The majority of patients receiving palliative care have some level of moderate to severe pain that needs to be addressed in order for comfort to be achieved. Pain causes distress and anxiety for patients, family members and other caregivers, making it a vital aspect of care. In order for health care professionals to offer comprehensive pain relief, they must accurately assess a patient’s pain, provide pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic measures to combat pain, educate patients on any medication concerns, and perform a self-assessment regarding their own pain-related beliefs. It is through these actions that nurses will bring their patients reprieve from immense discomfort and pain, help to ease anxiety and fear, help to bring about acceptance of the disease process, and promote the ideal nurse patient
These factors include trust, support, mutual respect and collaboration when a colleague is sick (Norris, 2012). This incident had prompted me to think about several important aspects of nursing for me. Nurses should apply human factors knowledge to clinical settings to enhance teamwork and workplace culture. Human factors application is important for patient safety. The underlying reasons for clinical errors are often associated with poor communication, teamwork, leadership, and assertiveness in the clinical settings.
Insights of job dissatisfaction, stress, and burnout among nurses are provided. Information of the most common risk factors for burnout can help nurses alter their personal and professional lifestyles. Suggestions are given for ways the healthcare organization
Stress and fatigue are related to the type of work that nurses do, and it directly affects a their health. Occupational stress can have harmful effects on nurses’ health. Short-term stress can lead to disorders such as “chronic fatigue to depression” (Donovan et al., 2013, p. 969). Long-term stress can lead to psychological issues and increases the likelihood of engaging in unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, drinking, poor diet and little to no exercise. New nurses are especially susceptible to experiencing stress and fatigue as they get adjusted to the demands of the job.
Stress is a physical mental or emotional factor that causes bodily and/or mental tension. It can be initiate the fight response in a person’s body. The complex reaction of neurologic and endocrinology system of the body from stress can be hard for anyone to take. Stress can cause or influence the course of medical conditions that can include irritable bowels syndrome, high blood pressure, and if you already have diabetes it can cause you poorly take care of it and can cause you to have to lose a limb or maybe even death of a person. (web.md, 2008) We all have our ways of dealing with stress of the death of an important person in our lives.
Introduction 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.
Chronic pain presents a number of challenges to researchers and clinicians, leaving many patients to endure and suffer chronic pain for many years and even a lifetime for some. Attempts to understand, treat and alleviate the suffering caused by pain is one of the most important aspects of healthcare and medicine. The subjective nature of the pain experience and the different pathophysiological mechanisms involved in pain all contribute to the challenges in understanding and treating chronic pain. Conventional pharmacological treatment approaches have been providing some relief to patients who suffer chronic pain, but those who suffer may seek alternative treatments for a number of reasons, ranging from the lack of effective analgesia to the
P- Among Nurses and Physicians in an orthopedic surgical unit I- does the use of the SBAR format to communicate C- compare to non SBAR format O- To identify the problem in communication and its effect on patient and ways to solve the problem. According to Flicek article multiple barriers exist that hinder nurse- physician communication. A continuous flow of interruptions and multiple patient handoffs affect the ability of nurses and physicians to connect effectively, and establish a trusting and collegial relationship (Tschannen et al., 2011). Time is also a major factor in communication breakdown. Because nurses a n d physicians can independently busy, finding time to communicate properly becomes a pressing issue (Burns, 2011).
As stated by (6), persistent chronic pain can suppress the immune system by activating the pituitary-adrenal axis. It can cause various negative effects on the patient such as cardiovascular, renal systems and gastrointestinal. As a result, the pain can affect the elderly ADL (7). According to (8), pain should be promptly addressed and managed to avoid unnecessary risk of legal action. Undertreatment of pain is a widespread problem and every 1 of 2 elderly experienced pain and are poorly managed as mentioned by (9).
Making psychosocial support a priority for them, because many in this care are in constant pain or knowing they are on the verge of death. Physicians dealing with these patients want them to secure strong psychosocial support, in these trying times. Both