Student Number 20050339 REFLECTION 5 Choosing a model that suits the practitioner best reflective practice can make sense of your reflection and support a positive plan of action for next time (Bulman & Shulz 2008). Using Johns (1994) model of reflection, this reflective account will look at my thoughts and feelings following a new birth visit. DESCRIPTION This visit highlighted to me the issues and the delicacy of maternal mental health and how life events can affect the wellbeing of an individual. A close relative of the family I visited had very recently lost their baby shortly after being born. This had obviously been very difficult time and I was aware that the birth of a new baby within the family may have come with mixed emotions.
It is also important to gain as much knowledge as needed about anatomy and physiology in the job. Working as a midwife you'll need to have an in-depth understanding of fetal and child development. The majority of pregnancies and births are normal and increasing numbers of women are opting for natural and home births with the minimum of medical intervention. However, midwives need to recognise when the mother or her baby is at risk and know when to intervene to promote their health and
Level I nurseries are now uncommon in the United States. Healthy babies typically share a room with their mother, and both patients are usually discharged from the hospital quickly.  Level II provides intermediate or special care for premature or ill newborns. At this level, infants may need special therapy provided by nursing staff, or may simply need more time before being discharged. Level III, the Neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU), treats newborns who cannot be treated in the other levels and are in need of high technology to survive.
Women access healthcare services more than men do to reproduction, which causes policy to stem from. Other major concerns that effect women health and the issuing of the policy for insured and uninsured women are basic health care, and maternity services. Most of all chronic condition associated with women impact the federal government and formulation of health care parties. The federal government has now become responsible in correcting and providing The Patient exceptional healthcare needs for women. The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act has changed how women are been treated when it comes to utilizing health care services.
Over the last decade the role has altered somewhat. Caraher and Mcnab (1997) suggest that because of its main focus on home visiting and concentrating on women and children rather than health needs across the whole population, health visiting has never really been a part of public health. Luker, Orr and McHugh (2012) suggested that Health visiting has shifted away from a preventative role and had to focus more on child protection and safeguarding children issues, rather than delivering a broad range of health visiting services, focusing more on visiting families in crisis. However having examined number of reports including Baldwin (2012) and other various literature it may suggested that many aspects of the health visiting role overlap with a number of other professional job roles working within the public health field, this includes social services, education, housing and nursing both medical and mental health. Practice nurses are hugely involved in health promotion and preventative work which is suggested by Williams and Sibbald (1999) to have caused some anxiety among health visitors as to their professional identity.
Abortion has become such a contested issue in this country that we’ve lost sight of the role abortion plays in many females lives. But if you stop and think about it, every woman’s situation is different and many things can go wrong in a pregnancy. Every woman deserves the opportunity to make the best decision for her circumstances no matter what her decision may be. Many woman do not plan to have an abortion, but if she needs one, insurance should cover the procedure just as it covers all other pregnancy related care. Are we headed backward, toward a time when many women found it impossible to access legal abortion care?
During the time period of the late 1800's, women were not allowed to enjoy intercourse and men did not care about the feelings of women (Personal Communication, May, 2013).The birth control movement gave women an opportunity to become independent of their choices and put them in control of when they have children (Personal Communication, May, 2013). The birth control movement has been ongoing for many years and still continues today into 2013 (Personal Communication, May, 2013). ” Another question asked was What did the Comstock law have to do with the birth control movement? The response was “The Comstock law made it to where the transportation of birth control and any information about birth control was illegal (Personal Communication, May, 2013). This was around the year of 1873 and Anthony Comstock joined the
These may provide insights and possible answers to identify conflicts between mothers and daughters as Hmong women integrate into American society. This study focuses on the disagreements between Hmong mothers and daughters regarding issues associated with schooling, extra-curricular activities, dating, and responsibilities in the home. The nature of these conflicts has a direct impact on both the mothers' and daughters' levels of education and sophistication as well as the familiarity with the "new culture," language, and
In nursing, providing quality care requires a strong foundation of information and sensitivity to culture and diversity. Culture involves all parts of society – from behavioral patterns, to beliefs, to all other products of human work and thought. Jeffreys (2005) reported statistics from the census results of 2000 showing that not only are the patients becoming more diverse due to immigration and multiethnic relationships, but the healthcare staff is also changing. Ethically, the nurse’s job demands cultural sensitivity to give the best health care (Jeffreys, 2005). Culturally competent health care can be achieved through self-reflection and continued self education.
I also possessed a strong interest in making a difference in people's lives with my caring attitude and compassion, I can lift his or her mood a cheery chat. Therefore, out of the numerous fields that we discussed and explored at Medical Explorers, I decided that pursuing a career in nursing would fulfil my interests the best. I researched during my own time to learn more about the vocation, and one of the first aspects of nursing that I learned was that there is a dearth of nurses in the nation's hospitals, which reduces the optimal amount of time and attention the nurse can administer for each patient. Patients are able to receive the best care if the nurses are able to pay thorough attention to each and every patient. So, because of the shortage of nurses, nursing will provide me a plethora of chances to interact with patients in order to offer them my undivided attention and caring assistance.