They also have to be compassionate with the families of the newborn babies. By providing care for newborns who may have birth defects or illness, or they may be healthy either way neonatal nurses take care of them (“Neonatal Nurses”). Also, neonatal nurses teach the families how to take care of their newborn. At first you have to become a registered nurse, and then you can specialize in neonatal (“Neonatal Nursing”). Quinn said “[Neonatal nurses] have to care about the babies and realize the families aren’t just people.” (“Neonatal Nursing”).
A career in pediatrics If you love children and medicine is your calling, becoming a pediatrician is an excellent way to make a difference. “Pediatricians are physicians who provide health care to infants, children, and adolescent”(Ferguson). Usually a pediatrician meets your patient soon after birth and takes care of the patient through his or her teenage years. A portion of a pediatrician’s job is preventive medicine, also known as well care, which means that they have to see their patients periodically for routine health checkups. An amount of the pediatricians aims are to reduce infants and child rate of deaths, promote healthy lifestyles and help ease the problems of children and adolescent chronic conditions.
THE ROLE OF THE MIDWIFE One of the principal roles of the midwife in hypnobirthing consists in explaining the pregnant woman and her partner evidence-based information related to the gestation and childbirth in the antenatal period. According to Philips-Moore (2012), one of the principal anxieties of the expecting couples, apart from the fear associated with terrible stories heard about birth, is the named ‘fear of the unknown’. The author states that it can be enormously reduced when a professional explains the birthing process and the methods that the woman can use to help her body in going through it. He highlights the importance of providing fathers or birth partners with explanations about the whole process and how ‘to be part of the
Patient centeredness is no stranger to nursing discourse, however, adopting this element to care and compassion is challenging in today's healthcare arena, especially when treating massively increased numbers of patients" (Bramley and Matiti, 2014). Being the patient's advocate, participating in their care, encouraging independence, and pushing them to be the best that they can be to return to normal health are all important aspects of compassion. When I was working with my patient I felt since I had a smile on my face, a positive attitude, a calming demeanor, and the drive to help her with her care she accepted my help and wanted to get better and participate in
I undertook risk assessments, bought equipment, consulted professionals from different disciplines, worked with parent to find an outstanding key worker for Charlie and trained staff. I met with Charlie and parent at their home and a child development centre on several occasions, in attempts to reduce the potential for stress and anxiety inherent in the transition. I recognised the increased stress had potential to impact negatively, (Rogers,date) on Charlie and family's health, immune function and wellbeing, and my role in trying to protect and shield Charlie and family from this. This protective function is described in the literature as a fundamental and legitimate part of nursing and caring and ethically vital in maintaining the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people, (Sellman, DATE). Thinking about implementing best practice and stress led to thoughts on what I was attempting to protect Charlie from.
Examples from my personal experience within my family were provided to gain a better understanding of the application of each approach to family care. While one approach is not better than another, each approach is situational. It is important as a nurse to interview the patient and family to gather an understanding of their culture, needs, and expectations. The nurse should then assess the entire situation and plan appropriate interventions that would best fit the family and situation that is presented. This allows for a higher quality of care, better outcomes, and increased compliance to support the well-being of the
It also provided the use of critical thinking and clinical judgment on how to prevent falls, support, and be accountable for a client professionally. The practical knowledge I have learned helped me become aware of assessing and assisting a client. As a nurse, our job is to provide “safe, compassionate, competent and ethical care” (p.8) and collaborate as an interprofessional team to deliver safe care and prevent risks from happening while offering quality nursing care (CNA, 2017). I will always provide the professional care under the code of ethics to promote health and wellness for an older adult and prevent risks from happening. As well as following the plan of care, use communication strategies, be aware, acknowledge, and accommodate individuals with different diseases such as with dementia, to promote fall prevention strategies (RNAO, 2017).
With service to the people in our community we define and practice the kind of person we want to become, and this reflection people will see the good in people naturally. I want to educate staff when someone has a reportable disease it should be reported to Infection Control Nurse, I want to teach nursing staff some of our patients who do not have insurance please send then to the Health Department, it is based on income, and that is for anyone who lives in the community. I would recommend anyone who plans to prepare for a family go to the Health Department for maternal planning the care is exceptional, and every child should have to go through the health department, their examinations is outstanding. It taught me insight of the history of Public health nursing on how far we have conquered obstacles and learned to use critical thinking to adjust to events or situations. The nursing profession is changing so fast and we must go further beyond our means of education to continue to grow as leaders in our community.
My parents allowed me to grieve anything I needed to – loss of friendships, breakups, bad grades, moving, leaving home to go to college, etc. My sister got diagnosed with scoliosis and was given a back brace at the same time she got braces for her teeth. So, I remember my parents helping her through the grieving process of those changes. They listened to her and allowed her to cope with it however she needed to without trying to tell her what to do but they also tried to help her see the positives of it all. In chapter 6, Gutman says, “It I important to surround ourselves with positive people – people who are both respectful of our desire to enact change and who understand how to offer the emotional support we need” (Gutman, 2005, p. 90).
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.
In addition, there 's concerns as to how the patient is taking her medication and the changes of mental health providers. I feel that the mother needs to be consistent with her mental health services and work with us as we are not working against her. One positive thing I can share is that Marie is motivated to get her children back." The Supervisor then provided this writer the patient new DCF worker contact information: Maribel Santos @860-418-8239. This writer thanks the Supervisor for her input about the patient 's case.
Sally also had a question on informed consent, which we explained to her and told her daughter can be the new health proxy for her. As we got more into the scenario, I felt a bit more confident because these are some questions we can ask and almost fell like a real patient talking to us. These questions sally was asking are very relevant and realistic; questions that a patient might ask in the preoperative phase. I remember when I went into surgery, I was asking the doctors and nurses questions upon questions because of the fear of unknown. If the patient knows the information and the facts, the patient is more comfortable and is less anxious.
It also suggests that, “within the hospital team nurses have the right to autonomy of judgement and decision and in conflicted situations, such as the one described here” (109). This means if the parents cannot come up with a definite answer, the nurses have the right to decide what is best for the child. Also, this article explains the conflicts when parents and medical staff disagree. Many problems can be caused by this issue such as, “what extent is it possible to scrutinize the way devoted parents should act” (108). Then, in another scholarly article, “The Role of The Pediatric Nurse in Promoting Pediatric Right to Consent,” gives specific characteristics that nurses should look for in children to determine how capable they are.
Although a lengthy advice has been given whist in hospital by the surgeons and nurses, the patient may not be ready to comprehend a load of information at once. We discharge our patients with educational materials they can read and digest at home and contact support groups they can join. According to the New Zealand Guidelines Group (2002), all patients following a coronary bypass graft are recommended to have a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation. It have been shown to prevent further cardiovascular events by empowering patients to choose a healthy lifestyle, to improve quality of life for the patient and their family and to assist in the patient’s return to full and active life by enabling the development of their own
I have informed my mentor about Mrs. A’s concerns and she was given comprehensive information about the support groups and organisations that are there to help her and her family during her admission (NICE, 2011). Besides, providing therapeutic communication to encourage the patient to give consent to the admission is an act of beneficence because it prevents causing harms and improves the patient’s wellbeing (Edwards, 2009). It was a good experience for me since I have learned the importance of communication as one of the fundamental aspects in nursing (Balzer Riley, 2000). I have learned that therapeutic communication works wonders. I was complimented by my mentor who boosted my confidence and encouraged me to continue doing better since provision of reassurance and honest compliment from the preceptor is a foundation for student development and independence (Ingwerson, 2014).