Photo of a mannequin prepared to transfer using a crossed sling.
This episode features Spelman College student with ADHD who is acing the test when it comes to confronting mental health challenges. Experts offer tips to identify red flags and respond positively to help children with mental health challenges. We introduce “Difference Maker” Dr. John Rhodes, a prominent cardiologist who might never have become a doctor without his own dyslexia diagnosis.
A clipart illustration suggesting autonomy, as featured in section 6.2 of the Nursing Management and Professional Concepts textbook.
Photograph showing a comparison of Chest with Normal Anterior/Posterior Diameter (A) to a Barrel Chest(B) in a simulated patient.
In this toolkit, we will explore ways to maintain a compassionate presence in our interactions with students, families, and colleagues. The rationale for this work as described in the first circle (Compassion Resilience) on the school toolkit home page, points to many positive outcomes for us and others. It turns out that coming from a mindset of compassion greatly contributes to our job and life satisfaction.
Simply put, Compassion is concern for the wellbeing of others. It includes both the awareness of others’ distress coupled with a desire to alleviate it. At the same time that we desire to alleviate another’s distress, we also are confronted with the reality that we cannot “fix” another person’s pain. Throughout this toolkit we will explore our professional role in alleviating student, colleague and other’s distress while maintaining our well-being, in other words, we will focus on growing our compassion resilience.
Photo showing a cone to prevent hand contracture (left) and a palm protector (right).
An illustration of an algorithm based on the 2019 National Guidelines for Nursing Delegation that can be used when deciding if a nursing task can be delegated. Featured in section 3.4 of the Nursing Management and Professional Concepts textbook.
Addressing health disparities and cultural sensitivity is considered a crucial skill in the healthcare sector. Adding topics of diversity and inclusion in your class curriculum will bring awareness to health inequities in healthcare systems and talk about ways advocate and create system change.