Missed nursed care by its very essence challenges the nursing professions mandate for patient advocacy and weighs heavily on the minds of patients, direct care nurses, and management alike. The model of concept analysis introduced by Avant and Walker (2010), will be used to define what constitutes a missed nurse care. This approach to concept analysis attempts to clarify unclear concepts and provide a clear definition of the application of the concept in the context of nursing. Selecting a concept completes the first step. The concept of missed nurse care will further be analyzed to determine the aims of the analysis, identify the uses and the defining attributes.
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. “An increased awareness of the emotional demands facing today’s nursing workforce is of utmost importance” (Erickson & Grove, 2007). Nursing involves empathic relationships with patients, the empathic level of caring leaves us vulnerable for compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue can affect nurses across the spectrum, from students to experienced nurses. The number of students it affects has yet to be studied, but as read in the Nursing Standard, “Nursing students in the US are being taught about compassion fatigue to help them cope with stress”("Compassion Fatigue Hits," 2011, p. 7).
Application of the Background and Methodology of the Research Process to Problems in Health Care Definition of the Problem • The problem the study was conducted to resolve The study conducted finds the factors perceived quality and safety of care with intensive care units nurses’ quality working life performance barriers. Workload and equipment-related issues affect quality and safety of care. The quality of working life performance mediated the impact of barriers. • The problem important for health care administrators to study The problem important for health care administrator to study because that derived from these studies involve improvement solutions to increase or decrease the number of nurses have the number of patients. This way may not be feasible that given the shortage of Unite States nurses increase in ICU patients.
Since patients and families frequently ask nurses to provide information about support in dying, it is important for nurses to thoroughly understand the topic of physician assisted suicide regardless of whether it is legally permitted within the State where they are working (Ersek, 2004). The purpose of this paper is to describe benefits and disadvantages of assisted suicide and to discuss the ethical reasoning behind both of these opposing viewpoints. Review of Literature Throughout the literature, there are many arguments that support the prohibition of physician assisted suicide. One of the most obvious arguments is that health care providers are The Journal of Undergraduate Nursing Writing. 4:1.
Overview Among hospitalized patients, does the implementation of bed-side shift reports promote patient satisfaction compared to the traditional change of shift report at the nurses’ station? Effective communication of information in healthcare is a vital component to providing safe patient care and continuity of care giving. However, up to two-thirds of sentinel events in hospitals are related to communication problems (Sand-Jecklin & Sherman, 2012). Nursing shift report has long been a practice that serves to exchange information from nurse to nurse (Radtke, 2013). Concerns about the traditional methods of commutation between various shifts help drive a nursing unit’s decisions to move to a more patient-involved model of shift reporting (Anderson & Mangino, 2006).
Patients must be able to communicate their fears and feelings in any environment especially in a hospital setting, where they can feel exceptionally vulnerable and exposed. For example they may be scared or anxious prior to an upcoming procedure. They may be feeling in low mood after a recent diagnosis, or maybe just feel alone in an environment that they are unused to and just need to talk to someone to make them feel more comfortable. 1.2 Effective communication is the main foundation of my job and is an exceptionally important part of working within a hospital setting. Without effective communication our jobs as professionals would be impossible.
The impact of sleep deprivation and fatigue among nurses has been widely studied. This study is developed to determine if fatigue from twelve hour shifts impedes nurses’ abilities to think critically and make safe decisions regarding patient care. Keywords: cognitive capacity, inter-shift recovery, fatigue management, decision regret, critical thinking, situational awareness, continuity of care Patient Safety - Twelve Hour Shifts and Nursing Fatigue Nurses faces many challenges in their profession. They are responsible for not only carrying out physicians’ orders, but are expected to make rapid decisions that are critical to the well-being and sometimes the survival of their patients. These decisions are based on training, education, information available in the moment, i.e., vital signs, lab results and patient symptoms, as well as the nurse’s physical and psychological state.
End-of-life dilemma with End-stage Heart Failure Nurses encounter various aspects of ethical decision making when providing care by being exposed to patients’ vulnerability to life and death situations on a daily basis. The article “Dilemmas in End Stage Heart Failure” by Chen-Scarabelli, Saravolatz, Hirsh, Agrawal, & Scarabelli discuss an ethical dilemma regarding communication difficulties among end-stage heart failure and end of life (2015). In the article, patients diagnosed with end-stage heart failure are predisposed to an illness that is evidentially terminal (Chen-Scarabelli et al., 2015). Heart failure is a complex condition where the heart develops “structural or functional disorders” (Chen-Scarabelli et al., 2015, p. 57), thus
There is a sad reality of the shortage of RN’s for both acute and chronic care nursing but why is there a wedge between our nursing units. Moreover, in preparation for this research proposal I felt that this would be a relevant problem for me to address and investigate. Goals As I work through my research proposal I would like to achieve
The possibilities we explored as to why these deaths were occurring at such a high rate are quality and suitability of care, if are there any budget restraints, availability of education, preventative medications and support systems surrounding each stroke victim. RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS/AIM Within this research proposal we hope to reduce the mortality rate by looking closer into the quality and suitability of care, if there are any budget restraints, availability of education, preventative medications and support systems surrounding each stroke victim. RESEARCH METHOD This research will take place in the hospital before discharge encountering many health professions in order to provide the correct and most efficient care. This will extend into the community’s health care settings as well as rehabilitation settings. We intend to ask a series of health care professionals such as neurologists, nurses, physio therapists, occupational therapists, speech & language pathologists, social workers and case managers to observe an effective sustainable treatment and management of a stroke patient.