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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

- ... Marcela Parra says “Hana also deals with the absence of her father’s presence and attempts to replace him with other men” (66). She thinks that by having relations with others, she can relieve herself from the stress and the pain that she is feeling. That even if it is just for a second, she can find a way to cope with the problems she finds are hard to deal with. Not only does she have grief for her father but she grieves her unborn baby too. Hana replies “I lost the child. I mean I had to lose it....   [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

- ... As referred to as “She” (Ondaate 1-23) throughout the beginning as shows her unwavering endeavour to not be seen and not to be noticed in the Italian Village that she is residing in as a nurse with correlation with the Canadian Military. The lack of her own external identity is shown again as he refuses to look to the mirror to view her while cutting her hair as it shows that she is no longer conjured with the objects that would be considered to be the primary necessity for many if not all women around the world ,as looking good is a priority for women, not a leisure....   [tags: British Empire, British Raj, Michael Ondaatje]

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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 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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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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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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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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An Interpreter For Patient Safety

- ... This is especially true since people’s lives are at stake. If a physician does not receive the vital patient information that is needed to diagnose the patient, the physician will not be able to administer the testing needed to treat the patient. These miscommunications put the patient at risk for further damage to their life and body. Patient who are not able to communicate in English also run the risk of being treated with Medications that they may be allergic too. “Research has found that Medication dosing errors are twice as likely with either no interpreter or with an amateur translator” (Latner, 2012)....   [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

- ... I did know that there was a risk of urinary tract infections. I was too new to realize that there could be an opposing view-point on something as simple as changing the catheter. When not to use evidence based practice I can find a few reasons not to use evidence based practice even if it is in the patients best interest. First if the patients values do not agree with the best practice medical treatment plan. Forcing a treatment plan on the patient would violate the patients’ right to Autonomy (Cherry & Jacob, 2008, 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

- ... was sent back to RUH and multiple tumors were found in a CT scan. For G. R. advocacy was the most important factor in his care, and the support of the staff at Rosthern Hospital likely saved his life. Patient Advocacy Patient advocacy includes regular communication between patients and nurses (Greenwood, n.d.). Patient education and emotional support help people make sense of what is happening and can promote healing (Greenwood, n.d.). For G.R. communication was key, as he seemed to have a lack of understanding of what was happening to him, and was also non-verbal....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Health care provider, Patient]

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A Physician And A Patient

- ... When it comes to religion and medicine things can get really difficult. Some adolescents are taught by religious parents that healing is done by Christ not by concurrent medication or treatments. An example would be that Jehovah witness do not allow blood transfusions (Antommaria &Weise, 2013). Religious parents’ refusal of treatment has led many adolescents to death. Benjamin Lerner, a Philadelphia judge expressed, “you’ve killed two of your children…not God, not your church, not religious devotion — you” (Docktorman, 2014)....   [tags: Religion, Health care, Patient, Medicine]

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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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Old English And Modern English

- ... Christian missionaries introduced the Germanic tribes to a much more rounded Roman alphabet, common to that we have today, which was easier to write with and read. Therefore, the Anglo-Saxons quickly adopted this new Roman alphabet. Old English literature developed rather quickly around the 6th and 8th Century. Many beautiful poems and text survive from this period in history, including the best known epic long poem “Beowulf” which may have been written in about the 8th century. With its three thousand one hundred and eighty two lines of work Beowulf shows that Old English was a fully developed language at this time....   [tags: English language, England, Old English]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 English And American English

- ... Apparently, the most noticeable difference between British and American English lies in the word choice. The British people and the American People tend to use different words for several similar concepts. This happens in many groups of vocabulary in English. For example, the British can say ‘I watch the telly whilst lying on the settee’ but Americans only use ‘I watch TV while lying on the sofa’. In Britain, whilst is another word for while, telly or box can be used to call television and also couch/ settee to call sofa but Americans only use TV/ television, while, sofa....   [tags: English language, United Kingdom, British Isles]

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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

- ... He even appears to be ignoring what his patient is trying to tell him. I felt thoroughly appalled while watching this scene. I cannot imagine how it must feel to have someone who is supposed to be treating you completely ignore you. However, I do relate on some level as I have past experience with doctors who I felt did not express sympathy. This experience with the psychiatrist also makes me question the control that these patients are able to have over their own life. As mentally ill people they are subject to the approval of this man, who does not listen to them, before they can do certain things or be released....   [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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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?

