That’s the reason I am only applying to Internal Medicine as my career; I am the type of person who has always had an acute awareness of other people’s suffering, which has led me to be an empathetic and caring physician. Whether it is a patient who is non-compliant with his hypertensive medications, or someone fighting with the pancreatic cancer, my job as an internist is to help them
The requirement for excellent skills of communication in healthcare is paramount in delivering optimal care and in facilitating health promotion. Good communication ultimately leads to increased patient satisfaction and is one of the key elements in providing patient centred care. Conversely, it is inevitable that patients will become distressed with health conditions when skills of communication are mediocre (Reynolds, 2004). Furthermore it must be recognised that effective communication extends beyond client and clinician and also includes carers of elderly patients whom may be involved in joint decision making. Hence the importance of the integration of the carer into the multi-disciplinary team.
They are responsible for assessment, therapeutic intervention and follow-up in a variety of clinical setting such as critical care units, hospital wards, emergency departments, operating rooms and many more. They provide direct patient care for those who have trouble breathing across a broad scope of reasons. This career comes with a high level of responsibility but then again, the rewards for giving someone the gift of life are hard to overstate. As the elderly population and the number of people who are suffering from various respiratory conditions increases, the need for respiratory care services also increases. Hence, there will be plenty of job opportunities for RTs.
My experience in the client role was very eye-opening and helped me to gain a lot of insight about what it is like to endure a clinical interview. Overall, the interview went very well and my clinician had a lot of strengths that helped things to go very smoothly. At first, I was somewhat intimidated to be in this role. While knowing that this participation was completely imaginary and done solely for a project, I still had some trouble with accepting the fact that I was about to portray a character with mental illness. However, thanks to the preparedness of the clinician, I felt very comfortable going through the interview with my prepared answers.
They coordinate care across entire patient populations; working also with multi-disciplinary health care team across the care-continuum and helping organizations reduce length of stay and readmissions (Rebecca Hendren, 2009). PERSONAL CONTEXT: For me as a person, patient’s safety and care is an aspect of nursing responsibility that I hold in a high esteem. Each time a patient is entrusted to my keeping, the first thing that comes to do to ensure that quality care is rendered to their patient and also that their safety is guaranteed while nursing the patient. I usually ask my patient questions about their concerns and fears about their health status, this will help me to identify potential situations that can enlarger the patient’s safety and care during hospitalization, then work in collaboration with the health care team to eliminate these unforeseen situations and improve my patients health. I also implore the use of effective communication skills among my patients and colleague in other to achieve patient’s optimal health outcome which promote my patients care.
Physicians have been one of the most important professions that have been around for generations. For people who don’t know about physicians, it is a profession that requires a lot of determination and motivation in which they help to ensure optimum health for people around the world. Although there are a lot of people who know exactly what the role of physicians are in this society today, but there are people who want to pursue their profession to be a physician. There are numerous resources we can use to find the most precise advice on how we can pursue our careers in the medical field but not all in one place. Being a college student wanting to go to medical school and become a pediatric neurosurgeon, I have realized that there needs to
From my perspectives, the role primary care doctor is important in the health care system. Primary care doctors acts as a “gatekeeper” in health service. As the entry point for most of the patient’s medical and health concerns, primary care doctors not only provides medications and treatments for patients regardless of their problems, they also regulate the access to specialists and more advanced yet costly procedures. According to the severity of patient’s situations and the origin of the problems, primary care doctors can decide whether referral to specialists is required. Also, primary care doctors can analyze to patients whether certain procedures or treatments are required.
This is a real thing that is happening in the United States, and we can’t keep ignoring it. Effective communication relies on both individuals being good listeners and good communicators, it is a two-way street that many people fail to realize is essential to follow to get the best medical care. Both doctors and patients need to realize their roles in the interaction and do whatever possible to make sure communication is effective and comprehensible, whether it be dulling the terminology down to a scale that people with no medical literacy can understand, or the patient asking more questions or better explanations from their doctor; the medical community and regular citizens need to come together and create solutions on how we can decrease these tremendously high number of deaths per year. It has been proven that better communication and implementing programs which personalize medical discharge documents as well as having documents scanned and re-written in terms that people without medical literacy can understand bring readmission rates in hospitals down 30%. Decreasing readmission rates are a factor in this that is crucial to the health of patients, which leads to less people having complications that lead to
Now, I know a great deal more on how to become an orthopedic surgeon. It requires different skills, of which the most important ones are how to treat minor injuries, to understand and use medical terms when needed, and to be able to recognize what type of injury the patient has. In my opinion, to become an orthopedic surgeon requires one to be ready and enjoy assisting others . This work experience gave me an opportunity to understand how work is like. I would warmly recommend other students to take this internship, as they would be as welcomed by the doctors as I
Introduction Effective communication is a core clinical skill required for each and every doctor and patient. The word “communication” is defined as to “share, join, unite, or make understanding common” (Brindley & Reynolds, 2011). Being a good communicator is vital both for a healthcare provider and a patient, since the reason why patients often complain is the lack of effective communication (McCorry & Mason, 2011). Moreover, being able to communicate clearly does not actually mean to have a rich vocabulary or to use scientific terms and technical language, but effective communication skills are necessary for health care professionals to help their patients to be more adherent to medical recommendations and prescriptions (McCorry & Mason,
I knew that I wanted to be a doctor since early high school. Experience in a hospital and clinic setting, both personal and professional, have given me many reasons to pursue medicine. Through these viewpoints, I have gained an understanding of patient hardships like financial and travel issues, the grief associated with loss, and the trust that accompanies putting yourself or a loved one into the hands of physicians. These experiences have built empathy and compassion in me that is necessary in medicine. As a patient, I prefer a physician to be knowledgeable on new medical information.