I very much enjoyed my time volunteering at the private practice. The day that I was hired as a physical therapy aide made me feel that I was one step closer to achieving my goal. After hours of volunteering, the owner of the clinic saw that I had something valuable to offer. The feeling of accomplishment surged through me as I was able to guide these patients through their exercise programs. This brought me closer to the patients, and I was able to see the improvements I have facilitated to bring about.
I have found this assignment of reflecting extremely interesting and have enjoyed learning new things about myself and the care I give in clinical practice. It has given me more confidence in delivering care and enlightened me to always support patients as individuals. I have grasped a competent understanding of the benefits of reflecting on practice and will endeavour to reflect on all my practice placements in the
I thought that this would be a great way to develop a better understanding of the career and what it takes to care for others. The STNA classes I completed to receive certification and the work as a patient aid that followed helped me confirm that I was making the right choice with respect to my career choice. I worked as a personal care aid in an assisted living home to gain knowledge and experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. Working in the health care field provided a chance to care for the elderly and watch nurses do their jobs. 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.
My overall experience was very good and that experience is one that I will never forget, because I’ve learned so much just by being there and having to do actual assessment and vitals on real people. Plus, it was my first time in the working force and background. I would absolutely love to go back and revisit them all again. I had two particular residents of my own personally that I assisted twice a week. One of my residents had Alzheimer’s
Ability to get motivated of what I do is my major drive, I drive my satisfaction from working to make sure I provide the best care for my patients and ensuring to answer all their question when possible while referring others to my senior colleagues. Having everything especially materials resources to carry out daily activity is also that another form of motivation which has enabled the registered nurses to feel satisfied at their jobs. Also the ability to balance between work and life helps me stay motivated all day, working eight hours a day for 5 days in a week helps me to plan my activities to suit my working schedules and still have a lot of time to study and attend to other personal things. The workplace being healthy helps to motivate staff also to achieve a common goal, since all the staff have a good interpersonal relationship, the workplace becomes very convenient and makes working together as a team more profitable and productive by rendering the best healthcare services in the region. USEFULNESS OF THE CONCEPT TO THE CURRENT
I learned that practice makes execution. All the practicing I did with my roommate behind scenes allowed me to be able to assess patients properly. Practicing allowed me to stop stumbling over words, to speak slower, to listen closely to the responses, and most importantly learn how to add sensitivity to the voice when asking the questions in section two. Lastly, I learned that because I am able to complete CCM MDS assessments on the geriatric population in the facility, I am happy to say that I have more patience than I could have ever
During my time at the nursing home, I grew fond of working with geriatrics. My empathy developed healthy and quickly as I became friends with the residents who did not have visitors. Through my observation of behaviors, I learned how important a visit could be to an aged individual and how appreciative they were in my time through their gratitude, compliments, and smiles. I gained a valuable understanding of the aging process and the challenges they face with aging. I learned from their life stories and gained a new a perspective on my own life.
This includes active listening, maturity, attention to detail, respecting and supporting patient wishes, not shying away from difficult situations, responding fairly and promptly, and maintaining a positive manner about you. As a volunteer with hospice, I have had the privilege of working with a number of patients nearing their end of life. Through this experience, I have grown a greater level of maturity, and learned to deal with loss and emotional setback as I gain insight into the difficult situations that my patients deal with. It has shown me the power that words can have, and made me a more receptive listener and communicator in general. As I continue to grow and develop, I hope to find more ways to get myself into situations where I can participate in challenging conversations.
People are glad to learn new things daily and to find solutions to their problems. Community members are always ready to be involved in finding solutions to their health problems and hence whenever there is a health education program where the educator involves the community members they are always glad to make their contributions. The leaders are of great help to the health education program because they are the ones who give the approval for this programs to hold and they also help by gathering their followers to ensure they listen to this health talks. There are lots of different people in the society with different educational levels but what matters is that all of them should understand the topic of discussion and contribute where possible. APPLICATION TO CURRENT JOB: health education program is normally carried out in my place of work.
Reassuring anxious patients, to me, mirrored the way radiographers must be able to be empathetic and reassure nervous patients. I feel communicating with the elderly developed my interpersonal skills as I had to speak slowly and clearly. I loved building up trusting relationships with the people and felt rewarded after every day as I knew I had helped people with their day to day lives and their happiness was my
I was able to apply it to both my academic and personal life to great benefit. Shadowing also allowed me to understand that physicians are just as human as everyone else. The ones I shadowed cared deeply about their patients and at times need to take a moment to decompress. These qualities are something I have carried with me and hope to implement one day as a physician
I really enjoyed learning about this career. Anesthesiologists don’t just deal with the anesthetics, they are also actively monitoring the patient’s vitals, as well as assisting the surgeon with any help they may need. I was also very surprised to learn that they can sometimes work in offices. They don’t deal with patients at every time of day. However there were some aspects that I was already familiar with, this includes the time spent in school.
Describe your perspective of the patient 's response to the interview. She was excited to be a part of this project. She seemed to enjoy having some company, especially younger company. As she has many grandkids and great grandkids. So she seemed pleased to have a younger adult to sit and talk with her for a while.
My personal qualities, experiences and values directly coincide with the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health’s Mission Statement. I am an extravert who cannot go more than a day without interacting with people and these interactions bring fulfillment to my daily life. The majority of my day to day life revolves around relationship-center activities. For example, I work as a coach for children from the ages of three to fourteen, I volunteer as a tour guide at my University and I lend my time to organizations such as People Serving People (the local homeless shelter) and the Special Olympics. My happiness is influenced by my ability to make those around me happy and I pride myself in my ability to make instant and long lasting connections.
This provides valuable job skills, but even more importantly, it provides life skills that will serve CNA students well for the rest of their lives. In addition to the numerous benefits that a student can gain from attending CNA classes, they then have the opportunity to pass their knowledge on as they help individuals who cannot care for themselves. This often sparks a life-long interest in caring for others, and gives people involved in the medical community the opportunity to express their passion for helping people to other CNA