Abstract Burnout affects many of the nurses these days. There are many factors that contribute to a burnout. Sometimes people do not even realize that they are heading towards a burnout. In this research paper it talks about the negative consequences of a burnout in nursing. For example, it can lead to a decreased immune system that will make the body vulnerable to colds and flus (Smith, M., Segal, J., Robinson, L., & Segal, R. June, 2016).
In the first article, the main focus is the cause of errors and what can help nurses to not make mistakes anymore. As a student nurse myself, I can relate and see the ways that these distractions occur. This article gave me an insight of what not to do and what I need to look out for. In Let 's do no harm: Medication Errors in Nursing Part 1, the article is more about the costs of medication errors and how it leads to the eventual loss of trust by clients in the healthcare system. It also talks about small ways that can contribute to making mistakes.
However, some nurses fear reporting adverse events, because they erroneously believe they will be penalized for the occurrence of such an event. I believe, reporting the occurrence of an adverse event should be rewarded, since it is the initial stage of preventing future events. Quality is a measure of standard that establishes the degree of excellence. In health care, quality culture is related to the process and outcome of care. To enhance the quality of care, adverse events are analyzed in order to develop mitigation measures.
Feelings The feeling of professional boundaries comes in both positive and negative ways. If a patient is vulnerable and the nurse can transform the behaviour of the patient to fit the environment or to meet his treatment, then is an optimistic way. In the other hand, if the nurse act in a way that affect the patient vulnerability then, the behaviour of the nurse is negative. professional boundaries sometimes involve things that affect the patient
Discrimination in Healthcare: A universal issue Introduction As humans, we will inevitably make a mistake that negatively affects another person. More often than not, this is not intentional and would be taken back if given the chance. So, it is not unreasonable to think that those in charge of managing our health make mistakes, even if they had the best intentions. For example, when you sit down and think about how the elderly should be treated when it comes to healthcare what is your response? The elderly have many systems in their body that do not function like they did in earlier years and new studies are starting to pay attention to this aspect when it comes to treating older generations (Pecci, 2015).
In determining if these interventions have been successful in tackling the issues, it is vital to have a checklist that focuses on the effectiveness of the interventions. One of the information to look for is the patient safety outcomes. For instance, has the patients’ fall rates reduced. Additionally, there is need to look at the cost effectiveness of the interventions implemented. Based on the success of these interventions, they should be expanded to other clinical areas that have similar issues, although it is necessary to use a good implementation plan.
treatment plans, and are forced to give up autonomy (Williams 2012). Ageism is often a part of the psychology of older patients themselves and their families, and can have untoward effects on medical outcomes by underestimating the capacities of older people. Negative elder bias continues to be socially acceptable and bears impact on the ways in which younger people interact with them. Different tones of voice, speaking slower or more loudly are methods often employed when younger people communicate with older adults. This behavior can be seen as demeaning, and the elderly see the message it sends as one of devaluing them (Williams 2012).
· What are the impacts of the issues identified above on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? Was the impact positive/negative? Justify your answer. The impact is negative because many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders live in situations of social-economic disadvantage, including homelessness, poverty or unemployment. Such settings are associated with higher levels of poor nutrition, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and lack of physical activity.
Although depression and suicide can be triggered by sociological factors, psychological factors, and biological factors, environmental factors like air pollution is also a trigger ("Depression Looms over Jakarta 's Youth. ", n.p.). Depression is a mental health condition in which someone feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and is often unable to live in a normal lifestyle (“Merriam Webster”, n.p.). According to the World Health Organization, depression is the disease that steals most adult’s productive life "(Treating Depression for Indonesia 's (and the World 's) Victims of War and Disaster | Jakarta Globe. ", n.p.).
Safety is defined as to “ minimizes risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance” (Cronenwett, Sherwood, Pohl, Barnsteiner, Moore, Sullivan, Ward, & Warre, 2009). Nurses implementing Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) about a patient and family can prevent workplace violence. An example would be a patient under alcohol influence. Knowledgeable nurse would recognize the erratic behavior of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal changes patient’s state of mind and can cause verbal or physical abuse.
That will encourage and motivate others to work as a team and help each other. Identify the barriers of change, which might be the staff nurses who are skeptical of change. They may have a lack of confidence in their ability to adapt to new technologies, or may perceive the change as a threat. Some nurses have adopted a short cut process of administering medication to save time, which is pre-pouring medications. Workaround is another big barrier which occurs when nurses pass the medication without scanning the medication and the patient’s identification (ID) band, to save time and scan them later.
The knowledge of the professed factors that cause depression can aid researchers in tackling these problems and this could help the prevalence of the illness reduce in this population. Similarly, they may find a way to present depression in a way in which sufferers in this ethnic group will be more willing to seek help. Interventions that are congruent with the perceived causes may present the best methods of treatment and recovery. In this way, the mental health service gaps could be reduced. Future research could classify participants on their length of residence in the country to see if there are any differences in the perceived causes of depression and the willingness to approach health care services.
Health care providers should not use heroic measures to prolong the lives of Alzheimer’s patients because the disease is incurable. Several medical interventions have benefited the patients very little and are prolonging their suffering. Although heroic measures could save people from death, the patients’ suffering with Alzheimer’s still continues. Heroic measures might help in the meantime, but cannot change the patient 's fate with this incurable disease. Alzheimer’s disease slowly drains the quality of life of the patient.
When barriers prevent people from seeking adequate health care, they may not routinely see their physician or wait until it is too late in the disease process. This then leads to poorer health outcomes overall. Nurses must be aware of these potential barriers to health care and work towards minimizing the disparities of health care. Recommendations to physicians may be beneficial if concerns about continuity of care may arise in regards to prescription medications and treatments. Advocating for these patients on a state and federal level for modifiable factors is always
A large majority of patients have experienced that others do not want to touch them (Gupta & Gupta, 1998). Stigmatization influences the quality of life of vitiligo patients significantly (Finlay & Khan, 1994). The disease is a frequent precursor to low self-esteem, sexual malfunction, distress, anxiety, poor body image, depression, and a lower the quality of life in general (Porter, Beuf, Lerner & Nordlund, 1986). Similar to psoriasis patients, vitiligo patients are left to deal with a chronic, relapsing, visible and lifelong disorder that impairs their ability to cope (Chren & Weinstock,