During the next two weeks as I fought off infection, I was acutely aware of how close I could be to my own death. As my health improved, I found myself reconsidering many things. Among these was that although I had been a nurse for over several years, I had been wanting to take another path for a long time, and I could no longer put it off. When I began college, I was not sure what I wanted to do with my life, so I picked up various coursework—some for enjoyment, some to start a potential career. I realized from prior jobs that I enjoyed helping and directly interacting with a diverse population.
Both patients are choosing to die and taking deliberate measures to do so by changing the routine(s) of their treatment. If the means to die by stopping medication are permissible, the means to die by taking medication ought to be permissible. The advent of technology has made many contributions to sustain life. However, before this technology, many people would die without years of suffering. Today, people with critical illnesses are given the option to stop treatment in order to hasten death.
W5 Application: Patient Safety Risks Nursing Home Setting This paper will focus on geriatric patients group with increased fall risk at nursing homes. A nursing home is chosen by as the selected healthcare setting. Nursing homes are not only for geriatric population, but for anyone who requires 24-hours care. Nursing homes focus their services for people who cannot be cared at home. Most nursing homes have nursing aides and skilled nurses on hand 24 hours a day.
I also believe that positivity in the presence of a patient is very important because, the hospital is not a place anybody wants to be, especially in Mr. Smith’s situation where he has had to stay for almost a month. It can become depressing and lonely so by being positive it might influence my patient to become more optimistic as well. Conclusion In conclusion, getting to know my patient helped me to understand what his current health perception, role relationship and goals were. From the knowledge gained I created my patient-centered provision of care. Furthermore, by learning my patient’s goals and the personal reasons for wanting to achieve those goals I helped motivate him in times of need.
What are your responsibilities? the position and her title is a nurse and she worked at a nursing home. My sister right now who is and licensed practical nurse and just finish her RN schooling. I learned they can work in the health care facilities and including hospitals and doctor’s offices, and their duties include providing routine care, observing patients' health, assisting doctors and registered nurses, and communicating with patients and their
Sometimes, “a focus on the patient’s autobiography silences all other members in her family” and this can be as spontaneous as dangerous. Not only the risk of absorbing a single point of view implies the loss of important features that can come from others’ stories, but absolutizing one’s perspective is not fruitful in a strict sense. Of course, the patient knows better than others what she is going through, but her opinion might also be blurred by many other feelings, motives, and desires. For instance, the desire to make a good impression and “trying to be a good patient” in the doctor’s eyes, and to her family and closest friends. Sometimes, this is the last chance they feel they have “to do a good job” and perform well.
One situation that arises a lot if when a patient is taken to recovery after a successful surgery. It is the hospitals policy that a patient isn’t allowed visitors in recovery until after the patient has been assets from the surgery. However, many times the family is so anxious to see their family member they get very upset with me when I tell them they can’t go back right away, many time
My preceptor might not even realize they’re not providing me with adequate information. A preceptor wears many hats and I can see this during our workday. Precepting new employees is an intricate process, because nurses are faced with teaching a new nurse while providing care to patients, supervising other employees, and monitoring other patients (Rittman, 1992). My preceptor is attending to all these multiple demands as a part of their nursing practice and may not take notice that I am not receiving the needed training. I believe it’s important for us to be open and honest with each other, so the preceptorship can be a success.
As a nurse working in the home healthcare industry there were many instances when I had to utilize my nursing critical skills. One day I was contacted by a clinical supervisor, who stated she was contacted by an LPN with a question regarding medication administration. She stated that the LPN informed that she was instructed by a parent to give a patient medications that did not have a physician’s order. I informed the clinical supervisor to refer to the Pa cod of RN scope of practice, where it states, A licensed registered nurse may administer a drug ordered for a patient in the dosage and manner prescribed. I also informed her that although the parent instructed her to give the medications to the child, it was not within her scope of practice
Billy taught me that you should always ask a patient’s pain level a half an hour after administration, along with showing me how to check for vitals on the computer system. Although I enjoyed my time in the unit, I found the atmosphere as tense and melancholy. I cannot picture myself as a nurse in the trauma unit after being in the maternity unit because the maternity unit was much more of a positive and upbeat environment. Along with this, I prefer to work with children and infants; the trauma unit was mainly older people, so I don’t think I would enjoy very