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I have always had a passion for helping people. I always knew I wanted to be a health care provider. I received my CNA license at the age of 17. I took time away from the field to raise my 3 children while they were very young, however. It was very important to me to be able to be with them full time. Especially as my middle child was born with a severe disability. So I postponed my career goals at least until all were school age. Upon caring for my mother this past year as she battled terminal lung and brain cancer. I became overwhelmingly inspired to return to nursing. She was admitted to a Hospice facility with \"days\" to live. It was the experience together at this facility I became very inspired seeing the level of care my mother was able to receive in her last days. I was also highly appreciative for the care they staff, and facility gave to my entire family during the darkest days my family had ever experienced. They answered all our questions honestly while maintaining professionalism, but doing it in a way that was comforting and empathetic. My mother was able to pass after 4 days with dignity, and reasonably pain free. They were respectful after her passing and let us take all the time we'd like, and handled my mother with utmost respect cleaning her, and preparing her for the funeral home. They even provided some grief counseling for me about a month later. It was a life changing experience being a part of her final moments, but the caregiver in me couldn't stop thinking about how appreciative I was to this staff. In such a heartbreaking situation was this ray of light calling me back to health care. I wanted to show others, and their families the kind of complete care I was given. I wanted to make a difference and help best I can other families in similar situations get through it a best as can be possible.
Hi my name is Derek and I am a recent college graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in English Literature. My entire family is in the healthcare industry starting with my aunt Kim who is a registered nurse and also an EMT at the same fire department that my uncle John, is the chief of. My cousin Raina is a med tech at a nursing home in her home town. My sister is nearing the completion of her Masters in Clinical Psychology and will be starting her big internship at Butler Hospital very soon. It seems the caregiving runs in the blood, because I have been told by numerous people, most known yet some not, that I am an excellent father, and acknowledge that I take very good care of my three and half year old son. I consider this caregiving experience and if you have children of your own then you will understand why. I worked for the Perspectives Corporation in Exeter, Rhode Island as a direct support professional but my flame there was short lived, having been involved in a domestic issue that required me to miss a day of work without much notice. It was regrettable and unfortunate losing that job. While employed there however for about 3 to 4 months if I recall correctly, I provided care to three gentlemen with developmental disabilities that lived in a cozy home provided to the three of them free of charge by one of the client's parents. I worked mainly overnights so bathing, preparing for bed, and monitoring throughout the night was typical, as was making brea