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
This brought me closer to the patients, and I was able to see the improvements I have facilitated to bring about. I was told that one will find the happiest people in therapy, and this was definitely true whenever I entered the rehabilitation centers. The positive impact one can make in the healthcare setting is
However, once I got ready and walked into the operation room, I knew medicine was the profession I was meant to pursue. Physician Assistants were not common in India when my relative was ill. Most of the hospitals there only had doctors and no PA’s, so we couldn’t do anything but wait for our appointment. We had waited for a month till the doctor was available to treat my
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
Being messenger of Good Faith is a characteristic that I found very appealing. This is the kind of nurse I hope to be. I want to be there for my patients with my faith during the hardest times. Also I want to help them understands that God is wonderful and he is always present among us. Question 2: Have you ever had a concrete situation
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.
Patient education Today's patients are more educated, computer savvy, and much richer. It is essential to clear all their rightly or wrongly earned doubts with much patience and compassion. Patients have willingness to explain things as the most important criterion in selecting a physician. Many factors used in the study were reasonable fees, telephone access, friendly office, convenient appointments, and convenient location; the willingness to explain .. Feedback The feedback given by the patient helps to improve the overall work of the physician, place, and also the system.
My comforting approach to educating patients and loved ones about health-related issues creates a positive environment that lifts patient's spirits, even in challenging circumstances. My communication and documentation skills are also top-notch. I understand the importance of being clear and thorough with patients and other medical professionals, am an excellent listener, and perform well under
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.
For the last two years, I have been volunteering in Mackenzie Willamette’s emergency department. I helped around and talked to a lot of people in the medical profession and I observed how they communicated with each other. I saw the benefits of good communication and how it can positively improve the work environment. And I saw how negative communication can distract from what really matters; providing safe and reliable care for the patients. So coming into this project I wanted to take what I had observed and
I have informed my mentor about Mrs. A’s concerns and she was given comprehensive information about the support groups and organisations that are there to help her and her family during her admission (NICE, 2011). Besides, providing therapeutic communication to encourage the patient to give consent to the admission is an act of beneficence because it prevents causing harms and improves the patient’s wellbeing (Edwards, 2009). It was a good experience for me since I have learned the importance of communication as one of the fundamental aspects in nursing (Balzer Riley, 2000). I have learned that therapeutic communication works wonders. I was complimented by my mentor who boosted my confidence and encouraged me to continue doing better since provision of reassurance and honest compliment from the preceptor is a foundation for student development and independence (Ingwerson, 2014).
I am very interested about being involved with God Samaritan, because it is akin to the Siloam Family Health Center that I volunteer at, and it is an embodiment of Morehouse’s mission. Impressively, this speaks volumes about Morehouse’s student body and their love for service, especially the special attention that is dedicated to the local community. This
This organization is improving society because “[t]he breakthroughs here have influenced treatments and saved children’s lives around the world.” (stjude.org). Supporting St. Jude helps them achieve their mission and research. St. Jude also shares the discoveries they find, allowing other doctors and scientist around the world to use this information to build on or save more people. Supporting them additionally allows families who are struggling with a sick kid to not have to worry about paying all the expensive medical bills. The author recommends supporting this organization because she think it’s a great way to find and better scientific research.
I admire how much knowledge physician assistants obtain throughout their years of schooling since they learn a great amount about many portions of medicine. I always desired to learn as much about science and medicine as I possibly could; therefore, this profession is perfect for me. I also love caring for people and that is what I get to do as a medical professional. My desire to learn and my passion for volunteering and helping others will allow me to be an essential part of the physician assistant profession. I now desire to work in either Infectious Disease, because of the panel, or Orthopedic Surgery, due to my love for working with injuries like breaks, strains, sprains, and tears.
In my undergraduate psychology, we are taught the importance of good listening and communication skills which makes the patient feel important, comfortable and establishes a good doctor-patient relationship. My psychology training allowed me to improve my interpersonal skills that will certainly aid me in your residency program. During my clinical rotations, and observerships in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, I was extremely fortunate to work with professors and physicians that were more than willing to share their knowledge and wisdom with me. From teaching students in medical school to currently tutoring students for USMLE, I have always tried to pass on that knowledge. Throughout my career, I have recognized, learning is