Showing posts with label nurse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nurse. Show all posts

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Author: Mary Grace O. Gabi :
Contact me: bbgrace08@ymail.com
Abortion remains one of the most debated issues today.
The hand of God subtitled a journey from death to life by the abortion doctor who changes his mind that discovers the wonders of life happening inside the womb and comes to appreciate the unborn human being. Nathanson devotes the first several chapters to the story of his family, especially of his father whose strict and authoritarian ways pushed him to become a medical doctor and contributed to the suicide of his sister. He recounts how his father's coldness sees him to procure and abortion for his pregnant girlfriend, and how this, plus apathy of times, molded him into the conscienceless abortionist.
Abortion is deliberate, intentional and premeditated murder or killing the right of a person in the womb to develop and to live. Every unborn child of the womb is a living person and parts of the creation. Life includes the rights of an individual to his body and its completeness, free from dismemberment and extends to the use of God given faculties which make life enjoyable. Fetus has an active brain, a heart that beats in every single second and body, arms, and legs that move. In addition, abortion is included as one of the most essential parts of the definition-reproductive health-pro-choice position, in which the woman would be assigned exclusive rights to make the decision to terminate her pregnancy. Human life should be given its fair chance to live; it must be respected and protected. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person, one which is the inviolable "right to life". Therefore nobody may dispose of another's life, neither as an end nor as a means. Increase in the activity is directly related to the low contraceptive use and high unmet need of contraception. Contraceptive non-use is the major cause for unintended pregnancy resulting to abortion. Besides, major reason is that its too expensive to raise a child nowadays. Who is brave enough to end up the life in a womb faces the risk not only a criminal prosecution but more likely of developing complications. Since family planning is the most difficult job in the world, abortion absolutely increases its number.

The womb of a mother should be the safest refuge for the life of a fetus to be nurtured not to be aborted. Abortion destroys not only the body parts of the unborn baby but also trouble and traumatizes the lives of those who take part in it because of guilt. It is also the expulsion from the womb of an immature, non-viable fetus, God has breathed into it as soul, so what right has anyone to declare it "unfit to live"? No matter what the circumstances are surroundings the conception of a child, life is sacred and everybody bound to respect it.
Every fertilized ovum is already a person undergoing development towards maturity. It is not just a blood clot and it is not an animal or insect inside the womb of the woman.
For further information, teenage pregnancy is on the rise on account of promiscuity. In West premarital sex is the accepted norm. Sexuality involves how we feet out our body, our desire for physical closeness encompasses everything and sexual intimacy involves genital touching in intercourse. Conflict with personal and parental values, sexual transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy are the risks in teenager’s sexuality. Premarital sex is the major cause of abortion, intake of drugs-others may indulge in sex and drugs signal to the youth and expose to more temptation resulting in the further erosion of moral values. Sexual abuse and assault-the forced sexual contact, age factor, deviant adolescent sexual behavior, and peer pressure groups and sexual curiosity.
As a fact, teenagers need to get the right information about their own reproductive system and about sex as a whole. Not just sex education peers about teaching the young to value education on sexuality but its all about commitment and responsibility.
 Abortion is not a game, it is not a simple choice because in every abortion kills an innocent baby.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Nursing Talk - There are so many people young or old suffering from Neck pains.  Many nursing students who are into stressful studying suffers neck pains too and what is bad they really don't know how to handle it. 
According to study publish by Annals of Internal Medicine that medicine is not best way to get rid your neck pain. The experiment involved treating patients in three ways:
  1. Medication
  2. Exercise
  3. A Chiropractor
After 12 weeks the patients who used a chiropractor or exercised were more than twice as likely to be pain free compared to those who relied on medicine. That is the output of their research, so you don't have to spend your allowance buying medicines that could really help you out with your neck pains.
Experts say that Neck pain is a mechanical problem, and it makes sense that mechanical treatment works better than a chemical one.  So if you are having neck pains  because of your too much attention to your work or maybe because of you head positioning, have a break and exercise your neck from time to time I am sure it will be ok soon.


