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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The English Patient By Michael Ondaatje

- Hana is one of the main characters in Michael Ondaatje’s book The English Patient. Hana is a twenty year old Canadian woman who serves as a nurse in World War II. She spends most of her time alone, scared to love, scared to let someone in, because she knows that the moment she does then she is vulnerable. Leaving her to feel subjected to a life of misery because she knows that every good thing must come to an end. Hana takes her every step not caring whether she lives or dies, as if she has nothing to gain or lose....   [tags: Emotion, English-language films, World War II]

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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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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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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 English Patient By Michael Ondaatje

- “The Theme of Identity Showing the Character’s Person, Cultural and National Individuality” The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje, mainly focuses on the theme of identity. Specifically the obliteration and rebuilding of the character 's personal, cultural and national identities. The three main characters in Ondaatje 's novel, Hana, Almasy and Kip, help each other in signifying each of their individual characters. They are described by their attributes externally, most of the time but, many times they show their internal identity....   [tags: British Empire, British Raj, Michael Ondaatje]

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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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Is It A Patient?

- Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living is utilized to assess whether or not a patient is able to live alone independently or needs assistance from others. This assessment tool allows the nurse to assign one point based on how many activities, such as “bathing, toileting, dressing, transferring, continence, and feeding,” the patient can do independently, (Tabloski, 2010, p. 14). R.H. was assessed using this assessment tool. He scored a six which indicates that he is fully independent....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing care plan, Patient, Assessment]

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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]

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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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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]

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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]

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English And The English Language

- Because Ethiopia has more than eighty different languages, I was lucky enough the majority of my life to speak more than three languages: Gurage, Tigrinya and Amharic, but not English. Growing up I did not have the opportunity to learn English until fifth grade because public school did not teach English, unlike private school, which did. Private schools were only for privileged students. Until the age of eleven I did not know anything about English. During the summer of fourth grade I went to the U.S....   [tags: English language, United Kingdom, High school]

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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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An Interpreter For Patient Safety

- Mr. Guzman a none English speaking patient came into a Medical office for his post-operative exam complaining about pain around his incision. Upon looking at the dressing it was clear that the patient had not changed it since his stay at the hospital. The incision was indeed infected so severely that the patient had go back to the hospital for further treatment. Mr. Guzman had not changed his dressing thinking he was following the post-operative instructions given to him at the hospital. Unfortunately the patient did not have an interpreter available to him and the post-operative instructions were wrongfully relayed to him by a family member with limited English....   [tags: Patient, Physician, Hospital, Medical malpractice]

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Patient Satisfaction With Nursing Care

- Delivery of healthcare is getting competitive each day which forces a change in outlook for patients, who are once considered as health care recipients, are now recognized as consumers of healthcare. The purpose of the article selected was to analyze the concept of patient satisfaction with nursing care and to describe the method of analysis, the steps of the process, and results for each step and how to apply the concept to a practice situation. Nursing care plays a vital role in patient satisfaction....   [tags: Nursing, Health care, Patient, Health]

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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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Patient Scenario : A Nursing Patient

- Patient Scenario Daring my second semester I met a geriatric patient, The patient was a seventy-eight year old male. His medical diagnosis was dementia, anxiety, congestive heart failure, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This gentleman’s BPH resulted in acute urinary retention which has symptoms of inability to urinate, painful urgent need to urinate, pain or discomfort in the lower abdomen, bloating of the lower abdomen. To access for BPH one asks the patient about difficulty in starting or continuing urination, reduced force or weak stream, sensation of incomplete bladder emptying, straining to begin urination, post void dribbling or leaking (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2013, p....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Patient]

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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]

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The Doctor Patient Relationship Is An Important Connection

- The doctor patient relationship is an important connection. Doctor-patient confidentiality is based on the idea that a person should not care for medical treatment because they fear the state will share with others. There are some questions a patient 's doctor must be a secret, you can not tell a third party about the problem. Another example, if a teenager says to a doctor, "I am depressed, I have been trying to kill myself" ( "Youth confidential: a young person 's right to privacy"). Doctors are not sure of information, because the doctor is this guy right help....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Patient, Hippocratic Oath]

