Pam "SFSOM" in TN Posted July 16, 2008 Share Posted July 16, 2008 Ok, so tomorrow is my last day of gerontology clinicals. You would think I would be a happy, smiling, did I mention happy?, girl, but no. (Sorry, Grace.) Because me being the lackadaisical la dee da kinda girl that I am, I waited til The. Last. Day. to turn in 90% of my work. Why, you ask? Why, because the absolutely insane instructor let me/us. (She's insane for other reasons, but this one impacts me personally.) I have no willpower for this clinical. I have no discipline for this clinical. I have no drive or interest, except for the hands on care aspect, for this clinical. So here I sit, staring at three journal entries, four nursing intervention entries, 1/2 of one care plan, a quality of life survey, a "What's Your Aging IQ?" survey, and three "assessments" to finish. Oh, and a post conference presentation on end-of-life care and an article summary. It's all due tomorrow by 8 am. :001_huh: The "What's Your Aging IQ?" survey I'm wrapping up was taken by my "neighbor," a "67 y/o" male named "Bill Smith" who resembles my husband very closely. (VERY closely. Note the initials of Mr. Smith.) Crazy instructor told us with many a wink that in this class, it was permissible and expected to employ a great deal of "creative writing" in completing our care plans and other assignments. Soooo, being the obedient student that I am, I am looking up things that matter to me in, say, being an RN and being creative about the parts that really just are about being a decent human being. Like as in, "Patient expresses distress about missing her seven chihuahuas at home. Student Nurse Pam obtains picture of the yapping hunds from patient's husband and places it by the bedside. Patient expresses a sense of relief and joy at being able to see her "babies" every day as evidenced by smiling, relaxing, and lowered HR and BP." Uh huh. Well, anyway, I figured in the interest of wasting even MORE time, I would post about it here. The theory gerontology class that accompanies this clinical class is WONderful, btw, and I am learning tons. It's very strange to me that the clinical is so horrible. For some weird reason, I'm not a bit stressed. Why is that, I wonder? I imagine the reason is that, to steal from the country song, my give a durn's busted. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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