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Reflection on Illness, Death, and Hospitalization: Perspectives of Patients, Families, and Doctors

   

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Running head: NURSING 1
Nursing
Student’s Name
Institutional Affiliation
Reflection on Illness, Death, and Hospitalization: Perspectives of Patients, Families, and Doctors_1

NURSING 2
Nursing
Introduction
A reflection is a consideration or serious thought about something. This essay reflects on
the experience of illness, death and hospitalization from a perspective of the patient, family and
doctor. The paper employs the five R’s framework (Bain, Ballantyne, Mills and Lester, 2002).
Reporting
The patient had horrible dermatitis on the hands. He kept being given creams to put on
the hand. However, dermatitis never went away making her suffer for months. The patient
struggled with the condition and decided to find a solution by herself. The patient hopped on
google which suggested giving up milk or lactose. The patient implemented the suggestion
which cleared his hands in less than two weeks. The patient terms the event to be a coincidence.
The patient goes ahead to tell us that food allergies and intolerances are not popular (Bray,
2017). So the doctors should not limit themselves on curing a particular symptom but get a
proper understanding of the condition.
The second article talks about doctor’s experience. The doctor had a patient named Albeit
(All healthcare, 2018). The patient was lethargic throughout the care duration. However, after a
certain period, the doctor asked the patient if she would give her a smile which she did. The
doctor tells us that the patient knew that she was enjoying taking care of him. The smile heart
warmed the doctor. It was an indication of satisfaction.
The third story brings forth a reflection from a family perspective. The video presents
Donna who talks about her son. Vance was admitted in the surgical unit after having an accident
(Canadian Safety Institute, 2011). She kept raising concerns regarding the condition of her son to
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