It was I quickly recognized I wanted to practice medicine as part of a team and under supervision. However, I still desired sufficient independence with extensive and in-depth training. With this in mind, I began forming opinions about the various careers in healthcare until I came across the PA profession. By shadowing Araya, a PA, at a clinic, I observed how she provided sensitive and comprehensive care to the patients. She took time to explain to the patients their diagnoses in a warm, personable,and comforting attitude, which were all personality traits that I possess. I was extremely pleased of the lengths the PA went to in order to make the patient feel included and taken care of. Prior to this experience, I knew I wanted to construct strong relationships with my future patients and understand and treat patients as a whole. Not only was this palpable within the care Araya provided to her patients, but I now have the opportunity to build relationships with patients as a healthcare volunteer at Jamati Clinic by listening attentively to their main concerns as well as their outlook on their
The clinical problem I am most interested in addressing during the course of my program is the effective application of therapeutic treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the military population. When you look at this issue from a military perspective, it becomes clear that our understanding and treatment of the issue is still in its infancy.
A therapeutic relationship is a key component in the nursing profession. Without therapeutic relationships, the best possible care can never be provided. The foundation in which trust is built upon is created from the nurse’s ability to truly listen and respond appropriately. Listening creates the base in developing a strong, trusting relationship. Sometimes it is simply hearing what a patient says that makes all the difference, empowering them to open up and become more comfortable with the nurse (Hawkins-Walsh, 2000).
Therapeutic use of self involves using one’s personality, body language, active listening that is used to create and maintain a therapeutic relationship with others (Lowe et al., 2007). Establishing trust is also an important aspect of therapeutic use of self, to address the needs and goals of the client, which helps our scope of practice to remain client-centered. Using therapeutic use of self is beneficial for occupational therapists (OT), as it facilitates interaction with the client. It also encourages and allows the therapist to obtain necessary information, and to alleviate fear or anxiety that may take place during treatment session. During Level I Fieldwork at a SNF, I was able to apply these principles during a treatment session for a client diagnosed with dementia that was agitated and non-compliant with the activity. To divert her attention to the activity, and to get her to understand that I was
The person I interviewed is Raegan. Raegan is a patient advocate in a nursing home. Raegan received her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology at Western Michigan University. She received a Graduate Certificate in patient advocacy from the University of Toledo. Raegan has been a patient advocate for 5 years. She became a patient advocate because she likes helping patients with their direct care needs, and enjoys helping patients navigate through the complex health care system. As a patient advocate, she helps patients in numerous ways. Raegan ensures that patients see the correct doctors, coordinates care between doctors, ensures the patient has access to all available treatment options, and that the treatment plans are being followed. She also educates the family on how to
Ability to show empathy and understanding for the patients – By working alongside residents from a variety of backgrounds I was able to see from other’s perspective and showed strong empathy for any personal or cultural concerns associated with their care. This skill will allow me to form better and stronger interpersonal relationships with patients and allied health team during training.
Nursing theorist, Hildegard Peplau knew that in order to care for patients, the nurse must establish a strong relationship with the patient. This is an essential element in being able to provide adequate planning, diagnosing, and successfully treating patients. Personally, my desire to learn more about Peplau’s theory is because
I assist him with his daily activities and needs. Applying basic practical nursing skills as a CNA has allowed me to become more comfortable with patient care. While working in the nursing field, I have realized how tenacious one needs to be. You must give yourself mentally, physically, and spiritually to meet the needs of your
Applying my expert knowledge and skills, during clinical and after earning my license, I will work with an assortment of ages, deficiencies, miscellaneous and multiethnic people. I will go all-out to work with different therapists to acquire new perspectives, in a variation of circumstances and environments. My efforts will develop my competence of self-reflection, by providing day-to-day experiences to catalyze development, life-enhancing engagements, and trained socialization. I will achieve my aspiration to positively help individuals, gain or reinstate freedom, accrediting to a more filling quality of life. After getting my license, a continuous goal I have, is to enlarge and grow, all through a lifetime of practice, by attending numerous workshops. When significantly knowledgeable and well established, I will focus on unmet job-related and educational needs in societies that lack easily reachable services. Goals I have will determinedly be adapted and augmented, as I continue to realize my fortes, desires, and distinct aptitudes in my distinctive career path. Outlining future goals, they will revolve around permanent socialization and information, in Occupational
Throughout this semester I have learned a lot about the importance of effective interprofessional care. I have observed two different sites that have provided a new insight into how provider care and interprofessional team care impacts the patients. The first site I attended was SLU head and neck oncology department.
Focusing on communication skills, this assignment will reflect on how I began to build a therapeutic relationship with my chosen service user. My clinical placement area centres on adults living with physical disabilities, with the establishment providing both residential and nursing care. Due to the type of facility, the individuals
Patch Adam who is also known as Hunter in the movie is a gentleman in his older age. Even though with a gift of knowledge and intelligence, he found himself inside a psychological center where he discovers himself and his passion to help others. With this realization Adam
When I started working with Dontae I tried to be open minded and not interact with him with theories floating around in my mind. I was taught in my undergraduate career that conversations with your clients should feel natural and because I was nervous to showcase my abilities at a
Therapeutic Communication has a huge impact on patients, whether, we, as nurses, see it or not. It is very important for a nurse to gain a patient’s trust. Many patients are already filled with sadness, nervousness and unsure thoughts of their current situation. Such thoughts may make a person scared
Abstract Within nursing, there is a very delicate balance between a nurse and her patient that must be maintained if the patient is to receive the care that he or she is entitled to receive. The patient must feel comfortable trusting his nurse to hear his needs and respond to them appropriately and in order for this to be the case, the nurse must first provide therapeutic communication effective enough to elicit such a response in her patient. There are both verbal and non-verbal components within the nurse-patient relationship. These components greatly influence how a nurse and patient will relate to each other and, ultimately, greatly influence the care that the patient receives.