It was interesting to read in this article of the need for LTC and health professions schools to create a partnership that might encourage nursing students to focus their attention to LTC settings and even to enter innovative academic programs. This McConnell (et al, 2010) suggests might possibly move the problem faced by the shortage of RNs in LTC from its status as “mission impossible” to “mission
With the rising costs and increased focus on experience and quality for the patient, the market for healthcare services will grow even more competitive as regulations increase. By consolidating, both hospitals and insurers can both prosper in this new era and achieve the goals of improving experience of care, improving health of populations and reducing cost per capita. Consolidation will allow hospitals to reduce costs because they will be guaranteed for their work and protected from costly mistakes. At the same time, insurers can benefit by having a concentrated patient group and increase the number of covered lives, thereby increasing profits for both the hospitals and
When the benefits and costs are equal ideal performing occurs (Fullbrook, 2008). Marginal analysis is founded on utilitarian beliefs that have been described as the greatest good for the greatest number of people (Bureau of Health Professions, 2004). Marginal expenses in health care are the costs sustained to train more registered nurses or establishing additional health care services to increase the supply of nurses. This cost raises with increased construction, for example, as more individuals are enrolled in nursing programs, the price of educating him or her increases because the colleges and universities must employ more educators and find more places for students to practice his or her clinical skills. The increased expense caused by the number of nurses trained causes a strain on the available limited resources (Fullbrook, 2008).
According to the literature reviewed, there is a direct correlation between turnover of nurses and CNAs to the quality of patient care. Hunt (2009) gives a concise explanation of the correlation of staff shortage on patient care: Staff shortages caused by nursing turnover are associated with significant decreases in the general quality of patient care, increases in the length of patient stays within hospitals, and greater numbers of hospital-acquired patient illnesses and conditions that do not qualify for Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement (p.3) Another report published by the American Association of College of Nurses’ stated the same thing that there is a correlation between nurse to patient ratio and the quality of care given. As a result many organizations are left having to do major damage control externally, to prevent a bad reputation. Instead of external PR, organizations need to start taking a hard internal look at their staff management. Reasons for Staff
Some nursing positions were cut due to the demands of managed care which drastically increased the workload of individual registered nurses. Many nurses were driven away due to the growing burnout and feeling that they couldn’t meet their professional responsibilities to their patients. Other factors contributing to nursing shortage is poor work conditions, the aging RN workforce, inadequate resources for nursing research and education, the increasing complexity of health care and technology, and the rapidly aging populations as well as lack of professional autonomy. The work load is causing nurses to leave the hospital and work in other areas of nursing or other
From the research that I made I come up with financial incentives to be a major step to be taken for the reduction of patient wait time. If heal care professionals are being paid enough for the service they provide they will be stay and new health care professionals will be enticed by the financial compensation and they will join the health care sector. This will give more health care service providers to the ever increasing demand of health service which in turn reduces patient wait
Eventually, having compassion and showing concern for others without appreciation leads to CF. The chaotic environment with high acuity patients, unrealistic patient expectations along with workplace violence are some the criteria that leads to CF (Flarity, Gentry, & Mesnikoff, 2013). Additional factors causing CF are the higher patient loads, physician-nurse relationships, administrative support, and multidisciplinary services all lead to nurses leaving the profession because they feel overworked and unappreciated. Eventually, this causes the facilities to lose out on receiving full reimbursements from Medicare because of low patient satisfaction scores (Hooper, Craig, Janvrin, Wetsel, & Reimels, 2010). Nurses
With this new knowledge, I can better assist the patients with their needs. I enrolled into college so that I would be able to reach my goal of becoming a Medical Assistant. As a Medical Assistant, I will be able to help people receive the best care possible in a medical office or hospital setting. Families of the patient will be expecting the office staff to be able to give them the best answer when they or their families are sick and in need of care. My goal as a Medical Assistant is to work in a clinical setting with children with special needs.
Topic Proposal NUR/598 XXXXXXX University of Phoenix Patricia Dehof XXXXXXX Poor job satisfaction is an issue being faced by many health care organizations. Nursing retention and inadequate staffing can occur as a result of job dissatisfaction. This paper presents a proposal to educate physicians and nurses on methods of improving collaboration and relationships. . There are many factors that can cause job dissatisfaction and turnover rates.
Consumer’s opinions should also be taken into consideration, not only during intake and when exiting the facility, but throughout their stay as well. In today’s system you often see the nursing assistant overworked and frustrated which results in an unhappy work environment. This can cause consumers to feel un-welcomed and as a burden. This can also affect patient care because not every patient is receiving the highest level of care from someone who is overworked and exhausted. There has been a number of quality initiatives aimed at facilities such as these and much research has been done regarding a patient’s survival verses the number of staff to patients.