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Monday, December 5, 2011

Nurse Talk - Many Nurses love to eat chocolates most of my friends love chocolates but none of them talk about the positive side of it, they only argue about the taste of chocolates.  Anyways there are so many issues about chocolates too especially to those are suffering from diabetes.  Nurses are aware of that, but hey our discussion for today focus on the positive contribution by the chocolates. According to some doctors... it makes you Beautiful!
source: Marlene Alphonse
 Consuming chocolates is known to have a number of positive effects on the overall health of an individual. When it comes to skin care, chocolates can be used as packs, scrubs and wraps. Spas and salons are also making the use of chocolates in their skin treatment techniques, which yield positive results. Mentioned here are some of the benefits of dark chocolate for skin.
  • Flavonoids, which are a type of antioxidants contain a compound called epicatechins. This component has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which protect the skin from damage, caused due to pollution, exposure to harmful chemicals and smoking.
  • Collagen and elastin play a key role in preventing wrinkles and skin discoloration. However, free radicals present in the body tend to destroy these components of the skin, thereby triggering skin problems. Chocolate, especially the dark version, is a rich source of flavanols, a type of flavonoids, which help in fighting against free radicals. They also repair damaged cells, making the skin healthy and blemish-free.
  • Cocoa, the main ingredient of this sweet treat, is known to increase the moisture in the skin, making it hydrated, and thereby preventing its flaking. Since skin density is improved, with the regular consumption of dark chocolate, you can now bid goodbye to dry, scratchy and rough skin.
  • Dark chocolate acts as a shield to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. There is considerable improvement in blood circulation and age spots also tend to fade away. Due to this, the skin appears to have a refreshing and dewy appearance.
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Nurse Talk - Here is a very interesting news for men who are using laptops and WI-FIs most of their time.
source: Yahoo News
Laptop computers with WiFi may be damaging men's sperm, at least according to a new study published last week in the journal Fertility and Sterility.
To test the theory, Argentinian researchers put drops of healthy sperm near a laptop downloading data. After four hours, a quarter of the sperm had stopped swimming, compared to 14 percent of sperm in the control group placed away from the computer. In addition, 9 percent of sperm near the computer had DNA damage, three times more than the sperm in the control group.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Nurse Talk -  Many nurses work abroad and leave their love ones behind and what is not good to hear is that they are working in the foreign land for many years. You are left alone and of course your mind is going anywhere and maybe you are asking your self - Is she doing good there? 

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Nurse Talk - This is one good article useful for nurses who are too much involve in science and have neglected spiritual values toward patient care.  Most patients have strong faith in their religion and sometimes their beliefs encourage them to survive what ever medical attention their body demands.  The role of spirituality in promoting health and improving patients' responses to illness is receiving increasing attention. In fact, ministering to the spiritual needs of patients and families has been identified as an essential element of clinical care. Read the Full article - > 

Nurses' Attitudes Towards Spirituality and Patient Care

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The High Demand For The Health Informatics Degree
How Nourish Your Newborn

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Nurse Talk -  How would Nurses handle the dying, some new nurses and nursing students suffered emotional breakdown when caring patients who are dying.  I have talked to several nursing students about their experiences and most of them experienced sadness and emotional discomfort when their patients died in their hands.  It is very obvious that caring for patient to survive and to gain a good health again is some sort a victory for nurses, and seeing someone dying or died is some sort of defeat.   So what are the attitudes of Nurses when they are into situation with a dying patient.

Click the link for the complete explanation -

Nurses' Attitudes Toward Death and Caring for Dying Patients

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The High Demand For The Health Informatics Degree
How Nourish Your Newborn

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Nurse Talk - Physically challenged child's
development like physical, emotional, mental and social is slower, to a greater or lesser extent, than that of a normalchild, even though the handicapped child is of normal intelligence. So his/her concept of himself/herself, as a separate
entity, is more difficult to achieve from the beginning. Mostly the physically
disabled children are blocked by the frustration and due to the frustration these children attack on others or
himself/herself.

Nurse Talk  - So many local Registered Nurses in Asia particularly in the Philippines are now suffering a lot in seeking jobs abroad and now the Recession that affects the economy of most countries in the West and Europe produce more problems.   Read this article at least you will be able to find ways to get a job despite the big R in the World today.

From Nursing Economics: The Recession's Effect on Hospital Registered Nurse Employment Growth www.medscape.com/viewarticle/749072



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Source: http://allnurses.com/members/25633/

This is a reply from a Nurse from a student nurse asking about the current problems of our Nurses Today.

1. Lack of common ground for educational standards to enter nursing. Most professions have a common entry-level standard that defines them as a profession. For example, in order to be a dietitan, you must possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree, same for lawyer, teacher, etc. For nursing, there is no real common entry-level and this causes a great deal of confusion to young people looking at nursing as a professional career path. In addition, other health care disciplines have increased their educational standards to meet the increasing technology available in health care, yet nursing continues to have no common thread in relationship to education for entry-level as a registered professional nurse. This issue is frustrating in that it causes great stress for nurses as they are deeply divided on entry-level themselves. Do a search on this board and you will find many hotly debated discussions on the topic. 

