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    Nursing Internship Summary

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    observe how religion and the public connect in a medical setting. When I began my internship, I was under the impression that the interactions between Pastoral Services and patients would occur at the end of the patients’ lives. I chose this internship because I wanted to see how religion influenced end of life decisions such as ending definitive care. The majority of the patient interactions occurred during daily rounds where we would enter patient rooms to check in with them to see if their…

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    (IDT) to suggest improvements in the process of hospice care that will positively impact patient satisfaction among nursing home patients. In the following two weeks, Wanda was able to compile a list of potential root causes for the low patient satisfaction,…

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    Clergy Self-Care

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    importance of Clergy Self-Care and its profound implications on Ministerial Ethics "Do no harm."- I have often pondered the significance of the oath that is taken as a doctor prepares to embark upon the sacred work of caring for others. As the central tenet within the field of medicine the Hippocratic oath functions as a constant reminder that the medical professional has a moral and ethical responsibility to protect and preserve the right, dignity, and humanity of those in need of care. This…

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    Workers provides discharge planning service to any patient needing support. The Via Christi social work department creates a care discharge plan, considering the patient’s strengths, the patient’s current level of care, and patient current resources, such as available caregivers, if appropriate. Discharge plans can include, but not limited to, a referral to a home health care agency, a direct-admit referral to a long-term facility, a direct-admit to a rehabilitation facility, or help obtaining…

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    acute and critical care unit while also successfully functioning as a nursing educator. After 5 years working in critical care she obtained her Clinical Certification in Critical Care. An ongoing desire for education and training within the acute and critical care department drove her to acquire this prestigious certification. In addition to this specialized certification being a national standard in critical care, the ability to sustain an up-to-date knowledge base of critical care benefits…

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    I will identify and describe the role as practitioner of pastoral thanatology with regard to the challenges faced by and support provided to the following categories of people: (1) individuals and families, (2) congregations and communities, and (3) policy makers and financial stakeholders. I will use various sources of Terry Schiavo and Karen Ann Quinian cases. The difficulty faced by the family along with contemporary view of the therapies, treatment, and medical support that would have been…

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    properly credentialed has the potential to create patient care delays, especially if the practitioner is unable to provide proof of licensure. One possible solution to this problem is to maintain a centralized national database of all the licensed health care practitioners in good standing. Even if this database were enacted at the regional level the benefits would be considerable. The database would expedite the credentialing of health care workers who wish to volunteer their services to…

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    Hawkins & Clinton, (2015) argue about Christian counseling, mental health care and also the issue of psychotherapy. More so, this book talks of the diverging Christian counseling programs which are based on biblical teachings. This knowledge has been seen to help people in today's society making them be in a position to face life even after the hurtful experiences in life. Biblical explanations tend to pose a challenge to human being making them optimistic in facing life. Here is the need for…

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    Institutional based delivery started out with locations in remote places due to pastoral settings were believed to be peaceful and calming and that people who had mental illness did not want to be seen in the community just like criminals in the correctional facilities (Woodside & McClam, 2015). This is understandable since during the…

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    Hospice Care Thesis

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    Thesis Palliative/Hospice Care: Necessity or Extension of Healthcare: a topic chosen to obtain clarity of services, while questioning who is benefiting, patients or the healthcare system. I. Introduction: The Historical Roots of Hospice In Homeric times (8th century B.C.), all Greeks without exception were regarded as being under the protection of Zeus Xenios, the god of strangers and supplicants. A wanderer would be treated as a guest and offered food, shelter, clothing, and gifts…

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