I chose something that really interested me, intrigued me and challenged me. If those pre-requisites are not met I will be become bored. I am interested in the human body and why things happen within it and I love helping people so to me this was always a no brainer. Because I am a thorough person I have made sure to utilize all my connections in the medical field to research nursing by asking a lot of questions. I have asked doctors questions upon questions when we have a patient that has been perplexing, I have asked nurses questions upon questions about why they chose the profession, if they regret it, what they do not like about being a nurse, etc.
Each day in practice we meet new patients and see old ones and we may see them smile or get sad or display other emotions but as nurses do not take enough time to find out what our patients face and how they handle their diagnoses of cancer. As nurses we get so wrapped up in our daily tasks. Cancer is an experience that can threaten not only the end of one’s life, but also touch all aspects of the person’s existence, making it significant to them and if it is significant to them then it should also be the same to us. Cancer also imposes so many burdens on patients, families and the society at large. So... ... middle of paper ... ... addresses the experience of living with continuous uncertainty in either a chronic illness requiring ongoing management or an illness with the possibility of recurrence.
While sometimes patients may truly be thankful for a physician’s intervention, any autonomous decision by physicians creates a dangerous precedent for doctor intervention in patient care. However that isn’t the only problem with taking care of patients. Having numerous patients means that physicians must constantly respect and understand many patients from varying backgrounds. Although this seems to be common sense, doctors often have trouble constantly chronicling and treating all of their patients effectively (Groopman 80). Although it is important for a doctor to respect each and every patient, I do not believe that I am capable of constant
Medical treatment and social services are equally important to the healing process, but their roles are distinctively different. Medical staff are trained to treat cancerous cells infecting the body often times without taking into consideration the scope of the impact. The oncologist clearly demonstrated a lack of compassion when he informed Mrs. Hudson of her diagnosis and hurried along to see another patient. Social workers conversely are trained to focus on the person which entails attending to the needs of the client in their entirety. The provision of emotional support and resources social workers bring to the table are essential to favorable treatment outcomes.
This problem statement was addressed promptly and clearly in the article. The caring research that has been obtained in other studies has yielded inconsistent results due to the varying definitions of caring. Numerous research has been done on the phenomenon of caring by nurses specializing in several areas but the population of surgical nurses has been “relatively neglected in caring research” (Enns, 2007). Caring is a phenomenon that has been universal throughout nursing, it is a trend that will forever be current due to the ever changing scope of nursing. Increasing demands on nursing staff and the acuity of the patients causes stressors to the “surgical ward environment (and) affect nurses’ ability to provide ideal care” (Enns, 2007).
Patients don’t know what it is like at home for their healthcare workers, and workers don’t know what is going through a patient’s life. With that being said, it relates to this article because it is important to keep in mind that everyone should be treated with respect. In the article, the patient also repetitively stressed how he/she is worried about being alone, how he/she is worried about the bills, and about the quality of care that is given to them. It made me feel as if our health care industry is focused more on being a profitable industry and quantity versus quality. There are a lot of places that have a high demand of patients, but low supply of health care workers and so their ratio is much more than they can handle.
In my opinion, entering medical field changes the whole environment around you because now she or he needs to think from doctor’s perspective and not the patient’s perspective. I am so used to playing the role of a patient and now that has to be changed. Gaining experience in dealing with patients is the key role for success in medical field. Also setting the right mentality and being positive/ headstrong plays off a major role because I have seen my uncles and aunts being so strong as doctors and they always give me useful tips. Every case is different and dealing with each case requires a different approach and to prepare myself for that I need to start referring to cases and read a lot of books written by doctor about their experience.
I love to diagnose patients from their symptoms rather than to operate on human body. My liking toward Internal Medicine embarked from my clinical rotations in it. Every time when I saw patients with new diseases, I use to ask them in details about their complains, take physical and also ask my attending about it. Finally after reaching home I used to read Harrison's Principle of Medicine about that disease. From that I was astonished to see how things go wrong with the human body, if single organ is not functioning properly how extraordinarily science has find out ways to treat it.
Today, after my medical surgical certification and work to improve patient care in this field, I feel confident that this patient would not have the same outcome. I have advanced all the three P’s of physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology. There have been several times that I have assisted other nurses who need a new set of eyes to review care. It was during these times I found my passion for
These nurses are limited to small things such as taking tests and examinations (“Pediatric Nurse”). I have seen nurses in action before and they are very good at their job, but they have to move fast. Nurses work a lot because they need more help around the hospital. Nursing is a very stressful job because they're understaffed and overworked; however, there are ways to solve this problem. One of the most common issues that nurses deal with is extreme stress due to long work hours.