Esther’s mother’s incompetence to acknowledge what was wrong with her daughter played a major role in Esther developing depression. Esther had just received her first shock treatment at Doctor Gordon’s private hospital. It was an awful experience for Esther. The machine had been loud and there were blue flashes that jolted her. Doctor Gordon told Esther’s mother that after a few more treatments that Esther should be much better, however Esther never wanted to undergo these treatments again.
One would think with the shortage of nurses and complaints of heavy workloads that seasoned nurses would be grateful for the help and willing to teach new nurses. Many new nurses are anxious to do a good job and go above and beyond in their standard of care and older nurses see this as a threat. Doctors will even be verbally abusive making nurses feel incompetent. Many nurses will withhold important patient information in reports leaving the other to find out on their own. Some nurses who bully others cannot separate personal
She struggled to come back into serious terms, she blamed herself for everything that happened to her brother. Even when patients’ suspected mistakes mere being made, many feared that confronting medical staff, this might lead to farther injury (Thomas 769). The patients didn’t want to get treated wrong, their life was on the line. Even when the patient is told by the doctor an error happened, it effects them not only physically, but emotionally. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), many patients develop fears after being told an error occurred (Langreth 76).
Instead, the doctors did their best to make sure that Lia’s parents knew how much medication to give her since Fadiman stated in the book, “Foua and Nao Kao, of course, had no idea what the labels read”(1997; 46). Therefore they had no idea how much she needed each day, and they didn’t trust doctors on top of that most of the time, so Lia didn’t even take the medication. This really affected Lia’s body and she started having more and more seizures because of it. Interpr... ... middle of paper ... ...ation could have been improved between doctors and patients in simple ways. Interpreters were used and children went to school and helped translate for family members.
She forces her family and friends away from her. Esther’s mother proves to have a negative effect on Esther’s well-being. In the beginning, Esther’s mother faces denial and refuses to acknowledge that Esther has a problem. When Esther refuses to come to Doctor Gordon’s shock treatments, Esther’s mother response is “I knew my baby wasn’t like that. Like those awful people.
I feel very bad as no one educate and counsell the patient that why she had to repeat the same test. She was thinking that her disease is cureless and doctors want to let her out. I feel sympathy for the patient and her family members as they were very innocent and uneducated. . They were belong to a very poor family and did not afford more expensive test.
Also how influential she will be to Deborah strengthening her health situation. After cutting her arms, Deborah is moved to the Disturbed Ward or “D” ward. There she finds many interesting people. She continues to open up to Dr. Fried and tells her more and more about Yri. This in turn makes the Gods of Yri upset and makes Deborah go into these spells where she become unresponsive.
Everyone gets angry when they are tired or stressed. Nurses experience this a lot because the hospitals are understaffed. Nurses need to have this skill because they can annoy their patients. If patients are not treated by the best nurses there could be a problem. Tersigni speaks for nurses, “I was always stressed when I worked, afraid to get sued for making a mistake or medical error,” says Tersigni, who was working in the heart transplant unit of a North Carolina hospital.
Kincaid was forced to drop out of school when she was 12 and help raise her brothers because he stepfather was sick and unable to work. Even though she enjoyed school and was very good in it, her mother felt she would be better served at home. At the age of 17, she was then forced to move to New York State in the U.S. to work as an au pair for a wealthy family to help support her family in Antigua. Once Kincaid was in New York, she refused to send money nor respond to letters from her mother due to the resentment she felt for her mother forcing her to leave school that she loved and then forced to leave the only home she knew and go to a foreign country. However, the move turned out to be a wonderful thing in her life because she not only was able ... ... middle of paper ... ...ects her to have the strength of her mother.
Mom, I feel terrible for the way I hated you. My ability to thrash hatred onto another person like I had with you was not at all limited by my age. Twelve years old; it is hard to believe I was capable of disowning my own mother and father at such a young age. I was astonishingly horrible, placing blame on people whose situations I could never have understood. The distance I put between you and dad was never your fault and though the daughter from your past haunts you and says it was, I ask that you try your hardest to ignore her acidic words.