In the essay, The Devil’s Bait by Leslie Jamison, Jamison emphasizes her paper about Morgellons Disease. Throughout her essay, Jamison introduces the urgency of the disease by going to a location that is known to have many people asking the doctors to believe them. The reason Morgellons Disease is an urgent topic that must be discussed is because many people feel like their voices are not being heard and ignored. Many have a disease whom they see as needing emergency treatment, however they are being told it is their brain playing tricks on them. The rhetor is compelled to speak about this issue for it gives those whom she interviewed a sense of voice and a call out to doctors to be more understanding of their patients.
Genie’s isolation raised the question whether it was too late for her self image to emerge. Genie developed her sense of self out of solitary confinement due to symbolic interactionism, her existing personal conscience, and the growth of the objective component of her self image. Genie was kept in her room restrained to a chair and had no one to talk to. According to Cooley, self is constructed through how we think others view us (Wilmott, 2018). Due to the lack of social interaction for thirteen years, Genie barely received any reactions for her to evaluate.
The biopsychosocial model is an extremely useful tool to physicians but it can also be argued that since its birth doctors have a more difficult job. With the old model, doctors simply had to consider the scientific matters. Now, doctors must probe deeper into a patient’s background. This may cause trouble for the physician as many patients complain when doctors want to take an extremely detailed history. Some patients fail to realise that this step is necessary for the doctor to make an accurate diagnosis.
Some strengths the movie had on mental illness portrayal include society’s view on mental illness, a good depiction of the thoughts, and the wide spectrum of mental health. Susanna’s parents did not want their friends to know she was in a psychiatric hospital, which is a common occurrence for many families who believe the stigma against those with mental health problems are too strong and that they would rather protect their image than the mentality of their loved ones. The thoughts of each character do well to depict what the thoughts may be of someone actually with their disorder, according to the DSM-5. In addition, the film shows how different each mental illness can be, showing how “normal” Susanna seems along with BPD, or how “crazy” (how some patients are referred to in the film) Lisa seems with her sociopathic tendencies. Each character is evidence to how large the
So much to tell you So much to tell you by John Marsden is a not very long book. The book consists of 150 pages, and is about a 14 year old girl named Mariana, who can’t speak after her father threw acid in her face. Her father didn't mean to hit her but her mother, but missed. This caused Mariana trauma and her living on a mental hospital for a while but then moved to a boarding school. This book isn’t written in a verbal way where Mariana talks to the people in the dorm, but in a way were she writes in a journal, which isn’t supposed to be read by anyone or presented.
Patient Teaching: The Follow Up Phone Call Ebenezer Queen University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Patient Teaching: The Follow Up Phone Call Many people believe that patient care ends once the patient is discharged and has left the hospital. Patient teaching can help enhance the effectiveness of the care that has already been given by ensure the patient understands their role in the partnership that is their care. It can help decrease hospital readmissions, cost of continued care, and help the patient heal more effectively. Inadequate patient teaching can cause patient noncompliance. This can cause infective medication use (from the patient not knowing when or how to take medications), reoccurring infections (from the patient not knowing how to clean themselves or do proper wound care), or it can even cause death (from a patient not knowing when to alert a healthcare professional due to symptoms that could indicate something lethal).
It is obvious that the doctor – patient relationship is based on trust and honesty but in few cases if clinician disclose the worst prognosis of the disease to the patient, he or she might not believe him and unfortunately taking wrong steps which could be more harmful for the patient. Factors that should be reviewed before disclosure: 1. Patient’s factors: patient may not be able to tolerate the initial trauma due to her current physical condition and co-morbidities, like fatigue, hearing difficulty, poor eye sight, dementia, etc. she could be in a denial mood. Her anxiety and depression can worsen the situation.
The qualities and characteristics of a ESTJ interfere with this job due to the tendency to be uncomfortable in uncertain and or risky situations, and they do not like change. ESTJs would rather take the traditional way out of things and would like to know exactly how things are going to happen so that they can prepare and organize for the upcoming events. In the intensive care unit patients are critically ill and may even die. With this being said most of the time nurses in this unit may need to use new trails, medications, approaches, techniques, or they may even have to work with a new colleagues or authorities. People who are ICU nurses and are the ESTJ type may have strong difficulties when it comes to day to day duties in this unit, and could cause a multitude of issues that are not acceptable on such critical circumstances.
rape she was in a very vulnerable state of mind. Besides, she was unable to sleep all night through and this was her reaction the next morning when she found her mother snoring beside her. She went and pestered Teresa, their family doctor for more and more sleeping pills with stronger doses due to her lack of sleep. “I can’t sleep. I can’t read.”(104) When they next go to Dr. Gordon’s chamber for her treatment, we get to know that her problem was getting worse day by day because she hadn’t slept for seven nights at a stretch.
Challenges in providing spiritual care The need for spiritual care is clearly stated and identified for a holistic care; however, there are certain challenges that exist in providing spiritual care. It is believe that many healthcare providers including the doctors and nurses find it very challenging to initiate discussions or dialogs with patients touching aspects on their spirituality. Researchers had mentioned that, some nurses feel discomfort in having discussions on spiritual care as they do not see it as their scope of services or even as their role (Tiew & Creedy, 2010) . Some of the nurses find that such discussions are too intimate or interfering for them. A group of nurses stated that such discussions may possibly cause a degree of discomfort for their patients and in fact some patients or even the nurse herself may not have any personal spiritual or religious practices (Noble & Jones, 2010).