Communication and Johari Window in Health Care

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Clyde Hirschfeld
Accountant, Botswana

Communication and Johari Window in Health Care

How can the Johari Window aid to communication in the provision of health care?
Can it also be a hindrance? How?


Professor, Ukraine

Using Johari Window in Covid-19 Pandemic

During the quarantine period, nervous tension in society builds up, which does not contribute to mental health. If we use the Johari Window to relieve fear and tension during the pandemic, it is necessary to increase the area of public access to information. However, there is now a lack of truthful information about the pandemic, which does not help relieve tension in society at all.

Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Johari Window in Hospices and Mental Health Care

I used to volunteer in a hospice and spoke to many people towards the end of their lives. Listening was actually much more important than talking... Because we tried to let the patient/client set their hearts free, creating room for their final journey.
On the other hand, I noticed that if you give little or nothing in return and tell (almost) nothing about your own life, the patient will not be willing to share his or her innermost thoughts and/or concerns with you.
Therefore, in my experience, the Johari window is a very important principle to be aware of in mental health care.
Of course, you should never overdo it and talk too much about yourself. That will then be a hindrance for a proper mental process for the patient/client.


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