When he entered the emergency room (ER) he was placed in a wheelchair and briefly seen by an ER doctor. He was told that he could not be admitted because he was a veteran and had to go to a VA hospital, which was 90 minutes away, for treatment. David was wheeled into the hallway to wait for transportation to a VA hospital. The night shift was very busy. After sitting in the hall for five hours, David complained that he needed to lie down.
All the differences in an individual person have some sort of effect in a person’s life, those inequalities disturb opportunities at work, at home, where we live, in politics, etc. In our society, individuals who are equally qualified often faces race discrimination within their lives, which is disastrous and miserable. It manifest itself in many ways, whether you are a white or black person there are benefits and disadvantages for specific races. People of color experiences so many unpleasant situations while growing. I was aware of how society looked at my race and that made me madder than a hornet who’s about to sting.
Introduction In this reflection, I am going to use the Gibbs (1988) Reflective Cycle to describe an interaction I had with a co-worker when I was working at a private outpatient clinic. I had a challenging interaction which I would classify as horizontal bullying. Horizontal bullying refers to a demand by a nurse towards a co-worker, causing her to feel disregarded and denied of her basic human rights (Granstra, 2015). This reflection shows how horizontal bullying would affect the patient safety (Purpora & Blegen, 2012). Description I was running a high fever related to a severe case of an upper respiratory chest infection (URTI).
In my lifetime, I have experienced a lot of things, including prejudice and discrimination which have influenced my choices for these questions. Prejudices are opinions one person has about another person, and how that person judges them. Discrimination is basically prejudice, but you are adding some kind of physical factor to the play now. I know I have some prejudices, I prefer some things over others, and I can be really disgusted according to the situation. Just because you like something others don’t, it does not make you a bad person.
We went into the doctor’s office and the nurse came in. After having a conversation with us she began to prepare the needles and clean my skin. I was still unaware of what was going on until she gave me the first. I immediately began to scream not knowing there were four more shots the I had to still get. After fighting my way through the last four shots I automatically disliked the nurse, doctor’s office and, hospital.
Human oppression can be defined as the feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally or physically by troubles and adverse conditions ("Dictionary.com"). There are many forms of human oppression and we will take a closer look at all of those. We will also, take a closer look at some real life examples. Furthermore, sexism can be defined as unfair treatment of people based on their sex ("Merriam-Webster.com"). Especially, unfair treatment of women ("Merriam-Webster.com").
Imagine being in a group of people that has been categorized and judged because a couple people decided to ruin the self-image of the group by using negative stereotypes to affect the way the group is portrayed. A stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular group or thing. Stereotypes have been around for a long time and have continued to grow and evolve into this generation. Stereotypes are based on a truth but are usually exaggerated. The exaggeration of a truth leads it to become a stereotype and ends up leading to the social categorization of a group of individuals.
Introduction Patient safety is one of the key aspects not only in the pre-hospital setting but also in-hospital. Very often patients are further injured in the hospitals and living in a developing country like Namibia a lot of the medical professionals still do not know the importance of patient safety. This reflection focuses on an incident that occurred in the Katutura state hospital casualty. Discussion On September, the author was working nightshift at the Katutura State Hospital at the casualty department. It started off as a very quiet evening with most of the patients having a light trauma or medical emergency ranging from a patient that was stabbed on the arm to a patient not feeling well.
The next day I woke up on my old uncomfortable hospital bed. I sat up and saw the doctor standing next to me checking in on me to see if I am doing well. I can’t help but wonder if this was for nothing or if this was the best decision that I ever made. “Surgery went very well, you will need to have a few months of recovery and physical therapy.” I looked up and I saw Nana walk into my
According to Stone (2013), discrimination is when another person is differentiate from another groups based on their sex, race, disability, marital and parental status. In the anti-discrimination legislation, it is known as making a group in advantaged and the other are in disadvantaged. Employment discrimination happens when employees and job applicants were discriminated because of their weaknesses, their family medical history, women that are pregnant, or the connection with a certain individual. (Doyle 2017). Discrimination has a lot of type such as discrimination by the society, discrimination that are indirect, harassment, and victimisation.