While I was being trained, I closely observed how the social worker interacted with the residents before she began assessing them. I also took notes of what I was told to do while I was in training as well as when I saw it being done in person. Before I started assessing the patients by myself, I would come home and practice asking the questions to my roommate everyday a couple of weeks. With the help of close observation and detailed notes I was able to properly practice on my roommate, which led me to feel comfortable with assessing the patients by
Michael White and David Epston observed and believed that the way people tell their stories reflects their emotions and motivations. A therapist must lead with a learner’s stance meaning from a place where the therapist learns from the client. With older clients encouraging the narrative and learning from their experience helps to identify values and histories of successful coping. Narrative therapy uses anti-hierarchal dialogues. The therapist facilitates the client as “expert in the room”.
The therapist I work with encourages me to ask questions, so I benefit and learn from volunteering. They also encourage me to be hands on, and communicate with the patients as much as I can. I believe some of the most important skills to have in any medical field are good communication skills, staying organized, and working under
It provides physical and emotional benefits. Homecare usually always sends the same person. Stress and discomfort can negatively affect recovery efforts and quality of life. Having familiar person caring for patients allows them to develop trust in their caregiver. It makes them more open to receive the help they need especially when it comes to personal care needs such as dressing or
They were also role models for each other through the care they gave, addressing patients by name, remembering details about their lives, engaging them in quality conversation, communicating compassion through non-verbals, and in being sensitive to individual needs. A study on the influence of role models on adult nursing students states the obvious, “It is important for practice-based mentors, formally allocated or otherwise, to be willing and able to role model professional attributes” (Felstead & Springett, 2016). The simplest way to support and encourage compassionate care in coworkers is by being a role model and offering constructive criticism when necessary. Compassion in care is an essential value of the professional nurse and other nurses should be supported and encouraged in their efforts to include it in
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. This experience helped me learn how to overcome challenges faced when caring for patients each day and it reinforced my motivation to work as hard as possible to succeed in nursing school and continue to work to care for others. The experience also provided an opportunity to act as leader since the assisted care home I worked at this past summer was understaffed due to a change in ownership and some staff changes. When my team was short caregivers, I made sure that I spent more time with each patient to ensure they did not have anxiety about the change and end up worried and feeling alone. I found that a few minutes of companionship and
Noting an opportunity to serve, I happily stepped in and translated between the patient, named Yekaterina, and the nurses. The genuine look of gratefulness in her eyes along with the constant “sposibo” of gratitude I received from her for doing such a simple deed was truly something I will never take for granted. Quite often we find ourselves falling into a daily routine, making it easy to lose sight of why we are doing what we love in the first place. After many months of volunteering at the Hollywood
Reflection of the experience Alzheimer’s unit at the Villa cares for patients that need more special care and have some type of cognitive impairment. The first thing I did was introduce myself to the staff and the residents, I talked with the nurse aids in charge and asked them about the clients, their routines, what activities they like and which ones they don’t. Patients with cognitive impairments benefit from a structure schedule, this helps stimulate his memory and they are able to remember at what time certain things are done. This experience was challenging at first because the short experience we have working with these types of clients, but with the help of the aids and the instructor my stay there was beneficial for my personal and
As a nurse, you’ll regularly work one-on-one with patients, and proper communication in such situations means far more than just giving a dose of medicine or starting an IV. Nurses are responsible for talking to patients and helping them understand medical situations, which can be complex and quite scary to the person who 's going through such tribulations. Great nurses are clear communicators who truly listen to patient needs (and make sure to acknowledge that those patients ' concerns are being
According to Rodgers it is the most important attribute for the therapist to have congruence as it is all about the therapist being genuine(Mcleod,2008). Mearns and Thorpe defined congruence as “the state of being of a counsellor when her out ward responses to the client consistently match the inner feelings and sensations which she has in relation to the client”(2007). In other words it develops a sense of trust between the client and therapist and allows the client to open up to the therapist because they feel safe in the envoinment they are in and they trust the therapist. Therapists and counsellors say that congruence is not a skill that one can simply have but really it is a way of being. A person-centred therapist will aim to be real and sincere in the session as this creates that sense of trust in the relationship and a positive flow of energy between the client and the
In addition to, learning communication techniques, the program will demonstration how to stay calm in situations that may cause some type of violence in the workplace with the patient, by establishing problem-solving, good judgment, and maybe offer advice skills. But furthermore, DBHDD preceptorship program will bring forth value to the organization, through describing basic interpersonal skilled with the patient. Suitable interpersonal skills are what each mental health nurse needs to build to establish a relationship with the individuals. In order to communicate effectively with mental health patients, nurses must work towards being
My fieldwork instructor has advised me that I am doing great. I demonstrate effective communication, which is necessary to talk to nurses and certified nursing assistants. I was advised there is nothing that I should/could be doing differently now. An occupational therapy practitioner and cna both work on activities of daily living, self-care, and bathroom business. When a cna works with the patient, they tend to do the steps/activity for the patient.
Also it is a great opportunity to learn how to communicate with people and at the same time, try to figure out what is wrong in that specific situation and what is the best action to take. I noticed a lot of therapeutic communication skills and techniques that they used while communicating with the patient. I have noticed the hardiness of being able to therapeutically communicate in a situation where you need to make serious decisions. I had a chance of using therapeutic techniques while I was talking to one of the patients who was pregnant. I sat next to the patient, made eye contact, talked to her with a calming voice, and tried to calm her down.
Wendy, I agree with you that not only DIKW hierarchy is good for evidence-based practice but most importantly is communicating to our patients. As a nurse, we are not only providing safe care for our patients but educate them through our knowledge and wisdom that we learned from the information through the classes. We communicate with them to prevent further complication or simply help them to maintain good health. DIKW hierarchy definitely is not only for nursing practice but good for our daily lives. Every day we are learning something new either from our practices or simply watching the news.
During this time, Hirra showed unmistakable heartfelt care to my patients, making them relaxed and comfortable. She would give my patients reassuring smiles when they would feel uneasy in the patient room. This care was also evident in the attentiveness Hirra gave to many patients’ concerns. Hirra would pick up many patients comments others would gloss over. This quality shows Hirra’s attention to detail as