- ... There are translators in the hospital, but not enough to demand. One possible critical need for English is in the case of an emergency, such as a house fire or car accident. The resident (or motorist) must be able to summon help from agencies whose operators only speak English. If they can’t make themselves understood by the operator, the operator may not understand the kind of help they need. They even need to understand the native speakers who come to help them. In addition, they should learn the English language, because if they come across a robber, they would know how to inform the police and to get help as soon as possible....   [tags: English language, Commonwealth of Nations]

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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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The Synergy Model For Patient Care

- ... A revision resulted in eight patient characteristics and eight nurse characteristics (Hardin, 2013). Theory Components According to AACN (n.d.), “the core concept of the reconceptualized model of certified practice — the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care — is that the needs or characteristics of patients and families influence and drive the characteristics or competencies of nurses” (Basic Information section, para. 1). Assumptions The synergy model is based on five assumptions: 1) Patients are biological, spiritual, and social entities who present at a precise developmental stage....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Patient, Nursing theory]

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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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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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Professional Issues : Patient Safety

- ... A safe practice in the laboratory also affects the nursing care of a patient and the reputation of the medical practitioners involved in the care of the patient. Additionally, timing is another safe laboratory practice that impacts another medical practitioner. Catherine .N. Otto (patient safety and medical laboratory science) discouraged delay in laboratory testing and emphasized on how it affects health care quality (Otto, 2011, pp. 3-4). A medical laboratory scientist must understand that time is critical in medicine....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Health care, Patient]

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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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The Language Of The English

- ... Caxton printed numerous documents which covered a wide variety of topics, eventually publishing over one hundred texts (Bragg 97). Yet his work “had no coherent spelling policy” (Crystal, The Stories of English), indicating that while printing allowed quick, similarly produced material to diffuse amongst the general public, English spelling remained ramshackle and inconsistent. For Caxton and his contemporaries, spelling was a tool that could be manipulated in order to achieve a specific purpose (Crystal, The Stories of English), ensuring an extensive amount of printed variation, as spelling was dictated by regional pronunciation or writer preference....   [tags: English language, Vowel, England, Modern English]

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Patient Visit Summary Report

- Confidentiality Disclaimer - This essay uses patient initials only. No identifying features are included within this essay. Patient: BA Patient’s age: 63 years old 1. Medical conditions (active) : After taking the patient’s medical history, I found out that the patient experiences several active medical conditions. She was diagnosed having rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type II, sleep problem, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. She got rheumatoid arthritis when she was 49 years old, and has been having this for 14 years....   [tags: Patient Interview Report]

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Patient Falls and Medication Errors

- Issue/Problem of Interest Falls are the second most common adverse event within health care institutions following medication errors, and an estimated 30% of hospital-based falls result in serious injury. The severity of this problem led the Joint Commission to make reducing the risk of patient injuries from falls a national patient safety goal for hospitals in 2009 (AHRQ, 2006). Falls are a leading cause of hospital-acquired injury and frequently prolong and complicate hospital stays and result in poor quality of life, increased costs, and unanticipated admissions to long-term care facilities....   [tags: Health Care, Patient's Care and Treatment]

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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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Care Of The Patient Context Of Family

- ... Since the familial unit has such an impact on the individuals health and well being(dash between well and being) it is important that each family member is considered in each others (other’s)care. This would help ensure that the entire system of the family is striving to achieve maximum health and wellness. Viewing the patient in the context of family is important to nursing and medical personnel as well. When parents are actively engaged in their child 's care it increases their confidence and knowledge(,) which allows them to share the workload with hospital staff (Maria & Dasgupta, 2016)....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Patient]

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A New Patient Bill Of Rights

- Studies have shown that non-compliance causes 125,000 deaths annually in the US, leads to 10 to 25 percent of hospital and nursing home admissions, and is becoming an international epidemic (Smith, 1989). The healthcare field is very familiar with attempting to deliver ethically and medically appropriate care to patients who are either actively or passively interfering with or refusing to cooperate with their treatments or plans of care (NET, 2001). By dealing with these patients healthcare professionals are having to deal with high demands of services and the patients will only seek services on their own terms....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Patient]

