An occupation like this is not a routine 9-5 job. It includes continuous amounts of studying, research and teachings. I feel my day-to-day life encourages me to set certain standards for myself and engage in reflective practice. I am constantly given opportunities to teach and learn from others, I feel this fully equips me for my future in medicine. Working at a pharmacy where patient interactions are very heavy, it made me realise while pharmacists among other health care professionals are very helpful in the positive progression of a patient’s health, they are very limited to the extent of care they can give.
People in our world are going to deal with some sort of illnesses, with an average of visiting the doctor four times a year, we will end up in the hospital at some point in our lives. (Patient Care) When that tome does come around we all want to have the best care possible. Also most of all we want to feel at home, and trust in the people that are providing care. The health care field in general is a very unique and eye opening for many reasons, especially when it comes to the Mayo Clinic organization.
According to Garment (2013), “The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) estimates that the U.S. will face a physician shortage of over 90,000 physicians by 2020; a figure that’s expected to reach over 130,000 by 2025” (p.4). The increasing amount of money required for health care services from a physician is a driving force to pursue alternative ways of receiving primary care. According to The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2013), “NPs in a physician practice potentially decreased the cost of patient visits by as much as one third, particularly when seeing patients in an independent, rather than complementary, manner” (p. 2). NPs are maintaining the standard of care and for a lesser amount for patients to pay. Mid-level practitioners are completing the same amount of work and improving the quality of care.
(Abdulla, Al-Qahtani, & Al-Kuwari, 2011). One study revealed that burnout syndrome is common among critical care nurses, because they work with more critical and traumatic patients burnout syndrome is not only affect the nurse but extend to their quality of care that delivered for their patient.(Moss, Good, Gozal, Kleinpell, & Sessler., 2016). Organizational and environment factors such as excessive workload, staffing shortage, lack of empowerment lead to burnout which compromise nurse’s ability to provide high quality care. ( McHugh, Kutney, Cimiotti, Sloane, & Aiken., 2011). Burnout ,quality of care and patients outcome Different studies have explained the relation between burnout syndrome, stress in work environment ,and patients satisfaction which assessed the quality of nursing care provided, the high quality care the more patient satisfaction.
There are many factors that contribute to patient outcomes. If nurses and healthcare providers are experiencing patient burnout, how will that affect patient outcomes? We all know where this is going. Patient burnout may cause patient outcomes to be poor.
Being a nurse is one of the hardest jobs, including one of the lowest paying for the workload nurses take on. Nurses go through years of schooling, and many nurses often end up disliking their chosen profession. There seems to always be a shortage of nurses so many nurses are more than often overworked and underpaid. Having another individual’s health hang in your balance can cause mental and physical exhaustion which can eventually lead to nurse burnout. Many nurses that work in high-stress environments and not having the proper training or enough assistance can lead to serious mistakes in patient care.
The concept of “professionalism in healthcare careers” in my own words mean living up to the standards, and the values that are set forth by the faculty that you are working for. This means making sure the community looks good as well. The concept of “professionalism” extends from not only doing your job, but going above and beyond that for your patients or coworkers. Making sure that you are aware of the repercussions of each of your actions, and how they affect not only you but the people around you. For example, nurse have an oath that must uphold but their patient care extends from not only a nurse but to a line for support for their patients.
Burnout is one of the factors that may affect employees’ efficiency, a group connections, motivation and general emotional wellbeing of workers in the working environment. The idea of burnout was separately presented by Herbert Freudenberger in 1974 and Christina Maslach in 1976. The term was used to portray the mental condition of health care volunteers who were indicating such side effects as emotional depletion and loss of inspiration (Freudenberger, 1974, 1975; Maslach, 1976). Burnout is characterized as a psychological syndrome of an emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a decreased level of individual accomplishment (Schaufeli, Maslach, and Marek 1993).
Burnout is classified viewed in three phases. The first phase of burnout is the arousal phase. The nurse shows anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness, inability to concentrate, feelings of beings overwhelmed, frustration, sadness, and new physical symptoms, such as headaches and stomach problems. If the nurse does not recognize that these symptoms require intervention, the second phase is energy conservation. In this phase, the nurse starts to call in sick to work; o she may be chronically late getting to duty.
I am writing you this brief letter because of my concern for the shortage of primary care physicians in the United States associated with the Affordable Care Act. The Association of American Medical Colleges has brought great attention to the fact that the United States could possibly be short 46,000 to 90,000 physicians by the year 2025. 2 The reality of a shortage of primary care physicians weighs very strongly on me because of the fact that I am pursuing a career in physical therapy.
I am currently working as an LPN rooming patients in an OB/GYN clinic. My job includes taking vitals, updating medical records as necessary, preparing exam rooms for the providers, administering injections and medications per order, and recording signs and symptoms for the providers. I work along side the providers and midwives assisting with procedures. I place OB patients on the non-stress testing machines and educate patients on topics such as breastfeeding, maintaining a healthy pregnancy, etc. Working here, I 've been able to witness many situations that drive me to want to succeed as a doctor, such as being able to assist patients who are in active labor or empowering patients to take better care of their health.
Societally, we no longer foster that type of relationship between physicians and patients. Throughout my junior year, senior year, and presently, I have worked as a medical assistant and worked directly with PAs and physicians and feel that I will be able to better develop that long-term relationship with patients better as a PA. After making rounds with several PAs, I have become more and more enthusiastic about the PA profession and impressed with the scope of responsibilities given to PAs and their ability to work autonomously with patients and collaboratively with physicians within a healthcare team. The flexibility to be able to move among specialties and the profession’s dynamic nature that commands growth and continuing education to succeed excites