I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families. This experience helped me learn how to overcome challenges faced when caring for patients each day and it reinforced my motivation to work as hard as possible to succeed in nursing school and continue to work to care for others. The experience also provided an opportunity to act as leader since the assisted care home I worked at this past summer was understaffed due to a change in ownership and some staff changes. When my team was short caregivers, I made sure that I spent more time with each patient to ensure they did not have anxiety about the change and end up worried and feeling alone. I found that a few minutes of companionship and
After moving around so much, she gets tired of it and writes a letter to her mother to come and take it with her. However, she realizes towards the end of the book how much she loves the family, when they get sick she helps them with everything they need and genuinely cares for them but it's too late. She made her own destiny and her grandma goes to visit her. Later she tells her to move in with her. At the beginning of the book, Gilly would have loved that but when she moved away she understood that it was not what she needed.
My parents allowed me to grieve anything I needed to – loss of friendships, breakups, bad grades, moving, leaving home to go to college, etc. My sister got diagnosed with scoliosis and was given a back brace at the same time she got braces for her teeth. So, I remember my parents helping her through the grieving process of those changes. They listened to her and allowed her to cope with it however she needed to without trying to tell her what to do but they also tried to help her see the positives of it all. In chapter 6, Gutman says, “It I important to surround ourselves with positive people – people who are both respectful of our desire to enact change and who understand how to offer the emotional support we need” (Gutman, 2005, p. 90).
How might the ANA code of ethics and the Nurse Practice Act help to guide Josepha? The legal and ethical issue that Josepha has to use is. He has to know how to discuss the issue he has with the higher or manager of the head nurse. It is good to communicate the issue you have with the managers instead of felling bad thing about them. As I read the “Team STEPPS makes strides for better communication”, some of the tools like; (SBARQ) is used in many organizations, especially during patient hand-offs.
a. Family Throughout out the story Peg struggles being away from her family and living in the hospital. She longed to be home with her family. Pegs friends Dorothy, Renee, Shirley, and Alice all shared their stories with Peg on not having family around made her realized how lucky she was. Peg stated, “For the first time since my paralysis set in, I realized there was something worse than having polio.” She is referring to having a family who couldn 't visit or abandoning her.
Virginia Henderson indicated that the priority of the nurse is to help patients do what they would have done themselves if they were in good health. The ANA took it further by developing the Code of Ethics for Nurses which provides guidelines that they must follow to be diligent in their field. Provision 1, for example, stipulates that "the nurse must practice with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of every person" (Olson & Stokes, 2016). Being in the hospital can be frightening for patients and families. When illness strikes, they must leave the comfort of their home and entrust their lives to strangers.
Self doubt can cause someone to have a bad day, or even doubt their existence. We have professionals that help people in overcoming these struggles. They not only are there for you but they try to help you in anyway possible to make sure you have a better, happier life. Many nurses take care of sick patients everyday and get no credit. A good nurse shows great care for their patients trying to get them back to good health.
“But gosh, how I miss you and wish you were here.” this quote is from the poem “Missing Mama”. Sal thought that when her mother left she would be able to see her again, she wasn't worried about not being able to see her until she found out that her mother had died. After her mother died she just felt like she wanted to be with her and tell her things that she hadn't told her before. Claudia Lee feels the same way about her mother, even though her mother had a chance of living she felt hopeful until she finally
Compassion is showing care for others and displaying a positive attitude towards the care and concern of others. According to How does it really feel to be in my shoes? Patients' experiences of compassion within nursing care and their perceptions of developing compassionate nurse, "The importance of this relational aspect of compassion to the participants in this study cannot be overlooked when planning and implementing care. Compassion is a process that can be nurtured through attention to patient-centered assessment and planning of care. Patient centeredness is no stranger to nursing discourse, however, adopting this element to care and compassion is challenging in today's healthcare arena, especially when treating massively increased numbers of patients" (Bramley and Matiti, 2014).