Life orientation in Finnish family caregivers ' of persons with Alzheimer 's disease: A diary study. Nursing & Health Sciences, 14(4), 480-487. Werner, P., Gafni, A., & Kitai, E. (2004). Examining physician-patient-caregiver encounters: The case of Alzheimer 's disease patients and family physicians in Israel.
A large amount of risk factors of burnout syndrome among nurses include work experience, and job satisfaction, along with the specialty of which the nurse chose to make a career of. (Gómez-Urquiza, et al. 2017) Nurses working in emergency medicine or critical care are faced with many situation that are unexpected on a daily basis, the exposure to situations like these may create secondary stress. Gómez-Urquiza, et al. used 13 different studies from various countries compiling the rates of the three categories used in the Maslach Burnout Inventory.
Physician Assisted Suicide Within the past decade, Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) has become a controversial topic within the medical field. However, many people are not entirely aware of the terminology regarding PAS (3). PAS is when a physician provides the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform a life-ending act (AMA). In regards to physician assisted suicide there are many positive and negative arguments that can help us decide for ourselves on how we feel about PAS.
Traumatic brain injury program: Annual report. Retrieved from Tennessee Department of Health http://tn.gov/assets/entities/ health/ attachments/TBI_AnnualReport_2013-2014.pdf Tennessee Disability Coalition. (2015). Brain resource and information network. Retrieved from http://www.tndisability.org/brain/ Tennessee Disability Coalition.
Communication is an important factor in determining patient outcomes, patient experiences, and healthcare costs, both positively and negatively. In fact, communication breakdown accounts for two thirds of sentinel events, the most serious of errors reported to the Joint Commission, making it the leading cause of medical errors (Starmer et al., 2014). The Institute of Medicine (1999) conservatively estimates that between 44,000 and 98,000 patients die each year from medical errors. More recent estimates predicted this number to be upwards of 400,000 deaths annually, making medical errors the third leading cause of death in the United States (Makary & Daniel, 2016). Miscommunication and handoff errors are the primary point these errors occur.
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They are obligated to meet the scope of nursing practice with the primary purpose of care delivery. These two roles are dependent and are the major reason for the several cases of conflict that are observed in healthcare setting. The scenario that I experienced recently at my place of work that created a huge conflict was about a 65-year-old patient that was admitted on the 3-11 shift with a history of severe anemia. Normally, when a patient is newly admitted, the
While reviewing the risk factors for hyperthyroidism, according to the American Thyroid Association (2017), risk factors include; female between 40-60, recent pregnancy, autoimmune disease like that of type I diabetes, personal history of thyroid complications, diet high in iodine and family history of thyroid disease. The only risk factor that JK has would be the family history of his mother and 2 aunts with hyperthyroidism. With JK’s paternal grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, JK does voice concern of developing this mind crippling disease. According to the National Institute on Aging (2016), risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease includes being over the age of 65 with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease.
(2009). Nursing sensitive outcome indicators. Retrieved from http://www.icn.ch/images/stories/documents/publications/fact_sheets/15c_FS-Nursing_Sensitive_Outcome_Indicators.pdf Magnet Today. (2013). Nursing-sensitive indicators (NSIs): Clinical quality outcomes.
Everyone knows to heed to ambulances speeding through a red light, but how many people know how to actually save a life? What to do when someone is choking? When to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation or even how to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation? Working as an Emergency Medical Technician is a very tolling job and often the negatives are not clearly apparent to people who look into the life of an EMT. This job brings a wealth of knowledge, ideas and know-how, yet it also brings a massive amount of downsides that often go untold and unheard.
According to estimates, at least 1.5 million preventable medication errors and adverse drug events occur each year in the United States. One-third of all medication errors occur during the administration phase of medication delivery (Durham, 2015). Medication safety is freedom from preventable harm with medication use; therefore, nurses must promote patient safety by understanding their contributions to the prevention of medication error (Choo, Hutchinson, & Bucknall, 2010). Additionally, a medication error is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional. Thus, to promote medication safety, nurses must understand their roles in proper medication management and identify challenges that associated with medication safety.