Nursing Shortage is a problem we all should be aware of. There are many factors that may lead to a nursing shortage, such as having stressful and unsafe working environments, and our nurses are being overworked. This is a problem we should be aware of because it is affecting the patient care. Nurses, would not have enough time to stay with a patient if they have more patients to worry about. Nurses play a big role in our hospitals and communities.
Both terms are powerful terms and these terms explain the mental processes nurses use to make certain that they are doing their most excellent thinking and decision making for their patient’s better outcomes. Nursing practice requires both critical thinking and clinical reasoning. Critical thinking is the process of deliberate higher level thinking to define a patient’s problem, examine the evidence-based practice in caring for the patient’s, and make options in the delivery of optimal care. Critical thinking involves the demarcation of statements of fact, judgment, and opinion. The progression of critical thinking requires the nurse to think imaginatively, use reflection, and engage in logical thinking (Alfaro-LeFevre, 2013).
Nurses are exposed to multiple stressful demands and pressures from workplace, family, and other factors as represented by Ostelle in the transactional model of stress and health and are therefor at very high risk of an array of safety, health and other issues. Nurses confront a range of occupational health and safety (OHS) risks in their roles of providing care and comfort to the sick and aged. While much has been done to identify and control the physical risks associated with nursing work, such as manual handling, ergonomics, chemical and biological hazards, not much has been achieved in successfully recognising the very real psychological risks encountered by
As all know, the incidence of patient falls will be the big thing in every health care centre. I also worry if Madam Y experienced any complications, I might not be able to forgive myself. This critical incident made me feel sad and disappointed in myself. After this incident, I started to blame myself for the fall and this affected my nursing practice until the end of my shift. I still being uncomfortable and not confident on that day while performing my nursing skills and felt sad throughout the day.
The impact of nurse fatigue resulting from extended work hours, sleeplessness and accepting extra assignments can lead to numerous problems; some of these problems include but not limited to the following; inability to focus, reduced motivation, impaired or lack of communication, delayed reaction time to a critical event that can occur, example, code call. Personal injury can occur that poses an occupational hazard for nurses since serious injuries can occur of varying degree. The nurses’ duty can be physically demanding which can have a negative effect on patient safety and workforce health (Repique,
Introduction Communication is a two way process of giving and taking regular information and effective communication is vital for good patient care (Arnold & Boggs, 2011). Therapeutic communication is an essential skill with active listening in advanced patient centred nursing care. (Morrissey and Caghan 2011). Nursing has seen tremendous changes over the years. Therapeutic communication is part of the art of nursing that determines a better positive outcome within the scope of practice.
Pain Management and the post-surgery healing processes are a difficult area to study based on the personal nature of how each individual patient deals with and visualizes their own pain and recovery. Still, nursing researchers and practitioners are constantly looking for methods to improve or augment current pain management practices within contemporary nursing practice. In more contemporary pain management strategies, there is often a tendency to over rely on pharmaceutical medications. Pain is experienced by patients of all sorts. Anything from injuries to degenerative diseases can cause chronic pain that continues to plague the patient in question (Bresler, 2012).
Lateral Violence in Nursing Bridgett Byrd Central Texas College The nursing profession is no stranger to workplace violence. Violent displays of behavior can come down from those that hole managerial positions to subordinate staff through a top down hierarchy in a vertical manner. This can occur through such actions as with holding raises or promotions, unequal distribution of resources, unfair staffing assignments, among others. There is also nurse to nurse violence through interactions with peers of the same staff position. The display of lateral violence in nursing is an issue that is hurting the profession as a whole.
Alyssa DeMarco NYIT: Department of Nursing Short-Staffed, Workplace Violence and Mandatory Overtime: An IOM Nursing Issues Paper I view nursing as a process of continuous growth and pursuit of knowledge to provide competent compassionate care. Registered Nursing Professionals try to deliver the highest level of patient care to ensure satisfaction; however, they face many challenges and issues that hinder their ability to properly deliver client care. There are various issues in nursing that needs to be addressed and this paper will focus on three: nursing workforce shortage, nursing violence and mandatory overtime hours. These issues have a direct effect on patient care and this paper aims to discuss the impact they have on the nursing field.
CHAPTER 2 LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 INTRODUCTION Nowadays, healthcare providers encounter many challenges. In this globalised age, people are more educated and exposed to sources of health information and their rights. Therefore, this forces many healthcare providers especially nurses and junior doctors to be more knowledgeable and prepared. Besides that, many nurses and junior doctors are required to be more alert with their environment specifically with the deteriorating condition of their patients. In this chapter, the researcher will be discussed regarding deteriorating patients, risk assessment, track and trigger, and critical care outreach.