I agree with you, at this point and time Mrs. M is able to make her own decisions. Mrs. M has proven that with the help of a community health nurse, she is able to take care of herself properly. The physician is discriminating against Mrs. M 's age by stating that, "she is an old women". As you stated, forcing her to go to a nursing home is taking away her autonomy and this is not fair. You give great advice as a nurse manager, being a patient 's advocate is very important.
Strewing honey does not have anything coming out of it just like work without hope. Rukmani believed that the hardships she was going through could be dealt with by working hard. While land was her only hope, Rukmani worked with hope in order for her and her husband to go back to the place that built up all of the hope inside of her. "We are all in God’s hands, and He is merciful," (Markandaya, 50). She believed that god is merciful, life is good and patience is the key.
She stated that her electronic prosthetic hands are on an insurance loan and the insurance company won’t approve her. Thus, she holds onto the belief that eventually she will get to officially have her hands. Thirdly, Julie has put all of her faith into God. She told me a very meaningful quote that she goes by is, “Let go, and let God.” Therefore, she prays very often and she knows other people pray for her too. For all reasons, Julie uses faith to do what she didn’t think she was capable of
We respected it and I let them signed the refusal of treatment form and documented it in the patient’s chart. Despite our diversities and differences in terms of religion and belief, I didn’t judged their decision of refusing a life-saving treatment but rather I considered and respected it as I understand that culture is very important aspect of our lives. (C.#77). (C.#113a – Leadership) (C. #81) I knew that as a nurse I should be a pro-life, that my main function is to promote health, prolong and save life but I also kept in my mind that I should be a patient advocate to their wishes and rights. So to help the patient, the doctor just ordered Erythropoietin to promote formation of red blood cells, so, I administered it as prescribed and I gave my health teachings and encouraged to eat foods that are rich in iron and also Vitamin C which promotes iron absorption.
I want to be the nurse who always listens to patients, when they think their voices aren’t heard. I want to be the nurse who is willing to hold a patient’s hand and sit with them while they cry. I want to be the nurse willing to give 100% of myself to my patient’s every shift. I want to be a nurse because there is absolutely no other profession that will give me greater happiness. Nursing education has been challenging for me, but I do not give up on my dreams.
“Love” by Roy Croft is a poem about how true love makes you feel and what exactly true love is. Throughout the poem the narrator experiences this unbelievable love with her best friend. With the author’s specific use of repetition, metaphors, and alliteration; the poem transpires into an amazing story of love. Repition helps make an idea more clear. Croft’s use of repetition throughout the entirety of the poem helps to enforce the meaning of the poem: your true love is also your best friend.
Prior to being hospitalised, Dr Lorna staunchly believes that her depression does not make her abnormal, but, instead, is crucial to her identity and how she conceives the world. She would be different without depression, and thus, refuses to medicate. Her eventual acceptance to medication – antidepressants – reveals her strong willpower to move past her depression, which has plagued and restrained her for many years, and embrace a novel life without depression. The unspooling of electrocardiogram (ECG) images, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, and statistical analyses and data across a screen above the stage is the hallmark of scenes in the examination room. The slickness of these technologically-advanced projections effects modernity in The Effect.
According to CNA code of ethics (CNA, 2008, p. 11), as a nurses I should identify and respect decision of my client. I should support person’s right to refuse for treatment. As in Lucia’s case, I will respect her decision to refuse consent for the transplantation. The parents are disagreeing with decision made by her and wanted to impose their wishes on her. In this case, I will help family to understand the person’s decision and I will meet family to answer their questions.
What I learned from this movie that will impact my practice as a nurse is to never assume that a client who holds the same profession, smart, or a scholar is able to comprehend their own diagnosis or treatment plan so quickly. Regardless of anyone’s position, we should inform the client about their health conditions and treatment plan with great sensitivity and respect. I felt that the client was not given enough time to think about her decision regarding the chemotherapy treatment involved. Dr. Kelekian and his team are respected well in their work and research. However, they seem to focus more on their research and often times failed to treat Vivian with respect and sensitivity.
Although I know that my grandmother is frightened and scared of what the illness could do to her and face the unknown, she continues to choose to fight this lethal sickness every instant of the day, and she does it with a smile. This shows that even though she could complain and give up fighting the disease, she continues to try her best and be tough. Seeing my grandmother and other cancer patients go through this life-threatening journey against cancer, inspires their loved ones. Heroes can be as simple as these individuals who showed us what strength
The Navajos have a strong family support system that is essential in improving their health status. It is encouraging to see other family members caring for the sick because we lack that aspect in today’s society. Family involvement within the Navajo culture might be something that we need to intergrade in our society. The Navajos extended family focuses on helping one another grow, collaborate on resources and contribute in daily life occurrences (Giger & Davidhizar, 2013). I think that with Mary Littlejohn’s family support, she will be able to maintain her pregnancy and deliver with few complications.
Bonnie Ritchey, HCEP supervisor, agrees that this program is rigorous, but believes it is also tremendously beneficial. Corbin can narrow down her job choices in the first semester, and for the second semester she can shadow one specific doctor or nurse in the field she would like to pursue. This way, Corbin will not waste time or money in college because she will already know where her interests
She uses the faith-hope factor as a major factor in the nursing and the curative process. She states” when modern science has nothing further to offer the person, the nurse can continue to use faith-hope to provide the sense of well-being through beliefs which are meaningful to the individual”. Nurses have an important role to instill hope in the patient which can help the patient to create a positive feeling. We (nurses) care for patients with the hope that we provide care and improve the well-being of those patients. Without hope there is no motivation, especially for patients who are sick and going through life-changing circumstances.
When addressing clinical incompetence in the workplace, I feel that it is very important to keep the communication lines open. There is no way to know if the nurse if fully competent or what the nurse needs help understanding without honest communication. I agree that a skills checklist is a great way to evaluate competency (Yoder-Wise, 2015), yet I feel that there are better ways to help the nurse. I think it would be very helpful to evaluate the best way that the nurse that is struggling learns and attempt to be accommodating. Everyone learns in different ways.
Hi Ann, I agree with you that we as nurses face tough situations about your patient care. Our primary role is to advocate for our patient’s rights if that means standing up to their own family members or physicians, so the patient’s wishes are heard. Patients have a right to refuse a procedure, if they think it is the best option for them. Our primary job is to provide education so our patients can make an informed decision about their care. Not too long ago, I took care of a patient that had open heart surgery but had multiple complications after the procedure.