My cancer experience made me realize that even the slightest moments in life that you share with your family is often taken for granted. These times should be valued rather than left in the dust. Cancer removed the quality time from the family and was spent on lots of worry and mourn. My family and I have formed a mindset that you should not wait until one is sick to show your unconditional love for them. The thought of a family member suffering from cancer makes you more conscious of what you can do to make sure you’re in the healthiest state.
During my senior year of high school I got an opportunity to shadow an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse at Adena hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio. Darcee Pierce is the name of the nurse I shadowed. At that point in time I didn’t know which career I wished to pursue. However, within minutes of shadowing Darcee, I knew this was the profession meant for me. I saw patients in critical condition, which was sad, but the care and compassion
Cancer Care Life-Changing Day: Arielle Pagan’s Story Everybody knows what cancer is and how it tears families and lives apart, but you always tell yourself that it won’t happen to you. That’s what Arielle Pagan was telling herself when one day she was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia after a routine check at the her local hospital. According to Lucy Pagan/ Arielle’s Mom, Arielle had the cold longer than usual and hadn’t been acting the way she normally does (Lucy Pagan). “She wasn’t herself and it began to worry me so I took her to the doctor. This went on for weeks and I never thought that it would be something so bad as cancer and I thought it was just the bad flu” (Lucy Pagan).
In this framing of such an experience, limits the ability for an individual to see themselves for who they want to be, or truly are. In other words, to me, my mom is a beautiful, strong, brave, and independent woman. Whereas, to others, they see her only in the context of her physical appearance which is an image of her suffering when she had cancer. It seems as if my mom’s physical body is stuck in the chaos narrative, and to others, this is unusual to them since they expect her to act as if she is going through a quest narrative. This puts a lot of pressure on individuals like my mom, to conform to this cancer culture.
He was always a comfort. My parents were constantly afraid I would never be able to do normal day-to-day things on my own. Seeing their fear when I was little has made me realize that if I worked in an environment like the hospital, I could encourage people like my parents and provide them assurance. For me, choosing to go into nursing was instinct. I have seen for myself how one-on-one care benefits a patient, not only physically, but it makes them emotionally stronger.
I find that it was grossly unfair that the complexity of adulthood was initiated at the time of my childhood. I always viewed my mother as my super-woman, but when my sister found herself lost for words, I knew something happened. At ten-years-old, I was taken out of school to find my mother lying ill on a hospital bed. Holding the warmth of my mother 's hand and seeing her resting body inspired a profound change in myself. When my mother woke up, I promised that I would do my best in school and take advantage of every opportunity that would help expand my potential.
Overall, my reaction to watching the videos was sobering while sounding the competency, knowledge and skills alarm. As a social worker I must be equipped to assist both client and social unit in this phenomenon. Viewing the progression of the disease left me with concerns as there is no cure. Alzheimer’s is serious in nature and can be most difficult to contend with. Bessie was most impressive as she lived life to the fullest not allowing herself to be consumed with the inevitable.
It helps us remember the outcome of our actions in order to build wisdom, so we can make better judgment at the future. Although, not everyone is sensitive of it but it really defines who we are as human. If there is no conscience, nothing will matter to us in life, we would not learn from our actions and there would not be consequences. Because there is conscience, Dostoyevsky realized the outcome of his action, he felt angry and ashamed of himself for not helping a little girl that needed him. It mattered to him to settle with the girl because she saved his
Furthermore, death is one thing that is uncontrollable "because [her] could not stop" from dying is a natural that is going to happen to everybody. (Cite) Dickinson appeals to not fear of death instead she very acceptable. Not everybody is agreeing with her but there is nothing could prevent death
My mother did not harm herself when she developed into a widow, but rather chose to carry on with life. Juliet ran from her fate when she stabbed herself to escape pain. Although they possess some controversies, both stories undermine the concept proving fate is inescapable. Despite all rigorous rounds of chemotherapy, surgery, and love he was given, my stepdad’s soul could not escape the entrapment of cancer. Fate took the less fortunate half of him, he could not escape.
Assess how multi-disciplinary working can improve the provision of health services. Case study 2 Claire is a 47 year old single mother of three children aged 12, 9, and 7. She has cervical cancer, which is now at stage 3. Multi-disciplinary strategy If Claire has a cervical stage 3 cancer, she will need a multi-disciplinary strategy to help her stage of treatment and operation. Claire will need specialist doctors and nurses to help her operation when the tumour reaches the lower third of the vagina.