Communicable diseases – During clinical rotation and medical school, learned about the communicable diseases (eg. Tuberculosis) and their treatment. At University of Illinois at Chicago, took infectious disease epidemiology course and learned more about Hepatitis B & C, HIV history, its spread and control measures. Volunteered in Oral Polio Vaccination program in India, where I had an opportunity to give vaccine to children and educate parents and spread awareness about the polio vaccine. Currently, being a part of quality improvement project, working close with health care staff of nursing homes and long term acute care hospitals, to reduce the prevalence of CRE bacteria.
The second concept which inspired me was that of the 'Biopsychosocial Model ', a modern approach to healthcare that contrasts with the traditional view of diagnosis, treatment and care. Traditionally, the patient was examined as a whole organism and then examined at tissue, cellular and molecular level., i.e. the patient was only examined at a biomedical or biological level. Nowadays, the physician is encouraged to see the patient as part of a family group, peer group and wider society. The physician must diversify his/her approach to include a small amount of counselling, necessary in order to examine a patient 's interactions with his family, peer group and society as a whole.
When my mom had surgery I would change the gauze pads and just be so interested in everything that had to do with medicine. I 've always had a passion in helping people, being challenged, and making a difference in people 's lives which I intend to do forever. The next step was figuring out where I wanted to go and if I was 100% sure this was for me. So I went and toured hospitals with my health class and shadowed different professions to see which one was the best fit and rule others out. I was really intrigued by the nurses.
When I was growing up, multiple people questioned me about my future career, and others even pressured me into certain careers. All the influences I have had over time have formed my idea of the perfect occupation, that fits my personality and interests. The careers I have based my future life plans are a pharmacist or an anesthesiologist. Both of these careers require a great deal of school and hard work. My decision of these careers was influenced by both of them being within the medical field, and also both focus on helping people.
With the achievement of my short-term goals, I will have experience that will help me achieve my intermediate goal of becoming a licensed medical social worker within a teaching hospital setting. Furthermore, I will have the experience needed to apply for social worker positions within a teaching hospital. After obtaining this job, I will have opportunities to learn more about the teaching hospital system and impact the patients who require more specialized care. In order to achieve goal two, I would need to attend more intervention training provided by the graduate school, and other professional organizations in order to stay up to date. Next, I will learn about different issues that patients go through and what interventions help such patients dealing with issues of substance abuse, homelessness, and mental health problems.
That’s when the motive clicked on my mind that someday I will be like her. I aimed of indulging myself as a helping hand and thought to make my career in this profession. I then joined my higher secondary education taking biology major. During this course of time, my interest towards serving in health sector burnished more when I used to hear various incidents of life and death in hospital from my uncle, who is an army doctor.
CHAPTER II 2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW This chapter will provide review from previous research and articles that is related to this research topic. There are previous researches that have done research on the integration of theory into practice and develop a better understanding on the correlation between theory learning and also clinical practices among students. Other than that, the importance of both theory and clinical practical has been discussed. 2.1 DEFINITION OF THEORY LEARNING The knowledge based in medical imaging and management science includes theory, which in turn includes concepts, methods and principles. The principles are related and can be observed and can be verified by some degree when they are translated into the art or practice
IntroductionCommunity is a group of people who share some type of connection, who interrelate with each other and who function mutually regarding shared concerns. Community participation refers to a change in emphasis from external agencies supplying health services, to the people of a community becoming active participants in their own health care. This means that the community members become partners in health care by generating their own ideas; assessing their needs, by involvement in decision making processes, planning, implementing, and even evaluating the care they receive (Mchunu, 2005). This assignment is a part of the subject, (Primary Health Care & Change PUB311) which I am studying in the 7th semester of Bachelors of Primary Health Care course conducted by faculty of Health Sciences of The Maldives National University. The topic I have chosen for this project is ‘Importance of community participation in the implementation of Primary Health Care’ This essay includes an introduction, body and a conclusion Community Participation in Primary Health Care (PHC) “Primary health care is essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community through their full participation and at a cost that the community and country can afford to maintain at every stage of their development in the spirit of self-reliance and self-determination.” (Al-ma-ata,
Care providers or the team (medical care professional and family) should work in partnership with the patient and deliver care responsive to the needs and expectations of the patients. Medical professionals including doctors and nurses must make sure that the understand patient’s competence and involve them in the planning and management of their care and treatment and provide them support to make informed decisions about their care and treatment options (Aase, Hansen, Aase, & Reeves,
At the risk of sounding stereotypical, I can honestly say I have always been known as a “helper.” Even in elementary school, I demonstrated a passion for working with other people and fighting injustices. For example, at age seven, I held a yard sale for Hurricane Katrina victims and conducted a community food drive to send to New Orleans. I recognized that many of these individuals were not receiving adequate assistance and that I could make some type of difference, no matter how small it may be. As the years went on, I continued to volunteer frequently, such as becoming a member of my middle school service club, altar serving, visiting nursing homes, and helping younger students. When I reached high school, I became a part of the La Salle Scholars program and completed various service projects which, looking back, were all related to both the macro and micro fields of social work.