My home has been a place where many a newborn have had their first glimpse of the world, both literally and figuratively. In a tiny village on the coast of Southern India, my parents, both surgeons, ran a small surgical and maternity hospital just by our home. My mother joyfully announced the birth of a newborn baby almost every single day of my lovely childhood. The figurative birth in my home was not long ago, when my father, after years of struggling with failed kidneys, finally received his new kidney from my aunt. As he sat up in his hospital bed, his cheeks, which were once puffy and pale, were now pink and his eyes shone bright when he said the words - “It’s like a fog has lifted”.
My typical day would start with greeting the nurse who would come to brief my parents on the progress of patients overnight. I learned the importance and intricacies of patient care while overhearing my parents discussing the prognosis …show more content…
During my clinical elective rotations, I spent a rewarding month in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Division of Nephrology which has the nation’s busiest transplant program and it was the perfect place for me to explore my interests. The most gratifying part for me was the interactions I had with my patients. Behind the countless chief complaints presented to me were real people, each with a story that shaped who they were and how they had come to that point in their lives. My focus was not only to determine what brought these people to the hospital, but also to understand their diverse cultures, perceptions and health beliefs because, more often than not, the two were closely entwined. It fascinated me to see how my inquisitiveness and patience in learning about each patient's background helped me to treat them
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Without this life saving transplant, Khalieghya would be dead; although, thanks to another grieving family, she is just like every other child. Instead of being locked away in a hospital her whole life, now she can play, run, jump, go anywhere she wants, and only has to take a small dose of anti-rejection medication twice a day (“A Chance to Be Just Like Other Children”). A little girl’s life was saved due to an inevitable accident, no single person can see the future; therefore, everybody should be prepared to give one last gift to another if their life is cut
I chose to interview someone that I have looked up to and has been an inspiring role model for deciding to pursue a career in nursing. I have known Phyllis Czarnecki, for six years now, however, I was never familiar with the details of her career as a registered nurse. This interview gave me more respect for Mrs. Czarnecki by giving me a better understanding of the path she has taken to be where she is now. I have always known the general idea of a nurse's responsibilities, however, this interview allowed me to learn the personal opinions and a specific job of a registered nurse. Phyllis realized, as a teenager, she wanted to become a nurse when her mom was hospitalized and undergoing surgery.
I had a fun, busy, and learned a lot kind of day. Nurse Lily was very pleasant, informative, and she wanted to me to do hands on nursing care with the students. That day was Puberty educational day for the 5th graders. There were parents that we showed the Puberty video separate from the students. I was shocked to see that there were only seven parents that showed up and they were all female.
I also learned that it’s okay to get involved emotionally with the patient as we become family sometimes. We as the nurse should strive to make an impact in our patient’s lives as well as their family members. Majority of the time we are caring for and see the patient at their most vulnerable time. You may not always feel like you’re making a huge impact in a patient’s life but sometimes the smallest things make the biggest
In other healthcare procedures she reminded teachers to inform her when they were going on field trips, so that she can gather the required medications, etc for students. In conclusion, the meeting was a wonderful learning experience. During the meeting I was able to observe the beginning of the school year medical procedures and learn about the specific needs of students how to care for them. Something valuable that I took away from the meeting is the importance of having a good foundation of communication between the educator and school nurse. A strong foundation allows the educators and nurses to work together and properly meet the student’s
Wednesday: My day began by attending a bed unit meeting. Afterwards, I went to a nurse huddle meeting where I learned about issues that are occurring in nursing. When I returned to the floor I filled isolation carts for the department. Later I had the opportunity to sit in on an internal interview.
the why we approach patients in a certain way. Look forward to broadening my knowledge base, learning theory behind nursing and approaching patients in a different way. When caring out orders and discharging patients today I'm thinking of the learning style and
If I would have not helped them, their future would have been filled with obnoxious machines, hundreds of medications, and frequent hospital visits. Instead, they have bright futures filled with goals, dreams, and ambitions. If I would have not been a support system for the families, they would have had a future filled with sadness, despair, and every day waiting room visits. Instead, they have futures filled with happiness, joy, and love. The infant’s future, along with their families, was literally resting in my hands.
On June 17, 1950, at Little Company of Mary Hospital, the very first semi-successful organ transplant was preformed (“First Successful Organ Transplant”). Ruth Tucker, who dealt with polycystic kidneys, was the recipient of this organ transplant (“First Successful Organ Transplant”). The surgery lacked standard anti-infection drugs and tissue typing but was still somewhat of a success for the brave doctors and patient (“First Successful Organ Transplant”). Shortly after the surgery, an article in Newsweek titled “Borrowed from the Dead” came out
After the sudden loss of my oldest brother in 2011, my life changed in the blink of an eye. While trying to overcome this heartbreaking experience was one of the most challenging things ever faced with, his death soon turned into a true inspiration to me. Not only do I cherish all the memories I was able to share with him over the years, I soon came to realization that tomorrow is not a promise to anyone and to live life to the fullest. With this being said, having the opportunity to have an impact on someone everyday whether through communication, actions and/or attitude to help heal is something very powerful to me. Nursing is a profession that allows individuals to open new doors to learn something new and making the best of everyday for each
A personal issue that I witnessed was seeing my grandmother dying from colon cancer. Between the ages four and five, I was taking care of my grandmother before she passed away. Before my grandmother passed, she stated that, “You are doing an amazing job at being a nurse since you are my little nurse”, her words moved me in numerous of ways that I can’t explain which motivated me in becoming a nurse. Helping around the house with my grandmother while everyone else was a work, I heated her food in the microwave, knew when it was time for her to take her medicines by the sequence of her favortie shows, made sure she got her rest, and took people phone calls without writing down their names and numbers. Throughout my elementary days on to now,
Sometimes, we would have people come to our home for treatments as well. Our home had become a place of healing for the broken, both literally and metaphorically. Our home had being set apart from many others. I learnt the importance of love, care, and support. My first opportunity personally interacting with patients was after I became a certified nursing assistant (CNA); I took a job at a Skilled Nursing Home called York land Park.
I not only cared for the patients, but I also cared for the families. The family members of sick patients were also my patients, and they too require care; warm blankets, water, food, compassion, and empathy. I had been in their
Today, I am glad I choose nursing because I have overcome my social fears, learn to be a team player, learn how to prioritize and most importantly learned to manage stress. Lastly, I grew as a nurse with each semester because I learned how to respect and treat each patient as a unique individual. I have also learned to put my patient safety as my priority and provide presence because I realized through my clinical experience that, sometimes that all the patients need. Below is the breakdown of how I have developed each semester in nursing school. FALL 2013 • Foundations of Nursing: NUR 2310
These factors solidified my career choice of becoming a nurse. The nurses were the ones who give care and assistance to patients who were affected by a virus that they didn’t even know much about. However, they still stayed strong and risked their lives to assist people whose families and community abandon