This psych rotation will be a difficult one, however, I think it will also be very rewarding and I will learn concepts that I will be able to take with me throughout my nursing journey. To be honest, I was and still am a bit nervous/anxious to work with people who suffer from mental illnesses. This is due to the fact that I have not had much experience dealing with people who suffer from mental illnesses. TV shows and movies put this persona in your head on what psych floors and patients are like, and they’re typically scary. I have already learned that this is not the case with most patients I have already interacted with.
It is quite worrying that some patients come to the consulting room and try to suggest what to prescribe for them. I don’t think that is the role of the patient…this behaviour should not be encouraged [Doctor 3]. I expect to actively participate in the consultation, interact and engage well with the doctor, but not sure of the limit of my role as a patient…I’ve had a negative experience with a doctor in the past simply because I requested for a particular medication to be prescribed for me. I did not see anything wrong with that, but the doctor took offense [34-year old
Initially, I have well-created communication aptitudes that have ended up being exceptionally useful over the span of my work in the health and social care environment. Now, it merits specifying the way that communication abilities helped me to set up positive relations with clients and give them health care as well as with advising administration. Additionally, my hypothetical information in health and social care were likewise critical qualities that helped me to perform effectively. My hypothetical information laid the ground for the improvement of viable aptitudes and experience. In addition to this, the improvement of my professional abilities over the span of my work was encouraged by my hypothetical learning in the field of health and social
The unit I work in has sicker, more unstable patients than those on the medical surgical floor or labor and delivery or post-partum. It is not a joyous time in a person’s life when they are admitted into the Intensive Care Unit and it usually causes panic with the family. It is important to keep the family as up to date as possible to relieve some of the uncertainty they may feel. Talking to the patient’s family also produces a better overall experience for the patient. When the patient is discharged they listen to their family’s recap about the hospital stay and it influences their opinion.
The lean methodology is one of the implementations that aimed at reducing wastage within the system, in order to create value for the services offered. However, the metric indicate that aspects such as consumer convenience and efficient handling of the patients have been noted. On the other hand, most of the employees are developing resistance towards the new system due to the high level of accountability required. The report therefore looks into the suitable decision that the hospital management should consider. What are the key decisions that have to be made at GGH?
Healthcare professionals should have a clear understanding from the beginning of their jobs to provide care that is catered to their patient’s needs and does no harm to their patient, yet some caretakers tend to walk the fine line between what is ethical and what is convenient. In Carolyn Buppert’s article, “Can I Prescribe for My Elderly Father?”, Buppert describes a situation involving nurse practitioners prescribing medications to family members for different reasons; nevertheless, this is a violation of the principle of justice because it is against the law to provide medications to family members without proper medical documentation (citation). Not only do ethical situations arise within the professional standpoint but also most workers who do not have day to day contact with patients do not realize that they must also provide care that follows the four principles. For instance, a chef that prepares the meals for the patients may not realize that the principle of nonmaleficence affects them, but if they were to prepare a meal that consists of nuts for a patient who has a known nut allergy, then they would be causing harm to the patient. Although the chef may not have been aware of the allergy, it is still could affect the treatment given to the patient if he or she has a reaction to the food.
Sometimes health simulators cause trainees to feel too safe in the hospital environment and when they are put in the real world, with real life crises, they are frozen because they have no clue what to do. On the other hand they do give the trainees a kind of self confidence that can only be gained through self accomplishment, which helps them more calm and seemingly professional in the real world. Whether or not health simulators are positive or negative is really an idea for you to gnaw on, maybe if you had more knowledge you could decipher the facts for yourself, and draw your own
I explained that I had done it because the IV wasn’t being run all day. Unsure if I was correct, I asked my instructor to ensure that I was performing the skill correct. This began to make me more aware of the differences in how some nurses perform skills. I also
The use of open and closed questions, reflective listening and positive body language will show real and genuine appreciation of the patient’s struggles and difficulties. Summarising at the end of an appointment is also a fundamental step in establishing high adherence. This will enable a patient to listen to their own story and to show that the physiotherapist has understood what the patient is going through. Encouragement and motivation are essential in promoting adherence. Social support, appropriate advice and empathy along with ease with which a patient can incorporate those recommendations into his
I decided to develop a career in nursing due to the exceptional FCC that I have received at the BC Children 's Hospital as a patient. The HCPs treated me and my family with respect, actively listened to and addressed my concerns and incorporated my family into my care. The concepts of the PCC were introduced to me in nursing school and I was passionate about PCC and have tried to implement relevant concepts while having my clinical practicum in adult acute care settings. I found that due to the high patients to nurse ratio and the inadequate time management skill I possessed, it was challenging to build a good rapport with patients and provide individualized PCC to them. The concept of FCC was introduced to me as the standard of pediatric health care during the preparation course of this preceptorship and it immediately drew my attention.
Occupational therapy saved my family. Growing up with a sister with severe spastic cerebral palsy to include both cognitive and functional deficits, life existed on a day to day, hour by hour basis, as we were unsure of challenges each moment would bring. This all changed the moment occupational therapy brought quality of life back to me and my family. My very personal experience defined my purpose to become an occupational therapist, to pay the gift given my family forward. As an occupational therapist I would like to help individuals who are differently abled gain quality of life and independence by improving upon both mental and physical challenges to function as a whole person, as this is what I understand the role of the occupational therapist from both personal and observational experience to be.
I realized that the previous nurse was not able to see what was happening because she barely assessed the patient during her shift. In addition, she failed to take into consideration the opinion of the caregiver. Once I start practicing, I plan to incorporate best practice guidelines to the care of my patients. Also, this experience gave me the opportunity to practice my skills and to test my ability to think critically in emergency situations. The most demanding aspect of this experience for me was to carry the interventions on my own.