Finally, video one really enlighten us on the importance of spirituality for nurses. The narrator talks about patients’ needs of spirituality during health crisis. Many studies have shown that spiritual well-being makes an impact on how patients respond to illness. Nurses are primary care givers, thus responsible of patients’ spiritual needs and
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. This experience helped me learn how to overcome challenges faced when caring for patients each day and it reinforced my motivation to work as hard as possible to succeed in nursing school and continue to work to care for others. The experience also provided an opportunity to act as leader since the assisted care home I worked at this past summer was understaffed due to a change in ownership and some staff changes. When my team was short caregivers, I made sure that I spent more time with each patient to ensure they did not have anxiety about the change and end up worried and feeling alone. I found that a few minutes of companionship and
I don’t only want to change their lives with medicine but change their lives with empathy and compassion. Also, while being in the hospital while being treated with Leukemia another nurse had effect with me becoming a BSN because this certain nurse also was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was young. She shared her experience with me. This gave me hope and encouragement to continue fighting my cancer. Therefore, as a nurse I want to give some child hope and encouragement with my
At this point I thought that a doctor would not only work on treating the physical condition of the patient but would have a big role in bringing joy in spite of their hopeless condition. When my relative was diagnosed with alopecia, the doctors were too busy with other patients to treat her. They were so busy that it was hard for us to get an appointment with them. During that time, I wished that there was an assistant to the doctor who could treat my relative and help her get through her toughest moments. That night, I went home and researched about doctors having assistants who can
At the age of seven, I witnessed my mother being rushed to an operating room to undergo heart surgery. I didn’t know it at the time, but this incident would begin to set the stage for my path towards medical school. From then onward, I assisted both of my parents during their subsequent appointments and hospital visits and bridged the language barrier thanks to being trilingual. I also helped fill out paperwork, and most importantly, was there for continual emotional and physical support. Having to take on this role instilled the quality of compassion and empathy within me as I carefully observed the physician’s kind and professional treatment of their patients, including my parents.
The pain can be in the shoulder, neck, hip, back, knee, or ankle. The patients already felt better when they left the clinic. If the patients did not feel any relief, she would refer the patients to physical therapy with extended amount of time. These are useful skills as a primary care provider to help patient during the initial visit. Patients tend to come back to the primary care providers who have the skills, compared to the ones who do
As such nurses also go into the communities to create awareness on recent developments and how to manage our environment to prevent the inhabitants from becoming sick. Nursing to me is showing that love; care and compassion to those in need. The society can see the difference in our practice, as we go about protecting patients, promoting good health, and preventing diseases. For nurses to be successful, they work together with other health care members and families to provide care. Definition of Person A person
Self doubt can cause someone to have a bad day, or even doubt their existence. We have professionals that help people in overcoming these struggles. They not only are there for you but they try to help you in anyway possible to make sure you have a better, happier life. Many nurses take care of sick patients everyday and get no credit. A good nurse shows great care for their patients trying to get them back to good health.
There is a lot of technical and clinical information that the one will need as a nurse: critical thinking and communication skills, patient assessment skills, understanding disease management protocols and development of care plans (just to name a few), most of which is only obtainable through college or technical school and on the job experience. Respect for the patient, the patient’s support system, as well as, respect for yourself is another essential trait necessary to be a successful registered nurse. If patients are sick or worrying about what might be wrong with them, they are going to understandably be anxious or upset (and probably both). Part of practicing compassion as a nurse is recognizing situations like this – and so many more – and striving to help patients maintain their dignity through it all. This requires honest and straightforward communication.
Sally then arrived to the hospital and that’s when me and two other student nurses took our spots. The two students nurses with me were also nervous and anxious, but since we had three brains working together I had faith that we could hand this simulation. Sally seemed to be unaware of what surgery she was having, thinking she came to amputee her leg. We then stated the surgery she was having and that no amputation would take place. Sally also had a question on informed consent, which we explained to her and told her daughter can be the new health proxy for her.
The one piece of information that will most likely affect my nursing practice will be to ensure I inquire about a caregiver’s emotional state and how he or she is coping. As an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse, I see firsthand how caregivers resume care at the hospital for his or her loved ones, even though there are health care professionals ready to take care of personal needs. It seems as if a caregiver does not know when to stop giving. A caregiver will at times, succumb under mounting challenges and tribulations at some point and will need support. For caregivers experiencing stress, self-help groups can be beneficial (Tabloski, 2014).
This writer thanks the Supervisor for her input about the patient 's case. This writer then relayed the information to the patient, at which the patient was upset. The patient reports that she hasn 't changed mental health providers frequently; she only changed due to the commute. This writer strongly advised the patient to work with DCF pertaining to her case and gather her information regarding to her mental health services to show that she is in compliance with treatment as it would be beneficial for her case. This writer provided encouragement to the patient as a mother and continuing to stay motivated on her fight for
I have used these assessments daily as a rehabilitation/geriatric nurse. These assessments are valuable to use for patients who might have compromise circulatory problems. This includes orthopaedic patients, medical history of PVD and DVT, and non-healing wounds. Peripheral pulses are hard to find in patients who are sick and dehydrated. I use the Doppler to find the pulses in the foot or ankles because they can be difficult sometimes in patients with circulatory problems.
Unlike Jill, her mother was there every step of the way to nurse her back to good health. Many people who suffers any kind of health issues or accidents may not be so lucky to go home and recover well. It takes lots of motivation and dedication from others to completely heal. After reading this book, it paved the way of understanding the different areas of the brain affected after a stroke. The different OT Jill required during therapy treatments with the maximum assistants because the Broca’s of the brain was affected during her stroke.