The trauma of losing the people I loved the most to preventable illnesses was overwhelming and it planted a desire to promote health and treat the sick. I have been pursuing a career in medicine to help people live long and healthy lives for themselves and their families. It has been 18 years since I made the decision to pursue a career in medicine and there are three influential experiences that have shaped my interest in medicine:
Having worked in the Emergency Room for several years and now on 4C Surgical Unit, I have gained first hand experience in providing care to very sick patients and having critical care experience. I was nominated for a DAISY Award by the Vice President of Nursing for the Emergency Room. I would like to be a council member for the quality and safety council. I believe an integral aspect of providing quality care at the bedside, is being knowledgeable on information that can promote excellent patient care. I am empowered to help make a positive impact, working with my fellow colleagues to implement great improvements to patient care.
Betty showed a personal side to the media and country, with her simple and honest responses to interviews. Throughout her time as first lady, she made it clear that her main concerns were the disabled children, inequality and women’s rights, and the performing arts. However, a year later, Betty was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer and had a mastectomy. In light of the details regarding the Watergate scandal, the Fords wanted to be open and honest with the country about her health conditions. Her health condition brought awareness to many Americans, which in turn saved many lives.
One of the numerous reasons why June Callwood made a very significant contribution to the Canadian society is because she was a founder and a founding member of many programs. Callwood was the founder of The Casey house which provides hospice care for people with HIVS/AIDS which was revolutionary at the time. Sally Simpson stated in a book that is about remembering June Callwood, “Casey house has served thousands of people living with HIV/ AIDS and their loved ones”. Callwood made this program called The Casey house to help people with HIV/AIDS and takes care of them. Till this day, many people suffering with HIV/Aids goes to the Casey House for hospice care.
Dorothea Lynde Dix Dorothea Dix is well known for her efforts to reform insane asylums and because of her dedication to changing the lives of help themselves who are in need of assistance, such as the mentally ill and the imprisoned. “She was a leading figure in those national and international movements that challenged the idea that people with mental disturbances could not be cured or helped.” Throughout her years of improving and changing of the prison conditions and the mentally ill, Dorothea Dix has made significant changes through her efforts and can be seen all over the U.S, Canada, and many European Countries. Dorothea Dix was born in a small town of Hampden, Maine in 1802. Dorothea Lynde Dix´s parents were Joseph and Mary Dix.
The doctors in the movie where not dedicated to their work as much as Dr. Seyer. Dr. Seyer is passionate about his job. Dr. Seyer had done a heroic act. As a result, he gave the patients the experience to be able to see the world again. “Based on the true story of physician and neurologist Oliver Sacks, “Awakenings” chronicles the life of patients who were struck with encephalitis lethargica during and after World War I, in the 1920s and 30s…”(Buckley,2012).
George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, called the conflict, “a watershed that really changed all medicine to the point where it could never completely go back to the way it was before. the large numbers of casualties necessitated the need for more advanced medicine and forms of care to help the soldiers survive their wounds. Most did survive the wounds but not the
She is recognized as a hero by Europe and America and other small countries, and one Allied journalist wrote about her, “ “What Jeanne d’Arc has been for centuries to France...that will Edith Cavell become to the future generations of Britons(www.history.com).” Edith Cavell saved people she barely knew, she died for them, she had an incredible influence in the hospital she worked at, and her compassion pushed her to never turn any wounded soldier away, despite being an Allied soldier or a German soldier. She is a hero who changed the futures of many soldiers as well as everyday
Humor Plays An Important Role In Healthcare Even When Patients Are Terminally Ill Canadian researchers spent nearly 300 hours observing and carrying out interviews with staff, patients and families in an intensive care unit and a palliative care unit for people with terminal illnesses. They concluded that "combined with scientific skill and compassion, humor offers a humanizing dimension in healthcare that is too valuable to be overlooked." Canadian researchers study use of humour in an intensive care unit and palliative care unit Humour can play an essential role in the most serious healthcare settings, even when patients are receiving intensive or end of life care, according to research in the April issue of the UK-based Journal of Clinical
I worked with children of all ages - from 1 to 14 years, with various diseases and causes for their hospital stay. The diseases vary; some are very serious, even deadly, while other children come to the hospital just for a general check up. The situation at the homes of the children also varies – some come from orphanages and others from loving families who accompany them to the hospital. Why is helping other people my passion? It is hard to explain, but essentially I want to be useful to the society, especially to the children who are in desperate need of attention.