Learning How to
Practice Without Pressure

Practice Without Pressure (PWP) is both a philosophy of care, and a process using that philosophy of care.  PWP is meant for anyone who experiences stress or anxiety during medical, dental or personal care procedures, but especially people with intellectual or cognitive disabilities.  It also incorporates their families and caregivers, and the professionals and clinicians who serve them. 

Humility

The quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people

 

Courage

The ability to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

 

Sense of Humor

The ability to find enjoyment and/or experience fun in life

Respect

An understanding that someone or something is important, serious, etc. and should be treated in an appropriate way

 

Integrity

The quality of being honest and fair

 

Optimism

An inclination to believe in the most favorable outcome

Competence

Having the necessary ability or skills to do something well or well enough to meet a standard

 

Compassion

Sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it

 

Responsibility

The quality or state of being reliable and trustworthy

Collaboration

To cooperate and work together with others to accomplish something

Wisdom

The experiential knowledge and ability to judge what is proper or reasonable

Flexibility

Willing or disposed to yield

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INDIVIDUALS

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CLINICIANS

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CAREGIVERS