Saturday, October 6, 2007

Saturday pilgrimage!

The pilgrimage turned out just what it ought to be, i came across to see a lot of religious personalities in our visit at Sto.Domingo Church at Quezon City and San Agustin Church and now a museum at Intramuros, Manila. I was astound on how the san agustin church last for about 400 years in the making! well aside from it's structure it has a very rich history that one day is not enough for a visit! i suggest you guys to come and see their museum with a lot of peculiar things from the past and you will really appreciate it's one of a kind uniqueness! take note San agustin church is the oldest church in our country and one of the world's best heritage site!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Phases of COPAR!

1.PRE-ENTRY phase
  • is the initial phase of the organizing process where the community organizer looks for communities to serve/help
  • it is considered as the simplest phase in terms of actual outputs, activities, and strategies and time to spent for it.
2.ENTRY phase
  • sometimes called the social preparation phase as the activities done here include the sensitizations of the people on the critical events in their life, motivating them to share their dreams and ideas on how to manage their concerns and eventually mobilizing them to take collective action.
  • entails the formation of more formal structures and inclusion of formal procedures of planning implementing and evaluating community wide activities.
  • it is at this phase where the organized leaders or groups are being given trainings to develop their KSA in managing their own concerns/programs.
  • it occurs when the community organization has already established and the community members are already actively participating in community wide undertakings.
  • at this point the different committees set up in the organization building phase are already expected to be functioning by the way of planning, implementing with guidance from the community wide organization

PSD adventure!

Phil. School For the Deaf is a public and government owned institution, it is where children with hearing disabilities, such as those deaf and with hard of hearing are being enrolled for the opportunity to study just like the normal child enrolled in a normal grade school. My visit to that school is a one of a kind adventure where i got to know a lot of information about that institution. I am amazed on how the teachers play their role as an advocate to the children with hearing disability. One amazing features of the school is that they are using the ASL or American Sign Language of course it is designed to their deaf students, and one of the challenging task for me is to learn on how to used it as a medium of communication. but of course not for my profession but for the purpose of getting to know the world of silence. And when we got to talk with a teacher in that institution i was again amazed on how he answers our question, for me she is a woman of wisdom, and when i had the opportunity to ask her degree she is proud to say that she is a BS psychology graduate! after the interview has subsided we went to the office of the guidance counselor and i am very thankful for their kindness and hospitality that they shown to us, i would suggest you guys to visit that institution it is one of the most fulfilling job that iv'e done

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Disease description: organization of answers

"In A Surgeon's Gown, Physicians May Make Some Clinical Progress":
Predisposing factors
Macroscopic appearance
Microscopic appearance
Clinical features

Nursing intervention for Diabetic Patients!

D- diet

I- insulin

A- anti diabetic agents

B- blood glucose monitoring

E- exercise

T- transplant of pancreas

E-ensure adequate nutrition

S-scrupulous foot care

Intimacy vs. Isolation?

this developmental task according to Erikson, is one of the most critical in the life of a person in my own point of view.Why? because this is the time where most of the young adult tends to formed relationship with the opposite sex, and for me establishing an intimacy with them is one of the most important thing that we must be serious of. in fact this having a serious relationship with the opposite sex is a very challenging part of the persons emotional aspect. and if one does not develop an intimate relationship with his partner he will be fixated on this stage and that is the reason why many individuals violate the law of polygamy and polyandry...

10 herbal plants approved by the DOH!

1. Sambong (Blumea balsamifera)- English name: Blumea camphora. A diuretic that helps in the excretion of urinary stones. It can also be used as an edema.

2. Akapulko (Cassia alata) - also known as "bayabas-bayabasan" and "ringworm bush" in English, this herbal medicine is used to treat ringworms and skin fungal infections.

3. Niyog-niyogan (Quisqualis indica L.) - is a vine known as "Chinese honey suckle". It is effective in the elimination of intestinal worms, particularly the Ascaris and Trichina. Only the dried matured seeds are medicinal -crack and ingest the dried seeds two hours after eating (5 to 7 seeds for children & 8 to 10 seeds for adults). If one dose does not eliminate the worms, wait a week before repeating the dose.

