I should be working on an outline for Pharmacology to study in downtime at clinicals tomorrow, but I can't seem to get started. All I want to do is take a bath (thank you, Lush addiction) and hang with the hubs for awhile.
Re: my last entry about how I had a feeling I wasn't going to like the SNF-life? Yeah, I don't. A lot of my classmates think that it's a downer, but that's not my problem. I guess in some ways it is, but I'm of the mind that my feelings aren't necessarily congruent to the patient's feelings/needs, so my downer could be much more positive in their eyes. I am catching on to that whole ideal that the patient's view of the situation supersedes my own. Novel, huh? I am actually assigned to a very nice facility that has its own beauty parlor, movie night and lounge to play Wii (loved the residents playing Wii bowling!). I think being in a place with elders of differing states of ability, memory capacity and other things reminds even the whippersnappiest among us that one day, we could be in the same position. And no one wants to think about that.
My problem is that I'm bored. I know, I know. While I realize that this is prime time for understanding and applying some of the art of nursing aspects we've discussed in class, my science of nursing side can't help but want something clinically interesting to come along. I'm going to spend my time this rotation working on it.