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Patient Advocacy : An Advocate For Patients

- Patient advocacy involves acting on behalf of patients who are unable to represent themselves, or those who do not wish to represent themselves (Kimble, 2012). When a nurse acts as an advocate for their patients they are able to empower the weak and vulnerable, releasing them from their discomfort and from unnecessary treatments (Kimble, 2012). During my clinical, there was one patient in particular who needed a patient advocate more than ever. The patient G. R., was quite ill at the time, he had no supports, no family or visitors, and was non-verbal....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Health care provider, Patient]

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The Treatment Of The Patient

- The patient is a 24 year old Caucasian female. She identifies as cisgender and as a heterosexual patient. She reports that she has never had any sexual trauma, nor has she ever been pregnant. This patient has been experiencing intense abdominal pain for more than ten years and has been seeing different medical specialists for most of that time. The patient has never received a diagnosis and states that she has often been told that the pain is either something she has invented for attention or that there is a sexual trauma she is not being honest about (Peabody, 2015)....   [tags: Patient, Physician, Hospital]

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The Nurse Patient Relationship With My Patient

- The nurse patient relationship begins to develop the moment a nurse steps into a patient’s room. Rapport is often overlooked in how it can affect the care and compliance of patients. During my experience on 5100 postpartum I have to learned how important it is to develop rapport with my patient right from the moment I meet them. Patients who do not feel a connection with their nurse are more likely not to trust them and follow their instructions or guidance (Barkley, 2015) In my particular experience with a patient I did not develop good rapport right from the beginning that resulted in her begin apprehensive to receiving an immunization....   [tags: Nursing, Patient, Nurse, Nursing skills]

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Patient Centered Care And Patient Care

- In the physical realm of patient-centered care pain, comfort, sleep, and rest are important aspects of the fourth dimension of patient-centered care. Patient-centered care is the complete focus of the medical team on providing respectful care to meet patient needs, preferences and values to guide decisions on each individual patient care. To understand the subjective view of the patient, these four aspects are at the forefront of their needs within the hospital setting to provide the best patient outcome....   [tags: Sleep, Sleep deprivation, Patient, Hospital]

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Old English And Modern English

- Have you ever wondered where the names of the different items you use daily came from. Or listened to people talk and find a particular word interesting or odd and wonder why it has become part of our English language. The English language that we speak today has developed as a result of many different influences and changes over thousands of years. The resulting changes to the English language can be split into three time periods that include, Old English or Anglo-Saxon, Middle English and Modern English which is commonly used today Old English (450-1100 AD), which is also referred to as Anglo-Saxon, is thought historically to be the earliest form of the English language....   [tags: English language, England, Old English]

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A Physician And A Patient

- Health professionals are constantly working on improvements because of ethical concerns that they face in their everyday lives. The relationship between a physician and a patient is often seen as a relationship with no errors or ethical concerns but that is not the case. There are constant adjustments that are made to ensure everyone is accounted for and treated in a humane manner. Although the health system focuses on accommodating for everyone, there are many times that adolescents suffer due to their inability to make their own decisions in a health setting....   [tags: Religion, Health care, Patient, Medicine]

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Patient Centered Care And Patient Care

- Patient Centered care is a concept where the healthcare providers stand in the patient’s position and think about how the patients want to be treated before navigating into how they themselves want to continue with the procedure. It is a strong commitment for the healthcare personnel to be able to manage and regard the patients as thinking and feeling people with the potential to develop and adjust. Thus, the healthcare team needs to be compatible, open-minded and courteous in order to provide the best care possible for the patients....   [tags: Health care provider, Patient, Illness, Physician]

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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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New Patient Coming Into Trauma Room 1a