4. Tsaang Gubat (Ehretia microphylla Lam.) - Prepared like tea, this herbal medicine is effective in treating intestinal motility and also used as a mouth wash since the leaves of this shrub has high fluoride content.

5.Ampalaya (Momordica charantia) - known as "bitter gourd" or "bitter melon" in English, it most
known as a treatment of diabetes (diabetes mellitus), for the non-insulin dependent patients.

6. Lagundi (Vitex negundo) - known in English as the "5-leaved chaste tree". It's main use is for
the relief of coughs and asthma.

7.Ulasimang Bato (Peperomia pellucida) - also known as "pansit-pansitan" it is effective in
fighting arthritis and gout. The leaves can be eaten fresh (about a cupful) as salad or like tea.
For the decoction, boil a cup of clean chopped leaves in 2 cups of water. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes.
Strain, let cool and drink a cup after meals (3 times day).

8. Bayabas (Psidium guajava) - "guava" in English. It is primarily used as an antiseptic, to
disinfect wounds. Also, it can be used as a mouth wash to treat tooth decay and gum infection.

9. Bawang (Allium sativum) - popularly known as "garlic", it mainly reduces cholesterol in the
blood and hence, helps control blood pressure.

10. Yerba Buena (Clinopodium douglasii) - commonly known as Peppermint, this vine is used as
an analgesic to relive body aches and pain. It can be taken internally as a decoction or externally by pounding the leaves and applied directly on the afflicted area.

courtesy of Department of health.

9 Warning signs of Cancer

C-change in bowel or bladder habits

A- a sore that does not heal

U- unusual bleeding or discharge

T-thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere

I- indigestion and difficulty in swallowing

O- obvious change in wart or mole

N- nagging or hoarseness of voice

U- unexplained anemia

S- sudden weight loss

beware of this 9 warning signs of cancer! be an advocate of healthy lifestyle!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Delivery Room phenomenon!

before i was assign in fabella, I come first to experienced a lot of heartbreaking and dashing moments in the delivery room!

My first duty at 10pm was one of the exciting and nerve racking experienced for me, because of the reason that i still don't know the do's and dont's in that special area, my groupmates and I was a little bit anxious and afraid on what is our stand when a patient comes and oh my she is fully dilated!!! we didn't know what to do even our c.i. told us to relax and fell the beat still we were very afraid to face that real life situation! but despite of the shortcomings and a little bit idea on what is the real picture of a mother who is giving birt to his son we still managed the situation and thank God for the baby is alived and he is a babyBOY!

continuation... The Fabella Fever!

Dr.Jose Fabella memorial Hospital is one of the best institution that i can hardly say when it comes to mother and child health!

my first day i that institution was a shock for me because of the smell and the clinical set up is not so good or it is not pleasing for a person's environment. but when we come to know our mentor C.I. we were very thankful because she is very kind, funny, considerate, and one of a kind nurse in that institution!

the following days was one of the best time of my clinical experienced since i was exposed to the nursing stuff!i can barely say that i am very thankful that i was once a nursing student in that area!

the third year challenge!

i just want to share something about my experiences during my clinical experiences since the our class started last june! I was a little bit shock about the whole stuff of being a student of level 3. my first rotation was in one of the health centers in the city of paranaque! for me it is a very challenging experienced and a quite tiring duty because you will come to cross with different people in the field.Good thing about it is the fulfillment of my daily task! i really miss that whole thing!

pro life or pro choice

stem cell research are you in favor of it???

me personally when i first heard that thing i was quite amaze on how the procedure is all about. but when i came across on it contents i was largely disappointed because of it's effect to the life of an embryo or even a blastocyst or a trophoblast!

the question here in ethics is what principle is being manifested is it the
principle of beneficence or
principle of non maleficence???

think about it! just post a comment if you want to add something... thanks

A new journey!

hello to everyone! just created my blog and i don't know how to manage it. maybe in due time i can post a lot of my experiences in the nursing school about my clinical duty and a whole lot more of stories that one can relate to my stories even your just an ordinary person! thanks! good day!