According to the Healthy Workplace Bill, workplace Bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms: * Verbal abuse. * Offensive conduct/behaviors (including nonverbal) which are threatening, humiliating or intimidating * Work interference – sabotage – which prevents work from getting done. It is a problem that has invaded the life of 37% adult Americans without invitation. In its more severe forms, it triggers a host of stress-related health complications -- hypertension, auto-immune disorders, depression, anxiety to PTSD. The person's immediate job and often career are often disrupted (Namie, 2011).
To begin, we introduce sexual harassment and its workplace relationship by giving an overview. Generally, sexual harassment in the workplace can be defined as unwelcome or inappropriate behaviours of a sexual nature. The two main subjects of sexual harassment are coercion and annoyance. In the workplace, they either affect an individual’s employment decisions or create an offensive work environment. Potential costs associated with sexual harassment would incur in both organizations and the individual employees.
It details the issues of how bullying can have huge detrimental effects on staff members. The authors disclose that health care environments that support learning are essential. Workplaces need to be accepting for staff members to engage and learn during practice (Schoonbeek & Henderson, 2011). Learning cannot take place if staff members feel threatened. Workplace bullying is defined as repeated, health harming mistreatment of a worker that includes verbal abuse; offensive conduct that is threatening, humiliating, or intimidating; and/or work sabotage.
High levels of work place stress and professional burnout continually affects nurses and other health care workers globally. This paper will explore this nursing issue by articulating the concepts of stress and professional burnout relative to the nursing profession. The term stress is defined as “a particular relationship between the person and the environment that is appraised by the person as taxing or as exceeding his or her resources and is endangering his or her well-being” (Wlodarczyk, & Lazarewicz, 2011 p.848). This definition focuses on how stress is connected to an individual’s awareness of their resources and environment. The term professional burnout is described as “physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that results from long-term involvement in work situations that are emotionally demanding” (Wlodarczyk, & Lazarewicz, 2011 p.848), highlighting how the work place environment is directly affecting an individual’s health and well-being.
As a matter of fact, the workload being dumped on the employees is steadily increasing. Positions below the certification of Registered Nurses are slowly disappearing and those same responsibilities are now given to the registered nurses, In addition to the heavy amount of responsibility that registered nurses already have. We must remember that nurses are humans too and the amount of stress being placed on them increases fatigue, the chances of potential injury and job discontent. Burnout syndrome can be described as long term work stress resulting from the interaction between constant emotional pressure associated with immense interpersonal communication, and involvement along with personal characteristics. The Human Resource Management team has the ability to make the necessary changes to combat the nursing shortage.
Some patients were also made to shower with their clothes on. The program un-covered serious abuse within the Hospital and there was a public outcry. Several people wrote to the Prime Minster who was reportedly “appalled” by the findings. The national regulator Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) involvement, Ms Margaret Flynn was asked to investigate what was happening at the Hospital and undertake a Serious Case Review. Whilst investigating she spoke to patients, workers, NHS staff and family members and learnt that there was a high level of physical intervention by the staff and some of the patents very badly hurt with some seen to be self-harming.
Without a doubt, a noisy and confusing hospital environment makes a patient not only worried and helpless but also increase his blood pressures. Studies have shown that there is a strong linkage between physical environment of hospitals and health outcomes. Many of our hospitals were not designed to promote healing for patients and for their loved ones. The scenes in many of our hospitals are very depressing and in some cases even frightening because
People go to the hospital in order to get better from whatever ailment is troubling them. Healthcare workers should give no less than an excellent quality of care towards the patients. Being lax about cleanliness lowers this quality of care and puts everyone in danger. Unfortunately, not all hospitals adhere to strict cleanliness rules and as a result, the number of HAIs are increasing with the U.S. Department
Abstract Medication errors are a significant issue affecting patient safety and costs in hospitals often posing dangerous consequences for patients. It is important to understand that analysis of medication errors can help healthcare professionals and managers identify why medication errors occurs and provide insight into how to make improvements to prevent or reduce them. There are several types of medication errors such as wrong dosage, wrong patient, wrong route, wrong time, or wrong medication. Medication Errors A medication error can be defined as a blunder in the treatment procedure that has led to or can potentially result in adverse effects on the patient’s health (Spath, 2011). This terminology refers to the process of treatment falling below the required standard.
Healthcare: Plato’s View Versus Modern Western Society People in today’s society have an immense number of expectations in regards to their quality of life. Perhaps the most prevalent is the expectation to the healthcare they choose. On the surface, it seems pretty clear cut. After all, why shouldn’t the individual patient be allowed to make choices that directly, or even indirectly, effect their general health? The waters become murky, however, when one takes into account the amount of resources allocated to providing some services or procedures to certain patients.