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The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje - The book The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje, shows the effects that World War II had on soldiers, as well as the nurses involved in the war. Hana, a nurse during the war, goes through the devastating loss of her father, Patrick, who dies in the war. Hana then commits her life to helping a burnt, disfigured, and severely wounded man, referred to as the English patient. Hana decides to stay with the dying English patient, whom she loves like her own father, in the makeshift hospital, despite being told how dangerous it was for her....   [tags: The English Patient Essays]
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The Characterizations on the English Patient - In Michael Ondaatje’s "The English Patient," is set before World War II, critically illustrates four dissimilar characters who meet together at the Villa San Girolamo, an Italian monastery. Simultaneously, there is a groundbreaking love story happened among those four characters under that time frames. Those four main people are included, a burned Englishman Ladislaus de Almasy, a twenty-year old French-Canadian Army nurse Hana, a Sikh British Army sapper Kip, and Canadian thief David Caravaggio....   [tags: The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje]
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Verisimilitude in The English Patient - Verisimilitude in The English Patient One critic has written, "Ondaatje has always been fascinated by history - seen as a series of arcane stories about the past. In his hands, even the documents of history slide away from factual representation toward a haunting apprehension of indeterminacy." (Barbour 207). In The English Patient Ondaatje blends fiction and history into a socially conscious story. Verisimiliude is the aspect of belivability present in a novel. Ondaatje's use of the element of verisimilitude accentuates important undercurrents and events which are vital to understanding the novel....   [tags: The English Patient] 902 words
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Prose as Poetry in The English Patient - Prose as Poetry in The English Patient "Never again will a single story be told as though it is only one." John Berger. The English Patient consists of the stories of its four characters told either by themselves or by Ondaatje. Two stories, the accounts of Kip's military service and the many-layered secrets of the patient, are developed while Hana's and Caravaggio's stories are less involved. However, none of these stories could stand alone. The clash of cultures and changing relationships between the characters provide the texture for the novel....   [tags: English Patient Essays] 627 words
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The English Patient - Count Lazlo Almasy, the English Patient, is a man in an Imperial time and world. The people in this world live by Imperial rules and perpetuate Imperial stereotypes. The film takes place in World War II era Africa, and as the film portrays it, in the mysterious and exotic Sahara desert and in Cairo, Egypt. Count Almasy’s character lives in the desert among imperial explorers and in the desert environment full of natives who bring to life classic stereotypes full of ignorance and white prevalence and power....   [tags: Film Movie Movies English Patient]
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Postmodernism in The English Patient - Postmodernism in The English Patient   Postmodernism is one of the most controversial and influential intellectual movements to appear in the last fifty years.  In order to understand postmodernism, it would be wise to begin with a definition of modernism.  Modernism is a philosophy based on the belief that through Enlightenment values of rationality and the absolute truth of science, the human race will evolve into a utopia.  Modernists are Eurocentric, humanistic, and optimistic.  Postmodernism is essentially a rejection of modernism and all Enlightenment values.  More importantly, postmodernism looks upon the "modern" world with increased cynicism and disappointment.  Key them...   [tags: English Patient Essays] 967 words
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Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient The limited character in Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient, was Almásy. Almásy was a man who was burned from head to toe, and whose identity is unrecognizable thus making him a limited character. The novel takes place in a villa where the man was being taken care of by Hana, a young nurse who stayed behind to take care of Almásy while the rest of the nurses escaped to a safer place to stay. She calls him the English patient because of his accent, though she is unaware of where he is from....   [tags: MIchael Ondaatje English Patient Essays] 968 words
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Destruction through Imagery and Theme in The English Patient - Destruction through Imagery and Theme in The English Patient The imagery in Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient serves to illustrate the theme of destruction in this novel. The setting of the novel as well as the characters themselves present to the reader a vivid picture of demolition. Critics also find that Ondaatje's imagery is a vital element in the presentation of this theme. The English Patient is set at the end of World War II in a war-ravaged Italian village. Ondaatje gives vivid descriptions of the damage the village sustained due to the war: As the hill town began to be torn apart like a battle ship at sea, by fire shells, the troops moved from the barrack ten...   [tags: The English Patient] 519 words
