Additionally, sometimes families have taught me about some unfamiliar medical conditions that their children have been diagnosed with (e.g. thalamic ganglioglioma) and how to perform certain procedures (e.g. tracheostomy care). This two-way communication taught me the importance of working with the families instead of for them. Furthermore, I have learned to be non-judgmental and to recognize and respect the intrinsic worth of each patient and family member.
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In fact, that first encounter when making that diagnosis maybe one of the most difficult challenges about being a healthcare provider. I took this simulation to be a good opportunity for me to assess my skills and knowledge. Although I consider myself to need more training, I also believe that this is a skill that will have to be acquired in practice and with time. Future consideration includes having a more family centered approach. This includes being emotionally available, being expressively positive, and avoiding being dominant.
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