2. Lack of respect as a professional. Many nurses will claim that they receive little respect from other health care providers, including physicians, administrators and in some cases even advanced practice nurses . As a result of this direct lack of respect, nurses view their voice as limited in health care. Nurses today are placed in some of the most dangerous positions in relationship to providing care to patients. Nurses in some hospitals have far too many patients to safely care for. Nurses have limited voices with administrators and many nurses feel that the only way to have a voice is to join a union, which is not necessarily the answer. 

3. As health care advances and technology improves, the overall cost of health care is escalating. Nurses believe that their wages do not fairly compensate for the the service they perform. It really is a sad note on society when a famous football player earns millions of dollars, but the nurse caring for your mother and holding the security of her life is compensated less than $45,000 per year in most cases :angryfire . Decreases in benefits (decreased contributions to 401(k), elimination of retirement pensions, etc.), increasing costs of health care insurance and no loyality by employers to promote long term employment relationships all add to the lack of security that nurses have with their jobs. 

4. America is increasingly becoming more litigious and nurses are being named in lawsuits. This alarming trend will only increase in the future without proper government intervention. As lawsuits increase in numbers and awards to plaintiffs are outrageous, overall health care costs are going to increase. Many people looking at nursing as a viable career choice are thinking twice about the option without tort reform and reform of the current system.

5. All of the above contribute to the lack of nurses willing to work at the patient's bedside. Many studies have shown that there is really no true nursing shortage, rather, there is a direct lack of willingness for registered nurses to work in these increasingly compromising situations. This adds to the shortage. Couple the shortage with an aging population and you have a true disaster in nursing on the horizon. 2008 will be the first year that the baby boomers will begin reaching retirement. Government reports predict that the overall cost on the social security system will be overwhelming, not to mention Medicare. Nurses will be on the front line dealing with aging baby boomers .... How will the profession meet the challenges that it will face? Not sure I can answer this.

6. But still, I think there is hope and I pray that as we move into the future, someone or something will engage nurses to unite and speak with one common voice for reform to health care and better standards for patient care as well as better working conditions for nurses. California began this process with mandated nurse to patient ratios. If California can initiate such reform, why can't this reform spread across the country? It can and when nurses begin to realize that they have one of the most powerful voices in the country, only then will WE as a professional body be able to demand and see change for our patients and for our working conditions. As a student in nursing, you are on the front line also and you can be part of that powerful voice. The future is not all doom and gloom for us, it can indeed be very bright and enriched and wonderful if we all come together and work to change our profession from a weak sub-servant occupation, to a profession that is strong, vocal with conviction and able to provoke change for the future.

source: http://my3kids.hubpages.com/hub/Why-Become-a-Nurse

Why choose nursing as a profession? Today there are so many nursing who are working wing low wages, and still you can see smiles on their faces. So the question is Why love to become a Nurse? Each nurse has a number of reasons, but it could be personal, business, money, job security, or simply a dedication for the sick people, every person who decided to enter nursing has entered into a life of service. Each nurse is committed to the core values ​​of being a nurse and that includes human dignity, integrity, independence, altruism, and social justice. All nurses have a vision and that is why they are unique, when you start working as a nurse your superiors will put you on different delicate duties, they want and expect a perfect baby sitter who would not make any  mistake, but of course as a student nurse what ever you do to avoid errors mistakes can't be avoided.  So you must be always patience and kind, however there are so many instances that as a nurse you will be dealing with patients with members of the family who always try to drag you down and that is natural. Nursing is a challenge but as a nurse you must always remember that  you are dedicated in helping every human being that requires medical attention, plus giving them kind words  which can brighten their day, no matter how bad your day you must always put in heart the values of a good servant for the betterment of your patient.

Here is an important article about why becoming a Nurse is something like a noble profession.

