Due to overload, nurses and practitioner experience reoccurring errors, which place patients and healthcare workers’ life, at risk. As a result, the healthcare system and practitioners become aware of the need to review patient care. Some countries have seen the need for a change but focus on external factors rather than caring. However, Watson implies, that the state of been different is to focus on competent, compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring nurses and health practitioners. (Watson.p.471).
That is when their body goes through changes and the nurses start to show signs of stress. The physical symptoms of stress are headaches, backaches, and tiredness and sleep problems. Which can lead to skin rashes, blurred vision, crying and most important can cause you to have a heart attack of stroke. In order to reduce the effects of stress, nurses should use stress management strategies. Not getting enough sleep and being stress can lead to more stress.
They include deterioration of health status of the individual, increased financial expenses (as there is possibility of longer stay in the hospital) and development of medical complications. Severe outcomes can be result to medication errors including disability, paralysis and death. These errors may also have impact on the family members of the victim as they know that the danger facing the victim could have been avoided if the care givers could have been more careful. These errors can be prevented by careful changes in operational systems in the hospital. Hospital managers can harmonize their systems and summon their workers to be more careful when handling the patients.
It has many types which will use based on the patient condition or behavior. The decision regarding the use of restrains is not an easy; it’s really a legal and ethical dilemma especially for nurses. Some theories was supported the use of restrains and some are not, but the important things here that the nurses must have updated knowledge of excellent ethical decision making. Also, to focus on two main ethical principles which are beneficence and nonmaleficence. In mu opinion, the use of restrains must be prevented due to the present of too many alternatives which can make the patient
Nurses have identified that, the busy nature of their work environment, the lack of time, privacy and resources prevent the development of therapeutic relationships with patients. Emergency department nurses have to continuously care for patients within four hours of admission (NHS 2013). The busy nature of this environment, understaffing and time constraints may result in nurses not identifying and addressing the reasons for patients’ self-harming behaviour. This could potentially lead to repeated admissions at a time when emergency departments are already under pressure. It is crucial that nurses in emergency department have to be compassionate, empathetic and effective in assessing and treating some patients, especially due to the associated risk of repeat episodes of self-harm and suicide following an initial
There are consequences of inappropriate or inadequate documentation. A care provider could face loss of employment or suspension from his or her workplace. No doubt, there would be personal stress, possible loss of income and perhaps legal expenses. Since nurses are team of health care provider, one of the most serious situations could involve a severe injury or death of a client due to inadequate or inaccurate documentation. The use of uncommon abbreviation can also lead to undesirable impression and interpretations.
One ethical obligation nurses are required to fulfil during their shift is to ensure no harm is done to their patient. Due to nursing shortages and too many patient’s, nurses are finding this hard to do. Ethics help nurses make the right decisions with the guidance of their morals, but due to shortages and overworked nurses they tend to feel dissatisfied with their jobs. This results from unsafe work environments, lack of time for communication and quality care of patients. “Understaffing and overtime hours have been associated with increases in patient mortality, hospital-acquired infections, shock, and bloodstream infections” (Kane et al., 2007b).
Even one instance of abandonment can cause a nurse to find it difficult to have the trust of coworkers. They may also find it problematic trying to gain employment with any past of abandonment. From all this research I have learned additional actions that are forms of abandonment that I hadn’t thought of previously. I feel that I am better prepared to not commit any acts of abandonment now that I have gained new knowledge and understanding. As a nurse I do not want to ever place patients in danger, not only to avoid reprimand from the board of nursing, but also because each patient is some ones loved one and I feel all people no matter what their past is like deserves great nursing care in a nonjudgmental way.
The main idea of this study is to bring out some of the experiences patients with sickle cell disorder. Patients need more comprehensive assessment of pain from nurses that understand the impact of the pain on their patients. Sickle cell pain is found to be challenging to the patient 's life as the pain is not predictable when to be intense and when to strike next. (Ballas, 2010; wilkeite al., 2010) The pain is also perceived from both Nociceptive (tissue damage pain) and Neuropathic (pain from the damaged peripheral nervous system). This paper will cover the painful sickle cell crises and day to day pain management finally the attitude of nurses towards their patients.
Patients with Alzheimer 's are not able to perform these daily tasks because they may forget how to do them. For example, if someone with Alzheimer 's needed to take a certain prescription at a certain time, they may forget, or if they do remember, they may not take the correct amount needed. This could become a very high risk for the patient dying due to an overdose. All the care required for Alzheimer 's patients puts a lot of added stress onto the caregiver. They can feel social withdrawal towards society, anxiety about what the next day brings, depression that changes your outlook, anger towards the patient and how they aren 't doing what they were able to do at one point of time, denial and thinking that it will get better, exhaustion about daily tasks, lack of concentration that makes performing familiar tasks difficult, and health problems that can affect your mental and physical health (alz.org).
Due to the nature of thromboembolism development, the risks of development have been present whenever an individual is injured or experienced decrease mobility. Today both nurses and physicians are educated on the significant risks of venous thromboembolisms and the extreme importance of their prevention. A large role of a registered nurse is to be a patient advocate. Nurses can play a vital role in venous thromboembolism prevention by adhering to written orders, policies and procedures, and asking a physician for a medicinal or physical prophylactic order if one is missing. It is the responsibility of the nurse to recognize the risk of venous thromboembolism development, educate patients on the importance of preventative measures, and obtain proper
1. What problems did you encounter when handling the complaint? Whenever I received complaints, the problem is that the subordinates usually deny or come up with some explanations making it difficult to discuss it in a genuine manner. Sometimes even if we reprimand them for their mistakes it creates a very tense environment in the hospital and it also affects the quality of work. Also I need to find times to handle complaints patiently or else the situation gets angered and gets further complicated.
Healthcare systems may not be aware how much nurse burnout is really costing them. As cited by Chang and Chan (2015) emotional exhaustion, a cynical attitude toward others and a decreased sense of personal achievement at work can alter a nurse 's ability to perform his or her job duties at a high level. These symptoms can therefore negatively affect patient care, as nurses critical thinking, and problem solving capabilities may be compromised. This shows that nurses suffering from compassion fatigue may not be giving effective patient care. Nurses experiencing compassion fatigue are also more likely to have an increased number of sick days due to feelings of fatigue and inability to care for others.
Nursing professionals are faced with many obstacles when caring for patients. These obstacles often leave nurses questioning their ethical, moral, and professional responsibilities. Many times, these questions arise due to issues within the work environment. Working environments impact the quality of patient care, as well as the nurses job satisfaction. One contributing factor directly affecting patient care, safety, and the nurses work environment is staffing.