Use of force in medical centre
Jacoby tries to explain the effect of medical metaphors in a writing centre context. In it he relates the writer and writing assistant relationship with that of patient and doctor; however he realizes that a student is not a disease to be cured. He sees Autonomy as the fundamental respect which is given to an individual by another, beneficence as one that shows the intended purpose for a person ethical practice and finally he views paternalism as a vice that can be used to limit ones autonomy. He goes on to say that the writer’s competence in decision making is very likely to be compromised incase he uses a writing assistants (Jay 143).
The role of a student is seen to be more than passive because they come in class with the idea that their lecturers are the ones to play the majority role and their role (students) is only mere presence. The communication power is highlighted when the audiences are obliged to listen with critical awareness as this will give more meaning both from the words used and the physical signs used by the tutor, however Jacoby goes on to say that self creation and innovativeness are promoted when it comes to online exchanges.
A writer’s independence and role in decision making is further compromised by his assistants who normally tell the writer what and how to say with the justification that they are only offering their views on issues.
In the use of force: in medical and centre practice we realize that ethics in medical institutions has caused great dilemmas and in also in the writing centre practices. Jacoby goes on to appreciate the fact that a person’s self interest complicates his desires of doing well to others. Jacoby goes on to portray more ethical issues when he talks about passive writers who seem to be so much unwilling to fight and claim back the authority, he goes on to say that they (passive writers) do not even discuss their preliminary thoughts or even their drafts as the best writers do (Jay 149).
As I come to the conclusion I wish to comment on the essay regarding to the use of force medical ethics and centre practice. The new and upcoming writing centre individuals gain a lot on the ethics involved which will build a strong foundation in their work and give them the much needed experience. From the essay we also learn that, though the composition work is difficult and demanding the outcome (fruits) got is so good that one forgets the hardships passed through.
Complexities shown acts as a wake up call to other writers to come up with more issues in other fields. To deal with those ethical issues effectively one has to fully understand the principle of informed judgment and then translate it from the point of medical practice to one of writing centre conferences.
Writers are also to be seen as decision makers and their assistants should work hard to ensure that the role of decision making is kept active and informed at all times.
The assistant writers should know what they should do and when they should do as this will enable to fight any conflict that come up between them and their seniors. In the student’s part they should be playing an active role in class and not to see their tutors as the ones who should be in charge of class activities (Jay 154).
Jacoby, Jay. “The Use of Deadly Force: Medical Ethics and Center Practive.” In The St. Martin’s Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. 3rd Ed. Christina Murphy and Steve Sherwood. Boston. New York: Bedford/ St. Martin’s, 2008:141-155.