Clinton and Trump’s Views on Healthcare

I found this link that is the most unbiased article I have read about the topic. It discusses both what Clinton and Trump have stated they would want to do in regards to health care. This was written before the election took place. It covers multiple topics. I do not know all the logistics of … Continue reading Clinton and Trump’s Views on Healthcare

I found this link that is the most unbiased article I have read about the topic. It discusses both what Clinton and Trump have stated they would want to do in regards to health care. This was written before the election took place. It covers multiple topics. I do not know all the logistics of costs and insurance and such while working as a nurse because I am not in that role yet. Having said that, I am not entirely sure how the election will affect me as a future nurse, but look forward to reading other articles by you guys!

http://blog.supplementalhealthcare.com/patient-care-forum/how-2016-presidential-election-will-impact-healthcare

Unplugged

I spent a good amount of time on Saturday disconnecting from technology and the class as well. Since you assigned us this assignment, I decided it would be a good time to disconnect from school as well, as it almost goes hand in hand with technology. On my hike, I saw a variety of people […]

I spent a good amount of time on Saturday disconnecting from technology and the class as well. Since you assigned us this assignment, I decided it would be a good time to disconnect from school as well, as it almost goes hand in hand with technology. On my hike, I saw a variety of people and how they interacted with other people and technology. I went on a hike as a therapeutic release from everything. I saw people challenging themselves and racing through the trail, and I also saw the opposite, people strolling through the trail stopping to look at every interesting little thing. And then there were also photographers, both landscape photographers and selfie takers. I noticed generally that people who rushed through the trail were generally less disconnected than individuals who stopped to look at things. Also, people in groups were more likely to talk amongst themselves and were generally less likely to use their phone aside from pictures. Overall, I noticed that people on the trail were less likely to be on their phones than people out and about such as the mall. This could partly be due to the lack of reception out on hiking trails which prevent people from communicating with other people through their phones so that they tend to use their phones less. Overall, it was interesting observing people on hiking trails and how they interact with one another and technology as it was different than how people are at a mall.

Disconnect

I chose Saturday to disconnect from the internet, phone, email, text, computer, and television. I prepared breakfast with my kids; we ate as a whole family, which rarely happens due to our busy school/ work schedules. Saturday was a good day for me to choose to disconnect since my kids were home, so no need … Continue reading “Disconnect”

I chose Saturday to disconnect from the internet, phone, email, text, computer, and television. I prepared breakfast with my kids; we ate as a whole family, which rarely happens due to our busy school/ work schedules. Saturday was a good day for me to choose to disconnect since my kids were home, so no need to call or text to pick up from school, and I had to study for my medsurg exam. Later that evening, we had family visit, this lady who came from back home (Palestine) to seek medical help to her chronic authorities. She was a very sweet lady, who reminded me of my sisters that live far away. I felt connected to her in the same way that I connect to my patients in the hospital, I felt the pain and suffering in her voice, while there is no cure for her disease. She was telling me about the daily struggles of having the disease. Then I had to use the computer to search for medical centers that she can go to get advice or therapy for her arthritis disease. It was not that hard to disconnect from technology that day since I had so many things to do, but I sure did not last for 24 hours!

Disconnected

This weekend I was able to disconnect for half the day. My brother who lives in San Diego came to town to visit so I decided this was the perfect time to disconnect! We were able to go out for a nice quiet breakfast and visit with my dad. It is always rejuvenating when you […]

This weekend I was able to disconnect for half the day. My brother who lives in San Diego came to town to visit so I decided this was the perfect time to disconnect! We were able to go out for a nice quiet breakfast and visit with my dad. It is always rejuvenating when you get to turn all social media off and just enjoy each others company. I have to say it was stressful to disconnect before a test because I kept thinking in the back of my head that this time should be spent on studying! However at the end of the day I always cherish the time I get to spend with my family and would rather do that over studying!

Disconnecting

I must say that this week was a pretty tough week to find some adequate time to disconnect from electronics given that we had a test to prep for and many of our resources are online. None the less, I did find some time on both Friday and Saturday to disconnect from my electronics. On … Continue reading “Disconnecting”

I must say that this week was a pretty tough week to find some adequate time to disconnect from electronics given that we had a test to prep for and many of our resources are online. None the less, I did find some time on both Friday and Saturday to disconnect from my electronics. On Friday I was babysitting 4 little cute kids, so I was able to play games with them and step away from the TV, phone and computer. Then, on Saturday I was able to get away from electronics to when my family all got together to celebrate my cousin’s twins first birthday party.

It was pretty refreshing to take a couple hours each day and forget about all the electronics and constantly being connected with every little thing out there.

Disconnecting

Last Friday, I disconnected for a couple hours. I was not on my phone, using the internet or or any other devices. It felt great to disconnect and being able to appreciate the human interactions that I unfortunately don’t get to see as much because of studying. However, during the time I spent disconnecting, I … Continue reading “Disconnecting”

Last Friday, I disconnected for a couple hours. I was not on my phone, using the internet or or any other devices. It felt great to disconnect and being able to appreciate the human interactions that I unfortunately don’t get to see as much because of studying. However, during the time I spent disconnecting, I did watch a sporting event with my family. However, I still felt disconnected to the digital world because I enjoyed the presence of the different individuals that were around me.

“Disconnecting”

It was definitely a challenge to disconnect from all electronic devices for a day – or even part of a day. It did make me realize how dependent we are on our computers and phones for communication, school, news, and entertainment. I was able to avoid use of my phone while I was at Church … Continue reading ““Disconnecting””

It was definitely a challenge to disconnect from all electronic devices for a day – or even part of a day. It did make me realize how dependent we are on our computers and phones for communication, school, news, and entertainment.

