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).
The different levels of stress in doctors and nurses need to be minimized to initiate better performance. Increased stress level affects the relationship and coordination of work. Struggles are most common indications to such conditions and the treatment of patient is affected (Nakakis Konstantinos, 2013). Disobeying and unconditional patient’s demand is also another reason for rising conflict and therefore I have chosen this topic with an aim to discuss different level of stress and their reasons. The best choice is to use quantitative method to analyze stress between doctor and nurse in
Studies show that the hospital stay of patients is usually prolonged approximately 2 more days due to these medication errors. As a result, this increases costs approximately $2000-$2500 dollars per patient (Cheragi, Manoocheri, Mohammadnejad, & Ehsani, 2013). The patients’ physical health is at risk, including the ability to function with everyday activities, and their mental health could be altered, potentially causing anxiety and other psychological symptoms (Rejane & Goldim, 2013). Depending on the type of medication administration error performed, the patient could potentially be physically harmed, incapable of performing activities of daily living, or could potentially die. The elderly are the number one population to have death related to a medication administration errors (Brunetti & Suh, 2012).
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.
This would seem to indicate that any nurse is potentially at risk for making a medication error (Mayo et al. 2004). Prevention of medication errors is linked to accurate reporting of medication errors. Reporting medication errors is dependent on individual nurse’s decision making. Medication errors are typically reported through institutional reporting systems such as incident reports (Wakefield et al.1996).
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
It said that there are 2,000 deaths every year from needless surgery; 7,000 deaths from prescription errors in hospitals; 20,000 from other errors in hospitals; 80,000 from infections in hospitals; and 106,000 deaths every year from non-error, fatal effects of medications. In all, 225,000 deaths occur per year in the US due to unintended medical errors. This assignment analyses on one of such cases of medical negligence. It will briefly summarize the case study in the first portion of this assignment. It will then define the 4 d’s of ethics which are namely Duty, Dereliction, Damage and Direct.
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
Many workers suffer from stress. It is important to identify why nurses are becoming stressed and how to reduce work related stress. The past 10 years there has been an increase in stress levels for nursing staff. In 2001 a survey was conducted by “American Nurses Association”. The study results showed that 70.5% of nurses cited the acute and chronic effects of stress and overwork among their top three health and safety
Normally the feelings can last for a couple of hours to several days. However, if negative emotions last too long they can possibly result in depression. The American Psychiatric Association defines depression as common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how an individual feels, the way he/she thinks and acts, which can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can