Erasmus + Success Stories
Polina's impressions from CLUJ SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
“THANKS TO THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME I AM EXPERIENCING A LOT OF PRICELESS MOMENTS, SUCH AS HELPING MY PATIENT TO TURN HER BAD HABITS INTO POSITIVE ONES BY TEACHING MY TIP FOR A SELF-DISCIPLINE!”
Erasmus+ Period: 01/07/2019 – 20/08/2019
My name is Polina Georgieva, I finished my third year as a nursing student in the Medical University of Sofia and I was looking forward doing my traineeship with Erasmus + Programme in Romania, Cluj-Napoca this summer.
I would like to share some tip during my work in the Chirurgie Clinic, Intensive Care Unit which I find important for the medical specialists, who will read about my success story. I am up to my ears in my work. I was taking care for a 70 years old patient, Cosmina, who has Depression; Imbalance Diabetes, type 2; Hypertension; Cardiopathy; HCV; Gastritis, Gastric polips; Anemia. Because of her Depression, she used to eat chaotic, unbalanced diet, which caused her gastric problems. On a regular basis she used to eat lots of unhealthy meals and when she came for treatment in the Intensive care unit, her blood sugar level was enormously high.
The beginning of eating problems can be linked to a stressful event or trauma. Eating problems can begin because you experience a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or body dysmorphic disorder. They can be linked to feelings of low self-esteem, worthlessness or powerlessness. As a medical nursing student I would suggest to my patient Cosmina and to those people with physical diseases, caused by mental health problems to be self-disciplined. Self-discipline can help protect the health in many ways. If it is absent, there is lack of self-control, lack of the ability to set limits, and the inability to control harmful habits. However, when present, it protects the health, and helps avoid doing things that could harm the health. Smoking, overeating, eating junk and unhealthy food, laziness, procrastination and other negative habits harm your health. However, you can overcome these habits, and build positive habits, when you possess the skill of self- discipline. People with high self-discipline are happier than those without. Self-discipline can be your key to happiness.
So, if you are seeking ways to become happier, and if you are open to improving just about every aspect of your life in the process, it appears that there is no faster way to do both, than through the practice of self- discipline. Success starts with self- discipline.
Thanks to the Erasmus+ Programme I am experiencing a lot of priceless moments, such as helping my patient to turn her bad habits into positive ones by teaching my tip for a self-discipline!