List of activities for Healing Words. I submitted encouraging word searched with for the patients at healing words.
Over the course of the week, I called 30 Meals on Wheels participants. This has been my favorite Service Learning project since being in the course. Most of the participants I talked to were seniors. They expressed their frustration with being locked in the house and most told me they were happy I called. Some phone calls were short, others were filled with conversation. It was great to talk to these seniors. They are feeling stricter isolation than most of the country since they are more at risk for COVID-19. Despite most of them being stuck home alone, they were in high spirits and were excited to have someone to talk to. Calling for this particular program felt very rewarding. Most seniors expressed their gratitude for the meals and the volunteers who brought them. I would love to do more Service Learning for Meals on Wheels.
Resource List for College Students. I created a resource list for services available to college students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tips for future students volunteering with Healing Words (handout)
List of conversation starting questions
Mandated Reported Training for Adult Abuse
Today there were more patients on the unit so I was able to have patient contact. I am learning that I enjoy the hospital atmosphere and taking care of people at one of the hardest points in life. I was able to deal with a slightly irritated patient for the first time. After he calmed down, I was still able to talk and read with him. This was valuable to me because I learned that we have to be considerate of the emotions and pain a patient is going through at this stage. It is common for a patient to be irritable and should not be taken personal, but push us to treat the patient with kindness.