Use the appropriate language and vocabulary for the person you are talking to and ask open questions.
When we start a conversation with someone we don’t know well, we should always try to create the right kind of feeling. It is important to create a positive emotional atmosphere before we go on to discuss complicated issues or give people
Tracey T. Yearwood is the professional I had the pleasure of interviewing for this assignment. Mrs. Yearwood has been married 21 years to an Active Duty Army soldier who is now retired, and they have one 15 year old daughter. Mrs. Yearwood’s educational background consist of a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology, a Master’s in Education specializing in Child Development, and she also has over 15 years of experience working with children of all ages. Since Mrs. Yearwood’s husband was in the military they relocated almost every three years, so consequently her occupations have varied from working in elementary schools, middle schools, and multiple child development centers over the years.
Don’t be afraid to use common expressions like, “Nice to see you”; even blind people say it.
What does it mean to be human, and how do we as nurses provide care to our patients? According to Jean Watson “The future of nursing is tied back to Nightingales sense of calling guided by a sense of commitment and covenantal ethic of human service; cherishing our phenomena, our subject matter and those we serve. It is when we include caring and love in our work and our life we discover and affirm that nursing, like teaching is more than just a job but a life giving and life receiving career for a lifetime of growth and learning” (Watson, J. 1978). There have been many different
Physical Body is centered primarily on the physical facet of health such as drugs and surgery. The mind of consciousness is likened with functioning. Bio-psycho-social is centered more on consciousness. Physical Body focuses predominantly on the human as a Physical Body and what can be done to fix it physically. Bio-psycho-social states that the mind is unlimited and boundless. In Bio-psycho-social the understanding came about that a person’s mental health can affect their physical health as well as the health of other people around them (Dossey).
To immediately put the person at their ease I would first make a comment which is completely different to what the topic of our conversation needs to be. For example, how much I like their shoes, how did they do at football over the weekend or what good films have they watched recently. Once I believe I have asked enough questions that are personal to them and can see that they are starting to open up to me I would gradually start bringing up what the main purpose of our chat was meant to be. This could be anything from, what has caused arguments to be arising lately with certain individuals or why they are starting to struggle with certain activities. However, they must always understand that your are their teaching assistant and not their buddy or parent.
Professional presence is something of a nebulous concept. Before this course, I honestly never considered what it was and how my nursing practice was defined by it. During my journey through this course I discovered what it truly meant. “Presence is an intersubjective encounter between a nurse and a patient in which the nurse encounters the patient as a unique human being in a unique situation and chooses to spend her/himself on the patient’s behalf’’ (Wingate, 2007). Presence defines how a person interacts with those around them, and particularly in the healthcare field, it’s incredibly important.
A1. Models of Health and Healing- The candidate provides a logical discussion, with substantial detail, of the differences between 2 models of health and healing as they relate to what it means to be human.
Using the interview guide, we interviewed Larissa, a Personal Support Worker (PSW) who works at Gary J. Armstrong (Gary J). Larissa has been working as a PSW for close to two decades and was able to provided valuable insight into her discipline. During the interview, Larissa discussed her role as PSW at Gary J and outlined the knowledge and skills required for her practice.
1. Era I – “Mechanical Medicine” began in the 1860’s. Its focus is on surgical procedures and drugs. The thought was that health and illness are only physical in nature and consciousness is equated to functioning of the brain. Era I thinking in displayed in review of psychiatric care in the early 1900 with the use of frontal lobotomies to cure hysteria. The thought was that performing a surgical procedure on the brain will remove the area that is causing the Hysteria. Era I focuses on performing a procedure or providing a medication to fix the body physically, while Era III takes into account the patients perception of health, their stats of mind and their support
Fifth grade was a daunting year, filled with long division, new friends and one long trip to the hospital that now controls my entire memory of that year. It was a ‘freak accident’ they said, something that would never happen to probably anyone else, ever. Freaky enough that I can’t even discuss it today without cringing, reliving the moment in my brain, reliving the screams, the terror and the blood, so much blood.