As a first year student I have very specific goals in mind that I hope to achieve through my work in college. My main hopes for the future are that I pass all of my exams in the coming years, graduate and receive my honours degree in general nursing, become a registered nurse and finally get a job as a nurse. Throughout this essay, I have detailed my strengths and the opportunities that will help me finalise these goals along with my weaknesses and the threats that will hinder my progress.
Richard Eyre once stated, change begins with understanding, and understanding begins by identifying oneself with another person; in a word, empathy. Nancy Mairs, a writer with multiple sclerosis, writes about her experiences of being a disabled lady, naming herself a “Cripple” by emphasizing how her interface of her diagnostics never change her perspective of interacting with people or viewing the world. Followed by a video watched in class in which it described Dr. Brene Brown terms, the difference between empathy and sympathy is that empathy: feels connection toward people’s emotions, or circumstance, but sympathy: is totally being disconnected from people's feelings, having a result of being completely the opposite, of empathy. In Mair’s essay, the word empathy or pity are one of the most essential components that she uses to build her essay as a way of evoking reader’s empathy towards her because of her
There is no doubt in my mind that to define and measure health in today’s society is a challenge. Over the past number of centuries, or even decades, the idea of what health is has developed, and still to this day, varies across the many socio-economic levels within a country, varying on an even broader spectrum globally. In 2013 the World Health Organisation defined health as “A state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. This aspect of wellness regarding ones mental health is a relatively new concept to be introduced, further showing that how we perceive health is an ever changing continuum, as opposed to an unvarying definition. In contrast to health, Baldwin, J et al. (2015) put
Success varies between projects because they differ in size, complexity, and uniqueness and therefore the criteria used to measure success will vary as well. Individuals and stakeholders may interpret project success in various ways and the industry itself lends further variation on viewpoints about performance (Davis, 2017). The opinions of success, and how important success dimensions are, vary ‘by individual personality, nationality, project type, and contract type’ (Mir & Pinnington, 2015). To accommodate for various projects a high level success framework includes project efficiency, customer impact, team impression, business requirement accomplishment, and planning for the future (Mir & Pinnington, 2015).
Mrs. Weston has a history of psychological abuse as a child. She stated her mother occasionally degraded and mocked her as a child, as a result she harbors animosity towards her mother. Client was diagnosed with cancer of the mouth, in which she was forced into early retirement. As a result of her diagnosis, client is taking numerous pain medications (Valium, OxyContin, Darvon, Vicodin, Darvocet, Dilaudid, Percodan, and Xanax) in which she has developed a dependence. Client also show signs of depression, she often feels fatigue, has trouble sleeping and may be the cause of her
Then, I can be able to evaluate outcomes. During my assessment of Sara Lin, I was able to find out that she was experiencing a pain level of 6 and was having a hard time breathing. If I had not asked her and assessed her pain, I would not have found out that she was having a hard time breathing and that I needed to educate her about using an incentive spirometer to help ease her breathing, which I actually forgot to do during my first attempt at this scenario. During this scenario, I also learned how important patient education is to help my patient understand her situation and how she should properly care for her condition. For instance, I had forgotten during my first attempt to educate Sara about proper wound care. I realized how important it is to incorporate all aspects of her situation, not just how she is feeling pain and has a hard time hearing, but also to focus on her wound. If I had not educated her about wound care, then she would not know how to properly care for her wound, and this might lead to a risk of infection or bleeding and slow time
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO) National Quality Safety goals stresses the standard of palliative care provided to patients and families using an interdisciplinary approach. JACHO added pain assessment and symptom management standards making pain the fifth vital sign in an effort to improve the standards of care. The Joint Commission has encouraged all staff to seek education, experience and certification in palliative care. In addition the Joint Commission states that the NCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care originated from evidence based national guidelines which are used to deliver care including physical and psychological interventions, focus on imminent death, taking into
