There is an ongoing shortage of nurses, which along with emotional stressors, is said to be the cause of burnout among nurses. It has made nurses fearful of patient safety because of the inadequate staffing. The most common source of burnout among nurses is the work overload. The problem of inadequate staffing causes nurses to have an increased workload. Nurses can end up working long days and nights, overtime work, rotating shifts, and weekend work.
Once again the shortage in nursing will be a problem that affects this area as well. Quality care is the highest priority to NYM. It is apparent that they do everything they can to make quality care #1. Again comes the issue with the nursing shortage. Having such a strain on nursing makes unhappy nurses and it will show in patient care.
As kind and compassionate as nurses can be to their patients, they can be just as mean and hateful to their colleagues. With knowledge comes responsibility. Horizontal violence is prevalent in the nursing profession, and the experience of this behavior is psychologically distressing, threatening patient safety, nurse moral, and nurse retention. To understand how to eliminate lateral violence amongst nurses, we first have to understand exactly what it is. WHAT IS IT Lateral violence is a devastating phenomenon in the nursing workplace.
This in turn exposes not only patients, but also nurses to a significant amount of noise and alarms, ultimately leading to the clinical problem called alarm fatigue. As defined by the Joint Commission, alarm fatigue is known as the desensitization of medical staff as a result of sensory overload. This overload ultimately results in a delay of an alarm being answered, and sometimes someone completely missing the alarm altogether (The Joint Commission, 2015). Alarm fatigue has been recognized as a contributing
Stefanie Monderjar Research Proposal Annotate Bibliography Nurses and drug abuse. More and more nurses are receiving negative reviews about attending substance abuse programs due to the fact that they were using while working and their job requires them to be at a level of alertness then most other jobs. Nurses have a higher moral obligation than that of let’s say a construction worker Since it is becoming harder for nurses to come forward about their addiction due to either job punishment or ridicule are their chances of getting clean and staying clean diminished due to those things? Should a nurse be able to come forward get help in a program and then return to work as being a nurse? Because of the moral obligations a nurse has should
Compassion Fatigue and its Affect on Nursing Kelly Kramer Drexel On-Line Compassion Fatigue and its Affects on Nursing Compassion fatigue is a rising issue for nurses working in all specialties of nursing, mainly in critical care. In this paper I will be discussing compassion fatigue, it’s symptoms, how it affects the nursing profession and individual nurses, as well as the hospitals and what untreated compassion fatigue can mean for the future of nursing. Compassion fatigue, also referred to as secondary traumatic stress syndrome, has been defined by Charles Figley as the “natural consequent behaviors and emotions resulting from knowing about a traumatizing event experienced by a significant other – the stress resulting from helping, or wanting to help, a traumatized or suffering person”(Figley, 1995, p. 7). Although compassion fatigue has been studied more in the past 20 years in regards to nursing, there have not been many tools developed to measure the presence of it. There is a general consensus among all the articles that I read regarding the need for more studies, tools to assess and programs at hospitals for nurses.
She was concerned about the accuracy of the work due to the way these readings compared to previous readings. Instead of discussing this with Brigite, she decided to do it all herself and retest everyone. The nurse in this scenario becomes part of the problem; obviously she does not trust Brigite’s ability to do the job right. Passiveness, nonassertive, and avoidance is the form of communication the nurse is using in this scenario. The nurse is avoiding asking Brigite about the readings of the vision tests (Hansten, & Jackson, 2009).
Jackson. According to Maslach and Jackson, “human service professionals are often required to spend a considerable time in intense involvement with other people, centering around the client’s current problems (psychological, social, and/or physical and is therefore charged with feelings of anger, embarrassment, fear or despair” ( p. 99). Due to the nature of the profession the individual often experiences chronic stress which can be emotionally draining and poses the risk for burnout. Maslach and Jackson define burnout “as a syndrome of emotional exhaustion and cynicism that occurs frequently among individuals who do ‘people-work’ of some kind” (p. 99). Three aspects of burnout are emotional exhaustion, negative, cynical attitudes and feelings about one’s clients and the tendency to evaluate oneself negatively with regards to one’s work with clients.
Malpractice can be increasing because of a severe shortage of trained nurses, and it happened because of a few factors: nurses are required to work longer shifts; they can lead to fatigue and increase the risk for an error; also short Nursing courses providing degrees with no sufficient time to train nurses results in malpractice. Nurses who lack the experience and knowledge fail their duty, and when it happen not only them but also the hospital in which they work bear the consequences. Because most nurses are employees of hospitals, hospitals are frequently defendant in nursing malpractice cases. Another factor that contributes to nurse malpractice is miscommunication. Even though it is unintentional it can lead to tragedy.
There are many factors that can cause job dissatisfaction and turnover rates. Cangelosi, Markham and Bounds (1998) suggest several factors for nurse job dissatisfaction: heavy workload, inadequate staffing, inadequate salary, and inflexible work schedules, job related stress and poor communication and collaboration between physicians and