However, they were majority of senior staff nurses showed negative respond were against the changes. As summarized by Umble and Umble (2014), change creates to uncertainty which leads to fear as perceived as threat to their security and finally lead
A study was done to view just how much horizontal violence could affect patient safety and it was found that there was an increase in patient falls and a delay in care due to nurses not communicating to one another or not wanting to help a fellow coworker when asked
The article “Why Are Nurses Leaving? Findings From an Initial Qualitative Study on Nursing Attrition” by Carol Isaac MacKusick and Ptlene Minick is a qualitative research study with a phenomenological research design. The research question addressed in this article is the experience of registered nurses who flee bedside nursing. The sample provided were registered nurses (RN) in the United States who were mostly Caucasian females varying in ages 40-49. The sample size investigated was ten nurses total.
In nursing, burnout appears to be a common phenomenon worldwide. The nurse burnout is associated with poor job satisfaction among nurses and decreased perception of quality of care by patients. Thus, more research studies are needed to identify the measures that can effectively prevent the nurse burnout. It is important to consider nurse burnout as a vital issue, need urgent action from the organizational and Governmental levels .Developing, testing, and implementing intervention programs to reduce nurse burnout may keep nurses in clinical positions, and maintaining or raising quality of care (Poghosyan, Clarke, Finlayson, & Aiken,
This was achieved by re-examining the relationships between the hardy personality (total hardiness), primary appraisal (challenge and threat appraisal), secondary appraisal (coping options available), and coping methods (action and palliative coping) from the perspective of nurse stress in response to aggressive behaviour displayed by people with dementia. One hundred and two nurses from 15 nursing homes and hostels were sampled by way of a questionnaire. Hierarchical regression was performed to analyse the strong hypothesized relationships between the variables examined. Results indicated that resident aggression were related to an increase in nurse stress (M.34á79, SD.7á93). Of the variables examined, only threat appraisal were related to nurse stress (b.048, P < 005).
Furthermore, there was a significant correlation between nurse-patient ratio to nurse staffing, job satisfaction, and job-related burnout. Studies had shown that nurses experienced a higher emotional exhaustion and increased job dissatisfaction with a higher nurse-to-patient ratio (Aiken et al., 2002). In addition, the study revealed that 43% of the nurse respondents, who reported job-related burnout and job dissatisfaction, intended to leave their present nursing jobs within the next 12 months (Aiken et al., 2002). The study also showed that an increased of registered nurse staffing decreased both patient mortality and mortality following complications (Aiken et al.,
Short staffing is one of the many challenges nurses encounter in the work environment. The impacts can be detrimental primarily to the patient’s outcome. To examine the effects of short staffing, research was conducted on 36,539 hospital inpatients to evaluate the amount of those exposed to an understaffed shift and how many patient outcomes resulted in a NSO (Twigg, Gelder, & Myers, 2015). NSO’s are nurse sensitive outcomes based on the nursing care provided to the patient. Patients exposed to short staffing had an increase of greater than one chance of NSO’s compared to patients not exposed (Twigg et al., 2015).
The purpose of this paper is to discuss stress as defined by theorist Selye, the meaning of nursing burnout, its detrimental effects, and the implementation of spirituality as a stress mediator. The perioperative department can be an extremely stressful environment. Patients and their family members may experience high levels of anxiety, uncertainty, and fear. A prudent preoperative nurse should focus on to alleviate any of their concerns, provide comfort, present education regarding their upcoming procedure, and answer questions. Other vital aspecrts of the preoperative nurse’s role includes making sure that the patient’s chart is complete with orders, labs, an updated history and physical, and proper surgical consents.
I thought about nursing burnout through watching the video by speaker Madelyn Blaire. Burnout is categorized as physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion. Burnout can lead to dulled emotions and detachment. I wonder why nurses are burning out. Since I have many friends who are nurses, I know about the life of a nurse.
Research studies show that exposing nurses to disturbances constantly adversely affects their response to an extent of even turning off the alarms (McKinney, 2013). Consequently, incidences can result especially to the sick units due to those disturbing sounds which subsequently result to alarm fatigue. An alert has been raised by the Joint commission due a recent sentinel event which was heavily associated to alarm fatigue (Horkan, 2014). Research statistics by the Joint commission between 2009 and 2012 indicate that 80 death and 13 injury cases occurred as a result of alarm fatigue. Further findings from Food and Drug Administration carried out between January 2009 to June 2010, reveal that a total of 560 death occurred due to alarm fatigue and the associated effects (McKinney, 2013).