2744 Malcolm St.
February 9, 2017
1501 Kings Hwy.
Shreveport, LA 71103
Dear Ms. Reed:
Enclosed please find a copy of my résumé, along with my application to the University Health Psychiatric Unit. I am writing this application to express my interest for the position of Psychiatric Nurse advertised on the University Health website. I believe that I will be a great asset to the Psychiatric Unit because of the extensive clinical and patient care experience I have acquired over the years.
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Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder that affects a person’s thinking, language, emotions, social behavior and perception (Herzog & Varcarolis, 2014). The diagnosis involves identifying a range of signs and symptoms that leads to impaired occupational or social functioning (American Psychiatry Association [APA], 2014).
For ten years my parents sheltered me from the truth about my Grandfather’s suicide. The day he died is a blur, but I remember our afternoons together in his garden reading books he brought home from the library he worked at, and evenings eating Chinese food and watching ice skating—two of his favorite things. Finding out he committed suicide left me with myriad questions. As I matured my desire for understanding intensified. Drawn to human behavior and the mechanisms that affect it, I applied to the University of California at Berkeley as a Psychology major. In the summer prior to beginning my studies Anthony killed himself.
Nursing practice has revolutionized itself throughout the years. Today we realize the causes of current illnesses as complex and multifaceted (source). In past models, for instance the medical model, the approach was straightforward and neglected the patients active involvement in their care; the patient was viewed as the passive recipient and the doctor, an active agent that “fixed” their patients. ( source). New developed models since then, such as the biopsychosocial model, show us that care focuses on many factors. The model demonstrates understanding of how suffering, disease, and illness can be associated by many factors seen at the different levels in society and the medical sciences (source). Caring for each component is
These potential psychosocial issues relevant to Jenny, create different nursing care interventions also relevant to Jenny. Education and emotional support for the patient and family is a necessary role for nurses to paediatric patients with cancer and chronic illnesses (Kieran, Meyler & Guerin 2010, p.16). It is important that nurses involve the appropriate health professional through referrals for social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and more (Kieran, Meyler & Guerin 2010, p.16). When caring for Jenny, nurses and health professionals need to consider that the legal age for consent to medical treatment is sixteen (reference) and Jenny is nine. Therefore, her parents need to be involved and addressed in every decision throughout Jenny’s care. Family centered care is the dominant type of nursing care for children with cancer as it
This significance assumed a depth of meaning to me as over the course of the subsequent dozen years that I have served as a Registered Nurse having the opportunity to work on medical-surgical and behavioral health units. My interest in becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner was embedded in those days that I observed two tormented
In response to the advertisement on hired.durhamcollege.ca, please find attached my resume for the full time position of Personal Support Worker available at Fairview Lodge. As a soon to be Durham College graduate, I am seeking a position to utilize the skills I have learned from placement and from my very current schooling. I chose the Personal Support Worker program to not only work as a caring support worker, but also to start the process of being a Practical Nursing student.
Thank you for the opportunity to apply to work as a research assistant at The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Please accept this humble letter and accompanying application as an indication of my interest in applying to work as a research assistance-Psychiatry.
I am contacting you in regard to the full-time Psychiatric Nurse position you posted on careerbuilder.com. As a Psych Nurse with over thirteen years of experience in the behavioral health field, I am confident that I am the right person for the position. I pride myself on delivering compassionate and knowledgeable care to individuals with various mental health issues, and would be flattered at the opportunity to continue my career with a company such as yours.
I am applying to the Walden M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. I plan to practice as a licensed professional in counseling and Higher Education. I have always wanted to be a Clinical Mental Health Psychologist, working with individuals to help improve their mental and emotional health is something that I am committed to. Starting this program now is the best time because the information that I learned from my undergrad career would help me to be more successful in my grad career by learning more but at an advanced level. Once I receive my degree I plan to go back to school to get my doctorate degree in psychology, and utilize the skills that I have learned to open my own private practice that helps individuals who suffer with mental and emotional disabilities, within my practice I plan to let each individual patient talk about their issues and come up with a strategic plan for treatment. The personal qualities that I possess are having self-confidence and the ability to work and collaborate with others having the ability to be receptive to feedback while maintaining a positive attitude.
I chose to write a legislature letter to the Senator Tammy Baldwin, who is representing Wisconsin in the house of senate. The topic I wanted to address in this legislative letter was the issue related to the public health nurses’ wages and their mileage reimbursement. The Explore Health Careers (2016) mentioned that the public health nurses are employed by the government agencies, nonprofit groups, community health centers, and other health organization with a goal to improve the health not just at the individual level, but also at the community level. There is a great demands of public health nurses, especially in medically underserved and low-income communities. This reflective paper will explore the significance of the issue, process of selecting stakeholders, steps after submitting the letter, and the advanced practice nurse (APN) as advocators.
During my work placement I noticed that nurses work in a variety of services and are in an ideal position to promote patients’ mental health and wellbeing by helping and empowering them to realise their abilities rather than focusing on their disability or illness (Ruddick,2013).
In this case study, one day of care for a 28 year old, male patient on a low secure psychiatric unit will be examined and discussed. The main focus will be on implementation and evaluation of the nursing process. These areas will be covered under; physiological, psycho-sociological and pharmacological aspects of the patient’s care. Although, the case study is discussed using third person expression, the care discussed is what was implemented and evaluated by myself, a second year student nurse, under supervision from a qualified member of staff.
This portfolio entry requires an assessment and care plan to be presented incorporating the nursing process based on a client that I assisted in the care of during my clinical placement.
There are hundreds of different careers in the medical field ranging from neurosurgeons to nurse practitioners. Psychiatry deals specifically with the diagnosis and treatment of mental, behavioral, and emotional ailments. The main purpose of a psychiatrist is to help people coop with issues and stress in their environment that make it difficult to lead a normal and healthy lifestyle. These issues may arise from abuse, addiction, mental disability, disease, or physical injury. It is the psychiatrist’s job to ensure the patient can maintain a healthy attitude and continue to provide for themselves. A Psychiatrist may choose to specialize in many sub classes of mental health including children and adolescents, geriatric psychiatry, addiction,
Clear role definition is essential to the development of the psychiatric nurse. The expanded role of the psychiatric nurse is clearly identified in the literature for many areas of care such for the forensic psychiatric nurse in Lyons (2009), the nurse practitioner in O’Neil, Moore, and Ryan (2008); Kaye et al. (2009) , and for the mental health liaison nurse in Merritt and Procter ( 2010). However, a clear role definition for the generalist nurse is not easily found (Rungapadiachy & Gough, 2004). According to these authors, a definition of the generalist role and its associated behaviors are not easily articulated. Hildegard Peplau, the only psychiatric nursing theorist (McKenna & Slevin, 2008) identifies nursing roles that