Showing posts from October, 2015

When Laziness Strikes

Why are we lazy sometimes? Is it because it is a natural tendency for humans to feel it. Alternatively, it is because we are easily affected by the things we see in our environment, such that we mimic the behaviors of others like inaction. This is the focus of my blogpost. In stress reactions, there is a phenomenon we call fight and flight response in which either our body and psyche will confront all stress-producing events, or opts not to deal with them at all. From this, we can say that human can be lazy when the things and tasks we must accomplish either no longer challenges us or simply overwhelming us. So, sudden change in the quality and quantity of to-do list can lead one to be lazy or the opposite enthusiastic response. Thus, to counteract laziness, it is crucial to adjust these lists of actions. Take it easy. Remove the most demanding and hope things become better, instead of getting worse. On the other hand, laziness can be an influence of the culture and environment. This

Embrace Change

The only constant in the world is change. It is a popular statement that is easy to understood, but hardly embraced in reality for most of us will settle for something non-risky and reflective of status quo. This will always yield a constant struggle for anyone who is caught in a whirlwind of change that may not be destructive rather the opposite, but still change itself become a  tremendous force one could not fathom or manage with ease. As I start my work in a new work place, I have learned to adapt perhaps well as I experienced previously in various places as an on-call personel. I consider it as a positive strong factor why things perhaps are going pretty well in spite of the new routine and workmates. The learning curve is so steep that there are tasks I never did before I actually do it with efficiency now. Although the process of learning itself has been a challenge due to my language limitations, requiring me to do more such that after each of my duty, I feel very tired. Howev

Countertransference is Real

Since I became aware of the prerequisites of a professional nurse-client relationship, I kept myself delivering nursing care with empathy but consciously avoiding countertransference. It is a phenomenon when health care providers show and exhibit more feelings than expected to their patients. Theoretically and empirically speaking, it is a response to transference when patients develop dependency feelings towards their caretakers. With regards to this, never did I imagine that I myself experience countertransference, most especially this period of me changing work place or nursing home. How did this happen and how I plan to address this are the focus of this blogpost. It so happen that six months ago I needed to make a bold decision of choosing one work place or nursing home for me to focus on. I made a pretty good decision as I selected a closed psychiatry department with the city's most challenging patients to handle in terms of mood swings, workload and attention needs. Previou