This week, I start a clinical component of my education, in a nursing home. So, to prepare us, the school had us watch a 20 minute or so video put out by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. It was about psychiatric issues in residential care facilities, including dementia. It was very thorough, blunt, and educational. (I will admit it was also similar to life with an autistic child.)
Anyways, we had a pop verbal quiz by our instructor, which was as enlightening as the lecture we had, as well as the video. It was just one question.
“What was the name of the four residents highlighted in the video?”
And this is why I want to stay here. I’ve run into more compassionate people here, than anywhere else.