For months, I saw him in pain, regardless if he would take his medication, and he would still go to work. After a while, he was scheduled for back surgery, where they would clean around the herniated disc to relieve pressure. That surgery has left my father in debt, with medical bills coming from every angle. Two months later, my father still has sciatica nerve pain, which affects with his ability to walk properly. His doctor has recommended that my father goes to physical therapy, but I know that he views this as another burden that he might not be able to afford.
Comparably like Homer my parents haven’t been the most supportive of my career choice in medicine, for instance ever since my years of adolescence my parents had consistently apprised I was soft hearted, and that I wouldn’t be competent to face the emotional or physical pain of others, let alone help treat injuries. As my father has regularly opined “Gurpreet, you shouldn’t be something in medicine because you won’t be able to handle the blood.” This quote has always traveled with me for every assignment I have handed in, and every exam I have taken. It astonishes me how much the support of parents is imperative in being gratified with what you want your career to be. For an example, last year my brother had been in a car mishap where he was hospitalized for a month, when we used to visit him my parents wouldn't allow me to see him. Nevertheless, a broken leg, a neck brace, and an IV did not impede me from coming face to face with my brother.
If his father passes, then he will have no longer have anyone to accompany him on the journey of life. He uses his poem to urge to the sick that they cannot give up and leave everyone alone. From going through the recent death of my grandmother, I can assure from personal experience that sometimes the burden placed on the caregiver can be more strenuous than the battle that the loved one is fighting. The caregivers are the ones that struggle with trying to understand why this is happening to someone they love so much. I know my mother and I sat for hours in the hospital listening to how content and happy my grandmother sounded and we questioned night after night why was this her time to be fading away from us.
Even though it can be stressful to have to tell someone that their work isn 't correct, it can still be very beneficial to that person. After the first peer review I became more accepting to the idea of letting someone tell me what was wrong with my paper. I think it’s a great way to get another persons view on your paper. Along with peer reviews are revisions plans and they too can be beneficial because that gives the writer the opportunity to see their mistakes and correct them. On all my assignments I have used these tools and I have also visited the writing center on one of my assignments, which was very helpful.
As a child, I often spent my time constantly in and out of my pediatrician’s office and at hospitals getting my blood drawn, checking for jaundice, and making sure that my Hepatitis B remain dormant in my liver. But all of the appointments spent with these people made me view them second to my parents: if my parents couldn’t fix my Hep B, then they would call their “handy-dandy friends” to fix me up. And I always thought it was so amazing that these unbelievable heroes could assuage human pain and disease with their bare hands, whether it was performing a breast biopsy to scribbling a prescription down on paper—I wanted to be just like them. But it was when my little sister Kristine and I were racing for the keys on top of a shelf above the
The examples shared in class often trigger my self-reflection about my work with patients. I could not agree more with the concepts of suffering and power. I often feel that there is a part of me that wanted to help people because it is often easier to offer help than accepting help. Even though I do not agree with the illustration of mindfulness being broad light while meditation is spotlight, I like other illustrations used in the class. Instead of saying mindfulness as broad light, I would say that mindfulness is a sequence of actions that happen in a snap second, it happens so fast that one is not aware of the serial actions.
These brave men and women have given everything they can to protect our freedoms. So why can we not provide them with better mental health care? Once enrolled in a VA program, veterans cannot receive health care through an outside provider. This being said, there is a long waiting list for participants to receive mental health care. While there have been some advances in shortening the wait, there is still an average 26 day wait for mental health appointments (Erpenbach).
Finally, one must physically be there with the patient for anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour. This physical presence must not be one of dread or annoyance; rather, the therapist must be present with a sense of positivity and helpfulness. For example, during my previously mentioned first therapy experience, I was becoming very discouraged with having to watch my teammates play from the sidelines while I could not, and I began to become mildly depressed and unmotivated. My main therapist noticed this and helped me through this sad part of my life, seeming to take the role of more of a listener and counselor, rather than someone who I was paying to help fix my physical injuries. When the last therapy visit had ended, and I was walking away from the office for the last time, I instantly realized this profession was what I wanted to do with my
But she agreed and finally understood why I was acting the way I was. Even though I hated it, and still struggle with it, my relationship with her has significantly improved. Now, I say all of this, and tell my story, because I came to the realization that I was scared of how she would react and how she would feel afterwards is why I don 't talk, and why I start to shut down when communicating and I came to that realization during this class. I will admit that it was not fun, and I explained it to my boyfriend when I got home and he said that it makes sense. And now I 'm slowly but surely working on it, and will hopefully, by the end
Author Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “ Unless you try to do something beyond what you already mastered, you will never grow.” Most people are afraid of making mistakes so they stay in their comfort zone. I believe that this statement is true, because making mistakes is how you learn and improve, stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to more friends and better experiences, and if you don’t try new things, you might miss out on something you love! The first reason I agree, is because making mistakes is how you learn and improve. No one is perfect and making mistakes help to make you better in the long run. For instance, I have learned from my mistakes many times.