'shŭn),
The act by the therapist, or another patient in a therapy group, of openly interpreting a patient's resistances, attitudes, feelings, or effects on either the therapist, the group, or its member(s).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

confrontation

Psychiatry Bellicose communication that deliberately invites a Pt or client to self-examine some aspect of his/her behavior in which there is a discrepancy between words and deeds
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

con·fron·ta·tion

(kon'frŏn-tā'shŭn)
The act by the therapist, or another patient in a therapy group, of openly interpreting a patient's resistances, attitudes, feelings, or effects on either the therapist, the group, or its member(s).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

confrontation

1. Insistence by one person that another person should give due attention and weight to data asserted or opinions expressed.
2. A rough method of visual field testing in which the examiner compares the extent of the area of the patient's visual perception with his or her own, while sitting face to face and with opposite eyes mutually fixated.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about confrontation

Q. When it comes to stress and confrontation, any suggestions on how to deal with that. all i can do is cry and withdraw. I've found that this doesn't solve a thing or resolve any issue that may be at hand. I am unable to cope with these situations. I would love some ideas to try and deal with life and to allow my life to continue when it comes to things like this.

A. I heard from members of our group that just just discussing your daily feelings makes you them feel better. This is very useful to people. Please tell us more and share with us. There are so many people that care here.

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Overall, industrial relations in the Australian public service during the 1970s became increasingly confrontationist, resulting in events previously unseen in the Australian public service.
I agree with you that the high-profile columnists, more of them seem to adopt the confrontationist approach and to see Islam as a hostile monolithic.
In this process she wrecked the Congress party, repudiated the longstanding practice of inter-party democracy and drove the opposition parties and regional leaders to adopt confrontationist politics leaving behind a fractured polity.
The new government dismantled the confrontationist policies against neighbouring states and unveiled a policy that sought national resilience through economic development.
Is Lawrence expressing his own opinion when he says, `The Aboriginal community in the Park is factionalised, confrontationist and undergoing major internal reinterpretation of roles and responsibilities and the control of resources and finances' (p.
Girls in school are less likely than boys to take a confrontationist approach when they are placed in the situation of having to accept a humiliated subservient role in relation to teachers and academically "bright" pupils, but some young women do, and the results for girls are equally educationally disastrous (Walker, 1993).
There is not yet a confrontationist culture in ANZSYS, although it does occur from time to time.
Australia was about to go through an (unintelligent) Thatcherite experiment several years before Thatcher came to power in the UK as the Fraser government from 1975 on cumulatively introduced monetarist policies combined with an ugly confrontationist approach between government, capital and labour.
How can measurements be put into place to enhance the transfer of improvements from the private sector to the public sector within a less confrontationist framework?
This is well-documented in Campus Wars 'account of the movement at SUNY-Buffalo, where one of the most vocal confrontationist leaders of SUNY-Buffalo SDS and the Buffalo Draft Resistance Union (BDRU) was an FBI informer and agent provocateur.