The therapist I work with encourages me to ask questions, so I benefit and learn from volunteering. They also encourage me to be hands on, and communicate with the patients as much as I can. I believe some of the most important skills to have in any medical field are good communication skills, staying organized, and working under
I have found this assignment of reflecting extremely interesting and have enjoyed learning new things about myself and the care I give in clinical practice. It has given me more confidence in delivering care and enlightened me to always support patients as individuals. I have grasped a competent understanding of the benefits of reflecting on practice and will endeavour to reflect on all my practice placements in the
My electives in trauma & emergency surgery, orthopedics and plastic surgery in the United States, allowed me to look at trauma from three different perspectives. As a career choice I picked general surgery, because it offers a wide variety of cases and many fields to further my training. While I lean more towards trauma and burns and would like to pursue related research, I eagerly await working in various sub-specialties the general surgery residency has to offer. I am hoping to train in a productive and supportive environment under the mentorship of highly qualified academic surgeons, improving upon my clinical, surgical and research
I thought that this would be a great way to develop a better understanding of the career and what it takes to care for others. The STNA classes I completed to receive certification and the work as a patient aid that followed helped me confirm that I was making the right choice with respect to my career choice. I worked as a personal care aid in an assisted living home to gain knowledge and experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. Working in the health care field provided a chance to care for the elderly and watch nurses do their jobs. 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.
Nursing is a hard profession; as well as, a very rewarding profession. Nursing is not only the skills you learn in school, such as, putting in an IV, pathophysiology or assessment of the patient, but it also requires empathy and compassion. This career is not for everyone. What persuaded me to become a nurse is when I was four years old I was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL, this changed my life for the next three years, while I was getting treatment for my cancer. I would be around nurses and doctors twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during this time.
With all the pressure and exhaustion they experience, knowing that they have given their best in rendering quality nursing care towards patient wellness was enough. I would be glad to experience it as well and be able to touch people’s lives and provide the care they need. If given the chance and be admitted in the University of Washington’s BSN program, I would be more than glad to learn more and share what I know in the pursuit of providing innovative patient
All is based on tasks, where everyone has specialised role. This is a good approach but can only be successful if information exchange happens in organised way, in time and many professionals respect each other and take responsibility for their own actions. I strongly agree with registered nurse, Mark J Wilson, who said “A good doctor also needs to be a team player (Wilson, 2002). Based on her experience she explains that nurses themselves wants to help especially young doctors to make their life on busy, medical unit in hospital easier but expect respect in return. She point is that every junior or senior doctor have their set of best skills in some areas while are limited in others so asking for help form other team members is a key for success not just with treating one patient but realising personal and career limits (Wilson,
As an employee and a student nurse completing my capstone clinical rotation at this agency, I can vow for Lawrence General, that this organization is in fact living by their values and beliefs whole heartedly. Over the past three years, I’ve been a constant part of the Lawrence General or as we call it “Larry G” community. I choose to be part of this community because of their important core values and ethical practices. Patient-centered quality care is at the top of their requirements regardless of a patient’s personal beliefs, religion, race, or ethnicity. Teamwork is huge and most employees go out of their way to teach the younger generation tips of the trade.
For the last two years, I have been volunteering in Mackenzie Willamette’s emergency department. I helped around and talked to a lot of people in the medical profession and I observed how they communicated with each other. I saw the benefits of good communication and how it can positively improve the work environment. And I saw how negative communication can distract from what really matters; providing safe and reliable care for the patients. So coming into this project I wanted to take what I had observed and
My experiences and strong loving family have instilled these qualities in me. I am looking forward to an Internal Medicine residency program that will expose me to the highest standards of clinical experience and provide me with the expertise needed in Internal Medicine. It would be a great learning experience if I get exposed to colleagues and patients from different social, economic and cultural backgrounds. Such an environment can help in the exchange of knowledge and ideas. I am seeking this program because it can fulfil my above mentioned academic interests in a friendly atmosphere.
Internal medicine physicians with whom I have worked have demonstrated for me the importance of compassionate patient care, a broad understanding of health issues, to take my decisions independently and the ability to treat the whole patient. I am applying to your program because I am confident that it can provide me with what I am looking for in a program - advanced medical technologies, knowledge-driven environment, research opportunities and most importantly diversity in residents, where I get a chance to build life-long friendships with my colleagues. While I know I cannot predict the future, 5 years from now my goal is to continue my training with a cardiology fellowship, though I am willing to consider other fellowships as well depending on my exposure. I truly believe that your program will help me become a fantastic physician. I feel I am ready to work for it and earn it, no matter what specialty I ultimately decide to
When I interviewed Larnette Gonzales a Front Desk Coordinator at an emergency addiction center I was a bit eager to hear her concerns and opinions about working in a high paced medical environment. I learned that being a front desk coordinator is not a stress free career in an addiction healthcare setting, because you are dealing with many people with all sorts of mental and medical problems. I would have to say that Larnette has a lot of patience when it comes to the barriers she stated when the patient is being checked in with a family member or is still at the denial stage of their addiction. I did learn that in order for a hospital, clinic, or any health care environment the team leader of a Physician has to set the example for the rest of the staff to follow. For example, Larnette stated that they have weekly meeting and they are able to state their concerns without any harsh criticisms and the Physician tries to set up weekly lucheons, so that they can have a good work place and personal relationship with one another and come together as a family.
I have always been a fit individual but I suffered four major injuries last year at different times. Prior to attending CPOA I was medically cleared to work out again and the academy was a perfect platform to start fresh. While I am not a fan of group physical training (PT), it did expose me to programs I have never tried and might continue when I arrive back at home station. The first fitness class was great in helping understand all the different numbers in your blood results. The second wellness class discussing eating and the use of the “My fitness pal application” was interesting.
It is really interesting that concussions can have such a profound effect on daily life even though the injury occurred a long time ago. I definitely can see how athletes would want to return to play after sustaining a concussion especially guys. The more athletes are educated about concussions, hopefully they will realize that sometimes in sports the best option is to sit out. So many athletes these days make rash decisions about injuries without thinking about the long term consequences. Guys athletes always feel like if they don’t return from an injury as soon as possible that they are weak, or letting their team down.