I had a touching experience with home hospice care, my father passed away in 1992 after a short fight with metastatic colon cancer, the hospice nurses were wonderful and loving, the way they not only cared for him but everyone in the family. They gently guided us through what was happening to him, what we should expect to see, changes he will go through as death gets closer and helped us begin the grieving process, they even followed up with us a week or so after he passed to make sure we were getting through that first week and to see if we wanted or needed grief counseling. Going through this experience opened my heart for this type of care, even though it was a sad time in my life it is something I will always remember. Realizing not everyone can excel in this type of nursing, caring for the dying is emotionally tough, but I believe it is something I have a heart for, I can
As a senior enlisted member we must never miss an opportunity to learn a new skill set that will help us lead, develop and inspire our junior members. At the Chief Petty Officers Academy(CPOA) you are given a chance to accomplish this task. Some of the lessons that I have learned the most about or built on existing knowledge included the wellness lessons the leadership challenge LPI 360 and the class staff ride. The wellness lesson impacted my life and gave me new options to recover from injuries. I have always been a fit individual but I suffered four major injuries last year at different times.
It is crazy thinking about all the resources we have now to help people return from injuries. We have come such a long way in helping people with technology over the years. I learned that ultrasound can help warm muscles up in spots that are hard to warm up. Since I will be taking kinesiology next semester and I am really looking forward to it. I asked Nicole what some of the content will be like in the class.
Overcoming obstacles and improving myself through clinical experience, I learned of other essential qualities needed for success in the field. My greatest time of growth was during my junior residency in internal medicine. Working closely with physicians and developing a rapport with patients, I greatly enjoyed experiencing several areas of the field, from outpatient medicine to ICU to CCU. While the days were long and demanding, I left each night knowing that I had helped relieve my patients’ illness. 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.
Today, I am glad I choose nursing because I have overcome my social fears, learn to be a team player, learn how to prioritize and most importantly learned to manage stress. Lastly, I grew as a nurse with each semester because I learned how to respect and treat each patient as a unique individual. I have also learned to put my patient safety as my priority and provide presence because I realized through my clinical experience that, sometimes that all the patients need. Below is the breakdown of how I have developed each semester in nursing school. FALL 2013 • Foundations of Nursing: NUR 2310 In this course, I learned the different nursing theories and how it has been
The first year of medical school the student learns science subjects and clinical skills(Hill). Science classes are very important in the healthcare field. Clinical skills help prepare the student for residency. Mrs. Turvey said she “finished medical in 1977(Turvey).” She worked as a nurse for 41 years, 18 of those years she was an OB/GYN. Mrs. Turvey said that she “has her MSN or her Masters in Nursing(Turvey).” A MSN is almost as high as a doctor you can go.
My nursing experience began in July of 2005, when I began working at Kaiser Permanente as a certified medical assistant. As a medical assistant (MA), the MA can do something as minor as checking someone’s weight, to administering immunizations under the supervision of the LVN or the physician. The things I did over the seven years as a MA, was limited and I began feeling complacent and wanted to do more with my career. I continued my education with the assistance of the company I worked for, and received my LVN in 2012. There, I transitioned to a department that is considered a high-risk perinatal unit.
Residency is where you are working in a specified area of medicine and you are the person who can make the important decisions regarding patient care. In residency, you work many hours and are also on call most of the time. According to Dr. Heller, you don’t “get much sleep during residency, but most of us were young, energetic, and passionate about what [they] were doing, so [they] survived”
To become an orthopedic surgeon, the physician must now overcome the next obstacle along the path….residency and specialization. For a physician to specialize in general surgery alone, he must complete five to six years of residency. Residency is where the physician is training in a specified area of medicine and making the important decisions regarding patient care. In residency, doctors work many hours and are on call most of the time. According to Dr. Heller, you don’t “get much sleep during residency, but most of us were young, energetic, and passionate about what [they] were doing, so [they] survived” (77).
For over fifteen years I have enjoyed being an LPN. Working in nursing homes taught me to how to patience and how to use my knowledge to help my patients to the best of my ability. My time as an alcohol and drug rehabilitation nurse helped me to appreciate the courage it takes to admit to a problem, ask for help and the strength it takes to work to get better. Working in a hospital taught me to how to work in a fast paced setting while keeping my sanity intact.
I was at home with my mother who is an extraordinary nurse and she gave me the care I needed she stayed with me everyday and every night from four A.M. throw ups to me crying out in pain she was my rock and I can honestly say that if it wasn 't for her I wouldn 't have made it. Aside from the at home support even though last year was the big senior year coming back to school was easy I wasn’t paying tuition or dorm rooms I came back and made up the necessary work to graduate without it being stressful, I believe if it was now or in a year or two it would have been really hard to come back from a month and a half hospital stay. It was a tough event but the time of it all really was
I work in the health care field ethically and morally we are to do the right thing by are patients for them to progress and meet all therapy goals. Our company is a beacon in the community and a lot of our patient have been coming in for physical therapy for ten plus years. They find comfort in talking to us about personal situations they maybe experiencing in there lives. One of our student athletes comes in the evenings by himself to continue is ACL strengthening from his prior surgery, he came in two separate occasions with a black eye, he joked it off and told us happened at baseball practice. However, he and his mom were being abused by his step father, he finally talked to me and it broke my heart to know that this innocent kid was dealing with such a traumatizing situation.