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Spiritual Care in Hospice October 30, 2005

Posted by danucube in Nursing, Palliative, Prenursing, Volunteer.
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I attended a 1/2 day training yesterday as a Spiritual Care Companion with a local hospice that I do some volunteer work once in a while.  It was informative.  Did learn one compact definition of spirituality (there are so many different ones) which I like.  It is define as “the expression/experience of the divine”.  I think this is a decent definition for faith traditions that have some kind of divine.  The definition do not of course apply to those faith tradition really do not have a concept of the “divine”.  Need to take some time to go over some of the readings.

I was going to just get some training and not going to sign up.  But I changed my mind at the end of the class since I notice I am the only “Christian” there.  This is the first such class and we are the first volunteers in this area.  By joining, I would play a part in making the Spiritual Care volunteer team more complete as we need people from all faiths and spirituality. 

Critical Incident Debriefing Update Class October 26, 2005

Posted by danucube in Prenursing.
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Just finished two days of Critical Incident Debriefing Update Class. Like the basic class, lots of heavy stuff with classmates from police, fire, you name it… etc. But also like the first class, it is surprisingly renewing despite the emotional heavy stuff. Maybe it has to do with the ability to “unload” emotionally in a safe environment.

WST got in October 2, 2005

Posted by danucube in Nursing, Prenursing.
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Yesterday I got to take the WST test. I was one of the “standby” and I made it in. Actually all the “standby” made it in. The person who is in charge of the line was telling us that sometimes it gets really bad as people start to stand in line around 5 o’clock in the morning. For me it was not bad as I was standing in line around 7 o’clock in the morning and there were only about 10 people in line at that time.

I don’t know how well or bad I did on the WST test. All I care is that I pass. If I don’t pass, I would be in trouble as I would not be able to take any upper division courses.