When I think about different cultures, their beliefs in health care my culture and emergency room (er) visits come to mind. This past week I had two er visits with close family members. My granddaughter’s visit which was an ordeal with needles waiting, and the fear of the unknown and what is to come. Then the next day my mother fell her face a bloody mess. Same thing needles testing, and waiting.
She is the main carer for her husband, who is currently staying at a care home until Gladys is discharged from hospital. Gladys admitted to the nurse that she had been experiencing regular chest pains for some time; however, she had been self-administering aspirin to herself, rather than go to the doctor. As I observed, the nurse explained to Gladys that she should have gone to the doctor straight away rather than self-medicate and stated that Gladys would need an angiogram to confirm a diagnosis and assess any trauma sustained. She also gave Gladys a copy of The Eatwell Plate and stated that Gladys would need to lose weight in order to prevent the event from happening again,
This is when the client wheeled up to me, asked who I was, and stated she was having a difficult morning. A nurse watched me talk to her and later explained she has autism and had been hospitalized in the rehab unit for over two months from a motor vehicle accident where her best friend died, and she was severely injured. The client clearly expressed her main concern was being discharged from the hospital. She had become acquainted with the hospital setting and formed relationships with her health care team, especially the nurses and aids. The client verbally and physically expressed she was unhappy about terminating the relationships she had formed at the hospital.
5. Summary of your Key Leadership Strengths and Areas for Development My main leadership strengths reside in using a combination of several leadership styles. I use directive style when working on tight deadlines maintaining firm assertiveness, however, I deploy affiliative style in creating professional relationships that are necessary to work in teams. Furthermore, I have a clear understanding of the task and work effectively towards goals with a methodical and analytical approach by providing clear and assertive directives when needed. Also, I am a self-started specialist, able to accomplish tasks and this is accentuated when team members are competent and efficient.
Ring! I still remember the day we got the call that Great Grandma Beulah had passed away. My Mom, Dad, Sister and I were all at home. We knew that Beulah was having health issues such as having strokes, and she was of old age, so we had been trying to accept the fact that she was going to pass for some time now. A couple of months before, we visited the nursing home that she was staying at in Manson, Iowa.
One of my other friends came up to me and said “I 'm a doctor, i can help. It’s just a internal wound.” He bent it back in place after he said that. Then i went to the office and called my mom to pick me up. My mom told me to rest and that we 'll go to the doctors tomorrow. So did what she told me and i went to sleep.
The next thing I remember is waking up in a hospital room the next morning surrounded by nurses and some family members. I was in the CICU, critical intensive care unit. There were nurses checking different things on the monitors around me, also some poking and prodding me. I remember a nurse telling me I was in a car accident, but
As you observed the professional/registered nurse’s role regarding family as the unit of care in this setting, what evidence can you describe related to family nursing care? According to Nurses and Families: a Guide to Family Assessment and Intervention, “The offering of information and opinions from health-care professionals is one of the most significant needs for families experiencing illness” (Wright and Leahey, p. 160). In the clinical experience that I observed, the family was very concerned about their mother who had just had an angiogram done. Their mother had to remain laying completely flat and not move too much and the family showed concerns about their mother needing to lie flat when she is hungry as well as the fact that she did
When the doctors barge in berating my dreams carelessly I feel even more hollow, but then I remember that my mom is still here. My mother dedicates herself to me and my sickness. She advocates for surgeries that save my foot and she stays at the hospital both day and night. I am never alone even in the most isolated part of the hospital. We both persevered and persisted through the entire process.