It was a valuable example of how an Occupational Therapist treats the whole person, including their psychological, emotional and even social needs. I was also grateful for the willingness of the therapists to give me a brief explanation of the patients condition, with their consent, and answer my questions after the
I was able to create better therapeutic communication skills, pick up on the patient’s ticks, learn how to assess for triggers, etc. I will use this in the future because I will come in contact with patients who suffer from a mental illness on any floor I work on. They may not as serious as some of the patients I worked with on this clinical rotation, however, it is still important, as a nurse, to recognize and address mental health issues with patients. I also learned just how important self-care for nurses is. It doesn’t take long for nurses to begin to feel burnt out and lose passion in what they do.
The healthcare provider communicates with genuineness respect and empathy to foster patient adjustment to behaviors toward health. In view of the real case, I found that this theory is helped to foster our relationship. As a result, I started conversation with her and offered suggestions about ways to taking drugs without conveying disapproving feelings, actions. I spent time to help her have a meal by touching her hand. Touch is effective in providing comfort (Stevens,1975).
Being hopeful is having faith in the present which motivate individuals to overcome their problems. In group therapy, members can observe, be inspired and encouraged by others who have problems similar to them yet cope with problems better. Hope is them mobilized as members witnessed that change and resolution is possible from the others. In the group activity My Epitaph我的墓誌銘, we needed to conclude our life by simple sentences. I acted as a member in this activity.
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.
Attending group therapy will allow patients the opportunity to accept responsibilities for personal failures and verbalize the role alcohol played a part in those failures. 6. What would you change about the group/event to improve it? The group that I attended does not need to change their set up or dynamics. I feel they ran a tight support group that does and will continue to provide sharing of common feelings, concerns, stories and experiences.
Using an "Integrated Addiction Model (I.AM)", the counselors and clinicians are able to focus on the "Why" of each person 's addiction. We further enhance this approach by also using the 12 step principles, a trauma Model and functional medicine practices. The end goal is always identifying triggers and teaching the patient how to cope with life on life 's terms without needing a harmful substance. While some of the resort style rehabs may have more fun appeal, Healing Springs is all about the healing process. We use the personal touch to make everyone feel comfortable about being part of an addiction treatment program.
I interacted with patients per the physician’s permission to do as such. My curiosity led me to ask questions and interact with patients. Naturally, the patients were willing to share their stories and I acquire invaluable wisdom from them. One thing I took away during my experience shadowing Dr. Ukoha, humility and respect for your patients comes a long way in bonding with your patients. It opens a plethora of opportunities for the physician and it
Mental Health Therapy is an ideal career for those who can easily relate to people and understand what they go through. A mental health therapist usually talks to and helps everyday people with mental issues and regular issues that affect their everyday lives. Therapists also help and solve marriage and family problems. Mental health therapy is a good job for those who enjoy helping other people when they are struggling with their issues. Although this may be a stressful job, a mental health therapist can set their own hours and meet with patients in a comfortable and safe environment.
After her death, I got more interested in pharmacy because the medication had prolonged her life and when the medication was cut on her because insurance did not cover her she passed away. From that day I promised her that I will pursue a career in pharmacy that would allow me to help patients manage their medication and prolong their
The forty-two day stay. “ Please Mom make it stop…” “ There there dear, It’ll be okay…” “ How do you know mom, it hurts so bad…” “ Trust me, you’ll be okay, I’m right here.” Two weeks into my senior year I severely ruptured my appendix, in the process of all that pain I figured out my passion for the rest of my life. It sounds like a cliche,“ I was hurt and I had an epiphany “ but what I went through was an actual life altering experience, its changed the way I used to view myself, most doctors and my future. I always knew I wanted to be a part of the medical field as my mother is currently, I just couldn’t commit to anything, after all there’s so many fields, but after my substantial amount of time in the hospital, I realized that I was meant to be a pediatric surgeon. I was meant to save children just like me.