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Characters as Portrayed Through Themes and Images in The English Patient - Characters as Portrayed Through Themes and Images in The English Patient     While the four main characters of The English Patient are extremely powerful, and important to the reader's understanding of the story, they cannot stand alone without the patterns of imagery, symbolism and metaphor which underpin the text, and offer a complexity which extends beyond the literal level. These patterns reveal information about each character, and provide significant links between characters and ideas which lead to a greater understanding of the novel....   [tags: English Patient Essays]
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Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz - Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz      Textual, mnemonic, and physical gaps leave room in which identity is found through body and environment in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz. Ondaatje's characters retrieve their absent personas by mutually colonizing lovers' bodies, thus developing a metaphor for the body as topography. Morrison spins this in reverse, personifying and merging the City's infrastructure with human structure as the characters synergistically carve out their selves through the City's spaces....   [tags: Ondaatje English Patient Essays]
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Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient World War II was a traumatic and life-changing experience for all who lived through the time period. Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient is set in the direct aftermath of this turbulent and violent era. Each of his characters is effected by the death and violence that go hand in hand with war; Hana in particular is profoundly changed by her experience as a nurse in an Italian hospital. Hana is a woman in ruins, both physically and mentally; by looking at her experiences with death and her relationships to the English Patient, Kip, and her surroundings, she can be seen as a representative of the victims of war, a complex human face on...   [tags: Ondaatje English Patient WWII Two Essays]
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Mental Endurance in Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage - Mental Endurance in Alfred Lansing's Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage In Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing recounts the tale of one of the greatest successes of the Twentieth Century. Ironically, Lansing's detailed account of the 1915 Trans-Antarctic Expedition illuminates the stark reality that Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition did not fulfill its goal. In fact, the expedition never even set foot upon the continent that they had intended to cross. The outstanding success of that motley crew of adventurers was in their ability to endure the harsh Antarctic climate....   [tags: Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage]
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The Role of Nostalgia in The English Patient - In “Theory Number Five: Anatomy of Nostalgic Films: Heritage and Method (1977), one of the first writings which addressed nostalgic representations of the past in cinema, Marc Le Sueur notes that nostalgia is “a concept of history”, one for which “few have attempted to establish the general working principles” (p.189). It is not a conservative phenomenon, but rather a way of engaging with the past and bringing into the present that which other approaches to history ignore, as he further indicates....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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The Effects of War on the Characters of The English Patient - Like a tree spreading its roots into the ground, cultural history is something that is deeply rooted in the minds of people. As the significance of Herodotus unravels itself in “The English patient,” Michael Ondaatje touches further upon the idea of how personal history is shaped by cultural history. Ondaatje refers to Tacitus, a great Roman historian, in the third chapter, “Something with Fire” in order to enhance the notion that times of terror can influence the shaping of an individual’s personal history....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje]
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Adversity in The Grapes of Wrath and The English Patient - During the early 1920s to late 1940s, people in the whole world suffered from the two darkest periods in the humankind history. One period was, from 1929 to 1932, the longest and deepest economical depression, the Great Depression. The other, right after that, was the most widespread and deadliest total war, the Second World War. In those periods, people were devastated; millions of millions people died, some died from hunger, others died in the war. Some survived, but they surrendered; lived like a walking dead....   [tags: Grapes of Wrath Essays]
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The Destruction of Female Possession in The English Patient - In Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient we see a world completely ravaged by war. The land itself is damaged, sometimes beyond recognition as it is torn apart by bombs. Just as these human-made structures have faced the damage of imperialism, so have female bodies in the novel. Ondaatje creates several parallels between man’s attempt to “own” the land around him and his “ownership” of the female body. As we see in the novel, this attempt at ownership almost always ends in destruction, “war,” and often, death....   [tags: Micheal Ondaatje]
