In many instances, people turn to us healthcare providers to understand why a family member passed away. The question I asked to them when a patient dies “Are you spiritual and if yes would you want to me to get a Chaplin”. Some of them are grateful and asked for me to pray with them, which seems to give them peace. I always try not to force my beliefs on them and I try to offer help in any way I can. Finally, video one really enlighten us on the importance of spirituality for nurses.
This experience helped me learn how to overcome challenges faced when caring for patients each day and it reinforced my motivation to work as hard as possible to succeed in nursing school and continue to work to care for others. The experience also provided an opportunity to act as leader since the assisted care home I worked at this past summer was understaffed due to a change in ownership and some staff changes. When my team was short caregivers, I made sure that I spent more time with each patient to ensure they did not have anxiety about the change and end up worried and feeling alone. I found that a few minutes of companionship and
Also, while being in the hospital while being treated with Leukemia another nurse had effect with me becoming a BSN because this certain nurse also was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was young. She shared her experience with me. This gave me hope and encouragement to continue fighting my cancer. Therefore, as a nurse I want to give some child hope and encouragement with my
Growing up, I always loved helping and taking care of people. After high school I became and EMT and it was a job that I loved but had to give up after having children. Being able to help someone in their time of need, just gave me the satisfaction of knowing that I had a purpose in this world. Now that my children are getting older, I have decided to take back the reins of my life and go back to school to become a registered nurse. With nursing, there can be very different scopes of practice.
Virginia Henderson indicated that the priority of the nurse is to help patients do what they would have done themselves if they were in good health. The ANA took it further by developing the Code of Ethics for Nurses which provides guidelines that they must follow to be diligent in their field. Provision 1, for example, stipulates that "the nurse must practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of every person" (Olson & Stokes, 2016). Being in the hospital can be frightening for patients and families. When illness strikes, they must leave the comfort of their home and entrust their lives to strangers.
Financial resources would be stretched thin, and there would be an increase in the need for resources to provide transportation to GG’s doctor appointments. A nurse providing care to this family using the CFAM theory would need to discuss the possible resources the family has available in their community; however, their primary focus should be on the strengths the family currently has. These strengths can be assessed, and the they can use those strengths to empower the family
The public health nurse plays a key role in providing support in order to empower clients to stay living in the community. During this case study the author has discussed Joan, an older client living in the community and her family. A nursing assessment of Joan was completed and the services provided to meet Joan’s needs were discussed. Comparisons and contrasts between Joan and the TILDA (2011) and (2014) study were made. The importance of good communication was highlighted and evidence of the author working in partnership with Joan’s niece and son was provided.
I realized I wanted to become a nurse by observing the women in this profession as they cared for my mother. It was through a time of struggle and hardship that I discovered my desire to be molded into a nurse. I used to think that nurses and doctors worked in the medical field for a "good life," but now I know they have a yearning to make the sick healthy and to help families during a time of strife. One event in particular altered my mindset of nurses, doctors, and their motivation. I remembered the day as a "normal" Friday morning and everyone in my family was looking forward to the weekend.
Our main purpose is to ensure that the team understand, the bond between the mother and her child, has an impact on her child’s emotional and psychosocial development. As my partner is previously a registered nurse, and she has the knowledge and experiences on the topic, she volunteers to prepare and present the issue. Most of the preparations and research are done using the readings. Two of the readings that both of us always refer to is, from Rosemary Roberts, Wellbeing from birth and Young Children’s Health and Wellbeing by Angela Underdown. In the earlier reading mentioned the concept “interplay” between the mother and child that brought the awareness of self and other during the infancy.
being I may feel like you are taking away their rights as a person. Being a Certified Nursing Assistant, the two essays I chose were ones I could relate to. The struggle that she encountered while trying to help her mom into the car was one that I’ve had to deal with on many occasions. Having patients is key to caring for your elderly or sick love ones. As a caregiver you are obligated to provide quality care, assisting and supervising in all activities of daily living.
For them to have someone to talk to, to get things off their chest and to help heal themselves. Registered midwives and nurse practitioners will be working in the wellness center area where clients can go in and get answers of their health. The midwives will be assigned to pregnant clients that are soon to be a mother.
I might always have health issues, and I may not ever be able to relax. However, that struggle and that desire to overcome has inspired me not only to get back to the person I was before the surgeries, but to better myself because of it. It’s that drive that inspires me to stay up studying well after the sun has set, to endure the pain during my physical therapy sessions, and most importantly to see that everyone must overcome adversity no matter how much it may affect their life. I see the way my mother put her entire universe on hold to care for me, and how agonizing that must have been to watch her daughter nearly slip away. I see the little girl with the plaid comforter, she was so tough, hoisting a smile onto her face when the rest of her body was in so much pain.
The one piece of information that will most likely affect my nursing practice will be to ensure I inquire about a caregiver’s emotional state and how he or she is coping. As an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse, I see firsthand how caregivers resume care at the hospital for his or her loved ones, even though there are health care professionals ready to take care of personal needs. It seems as if a caregiver does not know when to stop giving. A caregiver will at times, succumb under mounting challenges and tribulations at some point and will need support. For caregivers experiencing stress, self-help groups can be beneficial (Tabloski, 2014).
Occupational therapy saved my family. Growing up with a sister with severe spastic cerebral palsy to include both cognitive and functional deficits, life existed on a day to day, hour by hour basis, as we were unsure of challenges each moment would bring. This all changed the moment occupational therapy brought quality of life back to me and my family. My very personal experience defined my purpose to become an occupational therapist, to pay the gift given my family forward.