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Differences Between English And English Language

- ... Before the Norman Conquest, England spoke in Old English which is composed of the Germanic and Scandinavian languages. There was a very drastic change between Old English and Middle English mainly in the area of vocabulary. Due to the location of France and England they have always had to communicate with each other and this always caused little bits and pieces of the French and English languages to exchange between the two. English is one of the few that has always been open to adopting new words, structures, or phrases from other languages....   [tags: English language, French language, England]

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Treatment Of A Patient With Mrsa

- ... She saw that it was more effective when a nurse was hands on with a patient. Also she addressed that when observing her preceptor, that particular nurse expressed a need for eye contact. It is a sign of engagement and respect. She makes it a practice to be engaged fully in a conversation with patients and families alike when there are concerns. Policy and procedure at the facility both instruct the use of personal protective equipment as well as good hand washing technique. The policy is to wear both gown and gloves with any patient care, from answering a call light to all activities of daily living....   [tags: Patient, Health care provider, Health care]

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English As A Modern Standard Of Perfect English

- ... Otherwise, it is unnatural due to some artificial standard set by the promoter of the modification and therefore a negative change. There are numerous instances of these cases in the history of the English language, some of them positive, such as changing the second person singular form of to have, from hast, which has a particularly harsh pronunciation, to have or slowly moving away from angry with towards angry at and others negative, such as artificially restricting the prepositions that can follow different....   [tags: English language, Linguistics, Second language]

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Caring For A Patient With Pain

- There are four specific concepts that need to be addressed while caring for a patient with pain. Beneficence can be defined as preventing harm, guarding the rights of the patients by doing what is best for the patient (Bernhofer, 2011, p. 2). Most of the health care professionals entered into this profession because they want to do ‘good’ for the patient .Uncontrolled pain can lead to complications and potentiates the onset of chronic pain. Nurses need to make assessment and recognition of pain as their priority “to do good and prevent harm” to the patients....   [tags: Pain, Nursing, Patient, Health care provider]

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Nursing Is A Field For Patient Care For Patients And Improving Outcomes

- Nursing is a field that has several diverse options. These options include, bedside nursing, administration, education, case management, forensics, and numerous other possibilities. A new field of nursing has emerged, nursing informatics. Nursing informatics (NI) is defined by the American Nurses Association (2008) as a specialty that “integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice.” Simply defined, nurses are using the combination of technology and nursing knowledge to care for patients and improving outcomes....   [tags: Nursing, Patient, Electronic medical record, Nurse]

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Patient Falls Is A Serious Problem

- ... Experiencing this particular patient’s fall incident motivated me to choose increased falls and injuries risk as my Quality Improvement project to investigate more about patient’s falls and injuries intervention in this unit. To help with my Quality Improvement project, I used the root cause analysis “fishbone diagram” which outlines all the possible causes by different categories that led to the high falls and injuries risk. The fishbone diagram will help direct my research and develop a plan to prevent and minimize patients’ falls and injuries in the Comprehensive Transplant Unit....   [tags: Patient, Hospital, Health care provider, Nurse]

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The And The English Language

- ... The anti-British sentiment was so strong in the new United States that a few tea party patriots wanted to get rid of English altogether.” Exhibiting that the English Language and the decision to invigorate it or debilitate it was so momentous that it caused bilateral unrest between two distinguished nations. So what is Literacy. Is it a matter of comprehending a particular language, like English. Or is it more than that. Barron puts out a subliminal or quite literal message in between his words and sentences; that Literacy is a matter of not only one’s ability to read and write but one’s ability to apply their literacy skills to everyday life, but is certainly not a matter of monolingual...   [tags: English language, United Kingdom, Dialect]

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Patient Perception Of The Hospital

- In recent years there has been a marked change in the inpatient hospital experience. Many of these changes are related to funding and payment. Insurance companies no longer reimburse hospitals for providing services, but have begun to provide payment based on hospital performance measures (Knudson, 2013, C8). Adverse events that occur during a patient’s stay now leads to financial loss. Hospitals have to absorb the additional treatment cost of “never events” such as injuries from falls, infections from urinary catheters, and pressure ulcers that are acquired during a patient’s admission (Agency for Healthcare Administration, 2012)....   [tags: Patient, Hospital, Health care provider, Nurse]

