Nursing Issues In Nursing

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Alyssa DeMarco NYIT: Department of Nursing Short-Staffed, Workplace Violence and Mandatory Overtime: An IOM Nursing Issues Paper I view nursing as a process of continuous growth and pursuit of knowledge to provide competent compassionate care. Registered Nursing Professionals try to deliver the highest level of patient care to ensure satisfaction; however, they face many challenges and issues that hinder their ability to properly deliver client care. There are various issues in nursing that needs to be addressed and this paper will focus on three: nursing workforce shortage, nursing violence and mandatory overtime hours. These issues have a direct effect on patient care and this paper aims to discuss the impact they have on the nursing field.…show more content…
Nursing violence can be misunderstood because it is more than just the physical aspect of violence but there is a nonphysical component that can affect an individual’s emotional or psychological well-being. (Huston, 2014, pg. 149) There is a discrepancy between the interdisciplinary healthcare workforce and nurses should be considered full partners with physicians and other health professionals. (Foundations, 2011, pg. 222) There are many types of violence in nursing that can occur from other nurses, patients, managers, visitors, and physicians Nurse to nurse violence is commonly referred to as horizontal violence. (Huston, 2017, pg151) Horizontal violence are behaviors that hinder nursing job satisfaction, impact job performance and put a lot of pressure on the nurse. According to the Joint Commission “intimidating and disruptive behaviors” can facilitate medication errors, lower patient satisfaction and lead to adverse patient outcomes. (Lachman, 2014) There is no singular solution to this problem and people have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment – regardless of setting. Victims need proper support and the offenders need to have discipline in order to correct this issue. Based on the article, Impact of Workplace of Workplace Mistreatment on Patient Safety Risk and Nurse-Assed Patient Outcomes, suggest that organizations should have a zero tolerance policy and to implement programs to work on, “building positive interpersonal relationship” can help protect the safety of the patient and the nurse. (Laschinger, 2014) As a nursing assistant and in clinical, I have experienced workplace violence and I believe that respect amongst each other is a way to effectively deliver quality care and it is unacceptable to display those types of
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