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.
Unavailability of quality instructors for the Nursing Degree programs. This has cause the interrupted supply of the Nursing workforce to the hospitals. Also because of this shortage of instructors Essex university is considering to shut down the Nursing Degree course. This will further deteriorate the situation for all the hospitals in the area. Analysis and Findings – 1.
Tasks that were once assigned to nurses are now the responsibility of Medical Assistants due to the shortage in nursing. Removal of these less complex tasks from the nurses allows them to focus more on the patient. American Association of Medical Assistants. (2011) www.aama-ntl-org This website includes information on FAQs on Medical Assisting and the CMA (AAMA). The mission of the American Association of Medical Assistants is to provide the Medical Assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgement, networking opportunities, scope-of practice
With other less stressful professional occupations available to a profession that is primarily female individuals are leaving the profession (Fox & Abrahamson, 2009). Other factors influencing the nursing shortage include increased workloads, increased demand for specialty nurses, and decreased financial assistance available for nursing education. Unless each contributing factor is individually addressed with adequate solutions the nursing shortage
This often leaves nurses feeling powerless over their work life as well as their personal life. Mandatory overtime has generated much hostility and resentment between nursing facilities and their employees. But if mandatory overtime is so problematic, why is this practice so commonly used? THE REASONS BEHIND MANDATORY OVERTIME Numerous factors contribute to the increased use of mandatory overtime. Several of those issues began in the 1990s when changes in the health care system were implemented.
Patient Falls: Relationship with Hospital Magnet Status and Nursing Unit Staffing Introduction Fall of patients in any facility is a proven issue and a complicated problem. Fall causes pain and suffering for the patients and increases the length of hospital stay and health care cost. In this particular research, the association among hospitals Magnet® status, patient falls, and nursing unit staffing were analyzed in a cross sectional study by the use of 2004 “National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators” (NDNQI®) information from five thousand three hundred and eighty eight units in one hundred and eight Magnet and five hundred and twenty eight hospitals without Magnet Status. “Patient
Carol Isaac MacKusick Ptlene Minick Why Are Nurses Leaving? Findings From an Initial Qualitative Study on Nursing Attrition The nursing shortage remains problematic, yet research with nurses no longer in clinical practice is scarce. The purpose of this study was to understand the factors influencing the decision of registered nurses (RNs) to leave clinical nursing. A phenomenological research design was chosen to reveal the complex phenomena influencing the RNs’ decisions to leave clinical nursing practice. Interviews were conducted with RNs who were no longer practicing clinically.
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.
It becomes burdensome when the terminal client, has no advanced directive and the loved ones that are to make decisions are in disagreement with each other. The Nurse Practice Acts and Code of Ethics for Nurse’s can help with dealing with ethical and legal issues in Nursing. An example of a malpractice case is a nurse as a witness in a malpractice suit that involved harm to a client. The case is against the healthcare institution, and a nurse whom she knew was overtly negligent. On previous occasions, it is noticed this nurse violating standards of care.
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.