Pyschological Development and Learning Positivity

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C.B. is a 82 year old white female that lives alone in San Antonio, Tx. She was born and raised in San Antonio, Tx and she is the youngest of two sisters. C.B. was raised only by her mother, because her father died when she was only 18 months old. She loved going to school and was very involved in high school. C.B. was in the pep squad, school newspaper, and was the assistant editor her senior year of high school. After graduating from high school C.B. went to school to be a certified public accountant and then worked as one for twenty years, and happy at this job. As time moved on she wanted a little more out of her job and decided to go back to school to be a RN. She worked as an RN at Methodist Children’s Hospital for an additional 20 years. I choose C.B. to interview because she was also a nurse, and I wanted to experience what other nurses have been through. When C.B. got into her adult years she met a gentleman that she almost married. They courted for a while and were engaged for a few months. During the engagement C.B. decided that they were not compatible, and stated that she “got smart.” C.B. said he was the closest person that she was going to marry or ever had that seriousness of a relationship with. She said she never really wanted any kids, because she had nieces, nephews and also worked at a children’s hospital and took care of “her” kids there. The hardest part of her adulthood was to watch her mother die 23 years ago. C.B. felt like there was nothing she could do to help or prevent her mothers death. Another rough time in C.B. adulthood was that she was in a car accident 20 years ago and had to be hospitalized for 16 days from the injuries. Her sisters were there to help her through the rough times, but sh... ... middle of paper ... ...nt to work that much harder in my career to be an influence to all my patients, families, and coworkers like she has been. I also learned that no matter how bad you think your life and stress is, there is always someone out there that has a harder life and to always look for the best and not the worst. You need to look at life as a cup half full and not half empty, and I intend on doing just that. Works Cited Cherry, K. (2013). Integrity versus despair: Stage eight of psychosocial development. Retrieved from http://psychology.about.com/od/psychosocialtheories/a/integrity-versus-despair.htm McLeod, S. (2008). Eric Erikson. Retrieved from http://www.simplypsychology.org/Erik-Erikson.html Varcarolis, E. M., Carson, V. B., & Shoemaker, N. C. (2006). Foundation of psychiatric mental health nursing: A clinical approach. (5th ed., p. 694). St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.

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