In this Interview project, I chose to Interview a nursing home resident. She Is an old lady who experiences short-term memory loss and is aware of her current mental condition. She has many loved ones who are close to her, and despite not knowing each of their names, she seems to be happy knowing that she as a lot of loved ones, especially her loving daughter. She loves to share stories of her life, and I was delighted to conduct the interview with her, not only for the project’s sake, but as a friend who loves to have long conversations with her. How are you doing? This was my first question to the nursing home resident because I believe that this will make her at ease and open up with me. I wanted to know what she felt at the moment. This was crucial to me as an interviewer because I also wanted to engage her in the conversation so I can learn as much information as I can regard our similarities and differences since we have quite a huge difference in terms of developmental stage. Developmental Stage: Psychosocial Theory of Development: Integrity versus Despair The resident mentioned that her situation was the same every day. She sounded home-sick and did not regard the nursing home as her “home”.
She sounded apathetic about her life in the nursing home, and was somehow geared to Despair rather than Integrity in this time of her life (Erikson, 1998). Diversity: According to Erikson, I am encountering the “Intimacy versus Isolation” crisis In my life. Compared to the resident, I am still gaining experience regarding intimacy and am still in the middle of this crisis. On the other hand, the resident might have experienced Isolation from loved ones and her “home” due to her current physical and mental condition. What’s the best thing about being here? ” I asked her this question to know what she likes about living In a nursing home.
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I wanted to delve deeper Into her feelings as an elderly person, suffering from a short- term memory loss, and being away from her loved ones so that she could be well cared for by nurses in a care center. Developmental Stage: Psychosocial Theory of Development: Integrity versus Despair Her answer to this question was really striking as it somehow represents the reality of her, and perhaps most of the elderly people in nursing homes. She said that the best thing in living in a nursing home is that omen Is always there to help her in her dally needs, as well as In emergency situations.
However, she seemed unsatisfied with how the nurses took care of her, as she needed to wait so long to get their attention and help. “What do you think they could do to make it better for you here? ” The purpose of asking this question was to know if she had any suggestions to make her life more meaningful and enjoyable while in a nursing home. She quickly answered me that the nursing home should hire more nurses. Developmental Stage: Psychosocial Theory of Development: Integrity versus Despair She was concerned about how the nurses always went on ailing near Ana ten toner residents Tanat teen were snort-nana .
Ana seen was actually correct to think that being short-handed doesn’t mean they don’t get the type of nursing care they need. And while she might have this thinking, she seemed to have more concern over the situation of the people who take care of her (nurses), than her own circumstances as a nursing home resident who gets below quality nursing care. “If you could run the nursing home for a week, what would you do different? ” Developmental Stage: Psychosocial Theory of Development: Integrity versus Despair The resident said that she wouldn’t want to run this place due to too such responsibility.
But later on, she suggested that she would hire more nurses, never get any “grumpy” nurses, and pay nurses more than what they were getting. “Have nurses ever been gruff with you? What do you do when a nurse gets gruff with you? ” I asked this question to verify the problems of the resident regarding living and working with nurses and how she copes up. The resident answered that it can’t be helped to get “grumpy” nurses sometimes. Developmental Stage: Post-conventional Morality Stage 3 She seemed to accept the reality of some people being grumpy with her.
When asked hat she does when she gets a nurse who is gruff with her, the resident said she does nothing but hope that she doesn’t get to work with a grumpy nurse all day (Menses, 1980). “Have you ever told anyone else? ” This question was asked to know how well she can cope with the social problem with the grumpy nurses. She said that there’s no point in telling others regarding her problem with grumpy nurses. She thought that “they” (perhaps the management of the nursing home or the nurses themselves) didn’t like it when residents like her complain. She also hinted that “things get worse” when someone complains.
Developmental Stage: Post-conventional Morality Stage 3 According to Goldberg, a person in this stage may act so that the society can accept them. This is level of morality that the resident had, since she didn’t want to get punished or disliked by the nurses so she didn’t complain. Diversity: I believe that I have developed the Post-Conventional Morality Stage 5 (Dusks & Whelan, 1975), in which I regard laws and rules as the ultimate moral standards for my actions, regardless of how people like or dislike me. “Is there enough to do? Are you ever bored? ” I asked this question to explore her daily routines, hobbies, and interests.
She implied she didn’t like to wait for an hour or so every day before lunch. She also hinted that she loved reading, but she sounded bored with the daily life in the nursing home. Developmental Stage: Piglet’s Cognitive Development Theory: Formal Operational Stage The resident loved to read books. Although she knew she had short-term memory loss, she still spent time to enjoy her day reading a book on her bed. She also had understanding of abstract ideas and reasoning despite her mental condition (Myers, & Straus, 2011). Diversity: Being an adult, I am also in the formal operation stage.
Like her, I also love reading books and am also capable of understanding abstract ideas. But it is notable that despite her age and condition, she is still reading books and has no significant changes in her formal operational abilities. “Are you happy here? ” The resident opened her interesting answer with a subtle Yes, as she said that she can De nappy as seen can De In ten nursing none. seen Salsa, ” I HIS Is my Tie now” implying that she came to accept the reality of living in a nursing home, although this was not what she thought her life would be during the earlier years of her life.
She also said she didn’t want to die in the nursing home, but she thought she had no choice, and that her death in the nursing home was an inevitable thing, Just like how other residents died in the nursing home. Developmental Stage: Psychosocial Theory of Development: Integrity versus Despair In her answer, it is confirmed that the resident was in the midst of integrity and despair of her psychosocial crisis, in the sense that she kept integrity when she said she was happy as she could be; but she hinted sadness when she talked about her dead husband and relating it to her current life.
In the end, she has learned to accept the reality of her life. Diversity: Being in “Intimacy vs.. Isolation” crisis, I felt that I would not want to live alone in my elderly years, away from my family, in contrast to my friend in the nursing home.