Saturday, October 6, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
- 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.
- 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
Thursday, October 4, 2007
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.
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
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!
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!
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