While on a leave of absence individuals are often stressed – a mental state of emotional strain resulting from a demanding or adverse circumstance- because they are suffering from a serious health problem or are caring for a family member with a serious health condition. If financial stress were no longer a “stressor” because their leave is paid it would keep them from having to worry about that. That in turn will create a better employee because stress would not affect their work performance, or cause them to miss more work than they have to due to stress being the root of other ailments that may arise, such as: “Common colds, slower healing, sleep dysfunction, heart disease, depression, ulcers and other stomach problems, back, neck, and shoulder pain. Altogether, the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a great policy overall as it allows employees to take the time to take care of their health or the health of their loved one. The only thing that would make it better, is if they gave employees paid leave instead of the twelve weeks of unpaid leave they are currently receiving.
For example, any untreated major depression problem seriously effects any person. Unfortunately, most of the people who suffer from these mental illnesses or substance use disorder deny they have a problem. In fact, most of the time, they are the last to recognize they have a problem, and admit that they need help. Any mental illness or substance use problem which is left untreated eventually jeopardizes the patient’s safety and health, and even threaten the afflicted person’s life. It is very important that people who detected mental health or substance abuse problems in a registered nurse take action.
Many Americans believe that the doctor is only important if you are hurt or are seriously ill. With many people having this mindset, it causes a gap of unknown knowledge. For example, I asked a few of my coworkers how often they saw a physician five of seven said only if they were ill. The other two see an endocrinologist and Physician for a checkup to insure nothing else goes wrong with their body.This is part of the knowledge gap. Also many people seem to know little to nothing about the different career opportunities available in medical facilities.
Migrant and refugee families face many issues when relocating to a new country. Migrant families often relocate voluntarily, however, refugee families often have no choice. Both these groups have specific health needs to be addressed in order to build a new and healthy life. Some of the issues experienced by these families are social exclusion, the loss of family and community networks, cultural differences, education gaps, financial stress, and language barriers. Many refugees are detained in detention centres, and exposed to adverse conditions, resulting in psychological issues which health care providers are often ill equipped to handle.
There are many types of losses, death being the most devastating one as it affects not only the dying but their families too. As a nurse, it is our job to help the patients or their loved ones to comprehend and accept loss so that life can carry on. If a person does not go through the grieving process after a loss, a serious emotional, mental and social problems may happen. In order to help the grieving patients and their families, nurses have to understand what exactly grieving is. Death is a distressing topic; it could influence the quality of care that is given by the nurse.
Withholding the truth from patients disrespects the individual right of patients. Also, due to the rich professional knowledge, physicians frequently underestimate the ability of patients to accept death, but the knowledge cannot be the reason of concealing truth, patients should know their state of illnesses. (Robert Scott Stewart, 2010) From the interpersonal perspectives, this way of withholding information is bad for the doctor-patient relationship, and will make the distrust appear between them, thereby disturbs the treatment. (Robert Scott Stewart,
1. What makes this problem important? The issue of nurse staffing and patient safety is vital to the health of our patients and the longevity of out nursing licenses. No one wants to be the sentinel event that forces the change, so they leave making the problem of staffing worse. The departures cause inexperienced nurses to arrive and make the critical situation of staffing even more challenging.
However, this is because of the insufficient -funding for palliative care and pain management, and governments’ stubborn dependence on nursing homes, all play roles to the despair felt by many people who are seniors, bear depressing physical limitations, of afflicted with debilitating conditions. So the reason that makes patients want to die is that there is no attention to such problems as the monopoly of low-quality-nursing care and low pay of personal
Not all people can become adequate nurses as it takes a special kind of person to embrace the struggles and hardships of nursing. Compared to other health professionals, nurses spend the most time caring for patients intimately. This type of investment is daunting and can take a toll on nurses. Therefore, many nurses are dropping out of the profession due to burnout and compassion fatigue, which is evidence of the harsh and demanding workload that is required for nursing. As a student nurse, these types of instances are preparing me for the intense environment that I will have to grow accustomed to if I want to succeed.
Often, it goes without notice because people don 't want to face the fact or don 't know what is actually going on with them. It 's not an easy task maintaining the pressure of school, friends, family and many more things and the effects from this are often confused with stress. Therefore, it is important that we pay close attention to our loved ones and talk to them to make sure they are not suffering from this horrible thing called “depression”. Many people suffer from depression and don 't actually know it and often ignore the situation. Depression may affect different people in different ways and there are many different cures for individuals who suffer.
Again, like physicians, on a fee-for-service system, hospitals and facilities make more of a profit with the number of patients seen and services given. Currently, the payment amount is typically discussed between insurers, providers and other payers, based on defined or administered rates using a formula or funding levels and controlled by guidelines and rules defining what can be billed (Five, 2011). However, with a pay-for-performance system, physicians will be held accountable for the care provided. As explained by Health Policy Briefs, Medicare has already started refusing payment to physicians and medical facilities if patients have acquired a preventable illness or condition during their hospital stay. This furthers the push to provide quality care and prevent hospital or facility acquired illnesses, since it now results in a financial deficit when a patient receives poor quality
Everyday I work with patients in the hospital from all types of different backgrounds; as a health care provider, constantly seeing patients who feel like there’s no hope in their life, is devastating. Euthanasia should be legal in the United States to eliminate patients from undergoing suffering from an incurable or terminal disease. Healthcare is currently in transition of allowing more states to be able to have euthanasia performed on them because patients are no longer willing to suffer from these untreatable conditions. More people need to be informed on this procedure, the risks of it, and how to determine if someone is able to get this approved by a doctor or physician. This procedure involves the deliberate taking of a person 's life, assisted by a physician who will prescribe this patient to do so themselves.
The statistics don’t lie. Physician burnout is a real problem that exists, and without any type of intervention, can become a personal problem that can ultimately end very badly. No matter if it means that you’ve taken that step to leave the career you’ve been studying for and practicing almost half of your life or falling into an emotional pit so deep that you start filling your life with addictions. In some circumstances, you may be dealing with the beginning of physician burnout without really having a name for what you’re going through. The question that your patients come to you for is how do I deal with their condition, and in this case, you’ve got to answer this very question for yourself.
However, due to organizational constraints, the staff of the PATHway program is limited in their ability to fully address the patient’s co-occurring conditions. Moreover, the patient reported that the father of her twins has been physically and verbally abusive in the past. Given this information, safety is a chief concern for this patient, and being responsive to the safety needs of the patient is a fundamental consideration of treatment. With the consideration of intimate partner violence within the patient’s relationship, there is also the possible that the patient may be experiencing some trauma-related mental health concerns. But, again due to structural limitations, the program is only able to offer the patient resources and recommendations for additional treatment to meet other mental health