http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/75536060@N07/7346203738/in/photostream/Bringing 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.
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/49889874@N05/5645164344/Here 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.
Where will you be,in 50 years?http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/dyniss/6213421710/sizes/l/in/photostream/Sunday, 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?
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/45889790@N06/4242631830/How 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?
Your residents aresomeone’s family member.http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/30333027@N00/8134143560/Sunday, May 19, 13Every resident you take care of is someones family member.
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/34316967@N04/4732635256/sizes/l/in/photostream/Making 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?
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/7438870@N04/2122263299/It’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.
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/27979524@N00/5524851431/Did 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?
Stressed out?Just relax...http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/72159404@N00/466293417/Sunday, 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.
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/43102195@N08/5083220587/Remember, 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?
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/7438870@N04/2122263299/Sunday, 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.
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/37504392@N00/179573530/REPORT, 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.
How would you feel?If it was someone you knew?http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/23876767@N00/1112627557/Sunday, 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.
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/61411590@N03/6021399416/90% 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.
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/89306448@N00/3473195977/The 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.
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/33924196@N08/3300967917/Sunday, 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.
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/12836528@N00/2811155478/Sunday, 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?
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/41304165@N04/3973247231/Sunday, May 19, 13In review here are some great ways you can help bring compassion and empathy back tonursing.
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/25704219@N04/3821120232/http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/37504392@N00/179573530Make 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.
http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/53326337@N00/8043812614/Sunday, May 19, 13Just remember your taking care of someones family member; try to understand what they aregoing through.