Role of Vitamins in The Body
Roleof Vitamins in The Body
Frommy experience with Doctor D on my last day in the clinic on 3rd ofApril, I realized that she is a participative leader. This is due tothe fact that she involved me, a student on preceptorship, in heractivities. On that day, I arrived at Woodhull Hospital at 9 o`clockin the morning. At 11.00 am, the doctor D invited me to accompany herto Boriuguevie Plaza senior center, where she was to make apresentation on the importance of vitamins in the body.Throughthis, she gave me an opportunity to learn more about vitamins andacquire knowledge concerning presentations in the medicalfield(Marquis & Huston, 2015). This shows that Dr. D values theparticipation, learning, and inputs of the employee in theinstitution. During her presentation, she discussed the importanceand food sources for vitamins B1, B2, B12 and vitamin C. According toDoctor D, vitamin B1 is important in the body as it solves digestiveproblems, boosting the immune system and relieves diabetic pain. Itis also used to prevent cervical cancer and kidney disease. Thesources of this vitamin include meat, beans, yeast, nuts and cerealgrains. Vitamin B2 is also important for the conversion ofcarbohydrates into glucose. It also helps in the metabolism of fatsand protein. Some of its sources include eggs, meat, nuts, leafyvegetables, dairy products such as cheese and beans.
ConcerningVitamin B12, she said it is required to ensure proper functioning ofthe brain, nerve tissues, and the red blood cells. It alsocontributes towards the regulation of DNA and metabolism of fattyacids to release energy production. One can get this vitamin througheating foods rich in proteins such as meat, pork, fish, milk, eggsand nutritional yeast products. Lastly, Doctor D talked about vitaminC which is one of the essential nutrient required by the body. Themain roles of vitamin C include helping in the development andmaintenance of blood vessels, cartilage, and the scar tissue. It isalso required in creating dopamine, tyrosine, ATP and peptidehormones. Some of the sources of vitamin C are guavas, berries,citrus fruits, dark green leafy vegetable peas and cooked tomatoes.From the doctor`s presentation, it was very clear that lack of any ofthese vitamins in the body is likely to lead to a number of diseases.After the presentation, we left the center and arrived at WoodhullHospital at 2 pm I spent the afternoon observing doctor D enter thedata gathered from the center in her computer.At5pm, I bid herfarewell and left the hospital. The day was a success. I learned alot about vitamins and how to make medical presentations.
Marquis,B. & Huston, C. (2015). Leadershiproles and management functions in nursing : theory and application.Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health.
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