Healy and McKay’s percentages were A total of 51, (45.9% response rate) online questionnaires was returned while another 60 (54.1% response rate) paper-based questionnaires was completed. A total, 111 nurses completed the survey with an 80.4% response rate. Out of the 80.4%, 60% agreed that the workloads are highly stressful. The results stated that nurses rated their workloads as highly stressful in terms of stressful situation are brought upon them and it affects themselves. Stress was also related to poor job satisfaction in the workplace, with employees and employers.
Abstract This paper presents an overall idea about the main errors committed by medical interpreters. According to Abrue et al (2010), five main errors were noticed to be mostly committed by medial interpreters: omission, addition, substitution, editorialization and false fluency. Moreover, according to Flores (2005), these errors affect the quality of health care, which is categorized into three main sections discussed in details. Additionally, the paper shows the three types of medical interpreter, and how they are related to the proportion of errors committed. It also discusses the importance of the training programs that a medical interpreter receives, and how is that related to decreasing the proportions of errors as declared by Abrue
in the World Views on Evidence-Based Nursing journal. The article begins by addressing the fact that families, together with the healthcare professionals were particularly implicated when it comes to the process of decision-making of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)’s patients, especially about the use of life support. The use of life support by ICU’s patients can be, regarding the decision to withhold or withdraw life support at the end-of-life of the patients. Shared Decision Making (SDM) approach was suggested as the best practice guidelines to improve the quality of end-of-life decision-making. The focus of the article is to explore the effectiveness of SDM interventions to improve communication between the healthcare team, patients, their family members and surrogate decision-makers about the decision to use life support in the
Lippi et al. stated that in any misleadingly assumed cases not promptly identified can produce serious harm to patients. In addition to SNB code of ethics, value statement 5, ensure that the safety of their patients is not put at risk by the commission or omission of any nursing care activity. Specifically in identifying patients and distinguishing the identity of patients with the same name. It is to ensure accurate identification in identifying the individual as the person for the treatment is intended of care.
The physician must diversify his/her approach to include a small amount of counselling, necessary in order to examine a patient 's interactions with his family, peer group and society as a whole. These non-biological issues may actually be the cause of a biomedical problem. Traditionally, treatment was administered for immediate problems. Illness was typically seen as the manifestation of disease, which can be cured solely by treating the body. In 1977, George L Engel identified that illness has biological, psychological and sociological dimensions.
Abstract Burnout affects many of the nurses these days. There are many factors that contribute to a burnout. Sometimes people do not even realize that they are heading towards a burnout. In this research paper it talks about the negative consequences of a burnout in nursing. For example, it can lead to a decreased immune system that will make the body vulnerable to colds and flus (Smith, M., Segal, J., Robinson, L., & Segal, R. June, 2016).
In this paper, I will talk about the numerous ways medication errors can occur and how nurses have a great role preventing them, in order to keep all clients in the healthcare system safe. Reducing Medication Errors in Nursing Practice This article touched on the countless ways that medication errors can occur. Medication errors are one of the most common sources of accidental harm to clients (Cloete, 2015). There are multiple ways that these errors can be prevented, and nurses have an important role in making sure that clients receive the medication that is meant for them. Distractions can also play a major role in contributing to such errors as that can put the client at risk of receiving the wrong medication (Cloete, 2015).
Inadequate behavior and increased workload due to pressure of patient and acute care responsibility gives rise to stress and unethical behavior. Considering the oddness for the multidisciplinary health team, nurses are a large group practicing at hospital as compared to doctors. They both need to minimize their stress level that may lead to poor patients care (Secemsky, 2013). There lies a strong relationship between doctor and nurse. This traditional relationship has different role and responsibilities and each are directly linked to hospital administration and patient.
Current Issues and Trends One of the major issues that is currently impacting nursing leaders and managers is the ongoing problem with medication administration errors. It is a nurse’s job to verify that the correct dose, route, frequency, and duration of the drug is administered and monitored appropriately. Unfortunately, numerous studies show the significance of this problem amongst nurses. For example, within a certain study performed involving 237 nurses, 64.55% of them had made medication administration errors, while 31.37% of them were on the verge of making a mistake (Cheragi, Manoocheri, Mohammadnejad, & Ehsani, 2013). With the continuous problems related to this topic, it is evident that serious change needs to be made within the
n Malaysia, 2 465 727 patients were admitted to the hospital in 2015. Most of this patient will experiencing transition to primary care after they were discharge from the hospital. Previous studies had been showed that poor transitional care might cause harm to the patient especially for those who are vulnerable such as elderly or people who have special needs. Position statement issued by the American Geriatrics Society in 2003 described transitional care as a set of action designed to ensure the coordination and continuity of health care as patient transfer between different level of care. His study also suggested that many patients did not receive optimal transitional care due to urgent and unplanned transition especially due to high loads