The focus of this paper is the core concept that traumatic events may cause changes in one’s family life, reminders the traumatic experience, and other adversities in relation to the trauma. Amarika, an 18-month-old girl, was with her mother in the park when a stray bullet from gang violence hit Makisha, Her mother. This initial event caused many changes in Amarika’s life. Makisha had complications from surgery and had to stay in the hospital for an extended period of time. When Makisha was to return home, the family also faced the distress of her rehabilitation.
Even though some types of nursing home neglect are noticeable, numerous cases of nursing home neglect go unreported and ignored. Reporting nursing home neglect can make a difference between life and death for the patient being mistreated. Malnourishment, thirst, and ulcers are noteworthy worries for a nursing home patient. These physical forms of nursing home neglect may be more definitely identifiable for the patient’s family when they come to visit their loved ones. Wounds from nursing home drops, or choking in a nursing home bed, are likewise both instances of physical nursing home neglect (Gil,
This effect can be exasperated in married women who have contracted a chronic illness such as multiple sclerosis. This essay will now explore how experiences of space and place have been reconstructed in patients after they have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. According to the MS Society, multiple sclerosis ‘involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system’ (The National MS Society, 2015). Women who suffer from this chronic illness often consider themselves as doubly handicapped and lose confidence according to the same article. They believe that their ability to perform in the home space and workplace has been diminished because of illness.
Fights and arguments continued to plague the relationship between Sanchez and Buchholz and on July 20, she left him and descended into crisis. Emotional distress often exacerbates postpartum depression and Sanchez soon found herself in the emergency room at Metropolitan Methodist, asking for help. During this visit, Sanchez met with a counselor at the clinic that ushered her through her pregnancy. Upon speaking with the counselor, she stated that she had delusional, paranoid thoughts that other women were trying to breastfeed her baby and hearing voices which said that others would like to take her baby away. She also reported visual images of other children’s faces transposed on her baby’s face.
Many times nurses are faced with dilemmas at work. Whether due to culture or a difference of values, patients need to be treated individually, and with respect. This paper will discuss an ethical dilemma I faced during my nursing practice. Furthermore how the family perceived the dilemma, conflicting values and beliefs held by me and the family, and the data that was missing. Lastly the definition of culturally congruent care.
Child birth is a very critical event in a women's life, and for her family as well. Imagine having to give birth to a child inside a lobby or waiting area. It's a horrible thought, but unfortunately this is a very real scenario that many underprivileged women in this world have to face. I have witnessed, first-hand, pregnant women giving birth in waiting areas while waiting to be attended by a physician. While I was working as a surveillance officer at Paropakar Maternity Hospital, a central government hospital for obstetrics and gynecology, I had the opportunity to see with my own eyes the dire state of maternal health conditions in my country.
Cultural shock is unavoidable for almost newcomer refugee people. In the book” The Spirit Catch and You Will Fall” by Anne Fadiman described how Hmong and Western cultures has clashed over a post-natal care of the child and childbirth which caused a lot of stress and anxiety for Nao Kao family and the medical staffs at the Merced Community Medical Center. In Hmong culture, woman conceives, carries and
Abuse to the Elderly and its Implications to the Nursing Practice Name Institution Abuse to the Elderly and its Implications to the Nursing Practice The elderly are subjected to abuse all over around the world, either in their homes, in the relatives’ homes where they have been put up or in nursing homes. Their abusers are close family members and relatives, spouses, doctors, attorneys, professional caregivers as well as strangers. This abuse normally goes unnoticed as the elderly do not have a platform through which they can express the predicaments they go through, and according to Podnieks, it was until recently that it came to public attention though it have been known to exist (cited in Momirov & Durfrey, 2011). This is as a result of increase in number of gerontologists and “previous discoveries of child and wife battering” (Momirov & Durfrey, 2011). Elder abuse has been categorized into various types such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional/psychological abuse, financial abuse and neglect.
I would be around nurses and doctors twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during this time. This is when I knew I wanted to be a nurse. During this time of my life I was around nurses and doctors 24/7; however, there was a certain nurse that affected me in the greatest way, she helped me choose my future career. This nurse would spend hours upon hours changing my bandage for my IV. This bandage change hurt tremendously, I hated getting my bandage changed.
Introduction Since the ancient age of medicine till the present times, nurses and their professionalization through the exposure to advanced education and latest techniques has been a subject of very many significant debates. Worldwide, nurses have developed themselves into professionals with a great deal of knowledge, as witnessed by the development of nursing protocols and guidelines. Despite these progresses, it has been concluded by many studies and a thesis that nurse are not able to avail the fair recognition that comes with these advancements by the masses. Smith & Mackie identify and define stereotyping as ‘a cognitive representation or impression of a social group that people form by associating particular characteristics and emotions