Up until that point, I had only told boyfriends and therapists that I have had. It was very encouraging to almost have justice for me he did to me and to know that I did not have to hide it anymore. I do not believe this incident will impact my social work practice in a negative way. I believe that the abuse I endeared has pushed me to want to help children who have also experienced sexual abuse. I have had years of therapy to where I believe that working with this population will affect me negatively.
It’s clear that people with addictions have seriousissues. In most cases, they have emotional or trauma issues that cause them to medicate their minds and bodies with harmful substances. By eliminating the ability to feel, they deal with their problems the best way they know how. By the time they want treatment and recovery from their addiction, their illness progresses to the point they might need psychological treatment, even anger management counseling. Of all the issues you are dealing with, your anger issues, if any exist, deserve immediate attention.
It is the alternative method of coaching, where medical staff ask patients to picture particular health outcomes, like the movement of blood out of an area that is about to undergo surgery (Bresler, 2012). Studies have explored how it can be a helpful preparation tool for individuals undergoing invasive surgeries. Essentially, “guided imagery could be used to raise pain tolerance, facilitate restful sleep, elevate mood, increase motivation, reduce dependence, and promote self-management” (Bresler, 2012). Still, the concept of guided imagery tends to stray far from traditional methods of pain management. Pharmaceuticals have long been a major method of treatment for pain but have resulted in major backlashes in regard to patients
In most cases, a pre-treatment intervention involves meeting up with a counsellor before the actual intervention happens. The counsellor informs concerned family and friends that the intervention should be delivered in such a way that the addict will understand how his addiction is affecting his life and the lives of people around him. It should be delivered in a non-confrontational manner; the one doing the intervention should keep his or her emotions
If I had of looked up and saw the sign before medication administration this whole situation could have been avoided. There are often important things that are all around us in nursing. While it is important to focus on the patient, the surrounding environment can also provide critical clues for proper treatment of the patient. Despite the possible severe consequences of this situation, I think overall it taught me many valuable lessons that I have now incorporated to my nursing practice. I try to ask more questions about the implications of a diagnosis to a specific patient.
Family therapy is equally critical in developing a supportive environment for Lori to return to and address the issues that originally stimulated her poor self-image. Working with the entire family allows he therapist to establish a more accurate perspective on the problem (McWhirter, et al., 2012). Though Lori may be able to abstain and begin to develop the necessary self-esteem to change problematic behavior, the family dynamic must be addressed in hopes of supporting this
People contend with many difficult and trying times every day. These may be the loss of a loved one, a serious illness, the loss of a job or source of income, a terrorist attack, to mention but a few tragic events. More often than not, these events tend to be life changing, and how people react to them matters. For the most part, most people react to such incidences with a sense of uncertainty, accompanied by a flood of strong emotions. In retrospect, people have the tendency to adapt c0onsidrably to such life-changing situations, albeit over time.
Calling the child care services without a delay may help Lora find the safest place for the time being and avoid returning home to her abusive father. If Lora was my patient I would try to gain her trust by listening, I would attempt to convince her to report the abuse, and I would try to find out what kind of relationship she has with her mother and if calling her would be a right thing to do. If all fails I would report the abuse because protecting my patient would be my priority. In conclusion, sadly child abuse is not that unusual in our society, and I believe that nurses must be educated about recognizing, documenting, and reporting a doubtful child abuse. Nurses face an ethical dilemma on a daily basis, but no matter how hard it is we always have to put our patient safety and well-being
They help educate the couples with tasks geared at dealing with conflict within the marital relationship. In addition, using alternative methods to increase positive interactions. For instance, “I can’t trust anyone” can be reworded to “I can’t trust all people, but I can trust my partner in most instances” (282 J.A. Schumm et al.). Working with vets with PTSD, you have to open to trying new ways of communicating with individuals from
I became more aware of the importance of documentation and records as a requirement of third party payers, educational purposes and researches .This obviously decreases the chance for malpractice. Actually,regarding spinal cord injured patients, I used to refer them as a paraplegic or quadriplegic, but after this course, I replaced these terms by (a patient with a spinal cord injury at level......resulting in .......)this had a positive feedback from physicians, patient and families I sought to ensure that documentation on patients throughout the period of care should be completed in a timely manner and accurately describe the patient 's status, management & intervention and outcomes. I aimed to limit the use of abbreviations as much as possible.
I agree, a counselor must be knowledgeable in treating abuse victims. Also, the counselor should be skilled in several techniques, because using only one technique might not be as helpful. In addition, the counselor needs to understand the context, which the abuse occurred, because there might be other deficits (Gladding, 2015). Therefore, by the counselor being skilled and different techniques in treating abuse, will allow them treating other issues. When working with a victim of abuse, the counselor should have a safely plan for the victim.
Therapists can address this by listening about what’s triggering them, the frequency, and what they do after they’ve been triggered. If a therapist is trained in CBT or DBT it might be beneficial to instruct the individual with PTSD in either form of therapy. It would also be beneficial for a therapist to present a holistic (mind, body, spirit) approach to PTSD because it could very possible that the individual might think that they can think themselves out of PTSD, or if they just take medicine to treat their PTSD,