I was never a kid that knew who I would become when I grow up. My interests ranged from wanting to become an interior designer to having a strong desire of becoming a pilot. I was often surrounded by healthcare professionals but I never imagined myself striving to become one. Little did I know that I would end up at a stage in my life where I would be sure about pursuing a career in healthcare. Although I have decided on my career path, I have yet to discover a particular field within healthcare that grabs my interest. The RA Internship will help me learn more about medicine and help me find a right field of study through clinical research experience and monthly lectures offered to me as an intern. Though this opportunity I will be able to
The first couple weeks of school are always the most stressful. They get you thinking about how the semester is going to be and different ways to get you motivated. However, the beginning of this semester is probably one of the most stressful semesters that I have encountered because being a part of the radiography program is a very big achievement. It is a program where I know I will have to be ahead of the game the whole two years, which keeps me on my feet. Throughout this paper I am going to discuss the reasons why I wanted to enter into the program, and the things that I have learned so far along with my short-term and long-term goals.
The career we have in mind as teenagers growing up may not be the same as we adult in life. I grew up playing doctor and nurses with my friends but one particular phase in my life changed that completely. The cool thing about this is, that I've always knew I wanted to wear scrubs for my future career job. Fortunately for me, this type of career was one that matched closely to my interests and personality type. From that phase in my life, I knew this was the perfect career for me.
The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard 2 Partnering with Consumers requires all health professionals to provide consumer-centred care and to design the care in partnership with the patient and the family (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in health Care, 2012). The NSQHS Standards (2012) identified patient and family-centred care and engagement as one of the national priorities. As such, in order to improve patients’ safety outcomes and reduce hospital acquired conditions and readmissions and provide client centred services, the IPE recognized the need for effective interprofessional teams to collaborate and engage patients and families by implementing IPE core structures and processes (Brewer & Jones, 2013). The Curtin University’s ICF encompasses five interprofessional capabilities: “reflection, communication, team function, conflict resolution, and role clarification” (Brewer & Jones, 2013, p. e47). The purpose of ICF is to guide and assist health care students for collaborative practice to deliver safe and high quality care, and client-centred care (Curtin University, 2011). Therefore, health science students are expected to be competent in all skills and meet the criteria outlined in Curtin University’ ICF.
Medicine has the capability to cure or alleviated illness, and it even brings people together such as a doctor and the patients that seek their consult. My practicum class has helped me learn the skills necessary to become a physician, which includes taking vitals, patient assessment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, etc. Likewise, my experience in the hospital setting has helped me achieve one quality of becoming a doctor, which is communication. I learned this task through interacting and talking to the numerous amounts of visitors to the hospital and even talking to the patients
Diagnostic medical sonographers prepare the imaging machine for the patients and the procedure when necessary. Once they have the images they review the results with the doctor and then help the patient understand the results and go over the procedure if needed. Obstetric and gynecologic sonographers take images of pregnant women and track how the baby grows. Pediatric sonographers work with infants and small children to gain images to help understand a birth defect they may have. They work closely with the pediatricians and the caregivers. Most people believe sonography is just an ultrasound for a baby but it can be for so much more like imaging blood vessels, the heart, and skeletal diseases.
Too develop my understanding of how other professionals work, I will focus on IPL group work and listen to others perspectives. During future clinical placements I will try and spend time with other professions and see how they
I use Interprofessional communication and collaboration every day in my nursing career. I need to effectively be able to communicate with my patients, the Doctors, and my coworkers during nursing knowledge exchange. Some of us have the natural gift to communicate in every situation. Then there is me who have learned through experience and
“You must go to business school and make lots of money later. That called successful”, my dad told me. Even though from the bottom of my heart, I hated it, I finally got accepted to the Saigon Tech Institute doing Business Administration. After two years, I dropped school because I knew that was not something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I finally realized that I need to have a job which I could help people. Therefore, I chose medical field, specifically radiation therapist. I wish I could be a nurse, but blood and open cuts are my problem. It would be entertaining if the nurse passed out in front of the patient from seeing blood. That’s why becoming a radiation tech would be excellent. I could work in the doctors’ offices or the hospitals where I could help people without causing myself sickness.
I have always been a people person. I genuinely love interacting with other people. I come from a very small, traditional, “cookie-cutter” town in northeast Indiana. As a result, I went eighteen years without ever really being exposed to cultures or traditions that varied from my own. Since coming to IU, I have met a plethora of exceptional people that have a vastly different background than I do. This is without question the aspect of an RA job that I am most excited for. To get to know so many people with different backgrounds on such a personal level is incredibly exciting to me. Even if someone has a very similar background, just getting to know so many new people is incredibly appealing to me. I like to consider myself as being very crafty
I work as a Radiographer at Good Samaritan Medical Center (GSMC) located in West Palm Beach , a medically under-served area in Florida. Many patients I work with suffer from financial needs and have difficulties meeting basic physiological needs such as food and shelter. Some use the Emergency Room as a form of primary care because of lack of health insurance. I often have multiple encounters with the same patient and communicate with them as a health care provider and also as a friend, so they can always feel welcome at the hospital and not be hesitant to come in for treatment.
“Call 911! We need help!” One bystander was shouting. I remember it vividly. A large
My career choices have bounced from veterinary school to becoming a teacher and possibly stopping at film and drama. Thanks to countless years of binge-watching anything from comedies, action and horror, I’ve become fascinated and infatuated with the idea of film-making and acting and what goes into the process. From scriptwriting to filming on set and final product of a full-length movie, I love it all. Though the process is long and tedious to be successful, it still has my attention and possibly has me pursuing a career in filming. I grew up in a family of hard-working and dedicated people. Strictly because somebody discourages doesn’t mean you can’t get back up and keep trying. I was also told that if I my nose to the grindstone I will be rewarded for my work, no matter how insignificant it may be.
Overall, I think I did a good job presenting my Powerpoint and poster about Radiologists. My visuals were organized in a concise way, and my content was well-researched and easy for the audience to understand. The strongest part of my oral presentation was my speaking skills. My audience could easily hear me and I felt very confident in my presentation skills. I successfully used facial expressions to keep my peers interested in my presentation. Furthermore, my use of hand gestures and slight body movement was enthusiastic without being distracting from my content. My energy accompanied with my smile make my presentation skills stand out.
What I have learnt from this clinical placement is incredible and meaningful. It cannot be expressed simply by words. It helps me to figure out the whole structure of the programme into visible settings so as to understand the importance of each course. My good and bad can also be reviewed throughout this placement. One of the incidents happened in this practicum makes me feel impressive and memorable.