The world of pediatric nursing is something that is not fully appreciated until you get a first-hand look inside what it is really like to care for sick children who sometimes, unfortunately, do not always make it. Take oncology pediatric nurses for example. Their job is to care for and treat children with various forms of cancer, and besides the obvious, they also play a pivotal role in “optimizing the end of their patients’ life.” (Hildebrandt, p602) These individuals witness death on a day to day basis and they are trained to help a patients’ family deal with these losses, but they are on their own when it comes to how it affects them and how they are supposed to properly handle the situation. Many hospitals tell their nurses and doctors to simply not gain attachments to their patients, but that is something that is easier said than done. When someone is around a child every day, trying to help make them as comfortable in a hospital setting as possible, making sure they are happy despite what their health may be, it is difficult to not form some sort of bond.
Josie’s Story highlighted the importance of altruism, and the need for nurses and doctors to take a step back and truly listen. Josie’s death shouldn’t have happened, and would’ve probably been avoided if someone took the time to truly listen to her mother’s concerns. Reading Josie’s story opened my eyes to the dire need of communication between the medical team and patients and/or family members. Sorrel, Josie’s mother, tried numerous times to alert the medical team of the changes observed in her daughter, yet no one listened. She highlights the severe breakdown in communication and the necessary steps needed to rectify our medical
My parents put me in a wheelchair (prep. phrase) and wheeled me in. The woman at the front desk let us cut to the front of the line because of how bad my arm looked. Then, they had to take x-rays, which was probably worse than the actual fall. The woman doing them had to keep moving my arm around, and the pain was unbearable.
To properly diagnose the girl, the doctor needs to see the her throat but she refuses. The parents give the doctor permission to use force since it may save their daughter. After a long and difficult struggle, the doctor sees that she does in fact have diphtheria. During the struggle, the doctor enjoys the struggle and is glad she fought him. “A Visit of
Many immigrants have an extremely difficult time migrating to different parts of the world due to cultural differences, language barriers, and homesickness. Nowadays, there are translators and help available for those that are migrating from different countries. However, what if someone had migrated to the United States and barely had any of that support? The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is an incredibly touching book speaking of the struggle of the Hmong immigrants and the walls that were built between them and Americans, particularly the American doctors and medical system. The book focuses on a particular child, Lia Lee, and her family - specifically her parents, Foua Yang and Nao Kao Lee.
Even though Nath and James both did play a very significant role in Lydia’s decision to commit suicide, Marilyn should be to blame for Lydia’s death because she put too much pressure on her, she disregarded her feelings, and because she never promoted a healthy social life. Marilyn’s troubled past promoted her decision to pressure her daughter, which eventually led to her demise. For example, after Lydia said that she lost her mother’s cookbook, Marilyn thought, “It was a sign, Marilyn decided. For her, it was too late. But it wasn’t too late for Lydia.
I thought that I would’ve had more time with her but my time with her shortly came to an end. All of sudden my mind shot out all the fights that Anayelli and I ever had without even warning me. First, when I made fun of her for being bald, second on where I made fun of her because she had cancer while I was perfectly healthy. All I wish I for is to take everything back and turn back time so I could spend more time with her but use my time wisely. The “ I love you”wasn’t really our kind of like thing but I do know one thing, I should’ve said it more
For example, the first time Isabella and Jamie meet was because Jamie had her mom 's disgusting food for lunch, so Isabella hurt a boy to give Jamie better food to eat. To finish off, Isabella is an intelligent girl, in fact Isabella would help someone do something but weeks later she would earn something off of helping out. Those
She’s in remission, but her thyroid cancer threw mets to her lungs, and they donot work well anymore. In short, she continually battles internal drowning. She knows her parents have suffered because of her cancer and that they will grieve when she dies. However, she avoids making new friends because she considers herself “a grenade, ” and she doesn’t want to inflict any more damage than necessary. When she first meets the dashing Augustus, she resists his affection because she doesn’t want him to be another victim when she dies.
“Official statistics kept by the Oregon Health Authority show that about ninety percent of euthanasia patients were concerned about losing autonomy and not being able to engage in enjoyable activities. They also worried about loss of dignity (seventy-seven percent), losing control of bodily functions (forty-seven percent), and being a burden on their family and caregivers (forty-two percent).The hardships occur for the family members as well. Families often wonder if the treatment is worth the extra time and pain when, instead, they could die a “natural” death. For example, there are stories
The surgery caused Charlie to lose most liked friends .after the surgery Charlie Gordon lost Miss Kinnian because the a.i surgery made him to smart.”the thought of leaving her behind made me sad”(keys 234). Charlie Gordon was sad because he could not relate to anyone after the surgery Charlie lost friends. It is often thought that Charlie Gordon should
The United States culture is a completely different experience for the Hmong people, something that is very foreign and unusual for them. The Hmong people and Lia’s family especially are faced with huge culture shock when it comes to the United States heath care system. They are use to more spiritual practices, while the doctors are focused on using strictly medication in order to heal patients. These completely different methods make it difficult to finding a common ground when trying to heal Lia. Many things that the Hmong culture is accustom to are not very well excepted in the US culture.