What does clinical humility look like?

Bill White recently put out a thought-provoking call for addiction professionals and institutions to engage in self inventory and practice professional humility:

The challenges for each of us who work in this special service ministry and for the specialized industry of addiction treatment include conducting a regular inventory of clinical and administrative policies and practices to identify areas of inadvertent harm, altering conditions linked to such harm, making amends for such injuries, and developing mechanisms to prevent such injuries in the future.

He highlights an example I’d been meaning to share:

Chris Budnick, an addictions professional in North Carolina and founding Board Chair for Recovery Communities of North Carolina, Inc. (RCNC), recently responded to that question by preparing a formal letter of amends to the individuals, families, and communities he has served.

Chris’s reading of his letter is in the video above. The text can be read in Bill’s post here.

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