Nurses play an essential role in the healthcare industry. The nurse workforce is made up of licensed nurses: registered nurses (RNs), licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs), along with nurse aides. Registered nurses are responsible for assessments of patients’ needs, development of care plans, medication administration, and treatments, while licensed vocational nurses perform specific care under the delegation of the registered nurses and supervisions. Nursing aides perform activities of daily living (unskilled attention) to the patient. Adequate nursing staffing is essential to both patient care and outcomes, also to the retention of nurses while inadequate staffing creates problems for both the patients and …show more content…
Jean Watson’s theory of care is a grand theory which falls into middle-range theory. Watson’s Theory of Human Caring described care as both an art and science. The framework of the method of care accepts art, science, humanities, spirituality and new directions on mind, body, spirit, medicine, and nursing (_______). With high nurse to patient ration, the nurse will not be able to provide the ten carative factors of Dr. Jean Watson’s theory of care. They will also not be able to perform all the necessary care and treatments required for a patient. Dr. Jean Watson’s theory of care addressed the nurse to patient ration, according to the method “nursing is positioned with caring of the sick, prevention of sickness, restoration of health and promotion of health. This process includes the process of assessment, plan, intervention, and evaluation. On the review, the nurse observes, identifies, review problem(s) and forms a care plan that will be used in appropriate nursing care. When the nurse to patient ratio is low, the nurse will not be able to perform this assessment. This will result in a reduction of patients’ outcomes, medical errors, frequent re-admissions, patient deaths. Nurses experienced unsatisfied work environment, fatigue, burnout and increased in career change leading to the nursing …show more content…
Utilitarianism was established around the 18th and mid-19th century and is a legacy from both philosophy and classic economic theory (_____). There are three assumptions under utilitarianism. The first is that people are purposive and driven to capitalize on maternal benefits from interactions among others in a free and competitive marketplace. Next, representatives have access to the necessary info to evaluate options and analyze expenses of every possibility in a free market. Lastly, people can judiciously select which activities will increase their profits based on calculations (McEwen & Wills, 2014; Turner, 2013). This social theory has been applied in nursing management and
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There is a need for greater reimbursement for nurse staffing for health care organizations. Nurses make up the bulk of medical personnel and are the frontline caregivers and health care providers. I agree with many experts’ opinion that adequate nurse staffing results in favorable patient outcomes and must therefore be financially supported. Dunham-Taylor (2015), argues that “effective workforce management is a key factor contributing to organizational success” (Dunham-Taylor, 2015). Moreover, the author asserts that adequate nurse staffing leads to better patient outcomes, better reimbursement, positive patient satisfaction scores, greater workforce satisfaction, increase employee retention, financial success and organizational stability
Jean Watson – Caring Science Theory Katrine S. Edwards Mercy College Abstract Dr. Jean Watson began her career as a Registered Nurse in 1961, however, she did not stop learning and advancing her mind there. Over several years she obtained multiple degrees; including a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Counseling. Serious personal loss led Dr. Watson to fully realize her beliefs and to truly comprehend her own writings stimulating her to formulate her Caring Science Theory. Dr. Watson’s theory is comprised of 10 Caritas Processes that bring arts and humanities together with science to provide more loving and compassionate care to yourself and others. Dr. Watson’s theory speaks to me because I believe that everyone is entitled
Registered nurses are required to deliver wide-range nursing attention and treatment to all persons in a healthcare setup (American Nurses ' Association, 2000). Notably, they have to offer emergency care and guarantee the safe execution of treatment. It is mandatory for nurses to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the laws and regulations that are in line with their profession. Additionally,
Application of Kanter’s Theory in Reducing Work Stress and Burnout in Nursing Due to the rapidly changing health care system and the reduction of resources, nursing demands are greater which has led to work related stress and ultimately nursing burnout. (Hayes, Douglas, & Bonner, 2014; Kushner & Ruffin, 2015; Laschinger et al., 2003; Slatten, Carson & Carson, 2011). Nursing burnout impacts both the performance and profitability of a healthcare organization in addition to adversely affecting patient outcomes (Jennings, 2008; Kushner & Ruffin, 2015; Laschinger et al., 2003). Ordinarily for nurses, making a difference by caring for and helping others is gratifying (Hayes et al., 2014; Slatten et al., 2011); however nurses have had to endeavor several unfavorable circumstances such as long work hours, compassion fatigue, physical labor, human adversities, staffing shortages, lack of breaks, advanced technology, and poor interpersonal work relationships (Hayes et al., 2014; Jennings, 2008; Slatten et al., 2011); thus the effects of sustained exposure to increasingly demanding professional work conditions brought on by doubt and concern results in decreased nursing satisfaction, lack of perceived support, psychological difficulties such as demoralization,
