Hispanic woman in her thirties recently struggling with alcohol and drug addiction since the loss of her job. Client has been living in this country for a few years and married to American-born citizen for fifteen years old. Husband travels frequently for his job which makes for little time together. The client has not attempted to make friends and feels alone. Client has made mention of waiting to go to sleep permanently. Husband has been concerned for wife’s safety and has brought her into therapy for assistance.
Kindness and thankfulness are appreciated, but you have to be careful with eye contact and touching of the patient. With male patients touching with a handshake is important, but with women you should wait for them to extend their hand first. Eye contact varies with the patient. Some see prolonged eye contact as a sign of being impolite. Most importantly lengthy indirect discussion of a condition is not preferred, but the method of direct action oriented approach is
My interest in a counseling related profession and helping others spawned as a result of a lifetime of learning and curiosity; namely, mindfully molding my thoughts, actions, and habits into a perpetual pattern of unconscious and unpremeditated altruistic behavior. Furthermore, I have always aspired to determine the roots of all my emotions and master the behaviors of a trustworthy, loyal, courteous, and kind individual. Every day should begin with the thought, “What can I, as an individual or collaboratively with others, accomplish to relieve part of the shared and total human suffering of this world?” If such a mantra was revered by the collective consciousness of the human race, misery and suffering would be sharply reduced, if not eliminated
I found it was very difficult to find the words to start the conversation that would change her life entirely. I found that it was very difficult to make eye contact with the patient and I wish I had done more in order to make the process more personable and comforting. Once I was able to give the information about her diagnosis and potential prognosis, I realized that I was using a lot of medical terminology that may have been difficult to comprehend for the average person. I was able to catch myself early on, and made adjustments accordingly. I also found it was difficult to answer some of her question since they pertained to information that is out of my scope of practice.
Being in the medical field, you have to collaborate with various people from doctors, EMTs, to nurses. It’s important to communicate with everyone on the team to ensure everyone’s on the same page. Therapeutic communication is used to make sure all the needs of the patients are met. Non-verbal skills are to ensure our patients feel relaxed and respected. Those non-verbal skills are what’s crucial for indicating the overall experience.
Ann Wendel is a licensed physical therapist in the state of Virginia with over 16 years experience as a practicing physical therapist. Wendel is the successful owner of her own practice which she calls Prana Physical Therapy located in Alexandria, Virginia. Originally opened in 2003, Prana served clients for four years, until Wendel moved to work with another clinic, but in 2011 she decided to reopen her own practice and has been serving her patients ever since. Employing a whole body approach to treating her patients Wendel uses a variety of modalities, both common and uncommon to the physical therapy profession, additionally she coach’s clients on nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management among others. Techniques such as manual therapy and therapeutic stretching and strengthening, and core stabilization training are typical techniques many physical therapists may use, however, what sets Wendel apart is her use of modalities some consider uncommon to
You did a great job. You are acting as an advocate for the patient for their interest. We must support the rights of patients who are unable to advocate for themselves .We are facing lot of ethical problems in our workplace. Nurses must take a decision in Ethical dilemmas. These decisions affected by so many factors, including principles learned in school and nurses personal beliefs, and values.
Psychoeducational Testing Interviews A special education teacher and mother of three children, one with an intellectual disability of Down syndrome, diagnosed as mild and high functioning, participated in interviews with the author. The interview questions focused on the respondent’s experience and views on psychoeducational testing, which determines a student’s cognitive abilities and academic performance levels that ultimately yields recommendations for instructional planning (Bell, S. M., 2002). In conclusion, the interview includes a reflection of the two interviews through a compare and contrast as well as how the interviewees’ perspective on psychoeducational testing corresponds to the author’s personal and professional roles. Background
An event that was significant to me throughout clinical placement was when I forgot to introduce myself to a visually impaired client. The event that I encountered occurred on my second day of clinical placement at Fieldstone Commons. This event highlights the need for effective communication when treating a patient that suffers with visual impairment. I assisted in morning care for multiple clients, one client stood out to me in particular.
Therapeutic Relationships are not black and white and creating a positive relationship will take skill and work. Unfortunately, data is scarce on the effects of therapeutic relationships. However, we as educators, have first hand experience in the effectiveness of positive relationships and connecting with people. There are many reasons why the relationship between the client and counselor is considered to be extremely important in a session.
The trustors qualities, skills and behaviour with gestures and body language indicating caring, attention, warmth and patience are key to develop a trusting relationship (Rortveit K. et al. 2015). Trust was associated with nurses taking time, sitting down and answering questions, showing interest and expressing concern as well as sharing experiences and emotions (Rortveit K. et al. 2015). Nurses who demonstrated a commitment to person-centred care were seen as trustworthy professionals (Thorpe G. et al. 2014). Trust may be associated with communication, such as nurses informing about the risk, maintain confidentiality and relating to patients as adults, acting as advisor or patient advocate, being engaged and providing assistance (Rortveit K. et al. 2015). Rortveit K. et al.
Societally, we no longer foster that type of relationship between physicians and patients. Throughout my junior year, senior year, and presently, I have worked as a medical assistant and worked directly with PAs and physicians and feel that I will be able to better develop that long-term relationship with patients better as a PA. After making rounds with several PAs, I have become more and more enthusiastic about the PA profession and impressed with the scope of responsibilities given to PAs and their ability to work autonomously with patients and collaboratively with physicians within a healthcare team. The flexibility to be able to move among specialties and the profession’s dynamic nature that commands growth and continuing education to succeed excites