- “New patient coming into trauma room 1A,” blared the intercom as I heard the ambulance arrive outside the ER. The head nurse ran by me and I saw her motion for me to follow her to one of the trauma rooms. The EMT and the doctor were busy with the newly arrived patient – an elderly man, who only spoke Chinese. His nose was gushing blood and his son, who accompanied him, explained the circumstances to the doctor. The doctor was hard at work, trying to stop the bleeding. Various medical terms were thrown out and the son translated in English to his father what was going to happen and what the doctor would prescribe....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Patient, Illness]

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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]

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The English And Modern English

- The English language has experienced several shifts and transformations ever since its earliest history in the medieval England to the current. English has been historically said to have evolved through three major stages that include Old English, Middle English and Modern English. Each of the three stages may be also sub-divided into early and late stages in order to give a comprehensive picture of the language’s history. English language, According to Algeo (2010), originated from the various dialects used by the Anglo-Frisian communities of the 5th to 7th century AD Britain....   [tags: English language, England]

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Official English Movements And English

- Official English movements and English only can actually be defined as the efforts that have been put in place over time by the federal and state governments, organizations, [private citizens or lobbyists in order to make English the official and only language used by the public in their daily lives or used in governmental purposes throughout the United States. These efforts have been seen to be controversial in the sense that many scholars have termed them to be serving the interests on natives of America who speak English (Macedo, 2010)....   [tags: United States, English language]

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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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English Vs. American English

- We often assume, consciously or subconsciously, that non-standard varieties of English are inferior to Standard American English (SAE). Indeed, the general public at-large views SAE as more "correct" than other dialects of English (such as Black Vernacular English). However, linguists such as Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, George Gadda, William Labov, John McWhorter, and L.M. Myers view the notion of a "standard" variety of English as illusory. They argue that the designations of language varieties as "standard" or "non-standard" are based on socioeconomics and politics, rather than logic; other dialects are, in fact, as logical as SAE....   [tags: English language, Dialect, Grammar]

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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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The Role Of Nurses Playing An Important Role Of Communication With The Patient

- Nurses playing an important role in communication with the patient. ”communication is a life long learning process for nurse.’’(P & P). Nurses are working with patients and their families from their birth to death. It is mandatory to the nurse to maintain or create a therapeutic relationship, communication throughout their caring process. For effective communication the nurse should understand their cultural belief, and values, etc. One person’s personal beliefs, traditions and values can influence their recognition of their health and wellness....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Patient]

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The English And American English

- The English language is among the most common native languages in the world. Officially used in 60 sovereign entities and widely chosen as the second language in many aspects of life such as education, business, entertainment etc. and in the Internet, English is now one of the factors that contribute to the trend “globalization”. However, the way English is used in each country is different in terms of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation or even punctuation. This essay will analyze some lexical differences between two types of Standard English which are Standard British English and Standard American English....   [tags: English language, United Kingdom, British Isles]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Should Immigrants Be Required For Learn English?

- Should Immigrants be required to Learn English. Who is an immigrant. An immigrant is a person who has a citizenship in one country but enters another country to set up as a permanent resident. Sometimes countries are suffering greatly from lack of leadership, internal strife or war, and a collapsed economy. This is the case in Somalia, as well as in Syria, Libya, and Yemen. Syrian people are moving to Europe in order to find a peaceful home. Mexican immigrants come to the US looking for jobs. The people then move to new countries where they don’t speak the national language....   [tags: English language, Commonwealth of Nations]

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Growing Up Learning And Speaking English

- Growing up learning and speaking English has been something that was difficult for me at first but then came easy, but that was not the case for my mother. She spent her whole life speaking Spanish, so when she decided to take English learning classes it was challenging. However, she had me to help her throughout her struggle. I helped her complete her homework and assignments. We would also go to the library to check out easy level reading books to have her read to me. I would correct her English when it was wrong and do all I could to boost her confidence....   [tags: Spanish language, English language]

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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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Nurse Patient Communication : An Exploration Of Patients ' Experiences

