During our fourth-year majority of us are still rotating in different specialties and learning about ways to contribute to patient care. I think that fourth-year rotations are extremely important because they allow you as students to practice your skills and perfect them before becoming a resident. Although the rotations are in specialties different than the […]
Do “Love Languages” Matter in Patient Care?
Have you ever read the book or taken the quiz to find out your “love language?” There are 5 of them—words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, acts of service, physical touch. I’m pretty split between words of affirmation and physical touch. I always wondered, how does this relate to patient care or does it even […]
IPE Day 3: Communicating for better patient safety.
For the second activity, we watched a video about patient safety. This was a disheartening story about a woman’s mother who had been living at the senior’s care center but had not been very well tended to. The personal support worker (PSW) was the first person to notice necrotic growth on her mother’s heel which […]