Other interventions include post-traumatic growth, perception of self, interpersonal relationships, and philosophy of life. What the clinician shared during the interview fits the information learned in class on counseling. Counseling is crucial in coping with burnout and compassion fatigue. Therapy sessions allow MFTs to share what they are going through with a professional and thus get assistance on how to cope with either burnout of compassion fatigue. One can also get help from support groups, which can be therapeutic for nurses suffering from burnout and compassion fatigue and burnout since it allows them to share what they are going through with others who are in the same situation.
As a stranger the nurse receives the patient in the same way one meets a stranger in other life situations, providing a tolerant atmosphere that builds trust. In addition, as a resource person, the nurse must provide particular required data that will aid in the understanding of a problem or new circumstance. However, when taking the role of a teacher, the nurse may convey knowledge in reference to the patient’s needs. As a leader, one must help the patient to assume maximum responsibility for meeting treatment objectives in a commonly fulfilling way (Theory of Interpersonal Relations, 2012). In a counselling role, he or she may resolve issues that are meddling with the patient’s capacity to live effectively (Belcher and Fish, 1985).
This intervention is one way to establish a bond with an patient who may be presenting as agitated or anxious because it creates a relationship of mutual respect, which leads to the lack of need for aggression (Price &Baker, 2012, p. 314). To foster this technique, I used a variety of different therapeutic approaches, such as facilitating expression and shared problem solving. By allowing the patient to divulge how she was feeling about this sudden change in her life, she was able to communicate openly which allows for the expression of anger and frustration (Price & Baker, 2012, p. 315). This patient talked openly about every feeling that she had occurring due to the news of needing the colostomy, even her most private emotions which showed our growth in rapport with her, as we made her comfortable during this visit. Furthermore, I used the intervention of shared problem solving by recognizing the patient’s anxiety upon first appearance of her and asking what was happening that was causing her to feel that way in this moment.
The first category is, the patient must be the one to invite the nurse to provide them with spiritual care and this could occur verbally or non-verbally. As stated earlier, Nurses can observe how their patients are feeling. While observing the patient, the nurse can read the situation, and if the patient looks like they are inviting for spiritual care, it is alright to proceed. The nurse should wait until the patient is ready to open the door. This is a time where giving them spiritual care can help themselves to understand what is happening physically.
Reflection of the experience Alzheimer’s unit at the Villa cares for patients that need more special care and have some type of cognitive impairment. The first thing I did was introduce myself to the staff and the residents, I talked with the nurse aids in charge and asked them about the clients, their routines, what activities they like and which ones they don’t. Patients with cognitive impairments benefit from a structure schedule, this helps stimulate his memory and they are able to remember at what time certain things are done. This experience was challenging at first because the short experience we have working with these types of clients, but with the help of the aids and the instructor my stay there was beneficial for my personal and
I was able to create better therapeutic communication skills, pick up on the patient’s ticks, learn how to assess for triggers, etc. I will use this in the future because I will come in contact with patients who suffer from a mental illness on any floor I work on. They may not as serious as some of the patients I worked with on this clinical rotation, however, it is still important, as a nurse, to recognize and address mental health issues with patients. I also learned just how important self-care for nurses is. It doesn’t take long for nurses to begin to feel burnt out and lose passion in what they do.
It was inspiring to see how appreciative the patient was in the thoughtfulness and creativity of the therapist in choosing an activity that she enjoyed. I also saw several patients who were uncooperative and slightly combative in their sessions, which is expected in a geriatric center. I think it is important for a prospective Occupational Therapist to realize the challenges that may accompany a healthcare practitioner duties and see how problematic situations are handled. I saw the therapists take into account the emotional state of the client by patiently asking questions as to how they can assist them with their dilemma. It was a valuable example of how an Occupational Therapist treats the whole person, including their psychological, emotional and even social needs.
• Questioning Skills My questioning style during the session involved a range of open and close questions and in several instances. I also used the funnelling technique to allow the patient to expand on answers or to request further clarification or information. This style of questioning supports the patient to focus and an appropriate range of answers without feeling overwhelmed or interrogated (Can et al., 2012). In future experience, I aim to continue to use this technique and skill to obtain a holistic understanding of the patient’s problems and promote change in patients. • Problem statement review I reviewed the problem statement and changed it accordingly to patient’s request, using questioning style to clarify meaning e.g.
When envisioning where I may end up as a nurse, I continually come back to the idea of dwelling. Dwelling is one of the key aspects of Rosemarie Parse 's nursing theory, and it has proved to be very important to me as a nurse. Based upon this, I can see myself working in healthcare settings that are much slower, and allow for a relationship to develop with the patient. I choose to have my nursing practice focus on being in the moment with the patient, as the nurse is a major part of the patients health experience. I can see myself working in a calm and slow-paced unit, either with the elderly or people in rehabilitation.
Enhancement of interpersonal relations through the use of this theory can enhance a person’s quality of life and Peplau also hoped that through this work, nurses would change how they interacted with their patients (Forchuk, 1993). Today I’m going to utilize Peplau’s theory to be the vehicle for delivering the nursing care to the patient under my care. Peplau believed that if nurses pay attention to what they feel during a relationship with a patient, they can gain invaluable observations of feelings a patient is experiencing, even those the patient has not yet recognized or spoken about (Austin & Boyd,