December 18 marks the END of my TWO-YEAR RETURN SERVICE. Two years ago, I started working as a research assistant at Health Futures Foundation, Inc. Seven months after, I left the organization to become a staff nurse at the Philippine General Hospital. I believe I have completed my RSA and is now therefore "free" of … Continue reading RSA 2 of 2
VIOLENCE IN THE HOSPITAL EXISTS. We seldom talk about it because we think it's "part of the job" or that we "signed up for it". This is a skewed view of what nursing really is. Priority is given to patient care but self-care should be given equal importance. I believe violence in the hospital - … Continue reading Care for those who care
I agree that: 1) further research on Cannabis' efficacy and safety should be done under strict protocols (provided by national institutions) to ensure patient safety and safeguard public health. 2) any policy, especially public health policies, should be evidence-based. "UP Manila says 'NO' to Medical Cannabis Legalization" Download whole document: https://www.upm.edu.ph/node/2264
Pt asks about procedure Pt: Sabi nung nurse... Pre-res: Wag kayo maniwala sa nurses. Sa amin ka maniwala, sa mga gaya kong naka-white coat. Conversations like this support the misconception that nurses are dumb and "alila ng doktor". Maybe we could simply correct the wrong statement (if indeed it's wrong) and do away with statements … Continue reading No to HCP shaming
I keep a record of the most memorable lines I hear in PGH. Some aren't funny, of course, but they remain to have an impact on me up to this day. To celebrate my first anniversary in PGH (08/01/17), I share with you the top ten lines I overheard at the Department of Neurosciences as … Continue reading Top Ten Lines Overheard at the Department of Neurosciences
There are times when I find myself crying inside my bedroom. I cry when one of my patients die. I cry when I feel alone. I cry when I think I could've done things better. More importantly, I cry when I realize I am lost. I am lost in the sense that at my young … Continue reading Lost, Not Yet Found
On January 26, my partner and I got tested for HIV. Here are few things you need to know about HIV and the test: A. What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. If left untreated, HIV can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Unlike some other viruses, the human body can’t get rid … Continue reading Know your status.