Why Trust Is Needed In Care?
Absence of trust makes a person an architect of his own misery. Trust is a mechanism of protection that empowers a person with safety and security. Trust is of paramount importance as it enables us to reap higher benefits.
Trust is vital to care as it provides a framework in which the caregiver assesses the client, gains insight into the needs of the client and shoulders responsibilities to alleviate his sufferings. The client is able to achieve a sustainable progress by reposing faith in the caregiver. Besides, a trusted caregiver is a wonderful companion.
Trust coupled with care guarantees positive impact by improving the quality of life. It works like a medicine and enhances age. The three pillars of trust-compassion, integrity and patience provide a stable environment in familiar surroundings where one can face all challenges.
Lifelong healthy relationships are based on trust. Trust rejuvenates and saves us from being traumatised or belittled. Chances of betrayal are minimized.
IT WON’T BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT TO SUM UP THAT TRUST IS INDISPENSIBLE TO CAREGIVING.
How Do We Trust?
Building trust is a Herculean task. Fulfilling promises, honouring commitments and being accountable especially during hour of need and standing the test of times will make you trustworthy. Trust is initiated by telling the truth and not hiding anything. Working sincerely, not offending the other person and keeping secrets are few steps towards building trust. It involves assuring someone deep down of your good intentions along with doable commitments.
We use our own wisdom to evaluate the trustworthiness of a person and generally believe our gut feeling. Subtle looks, display of high level of self control, eagerness to adapt are a few signs of being trustworthy. Whereas, body language like staring abnormally or furtively, blinking or scratching, speaking in higher pitch, swallowing repeatedly etc are negative signs that ring a bell in your mind about the other person’s adverse intentions. Self awareness and emotional maturity influence our capacity to trust others.
All these subjective judgemental parameters are not a foolproof way of ascertaining trustworthiness. Use of technology is highly recommended to avoid perilous situations. Verifying the credentials of the person from the previous employer as well as neighbours, cross enquiring all the referrals and contacts on social networking sites, subjecting him to various psychometric tests and taking continuous feedback are a few steps that may not eliminate risk 100% but will definitely minimize the chances of betrayal.
Trust-an Issue in 21st Century
21st century is an age of materialism. Traditional bonding and mutual affinity are conspicuous by their absence.
Erosion of values in the modern world is the main fuel behind this fire. People abandon values to accomplish their unachievable dreams .Misuse of one’s position of advantage is commonly sighted and vulnerability is exploited to the optimum.
Incidents of fraud and treachery in society pull us back and dent our inclination to trust strangers. Betrayal leaves an indelible mark on our minds and makes us wary of similar consequences. Such experiences hamper our behaviour and deteriorate the quality of our lives.
One prefers to rely on oneself rather than be hurt by anyone. Absence of trust has led to misery and loneliness all around. Finding trustworthy people is the most strenuous thing today.
Trusting someone is a complex and multidimensional issue these days. Trust isn’t a one size- fits all situation. We can only trust those who are recommended by our own friends besides, having been quantified by a trustworthy network based on artificial intelligence.