Theoretical Framework on Violence in the Workplace Violence can be experienced by many different people in different situations in health care. In the healthcare world, nurses are one of the most exposed groups to workplace violence in the world. Circumstances that lead patients to the hospital can be very stressful which can lead to anxiety, agitation, depression. Through using the theoretical framework developed by Ida Jean Orlando, workplace violence can be viewed and applied to address or even prevent violence experienced by nurses possibly. Violence has been a long-standing issue in the workplace.
However, perception is reality and the patient’s self-report of pain is what should be used to determine pain intensity. (Berman & Synder). Major barriers to better pain control for nurses and patients relate to inadequate reporting and assessment of pain. Many clients will not voice their pain unless asked about it, therefore the nurse must initiate the assessment. By taking a pain history the nurse can attempt to understand how the pain is affecting the patient and how they are coping with it.
Inadequate behavior and increased workload due to pressure of patient and acute care responsibility gives rise to stress and unethical behavior. Considering the oddness for the multidisciplinary health team, nurses are a large group practicing at hospital as compared to doctors. They both need to minimize their stress level that may lead to poor patients care (Secemsky, 2013). There lies a strong relationship between doctor and nurse. This traditional relationship has different role and responsibilities and each are directly linked to hospital administration and patient.
Nurses often face ethical dilemmas and moral distress throughout various levels of direct and indirect patient care. According to Moon and Kim (2015), patients often die in the intensive care unit, and ethical conflicts frequently occur due to a variety of factors, such as verbal abuse, poor communication between health care providers, and increased incidences of end-of-life issues. I think this is a very important subject to think about, especially when these conflicts can significantly impact job satisfaction, burnout, and ultimately threaten the quality of care for patients. Furthermore, a qualitative study conducted by Henrich et al. (2017) shows that healthcare providers often experience negative emotional repercussions from moral distress in the ICU, and patient care is frequently perceived as being negatively affected.
There are many types of losses, death being the most devastating one as it affects not only the dying but their families too. As a nurse, it is our job to help the patients or their loved ones to comprehend and accept loss so that life can carry on. If a person does not go through the grieving process after a loss, a serious emotional, mental and social problems may happen. In order to help the grieving patients and their families, nurses have to understand what exactly grieving is. Death is a distressing topic; it could influence the quality of care that is given by the nurse.
The reseachers discovered that many of employees they surveyed don’t use the mechanical devices anyway, for a number of reasons: they considered the devices to be too time-consuming, unsafe for themselves and the person in their care, or in poor repair. Many of them didn’t even know how to use the devices in the first place. All of these problems are unfortunate, since mechanical lift devices are meant to make lifting and transferring easier and safer for all concern (Garg, et al. 1991) Low back pain and body mechanic related: There is a close relationship between nurses suffering from back pain and the use of correct body mechanics. Among health professionals, nurses who care for patients in long-term care facilities have to help the individuals who are not able to perform their daily activities.
Nurses are exposed to multiple stressful demands and pressures from workplace, family, and other factors as represented by Ostelle in the transactional model of stress and health and are therefor at very high risk of an array of safety, health and other issues. Nurses confront a range of occupational health and safety (OHS) risks in their roles of providing care and comfort to the sick and aged. While much has been done to identify and control the physical risks associated with nursing work, such as manual handling, ergonomics, chemical and biological hazards, not much has been achieved in successfully recognising the very real psychological risks encountered by
Some include alienating themselves from everyone else, utilization of drugs or food to cope with things, taking a while to actually get things done, taking out frustrations on other people, or skipping work/school. According to an article by Charanjit Singh, gender, level of qualification, and age contributes to the risk factors of burnout (Singh, 2011). A nurse does not become burnt out easily, it’s a process and as it gradually becomes worse then it will lead to a burnout (Smith, M., Segal, J., Robinson, L., & Segal, R. June, 2016). Negative Consequences Nurses who are often suffering from burnout typically have a lower quality of life. There are indeed consequences to a burnout.
But there are problems, in this because nurses are very likely to experience nurse burnout in which is caused by these guidelines. Usually, nurses are taken advantage of and this causes them to become overworked and have a decline in patient quality care. This becomes debunked due to the great amount of people that says that it is fine with current conditions but with current conditions things have been only on the decline. This decline is due to many different things but overall this causes poor patient care and nurses to dropout of their positions. And these dropouts cause less staff and more stress on the remaining staff due to overload in their work.
Abuse could be either through verbal or physical would affect the health care environment between the doctor and nurses. For instance, a doctor would be frustrated with a new freshie nurse who does not know how to perform a task efficiently. Other than that, nurse who has not administered a medication to a patient as quickly as the physician ordered. The workload and time constraint can make them impatient with nurses who they put blame on them as taking too much of their