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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P3 Customers are the primary priority to all businesses which are making a lot of profit and their aim is to increase making profit, as without them, businesses such as McDonalds, would not be able to make any profit from their services. This is the reason that clients are essentially important in the process of associations interacting with them. McDonald 's guarantees that they keep track of the customers satisfaction as they are making sure that they provide a good customer service to their clients, as it can possibly promt customers into purchasing more products. By doing so, both McDonald 's and their customers are going to be satisfied and happy as the clients are the ones financing into the business and the clients themselves are on the other side, the receiving end, of good quality products. Never the less, if McDonald 's don 't monitor the customer 's satisfaction, the will probably be passing up a great opportunity to built on what their customers ' feedback was
Rhonda Nearhoof, this is very touching and I absolutely admire your courage and strength. Being a hospice nurse, you face a lot of challenges of whether or not to be emotional close to the patient and the family. Based on your post I can see that you went beyond the call of duty to advocate for the patient in every way that you could. I also agree with you that “if we do not speak for our patients, then who will?”. As mentioned in your post, many patients are unable to speak for themselves, and they need our education and guidance to advocate for them to their families, doctors, or whoever else is involved with their care, and I honestly agree that it is our duty as a nurse to speak up and ensure their needs are met because as a nurse
Defeating Hep C Having Hepatitis C was an enormous obstacle in my life. But, through the advancements in medical technology, emotional resilience, having spiritual faith with family support, I was able to get through the treatments and be cured of the disease. My daughter also struggled and overcame the disease. After being diagnosed with Hep C in 1997, I was in complete denial because I had no physical symptoms of the disease. In fact, I did not believe the physicians at that time.
1 Outline the factors that can affect an individual’s views on death and dying •Social •Cultural •Religious •Spiritual 2 Outline the factors that can affect own views on death and dying •Emotional •Past experience •Psychological •Religious •Social •Spiritual 3 Outline how the factors relating to views on death and dying can impact on practice Current and previous professional roles and responsibilities and past; boundaries limited by legal and ethical issues; professional codes of practice - internal and national; impact of management and leadership; input from other team members and workers. 4 Define how attitudes of others may influence an individual’s choices around death and dying different models of nursing care; person-centred
Loss, grief and bereavement is something we all come across within our lifetimes, whether it is in a professional or personal capacity. This discussion will focus on sudden death and the devastating effects it can have on the significant others of the deceased. Theoretical concepts about loss, grief and bereavement will be explored, and the impact that paramedics can have using evidenced based holistic care. “Loss, grief and bereavement are about more than just death and dying” (Nicol, 2017, p.44). All three processes are interlinked together, potentially evoking a highly emotive response whether the death was expected or sudden (Alexander and Klein, 2012).
Warm salty tears rolled down my melancholy face onto my black dress, as I spaced out at my white sandals my grandmother had bought me. The ten-year-old mindset was to gaze around the room at all the faces overtaken with grief, constantly asking myself "Why do bad things happen to good people?" As a child not knowing the answer to this question was hard to understand the point of this lesson in life that has been thrown at me. Not able to bring my grandmother back to life was absolutely painful to watch as she was lowered into her grave. In 1996, my grandmother, Teresa was diagnosed with lung cancer, and she took her last breath April 30th, 2010.
Sexual offences are sexual assaults that are covered in the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Sexual assault also known as sexual violence or abuse is any type of involuntary sexual activity that the victim does not give consent to (does not agree to) and it is never the victim’s fault. Sexual assault can include any type of sexual contact with someone who cannot consent, such as someone who is underage, has an intellectual disability, or is passed out. It also includes rape, attempted rape, sexual coercion, sexual contact with a child, incest (sexual contact between family members), Fondling or unwanted touching above or under clothes. Sexual assault can also be verbal or visual and it is anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact
An Integrative Review. JAN Journal of Advanced Nursing, 1744. Karlsson, M. B.-F. (2015). A Qualitative Metasynthesis From Nurses’ Perspective When Dealing With Ethical Dilemmas and Ethical Problems in End-of-Life Care. International Journal for Human Caring, 40-48.
After the sudden loss of my oldest brother in 2011, my life changed in the blink of an eye. While trying to overcome this heartbreaking experience was one of the most challenging things ever faced with, his death soon turned into a true inspiration to me. Not only do I cherish all the memories I was able to share with him over the years, I soon came to realization that tomorrow is not a promise to anyone and to live life to the fullest. With this being said, having the opportunity to have an impact on someone everyday whether through communication, actions and/or attitude to help heal is something very powerful to me. Nursing is a profession that allows individuals to open new doors to learn something new and making the best of everyday for each
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.
We all felt the loss of her warmth and presence keenly, but none more than my mother, who suffered through an intense period of depression in the months following. This was my first experience with death, and I can clearly remember the sadness and confusion I felt during and after my grandmother’s funeral. Trying to come to grips with losing my grandmother was difficult enough, but I found myself having to take on the responsibilities my mother’s depression had rendered her unable to do. Though my mother eventually recovered, I had no idea at the time that watching her struggling with depression would be an augury for my own personal battles with
On Wednesday 22nd March 2017 I attended my first non-Christian funeral. The deceased was my college drama teacher Sally Humphreys, who, unbeknownst to me, had been battling cancer for the last eight months. After receiving the news, I was unsure how I ought to respond. My mind began to flood with questions such as, ‘why didn 't I keep in touch with Sally and tell her about Jesus?’ ‘What does God think about this?’
Coming from two different cultures, I did not fully understand how to accept death seeing that one is more death affirming whereas the other is not. As I was growing up, I saw the two conflicts before my eyes, but it never impacted me in any way. However, one day after rushing my aunt to the hospital, my family and I discovered she only had two months left to live. A year later, my grandfather passed away due to a stroke. This was my first time ever dealing with death and my first time seeing my two culture clashing; consequently, with not knowing what to do, I spiraled downward in the abyss.
75% of black’s people the age between 18-64 were tested for HIV and reported even having been tested for HIV. On one of the research 17% black people living with HIV infected people and they don’t know about infection. 31% of Blacks people were tested HIV infection after their illness. For prevention of that type of infectious disease we organize health education training or camp where educate the patient about how to transmit HIV from one person to another, and spread awareness in the community.