Often small hospitals get use to the way their work flows and since there were no huge problems, none of the staff felt it needed to be addressed. Once staff saw the positive outcomes and heard from our community patients that they loved the new progress, the staff embraced the change. Our breastfeeding rate went from 60% to 71% in 6 months. Even the most argumentative staff members stated it was hard to dispute all the positives. Ultimately it was patients we served that dictated the change but it was the nurses that allowed and help facilitate the growth of our
Ethical Decisions Regarding Organ Transplants Brinda Loupe American Military University Modern medicine has made many achievements, perhaps one of the most remarkable achievements is the ability to prolong a life by replacing one or more of their major organs. Many people wait years for a transplant, some may not receive one at all, due to the number of organs available is lower that the need or demand for them. Along with the supply issues are many ethical issues arise with regard to procurement and distribution of the organs. Physicians should provide education to all patients during their care in regards to organ donation rather than waiting until the time when a family member is distraught to asked about the donation. Many families will reject the idea of organ donation in an effort to hold on to their loved one.
She grew up in a wealthy family in an era when young women were to grow up to be proper homemakers, respectable society members, and civilized, obedient wives to their husbands. During this time women in the “nursing profession”, or rather those who looked after the ill and destitute in hospitals, were considered low class and “little less than prostitutes” (Bloy, 2010). Nightingale’s interests in nursing began to manifest when she was 16 after she “experienced a ‘calling’ from God to serve humankind”, and although she had similar impressions in the following years and identified her desire to be a nurse at age 24, she was not able to break away from her family’s disapproval to train in nursing until age 31 (Fitzpatrick & Whall, 2005, p. 22). A couple of years after Nightingale completed a period of training to be a sick nursing in Germany, the Crimean War broke out and Nightingale, along with 38 other nurses, traveled to Scutari to offer their services in the military hospitals (Fitzpatrick & Whall, 2005). It was here where
Some how in order for me to be the greatest nurse I had to get my grade point average up and a high ACT. My mother and I have always had an awkward relationship. She had never said congratulation or I am very proud of you. I always took things to heart so when i had decided that I was going away from home to go to college she took things to heart and all you would hear was discussion of how irresponsible I was. Graduation finally came, never did I hear those words till the day I moved into my room this
Being a nurse has always meant more to me than a white dress, it provides excellent job, opportunities, as well as an identity. Although nursing is a great career, it is much more than just a job. As a nurse you get a little glimpse into people’s private lives. You are there at their worst and best moments in life. In one day you may have to tell someone that a
This is when nursing goes from being a "job" to a personal calling. A good nurse answers that call with love, compassion and dedication. I see nursing as caring, loving, selfless and self giving acquisition of knowledge and advocacy. With these in mind, I incorporate the philosophy in nursing as described in (Masters, 2009 p.74-75). My personal belief is that what you give to your patients will come back to you.
PHILOSOPHY IN NURSING Sarah A Gillespie University of North Carolina at Pembroke Abstract This paper is a reflection and evaluation the author’s personal philosophy of nursing. This is accomplished using the framework of the nursing meta-paradigm that includes: person, environment, health, and nursing. There are many aspects of the meta-paradigm that impact healthcare both in positive and negative ways. In looking at the author’s philosophy of nursing, one can see that they enjoy helping people and making a difference in their lives. Even with a brief nursing career, most nurses will agree that nursing has been and will remain one of the most satisfying careers; “…as long as there are people that have the desire to change the world, one relationship at a time”.
Her father died in 1838 and left them only 20 dollars in his account. The three oldest girls supported the family for several years by operating a boarding school for young women. In one of her books, Dr. Blackwell wrote that she was initially wanted to keep away the idea of studying medicine. She said, she had "hated everything connected with the body, and could not bear the sight of a
Ingrith Serrato 10/04/2011 English 101 Section 3225 Literacy Narrative Essay Word Count: 936 To Be Able To Communicate Back on the 70’s my mother dreamed of going to school and become something better for herself while she saw her father struggling with 7 kids and not wife by his side; she dreamed about getting out of that jungle and moving into the big city, but being one of the oldest, would bring her back to reality to keep taking care of the little ones (“even the one that just make mama to go to heaven” she used to tough). My mother was 7 when my grandmother died delivering her last son; the hospital was almost 4 hours away and the transportation was only available from Thursday to Sunday, so having contractions on a Tuesday wasn’t a good thing. My mother has eye vision impairment since she was little, but her professors never believe
I was admitted to a surgical intensive care unit in India when I was 15 years old for an inflamed appendix. I was so amused by the way the nurses took care of me and the other patients over there during my 3 days stay in that ICU and in my heart I decided I want to be a nurse. My brother went for nursing first in our home and all his explanations about nursing care, the surgeries, and case scenarios fascinated me to pursue my dream. I followed him and my younger sister followed me to become a nurse. The financial conditions of my home did not allow me to go for a bachelor’s degree at that time as it was very expensive as we all were in nursing school at the same time.