Nurses are at risk of not caring due to compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is described as “a complex emotion that allows care-givers to hold and sustain themselves in emotional balance while holding patients’ despair in one hand and their hopefulness in the other (Bush, 2009, pg. 25). In this paper, the author will discuss warning signs for five concepts of compassion fatigue, the nature of the problems and their causes, the needs of the caregiver, and coping strategies and resources for those suffering from compassion fatigues. Warning Signs for Five Concepts of Compassion Fatigue Physical Manifestations Compassion fatigue can manifest itself through physical symptoms.
I wanted to see how other nurses dealt with the stresses of this field and the burnout rate. In any occupation people can experience burnout or dissatisfaction. When I came across this article in look intriguing so I choose to do my article review over it. Additionally, the abstract said that it gave suggestions to how to improve job satisfaction in mental heath nursing so I thought it would be beneficial to read even if I don’t decided to work in mental heath. “Burnout is a psychological experience that manifests itself in individual, particularly those involved in difficult person-to-person relationships as part of their work, such as nursing professionals (Hamaideh 1).
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.
Nurses Personal Perceptions Towards Nursing Shortages and Staffing Ratios Abstract The proposal reveals data pertaining to current nursing shortage or understaffing among Registered Nurses. In healthcare today it is important to consider the personal perceptions of the working nurses. Significant information obtained for the reasoning behind nursing turnovers and there stress levels. INTRODUCTION The current staffing scale used in hospitals today seems to under staff not only the patients but also the employee. This only reflects back on ineffective nurse staffing with poor outcomes.
To understand the link between health and illness, the physiological,psychological and social aspects of an individual's life must be taken into account. This project will be based on specific issued relating to nursing practice which I identified during placement. While (2002) states that effective communication is fundamental to effective consultation and appropriate environment which support privacy and confidentiality. Bate (1999) observing patients, allowed me to notice the distressing situation that the patients was which make them feel uncomfortable which have effects on their social, physical and psychological among older adult with mental health illness. During my observation in placement I found it to be more applicable to older adult complaining to the nurses how constipated the feel.
Workplace Fatigue; Finding a solution to this common problem I chose to talk about workplace fatigue because it is so common among all types of nurses and needs to be addressed and worked on. A big thing for nurses to do is to understand their limit and signs that they are becoming too tired or stressed. When nurses get stressed it starts to affect their lives at work and home. A major problem with fatigued nurses is patient care. The fatigued nurse becomes overwhelmed and can easily make mistakes such as medication errors or performing procedures on the wrong patient.
In other specialties, the nurse might be taking a substance to escape the depression that accompanies their field of work. The importance of this study was to indicate which specialties were at greatest risk and how to spot a nurse who is using a substance. When a new generation of nurse enter the working field, it is possible to spot when a nurse is in danger of using a substance and assist in the prevention of this habit. In the nursing field, there are many specialties available to work at within the hospital setting. The article “Substance use among Nurses: Differences between Specialties” focused on 13 different specialties.
Annotated Bibliography on Pain Assessment Tools for Patients With Limited Communication Health Assessment Tammy F. Surrency Dr. Constance Morrison March 12, 2013 Introduction Pain assessment tools for patients with limited communication is the topic of this annotated bibliography. This is a topic of interest to me because for nurses, it is very important to perform a pain assessment on patients who have limitations in their ability to communicate as a result of cognitive impairment, learning disabilities, or language impairment. To identify, assess, and treat patients with complaints of pain are vital because the experience of pain may affect the perception and expression of other symptoms resulting in inappropriate treatments and management. In order to properly treat the symptoms of pain, a good pain assessment tools are used. The use of the pain assessment tool will assist in developing the plan of care for the patients.
Solutions for Nursing Personnel Shortages Executive Summary Senior Human Resource Management should adopt some changes in order to combat the current growing nursing/healthcare personnel shortage. Employees simply want to be heard and sympathized with. Nowadays the nursing shortage has caused many problems in the healthcare industry. First and foremost, the quality of care being provided to patients is declining due to the fact that there are not as many nurses to care for the patient appropriately. As a matter of fact, the workload being dumped on the employees is steadily increasing.
After the Second World War the shortage was horrible. Now, many Americans are experiencing a serious shortage of nurses within the healthcare facilities. The shortage is caused by different factors that include aging workforce, reduction in the number of graduates from nursing schools, poor wages and other job working conditions. In addition, these shortages are forcing nurses to look for better paying jobs, such as private nursing. There is a variety of recommendations being examined as we speak.