This is a poem by Rev. Luther F. Beecher (1903):
Gone from my Sight
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone.
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast,
hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me — not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,”
there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices
ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”
And that is dying…
When we encounter the death of a loved one, it’s hard to understand and realized that the person is gone. According to Elizabeth Kubler Ross, individuals enter different stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance (Sanford, 1990, p. 17). Along the journey, we often lose our self and own identity as we grieve. We experience different feelings and emotions where we attempt to cope with the tragedy, but often we lose ourselves in the process. Eventually, losing contact with the world, and our basic activity of daily living become diminished.
I felt as if the writer of the poem, Gone from my Sight, elucidated death in an exact and precise manner. Especially the aftereffects of death on individuals left behind. Simply revealing the fear of losing someone, and not completely comprehending mortality. However, once acceptance is att...
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...care. This reveals how nursing can overpower the client in a nurse-client relationship. I need to understand that my role, values, and knowledge may contribute to the power struggles in the nurse-client relationship, and I need to utilize the standard practice and theoretical frameworks to prevent ethical inequalities and promote patient honor and dignity (CRNBC, 2016).
Double-Entry Journal allows for academic students to apply previous and current learning from course content through an aesthetic or efferent stance. Therefore, promoting further critical thinking and knowledge based off of literature, course discussions, and resonating stories and information. Communication between healthcare professionals and clients, self-individualization, dualism, and ways of knowing are the core concepts that I expanded on in regards to my past and present knowledge.
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