I have found this assignment of reflecting extremely interesting and have enjoyed learning new things about myself and the care I give in clinical practice. It has given me more confidence in delivering care and enlightened me to always support patients as individuals. I have grasped a competent understanding of the benefits of reflecting on practice and will endeavour to reflect on all my practice placements in the
While I was being trained, I closely observed how the social worker interacted with the residents before she began assessing them. I also took notes of what I was told to do while I was in training as well as when I saw it being done in person. Before I started assessing the patients by myself, I would come home and practice asking the questions to my roommate everyday a couple of weeks. With the help of close observation and detailed notes I was able to properly practice on my roommate, which led me to feel comfortable with assessing the patients by
Staff were welcoming and, despite the organising of the observation taking a long time, the observation gave good insights in to patient experiences and leadership. I think the observation was useful to my partner and I, as it made us feel as if we now had a better insight in to patient experience and its effects on care. The experience itself was good; it was useful to gain that insight. One thing I did realise that was although we thought it went well, the insights we gained may not have been a true reflection of patient experience. To combat this, we could have asked more individuals to conduct the observations on various dates at various times.
I thought that this would be a great way to develop a better understanding of the career and what it takes to care for others. The STNA classes I completed to receive certification and the work as a patient aid that followed helped me confirm that I was making the right choice with respect to my career choice. I worked as a personal care aid in an assisted living home to gain knowledge and experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. Working in the health care field provided a chance to care for the elderly and watch nurses do their jobs. I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families.
He has been to this hospital multiple times for every procedure he ever needed and the reason is because his father used to work in the hospital on the boards. He told the clerk on duty, Monique and I stories of his times here. He mentioned that every time she was admitted to the hospital there was a female nurse who
Talk to the patient, show them that you care about them. That always makes them feel more comfortable. At my job every time we get a new admit the nurse and I have to do a skin assessment. What it means is that we check if the patient for any bruises or open wounds. Most of our patient are elderly people since I work at a cardio hospital.
All sort of communication such as verbal, non-verbal, and part verbal are imperative and play a vital role in the process of providing person-centred care (Elwyn, et al., 2012; Morgan & Yoder, 2012). Moreover, the communication assists in managing emotions of the patients as well as the healthcare because it creates a bond between them. Through effective communication, the patients feel comfortable in discussing their perspective and feeling with the practitioner due to which the process of healthcare service providence becomes easy. Without proper communication, the staff at person-centred care would not be able to interact successfully with the patients. It affects the process of understanding their requirement and needs in a negative manner due to which
The healthcare provider communicates with genuineness respect and empathy to foster patient adjustment to behaviors toward health. In view of the real case, I found that this theory is helped to foster our relationship. As a result, I started conversation with her and offered suggestions about ways to taking drugs without conveying disapproving feelings, actions. I spent time to help her have a meal by touching her hand. Touch is effective in providing comfort (Stevens,1975).
I knew early on that one of my desires and strengths would be to challenge myself mentally while being able to empathize with others and provide a valuable service to them. While assisting my dad, I had the opportunity to engage all types of different people. I enjoyed learning about their physical and emotional strengths as well as helping them work through their struggles in both sickness and health. These life experiences further developed my interest in nursing, spurring me to pursue a challenging yet rewarding career
Reassuring anxious patients, to me, mirrored the way radiographers must be able to be empathetic and reassure nervous patients. I feel communicating with the elderly developed my interpersonal skills as I had to speak slowly and clearly. I loved building up trusting relationships with the people and felt rewarded after every day as I knew I had helped people with their day to day lives and their happiness was my
When the day first began he had some paperwork to fill out and catch up on. That took about five minutes total. Then, we were off to meet some patients! Meeting the patients and interacting with them made the whole day for me. Getting to interact with some of the patients and gaining rapport with them helped me decide if I want to work with patients one on one like that all day every day.
Pt. agreed that he can help his recovery by helping others and if he would like to provide feedback to other AMS patients during an ams group. Counselor invited pt. to attend and participate in a new AMS Guest Speaker group which he said yes and he wants to be a guest speaker. Pt.
I have been able to work side-by-side with a Pathologists ' Assistant since day one and because of this, I fully understand their role in the medical society. I owe a lot of what I learned as a grossing technician to them because of their guidance, input, and examples. The more I asked them questions and the more I watched them work, the more captivated I became by their role and realized I wanted to be in their position. As a result, I believe that my close working relationship with the Pathologists ' and Pathologists ' Assistants, as well as the exposure and knowledge I have gained by working in the department will help me succeed, particularly in Loma Linda University 's Pathologists ' Assistant program. Loma Linda University is a good fit for me a few reasons.
She then was able to reminisce from the questions I had asked her about her past. I could tell by her expression that the storytelling and reminiscing was making her happy. I then incorporated more closed and open-ended questions about her daily routine and hobbies. 4. Describe your perspective of the patient 's response to the interview.
In my undergraduate psychology, we are taught the importance of good listening and communication skills which makes the patient feel important, comfortable and establishes a good doctor-patient relationship. My psychology training allowed me to improve my interpersonal skills that will certainly aid me in your residency program. During my clinical rotations, and observerships in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, I was extremely fortunate to work with professors and physicians that were more than willing to share their knowledge and wisdom with me. From teaching students in medical school to currently tutoring students for USMLE, I have always tried to pass on that knowledge. Throughout my career, I have recognized, learning is