Paperwork, Patients, and Patience

Tonight, I’m facing a full box of job orientation materials that I need to go through. This is my necessary preparation for my new part-time clinical position; I’ll be providing psychological services for geriatric patients in a nearby nursing home. I don’t look forward to completing all of this paperwork! (Then again, who really does enjoy completing a thick stack of paperwork).

I remind myself that I need patience with the paperwork, so that I can work with patients. I’ve genuinely missed working with this patient population. I’ve met truly fascinating men and women, over the years, as I’ve completed psychological assessments in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. I learned a great deal by administering comprehensive neuropsychological test batteries for seniors, too.

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