“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring: all of which have the potential to turn a life around” -Leo Buscaglia. From this week alone in class I have learned how just one little thing can change your residents attitude from being grumpy to being happy again. This to me is what it means to be a CNA. Yes we get paid to change the bed, give them baths and so on but connecting and changing how they feel is probably something you can’t put into words. Not only do you get help them they can help turn around your day as well. Helping others and impacting their life is just one tiny reason why I want to be a CNA. Working as one will never be a dull
My first opportunity personally interacting with patients was after I became a certified nursing assistant (CNA); I took a job at a Skilled Nursing Home called York land Park. The first day I stepped onto the floor, I felt overwhelmed and I questioned myself if I was meant for this line of work. I was assigned 14 patients. Soon after interacting with all my patients, my perspective and doubts changed.
The similarities and differences that exist between you and your work community may have an impact on your work. Everyone around you will have similarities and differences, there is a reason we are all individual people, we are all different and have something different to offer. Culture plays an important part in shaping a person’s behaviour. Cultural values and beliefs provide a framework for people to make assumptions about and respond to their situations and or circumstances. Culture also strongly influences perceptions and expectations.
During my clinical day three, I demonstrated entry-level competence in professional nursing practice in caring for patients with multiple and/or complex unmet human needs. I addressed safety needs, safety in medication administration, effective communication, and surveillance for my patients. First, I addressed safety needs my ensuring the appropriate safety measures were implemented for the patients. Some of the safety measures included, wearing non-skid socks, wearing a yellow armband which indicated fall risk, keeping the bed in lowest position, two side rails up, bed locked, and the call light within reach.
Cultural competence is one of the social issues I care most about because I believe it can allow one to have a better overall understanding of the population that is worked with in this field. Some may fail to recognize that being culturally competent emphasizes more than just race and ethnicity, but also entails members of the LGBTQ community, the elderly population, and even individuals with disabilities. I believe a professional who has an understanding of the diverse populations can then successfully determine the best treatment and support system required to meet the client’s necessities. I think the best way the social work field could approach this social issue would be by exposing and providing future professionals with information
As a future nurse one of the most important parts of my schooling/career is learning how to properly communicate. This proper communication needs to be used in all aspects of my career, with coworkers, patients, patients’ families’, doctors, and all other healthcare professionals involved in a patients care. When communication is lacking the patients care, treatment, and outcome can suffer greatly. The book “The Question Behind the Question” really opened my eyes to how easy miscommunication can occur, along with how easy it is to aid in better communication. In this paper I will reflect on three different stories from the book. The first story will relate to my nursing practice. The second story will be helpful to my successful completion of the nursing program. The final story will aid in positively influencing my nursing practice.
I interviewed Adriana Parker-Riggi, a 19-year-old student from Tucson, Arizona. I chose Miss Parker-Riggi for this interview, because I think she has a very unique and diverse cultural background. Her father is half Spanish and half Jewish and her mother is half German and half Columbian. Adriana recognizes the Columbian part of her heritage as her identity. My interviewee is also trying hard to complete college, but is torn by her very family oriented background. She feels like she is forced to choose between her family and her schooling. I automatically felt that her family was in the wrong for not supporting her want to continue her education, but I did not really take her culture into consideration when
The job role of a physician assistant allows me to pursue my desire for knowledge, as well as, building relationships with patients. By pursuing a promising career that proves to be fulfilling and exciting gives me with a sense of purpose and the impression that I will be a successful physician assistant. I realize there will be times in my profession that as a provider I may feel helpless because there is nothing more to be done in a patient’s care. But, I will stand fast in my beliefs – having awareness that all things happen for a reason and each trial will allow me to become a better
I have worked with people of all age groups and people from all walks of life, I always enjoy learning especially if its about other peoples cultures. I believe that ignorance is the root of all discrimination and I 'm the type of person who hate injustices like that. being born and raise here in Miami I have always been exposed to many different cultures and I very much enjoy the union of such cultures living side by side. So I look forward to working in any type of enverment that helps me learn about new cultures
My personal experience with diversity started in the military. Back then, I was a young female Airman on the way to my first deployment, after arriving at the airport with no one to meet me. Taking a taxi to the nearest base happened to be the solitary idea that passed over my head. The following day, I found myself at the wrong base; so a car proceeded to pick me up. While speaking to my unit I noticed a strange tone in their voice. That tone had me so nervous not knowing what how my situation would end up. So I checked out of my hotel, and waited outside for my ride.
The most important part of the job is the communication and connection between the patient and nurse. Often times people are not in the hospital for a positive reason. Patients desire comfort and respect with their encounters with any medical professional. Sitting down and intently listening can bring both of these aspects a patient is looking for. Alicia stated that, “everyone is going through something and it may not only be what the medical issue may be.” She insisted that it is too easy to be polite and take the time to listen to whatever they have to say. Alicia suggested that, “listening makes a person feel human” to show how important the other have of oral communication can be. However, she also emphasized, “to always attempt to avoid involving emotions between yourself and a patient.” Although so much of the communication in nursing is oral there is no way to be able to properly care for a patient without written
Construction projects have become progressively multicultural, especially for countries with limited labour force where there is need to depend on migrant workers. This multicultural environment can easily create problems related to unfair treatment or discrimination. Focus group discussions were conducted with migrant workers from Indonesia and Thailand to examine factors directly and indirectly related to construction activities that need to be considered in a diverse nationality construction site, with a focus on the minority group. The study suggested that communication, wage segmentation, task assignment and trust, scapegoatism, and belief and religion are the important aspects needing to be carefully taken into account to have a constructive
This research serves the purpose of investigating the effectiveness of Multicultural team and Monoculture Team in an organization. It shows the different factors affecting team dynamics based on Hofstede (2001) and Guzzo and Dickson (1996) in an organizations which are management, group composition, diversities, morale, same goal and vision, mutual respect in the team and feedback. Research from Adler (2002) will show how the effectiveness of both monoculture and multicultural teams are affected by their management.
there are large numbers of people who are doing work for a long time. A momental structures and more other a lot of statues and structures were built, forces and governments
Multicultural leadership gets more and more important in today’s world, because of the new technologies in telecommunications, transportation, and social media which can bring us much closer. The leadership of multicultural need to have the deep concentration of different cultures in order to know the specific environment and values. The concentration we mentioned above should open their insight into how to best drive performance of organization, inspire staffs, and reach consumers. Leadership is unlike management. Management is relate to the routine, timetables, statistics, methods, an accurate calculation and mind, the practice of management is a science. However, the leadership is more of the composition of vison and personality, and of