Nurse and doctors both are important part of a hospital and there occupation is full of stress despite of different level of employment (Scott, 2013). Stress is classified as a precursor or stimulus in response to certain situations, interactions and harsh behaviors. It can also be defined as psychological behavior of a person in response to the environmental condition risking his or her life in danger. In hospital setup, there are certain issues relating to patients, long work hours, misinterpretations, shortage of medications and shortage of instruments that create stress for doctors and nurses. Such events predispose the stress factor and can be threating.
Perhaps, there might even be unreported cases of tragedies caused by medical errors. People are expecting to be cared for once they are in the hospital, and becoming a victim of medical error or medical malpractice is the least that people would expect from health care professionals. Among the different departments of a health care facility, it is the Emergency Room that patients turn to for assessment, diagnosis and treatment. For this reason, it is necessary for health care professionals to provide excellent service to ER patients by putting the patients’ safety and wellness as a priority. In order to reduce errors in the Emergency Room, health care professionals must employ strategies that would target aspects of the Emergency Department where errors are most likely to occur.
(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. In addition, the same study reveals that nurses and other health care providers in the intensive care unit are more likely to leave their job due to moral distress as compared to other hospital settings. Research has shown that moral distress and ethical issues can have profound impacts on health care providers, such as patient safety, workplace dissatisfaction, and emotional suffering. As a practicing ICU nurse, I also have my fair share of moral distress, and I often feel powerless or even angry when I am unable to practice according to my ethical standards. Moral distress was the last subject on my mind when I took the position in the intensive
Many theories exist in nursing today and are used as a guide to practice, and as well as providing a framework for nursing research. The purpose of theory in nursing is to provide an improvement in practice and positively to influence the health and wellness of persons, families and the community. In nursing, there should be a mutual relationship between theory and practice, practice providing the basis for nursing theory development where theory is validated in practice (McEwen, 2014). The problem of nurse fatigue continues to plague healthcare organizations worldwide because of long working hours, accepting extra assignments and sleep deprivation that can be dangerous for both nurse and patient. These inadequacies cause compromises patient
Descriptive statistics of the frequencies, means and percentages of medical errors occurrence as a result of each cause are presented in Table 4.3. The staff who participated in this study reported that their team often or frequently encountered medical errors because of lack of equipments (52%), lack of training/experience (47%), lack of teamwork skills (44%), communication breakdown (45%), Lack of planning, failure in decision making, conflict within team members, failure in patient’s information sharing (37%), lack of collaboration within team members (36%), conflict with other teams (31%), delegation of authority (28%), weakness in controlling team members(26%) and lack of following guidelines
It is discussed with the aspect of nurses that are often subjected to strict work schedules. It next discusses about the general health problems that may affect healthcare workers such as nurses. It then especially discusses the psychological problems
Reasons, Impacts, and Potential Solutions to the Overuse of Emergency Department Service Introduction The different departments of a hospital incorporate various services that aim to improve the health of those who seek care. Preventative care, primary care, rehabilitation services, psychiatric services, surgical services, and so on that do their part to ensure patients are living a health and making health lifestyle choices. The emergency department is no different. The primary purpose of the emergency department is to treat patients with acute serious illness or injury which would result in disability or death if not treated quickly (NSW.Gov.au, n.d.). Unfortunately, emergency departments services are being overused and misused by
Behaviors of aggression, anger, frustration, and acts of intimidation when patients are experiencing an illness can exacerbate stressful situations which can turn violent. Nurses are typically a target in these situations because they are consistently in contact with the patient throughout their shift. When nurses interact with patients, their actions and reactions to certain circumstances can, most of the time, determine the next interaction with the patient. The behavior of the nurse and the patient are essential at this step, as negativity from one person can cause negative behavior as a response from the next person. Nurses cannot control the actions and behaviors of others; however, they can
These periods in which nurses become overworked causes the decline of patient care from these nurses to decline dramatically and increase the probability of increased sickly patients. Nurses when given a big workloads and put onto the nurse it has caused the element and importance in a way of patient care to be put into a place where it is of less importance. And regulations, must be updated that is in place to protect the patients optimal opportunity towards a greater quality caregiving towards the patients (Clarke para
Also, they must; deal with highly technical equipment, perform complex procedures which may cause serious harm to their critically ill patients in the distressing clinical settings, work with dying patient, and face inter and/ or intrapersonal conflict with other colleagues, feel of insecurity about clinical competences and fear of failure [9,10]. Numerous studies [11,12] suggested that several sources of stress during nursing education and training include; fear from unknown , new clinical environment, conflict between the ideal and real during the clinical practice, unfamiliarity with medical history, lack of professional nursing skills, unfamiliar patient’ diagnosis and therapeutic modalities. Also the students’ had to provide physiological, psychological and social care to critically ill patients with their fear of making mistakes or dying of terminally ill