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The English Patient - The English Patient Auteur Michael Ondaatje (12 september 1943, Colombo ~ Sri Lanka) is een Canadese schrijver, hoewel er ook Engels, Nederlands, Tamil en Sinhalees bloed door zijn aderen stroomt. Toen hij negen was, verhuisde hij met zijn moeder, zuster en broer naar Londen. In 1962 emigreerde hij naar Canada, waar hij Engels en geschiedenis ging studeren. In zijn studietijd begon hij gedichten te schrijven en in 1967 verscheen zijn eerste dichtbundel ‘The Dainty Monsters’. De eerste tien jaar van zijn schrijverscarrière schreef Ondaatje alleen gedichten....   [tags: essays research papers] 5337 words
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The English Patient - A young Canadian nurse, a Sikh bomb disposal expert, a thief turned spy, and a man burnt beyond recognition, meet in the last moments of the Second World War. The identity of the patient is the heart of the story as he tells his memories of a doomed love affair in the North African desert. Love and passion are set against the devastation of war in this inspired novel by Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje. It is a novel of revelation, and just as the identity of the English patient is slowly revealed as the novel progresses, so are the inner selves and spiritual identities of the other characters in the novel....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Role of Medical Interpreter as Patient Advocate - Professional providers of language in medicine or medical interpreters are often portrayed as invisible language facilitators (Angelelli 7). This means that their role is to convey the meaning into the other language between parties in the interaction which is accomplished through a conduit role or message converter role. The incremental intervention model of interpreting lets interpreters use a variety of roles including cultural broker and advocate role. Advocacy is a role that an interpreter takes that moves from interpreting the communication between speakers to acting on behalf of one of the speakers based on the interpreter’s understanding of what the speaker’s intended outcome is (NCI...   [tags: Patient Advocate Boundaries]
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The English Patient - Techniques - The novel, The English Patient, by Michael Ondaajte constructs meaning through the use of tropes, images and symbolism, instead of merely portraying a linear set of events. There are many intertexual references, tropes of covering, which serve to create and strengthen meaning, as well as bold imagery, which erects another level of significance. Symbolism plays a vital role in the formation of meaning, with fire, religion, the English Patients body and the desert being essential to the founding concepts of the novel....   [tags: essays research papers] 2405 words
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Symbolism in the English Patient - Micheal Ondaatje creates meaning and representation in The English Patient, through the structure of his novel. The author portrays the sequence of events in a non-linear fashion to incorporate them as a puzzle-like story. The puzzle is significant because, the reader is constantly unraveling the novels excerpts together. Symbolism is an important aspect of these passages because, it provides a better understanding of the issues related to the novel such as, destruction, identity, escape, unity, and love....   [tags: European Literature] 996 words
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Visual Imagery in The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje - Every writer uses a different set of methods, known as the narrative mode, to portray the plot to the audience for individual reasons. In the first section of “The English Patient”, Michael Ondaatje uses his narrative mode in order to more effectively convey his message in an appealing way. One way he does this is by presenting the reader with visual images and vivid description that trigger their imagination. His use of visual imagery, description, and pronouns to present the settings, and to describe people and their actions is part of his narrative mode....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje]
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Patient With Dermatomyositis - Physical therapy is an evolving field and with the current push for direct access, physical therapists must have the skill set to recognize problems that fall outside their scope of care. Therefore, physical therapists must possess a background in recognizing the signs and symptoms of systemic infection and also be able to refer to the appropriate medical personnel. Dermatomyositis, is a condition that could be encountered by a physical therapist in a direct access situation, as it may mask as a musculoskeletal pathology in its early stages.1 Dermatomyositis CASE DISCRIPTION: Patient history and Systems Review A 30 year old Caucasian female was admitted on 10/17/2013 to an inpatient reha...   [tags: Patient Diagnosis]
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The English Patient Film Compared with the Novel - The English Patient Film Compared with the Novel The Novel: The English Patient is a fantastic novel and is one of the few truly great novels written in the last century. The author, Sri Lankan Michael Ondaatje, switches wonderfully between several scenes: the desert, the Villa San Girolamo in Tuscany, Italy, Dorset in England and Cairo. Each one of these perfectly crafted scenes is brought into being in an exciting and thought provoking way. The book is centred on four main characters: Hana, a Canadian nurse who has taken it upon herself to be separated from the other medical staff and remains behind in a mine-laden villa to tend to just one patient, the Engl...   [tags: Papers] 872 words
