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    Introduction Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is becoming a common practice in our society with approximately 469,000 procedures occurring each year (Pick, 2008). Recovering from this surgery not only entails a long physical recovery, but it can also have an emotional effect on the patient. The emotional well-being of the patient can have a negative consequence on the recovery of the patient. Added stress and depression after the surgery could lead to a complicated recovery and possible readmission to the hospital. Two studies reviewed focused on addressing the effect of depression and anxiety on the quality of life after surgery and the adverse effect of stressors on patient’s recovery after a CABG (Tully, Baker, Turnbull, Winefield, & Knight, 2009; Parvan, Zamanzadeh, Dizji, Shabestari, &Safaie, 2013), discovering ways to decrease the amount of stress and anxiety experienced by the patient could help improve patient outcomes. Literature Review Tully et al. (2009) studied 193 patients who were first time CABG surgery patients between January 1999 and December 2005 at a medical center in South Australia. The purpose of the study was to explore the role of depression and anxiety in relation to…

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    1 Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) 1.1 Introduction Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally. Different types of cardiac operations are performed every day in hospitals varying in complexity to treat several lesions such as coronary artery bypass graft, heart valve replacement and total heart replacement. Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a crucial technique employed in the majority of these operations (Punjabi and Taylor 2013). It takes over the function of the heart and…

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    In nursing there are a lot of aspects that are taken into consideration. One of the big ones happens to be end of life care. EOLC is seen all around the world, in which the nurse must work with the patient and their family as a unit and care for them as they enter this part of their lives. The nurse must prepare them spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically for what is going to happen. There are other areas in nursing that through research can help create a new opportunity for nursing…

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    On a cold October morning in 2009, my grandfather had coronary artery bypass surgery. He had been to multiple physicians to assess the health of his heart months prior and was finally scheduled to have the surgery at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, MS. I can remember sitting in the waiting room with my family as the clock slowly ticked by during his procedure. As you can imagine, my mind was racing. In my lifetime, none of my immediate family members (that I could remember) had ever had a…

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    Two options are offered by Dr. Kenton. The first is the option of doing coronary artery bypass surgery that provides an 80% chance of getting rid of the patient’s angina (Munson, 2012, p. 726). The second option is managing the patient’s angina strictly by medical treatment, such as medications and diet. The patient’s main concern was their angina and making the pain go away. The doctor tells the patient that medical treatment is not as effective on angina pains as surgery. After the doctor went…

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    further and found out that she had cough (not productive of sputum), orthopnea, ankle swelling, weight gain, fatigue, problem with her sight, limitation of movement, joint pain, transient loss of consciousness in the past (lasting less than 2minutes). There were no fits, no history of weakness in her face or limbs, no fever, no wheezing, no difficulty swallowing, no abdominal pain. Her past medical history was significant as she had series of health conditions. Firstly, she suffered…

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    In Fear and Trembling, Kierkegaard’s pseudonymous author, Johannes de Silentio attempts to explain faith by examining the biblical story of Abraham who was told, by God, to sacrifice his son, Isaac. With this objective in mind, we quickly come to bear that this explanation cannot so evidently be made since faith cannot be verbally expressed. Through a close inspection of the role of silence in faith, I will provide the interpretation that one cannot speak when acting in faith because in faith…

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    have adopted three main communication skills to practice: “You” and “I” statements, Paraphrasing, and Perception Checks. The following will allow the individual to see how these skill-sets have affected my attitude towards interpersonal communication, and moreover how effective communication may influence the perceptions we convey to others. Embarking on this communication application has permitted me to advance both my knowledge of the subject as well as my own gratification within my…

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    academic success in nursing school, (E) support system to help balance personal, work, and academic obligations. (A) Reasons for Choosing Nursing When I originally started school I wanted to be a teacher. I loved kids so it seamed like a logical choice as a career. As I got to my junior year of college however, I realized that I liked teaching but I didn’t love it, I just loved the kids. To help pay my expenses during school I got my CNA certification and began working in a skilled…

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    getting enough rest, which they are correct. Some people do not do that and they have a higher risk of developing heart diseases. When that happens many have to undergo a Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. A Coronary Artery Bypass is when the unhealthy secretions of your coronary arteries are bypassed with strong artery or vein grafts to increase blood flow to the heart…

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