According to Greene (2007), there are various forms of Dementia, however Alzheimer’s is most popular affecting families in later life normally 65 years and older degenerating brain tissue over time. Greene further states social workers may be first responders to the discovery of the disease existence through a series of answered questions surrounding the client’s mental status. The disease itself impairs intellectual and cognitive reasoning and is therefore reported to qualified specialist. Learning about the disease will assist with certainty in diagnosis giving way to improving the client and family situation for adjusting, interventions, or advance directives. At any rate, the nature of disease also brings great concerns to caregiving.
When we aware somebody’s need, we either prefer to help or we prefer not to. If we sympathize with them, we will offer kindness and at the same time a gracious connection is made. This is the positive power that each of us possess. Moreover, this is the most powerful act of generosity because true generosity is pure and giving any without expectation and no demand to be repaid. Random acts of kindness are the essential and vital to human well-being as they set us free from isolation, egoism and selfishness.
I think it was important to assess my personal strengths and weaknesses as to gain confidence in my abilities as a nursing student mentor. There were instances when I was unable to perform my mentor duties as there were instances of inadequate time to fulfil this role along with my ward duties. It was hard to foresee how the day may go as one never knows what will occur. Gainsbury (2010) states that while mentors are aware of the value of mentoring students they are challenged as to how to commit fully to the role within the constant demands of their job. To lessen this as much as possible I put my leadership and managerial skills into practice so that opportunities and experiences were planned to an extent promoting a learning environment (Goorapah,
Yes, Stanley is a victim of discrimination on his job witch is a very hard barrier to break. Sad to say, but A lot of people often get discriminate on there job. Stanley treated difference basic on his age; staff had no right to jokes about his age. At some point in our life time you may or have experience discrimination. In this case discrimination can be examined from many different angles.
Social construction is defined as the process of people continuously creating a shared reality through actions and interactions, which is experienced as objectively factual and subjectively meaningful. Because of social construction – some people are left outside of society because they might not fit into that “share reality”. We then looked at statements and how people for example may say, “Even though she uses a wheelchair, she is beautiful.” as though the wheelchair somehow affected her “beauty”. Demi Lovato is a perfect example of this – people are like, “Wow, I would’ve never guessed that she’d have a mental illness. She’s so pretty.” because we, as a society, have constructed this view that mental illness will make a person unable to be
But in the case of a nursing degree, it has multiple benefits, however some nurses go into the nursing profession not mainly for financial benefit but as a means of accomplishing a personal goal, like serving or helping others. For instance some students have personal stories why the decided to go into the nursing field. This might be a close relative who needs medical care, and becoming a nurse can help provide better care for them. Another example might be immigrants who were born out of the United States and have seen first hand the benefit of prevention and proper nursing care, in case of new born baby developing infection and fatality due to lack of proper teaching and caring to prevent infection or issues. According to Hood and Leddy, ‘‘ The roles of a nurse is client advocate, teachers, an agent of change, coordinator and care giver’’(5).
I was also able to provide the rationale for the nursing interventions that I offered to Anne and this helped to improve the effectiveness of my nursing practice. However, while reflecting back on the incident using Johns (1995) model, I realised that, due to the time pressure in the GP practice I was not able to take account of Anne’s values, beliefs, social and cultural context while providing health promotion advices. Moreover, my health promotion was just like information giving focused on her disease condition rather than empowering her to improve the overall quality of her life. Health promotion is increasingly important role to nursing
In relation to caring for this patient I displayed strengths in implementing appropriate nursing actions, adapting to change and communicating effectively with the patient to provide patient centered care; however, I discovered weakness such as, a lack of confidence and patient teachings. I believe that the nursing actions I created for my patient this week were well thought out and my ability to adapt to my patient’s changes and mood to implement my actions greatly improved my patient’s overall health. Comparatively, this patient was my first patient I administered medications to and it was evident that I was nervous when explaining the medication’s purpose and actions. However, since then, with practice and my cheat sheet I feel more confident
Nurses lack of education, training, and lack of comfort in providing care was also seen as another barrier to good end of life care. Lack of knowing the patience preference or wishes regarding their care and treatment also created another obstacle for end life care. To make changes to these factors one of which that was made was the effective opening of communication, both with their team and with the patience family. Related to this is the use of a family care model and family involvement in clinical decision making. Nurses ability to act on previous experiences and their ability to support one another was also recognized as a positive factor to providing quality end of life care.
Bruce Scott stated that studying with other classmates can help improve a nursing student’s success. Although, this type of studying can be very beneficial to many students, there are definitely students out there that can’t study in a group because it could be a distraction to them, like myself. They would rather study and learn the material on their own because they can get more accomplished rather working together in a group. Another difference between myself and the author on the understanding of nursing is through stereotypes. The Author talks about how, “it is important for a nurse to be aware of the influence her own stereotyping has on patient care” (Scott, 2009, p. 23).
She also believes that the infrastructure that small grassroots projects need to be successful is not currently in place, therefore, that must be built. Finally, her social innovation plan is to help heal women who have been through trauma that prevents them from acting on the behalf of others. By helping to heal these women, they can be enabled to go out into their community and create more social change. It is possible that previous attempts to help grassroots programs have failed because they failed to take into account that the change agent must focus on themselves first and help those who are most deeply invested in
Many solider who fought in the war are now suffering from long-term disabilities, and there is not enough Medicaid to cover them. Our nation is lacking professional and trained caregivers who can provide care for elderly who are living with multiple conditions. The government is cutting Medicaid funds and the majority who need them the most are struggling to pay for their health insurance, especially poor people. Medicaid has several advantage for younger adults but it cheats older people. Life course will increase in the future and the government will cut the budgets and programs.
Without hope there is no motivation, especially for patients who are sick and going through life-changing circumstances. Their recovery process will slow down and may not be even possible if there is no hope, if there is no looking forward to the future and the best possible outcomes. Hope has been defined as a positive and necessary aspect of human life that is a future-oriented, motivating factor (Brumbach, 1994). Nurses have the greatest and hardest role/job to create a positive expectation in patients who have to go through very tough and challenging situations when hospitalized. Nurses can create a positive energy and positive attitude towards patient’s recovery process.
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.
As it was important for us to had a mentor when we started in the nursing career, is equally important to reciprocate and server as role model to new and nursing students. New nurse may have the knowledge and some skills but they are laking in some other areas. when I was a new nurse one of the hardest thing to adapt was time management. This is because time management is not taught in nursing schools and a mentor could help with such task Cleary & Horsfall,