v Vulnerable Population and Self Awareness Paper The vulnerable population represents the identification of a need and an attempt to Address that need. The issue of vulnerable population in health care can be examined on multiple levels. By definition, all consumers in health care are vulnerable; that is the potential for harm or injury is almost always present. Patients rely on the providers and the delivery system to meet their needs with honesty and equity, delivering the best care possible that is safe, effective, and ethical. The nurse often does represent the patient in need and may be an advocate for the patient and their care.
Concept Analysis of Compassion Fatigue and its Role in Nursing Compassion fatigue (CF) is a concept that occurs to any healthcare provider caring for others after prolonged periods of stress or trauma. According to Coetzee and Klopper (2010), CF is when the compassion given by nurses has been exhausted due to constant strain of self, continual stress, and constant interaction with patients. Nurses having to deal with staffing shortages with increased patient loads, being verbal and emotional abused by patients, and constant criticism from physicians on what has not been done. Eventually this can takes a toll, even on the best nurses. This paper will provide a thorough concept analysis of CF by outlining various definitions, detailing how it influences nursing practice, discussing attributes of CF and providing case scenarios to elaborate on this concept within nursing.
Currently there is a shortage of nurses in clinical care. Significant changes are emerging in healthcare, especially in how healthcare organizations compete and cooperate. Job satisfaction has been associated with nurses who perceive their managers as supportive and caring. A supportive manager shares values, believes in a balance of power, and provides
Introduction Most nurses enter the field of nursing with intentions to help others and provide empathetic care to patients who are ill, wounded, traumatized, and suffering. Becoming a nurse and caring for others, therefore, can be very rewarding and fulfilling. However, caring for those in need can also lead to severe stress in all areas of nursing. Nurses work in demanding environments that can impact their overall emotional and physical well-being. Dealing with the stress and experiences can lead to a reduced capacity for, or interest in being empathic toward the suffering of others.
Dangers of Ineffective Communication in Healthcare Nurses rely on their education, training skills and experience to succeed in their helping profession. At the same time, the ability to read, write and understand is crucial in delivering proper patient care. Ineffective communication skills can seriously harm or kill a patient, as shown through improper documentation, miscommunication and overwhelming job demands. Nurses deal with patients more than any other healthcare professional, as well; much of their time is spent on paperwork pertaining to the patient’s health. Writing must be clear, accurate and legible, together with correct spelling and punctuation.
Compassion Fatigue Crystal D. Lynch Grand Canyon University: HLT 310 September 1, 2013 Combatting Compassion Fatigue The idea of caring for others is the motivating reason that draws most people into nursing. The concept of being a supportive part of a person’s health care needs is exactly the cause of compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue can hit the best of nurses. Nurses who are highly driven and detail oriented are at a higher risk for developing compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue was a term first applied in 1992; it is described as a syndrome that occurs in nurses when caring for a patient facing life-altering or life-threatening changes resulting from an illness.
Abstract Health care is one of the most rapid by changing fields of social work. It brings social workers into some of the most emotional and sensitive experiences of human lives, life saving surgeries, births, and deaths. Social workers need to sharpen their skill of social work in there very challenging areas. Advocacy: Health Care Reform The health care social worker is the vital connection between the patient, the health care facility, and the community and its resources. Social workers are supposed to analyze and critique policy.
Analysis of Nursing Leadership and Management Styles Introduction Leadership has become an important element in society as a whole. The lack of good leadership is even more serious and this affects all levels of life, including nursing. Power to influence a group depends on the person’s leadership style and how the person fulfills leadership responsibilities (Taylor, Lillis, LeMone, & Lynn, 2011, p. 494). The nursing profession focuses its care on patients which is based on humanitarian requirements. In order for nurses to be motivated and provide a high quality of care there needs to be a strong nurse manager.
The purposed evidence based practice in hospitals to reduce potential harm and distress to the patients and nurses involves a thorough examination of the healthcare nursing environment, implementing a “zero- tolerance” program, and educating. With help from healthcare organizations, accrediting bodies, and professional nursing organizations a healthy work environment free from lateral violence will be achieved. Lateral Violence Practiced by Nurses Lateral violence between nurses has been a subject of ongoing concerns for many years. Its enduring impact is reflected throughout a variety of articles and statements in nursing journals. But, why has the issue of nurse-to-nurse hostility become of vital concern now?
These factors include the aging of the RN workforce, impact on nursing educators and enrollment rates, and the negative perception of the nursing profession. These contributing factors not only affect the nurses in the profession, but most importantly, they impact patient care. It is up to nurses to provide adequate and safe care in a critical care setting. In addition, the situation presents a challenge as how to retain and reduce turnover for the highly skilled registered nurses in the