Coming from a third world country where there aren’t many opportunities for work and funding for education, proceding to nursing school was a grand opportunity. The privilege to attend a government subsidized school where top students in the region compete to get into the program that allowed only 60 students per year was indeed a blessing. As clinical rotations began, what was once considered a mere opportunity evolved into a true passion for caring as I truly love and enjoy nursing and helping people.
When I contemplate why I want to pursue a career in the medical field, I picture my high school allied health class where my enthusiasm for the field first started and I became a Certified Nursing Assistant. I have been around hospitals and doctor’s growing up, but that class opened my eyes to a new world. To learn extensive amounts about the healthcare field and have the opportunity to gain clinical experience has no comparison, to be able to learn hands on at that age, and know that I wanted to care for patients. To see all those elderly residents, to experience helping them and showing them compassion, it made my day, every day I was there. The fact that I can do two things I love, learning new things and helping people get better excites
While working several shifts in an Alzheimer's unit in a local care facility, I had the opportunity to meet a registered nurse named Sarah. Sarah had plenty of insight on what it is like being a nurse in a facility. During my observations of her duties I witnessed many things that opened my eyes as to what I want in my future career choices.
Over the years, there has been various debates over how the elderly is being treated in long term care facilities. Each and every year the number of the elderly people living in the U.S continues to grow immensely and whether or not we have the right systems in place to deal with this overwhelming number of baby boomers remain questionable. This number is projected to continue to grow and it is important that the right care is provided and also that the elderly is properly taken care of as they make this transition. As the number of elderly people in long-term care facilities continue to increase, different and various issues arise. One of the many serious issues involved with the elderly in long-term care facilities is the use of chemical
Long term care pharmacists are involved with nursing facilities, often times working with the elderly or the disabled. The benefits include a flexible schedule and the more clinical setting. Negatives include long work weeks and the large amount of time dedicated to paperwork.
The California Supreme Court has clarified the application of the Long-Term Care Act’s disclosure requirements in consideration of Welfare and Institutions Code section 5328’s general prohibition against the release of information contained in the course of providing treatment to mentally ill and developmentally disabled individuals.
inally, Title VII provides support for programs to ensure protection of the rights of older adults, including the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and elder abuse prevention services. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is required to investigate and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of nursing facility residents or other institutionalized populations. Title VII funds are allocated based on the state’s proportion of residents age 60 and
Primarily, Caring Memorial Hospital will be held liable in this malpractice case under the premise of respondeat superior. “Under respondeat superior an employer is liable for the negligent act or omission of any employee acting within the course and scope of his employment” (Thornton, 2010, para. 2). The risk manager Susan Post, JD and the quality assurance director Amy Green were both aware of the potential for increased risk on the Oncology unit. They had been making observations several months prior to incident that related to deficiencies in staffing and safety standards. Per, ASCO and ONS (2012) new staff are required to demonstrate competency and receive comprehensive chemotherapy education. Jeffery Chambers, RN was
Meadow Brook’s Assisted Living Center will strive to offer exceptional service that exceeds those of our competitors. We will unite our patients, family, and healthcare providers, on an emotional and spiritual level so that all will be empowered to embrace the rewards of senior life.
The proposed program will address the needs of minorities 65 and older at the time the program is implemented. Those taking part in the program would not loose any of the health benefits they are receiving from Medicaid under the current SSI health benefits insurance program. As well the person or persons must prove that they cannot afford to reside in a traditional long term care facility, such as a nursing home or assisted living, without incurring out of pocket cost. To be eligible, the individuals must be African American, U.S. citizen, reside in the state of Mississippi, and have a median $650 SSI income. As well they are not required to liquidate there asset’s and must reapply every year to reevaluate their eligibility. The goal of the proposed program is to make amendments to the current Medicare part C health insurance program, which under the current design addresses long- term care for a limited amount of time, such as for rehabilitation purposes and can not
Josepha is working on a medical surgical unit with three other RNs and one LPN. There is also a male and a female patient care tech. Josepha has been a nurse for four months, and after completing two months of orientation she takes a full assignment as a registered nurse. Josepha feels that the assignments she receives are not always fair, as she tends to get the most challenging clients. In addition, she is most frequently assigned any change of shift admissions. While she understands that she is part of a team, she often feels that the consistency of the inequity of these assignments is not fair. She is self-aware of how this is affecting her. As she starts her shift today she is again assigned to the
In creating this portfolio, I am inclined to maintain a professional e-handbook, so to speak, of my educational and professional accomplishments over the years that reflect growth and development in my quest to be a competent nurse. Creating an e-portfolio allows for the safe documentation and archiving of my information that potential employers can have easy access to when I am in the process of seeking employment opportunities. Having an e-portfolio is a more efficient and effective way of utilizing technology to be more organized in keeping track of important information that could otherwise get lost or destroyed due to adverse events such as floods or fires.
The role of the nurse has always been that of the first point of contact for the patient to the clinical care team. As outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (2016) the role of the nurse is to advocate, educate, liaise with, and provide adequate and appropriate clinical care to the patient. Additionally, the nurse represents the statistical majority of the Australian clinical team, outnumbering medical doctors at a ratio of almost 4:1 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2013) which is consistent throughout all sectors of healthcare. Therefore, the nurse has a powerful and tangible effect on policy and the outcomes for patients in the clinical setting. The connection between results and leadership has been known since the early
The nursing profession is an evolving field of work that shows no signs of stopping. With advancements in technology and education, the nursing profession must change in order to keep up with the rest of society. There are many changing societal factors that are influencing nursing as the year progress. As mentioned before, an increase of technology use is a major influence on nursing, the introduction of evidence-based practice in the professional field and in the educational environment plays a role in a nurse’s everyday life. Also, there are the changes in society itself that benefit the nursing profession. For example, the breaking of stereotypical gender roles in society results in male nurses