I was able to create better therapeutic communication skills, pick up on the patient’s ticks, learn how to assess for triggers, etc. I will use this in the future because I will come in contact with patients who suffer from a mental illness on any floor I work on. They may not as serious as some of the patients I worked with on this clinical rotation, however, it is still important, as a nurse, to recognize and address mental health issues with patients. I also learned just how important self-care for nurses is. It doesn’t take long for nurses to begin to feel burnt out and lose passion in what they do.
By the time I got to college my confidence grew and I knew I wanted to pursue medicine. In addition to my studies, my work in the healthcare field has exposed me to a variety of scenarios. I have worked as a standardized patient at the Medical Education Research Facility helping medical students practice their clinical skills and learn how to empathize with patients by listening to their stories. Much of this stems on skills of communication with the patients, but it also includes setting an agenda for the visit, listening actively to the patient’s own narrative, using empathy to understand the patient’s emotions, and agreeing
My experience with co-teaching has been beneficial for my class especially for the ELLs and the monolingual students. When my mentor is teaching, my lowest students sit in a different table with me. Differentiation has helped them because they get additional help, clarification of any misconceptions, restating of key vocabulary or key points and also they get to use manipulatives that might help them understand a concept better. This differentiation has helped as they are testing higher in math and two ELL students are now reading at grade level. Co-teaching allows both teachers to work together and it allows for many instructional strategies.
As a nursing student, I have a grasp on what nursing is through textbooks and lectures. The more I learn about this profession, the more I learn about what my philosophy is. Although I haven’t gained clinical experience as a nurse, I have gained some clinical experience as a nurse assistant that helps me administer patient care while acquiring knowledge working under the supervision of nurses. This experience helps me to become knowledgeable on what their roles and responsibilities are, and it has inspired me that I hope when I graduate, to equal their skill, diligence and passion. Person A person in the nursing field is anyone who is in need of care or assistance.
Reflection of the experience Alzheimer’s unit at the Villa cares for patients that need more special care and have some type of cognitive impairment. The first thing I did was introduce myself to the staff and the residents, I talked with the nurse aids in charge and asked them about the clients, their routines, what activities they like and which ones they don’t. Patients with cognitive impairments benefit from a structure schedule, this helps stimulate his memory and they are able to remember at what time certain things are done. This experience was challenging at first because the short experience we have working with these types of clients, but with the help of the aids and the instructor my stay there was beneficial for my personal and
It enabled me to interact with variety of students, communicate with their parents, and negotiate with faculty members and administration of hospital. It also enabled me to learn how to maintain students’ records, preparing tests and question papers, conducting exams, viva voce and in the preparation of results. I was also given a chance to work as clinical instructor which was a completely different experience from classroom teaching. As an educator I acknowledged that learners encompass diverse array of learning styles such as visual, auditory, readers and kinaesthetic. Some learn better in a small group and some learn by problem solving.
An instance in where I ultilizied this agreement was during our world café discussion board. After we had time to interact and talk with our classmates during class we wrote on the discussion board our thoughts, and expirences during our in class discussions. While writing this discussion I remained honest, and said what I felt during my expirence in the world café discussions I had, had with my groups. I spoke my truth about my feelings toward some of the subjects, which were very hard to speak upon and I also talked about new aspects I learned from my classmates. It was hard not to say what everyone wanted to hear, but instead state my honest opinion and feelings.
The author had an opportunity to be involved with a personnel issue at the practicum work site. A teacher was reported as being dishonest about a practicum time that she needed to fulfill her assignment towards an endorsement in visual impairments. The report stated that she was supposed to be working with a group of students, but instead of fulfilling this duty, had gone home and indicated that she had completed the task. As a first step, the author wanted to consider and verify that there had not been a misunderstanding about the assignment. A supervisor needs to be supportive so the employee will feel valued and continue to grow on the job.
I worked as teaching assistant for Human Physiology at UCSD. Dr. Cooke, the instructor of the course, implemented various in-class techniques as part of an education research project. My goal was to improve the students’ performance by utilizing effective teaching methods and keeping track of their progress. As a teacher assistant, I supervised in class discussions and facilitated the process of learning by addressing students’ questions and concerns. I also led a weekly discussion section, held individual office hours, and ran exam review sessions.
Other interventions include post-traumatic growth, perception of self, interpersonal relationships, and philosophy of life. What the clinician shared during the interview fits the information learned in class on counseling. Counseling is crucial in coping with burnout and compassion fatigue. Therapy sessions allow MFTs to share what they are going through with a professional and thus get assistance on how to cope with either burnout of compassion fatigue. One can also get help from support groups, which can be therapeutic for nurses suffering from burnout and compassion fatigue and burnout since it allows them to share what they are going through with others who are in the same situation.
Jennifer, I am glad that you feel better about the class. When I became overwhelmed about an assignment in my previous classes, I emailed my professor for guidance and a little support. The professors at Mid America are very understanding about the outside factors that can cause stress and sometimes it is difficult to concentrate on homework. Just remember to communicate with the professor if you are having a difficult time understanding something, which helped me out in most of my classes.