- Literature Critique This literature critique reviews Catherine McCabe’s article, Nurse-patient communication: an exploration of patients’ experiences (McCabe, 2002). She has obtained many degrees related to health care (Registered General Nurse, Bachelor of Nursing Science, Registered Nurse Teacher, and Master Level Nursing) has many years of experience and is currently teaching at Trinity Center for Health Sciences. As stated in the title, this study will review the patient’s interactions with nurses in relation to their communication....   [tags: Nursing, Patient, Health care]

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Dealing With A Non Compliant Patient

- Dealing with a non compliant patient Context and description This report will outline a personal reflection that occurred during the hospital placement in October. A 78-year-old male patient, a local GP, with a medical history of type II diabete mellitus for thirty years and severe peripheral neuropathy presented at the high-risk foot clinic for a weekly routine treatment. He wears a pair of darco boots and presented with neuroischemic ulcers on both feet. As this patient was allocated for student to treat for the day, and I obtained the patient’s permission before the treatment began....   [tags: Hospital, Patient, Physician, Clinic]

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The Doctor Patient Relationship Of China

- The Doctor-Patient Relationship of China Increasingly tense doctor-patient relationship in China is not only a serious impact on the medical service market, but also has become a social disharmonious factor. It’s inevitable that the patients need to see a doctor when they are sick and the doctor needs to cure the patients to get paid. So the doctor-patient relationship is like a common interest. In the past, the Chinese economy was not developed. There was a public health care system that medical costs of workers in the city were generally paid by the units, almost no more personal spending in the process of seeing a doctor....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Patient]

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The Discourse Community Of Patient Transport

- What is a discourse community. According to John Swales, a linguistics professor at the University of Michigan, “A discourse community has a broadly agreed set of common public goals” (220). These common goals could be that of set rules or mission statements. In Addition, “A discourse community has mechanisms of intercommunication among its members” (221). This means that these communities have their own general, yet specialized way, of communicating. He also states that, “A discourse community uses its participatory mechanisms primarily to provide information and feedback” (221)....   [tags: Patient, Communication, Employment]

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The Ethical And Patient Care Issues Were Protecting Patients

- The study conducted a survey that identified what nurses identified as “most stressful ethical and patient care issues were protecting patients’ rights; autonomy and informed consent to treatment; staffing patterns; advanced care planning; and surrogate decision-making” (Ulrich, 2010). Other issues included “confidentiality or right to privacy; and end-of-life decision-making”, with novice nurses reporting more stress compared to a wise nurse (Ulrich, 2010). Every day you are in the nursing role, there is a possibility of an ethical dilemma coming up....   [tags: Nursing, Ethics, Nurse, Patient]

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A Patient For A Doctor 's Visit

- Introduction So one is going about your business, doing your normal routine and it’s time for a doctor’s visit. You go in there, the doctor performs his regular examine and sends you home. The next phone call you get from your doctor is a tragic one. They have just diagnosed you with a disease that has a low survival rate. And so begins the medical treatments. These treatments could last weeks, months, or years, during which you will face some of the most difficult choices. Some of our family members or friends have heard these words before and unfortunately doctors can only do so much to help, and the cost of treatments are on the rise....   [tags: Hospital, Medicine, Patient, Physician]

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A Patient With Heart Failure

- Wholly compensated is when the patient cannot engage in self-care actions requiring help from the nurse. In patient with heart failure he may need a nurse to monitor him or her after a surgery in the post-anesthesia care unit. The nurse needs to see there are no complications and check the patient’s vital signs. Check that all IVs are proper and that there is no swelling or warmness in the site. Partially compensated is when the nurse and the patient perform care or other actions. In a patient with heart failure the nurse can help the patient to bathe....   [tags: Patient, Hospital, Illness, Allergy]

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Relationship Between Patient And Nurse

- This relationship can be classified at StaR. Within this relationship, patient and nurse are both able to “offer different perspectives and considerations about the illness” (Nelson, Batalden, Godfrey, & Lazar, 2011). Since the patients and nurses do not have similar training and knowledge there is a lot of knowledge to be shared between them. Talking is one of the main ways to communicate. Just as there needs to be time for a patient and their doctor to talk as previously mention, there also needs to be time for the patient and nurse to sit down and talk and listen to what is being said....   [tags: Patient, Medicine, Physician]