Jean Watson Nursing Theory Jean Watson`s human caring theory is one of the most fundamental theories in the field of psychology. It has been around for more than 30 years and has since then evolved over the years through the concept it holds still remains. In addition to this, transpersonal psychology (TP) is accredited for having motivated Watson to come up with the aforementioned theory. The results of this have been very endearing to the nursing profession since both the nurses and patients have been in a position to sustain a long-lasting relationship after putting the particulars of the theory into practice. For nursing students with a particular interest involving going beyond healing and caring, it is highly likely that by studying this
Nursing has always been important to patient care. Nurses are now becoming more specialized than the nurses in the past. In more recent years nursing roles are becoming more of a supporter for patients more than a caretaker. Nurses evaluating the condition of patients, determines the capability
Short staffing is an ongoing problem in acute hospital settings. There is either inadequate licensed nurses on the floor or nurses are extremely exhausted from recent shifts where they were assigned high patient ratios. An increase in more patients negatively affects the health of nurses causing extreme fatigue and interrupted sleeping patterns (Garnett, 2008). During an interview with a registered nurse at the Guam Memorial Hospital, the nurse described a problem with short staffing as a “vicious cycle”. He explained a scenario where Nurse A calls in sick then eventually Nurse B has no other choice but to cover the hours for Nurse A. Chances are once Nurse A recovers, Nurse B ends up calling in sick due to nurse burnout (anonymous, September
The increase demands, and stress levels that coincide with them, lead to the high levels of burnout in nurses. Burnout is composed of both physical and emotional exhaustion caused by stress (Beck, 1995, p. 22). When experiencing burnout, nurses feel physically and emotionally fatigued and lose concentration and motivation for towards their work and overall performance (Beck, 1995, p. 21). Burnout directly affects the nurses’ job satisfaction (Erikson & Grove, 2008, p. 2), which in turn affects their competency. When a nurse's competency is compromised, there is a potential for causing their client harm.
Abstract The theory paper I am writing it consist of several different important information dealing with adolescents careers. The purpose of an a counselor is to allow much as possible for an individual to focus and realize his or her limitless gifts. It will allow the connection with social learning and social cognitive career theory and there effects on adolescent career counseling. Two of the psychologist I will be discussing Watson and McMahon.
As of today, the majority of states in the US, as well as all over the world, have nursing shortages. Economic crises, education capacity in schools, growing population, including elderly patients, due to extended longevity and more chronic health conditions affect this shortage. Besides, the supply of RNs does not grow fast enough to compensate the numbers of nurses who retire. There is also a demand for professional, baccalaureate-prepared nurses, while the current nursing workforce is only at 55% of that level or higher. In addition, RN is the top profession in terms of projected growth through 2018 (AACN, 2010).
In conclusion, “care of the patient in context of family” is essential to the entire medical field and all patients receiving care and their families. By practicing this process, we are ensuring the best possible patient outcomes and the overall satisfaction of the patient and their families by implementing more effective nursing. The collaboration and feedback contributes to the future of evidence based practice. This is truly what nursing is all about, the best possible outcomes and positive experience for
Upon implementation of this policy, surveys have shown that nurse retention and patient care have improved in most of the nursing facilities (Aiken et al., 2010). The study found nurses in states with no nurse-to-patient ratio policies burn out more as compared to nurses in California (Aiken et al., 2010). Also, the studies established that more nurses, as compared to California RNs, complained of dissatisfaction. For instance, Aiken et al. ’s study (2010) found that 34% of RNs in New Jersey complained of burnout as compared to 29% of RNs in California where there was a nurse-to-patient ratio policy and 26% of nurses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania were dissatisfied with their jobs while only 20% of nurses in California were dissatisfied with their job.
It is very easy to get wrapped up in the day to day tasks that we complete as nurses. But in order to give our patients the best possible care, we must look at our day through a holistic lens. The following essay will outline the theory as created by the “lady with the lamp” Florence Nightingale. We will look at the different components that are important to a patient’s health and outline on to incorporate these components into current practice.
Nursing Shortage According to Nictitas, Middaugh, and Aries (2106), nurses are the largest segment of the healthcare workforce and are indispensable when it comes to quality patient care, patient safety, and patient satisfaction. It is projected by 2020; there will be a shortage of over 500,000 nurses (Nictitas, Middaugh & Aries, 2016). A shortage of this magnitude will have a negative impact on our healthcare system. This paper will attempt to reflect on the issues that have resulted in the nursing shortage and discuss the future of the nursing profession.