I worked directly with patients diagnosed with various psychiatric illnesses in groups designed to assist in rehabilitation and teaching activities of daily living. In these groups I helped with a wide range of activities such as assisting the patients with stimulating crafts, and encouraging them to participate in exercises and games, and answered questions related to the activities. Continuing my volunteer experience with occupational therapists I worked at Encore, an assisted living and rehabilitation setting. Here I worked with geriatric clients with both neurological and orthopedic impairments. I also spent time volunteering at Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center, Inc. working with an occupational therapist in facilitating Hippotherapy to incorporate equine movement into treatment.
A Neonatal Nurse is a nurse who deals with premature,sick, or ill patients. The children often need to be monitored very closely. Even though their job is to care for infants, they often have to provide emotional support to the families of the children. Along with information to educate them with how their infant is being cared for ("Neonatal Nurse"). When considering a career as a
The first step in achieving recovery through WRAP is to develop a wellness toolbox, which is a list of skills and tools to help the patient cope. The nurse will have a big role in helping the patient identify their strength or weaknesses, as well as helping them identify their support system. Some patient respond better to alone time, so the nurse might suggest journaling, listening to music, exercising, others need social interaction, so suggesting their join a peer group, team sport, or talking to a support person might be better for them. In order to help keep the patient’s autonomy during times of crises, the WRAP has 5 other steps on the road to recovery, including a daily maintenance list, which is a three-part list describing the patient’s feelings, listing a set of tools from the wellness toolbox they are going to utilize that day to maintain their wellness, and then a simple to do list. This type of strategy helps to keep the patient accountable, and as nurses, it is our responsibility to encourage the patients to follow and maintain certain standard to ensure they are compliant to their recovery model.
This report will evaluate a strength-based model of care and explore how its supports nurses to work in partnership with children. The report will also demonstrate how health promotion and health education impact the health of children and their families. Furthermore, this report will identify issues that affect children and/or families and suggest recommendations for nursing practice. A strength-based model
Interprofessional communication is when provides/students communicate with each other, with people, and their families to have open, collaborative reasonable manners for the health issuers or concerns. During this experience, I was able to observe many different opportunities that interprofessional communication took place. Some interpersonal communication that took place between the nurse and the patients to provide great care to the baby, was explaining the shots that we provided (risk and benefits), importance of provided warm to the baby, importance of keeping track of the baby’s intake and output, routine vital signs and fundus check on the mother. Interprofessional communication also happened between the nursing staff and the doctor of the delivery to ensure the patients and newborn had great care during the process of delivery the child. The doctor and nursing staff communicated about progress of the pregnancy, such as dilation.
What do I know about being a critical care nurse? I know that being a Critical Care Nurse is a social job and it involves helping or providing service to others. This job provides advanced nursing care for patients in critical care units, commonly known as the ICU. There are many different activities that happen while being a critical care nurse, for example checking a patient's pain level, monitoring a patient for changes on their current status, and being an advocate for the patient's family. I also know that being a Critical Care Nurse can be a very emotional job with some of the patients that come in.
Throughout my participation in the primary school ‘Reading Scheme’ I mentored pupils to help them gain self-esteem during their learning process in reading. I was also chosen to be a member in my schools ‘Buddy System’, whereby I was partnered with a Year 8 pupil whom I made feel welcome and safe in their new environment. I carried out work experience at Northern Health and Social Care Trust in Causeway Hospital, whereby I shadowed a qualified nurse. Throughout this learning experience I attended a variety of activities to observe differing treatments. My communication skills are paramount in this environment, speaking with patients and staff members was a large part of the experience.
The care parents receive within a maternity hospital during the time of the diagnosis of the miscarriage through to follow up care is of vital importance. Effective clinical care delivered in a compassionate manor which is individualised to meet the needs of bereaved parents following second trimester miscarriage has the potential to impact positively on their experience. The Recommendations outlined below, in clinical practice, education for healthcare professionals and future research drawn from this study, are important steps towards improving future maternity care for this group of
Grief Counseling for Pediatric Nurses I believe that pediatric nurses should have ready access to grief counseling and support groups in order to help them easily deal with the loss of patients. Pediatric nurses are not just expected to be a health care provider; they are also supposed to be a caring person who is able to make the scary environment of a hospital feel more like a home to these children. These individuals are around these children almost 24/7 and they do tend to get attached, but when that child is taken away from them, it is going to affect them both personally and in their work. Access to things such as grief counseling and support groups within the hospital setting will help pediatric nurses be able to go into a case more
A social worker can help Linda and her family deal with any problems they are having and set up support services to help the family. A psychologist or counsellor will discuss any concerns or problems that might have being happening in the past, and how to improve thing in the future. A doctor can help by monitor Linda’s health throughout her recovery, health care support workers and nurses can educated her on her mental health and wellbeing and provide around the clock care and support. Good team work and communication skills are needed between the MDT to provide the best care for Linda and a proper care plan put in place and updated regularly. Regular meeting between the MDT Linda and her family are need to keep an update her progress.
I have unknowingly evolved into the nursing student and future registered nurse I want to become through my lived experiences; the interactions between patients and their family members, the nurses that I have worked hand in hand with, and the education I have received from my teachers, have individually helped me build my own personal set of values and beliefs to provide high-quality, patient-centered care to diverse populations with dedication and passion. To help patients meet their goals to bathe, eat, dress and be turned-what many take for granted- is emotionally rewarding and I am honored to have helped all of the patients I have helped the past three years as a hospital volunteer, clinical assistant, and a student nurse advancing in my career with a goal in becoming a registered nurse.
to interview, was due to the common interest I have with her as a future Mental health counselor. The specialties she works with and the population of clients she serves is exactly where and what I want to do as a mental health counselor. In addition to her specialties, she is an independent counselor, and holds membership with Emotionally Focused Therapy/EFT (smith,2015n.d.). Ms. T currently has an office located at 3307 Duke
As a nurse, we have to be caring and compassionate. It has to come from within. We have to use the knowledge and skills we have developed to be able to show support for our patients and their families. There will be difficult days that we may have to give uncomfortable news to our patients or even share joy with them. With each day it brings about new and different encounters.
Nurse Practitioner, professional health care I wish to pursue because of, caring for people,getting paid a lot, working a set schedule. I have been interested in being a Nurse Practitioner for about a year or two2. I have always had an interest in the medical field,but being a nurse really hooked me, because they are always in need and they are payed well. Being a nurse practitioner has a huge amount of duties some are easy and fun and some are difficult and stressful, you might deal with a tragic injury.(“Common Work Activities”1). This part of the job I feel I would dog good with because I am very good in a crisis.
As a future nurse major, I feel committed to engage in activities that deal with serving others. My lifetime goal consists of becoming a registered nurse, and later on a certified nurse anesthetist. My high expectation of a career is based on the association I've had with a disease hardship in my family. Consequently, my highest reward would be to soothe the literal pain of a human being.