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Reflection On The Doctor Patient Relationship

- Reflection is an important part of development and growth for all medical professionals. It gives us a chance to assess our assumptions and make active change in our behaviour towards both our patients and our team. This essay will specifically reflect on what is important in the doctor patient relationship. In order to provide direction for this reflection I chose to watch and review Patch Adams. Patch Adams is the story of Hunter Adams; a man who, upon reaching middle age, suffers from depression and considers taking his life....   [tags: Physician, Patient, Psychiatry]

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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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Effective Communication And Patient Safety

- Interdisciplinary Communication and Patient Safety Effective communication between patient and clinician is an important aspect to patient care. Proper communication has a direct positive impact on patient care and adversely poor communication has a direct negative impact on patient care. I will define the seven principles of patient-clinician communication and how I apply these communications with my patients. I will also describe the three methods currently being used to improve interdisciplinary communication and the one method that my area of practice currently uses....   [tags: Physician, Patient, Medicine, Ethics]

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Patient Satisfaction : Nursing Station

- After each shift, nurses gather to communicate essential information regarding their assigned patients to the oncoming nurse for the next shift. The handover report is normally given at the busy nursing station. This report allows the oncoming nurse to ask questions and receive feedback regarding the patient’s care. This will provide a continuity of care among nurses who are caring for the patients. With the current process, nurses are not satisfied with the nurse-to nurse report and the amount of time it takes to give report due to the many distractions and interruptions....   [tags: Nursing, Patient, Nurse, Hospital]

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The Language Of The English

- Disparity between the spheres of spoken and written English has existed since the language’s standardization. Spelling has infamously and unreliably advised what it considers “correct” elocution, which leaves pronunciation to unwittingly fall into a relatively inferior position. The English tongue performs at the command of spelling, following the confusing structures of various lexeme permutations. This disassociation between the spelling and the pronunciation of modern words historically began during the Early Modern English period, a result of technological advances, changing national attitudes, and transformations in linguistic variation, occurrences which contributed to the general stan...   [tags: English language, Vowel, England, Modern English]

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Ethical And Patient Care Issues

- 1. The study conducted a survey that identified what nurses identified as “most stressful ethical and patient care issues were protecting patients’ rights; autonomy and informed consent to treatment; staffing patterns; advanced care planning; and surrogate decision-making” (Ulrich, 2010). Other issues included “confidentiality or right to privacy; and end-of-life decision-making”, with novice nurses reporting more stress compared to a wise nurse (Ulrich, 2010). Every day you in the nurse role there is a possibility of an ethical dilemma coming up....   [tags: Nursing, Ethics, Nurse, Patient]

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Is Spirituality A Essential Patient For The Patient 's Point Of View?

- Introduction The PICOT statement: (Population) In critical care patients, (Intervention) does a standard spirituality assessment (Comparison), compared to standard care without including a standard spirituality assessment, (Outcome) impact choices of treatment plan and outlook on condition, (Time) throughout their hospital stay. Within critical care this is a lot happening to the patient for the nurse to pay attention to. The nurse needs to assess the patient very carefully to make sure no changes have occurred and if they did, did the condition worsen or get better....   [tags: Patient, Health care provider, Health care]

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Hired As A Patient Attendant

- Hired as a patient attendant in the service excellence department following volunteering at Gundersen Medical Center. Assignments at multiple locations within the hospital and clinic allowed me to interact with both patients and their families. Interactions with patients included directing them to emergency, helping with transport to and from their appointments, direct admissions, and discharges. I acted as the intermediary between entering the facility and interactions with physicians and physician surrogates....   [tags: Patient, Physician, Hospital, Cadaver]

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Becoming A Doctor Patient Relationship