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Patient After Hospitalized : A Serious Problem

- Patient fall during hospitalized is a serious problem. Patient injury related to the patient fall is the first line of the safety issue and compromised patient 's satisfaction and patient-centered care. Also injury result of the prolong patient hospital stay, rehabilitation, and health care cost. In some case, injury cause of patient loss of independence or even death. Health care institutions work hard to seek innovative approaches to promote patient’s safety prevent patient fall and improve patient satisfaction scores....   [tags: Health care, Nursing, Patient]

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Caring For Critically Ill Patient

- In this phase of care, quality improvement is a very crucial activity for most interdisciplinary team members caring for critically ill patient or individuals. Team members include the healthcare providers, nurses, nurse’s assistant or PCAs, social workers, pharmacist, registered dietitian, respiratory therapist, physical or occupation therapist, hospital chaplain and the family. Healthcare providers are majorly responsible for the care of critically ill individuals whereby they have intensively received specialized training, skills and experiences to care for critically ill patients....   [tags: Patient, Health care, Health care provider]

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Evaluation Of A Patient With Anemia And Metastasized Cancer

- Being vulnerable is an experience every human being encounters in his or her lifespan. According to Sellman (2005), all individuals are vulnerable and exposed to numerous risks like activities of daily living (ADLs) without the feasibility of being harmed ever disappearing (p. 3). Sellman (2005) suggests the importance of labelling patients as “more-than-ordinarily vulnerable” as they require the assistance of health care professionals to maintain their normal everyday function and for protection (p....   [tags: Nursing, Patient, Nurse, Risk]

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The Controversy Facing Patient Safety in the U.S.

- Fierce healthcare reported sometime in June of 2012 that hospitals across the country had received safety report cards from one Leapfrog group. They reported that most facilities got a C or below in the rankings. The report also showed that the biggest hospitals such as the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan barely got a passing grade. The report cards were meant to inform patients and also to motivate improvements in patient safety, they were faced with a lot of criticism and controversy especially from hospitals that did not pass....   [tags: hospitals, healthcare, patient safety]

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Environment Is A Big Factor On Patient Care

- ... To gain patient contact experience, I currently work at the Hartford Hospital as a volunteer in the bed safety program. Over the course of my work, I have been extremely observant of the nurse interactions with patients. The attitude that each staff member portrays does have an impact on the patient no matter how large or small. If every nurse showed that they really cared for their patient and loved the job, the safety concern factor for the patient would go down. The more comfortable and personal the bond is between the patient and the nurse, could relieve stress of the patient so they aren’t as scared to go to the hospital....   [tags: Patient, Hospital, Physician]

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Patient Safety And Quality Of Hospital

- Whether you are coming in to sit and wait for someone or you are the one who is having a procedure done safety and quality in any department of health is very important. Patient safety and quality of hospital care can affect hospital ratings. A hospital is an institution that provides medical services for a community. Hospitals can be looked at from many different aspects. The main ones are length of stay, kinds of service, and the type of ownership. Short-term hospitals make up most hospitals. The patients in these hospitals stay only less than a month....   [tags: Health care, Public health, Health, Patient]

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The Patient Centered Medical Home

- As our health care system continues to evolve and become more focused on a preventive and coordinated approach to patient care, we too must progress and create programs that follow such principles. The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model follows similar ideologies and recently has gained increasing support. The patient’s primary care physician, who will provide preventive and continuing care for the patient, directs this medical model. The PCMH model of care is comprised of a health care team working together to serve their patient and provide quality care.1 The model works to empower the patient by promoting communication with not only the physician but with the nursing staff, specia...   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Patient]

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Nurse to Patient Ratios: An Alternative Approach

- In the health care industry, nurse to patient ratios is often a controversial issue. Registered nurses know and continue to reiterate the importance of safe staffing levels in health care facilities. Reductions in nursing budgets, coupled with the expanding nursing shortage, has resulted in a reduction of available nursing staff. As a result, the employed nursing staff are forced to work longer hours with more acutely ill patients. Consequently, patient care is compromised and ultimately perpetuates the nursing shortage because of this negative work environment....   [tags: patient mortality, care, staffing]

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