When a person decides to become a nurse they make the most important decision of their lives. They decide to dedicate their lives to the care of others sometimes putting their own health at risk to help the sick to become better or to keep them comfortable during the end of their life. "When you become a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours." Author Unknown, (Quote Garden, 2008) When you walk into a room and see the smile of a patient or hear them say "I'm so glad you are here today you take the best care of me" it makes you remember what you are there for.
Nurses have a variety of career choices they can work in childbirth centers, community health, emergency departments, geriatric wellness programs, intensive care units, mental health programs, occupational health, operating rooms, nursing research, school health, substance abuse treatment programs, and many more.
Nurses understand that the ongoing changes in nursing and the health care system create a need for life long learning to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. Each day is anything but routine, nurses must always be ready to think on their feet. Nursing is a career for a lifetime.
Core values
There are five core values in nursing they are human dignity, integrity, autonomy, altruism, and social justice. Every nurse should strive to maintain these core values. All patients and their families trust the nurse to uphold these values and when one does not then it causes the public to lose faith in the healthcare system.
Human dignity
The term "dignity" is defined as "the state of being worthy of honor or respect" (The Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary, 1991). When this concept is associated with the adjective "human", it is used to signify that all human beings possess inherent worth and deserve unconditional respect, regardless of age, sex, health status, social or ethnic origin, political ideas, religion, or criminal history. (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2008). In nursing you are taught to treat all patients with dignity, you are to treat each person as equal and not refuse care to anyone regardless of their past or other factors. You treat each patient as you would treat your own loved ones if you were to care for them.
Integrity
Integrity is the basing of one's actions on an internally consistent framework of principles. (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2008). Nurses have set values of integrity they work together as a whole with others to benefit everyone involved. Nurses also behave honestly, fairly, and ethically are truthful. They are truthful, trustworthy, and fair in all efforts, while holding themselves to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. Nurses provide an environment of openness; they are honest in their approach to one another and those they serve.
Autonomy
Autonomy (Greek: Auto-Nomos - nomos meaning "law": one who gives oneself his/her own law) is the right to self-government. (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2008). Autonomy in nursing gives the patients a right to informed consent. The patient is given the facts and consequences to their health choices and has the right to choose to go through the procedure or not, unless that person is declared incompetent and then a medical power of attorney or health care surrogate is appointed to them to make decisions.
Altruism
Altruism is selfless concern for the welfare of others. (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2008). Everyday nurses put their own lives in danger to care for patients in their time of sickness or death. Nurses are ethically required to take care of patients sometime risking their own safety and health. Whether it be a putting themselves in the way of a physically aggressive patient to protect the other patients or staff, or entering a room to care for a patient with HIV, TB, MRSA or other contagious diseases. Nurses must put the welfare of their patients first.
Social Justice
Social justice refers to the concept of a society in which justice is achieved in every aspect of society, rather than merely the administration of law. (Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, 2008). Nurses are required to uphold freedom of choice in their patients' care, while upholding their dignity.
Vision for self as a nurse
When a person chooses to become a nurse they see themselves as a Florence Nightingale figure, always doing for the good of others, never doing wrong, never failing in anything they do. Then when they actually get in their role as a nurse they find it is not always easy to do their job as they were taught. As Faye Wattleton who as a nurse saw women suffering from botched illegal abortions, became the first African American president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1978. "In a health care situation, you see humanity at its most basic, and you realize there are no simple yes or no, right or wrong answers" (About.com, 2008). Nurses are required to think on their feet and to know critical thinking, to know what is needed in every situation and what can be done to solve the needs of that person at the time. As a nurse you hope to never make a mistake but if a mistake is made you own up to it and work to correct it. To be a perfect nurse is impossible, nurses are humans, and all humans make mistakes.
Working with self and others to follow nursing philosophy
A nurse must work to maintain personal satisfaction and growth. As a nurse, you're making a real difference in people's lives every day. No two days are the same, and nursing provides you with knowledge and experience you can use for yourself, your family, and your community, in addition to your patients. Some days when a nurse has had to deal with a noncompliant patient, an irate family member, or other healthcare workers who take their frustration out on the nurse they may feel like they chose the wrong profession. Then they walk into a room to a smiling face and kind words and it makes it all worthwhile. When a nurse sees the patient who has been hospitalized for a long time finally get to go home and realizes that they had a part in that happening then it makes all the other negatives not look so bad. Just remember when caring for your patients to always demonstrate patience, kindness, and understanding. That noncompliant patient may just be scared and has no other way of letting out their fears, the family member may be stressed for worrying about there loved ones and looks for others to blame, your healthcare peers may have been having the same kind of bad day that you have had and you just came up on them at the wrong time. Just remember the real reason you became a nurse and remember all of those who are depending on you to help them get well.
Conclusion
In conclusion, a nurse needs to remember the Hippocratic Oath they took when they became a nurse: "I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care." (Cybernurse, 2008). Nurses must remember their core values and follow them to the best of their ability. During the good and bad times they need to remember why they decided to become a nurse and their vision to what they want to achieve as a nurse. They must always remember to put the care of others first and to treat everyone equally. A person who chooses nursing as a profession makes a choice that will affect them for a lifetime.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Best Nursing Review Tips and Advices - Effective Facts: "Good all reviewees for Nursing board exam! Like what we see with so many review centers in the country and they have different strategies and styles and provides reviewees their best for up coming Local Nursing Board exam. A question? Do we have to rely solely on them? Should we do our part too?

Well, here are some tips to help you so that your money paid thre review centers are not wasted. Enjoy!

When we try to look for standing for passerrs and takers for the past 5 years or more, the passing rate variability and most likely most takers pass the exam just to pass through. Then we asked why?

Here are some helpful tips for nursing review NLE test taker that can help guide them during Nursing review process:"

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