Today was a rough day to say the least. Due to some shuffling around of interns' and residents' schedules, the caseload of my team nearly doubled. I felt like I was a chicken running around with my head cutoff. Here is a breakdown of exactly what my day looked like today:
8:30 - 9:00 Reviewed patient census sheet
9:00 - 10:30 Attended medical rounds with entire treatment team
10:30 - 11:30 Bio-psychosocial interview, patient note, contacted patient collateral
11:30 - 11:45 Attempted to engage difficult patient; retrieved bible per patient's request
11:45 - 12:30 Bio-psychosocial interview; supervised while patient contacted collateral
12:30 - 1:00 Assisted with patient discharge
1:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 Touch base with supervisor/review caseload
2:30 - 3:00 Wrote patient note for second bio-psychosocial interview
3:00 - 3:30 Prepped for family meeting
3:30 - 4:45 Attended family meeting to discuss patient's discharge
Once I arrived home, I felt exhausted from a busy but productive day. As I was trying to muster up the energy to begin my reading assignments, I decided to procrastinate for a few minutes and check out some of my blog stats. I noticed a lot of new traffic coming from MastersofSocialWork.org, and decided to see if this website posted a link to my blog.
To my surprise, the blog on MastersofSocialWork.org named The Nudge Patrol as one of the Top 50 Social Work Blogs. I'm listed as #4 under the "academic" category.
I am thrilled about this recognition, and it was definitely welcomed after a tough day at placement.