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Mediation defining terms

Mediation defining terms - come to agreements which sound...

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Ethical Practice Batchelor A. Respect for dignity- The mediator must ensure that they do not violate either of the participant’s values. Because the disagreement could have serious consequences it is important to make both parties feel they respected by the mediator and their partner. B. Equality- Both participants also must feel that they are being treated equally. If one side feels as though they have the advantage the discussion progress could come to a halt. C. Fairness- The issue must be discussed in an impartial manner. Keeping the focus of the discussion equally distributed allows both sides to have their opinions heard. D. Rationality- There is no doubt that the conversation will be full of emotion; however it is necessary to ensure that the topics are discussed with logic. It is not beneficial to
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Unformatted text preview: come to agreements which sound okay on paper but are not rationally possible. E. Neutrality- The mediator is simply the person who facilitates the discussion in a productive and fair manner. They must remain the third party who will not show favor to one side; this would defeat the purpose of the discussion. F. Sympathy- Demonstrating a true care for the situation allows the participants to feel as though the mediatory has a vested interest in resolving the conflict. G. Peace- If the discussion turns into an argument, no progress can be made. The mediator must explain to the participants the importance of remaining calm....
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