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, “Nurses play significant roles in hospitals, clinics and private practices.
The qualities and characteristics of a ESTJ interfere with this job due to the tendency to be uncomfortable in uncertain and or risky situations, and they do not like change. ESTJs would rather take the traditional way out of things and would like to know exactly how things are going to happen so that they can prepare and organize for the upcoming events. In the intensive care unit patients are critically ill and may even die. With this being said most of the time nurses in this unit may need to use new trails, medications, approaches, techniques, or they may even have to work with a new colleagues or authorities. People who are ICU nurses and are the ESTJ type may have strong difficulties when it comes to day to day duties in this unit, and could cause a multitude of issues that are not acceptable on such critical circumstances.
The emergency department sees all types of people and situations so that anything can happen. “One of the most difficult situations that physicians face is being threatened, abused, or physically harmed by one of their patients” (Morrison). The job itself might be difficult, but when something of a violent nature happens, it makes the job even more difficult. If a physician is harmed or injured, it can leave emotional and physical damage. Once that damage is done, it will ultimately make a physician’s job extremely difficult.
Nurses often face ethical dilemmas and moral distress throughout various levels of direct and indirect patient care. According to Moon and Kim (2015), patients often die in the intensive care unit, and ethical conflicts frequently occur due to a variety of factors, such as verbal abuse, poor communication between health care providers, and increased incidences of end-of-life issues. I think this is a very important subject to think about, especially when these conflicts can significantly impact job satisfaction, burnout, and ultimately threaten the quality of care for patients. Furthermore, a qualitative study conducted by Henrich et al. (2017) shows that healthcare providers often experience negative emotional repercussions from moral distress in the ICU, and patient care is frequently perceived as being negatively affected.
Since nursing homes tend to provide care to a vulnerable population they can be taken advantage of, overlooked or mistreated by staff and with residents potentially underreporting these incidents due to fear of retaliation by staff identifies this as significant ethical issues among nursing homes. The use of restraints that restricts a resident, whether physical or chemical applies to the ethical considerations within a nursing home as it not only impacts the resident, it can affect staff members and other resident’s safety. There is always the conflict between providing the resident with a fair amount of decisions regarding their activities of daily living, special accommodations, and independence. However, there is also the reflective issue of whether these freedoms impact the safety and the ability to comply with the institution's policy and how they are handled to deliver ethically appropriate customer service to those
Eventho the charge nurse is always assisting her, but the charge nurse has many other responsibilities to carry out. Often, when the conflict happens, it is more volatile and more debilitating to the organization than it was initially. An unresolved conflict or interpersonal disagreement festers just under the surface in the work environment. It rises to the surface whenever enabled, and always at the worst possible moment. The following are strategies for conflict resolution: Use Active
222) There are many types of violence in nursing that can occur from other nurses, patients, managers, visitors, and physicians Nurse to nurse violence is commonly referred to as horizontal violence. (Huston, 2017, pg151) Horizontal violence are behaviors that hinder nursing job satisfaction, impact job performance and put a lot of pressure on the nurse. According to the Joint Commission “intimidating and disruptive behaviors” can facilitate medication errors, lower patient satisfaction and lead to adverse patient outcomes. (Lachman, 2014) There is no singular solution to this problem and people have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment – regardless of setting. Victims need proper support and the offenders need to have discipline in order to correct this issue.
The purpose of this paper is to discuss stress as defined by theorist Selye, the meaning of nursing burnout, its detrimental effects, and the implementation of spirituality as a stress mediator. The perioperative department can be an extremely stressful environment. Patients and their family members may experience high levels of anxiety, uncertainty, and fear. A prudent preoperative nurse should focus on to alleviate any of their concerns, provide comfort, present education regarding their upcoming procedure, and answer questions. Other vital aspecrts of the preoperative nurse’s role includes making sure that the patient’s chart is complete with orders, labs, an updated history and physical, and proper surgical consents.
For some, despite the patient being bed-ridden, they are still suffering. “Terminally ill people can have their quality of life severely damaged by physical conditions such as incontinence, nausea and vomiting….” (BBC- ethics of euthanasia.., 2014). The family too, becomes distressed from witnessing the patient connected to tubes and being unable to help themselves. Physically, family members get so occupied in catering the needs and worrying about the patient that they forget to care for themselves; this creates a toll on their physical state. Emotions are also bound to rush.
Relationships between Nurses and physicians; Relationship between nurses and physicians are sometimes strained. Physician-nurse conflict, tension and stress have been thought to be contributing to job dissatisfaction and burnout for nurses. Controversy arises about the reasons for physicians-nurse conflict, possible solutions to this problem, and the proper relationship between physicians and nurses. The possible causes include: (1) The power imbalance between physicians and nurses, (2) Differing goals of medicine and nursing. (3) Gender conflict between physicians, who have traditionally been men, and nurses, who have been overwhelmingly women.