5. Mindful Meditation Experience (Mindful Practice) What did you notice about your meditation experience this week? I noticed that I was having a hard time focusing when starting the practice. As I got into it, I felt very relaxed and calm. I am going to schedule a set time for the exercise every day so that it becomes part of my routine.
Wearing a knee brace for several weeks to keep your knee straight Using crutches or a walker to keep weight off your knee. Taking medicine to reduce pain and swelling. Doing exercises (physical therapy) to restore full moment and strength to your knee. If these treatments do not help, you may need to have surgery to reattach the tendon or repair the tear. HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS If You Have a Brace: Wear it as told by your health care provider.
I also run on the treadmill to make sure that I am keeping up with my endurance and keeping myself in the best shape I can be in. The word impossible is not in my vocabulary, because if you work hard enough, anything is possible. There are times I want to give up, but I never do. I keep my goal in mind and use it as
While I was being trained, I closely observed how the social worker interacted with the residents before she began assessing them. I also took notes of what I was told to do while I was in training as well as when I saw it being done in person. Before I started assessing the patients by myself, I would come home and practice asking the questions to my roommate everyday a couple of weeks. With the help of close observation and detailed notes I was able to properly practice on my roommate, which led me to feel comfortable with assessing the patients by
Without communication, cooperation, and a purpose, failure will happen before even stepping on the court. Communication occurs in everyday life. We talk to our friends, family, and peers, but it becomes essential for a team. Communication is the building block to improvement. Jon Gordon stated in the book, The Hard Hat, “ Communication builds trust, trust generates commitment.
I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families. 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
For the last two years, I have been volunteering in Mackenzie Willamette’s emergency department. I helped around and talked to a lot of people in the medical profession and I observed how they communicated with each other. I saw the benefits of good communication and how it can positively improve the work environment. And I saw how negative communication can distract from what really matters; providing safe and reliable care for the patients. So coming into this project I wanted to take what I had observed and
I know that I will discover new aspects of myself as I grow from being a teenager to a young adult. Some aspects of myself I will love and others I won’t like at all. I want to be able to be forgiving of myself which will help me to be forgiving of others. I hope to accept my own human failings and realise that failure is what moves us and inspires us to do more. It is not supposed to break me but rather show me how strong I am.
Even though this study was done with college students, the same results would happen to younger students. The only difference is some young children do are not able to work out on their own time, so the time they have for physical activity is gym. Having longer gym classes is important for getting good grades, relieving stress, and making kids healthier. Love it or hate it, the facts are gym and physical activity can help people and kids have a better life overall. People should just try that gym class, even though they won’t think they like it.
Overall, I had a very positive experience during this first week of my mental health clinical rotation. When I went into the hospital, I was a little apprehensive because of the stories the orientation nurse told us about the different units. However, when I got onto the unit, I realized that these children were the same as other kids, but they had different mental health issues from their past experiences or their genetics. Most of the kids on this unit did not do anything to become the way they are. After watching the kids for about an hour, I decided to jump in and start playing with a child after being asked to play catch.
A study was conducted where “Twelve people with physician-diagnosed fibromyalgia took place in twice weekly, 90-minute restorative yoga group classes and a 20-minute home practice on the non-class evenings.” (Protocol for a Feasibility Study of Restorative Yoga for Symptom Management in Fibromyalgia.) Another benefit to fibromyalgia patients by doing yoga is focus. Yoga allows the patient to take their time and focus on their poses and movements. “Avoid the common mistakes many people with fibromyalgia make, like not stretching, not exercising, or not sticking to a healthy diet.” (Fibromyalgia for Dummies 60.) The book “Fibromyalgia for Dummies” recommends that fibromyalgia patients should find out what helps them fight their pain the most so that they can decrease their pain levels.
Nevertheless, we still have aspects that require attention if we will keep our young athletes safe. Part of it has to do with overcoming the culture and attitude associated with concussions and brain injury. Sometimes coaches, athletes and parents still do not treat concussions as seriously as they should. In some cases, athletes will attempt to downplay the symptoms because they want to continue playing. However, you should always take a concussion with the utmost seriousness.
Code Sepsis Intervention Practicum has been a great opportunity for me to connect and integrate all the knowledge I have acquired through out this program into a more effectively clinical practice. The way I came to realize this was during one of my shifts where I was exposed to a difficult situation but thanks to my skills I was able to proceed in a safety manner. The purpose of this journal entry is to describe how my intervention made a difference in the client outcome and a brief explanation of the competencies and skills used. During a morning shift with my preceptor, we were sent to float to a med surge floor. Once we arrived to the floor, we immediately got report for our seven patients.
I have learned during the last two weeks, from working on finishing up our power point presentation. It is interesting to see how previously experiences acquired from our interaction with the CCF team, literature review, and data analysis have had a positive impact on preparing the presentation. What was unclear at the beginning, was taking form, little by little until we had our final result, and meet our project objectives. 2. What difference has the learning made in my intellectual, personal, and ethical development?
Yes, it’s a pain to have to inspect, sign in, and inspect again for every student. But this is a way of supporting the students to be less destructive with their anger. The students have come to expect the supervision. Besides, signing a sheet is a lot less intrusive than the alternative. POSITIVE REWARD PROGRAM “Students will earn privileges, not lose them!” Lou Thompson (Following months of therapy.)