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Brief Report: The Projection Process in Health Care Systems
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Kathleen B. Kerr, MSN, MA

This essay presents an application of Bowen’s concept of the projection process to health care systems. Concepts of differentiation, anxiety, and the family as an emotional system underlie the concept of the projection process. These concepts were first described in families but also apply to health care systems. Emotional process in health care systems can impinge on the functioning of patients. The medical model with its focus on diagnosis and treatment and today’s emphasis on technology can increase the probability of the projection process occurring. Professionals can decrease the intensity of emotional process through attention to their own functioning, especially by recognizing and managing their own anxiety.

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