I was able to avoid use of my phone while I was at Church last Sunday, and it was a perfect opportunity to observe people. For the first couple of hours, I was able to engage in many conversations with people outside of texting or calling. It definitely makes communication more meaningful. There is an added dynamic and meaning to words when you’re able to view a person’s facial expression. The last couple of hours, I spent helping in my church nursery. I helped watch and play with nearly 20 three-year olds. It was definitely amusing listening to them try new vocabulary words that weren’t always within their proper context, and interact with each other in limited ways: “you need to share,” “you’re my friend,” “I’m this many years old…” The nursery was an entirely different world with unique dynamics in conversation and interaction that contrasted very sharply from the previous couple hours I spent conversing with adults.

This was a challenging assignment, because so many people try to contact you via your electronic devices even if you decide to put them away for a day… or part of a day. It was interesting seeing how many people constantly walk around with their phone in their hand ready to use, but it was also interesting to see the difference in facial expression when people were engaging with each other instead of with text messages. There was more genuine enjoyment written on their faces. I enjoyed the opportunity to make a conscious effort to engage with others outside of electronic devices.

Disconnecting

On Saturday, I decided to disconnect from technology, and let’s just say it was not as easy as I had thought. At first, it was really difficult for me to distract myself with something other than my phone. As the day progressed, I managed to get past the urge to use my phone, by using … Continue reading “Disconnecting”

On Saturday, I decided to disconnect from technology, and let’s just say it was not as easy as I had thought. At first, it was really difficult for me to distract myself with something other than my phone. As the day progressed, I managed to get past the urge to use my phone, by using my time wisely and doing some studying. I realized that without my phone, I was able to get more studying done without having my phone buzzing every 30 seconds. After studying, I had lunch with my family, which during meal times I usually plug in my headphones and I’m on my phone the entire time, but this time I actually joined the conversation and I got to hear how everyone’s day was going and I even interacted with my younger siblings, which I haven’t done much of lately. Usually, after a meal, I go to my room and I watch some TV, turn use my laptop, or go on my phone, but I knew I needed to distract myself, so I decided to play with my 6 years old brother. I helped him with his homework and we even went to get a haircut together and some ice cream afterward, something we haven’t done in awhile, due to me being busy with school and work. It wasn’t until around 7 o’clock, where I could not find anything around me to distract me from using technology, so unfortunately, at this time, I gave in and I pulled out my phone and started checking all my missed calls, texts, and emails I had received throughout the day. This exercise really made me realize that I use technology almost every second of the day, more than I probably should. I also realized that I don’t have to be on my phone when I’m eating a meal with my family. It was eye-opening to see how much I miss out on during meal times and all the conversations that go on, such as hearing about how everyone is doing. I realized that it’s quite disrespectful to my family to plug in my headphones and block them out during meals. I noticed that during meals, my family talks about a lot of things, such as the presidential election, scandals, school, upcoming events, and much more. Not paying attention leaves me out of the loop and I’m not aware of issues that my siblings might be going through, such as filling out college applications and parent-teacher conferences. After a couple of hours without technology, I can say that I need to change my habits, like putting my phone away for awhile, and  pay attention to the things going around me because someone might need my attention. I learned that I need to disconnect more often from technology because there are more important things going on around me, than a new Youtube video

Disconnecting

I was able to stay disconnected for about 4 hours on Sunday. I turned my phone off (probably for the first time ever), I shut down my computer, and my TV. I was able to notice with time how board I got. I was able to notice how silent the house was and how every … Continue reading Disconnecting

I was able to stay disconnected for about 4 hours on Sunday. I turned my phone off (probably for the first time ever), I shut down my computer, and my TV. I was able to notice with time how board I got. I was able to notice how silent the house was and how every one of my family members were either watching TV, on their phone or computer. It made me realize how dependent and hooked our generation is on technology. Disconnecting from technology allowed me to really focus on reading without distraction from my phone. At times I would grab my phone without realizing, just to check it and then notice it was turned off for a reason. This really made me realize how hooked and dependent I was on my phone. With this realization, I decided from now on I would turn off my phone or keep it on silent while I study just to see how much more studying and work I could focus on and get done. This was a very interesting and eye opening activity.

“Disconnecting”

This assignment was really hard for me. I realized how dependent I am on technology! I started the morning off strong and never checked my phone, stayed away from the computer, and all other electronics. I spent some great quality time with my kids and was totally focused on them without allowing anything else to … Continue reading ““Disconnecting””

This assignment was really hard for me. I realized how dependent I am on technology! I started the morning off strong and never checked my phone, stayed away from the computer, and all other electronics. I spent some great quality time with my kids and was totally focused on them without allowing anything else to distract me. I left my house later that afternoon to go study and quickly realized that studying wouldn’t be as easy without access to my powerpoint slides and the internet. I continued to stay strong and did reading from my book. After an hour or so I had heard multiple text messages come through my phone and it then rang twice. I couldn’t help but to check my phone to make sure my kids were ok and it wasn’t the babysitter calling about an emergency. After I caved in once it was really hard not to do it again! So much of our class material and resources are online and I really wanted to follow the powerpoints as I read the book and studied. I ended up taking my computer out and using it. In total I lasted about 6 or 7 hours and also managed to get my sister really annoyed with me for “ignoring” her texts from earlier that day. It was a big eye opener on how dependent we all are on technology. The quality time I spent with my family by putting my phone and other electronics away was really fun and we all enjoyed it. It made me realize I need to work on making a more conscious effort to be more present in the time I do spend with them and make time that is free from distractions and electronics.