Although many scholars focus on the negative aspects of the problem at hand, there are people like Lillee Gelinas, Linda Delunas and Linda Rooda that recognize the silver lining. In 2017 Lillee Gelinas wrote an article about the advantages of the nursing shortage. Some of the advantages she highlighted on how crucial the role of a nurse is, higher pay for nursing jobs, and how overall the shortage has brought attention it the industry as a whole (Gelinas, 2017, p.4). Another article titled a new model for the clinical instruction of undergraduate nursing students explains the advantages of the shortage
When I began as a new nurse the more experienced nurses were amazing, they were Boomers and older Generation Xers. There were not the external distractions, so we talked more. They had time to take me in and show me things when it was calmer. I was allowed to try, and they would be right there. The fast pace of this environment requires so much more, between technology with all procedures and documentation, and also the more complex patients, there is less time for the explaining and support.
Nurses lack of education, training, and lack of comfort in providing care was also seen as another barrier to good end of life care. Lack of knowing the patience preference or wishes regarding their care and treatment also created another obstacle for end life care. To make changes to these factors one of which that was made was the effective opening of communication, both with their team and with the patience family. Related to this is the use of a family care model and family involvement in clinical decision making. Nurses ability to act on previous experiences and their ability to support one another was also recognized as a positive factor to providing quality end of life care.
For example, having grown up in a world where their voice and contributions are expected, younger nurses are often misunderstood when they willingly advise their more senior colleagues who were taught to respect and listen to their elders. From a Veteran nurse's perspective, the voiced criticisms of a novice nurse at a staff meeting may be seen as disrespectful, and thus discounted. From the novice's perspective, speaking up even with limited experience is seen as contributing to the unit. When both generations understand each other, they can acknowledge and respond to this difference in expectations. In this regard, novices can be taught and advised that waiting for a few months after taking a new job before publicly sharing their perspective can often make their observations more acceptable to the group.
“Woman could not vote or sign contracts,” this is a quote from the passage “Breaking Tradition,” by Kathleen Ernst. In the passage she talks about the change that women in the mid 1800’s went through when the civil war broke out. They go from people that have barely, to no rights in society, to a group that have the right to vote and have many different jobs. In the passage, the author uses the way woman’s role in society changed from the results of the civil war, to show how women 's lives changed after the war. In the beginning of the passage, the author talks about how woman are basically only good for taking care of the babies and children, and to take care of the wounded.
The elders that have been aging among the nursing population are many, which also added to the nursing shortages, school of nursing with decrease registration for nurses compound the problem along with high patient acuity and staff ratio (Gindel & Hagerstrom, 2009). Leaders and managers need to be very responsible, reliable, dependable and greatly proficient and actively involved with the other employees to offer an outstanding patient care in order to promote and avert the further nurses
My ultimate goal was to decrease the pressure ulcer but it is not a one man efforts it’s the efforts of overall nursing team, as they are the frontline provider in patient care. To motivate them and increases their participation I make sure that I work with them in bedside and help them in assessment phase and ensure to help them in
Implementation of this strategy is very beneficial to the patients. This helps patients to be more positive about the fall. Patients’ needn’t be worry much about their fall because most of the matters related to the fall are taken care by the other stakeholders form the family and healthcare profession. Family members also feels relaxed after the implementation of this strategy. Because family members needn’t required to take the patient to the other hospital or other department after the fall of the patient.
Furthermore, many women, especially in the North, filled roles as teachers and office workers. Women from both the North and South also became nurses during the war. Their goal was to help those who were injured to have a faster recovery from their injuries. Female nurses did also perform tasks such as cooking food and doing the laundry. In my opinion, the role of women greatly increased when the Civil War broke out.
They kept on being women. In the second wave, this image of feminism changed. Being a feminist was looked at by society as being a bitter, grumpy and “ugly” woman, who didn’t take care of her appearance. In the third wave, this changed again. The early nineties were the run-up to a new kind of feminism, originated in early 2000, called ‘lipstick feminism’.
At the outset of World War I, many trained black nurses enrolled in the American Red Cross hoping to gain entry into the Army or Navy Nurse Corps. As the war escalated, public pressure increased to enlist black women. Finally, shortly after the Armistice, 18 black Red Cross nurses were offered Army Nurse Corps assignments. Assigned to Camp Grant, Illinois, and Camp Sherman, Ohio, they lived in segregated quarters and cared for German prisoners of war and black soldiers. Cessation of hostilities halted plans to assign black nurses to Camp Dodge, Camp Meade, Fort Riley, and Camp Taylor.