Like Terry Erikson’s dad in Stop the Sun, people who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder need support and assistance from others. PTSD is a serious issue with not only veterans of war and war combat, but also everyday citizens in America, for even traumatic events like car accidents and local crime can change a person’s life forever. PTSD can present itself in many different ways. Some may include depression, bad dreams, and frightening thoughts. Any symptoms can be diminished or even cured from medication or
Music therapy is defined as “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program” (“American Music Therapy Association”). It cures mental issues such as depression, anxiety, and hypertension. Music therapy was approved and became an effective and significant way to cure mental injuries of veterans since World War Two. During World War Two, an era of cruelness and death, military hospitals were filled with physically and mentally injured veterans suffering in recurring haunting nightmares and shocking memories of the battlefield. In 1945, the U.S. War Department even issued Technical Bulletin 187 to create a program that encouraged the use of music to rehabilitate veterans’ emotions.
Many of my oldest friends share unique traditions that to the average town, would seem remarkable and even unfathomable. Being exposed to these different types of people has prepared me for relations with people unlike me in the future. I believe that my experiences with those of different cultures will lead me to be a successful cadet at the Academy. When my family moved to a post in the year of 2011, my environment drastically changed. The military post of West Point introduced me to new friends of many religions, races and cultures.
I found this particularly relevant to a situation in my personal life as I have a young family member dealing with terminal cancer for the last two years. Being aware of the Kubler-Ross stage model enabled me to anticipate that at some stage I would move from the anger phase to the final stage of acceptance, and this gave me some comfort. Being able to go through these stages accepting the inevitable with my family member brought a sense of closeness between us allowing me to be present in her journey. As Hottensen (2010) explains this process of anticipatory grief can allow us to express our emotions and deepen our relationships, even experiencing growth towards the end of life grieving process. Bolden (2007) reinforces this point explaining that networks of support surrounding death can also lessen the fear and intensity of the grief,
Throughout the 3-year shadowing opportunity I gained clinical exposure and witnessed the responsibilities of a physician first-hand. I assisted Dr. Nwabude with patient assessments, history and physicals, transcribing physician 's orders and prescriptions, ordering lab and diagnostic tests as well as diagnosing illnesses. At the beginning of my shadowing opportunity with Dr. Nwabude, I had a fairy tale perception of physicians. This experience exposed me to the real life expectations of physicians and the toll a medical profession can have on an individual and their family. I did spend a majority of my time in a primary care setting where I witnessed the incredible need for preventive medicine in my
One of the positive sides of having Cohort connections whether it’s in the classroom or externally, is understanding that I’m not the only one pursuing my doctoral degree. It’s knowing others in my classroom or even those, who once took the course previously have all faced the same challenges. Take for example, I’m a fellow veteran and all veterans at the begin stages of their military career all went through boot camp. It was there that you learned the meaning of honor, loyalty, and integrity, and basically what it takes to be member of the armed forces. But knowing when I need to ask for help or if someone else needed assistance, it was always there.
My family history project consists of several stories from my lifetime, my parent’s lifetime, and my grandparent’s lifetime. Through these stories we can learn the impact of the event and how it can apply to our everyday lives. Additionally, this allows us to look back on our family’s lives and start to understand more of our origins. The following stories are events that someone in my family witnessed, whether they are from my parents or me. Each story shows the value of bravery and strength in hard times.
The article explains that “McNaughton’s diary contains much evidence of the nurses “yarning” with the soldiers and of the soldiers confessing their fears and the harshness of their experiences” (Butler, 2015). Friends were able to give emotional support and a listening ear to confide in. Nehls details that military feels more comfortable around other military due to their shared experiences. Similarly, Baird presently has friendships that have resulted from the united experience of being military
I am a true believer of the saying; “you are nothing without your past.” Subconsciously, our experiences shaped all of our lives. They affect how we feel, think, our ambitions, morals, our attitude, and social behavior. My experiences, both the good and bad, immensely shaped the person that I am today and the person I will be tomorrow. My deep need to want to help and care for others stems from my experiences when I was younger, and my love and desire to lead comes from my years leading Soldiers in the Army. Nursing is one of the largest professions in the healthcare field with roles across the entire field, which allows for unique and rewarding opportunities.
Having worked in the Emergency Room for several years and now on 4C Surgical Unit, I have gained first hand experience in providing care to very sick patients and having critical care experience. I was nominated for a DAISY Award by the Vice President of Nursing for the Emergency Room. I would like to be a council member for the quality and safety council. I believe an integral aspect of providing quality care at the bedside, is being knowledgeable on information that can promote excellent patient care. I am empowered to help make a positive impact, working with my fellow colleagues to implement great improvements to patient care.
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It may come and go over the years too. The significant impact of PTSD on the lives of veterans afflicted gives doctors a greater understanding of this illness. With knowledge about PTSD, returning veterans can seek the early diagnosis and treatment they need, giving them a chance to recover. Many veterans have spoken and stressed that the PTSD will never go away, even with treatment, group therapy, counseling, or medication. Awareness and understanding can also help and support the families.
In this theory they propose the question that if your parents had an intense, traumatic experience in their life, could that be passed down genetically to you? They described it best when they said, “The Trauma of the Holocaust caused such intense genetic scrambling in some of the survivors that their children actually inherited these same stress-related abnormalities. Perhaps the sense of danger, and uncertainty associated with living through such a time is passed on in the family milieu and primes the biological systems of the children as well.” They are actually stating that if your recent ancestors had traumatic experiences like, how your grandma was neglected as a child, or how she was treated badly, that this could indeed leave you, her ancestor, with a predisposition for depression. This to me, is a little out there, but then again any slight decision you make can change fate. I do believe that our own experiences, and the experiences of our ancestors before us are never really gone, even if they are
The department of Veteran Affairs ensures the care and honor for our American Veterans. Its mission statement is “to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”” Veterans have many different benefits such as disability compensation, health care, life insurance, education and training, and pension, just to name a few. Benefits not only apply to the veteran themselves, but also to their spouse and dependents. The Veterans Health Administration is “America’s largest integrated health care system with over 1,700 sites of care serving 8.76 million Veterans each year.” Dating back to 1636 when Pilgrims were at war with Indians, the U.S. has the most inclusive program of
Discussion Board: Unit 9/Topic 1 Britton Lerch Due Date: October 17, 2015 Kaplan University MN502: Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Dr. Phelps My personal values and beliefs on nursing, health, environment, and patient care delivery is that they all affect each other. It is great that within our technology advanced society we have the ability to communicate globally and to develop theoretical works among many nursing scholars from around the globe to collaborate about the development of nursing science (Alligood, 2014). A big part of nursing involves education and transitions by guiding patients and family members with ongoing supports. My specialty is geriatrics and I have had some experience in oncology. One theory I find important in my practice is the Peaceful-End-of-Life Theory.