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UAB Hospital's Healing Words


Caitlin Watson

I created a resources list for older adults and families at my service learning agency.
What I like most about this experience was volunteering in a hospital setting and providing a listening ear and healing to vulnerable patients. I also enjoyed creating content for future service learning students and servicing my community. The most challenging part of this experience was completing a portion of my service learning hours virtually due to COVID-19. I enjoys being hands on and interacting with the patience, therefore it was hard for me to serve virtually. However, I was able to adapt to the changes and overcome this challenge, My key takeaway from this experience was the significance of social and mental support to patients while they are hospitalized. In addition, I this service learning experience provide me with professional and ethical development that is beneficial to my future practices in social work.

Gave 2.00 hours on 04/22/2020 with The University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Hospital's Healing Words
Jayla Burch

Gave 1.00 hour on 04/16/2020 with The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, SW 322L Practice I Lab (322L)
Jayla Burch

Gave 2.00 hours on 04/16/2020 with The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, SW 322L Practice I Lab (322L)
Caitlin Watson

I created a document with crossword, word search puzzles and activities for Healing Word's patients.

Gave 1.00 hour on 04/09/2020 with The University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Hospital's Healing Words
Jayla Burch

While working with Healing Words at UAB, it has been a wonderful experience. I liked meeting and working with patients and staff. I also liked volunteering. It brings joy to my heart to make a change for those in need. The experience that I had with patients and their families is getting to know them and having a wonderful and spiritual connection with them. The most challenging experience with healing Words is dealing with the Coronavirus or COVID-19. It is a huge challenge because you miss the connections you made with everyone. My key takeaway from this day is making sure that everyone understands how important it is to make a huge difference in someone's life at UAB.

Gave 2.00 hours on 04/06/2020 with The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, SW 322L Practice I Lab (322L)
Caitlin Watson

I created a handout about self-care and volunteering as a student.

Gave 2.00 hours on 04/04/2020 with The University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Hospital's Healing Words
Caitlin Watson

I created a Word document which contained tips for future students volunteering with UABs Healing Words Program.

Gave 2.00 hours on 03/30/2020 with The University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Hospital's Healing Words
Caitlin Watson

I completed mandated reported training for adult abuse and received a certificate of completion.

Gave 1.00 hour on 03/29/2020 with The University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Hospital's Healing Words
Caitlin Watson

I created a resource list for college students about resources to help with the impacts of the COVID-19. The list includes technology, financial assistance, mental health and stress management; health care, and other resources.

Gave 2.00 hours on 03/29/2020 with The University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Hospital's Healing Words
Jayla Burch
Patricia Ragusa

Sat with a patient who was ill and sleeping for most of my visit. I read Robert Frost to him and provided him with some company. He did not have any family, so I felt like I should be with him and provide comfort. He and I talked a little bit when doctors would come into his room, but he slept for most of my visit.

Gave 2.00 hours on 03/11/2020 with SW 322L Practice I Lab (322L), The University of Alabama at Birmingham