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Nurse to Patient Ratio, Nurse Burnout and Patient Satisfaction - Working in long-term care can be overwhelming. Imagine you are a new graduate nurse putting your new found knowledge and skills to practice for the first time. Your orientation lasted three days which is standard for nurse home orientation compared to hospital orientation that last approximately six to eight weeks for new grads. The shift has just begun and already you have a new admit, new found pressure ulcer to assess, a possible medication reaction, several new orders to take off and eight patients to document on for varying reasons....   [tags: Nurse Burnout, Patient Satisfaction]
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EMS Paramedic Patient Assessment - An ALS ambulance crew was dispatched to a 69 year old obese male whom upon their arrival was seizing. The crew suspected this seizure was due to his past history of epilepsy, but because of the patients altered conscious state the paramedics had to consider and rule out other possible causes for his convolutions. Seizures can be caused by many factors. For paramedics, determining the cause is far less important then managing the complications that can be caused by the seizure and to recognize whether the seizure is reversible with treatment....   [tags: Patient Assessment] 966 words
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Patient Education Case Study - Patient education refers to a program involving patients, which is designed to reduce the risk factors associated with various disease developments (Falvo, 2011). It also involves monitoring the effectiveness of disease treatment procedures as directed by the medical nurses, as well as maintaining the lifestyle changes of the patients in order to improve the health outcomes. Patient education involves dieticians, nurses, and medical personnel approach to guide the patients to achieve recommended health benefits, enhancing lifestyle changes in terms of behavioral and dietary practices in order to accomplish the patient’s health goals (Serrano & Monden, 2011)....   [tags: Patient Education] 1665 words
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Reflecting on the Care of a Patient - The aim of this patient care study is to discuss the care and nursing interventions that a particular patient received whilst staying on acute medical ward. Clause five of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code of Professional Conduct (2002) states that “as a registered nurse or midwife you must protect confidential information” and if information is to be revealed the patient’s consent must be sought. The patient’s permission was obtained after an explanation of the purpose and proposed content of the care study, with a staff nurse present....   [tags: Patient-Care Study]
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Educating a Patient to Fight Leukemia - Currently, in the Unites States there are more than 250,000 Americans living with leukemia. Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells, which help your body fight infection. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. In leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells; these cells crowd out the healthy blood cells, making it hard for blood to do its work ("Leukemia," 2013). Fifty four year old Regina was just diagnosed with leukemia. Upon assessment I gathered that she has never smoked in her life, she has the occasional glass of wine and loves to go for walk and hikes in the mountains....   [tags: Leukemia Patient Education]
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Nursing Essay: Patient Assessment - This piece of work will be based on the pre-assessment process that patients go through on arrival to an endoscopy unit in which I was placed in during my second year studying Adult diploma Nursing. I will explore one patient’s holistic needs, identifying the priorities of care that the patient requires; I will then highlight a particular priority and give a rational behind this. During an admission I completed under the supervision of my mentor I was pre-assessing a 37 year old lady who had arrived to the unit for an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy....   [tags: Endoscopy, Patient History] 2489 words
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Providing Quality Patient Care - “Nursing is an art, and if it is to be made an art, requires as exclusive a devotion, as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work...” (Nightingale, 1868) In today’s health care system, “quality” and “safety” are one in the same when it comes to patient care. As Florence Nightingale described our profession long ago, it takes work and vigilance to ensure we are doing the best we can to care for our patients. (Mitchell, 2008) The World Health Organization outlines 6 areas of quality that help shape our definition of what makes quality care....   [tags: Nursing Essay, Patient Satisfaction]
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Patient Visit Summary Report - Confidentiality Disclaimer - This essay uses patient initials only. No identifying features are included within this essay. Patient: BA Patient’s age: 63 years old 1. Medical conditions (active) : After taking the patient’s medical history, I found out that the patient experiences several active medical conditions. She was diagnosed having rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type II, sleep problem, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. She got rheumatoid arthritis when she was 49 years old, and has been having this for 14 years....   [tags: Patient Interview Report]
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Patient Falls and Medication Errors - Issue/Problem of Interest Falls are the second most common adverse event within health care institutions following medication errors, and an estimated 30% of hospital-based falls result in serious injury. The severity of this problem led the Joint Commission to make reducing the risk of patient injuries from falls a national patient safety goal for hospitals in 2009 (AHRQ, 2006). Falls are a leading cause of hospital-acquired injury and frequently prolong and complicate hospital stays and result in poor quality of life, increased costs, and unanticipated admissions to long-term care facilities....   [tags: Health Care, Patient's Care and Treatment] 1155 words
