Completing the personal cultural survey I was able to identify the way I approach my life through my eyes. Since completing this survey I have seen my worldview through my lens and the way I approach people, and my way of life. Furthermore, I have identified that my numbers were very similar to one another, and that my average score was (4). Thinking upon this I was pondering why my average score was a (4) for everything. Maybe I grade myself too harshly or become too analytical with this test because I am a very detailed person.
As I walked in everyone was very kind, each person had a smile and I was helped to be directed to Victoria. This made me feel confident about observing the therapists. There were other students observing as well, we had to sit on the second floor and observe from up there. Its understandable to be seated upstairs because the therapy for each patient is very delicate and it would have been
My first clinical placement this semester in the long-term care facility, has been insightful and will forever be an experience that will contribute to my future practice in nursing. Working under the supervision of my mentor, I was assigned to care for a seventy-five-year-old lady, Ms. Hart (a pseudonym used for privacy for privacy purposes) who has unspecified dementia and rheumatoid arthritis. I was requested to give Ms. Hart a total bed bath, and to get her out and ready for breakfast. My mentor had notified me that my resident had some type of depressive condition, and that I shouldn’t be alarmed. As I walk in the room, keeping Peplau’s phases in my in establishing a therapeutic relationship, I introduced myself to Ms. Hart and asked her for her name but she didn’t respond to my question, she just blankly stared into my eyes. As I provided privacy and explained that I was going to be her care provider for today and I realize she still wasn’t responding just staring at me. Then I assumed that maybe she was nonverbal and documented that my resident was alert but not oriented. So I decided that I’ll focus on using words and body language to fully engage with Ms. Hart. I was pretty
The cultural immersion experience that I chose to do was attend a Baptist Church in East Side Austin called Greater Mount Zion. I selected this event because one of my fellow colleagues attends this church. When I was growing up, I was only exposed to the Catholic religion. I thought it would be a great experience to expose myself to a different church where the majority of the individuals are from a different ethnic group. My preconceived expectations were that everyone was going to be dressed up and people were going to be screaming and shouting at church. I thought that people were going to look at me differently because only a certain type of ethnic group pertained to the church. I also had the conception that people were not going to accept me into their church or they were going to be looking at me differently. I believe that I felt this way based on what I have heard and the experiences I have encountered. Since I have been attending a Catholic church all my life, I knew that it was going to be completely different from what I am accustomed to.
I have chosen to do my cultural immersion project on adults with disabilities. I was able to visit with two different women with different types of disabilities Darlene and Rhonda. Darlene is around 60 years old with a developmental delay that had her mental age around 6 years old. Rhonda is around 50 years old with psycho-affective disorder with features of Schizophrenia, Manic Depression, and Bipolar disorder. One I thing I found interesting was how they were able live in the same household with very different personalities. Darlene is very much like a typical 6 year old talkative, hyperactive, and always on the go while Rhonda is more reserved, does not like to do any activities, and enjoys being a couch potato (her words). I assume that they would bicker like anyone would living in a bigger family in tighter corners ,
the purpose of this paper is to describe the author’s second encounter with cultural immersion within the community of older homeless individuals. This reflection paper outlines what occurred, the experience, challenges faced, and emotions and thoughts of what transpired. As this project coming to an end, the student expresses a deep level of understanding of the population presented.
The life experience during the kid’s time is one of most important time in the life. I have learned this by the hard way. When people looking for how should their kids to learn, I think people should pay more attention to what are their kids learning. Times are changing, the old thought of teaching might not fit in today anymore. I am always hoping one day today’s student could teach kids， because today’s student knows more about what kids like, what should kids know at this time of the day. SEU’s CCU class’s Cultural Engagement Assignment have given me a chance to see my childhood dream in life. I have decided to go one of the activity on Saturday. I have gone three times, first time I want is because I have to; the second time I want is because I like it and I want to do something I can to help the kids, also I want to know about the kids grow up in the family that not so good. Before I want the activity, my understanding of “Cultural Engagement,” is the connection between the people and the cultural, but after I want the activity, my understanding of “Cultural Engagement” has changed, it became what kind of culture for the kids have been growing up have affected to their dream and behavior. I will never forget a point that so many pastors have mentioned - Christians should never need to tell others that they are Christian but people should able to tell that we are Christian. As being Christian, we need to show the love to others and share the God’s words and
Skeptical yet freezing we headed over. It was a family of 6, the mother told us she was a stay at home mom, the dad, a fireman and then their 3 children. I was confused because i only saw 2 boys standing by the fire. But kept to myself. An hour or so had past and i heard the mother say “Time for Katies shots”. She went into their tent and brought their third child out. The father continued talking to us as the mom took the toddler and started injecting around 15 shots into her like it was a average thing. I couldn't help but wonder and stare what could be wrong with this little girl. Then the mom started explaining to me that she has a several severe endocrine diseases that affect almost everything in her body. Her adrenal, pituitary and thyroid cannot function on their own without the help of hormone injection, almost 50 a day. I didn't fully understand the issues until she started explaining the body's endocrine system is responsible for nearly everything we do. Then she began telling us how they have almost lost her 4 times because no one knows how to help and her body is slowly not responding to the injected hormones. I didn't tell you this story for no
Arriving at a foreign country at the age of eleven years old was and exiting and yet intimidating experience. High buildings, wide roads, newer and nicer cars on the streets were some of the first things I noticed when I arrived to the city of Los Angeles CA. Living in a country where you were not born in could be difficult some times. Although Spanish is spoken at a grand scale in CA, it was difficult to communicate with and understand the teachers from my classes at the elementary level since all they spoke was English. Los Angeles is a city of great diversity, therefore it is believed to be the perfect place for any person arriving from another country to not feel like a foreign, such believe
When reading the list on what place I should do my cultural experience paper on, I came around Olvera Street, in Los Angeles. Living here in California, I have never visited Olvera Street or as other people like to call it, “Placita Olvera.” Placita Olvera is a beautiful place that aroused about 140 years ago. It is a place full of culture that I believe to be simply amazing. Culture by definition means, the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group. Upon visiting this place, one learns so much about the Mexican culture portrayed throughout the streets. Olvera Street is a place in which one can enjoy almost every
This was the second time coming back to the nursing home visit. I was excited that I get to chat with the resident again. My resident was eating breakfast when I walked into the room and she had no idea that I was coming back that day. I got very anxious because she might not want to be bothered, but I was wrong. She was very welcoming and happy that I came back to visit. We had long conversations about her life and new things that came up since the last time we met. I also did an assessment on my resident this time around since I was not able to during our last visit. I explained the whole process to her while doing the assessment and make sure she knows everything that I am doing. Compared to the first visit, I was much more comfortable.
I was not sure what to expect coming into this particular meeting because every family is different and you never know how they are going to react about having an intern present. I also felt that I wish I had been given more time to look over the documents and the clients file before having to review them with the parents. I enjoyed that the client’s mother and father came prepared with questions and information to provide us with. I also enjoyed how eager they were to get the meeting going as well as the services
Reflection and knowledge of one’s cultural heritage allows for a counselor to embark on a path of self-awareness This awareness can lead to understand the worldviews others that are similar and different from you. Understanding one’s worldview holds the potential of being an effective culturally competent counselor. In this cultural autobiographic essay, there will be an exploration of my cultural heritage and its impact on my own beliefs regarding counseling practices. There will also be an exploration of a counseling strategy in order to address any barriers toward developing the awareness, knowledge, and skills to be an effective culturally competent mental health counselor.
I also was given the opportunity to sit and listen to the psychiatrist interview a new admitted patient. I
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