Nursing Shortage is a problem we all should be aware of. There are many factors that may lead to a nursing shortage, such as having stressful and unsafe working environments, and our nurses are being overworked. This is a problem we should be aware of because it is affecting the patient care. Nurses would not have enough time to stay with a patient if they have more patients to worry about. Nurses play a big role in our hospitals and communities, “Nurses play significant roles in hospitals, clinics and private practices.
Meliza Hernandez 1-24-18 Period 6 Mr. Hancock Nurse Shortage There is no secret that the United States faces a vital shortage of registered nurses. Nurse shortage refers to a situation where the demand for nursing professionals exceeds the supply locally, nationally, or globally. There are multiple issues that contribute to nurse shortage like, burnout, an increase with incomplete education, limited resources, job dissatisfaction, and many more. Although nurse shortage gives incoming nurses an opportunity in the workforce, many patients and current nurses are suffering. The demand for more nurses is to prevent current nurses from future burnout.
A nurse must be able to perform activities like moving a patient, lifting heavy equipment, being on their feet for much of their shift, etc. The nursing profession can be very taxing on a person’s body and society as a whole is seeing the effects of this. Older nurses who have been in the field for a long time are no longer able to perform these tasks and it is causing them to change their area of expertise, or even leave their profession entirely. This has negatively impacted effective health care delivery and proper patient-centered care because these nurses are not able to effectively help their patients. Research shows that there are a large amount of nurses that are near or at the retirement age.
The Nursing Career and Stress and Work-Related Burnout Working in the healthcare field can be overwhelming because of the continuous exposure to stressful events such as illnesses and death. Additionally, healthcare workers may suffer from high work demands such as long working hours, healthcare team relationship issues, and shortage of staff. To contribute with tension, these workers may also be exposed to daily unrelated work problems such as lack of personal time, family and financial issues. Many nurses are often exposed to these stressors and consequently are troubled with job dissatisfaction and burnout because of an imbalance between their work environment and personal life. The nursing profession alone can be very demanding and due
Respect: Even though Patients are hard to deal with on duty, nurses have to provide care with respect. Patients have to be treated the way the nurses would like to be treated. It 's crucial for the nurse to keep in mind that the patient is in clinical setting take delivery of care. A professional nurse is organized to treat all patients with the respect and dignity. Caring is a foundational value in the nursing profession.
(Abdulla, Al-Qahtani, & Al-Kuwari, 2011). One study revealed that burnout syndrome is common among critical care nurses, because they work with more critical and traumatic patients burnout syndrome is not only affect the nurse but extend to their quality of care that delivered for their patient. (Moss, Good, Gozal, Kleinpell, & Sessler., 2016). Organizational and environment factors such as excessive workload, staffing shortage, lack of empowerment lead to burnout which compromise nurse’s ability to provide high quality care. ( McHugh, Kutney, Cimiotti, Sloane, & Aiken., 2011).
As all know, the incidence of patient falls will be the big thing in every health care centre. I also worry if Madam Y experienced any complications, I might not be able to forgive myself. This critical incident made me feel sad and disappointed in myself. After this incident, I started to blame myself for the fall and this affected my nursing practice until the end of my shift. I still being uncomfortable and not confident on that day while performing my nursing skills and felt sad throughout the day.
Health care recipients see the work of nurses and midwives to be an essential aspect in the health care delivery arrangement. 3. 49 % of nurses/midwives intimated that their own attitude towards clients was negative and 51 % thinks nurses/midwives have a positive attitude towards health care recipients 4. 91 % of nurses/midwives are not satisfied with their working conditions including salaries, poor equipment to work with at the health facilities, poor working environment, lack of motivation from administrators, limited opportunities for promotions and further studies, apathy on the part of management towards problems of nurses and lack of personal protective equipment for nurses, thus exposing them to infection. 5.
(2017) mentions the effects of nursing burnouts on the patients. When nurses suffer from these burnouts, it does not only affect themselves and their family, but it follows them to their working environment. It is affecting their coworkers and the patients. This leads to poor quality of care for the patients, increase patient falls, medication errors, increase in hospital acquired infections, and other factors that affect patient care (Gómez-Urquiza, et al.,