Matthew Kennedy Assignment 2 Ignite Presentation


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  • Hey SkittleZ,

    I enjoyed viewing your slideshow. I received my CNA certification through Red Cross last year and can really relate with what you are saying.

    Design Elements

    One Main Idea Per Slide: I really liked that you made sure there was only one main idea per slide. It would be pretty difficult trying to explain multiple ideas on one slide to your audience.

    Unity: All of the slides were in relation to patience, the elderly, and abuse.

    Pattern: You made sure to use the same theme/pattern throughout the presentation. For example, slide 20, 18, and 12 were all having to do the patience, depression, and empathy. You did not get off track.

    Color: You made sure that you use the same font throughout all of the slides.

    One design element that I think the presentation can work to develop a bit would be the picture superiority effect. For example, in slide 13, you had a naked man balled up in the fetal position in a corner, with what seems to be blood, smeared all over his back. Photos like that can mess with one’s psyche. I know that I will never be able to get that image out of my head. I understand that you were trying to prove a point. But the photo was a little disturbing. I would have used a photo of a baby crying, or a family portrait to show implication that it was of someone that we as the audience should care about.

    I do not feel like your slideshow needs anything to increase and enhance the unity. All of the slides were in relation to one another and I could truly understand where you were coming from. Your fonts, colors, and shapes all matched.

    I would say that your presentation embodied Duarte’s five theses. In Duarte Design's Five Rules for Presentations, she stated that your audience should be treated as king. Being that I am also a CNA, I felt like yelling, “he’s right!” I see nurses really mistreating patients and it’s upsetting.

    Duarte’s five rules also state to spread ideas and move people. In slide 12; you shared the importance of reporting abuse. I never thought about reporting some of the nurses because I felt like they needed their jobs too. But you’re right, if that was my grandmother being verbally abused, I would be furious. Some people will be reported when I go back to work on Wednesday. I look forward to seeing your presentation.
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Matthew Kennedy Assignment 2 Ignite Presentation

  1. 1. compassion and empathyback to the nursing profession.Sunday, May 19, 13My slideshow presentation is about brining compassion and empathy back to the nursingfield. I have been a C.N.A for close to ten years and I have dealt with a variety of differentnurses, residents, and co-workers.
  2. 2. are some simpleand easy ways you can...Sunday, May 19, 13When we talk about nursing, it is easy to forget why we are all here which is our residents.Here are some simple and easy ways to help bring compassion and empathy back to nursing.
  3. 3. Where will you be,in 50 years?, May 19, 13None, of us knows what the future holds; many of us believe we will not be around in 50years, but what if you are and you are in a nursing home? How would you want to be treated?
  4. 4. do you want to betreated?Sunday, May 19, 13How do you want to be treated? It is an easy enough question, if you were ever in a nursinghome as a resident; how would you want to be treated?
  5. 5. Your residents aresomeone’s family member., May 19, 13Every resident you take care of is someones family member.
  6. 6. the mostof your time...Sunday, May 19, 13Most nursing staff can get ‘pigeonholed’ as not caring or showing enough empathy and/ortowards their patients. But did you know according to the American Association for Justicethat residents or patients in a nursing home setting only get 3.7 actual hours of direct care?Is it just me, or is this statistic a little sad?
  7. 7.’s easier said than done!Sunday, May 19, 13For anyone who has worked in the nursing profession the know making the most of your timeis easier said and done. Especially, when it seems like everything that could possibly goeswrong can and does throughout the day.
  8. 8. youKnow?Sunday, May 19, 13That according to masters in health care, 90% of US nursing homes have staff levels too low foradequate care, and one nurses aid may have to care for up to 30 people any given day?
  9. 9. Stressed out?Just relax..., May 19, 13Just, remember the trick is not to get stressed out no matter how overwhelmed you feel andalways put a smile on. Take a time out if needed, don’t take a chance of getting ‘burnt out’ ifyou need a minute to breathe take it.
  10. 10., it’s thelittle things!Sunday, May 19, 13Empathy is a sense of understanding, think for a minute about the person you are taking careof. Every night for the last 50 years have they went to sleep with the t.v. on? Or, did they havea glass of water? Think about your own routine and having to change it, because you are aresident in a nursing home; a little scary don’t you think?
  11. 11., May 19, 13Here is one easy example of how to practice empathy at your nursing home.Can we have a show of hands of all the people who like to come to work here?Now, imagine you are a resident, would you like to live here for the very good possibility youwill die here?If your answer is no to both you have more in common with your residents than you thought.You don’t like being here for eight hours, imagine how they feel spending what’s left og theirlife living here.
  12. 12., ABUSE!!!Sunday, May 19, 13The sad part about it, is even though nursing staff are mandated by law to report abuse,many times they don’t. Did you know according to Masters in Health Care more than 30% ofall nursing homes experience some form of resident abuse and 90% of the abusers areknown; yet only 20% of abuse cases are ever reported.
  13. 13. How would you feel?If it was someone you knew?, May 19, 13Put yourself in the position of being your residents family member. Nursing homes are madeup of mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, and etc. every person you take care of has or had afamily in the past. How would you treat your family member.
  14. 14. ofabusersare known.Only 20%are everreported...Sunday, May 19, 13It is scary to think that 90% of the abusers in the nursing home are known and only 20% areever reported.
  15. 15. Golden Rule;Sunday, May 19, 13Empathy and compassion in the nursing profession can be summed up by the golden rulesaying. Do unto others as you would want to be treated.
  16. 16., May 19, 13I once had a resident that had what we all believed to have a heart attack. There was roughly15 minutes left of my shift, and she asked me if I would wait with her until the EMT’s showedup. I agreed and I ran into trouble with my supervisor because I waited with her instead offinishing my paper work. But what would you do? She was scared and alone, and I knew if itwas me I would want someone to wait with me especially if my fate was uncertain.
  17. 17., May 19, 13Did you know according to Toles, M., Young, H., & Ouslander, J. (2012) that more than 75% ofnursing homes residents experience end-of-life depression? How will you express yourempathy and how would you want to be treated?
  18. 18., May 19, 13In review here are some great ways you can help bring compassion and empathy back tonursing.
  19. 19. the mostof your time,even thoughyou maynot have much.Report allabuseNO matter what!Sunday, May 19, 13Remember to make the most of your time, even if you don’t have that much of it andremember to report all suspected abuse to your supervisor.
  20. 20., May 19, 13Just remember your taking care of someones family member; try to understand what they aregoing through.