The strains on the healthcare field can eventually lead to physical,mental and emotional exhaustion also known as burnout. As caretakers,educators,and lifelines, nurses are responsible for the many roles they carry as they continue to give care to patients day in and day out. One of the most common reasons nurses are stressed is the patient to nurse ratio. For instance, a nurse may be taking care of 6 patients when he or she should only be taking care of 4.
The background, problem statement, research questions and objectives, paradigmatic perspective, research methodology and ethical considerations of this research will be discussed in this chapter.
It has been discussed in the literature review that healthcare workers face some difficulties and risks of burnout, physical and mental illness during their jobs because of high workload, low social support and sometimes due to the condition and death of patients. Bryant declared that there is a significant increase in the stress of healthcare workers in the last 35 years i.e. from 19-30% and the remaining are physically ill due to high workload. McVicar defined burnout as a negative reaction and stress which can affect occupational workers and discourage them to perform their job well, there are basically two stages of burnout that can take workers from minor to the extreme burnout and they
Nowadays a great of organizations are finding that the engagement and commitment of nurses coincide with good quality patient care. When nurses are better engaged and committed you’ll find that you’ll notice that they work harder and perform better in their job. You may also find less absenteeism and less turnover. This will greatly benefit the hospital or employer.
Being a nurse is one of the hardest jobs, including one of the lowest paying for the workload nurses take on. Nurses go through years of schooling, and many nurses often end up disliking their chosen profession. There seems to always be a shortage of nurses so many nurses are more than often overworked and underpaid. Having another individual’s health hang in your balance can cause mental and physical exhaustion which can eventually lead to nurse burnout. Many nurses that work in high-stress environments and not having the proper training or enough assistance can lead to serious mistakes in patient care. In order for patients to receive the right care, they must have willing and compassionate care by nurses and doctors to treat and heal them.
By the next session, Kathleen and Jack will journal about their typical patterns of managing stress.
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Patient suffering from Parkinson’s disease MUST receive their medication on schedule. This is the most important nursing intervention for a nurse to remember. When the medication for Parkinson’s disease is not administered as scheduled the chemical in the body become imbalances and signs and symptom of the disease process become uncontrolled, resulting in a decrease in the patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living for themselves and an increase in the amount of assistance that the nurse will have to provide. This is also very important because correcting chemical imbalances in the body is a process that occurs over a period of time, and achieving a therapeutic level of medication for the patients’ functions
Guided Imagery; A gentle but powerful technique that focuses and directs the imagination in positive ways
Burnout syndrome is common in the healthcare field. Burnout syndrome has been research by many, many of the research has been geared towards nurses to determine how prevalent burnout syndrome is. Emergency care nurses face vast challenges related to the care that is demanded by the patient. The amount of stressors and burnout syndrome are linked, the more stressors the nurse is exposed to the higher the risk for burnout syndrome becomes. Burnout syndrome has an adverse effect on the organization, the nurse, and the patient. The question to be answered by this review of research is, In emergency care nursing, are the rates of burnout and fatigue higher than those of other types of nursing?
Burnout and stress can happen to any individual within any organization but if I were in charge of socializing the newly hired nurses at the local hospital I would ensure that the new nurses went through new hire orientation by knowing what the hospital stands for, mission, and expectations. I would expect them to adhere to our values and the importance of patient care and the services we provide. I would have to make certain they are qualified and right fit for the job and hospital. Ongoing training is most important and would be provided from beginning and throughout the nurse’s career. Since burnout is the underlying issue, stress counseling or various forms of relaxation methods are needed to cope with this condition. Providing feedback
amplify their tolerance because next threatening events emphasise inoculation need to keep covered among nursing curricular or staff improvement programmes However in imitation of avoiding ‘ reproof the victim’, the nurse who succumbs in imitation of burnout because, over boisterous environmental stressors, emphasis inoculation ought to stay united along organizational strategies in imitation of civilizing high-quality deed condition. A study was done to investigate the relationship between personality traits, perception of workplace stress and coping among intensive care unit (ICU) nurses A convenience sample of critical care nurses (n=46) completed three standardized questionnaires during September 2007: the revised NEO personality inventory
We have seen in multiple studies and research how stress can affect and directly even cause chronic health conditions, and that health psychology teaches us to look at our health in a unique way than the biomedical approach to disease. Other factors can contribute to a disease state such as diet and genetics. In order to treat the patient in the health continuum—a mind/body approach—it is necessary to look at all these factors as integral parts of the disease state. The mom and her physician can look at a variety of ways to help with her stress, such as dietary changes away from the processed foods and doing some research into ways to eat healthier foods on a budget. They can also look at medications to treat her hypertension, but along with that perhaps counseling is in order as well to help her deal with her stress. All these methodologies may contribute to her leading a healthier lifestyle and setting a good example for her
The increasing interest in stress research is probably because we live in a world that includes many stressful circumstances and stress has been a global phenomenon. It has become an integral part of life and is said to be the price we all pay for the struggle to stay alive. According to the American Academy of Family physicians, two- thirds of visits to family doctors
Coping strategies play an important role in reduceing stress and consequently, increasing the general health of people. Given the stressful nature of the nursing profession and the importance of nurses ' health to provide patient care, conducting studies to identify stress and coping strategies are required. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of stress and coping strategies to predict the general health of nursing staff working in Guilan University of Medical Sciences’ health centers in 2016.