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John's Reassessment of His Emotions

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John reassesses his emotions like this. He now fills in the appropriate and appropriate action columns (changes in bold)

EMOTIONS

EMOTION STRENGTH
(0 -100)
ABOUT
WHAT
APPROPRIATE
(yes,partly,no,?)
APPROPRIATE
ACTION
Anxiety/ Worry/Despair
98- 70
Letting mother down by doing the wrong thing
yes
seek to make a wise decision
Anxiety
95- 60
Possibility of mother being depressed yes
careful choice of options to reduce likelihood  of depression
Guilt
95- 70
Abandoning/ failing to care for mother
partly (depending what else do)
care for mother
Fear

90
Of not being able to cope
partly
consider the wisdom of this option carefully
Hope 
90-70
that can spend an intimate "last summer" together

partly
seek to make a wise decision
Concern
85
For mother's wish to remain out of hospital,
?(but what are my mother's wishes?)
take into  account mother's wishes when making decision
Anxiety
80- 90
Danger of medical mishap if out of hospital yes
careful choice of options to reduce likelihood of medical mishap
Pride/ Self Respect 
80-70
Over looking after mother at home
partly(certainly was very kind but depends also upon the wisdom of looking after the mother at home)
seek to make a wise decision that can take pride in
Anger 
75-50
At the implication by the medical authorities that he was unable to look after his mother
partly
carefully reconsider how able you are to look after mother at home
Guilt
70- 50
Fall Down the Stairs
partly but did believe was doing the right thing
none but try to work out how to avoid similar mishaps in future
Sadness  
70
Medical condition of the mother
yes
seek to positively accept this sad fact of life
Suspicion 
70-50
At medical authorities recommendations
?
seek independent medical advice, carefully consider what Drs say
Fear
40
Upsetting mother, and her angry response if leave her in hospital
partly
try to take mother's wishes into account where reasonable
Anger
35-30
At mother for being put in this situation
partly
none

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