Nurse Burnout Analysis

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In the healthcare industry, nurses are the workers that do a lot to ensure quality patient care, and therefore, physicians, administrative employees, and patients expect much from them. Due to a shortage of nurses in the industry, and their dedication to ensure quality of care, they work long hours. Long working hours combined with a shortage of nurses lead to burnout, which affects quality of patient care. As a result, this has a direct negative impact on patient safety. Thus, for every increase in the demand for nursing services, the quality of patient care declines with increased patient interaction. The purpose of this paper is to examine in detail how nurses can be overworked and to establish how it affects their ability to
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Otherwise, failure to address the nurses’ concerns de-motivates them in realizing that no one cares about their well-being and quality of patient care is not essential.
How Nurses are overworked leading to Nursing Burnout
As Keift, et al (2014) argues, patient care can only be improved by reducing the number of medical errors identified in the industry. Patients view nurses as those that are the most careful in providing medical care than other healthcare workers. Nurses, on the other hand, have also maintained their dedication to deliver the required patient care safely. To achieve this, nurses have to ensure effective communication between them and their patients together with their families. Thus, the quality of nursing provided is also weighed by the level of interest nurses have towards their patients’ health, as well as their welfare. In addition, nurses ensure that patients are well-informed by discussing with them the care they need.
Thus, the effort of nurses discussing care with each patient helps them to provide customized care in terms of understanding the health status of the patient and collaborating with the patient to manage his/her
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Thus, in addition to recruiting new employees, the existing ones need to be retained to address the situation, as Niamh et al. (2014) explain.
How Nursing Burnout affects Nurses ability to provide Patient Care
Kathryn (2016) establishes that an overworked nurse that is already exhausted, detached from work, and fatigued may fail to view patients as human beings that need holistic care and see them as objects. Due to work overload, the nurse also finds himself/herself incapable of providing meaningful services to the patients because, at this level, the nurse is unable to manage time, control work, and relate well with his/her colleagues. According to Aditya, et al. (2015), burnout is a feeling developed with time, and it comes in the form of- being exhausted emotionally, reduced ability to make desired accomplishments, and poor delivery of services required. Failure to perform at the workplace and to realize personal achievements makes one develop a sense of weakness, and this outcome negatively impacts job satisfaction and quality of patient care among other vital things. The condition worsens to a level at which, a nurse may be unable to work well with

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