Learning never ends in the life of a PSW. We learn as a student in our classrooms with our teachers and mentors. We also learn while at our field placement putting all our book learning to good use.
Once we enter the work force, we continue to learn in order to better take care of our clients.
Reading up on dementia symptoms is a great base to start from, but every individual who we come across with this illness is as unique as the illness itself. Every job has a learning curve and that of a PSW is no different.
When in the field, you will pick up on some things that you wouldn’t have thought otherwise about:
- Your health is just as important as your resident’s,
- Management really has no clue what goes on when on the floor,
- Humor is a necessity, and
- Please please don’t take everything so personally.
Your studies are important, but so are these on the job lessons. [Read more…] about Seven Things I Have Learned On the Job as a PSW