I will begin the session with introudcing myself as a occupational therapy student from Saginaw Valley State Unviersity. I will inform the participants that I am here today to discuss proper management of their medications. I will also explain that participants will be taught how to read a prescription on a medicine bottle and properly fill out a pill organizer. The participants will make achievable goals that will start them on the right track to a healthier life as well.
Most people would never contemplate whether or not to end their family pet’s suffering, so why can’t people be as sympathetic to their family and friends? In today’s society, the legalization of physician-assisted suicide is one of the most debatable topics. The debates on physician-assisted suicide go back and forth between whether or not patients, specifically terminally ill patients, should have the right to die with the aid of doctors. Opponents believe physician-assisted suicide is morally and ethically wrong for patients to end their lives, and they believe it violates basic medical standards. However, proponents of physician-assisted suicide believe it is a humane and safe way for terminally ill patients to resolve their agony. After researching both sides of the argument, it is clear that the benefits of physician-assisted suicide outweigh the disadvantages. The benefits of ending a patient’s pain and suffering, minimizing the emotional and financial effects on families, and preserving the right for patients to decide their own fate, supports the legalization of physician-assisted suicide.
The experiences on my path to a career in medicine have made me want to make a real, tangible difference in the lives of those around me – a difference that leaves my patients in a better condition than they were in before I met them. My father taught me that medicine that cares, cures, helps, and heals is of greater import than medicine that simply makes a diagnosis and prescribes a medication. I hope that one day, I will become a provider of the type of medicine that treats not only the body, but also the mind and
The first method of communication is mutual respect. The patient and clinician have a partnership based on trust. The patient has respect for the clinician 's experience and the clinician has respect for the patient 's wishes, needs, concerns and builds on past experience to meet immediate needs. (Paget, 2011).
According to Julia Wood (2004), “communication is a systemic process in which individuals interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings. However, Sheppard (1993) suggests that, in the nurse–patient relationship, communication involves more than the transmission of information; it also involves transmitting feelings, recognizing these feelings and letting the patient know that their feelings have been recognized (M, 1993)”. It is a two way process. The patient conveys their fears and concerns to their nurse and helps them make a correct nursing diagnosis. An excellent communication skill between nurses and patients is essential for the successful outcome of individualized nursing care of each patient. The ability to communicate
Physician-Assisted Suicide (PAS) is one of the most controversial, ethical issues in our society today. Physician Assisted Suicide is the voluntary termination of one’s own life by administration of a lethal substance with the direct or indirect help of a physician. Physician Assisted Suicide has its proponents and opponents. Among the opponents are physicians who believe it violates the fundamental principles of medicine. They believe doctors should not aid in suicides because to do so is incompatible with the doctor’s role as a healer. Proponents of assisted suicide agree that patients faced with an inevitable death deserve the right to end their lives on their own term, free of pain and suffering. The two arguments for and
Evidence based practice holds a high level of importance in the field of professional nursing. Nursing research adds to the current knowledge base and simultaneously supplies trustworthy data that can be used as the basis for practice (Kearney-Nunnery, 2016, p. 79) . The implementation of the practices gained through research, and proven through evidence, contribute to the profession of nursing, the welfare of the patient, and the health industry. In the field of nursing, evidence based practice provides the nurse with the most up to date and proven interventions. It increases the nurses overall knowledge and expertise, which makes them a higher quality provider of care. As to the contribution to the patients, evidence based practice and
No matter how hard we may try, the importance of interprofessional collaboration in the healthcare system cannot be stressed enough. Of course, interprofessional care has a wide range of advantages in the smooth operating of a team. What is also to be taken into account, however, is the unbounded benefits from the patient’s perspective. As we all know – unfortunately many from our own experiences – the road to recovery requires not only the carefully calibrated skills and expertise of the individual but also the cooperation and constant communication of a vast team of healthcare providers. Through this complex operation come the many advantages to the patient’s treatment and overall health.
Nurses lack of education, training, and lack of comfort in providing care was also seen as another barrier to good end of life care. Lack of knowing the patience preference or wishes regarding their care and treatment also created another obstacle for end life care. To make changes to these factors one of which that was made was the effective opening of communication, both with their team and with the patience family. Related to this is the use of a family care model and family involvement in clinical decision making. Nurses ability to act on previous experiences and their ability to support one another was also recognized as a positive factor to providing quality end of life care. Although the practice of providing end-of-life care in the ICU setting is becoming more prevalent, new ICU nurses or units that do not frequently engage in end-of-life care involving the withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies may benefit from additional resources to guide them through the
Everybody has a right to make a choice. When a person goes to a restaurant, that person has the right to make choice of which entree to eat. However, sometimes a person might not be able to make a decision, such in case of person who is bed bound or a person with a terminal illness. I believe that Physician-assisted suicide should be available as an option for those who can and can’t make decisions for the following reasons cost and ending deterring quality of life.
The good interaction between care providers and service users with the exchanging of information about conditions and diagnosis of clients is eased by using IT.
In the YouTube video, Adams speaks with conviction. He entered the medical field because he wanted to provide a social change in healthcare. My favorite quote is “you treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I’ll guarantee you’ll win.” Patch Adams simply cared about people and as a physician, he did so by improving their quality of life and putting smiles on their faces. He saw compassion as the core of caring for patients whether it’s through humor or spying as they throw a plate against the wall, compassion proved to be the best care of all. Adams is rare, unique individual who is great at what he does. I think any student looking to become a good doctor should appreciate his vision and implement some of his beliefs as their
Mattie Stepanek, American poet, once said, “Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” When talking about doctors and patients, there needs to be wonderful things achieved: the solution to the patient’s ailment. But yet, there is little teamwork and collaboration in the process of finding a patient’s solution. Collaboration between the doctor and patient allows both the doctor and patient to solve the problem together, coming to a solution that uses both the doctor’s and patient’s skills, solves the issue effectively, and can help others in the future, giving it an advantage over when there is no collaboration.
I found this movie interesting because I agree with what the film implied on how all patient share a commonality called vulnerability. In the movie Wit, you are allowed a peek into the medical world that shows disregard for humanity. The film revolves around an English professor, Vivian Bearing, being diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer, the treatment, and how her professional status is taken away for being a patient. A major theme of this movie is dependency on others by chronicling Vivian 's trial treatment and it allows the viewers a peek into the world of a patient dying from cancer. After watching the film, I noticed that there were a lot of significant moral issues, which correlates with the nursing profession. One of it is the proper way of upholding patient 's rights when it comes to medical research. As a nursing major, I am aware that it is one of my ethical responsibilities to ensure that utmost care and treatment are provided to my patient 's advocate which means that we should stand and do something when we see malpractice being done to our patients. The doctors used Vivian as a research subject, but her nurse Susie struggles to guarantee the most beneficial care and treatment is provided for her. This film depicts the significance of advocating and fighting for patients as well as their rights in order to ensure that they are receiving optimal medical treatment.
Call on their clinical experience to solve health problems through the rational use of medications.