I've learned that even though the language is sometimes different, the feelings and emotions are the same. Seeing how brave and stoic some patients can be in a time of pain and uncertainty is truly humbling. I am grateful for the exposure I've had to the vastly different people I help care for at work. I believe it has made me a better person, and I now know what it means to learn something from every interaction. I hope to bring this diverse learning experience to the UA COM and collaborate with fellow classmates to help keep peoples minds open and to approach every patient with the mindset of not only healing but learning something from
My role is to hand out beverages to the patients, and talk to them. This is important as it boosts their morale. I regularly volunteer on the maternity and gynaecology ward, and have experience on many other wards. This has given me an insight into the roles of different health professionals, and witness part of the process of midwifery. From this I have become more confident and comfortable in a hospital setting, and have a greater awareness of current NHS practices.
My communication skills are paramount in this environment, speaking with patients and staff members was a large part of the experience. This learning process helped me develop my tact and patience, and appreciate that the care of the patients is the first priority of the nurses. I have also carried out work placement in a hospital that offers palliative care. I relish this opportunity as I learnt that nurses see very challenging patients and need to be not only compassionate and thorough but also comfortable with ambiguity and careful advocates for their
With families I began to listen more carefully to their worries, concerns, and stories. These helped me to better understand my patients, and to know how to appropriately speak with both the patient and their family. This practicum experience also helped me to grow in several other servant leadership characteristics - empathy, awareness, and foresight. The ICU is a place of constant vigilance that requires me to constantly be aware of what can happen, and to pre-plan my actions appropriately. It is also a place of ethical dilemma.
I feel that these results have has a positive influence on my behavior because they have allowed me to explore my inner being on a deeper level. I have identified a few strengths and weaknesses that affect who I am as a leader. By identifying my weaknesses, I can make improvements prior to becoming a nurse. When working in groups I can start to analyze how I work with other and if my weaknesses hinder my ability to assist and lead others. Over time I will be able to analyze how I can work more efficiently as a leader within the hospital and possibly create a positive
I think I have been able to conduct the activities and manage time wisely. I believe multicultural sensitivity that I demonstrate as an individual is one of other strengths that I am able to contribute towards the mission of the clinic. As I have the knowledge of social and psychological needs of older adults, I am able to interact with patients at Oak Street very well. Taking surveys and welcoming patients to share their ideas, I have
Providing professional medical service is of great importance, but, to my mind, the most valuable thing especially in the healthcare sphere is kindness and sympathy to all patients without exception. Such attitude to my work keeps convincing me all the time that nursing was the right choice. Nowadays, nursing is deemed to be one of the most demanding professions offering new challenges every day. It is true. My current work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Heartland Hospice Decatur includes high quality healthcare as an in-demand per-diem CNA within surgical, rehabilitation, home-healthcare and acute-care.
Description: I had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant for a graduate epidemiology course, first as a volunteer and then in a paid position. It was an enriching experience, and I was able to do more than simply help facilitate the course. I increased my own understanding of the subject by leading recitation periods, tutoring students, and working with an accomplished faculty member. Teaching also helped improve my communication skills, which include the ability to speak clearly and listen carefully. Both of these skills will help me to be a better physician.
Robinson et al. (2002) mentioned that APN with wide knowledge in disease progress, research, health promotion and prevention of major illness who are keen to share knowledge to patients will help patients to understand more about their conditions. Koh and Ang (2005) states that with comparison to the doctors, the APNs are more likely to spend extra time to educate patients on health promotion and life style changes and are proven with better compliance with treatments. Karnusammy (2006) also mention that in addition to educating the patient and nurse, the APN also actively involve with patients family and initiating discharge. Nurses will also gain more knowledge and build a positive relationship with the APNs.
My patients would participate whenever I come near them to perform some basic nursing care such as vital signs taking and bedside blood glucose monitoring. They would also tell their stories and during those times I realized that they are starting to trust me. Gaining their trust means being able to get their approval to participate in their plan of
1/ What are some of the different types of practice settings in which a professional medical coder might work Medical coders need to work well with numbers, and also should have a great attention to detail. While much of the job entails administrative tasks such as reviewing, processing, and submitting medical claims, some interpersonal skills are necessary. At times the medical coder may have to obtain additional information from a physician or other medical provider in the office. Also, the medical coder may have to contact insurance companies regarding questions about claims. Medical coders should also be comfortable working with computers and various types of medical coding and billing software programs.
Wendy, I agree with you that not only DIKW hierarchy is good for evidence-based practice but most importantly is communicating to our patients. As a nurse, we are not only providing safe care for our patients but educate them through our knowledge and wisdom that we learned from the information through the classes. We communicate with them to prevent further complication or simply help them to maintain good health. DIKW hierarchy definitely is not only for nursing practice but good for our daily lives. Every day we are learning something new either from our practices or simply watching the news.
There, I mostly did admin work and organised data of different patients. From this work experience I gained an understanding of the workings of the surgery, and how the patient database is kept securely due to confidential reasons. On my last day I got an opportunity to observe and speak to the doctors that gave me a good understanding of the roles and duties of a GP. I have also volunteered at British heart foundation charity shop that allowed me to be proactive in my local area and help towards a good cause. This has enhanced my self-confidence and interpersonal skills by talking to wide variety of people from different background and age
I aim to be a nurse for the lifelong learning experiences that will allow me to grow and develop each day. As an interdisciplinary profession, nursing employs numerous duties beyond medical care. Critical thinking and creativity are vital to give patients the best treatment possible, as well as empathy and kindheartedness to display care and to promote comfort for patients and their families. Employing these qualities
My analytical skills developed through my research further my ability to develop diagnoses and handle complicated surgical patients. Finally my strong interpersonal skills both with patients and physicians that have been demonstrated through my clerkships and involvement in multiple physician organizations provide ideal characteristics in a career which demands such skills. With only months remaining until medical school graduation, I strive to turn my surgical rotation experiences into practice and excel at these teachings so that I may work to perfect my service to patients—what I appreciate to be the art of medicine. An ideal residency is one that will support me in this pursuit through strong resident education and in challenging me to further improve myself. In addition, exposure to wide variety of casework and early operational exposure to optimize experience in the operating room is important.