Next, by implementing the VAP bundle, it did help to prevent further decline. All aspects of the bundle should be continued; the Heparin, sequential compression devices, oral care, Pepcid, and all other bundle activities. Having the head of the bed up was essential to prevent VAP, but it did end up making her body move to the foot of the bed. Pillows were used to help keep her further up and off the side of the bed. The wedges might have been more efficient to place under the bottom of the patient, to help double as pressure relief and to keep her up in the bed. She was previously diagnosed with pneumonia, so it was not associated with ventilation and she was being treated for this with Vancomycin and Piperacillin-tazobactam,
Over the intercom you hear “Code Blue, 2nd floor, room 117.” You hear doctors’ pagers ringing and see a herd of staff rushing into a patient’s room. The hospital is a hectic place with many on-edge people. In medical facilities, it is common to use codes as a means to announce a situation to the medical staff without alarming the patients or visitors. Therefore, those working in a medical facility must understand the codes and procedures used by the facility; this is an example of a discourse community. Each medical facility has a set of rules and standards to follow and it is important that each and every staff member takes the time to memorize and become accustomed to these codes because someone’s life could be at
The methods I would use to evaluate my work is doing my follow-ups with the patient in order to assist patient with additional resources as needed. I would also evaluate the patient’s mood and her cognitive way of thinking. I would evaluate my progress by being available when the patient needs assistance and additional support. I would also base my progress on the patient’s motivation to met her goals. I have been lucky enough to see the progress of this patient. Since the first time I met with the patient, I have noticed this patient has made progress. The patient was proactive in the hospital by booking appointments for her husband to see potential apartments. The patient was supportive to her family and assisted them in whatever way she
Right now, nurses all over the country are busy taking care of sick patients. Healthcare is continually evolving and changing. It seems like patient’s needs are becoming greater by the day. We’ve been told for years now that with the aging of the baby boomers the need for nurses will grow. These patients are often complex with multiple medical problems that need to be managed. These growing patient needs require nurses to have excellent critical thinking skills and can make split-second life or death decisions. So, who is more prepared for these difficult decisions? Is it the nurse with the two-year education? Or is the Baccalaureate nurse better prepared to handle these increasingly difficult patient populations?
Annette is a 59-year-old female, who was independent with mobility, ADLS, and iADLS before she was admitted to an acute care hospital (Prizio, n.d.). Annette has many roles, including: wife, mother, friend, and museum greeter (Prizio, n.d.). Annette enjoys cooking, cleaning, reading, knitting, and crocheting (Prizio, n.d.). For her social life, Annette spends time with her two grandchildren, dines out with her husband, and watches movies with friends (Prizio, n.d.).
Every nursing, in order to consider the profession must have an understanding of at least three of the five professional values, in my opinion. These values consist of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice (Taylor 96). Beginning with the professional value of Altruism, the believe in or practice and self concern for the well-being of others (96). I believe that in order to be the best nurse you can be for your patients, you must understand the concept of altruism. As a nurse, your profession is to take care of people, if you do not know the professional value of altruism than you cannot possibly understand how important it is to care about the wellbeing of your patient. Not only do you need to focus on the wellbeing of your patient, but the patient
Moral integrity is the key ingredients and navigator in professional nurses that lead to ultimate goal of nursing care. It has been recognized as a fundamental part of professional nurses’ practice (Ulrich et al, 2010; Pavlish et al, 2012). Professional nurses play the largest role to support the need for individualized treatment of the patient. The goals of the profession of nursing are related to ethical and involve protecting patients from harm while providing care that is the most benefit for the patient (Bosek, 2009; Kopala&Burkhart, 2005; Helft, 2011; Susan, 2013,). Nowadays, professional nurses have encountered to face and manage with moral problem that occur from complexity of patient health problems, advances in technology, inappropriate of health care system, policies and priorities that conflict with care needs, inadequate staffing and increased turnover, or lack of administrative support (Brazil et al. 2010; Eizenberg et al. 2009; Elpern et al. 2005; Epstein, 2008; Gutierrez, 2005; Peter, 2008; Radzvin, 2010; Redman and Fry, 2000; Solomon et al. 2005; Sporrong et al. 2006; Wigglelon et al 2010).
Providing care to a patient is a particularly challenging process that requires a great deal of effort from a nurse. A nurse’s ability to give quality care to their patient is an important aspect to a patient’s life both now and in the future. As such, nurses must exhibit specific qualities in their practice in order to maintain the best standard of care for their patients. Given this, I believe that the standards of knowledge, advocacy, and self-awareness are foundational to the nursing practice and to a nurse’s capacity to provide quality patient care.