Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, they further go on to discuss trauma as having long term reactions that include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks and even physical symptoms like headaches (American Psychological association, 2016) .
meaningful life and death:
A death represents the soul’s elevation to a higher level, it nevertheless remains a painful experience for the survivors. At the same time, it must serve — as must all experiences in life — as a lesson. We must see death not as a negative force, but as an opportunity for growth. except from Towards a meaningful life (Jacobson, 2004).
meaningful life and death:
A death represents the soul’s elevation to a higher level, even so it remains a painful experience for the survivors. At the same time, it must serve — as must all experiences in life — as a lesson. We must see death not as a negative force, but as an opportunity for growth. except from Towards a meaningful life (Jacobson, 2004).
Patients that seemed unmotivated for therapy, this always did puzzle me. A patient fractured his leg twice, but both accounts were traumatic. The first event was an assault, the second was a MVA where her father died from the collision. The patient was managed by a tibia external and internal fixation. Physiotherapy treatment involves maintenance of the patient post operative to prevent secondary complications. This patient was not co-operative at all, she said “she was in pain”. At the time this was irrelevant.
“Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do”. – Don Galer
Excessive avoidance of reminders of the loss and compulsive proximity seeking have been identified as part of grief (Shear, 2014). Stress is the importance of refraining from unwarranted diagnosis. They discuss the importance of evaluating a bereaved person. Patients can be unresponsive in many situations. Clinicians need to recognize and treat those disorders because when present they, cause significant morbidity or mortality. Dr Stephen Klaskoa on tedx commented in an interview about the future of medicine from a medical student. As a final year student facing clinical and ethical dilemmas of dealing with grieving patients and on the verge of graduating, self actualization and motivation was renewed from this video.
A subjective history from the patients mother helped me discover or redefine the concept of humility and Ubuntu. She hinted to the grief her son was suffering. Allied health care professional students are taught to reflect when seeing patients. I realized after critical reflection trauma can be psychological as well as physical. Not being able to figure why the patient was demotivated i thought of myself. I love, physiotherapy. Steve Jobs commented at a commencement lecture, stay young and foolish (Youtubecom: jobs , 2016 Stay young and foolish) about life and death. His speech is about positive reinforcement with right support structures. The patient was in pain psychological and physical pain. Physiotherapy protocol for an orthopedic patient post operative trauma involves mobilizing the patient and prevention of secondary complication. A referral when indicated within the healthcare system. This made me realize i needed to make a referral to a clinical psychologist to help the patient. Being unable to respond to the patient also left me wounded, but after my own soul searching a found the fear of death and the true meaning of a meaningful life.
To sum up with words from Esther Giller of the Sidran Institute that helps clients deal with trauma. ” we all use the word “trauma” in every day language to mean a highly stressful event. But the key to understanding traumatic events is that it refers to extreme stress that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope. There are no clear divisions between stress, trauma, and adaptation.” (Sidranorg, 2016) there is more to words than what meets the eye, we are health care students because i believe we care. (Youtubecom dr klasko, 2016) because we are health care professionals.
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