According to the American College of Nurses, “the nursing shortage is very real and very different from any experienced in the past and will grow more serious over the next 20 years” (3). For the healthcare reform to be successful and significantly achieve its purpose, nurses’ shortage should be aggressively redressed. FACTS ABOUT NURSING SHORTAGE/BACKGROUND OF NURSING SHORTAGE There is no simple description of the cause of Nursing Workforce shortage. It is a multidimensional and multi-factorial issue that cuts across education, health delivery systems and the work environment. Also the impact of reimbursement, legislation, regulation and technological advances must also be considered in order to fully appreciate the complexity of the nursing workforce shortage.
The use of smart phones and broadband-enabled devises has allowed patients to do their own monitoring of vital signs and body functions and upload them to their medical provider’s clinical servers (Meingast, M./ Roosta, T./Sastry, S., 2006). They even have the ability to do videoconferencing via their phones for remote consultations with their doctors. Using technology to take advantage of remote monitoring systems is allowing patients to take a very active approach in prevention and care. But patients aren’t the only ones adapting to the new technologies available. Hospitals are also evolving
Abstract The following paper will discuss some of the barriers that could deprive a person in obtaining proper health care services. The paper will also touch on subject, and present several facts that have devastating consequences in which are linked to the barrier and obstacles discussed in this paper.   Barriers and Obstacles There are many barriers, obstacles, and limitations that people may run into when trying to obtain medical attention. One of the biggest barriers that a person seeking medical attention faces continuously is not being able to obtain medical insurance, but the list goes on. Being unable to afford transportation, proper treatment, and recommended therapies are several examples that the people in the minority group suffer from.
It may remove the necessary naivety of the participant thus providing invalid data as they gain the potential to deliberately distort the data they provide. Some studies have revealed that participants of psychological research both accept the forms of deception and also report to have enjoyed them more and found them of more educational worth than when taking part in non-deceptive studies. (Christensen, 1988). This could be due to the copious amounts of paperwork and time taken that is required when employing completely non-deceptive research for the participant. There have been very few research studies that have left the majority of participants feeling scarred emotionally or otherwise.
With having many causes for errors in the billing and coding system, there are three mistakes that stand at the top of the list. Simple data mistakes, such as hitting a wrong button, entering a wrong address, or even one letter different in the spelling of the patient’s name, or putting the wrong amount of days say the patient is in the hospital is a common mistake for data information. A simple way to fix this problem to make sure it is less likely to happen again is to make sure the office is up to date with the most recent software that will help with plugging information in. Another good solution to a simple fix is having an auditor go over the paperwork and make sure all the information is correct before submission. Even with having a well trained staff or billing and coding, mistakes are still likely to happen.
In addition, new diseases such as AIDS, SARS and the threat of bio-terrorism have entered our lives. New technologies and treatments occur rapidly, but are often expensive, and financing these advances can be difficult. Patients are moved out of hospital rapidly, and those that remain are more acutely ill than they have been in the past. Those discharged patients often need more assistance at home and in the community than in previous years, and those services can also be expensive. Nurses are a vital part of the health care scene, but nursing shortages have appeared in many areas, shortages that are predicted to worsen over time.
MEDICATION IN SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS Today’s medicines are powerful compounds that control disease, ease discomfort and prolong life for millions of people and are generally beneficial. Unfortunately no medicine is without side effects and some are worse than others. Side effects are not the only potential problem with medicines; sometimes people take medicines when they do not need them or use them in the wrong way or even take someone else’s medicines. Usually these things happen by accident or because of misunderstandings. Often the consequences are mild but sometimes they can be severe or even life-threatening.
As in one of her paintings the scene on the bus was bizarre. Frida’s clothes had come off in the collision and covering her bloodied body was a sprinkle of gold dust. When her body arrived at the hospital she was not expected to live. A year after the accident it was discovered that her spine had not healed properly and for the rest of her life she was forced to wear rigid corsets. She underwent many operations during her life including her spine and right foot, which she would do anything to save.
Communication can be challenging in a traditional team but the complexities of a virtual team make it a critical part of success in a virtual team. Since the human cues and voice inflexions are missing in virtual communication, a challenge is how to build relationships. Some of the factors in the role of communication are technology, cultural differences, and building relationships. Technology sets the tone for communication in a virtual team. This is why selecting the appropriate type of communication is so important to
This is not any easy task but it can be accomplished and can save the lives of these children. The health concerns and the medical costs associated with the unclean water is shocking. Hospital care is extremely expensive and an unnecessary cost that can be avoided for a struggling country. By decreasing the amount of water born diseases, the country can save a lot of money on their hospital