Intro to Natural Disasters

Intro to Natural DisastersNatural disasters are the effects of a natural hazard. It negatively affects the lifestyle, the land, the economy and has long-term consequences. Natural disasters can be caused by naturally occurring events. They usually occur when the earth’s natural processes concentrate energy and then release it. In reality, they are just internal process of earth’s energy flow but when they occur, these natural processes becomes natural disasters.

They are events that lead to hardships, sufferings and awful tragedies. The consequences can be critical damage to infrastructure such as destruction of roads, bridges, buildings, houses etc. It can also result into limitless injuries and even deaths. They have negative influence on businesses as well. The cost of rebuilding the business and infrastructure is a solemn problem for the sufferers of natural disasters. The adverse effects of economy leave some of the longest-lasting trauma.

The areas affected by natural disaster are beyond repair or takes a lot of time to become liveable again. Scientists and geologists put together a lot of effort in predicting major disasters, with all the technology available, and prevent as much damage as possible.

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What to Expect while Travelling to Africa

What to Expect while Travelling to AfricaSometimes it can be a challenge to know what to expect while travelling to Africa. Africa is a beautiful and amazing continent with the friendliest and warm-hearted people. It offers some of the most attractive land, scenery, food and people. You might be scared of myths and misconceptions heard in the West but it is quite other way around. In Africa, try not to compare the things with your homeland and be a bit liberal about the things here. This will eventually help you have a care-free and pleasurable tour.

One of the things most common things you face in Africa is the unwanted attention. Local people there stare you as you are some kind of aliens to them. Although, there are places where many tourists visit quite often, but still, people will stare at you. By staring they certainly mean no harm to you and it is just the curiosity for the most part. If you are a woman, you might be naturally frightened when a group of men stare at you, but in Africa, it is not like that. Just try to ignore the stares and enjoy the tour.

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How to Show Care for Patients

How to Show Care for PatientsIn hospitals, it is integral for doctors and nurses alike to show compassion and provide adequate care for their patients in order to make them comfortable and speed up the recovery process. A patient in pain and distress is always resistant to medical treatment as the excruciating pain makes them act irrationally. It is therefore the medical staff’s duty to handle the patient calmly and provide timely support in order to ease the pain. An effective way to show care for patients is to improve doctor-patient relation; which will help the doctor in dealing the patient with ease.

The best way to show care to patients is to educate them about their medical condition and ask their opinion and suggestions regarding the operation to be performed. This effective method boosts the patient’s confidence and incorporates a feeling of trust between the doctor and patient. Furthermore, listening to the patient’s is another way to show them that you care as it gives them an opportunity to provide feedback and helps the staff improve their services.

Another way to care for patients is to be ever present, listen to them and fulfill their need, as this helps them get comfortable and deal with their treatment.

An effective way to show care to patients is to demonstrate empathy and handle them with compassion. This helps boost the patient’s morale and shows the patient the positive intentions of the medical staff towards them and their commitment towards their work. Providing empathy can further remove complaints of malpractice as the patient is assured of the quality of treatment and that the staff understands of their condition.

Once, I had a very assuring example of difference in mentality of thinking. Back in time, when I was doing my usual job at hospital, my attention was drawn by the new nurse our hospital agreed upon for taking on practice. She was really beautiful and charming, so I decided to become acquainted with her. My short talk with her showed me that she was very accommodating, but empty inside.

At that time there was a patient who made a commotion – he gained an injury and his legs was in gypsum. Imagine yourself being a tourist in a different country, walking in the street and then suddenly waking up in the hospital. Yes, I made my research on this fellow, but me and doctor decided to give the new nurse a try to show off. As you’d imagine, Stephanie (it was her name) tried to speak up to patient, smiling, trying to charm him. That didn’t work. The patients panic level just increased.

Next was my turn. I just sat there and listened to his complaints. This man was from Latvia and he worked as a engineer at Citrus Solutions. A very good lad indeed, he was just shocked by the sudden events. Sometimes listening can be worth a thousand words.

Care and support is an important job requirement for medical staff as it helps build a positive relation with the patient. By providing timely care and treatment, recovery process of the patients is boosted and it removes any doubts about malpractice in the patient’s mind. Caring for the patient also helps build trust which goes a long way in the treatment of the patient as they are less resistance to the treatments being provided by the doctors. It is therefore important for all medical personnel to show genuine concern and care towards their patients in all matters.