Nursing Shortage

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Nursing is a noble and dynamic profession. The constant changes that occurs in the nursing profession are because of the need and demand of the society. Now a day’s one of the major problems faced in nursing throughout the world is the shortage of nurses. Nurses play a important role in forming the largest part of health care systems and providing direct care to the patients. There are few professions that allows the individual to make a positive influence in the society and nursing is one of them. Despite the fact that nursing is a very expressive work the country is still facing nursing shortage that grows more with each year. The shortage of nurses is not only in Pakistan but it is also common in foreign countries also. This shortage of…show more content…
One of the cause is feeling overworked or more work load .Sometimes the nurses feels overburdened or over worked and this overburdened can reduce their working capacity and increase their stress also. Another cause is the salary or earnings. In the private hospitals registered nurses usually gets low income and have more responsibilities and in government hospitals nurses gets a good amount of pay and not much workload also. More over nurses not received recognition or respect for their work. Whenever a nurse does a good work she does not gets recognition for it and if something is wrong done by the nurse so she is negatively criticized for that work. In this way a nurse morale gets down and she does no feel any contentment in her…show more content…
Usually there is leg pulling between coworkers. Nurses usually tries to compete with each other rather than working with collaboration. Nurses does not trust on each other and blames on each other for any mistake or wrong work. Furthermore when any critical issue happens in the hospital then there is a poor communication with the management. In the critical issues the nurses are always blamed by the management and does not gets any support from them in the time of crises. Further on one more cause that leads to nurse’s shortage is that the nursing work needs physical work more. Nurses have to do physical work like giving bath, changing bed sheets, changing patient’s position, lifting bed ridden patients and many more. This physical work sometimes makes nurses tired and due to this they may leave the
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