- Unlike many, I have discovered my ambition to become a doctor more gradually with my passion originating from my early teenage years sitting in a science class, slowly gaining a deeper interest in the complexities of our being. It did and still does amaze me how the human organism can be reduced to a canvas of biological molecules, however exhibits surfacing properties, such as awareness, that are so blatantly detached from the biochemical sum of its parts. My current study of science continues to magnify my wonder in life, and outside the classroom; into the medical field, I am stirred by the development and research of new and increasingly advanced treatments, medication and technology, bu...   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Doctor, Patient]

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The Importance Of A Nurse 's Patient

- The practice of nursing expands further than fixing medical problems in a patient’s life. While healing plays a large role in nursing some might say caring makes a greater impact. The act of caring is unique to nursing where “caring comes before curing” (Potter 2017). In nursing showing patient’s care is essential to their well-being. It becomes obvious when there is a lack of care and that may hinder healing. Aspects of caring in the scope of the nursing practice include but are not limited to, caring actions, patient advocacy and self-care....   [tags: Nursing, Health care provider, Patient]

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The Origins Of The English

- Language contact, the social situation and the attitudes towards English language have triggered a chain of reactions in its development. The arrival of invaders to the British Isles at different points in time that spoke several languages and dialects is a main factor. The passage through Old English (OE), Middle English (ME) and Modern English (MoE) to Present Day English (PDE) has been carried out in different levels, being some of them more affected than other depending on the period. From OE to Early MoE the language has been developed as a result of the waves of invaders, but from Late MoE it evolved from the British conquests of other territories....   [tags: English language, England]

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A Research Study On Patient Autonomy

- The difficulty that may arise when addressing the principle of beneficence, lies in determining what exactly is “good” for another person, and who can best make that decision (Aiken, 2004). When determining whether or not an action is “good”, considerations must be made about outcomes and benefits, both present and future, and personal or communal, as well as rights and costs to the patient (financial, loss, etc.) (Ivanov and Oden, 2013). Sometimes the obligation of beneficence can conflict with respecting patient preferences and patient rights (autonomy)....   [tags: Patient, Health care provider, Physician]

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The Synergy Model For Patient Care

- The synergy model for patient care was created by a panel of nurses from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) during the early 1990s (Hardin, 2013). The synergy model for patient care is a nursing model that is widely used in evidence-based research and nursing practice. This model is predominantly used in the critical care setting and was created as a framework for certified nursing practice (McEwen, 2014). Theory Classification It is categorized as a middle range theory, but according to McEwen (2014), it is considered a high middle range theory (Hardin, 2013)....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Patient, Nursing theory]

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Professional Issues : Patient Safety

- Iheme Chinwenwa Professional Issues Patient safety is vital in the practice of medicine. In medical laboratory science, we may not have direct contact with the patient, but every duty we perform can affect the outcome of the patient’s health. Patient safety involves being able to collect samples and follow the protocols for the test result. Accuracy in medicine may be a very high standard, but it is worth it when it comes to a patient’s life. A medical practitioner should always have the expectation not to incur more harm on the patient....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Health care, Patient]

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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]

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The Medical History And Patient Information

- 1. The robot is able to become active and travel around the hospital. It access clinical data apparently when it is near the patient. This brings up all the medical history and patient information. So in regards to this, that means that it obviously has to be network connected to obtain this information. As we incorporated in our week 1 course project submission, this device is connected via cloud service. That means that the patients’ information is stored somewhere and it access it remotely. This cloud storage of this sensitive information needs to be secured....   [tags: Hospital, Patient, Computer security, Encryption]

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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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Differences Between English And English Language

-   Many people around the world do not know how much other languages have influenced what has now become their modern language. For example, many people know that French has influenced both American and English culture, but not through studying the subject or learning French. Old English was a combination of both Scandinavian and Germanic languages before the Norman Conquest. During the Norman Conquest, the French from Normandy was expanding and most of England’s upper class spoke only Norman French while the peasants spoke English....   [tags: English language, French language, England]

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