Furthermore, there is a shortage in nursing school faculty which restricts the number of students allowed to enroll in nursing programs. In a report on the 2012-2013 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing, 79,659 qualified applicants were turned away due to insufficient number of faculty, clinical sites,classroom space, clinical preceptors and budget constraints. Another factor that impacts the nurse shortage is that a large portion of the current nursing workforce is nearing retirement age. About 55% of the RN workforce is of the age 50 or older according to a survey conducted in 2013 by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and the Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers. Also, it is projected that more than 1 million registered nurses will reach the age of retirement in the next 10 to 15 years according to the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Furthermore, the lack of being employed affects a family, Britney’s mother was affected tremendously and caused her hospitalization because she couldn’t deal with the stress of her family lacking an income. While homeless shelters have long waiting list and middle-income families are losing their homes with just a few days’ notice. Britney and Johnny’s families both were doing well until the recession hit and companies began to lay people
The nursing shortage is one major issue that was presented in chapter 60. According to Mason, researchers predicted the nursing shortage will reach between 300,000 to nearly 1 million nurses by 2030. This issue still persist in today’s workforce due to the high population of the baby boomers retiring and the sudden increase in longevity of geriatric population. As a result, this causes the demand for nursing care to exceed the supply of nurses. In addition to increased demand created by an aging U.S. population, many patients are living with chronic conditions (Mason, Leavitt, & Chaffee, 2016) which further add to the demands.
In the prison system, the elderly population has been rapidly increasing each year. The consequences of elderly inmates require more expensive care at a time when their health is danger to the prison world. Some are likely to die in prison as some elderly inmates refuse to take medication, while others are not properly monitoring their prescription properly. Researchers stated that elderly offender has been neglected due to their psychological and physical needs, which pose management and placement difficulties (Gross, 2007). Elderly inmates’ prisoners suffer from balance, agility, stamina, which can make their adaption to the prison world difficult.
Being a nurse is one of the hardest jobs, including one of the lowest paying for the workload nurses take on. Nurses go through years of schooling, and many nurses often end up disliking their chosen profession. There seems to always be a shortage of nurses so many nurses are more than often overworked and underpaid. Having another individual’s health hang in your balance can cause mental and physical exhaustion which can eventually lead to nurse burnout. Many nurses that work in high-stress environments and not having the proper training or enough assistance can lead to serious mistakes in patient care.
In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, many department stores struggled and were still able to remain in business while other department stores could not keep afloat and had to close their doors. By the end of 2008 the world 's major economies were in recession. This led to almost two million jobs lost in the U.S. This also resulted in the rate of unemployment rising to 7.2%. Due to the huge amount of layoffs taking place, the monthly income of families were dropping causing for dramatic cutbacks in consumer spending.
This places stress on the more experienced nurses to take time out of their busy schedule to teach Jill ICU patient care and procedures. The frustration that the ICU nurses feel is warranted to an extent, due to the fact that the ICU is for the most acutely ill patients, those who are unstable, in critical condition and needing very intensive nursing care
Pressure on ambulance services and A&E waiting times are caused by the rise in older people with complex chronic diseases. But also, because people ring ambulances to get a quick response for medical attention when it was not necessarily necessary for one. Some A&Es have closed permanently due to a lack of staff thus meaning that hospitals are receiving patients from larger areas than they were designed for. By putting a strain on the ambulance service means that severe cases where an ambulance is needed the time it takes to get an ambulance to them may be affected if ambulances are being wasted on unnecessary call
All to often, couples and families are sent to therapy involuntary, which leads to a high rate of termination in the beginning phase of treatment for the family. Findings from a case study published in 2000 in Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, (Vol 22, No. 1), indicated that families found therapeutic therapy to be ineffective for them. They also stressed how they were not prepared for what was going on during the session. They were faced with many things, such as a reflecting team, the one-way mirror, and cameras that they were not expecting.
In the future, there will need to be more people in this career because nurses are needed all the time there is never enough nurses in one hospital let alone all the hospitals in different parts of the world. Changes in the job requirements can make the job change in many ways. If the job requirements change by checking test scores throughout a high school career. After college the next checkpoint to accomplish is whether the emergency department is the place to work. If the emergency department is the choice that a nurse wants to proceed in as their career then they are ready to go into the workforce.
The nurses that are available are scheduled for extensive overtime, to the point that it is interfering with their family life. This also causes certain patients needs to not be met. There are excessively long waits to see the doctors. And even when patients are able to see the doctor, there is an overall reluctance to pay for important but costly services, such as MRIs and surgery. There is also a large problem with the distribution of medications.
One division that appearances to be most seriously affected is that of home healthcare nursing. This is because of the large amount of baby boomers. Hospital in the U.S. and aboard are in severe need of health care workers. While the multitude of baby boomer is currently swelling the need for quality health care is growing. The nursing population is aging more and more nurses are retiring and moving into primary care settings.
According to the article published by CNN, “more than 1,000 veterans may have died in the last decade because of malpractice or lack of care from Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers, a new report issued by the office of Sen. Tom Coburn finds.” CNN noted that the waiting periods for the veterans was excessive, there was mismanagement of budget, and poor accountability. In addition, the Veterans Affairs acknowledged that 23 individuals had to wait excessively long periods of time before receiving care. As a result, the 23 individuals died in the process of waiting. Another report, “Friendly Fire: Death, Delay, and Dismay at the VA,” noted that even more veterans died all around the U.S. as a result of the Veterans Affairs’ poor system. Physician Coburn noted that poor Veterans Affairs’ budget management led to many deaths as well.
Pinfield also says that of all the infants that die before their first birthday, 70% die because they were born premature. NICU nurses see many babies in fatal condition which can be difficult emotionally. Leading up to the physical care of the babies, a lot of training required to become a Neonatal nurse. In the beginning stages of advancement into a graduate program, the NCLEX-RN exam is taken. After a completion of 500 hours of work in the NICU, a secondary exam is required to be a
These professionals are very crucial in the healthcare industry but sadly, there are NA shortages. According to Piotrowdki (2010) there is great NA shortage in nursing homes as well as in hospitals across many regions. This shortage eventually leads to fewer resources for nurses to rely on when providing basic patient