Nursing Intervention Paper

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If a daughter is like her mother, what does this make Laura. This began some of the process for Laura to find herself. (D’Ambrosio, 1970, p. 280). When it was time for Laura’s surgery to fix the facial scars, Laura did not seem to care as much about it. The burns clearly detracted from her appearance but when the Doctor. talked to her about it she said she had accepted her face and commented, “It’s the only one I’ve got” (D’Ambrosio, 1970, p. 262). She went on to explain that she wanted to work with children and that did no require attractiveness. Laura stated she would rather have more brains so she could succeed at nursing school instead of worrying about her looks. This was a change in her attitude and confidence (D’Ambrosio, 1970, p.262).…show more content…
He went on to contract with Laura to: go to the private school daily, to continue at her job working with the smaller children in the Institution, to have the necessary surgeries to help her physical problems, and find a place to live. Intervention phase According to Timberlake (2008) the intervention phase is when the client system and social worker work through the agreed upon contract and track changes, goal accomplishment, and adjust the contract if needed (p. 79). The Doctor and the nuns had set a plan in motion for Laura to go to schooling beyond high school for a course in baby nursing. Laura was pleased by this plan and even surprised that she could follow through on this. This would be an important goal for Laura as this would give her the base to have a job and a future (D’Ambrosio, 1970, p.…show more content…
If Dr. D’Ambrosio would not have worked with Laura she would never have broken through her silence, she would not have overcome her physical challenges, she would not have had the theraputic support when she met her parents, she would not have gained skills to move beyond the institution. While each piece for Laura was just a step, all of them together added up to a completely different life for her. This story also shows that with collaboration big things can happen. On his own Dr. Ambrosio could not have set up the surgeries for Laura. That was a joint effort with the nuns and all of the connections they have. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Ambrosio used the resources he had to meet Laura’s needs like the job working in the room for the younger children at the institution, the summer job with a family, and the schooling to be a baby
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