One point that she emphasized that helps her with her patients is that she is in private practice, so she decides who she sees. She goes on to say, “I have 17 patients, most of whom do show up regularly and are participants in their own change . . . income is never guaranteed . . . insurance companies can take weeks to reimburse, clients forget co-pays, it goes on.” She makes a
Her life with her family has changed for the better. The challenge of finding a problem and treating the patient is something I love, I make sure the plans we have for them are known. " Everyone gets the same approach rather than a cookie cutter". People usually say "are you not stressed up after the day's work"?. No, I feel vibrant.
My experience interacting with psychiatric patients helped me emphasize my interests in medicine and expand my understanding on the importance of patient communication. Seeing the in-unit psychiatrists sincerely talk and joke with each patient demonstrated the unique, intimate relationship forged between patients and doctors, but also what being a doctor really meant, beyond the medical aspect. Similar to my experience at Mount Sinai, during my time working in the 18N inpatient unit at the Bellevue Hospital Center, I met a patient, whom played a
It was difficult getting to where I am currently with trying to understand who I was? And who I am? Why I was going through what I was going through? How to understand and interpret what felt almost alien. It wasn’t until after getting into the University of South Carolina as a Biology major that I knew that that wasn’t what I was meant to be doing.
This woman is a wonderful example of what a professional in this field should be. Her display of professionalism, selfless character, and interest in her patients forms her into a well-rounded human being who has devoted their life to serving others. When I first heard the knock on the door and saw my physician walk through the entryway of the room, I could not help but watch her gait. She appeared upright and confident, prepared to face me with a clear mind and a listening ear.
Three surgeries to fix the structure of my hips, and months of life-threatening complications later, the memories are coming back in pieces. I remember the post-seizure fatigue that swept over me as a result of the drugs being pumped into my system. I remember the little girl whom I shared a room with and her plaid comforter that practically engulfed the entire hospital bed. However, most prominently, I remember the half smiles, the quickly wiped tears, and the exhausted sunken eyes of my mother.
Over the coming weeks, I witnessed her losing her battle, not only with her illness but the lack of support from others. Yet my presence had caused her to smile and regain some happiness. From this, I learned that all patients need support, and I realized that even the simplest things can change a person’s outlook on life. It also became clear to me that a patient’s emotional comfort is as important as her physical health, and it is essential to consider this when treating
Since the first time I met with the patient, I have noticed this patient has made progress. The patient was proactive in the hospital by booking appointments for her husband to see potential apartments. The patient was supportive to her family and assisted them in whatever way she
When I arrived at work Monday, there was nobody for me to shadow, so Kalei decided to send me to OMP Walk-In Clinic for the day. I followed Raymond and sat in on one patient visit and then I was sent out on my own to room patients by myself. I was able to see a young child as a patient for the first time. I demonstrated how to take vitals differently on a younger child and how to perform an eye exam using pictures on the Snellen eye chart. I performed an electrocardiogram (ECG) under the direction of Karen.
English 101 was a class that I put off taking my first semester because I knew that this was one of my weakest subjects. As time moved on, my skills improved, even though I always dreaded taking this class, because I had a fear of writing bad papers. I chose to have a positive attitude an open mind about my writing assignments to get the best outcome. I learned to be more organized and set time aside to read the book, write down the key points that I want to address to my paper, then analyze what I’ve written. Nevertheless, by doing this, it helped me to make the appropriate changes when it came time to submit my final drafts. It was imperative to be organized, then put thoughts into words and this shows my ability as a writer with expressive
Writing is a vital part of everyday life for most people, especially for college students. With writing comes a process. My writing process is my personal experience of what works for you when writing. Writing is unique to each person; everyone doesn’t use the same writing process or have the same writing skills. There aren’t any specific order or steps for a writing papers, but rather what works best for you to get the job done. My writing process consists of pre-writing/ideas, first draft, second draft/revising, editing/proofreading, and finally my final draft.
My writing process is what some might say is the least conventional and probably not the best, but I enjoy the way I write. I write the same way people brainstorm, the same way someone talks without revising in there head. I take the topic given and I think of a few ideas I could go with. Once I believe I have the idea I will go with, I open word on my lap top and begin writing. I first write the base of my paper getting the idea down and all of my thoughts. Then on to the introduction and the conclusion, after all of that I revise and review what I wrote to make all of it make sense. Taking my jumbled decoded idea to something everyone can understand.
Academic success to me is achieving good grades and understanding the material to get good grades. Academic success also means to have an good attendance. I already get mostly A’s and B’s, but I am not good at staying on top of things. To improve my academic success I will attend class more often, be more organized, pay attention in class, and not procrastinate.
I have always hated writing about myself, and I always dreaded assignments in school where I had to describe myself. I always wanted to avoid doing these assignments because I did not want to sound narcissistic, or self-absorbed. I dislike people like that now, because I used to be one of those people. It took many lessons learned before I humbled myself; I am still learning to humble myself today with recent experiences I have had. Although I hate to write about myself, I have always liked to reflect on myself. I spend a significant amount of time just thinking about myself as I go throughout my day. I constantly question myself: why am I the way that I am, what could I have done better here, what is my place in the world, etc. In the context of this paper, I have come to a conclusion. In the past, I was a leader. Now, I realized I have failed. Despite what my MBTI test may say, I am a leader no more.