Unit 8tp4dq 1

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Class 8TP4DQ1&2
How would you respond if you were diagnosed with HIV? Address hope and fear in your response. Be sure to refer to the GCU introduction and the textbooks. Cite references from your reading to support your answer.
If I was diagnosed with HIV, I would be in shock/disbelief, and I may ask to repeat the blood test, to make sure that the diagnosis is correct. HIV is going to make drastic changes in my life. My days would not be the same. I would worry about my husband and children, and be embarrassed to tell my relatives and friends. I would feel terrible about the whole situation, isolation, pain, suffering, and helplessness. I would try to find the best doctor in the area, and start treatment as early as possible. The newest treatment …show more content…

A 15 year old boy with leukemia had just passed away in front of me and his mom. He was fine that morning, but then he suddenly started gasping, and was dead within few minutes. I just felt like I was blind; I couldn’t breathe. I ran to the supervisor (a nun sister), who was rounding with the main doctor. She told me to tell his mother not to cry loudly; that may disturb the rounds. On those days, we just obeyed them blindly, since that was the tradition. I tried to comfort the mother; we wept together silently. That mottled body, pale, half-way closed eyes, and bluish lips haunted me for several nights. I felt anger to God and started bargaining with God, and asked why do we have to die?
Now I am old enough to know that death is not the end, but it is the beginning of a new life. We have to submit our lives to God and ask him for the strength to move forward. Worldview about life after death will largely determine how the patient and families welcome death. Now, as a Christian nurse, I can see death in the light of the resurrection of Jesus Christ (GCU, 2015). If I can help the family members to go through this traumatic experience and the grieving process, my Christian calling as nurse will be

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