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The Controversy Facing Patient Safety in the U.S. - Fierce healthcare reported sometime in June of 2012 that hospitals across the country had received safety report cards from one Leapfrog group. They reported that most facilities got a C or below in the rankings. The report also showed that the biggest hospitals such as the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan barely got a passing grade. The report cards were meant to inform patients and also to motivate improvements in patient safety, they were faced with a lot of criticism and controversy especially from hospitals that did not pass....   [tags: hospitals, healthcare, patient safety]
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Nurse to Patient Ratios: An Alternative Approach - In the health care industry, nurse to patient ratios is often a controversial issue. Registered nurses know and continue to reiterate the importance of safe staffing levels in health care facilities. Reductions in nursing budgets, coupled with the expanding nursing shortage, has resulted in a reduction of available nursing staff. As a result, the employed nursing staff are forced to work longer hours with more acutely ill patients. Consequently, patient care is compromised and ultimately perpetuates the nursing shortage because of this negative work environment....   [tags: patient mortality, care, staffing]
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Nursing: The Electronic Patient Record (EPR) - Introduction Approximately seventy five percent of Ontarians have an electronic medical record and roughly 10,000 Ontario physicians are using them to improve patient care, enhance health outcomes and increase patient safety. The Electronic Patient Record (EPR) is UHN’s standard Clinical Desktop application developed by the UHN’s Shared Information Management Services (SIMS). It allows healthcare professionals quick and easy real time access to more than one patient record as well as easy access to other integrated applications....   [tags: ontarians, physicians, patient care]
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Evolving Practice of Nursing and Patient Care - ... Mutually in acute settings and Comprehensive care settings, this will aid the nurse to change the method of care provided. A rise in the number of nurses always should happen in both doctor’s offices and in clinics so the needs Of the increasing health care and delivering suitable care to patients happens much sooner and easier. An evaluation must be done by the nurse when providing the suitable and proper treatment. The Evaluation will aid the nurses to decide should the patient stand in improvement of care and in considerations of their illness and health....   [tags: medical, health, patient] 728 words
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Improving Patient Access to Chemotherapy Treatment - Introduction Because of cancer becoming to the leading cause of death, the demand of services in cancer institution is steady increasing in recent years. Certain of researchers indicated that patients spend much more time on waiting, either in waiting to range an appointment or waiting at cancer institutions. Therefore, the paper “Improving Patient Access to Chemotherapy Treatment at Duke Cancer Institute” (Woodall etc, 2013) is aim to improve to the patient flow in their institution, which also focus on to apply in other cancer institutions....   [tags: Patient Access to Chemotherapy]
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Nursing Case Study: Psychiatric Patient - In this case study, one day of care for a 28 year old, male patient on a low secure psychiatric unit will be examined and discussed. The main focus will be on implementation and evaluation of the nursing process. These areas will be covered under; physiological, psycho-sociological and pharmacological aspects of the patient’s care. Although, the case study is discussed using third person expression, the care discussed is what was implemented and evaluated by myself, a second year student nurse, under supervision from a qualified member of staff....   [tags: Psychiatric Patient Case Study]
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Learning How To Write In English - This week has already the fourth weeks of Pre-Enrolment English Program (PEP). There are many lessons to learn with. The most important lesson is that the improvement of articles, plurals and singular also time management. Flash back to previous class, my first writing was about riding a bicycle. After had a feedback from the teacher, I realized that there were many problems relating to articles, plurals and singular. My previous teacher had ever insisted that to solve the problem you had to read out loud 200 words a night for ten weeks....   [tags: English] 576 words
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The Patient's Rights and Confidentiality in the Nursing Profession - This reflection indentifies what I have learnt about confidentiality and privacy, patient’s right to know about their health condition health and empathic response in Nursing Profession. Nursing as a caring profession needs communicating receptively, empathy, trust and respect to establish and maintain a strong therapeutic relationship with the patient and the family. I will make reference to a significant experience I had as a student nurse during my clinical practice in the obstetric and gynaecology unit of the hospital I trained in my country....   [tags: Healthcare, Health Care, Patient Confidentiality]
