Cro-Magnon 782 Views
Joined Oct 25, '12.
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I would like healthcare for all people. I have never in my life earned enough money to have healthcare.
Preventive Medicine would save us all a great deal in the end.
100-200 dollars a month is a conservative estimate of food costs for a small family - about the cost of crappy healthcare if I'm not mistaken. According to maslow's hierarchy of needs, food will always take precedence over healthcare. Shelter, or safety is next. According to this humans are predisposed to being unconcerned with health if one is concerned solely with survival. It also suggests that if pursuing health is unavailable that a person may potentially never self-actualize.
If that is all true, than what is "life". what is "liberty"? More importantly, how does one pursue happiness when under survival conditions? By survival conditions, I mean to say those conditions that are similar to being lost in the woods - a constant search for food, water, and safety.
It is far too easy to dismiss other people. I find it callus and cold to disregard people who are, many of them, victims of circumstance... There are people that abuse the system, yes. These people are some of them Wealthy and some of them Poor. Both ironically seem to abuse the system for the same reason.
We cannot punish all people for crimes that individuals commit. That seems highly immoral, oppressive, and downright wrong.
Poor spelling is not always an example of illiteracy. I know plenty of well read people who for whatever reason have poor recall when it comes to spelling.
The way children assimilate information in daily life is changing. When books first started being written people feared that our ability of memory would go away. The idea being that if everything is written down, you would no longer memorize or remember things.
It seems to me that, with the advent of all this technology, the educational system is failing to keep up with the differences between then and now. ( on a personal note, no child left behind has been implemented very poorly.)
I think we are in a transitional period. When Google can find an answer to virtually any question you may have, it becomes harder to find the applicability of school as I knew it. That's my two cents, rambling though it may be.
I've always associated myself to Frogs, turtles, and gorillas. I'm an extremely visual person, so out of curiosity I looked up what these animals represent symbolically.
Frogs have been used as good luck charms. People would give frog shaped pendants to people about to leave for a journey to keep them safe.
As a Celtic symbol the frog symbolized healing in connection with the rain or coming of water.
Turtles are seen as innocent, having few predators. They are considered Wise due to their longevity. In asian myth they represent cosmic order.
Gorillas are seen as noble creatures. They represent leadership but not the aggressive kind. The gorilla manages with temperance, understanding, compassion, and balance.
In a world where to have a job changing a light bulb you must have a bachelor's degree, the GI Bill is vital to veteran survival. Any job, profession may be learned with on the job training. Unfortunately this is rarely if at all practiced today.
Having trained in the military to become a hospital corpsman, I know this : you are not truly of your profession until you have worked in it. Until I was assigned to my unit, I only knew what the training told me, and much of it is unrealistic in daily practice.
As a student, you are essentially paying what your future employer did not want to pay to train you. It is the practice these days. Yet again this is unfortunate. Many people do not do well in traditional educational settings, and thus have a great deal of trouble paying for the training their future employer will require them to have.
Nursing is a noble profession, just as the job of a janitor is a noble profession. Each person has ideals. I would not like to work as a janitor, but if I did I would do it well.
I guess what I'm saying is that you are "just a nurse". You are a combination of Book learning and experience. If you feel that your job is important, internalize that and carry it. If you hold it out, people are mean, and you'll get it slapped out of your hands. I think what is being said here by the president and jon stewart is that a man or woman who is deployed to combat in service of his/her country shouldn't be screwed when they come home. I was just a combat medic, and nobody in any capacity could take that honor away from me. Don't let other people take that stuff from you. it's important.
I am not sure if this will help, but you can receive Certification through NSCA as a personal trainer, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist with a bachelors degree of any kind if I'm not mistaken. You would have to study and take the exams. I'm not sure what your goals are, but many well respected individuals in the field have the CSCS.
According to the Athletic Trainer web site, if you have a Bachelor's than you could take an entry-level masters program in athletic training to qualify. It looks like it would be quite an investment, but it could be cool.
I was a FMF Corpsman, and have to say that a corpsman's education is vast and varied. I agree that a Corpsman should be able to hop into a RN program. Usually they are intelligent, and used to a great amount of responsibility. Personally, the idea of being a LPN freaks me out. The scope of practice makes me feel claustrophobic.
The scope of practice for a Corpsman is difficult to define. Whatever you learn to do, you can do. You learn to assess, diagnosis and have a plan of care. If you do well enough, the Medical Officers begin to trust your judgement. You can prescribe medications, perform minor surgery, and many other things.
Our education has some gaps in it, especially if you're attached to a marine unit. It's a specific clientele, with specific needs. It is absolutely necessary to fill the gaps in my opinion.
Our experience on the other hand is one of a kind.
I have never read How We Die. I've read Stiff though and that was great. I'll have to read How We Die... I think death has a great potential for humour. Making light of the inevitable can put people at ease. It can allow them to deflect whatever doubts they have about their own death or others, and receive the facts you'll be delivering in your presentation.
Perhaps if you wanted something spiritual to put in, you could find some quotes from Joseph Campbell. His book Hero with a Thousand Faces I would recommend to all people.
haha. yeah, There were still times that I felt, let's say, inconvenienced, by the pt. I think though, that it became more endearing. Likened to a friend who does something annoying, but what the hell it's okay.
Hey all, I'm a new member. I'm starting my ADN program shortly, and have been reading a great deal of the posts here. It has been a great view into what I'll be doing and what to expect from working as a nurse.
I've worked as a CNA and a Navy Field medic and have observed something from my experiences. The people interested in learning, or who are curious do a better job and in general have less stress.
Information is a great stress relief. While I worked as a CNA my co-workers were constantly complaining about a resident - she was a fall risk - that wouldn't call for help to get up and do things (ADLs). I would talk to this resident when I had spare time or before I left for the day. I found out her husband left her with 3 kids, and she raised them all on her own strength - and that was 1950s. This woman had lived a life where she depended on no one. A nursing home was no small adjustment for her. I held this womans hand as she cried about her situation... How can you complain about a woman like that. A powerful creature that one.
I guess what I'm saying is that if you lose track of the people who are your pts you stand to miss important moments. The kind that remind you of your capacity for real compassion. Not just the customer service attitude.
I don't know if any of you would be willing to share a similar moment you had. It may be a little cheesy, but hey why not?
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