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My Care Plan for a Recovery Room Patient - ... Monitoring oxygen saturations and signs of irregular respirations can alert the nurse to the early onset of respiratory distress (Ackley & Ladwig, 2012). The second goal for this nursing diagnosis is that the patient’s lungs will be clear to auscultation in all lung fields before leaving the PACU. In order to accomplish this, as the nurse for this patient I must help the patient sit up in bed by using pillows. Propping the patient up with pillows will allow for better lung expansion and helps avoid the retention of secretions (Ackley & Ladwig, 2012)....   [tags: patient encounter, healthcare proefessional] 992 words
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Sonographer-Patient Interactions in the Health Care Field - ... Quality of care given by a Physician is just one component of a patient’s health care experience. “There’s a temptation to think that the experience is all about the doctors, and all about the results, but everyone in the hospital has a really important role in the overall experience” (“The Importance,” 2013). Whether they wish to believe it or not; hospital staff at every level impact each patients overall health care experience. In sonography patient interaction begins with the initial patient information assessment and evaluation....   [tags: health care, patient, communication] 844 words
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Critical Thinking Incident: A Patient Kidney Failure - ... • Iosartan (Cozaar): it’s an Angiotensin II and is a potent vasoconstrictor • Spironolactone (Aldactone): potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) • Timolol (Timpotic): beta blocker • Coumadin: Blood thinner • Tylenol • Normal Saline (IV) Possible Solutions or Hypotheses The human body is comprised of roughly 60% of water. However, there are times when fluid overload can occur, were more fluid (mostly water) is going into your body than is coming out. There are three explanations or solutions as to why the patient has fluid overload....   [tags: patient, medical history] 952 words
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Data Collection: Improving Patient Medication Communication - ... Changes between baseline and post-intervention assessments will be examined using appropriate parametric and non-parametric statistical processes. Stakeholders The stakeholders for improving the communication of medications by the nurses include the staff development educator, the medical/surgical nursing staff, the medical/surgical assistant nurse manager, the medical/surgical nursing director, the vice president of the hospital, the unit’s physicians, the medical/surgical patients, and the community....   [tags: education, patient, stakeholders] 1483 words
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Sir Ernest Shackleton´s Survival in the Antarctic - ... Shackleton indicated he cared about his men through hiding his fears to keep spirits positive, and always asking if his men were all right. Shackleton also asked Green–the cook– to add seal blubber to the crews diet, as the blubber gave valuable calories and kept the men from freezing. Perhaps one of most courageous aspects of selflessness is that of self-risk. Shackleton knew that because he had gotten his men in a serious dilemma (staying on Elephant Island), it was his responsibility and job to take the risk to get help by traveling 800 miles east to South Georgia Island....   [tags: leadership, obsessions, selfish, consequences] 840 words
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The Book Endure: The Voyage of Shackleton and his Crew - ... They packed the Endurance with a deck-load of coal, and had some normal stores too, to help make the ship heavier. This was a precaution so that if need be there would be extra force on the engines, helping push through pack ice in the Weddell Sea. Unfortunately, this was all in vain. The ice was an issue from the very beginning, a disaster waiting to happen that the men had no control of. As they sailed along their adventure, they eventually knew they could not avoid the massive ice bergs in the freezing cold ocean....   [tags: trans-antarctica, expedition] 1477 words
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Increasing Patient Satisfaction Through Nurse Rounding - ... Rounding helps to identify early signs these life-threatening conditions so that proper interventions can be applied. Older adults can be at risk for confusion, falls, and skin breakdown (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2013). If nurses do not check on these patients regularly, they have the potential risk for injuries. Patients may fall causing a fracture if they try to act without assistance because needs are not being met within adequate timing, pressure ulcers may develop if patients are not being turned every two hours, and confusion and medication side effects can harm patients if they are not being monitored (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2013)....   [tags: meeting patient needs, self-care] 1047 words
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Shackleton’s Expedition - In 1914, a great leader began a great expedition, unbeknownst to him that instead of being known as great explorers, they would be known as some of the greatest survivors. This man was Sir Ernest Shackelton and he was determined to be the first to cross the Antarctic. Little did he know, his biggest challenge would end up being his ability to lead his team to survival. He also had no idea that their tale of strength, determination, and courage to survive would influence people well into the 21st century, and the book detailing their stories would be used as a model of leadership....   [tags: Ernest Shackelton, leadership, survival, rescue]
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