New nurses are not being properly trained, and old nurses are on their way to retirement. All the while the rate of patient admissions is on the rise. Nurses are reporting lower satisfaction in their job positions and hospital retention rates are at an all-time low, conversely this is affecting all patients’ quality of care. As stated in the article Addressing The Nurse Shortage To Improve The Quality Of Patient Care “According to an Institute of Medicine report, Nurses are the largest group of health care professionals providing direct patient care in hospitals, and the quality of care for hospital patients is strongly linked to the performance of nursing staff”. The nurse to patient ratio is unrealistic in many hospitals.
The nursing shortage is a growing issue in the United States. The problem began in the 1930s, as there was increased hospital use. Nursing shortage makes some of the hospitals to close the beds or hire temporary nurses, which is expensive with the aim of filling the gap and providing less optimal care to the patients (Chan et al., 2013). The issue is not that individuals are not going into nursing but also the fact that the existing nurses are not going into education. Shortsightedness and retention concerning retention and recruitment contributed to the beginning of a shortage of nurses in the late 1990s, and the shortfall has lasted for long.
The government is working with state officials to increase incentives and create more modernized standards of clinical care. Ultimately it is the responsibility of present and future generations to put nursing as a top priority once again. It is a nurse’s duty to develop a professional connection with the patient but with the ever changing nursing practice this has almost been eliminated. This puts the quality of care for the patient at risk and is a huge concern for this profession. Veteran nurses have not accepted change very well and find they are unprepared in an environment where resources are diminishing.
Since fewer people are able to stay with the same employer for many years, jobs are no longer providing health benefits, they are often faced with having to pay for a more expensive insurance plan or are not eligible for an affordable health arrangement. Rushika and Susan set out to meet different men and women of all races and class standing, who were uninsured throughout the US to answer the big question, “what does the fact that more than forty million Americans lack reasonable access t... ... middle of paper ... ...ling of invincibility, and in the long run, are unable to access healthcare for future concerns. During the times young people are in school or finishing school, they are unable to find jobs that allow them to be able to be provided with health benefits, because most jobs their in, are classified as part time, temporary, or substitute, in which health insurance is not available. Due to the rapid increase of insurance and high deductibles, young adults forego the idea of getting insurance. For this group, most insurance companies cut young people off their parents insurance plans.
This is aimed at people who aren’t able to take care of themselves independently, in daily living, and at promoting and restoring all levels of independence. It’s a nurse-patient relationship that results from a person’s decrease in self-care and simultaneous increase in dependence on nursing care (Piredda, 2015) Dependence is something we all experience in their life, from the moment we are born we depend on someone or something in our lives. Dependency was associated with surrendering to being cared for by others gives both negative and positive feelings. Nurses take care of their patients to the point where they become dependent on their nurses. If the care relationship is positive, then the patient will allow others to help them in many ways.
• Job dissatisfaction has been identified as the main factor for nurses leaving the profession earlier than anticipated. • Approximately 80-85% of hospitals have reported a shortage of nurses. • By 2020 there will be a 20% shortage in the number of nurses needed in the U.S. • Hospitals fail to meet the expectations of their employees far more frequently than the employers in other industries. • Administrators should pay special attention to their most critical personnel and devise tailored solutions for retaining these individuals. • Healthcare providers are having trouble recruiting and retaining their nursing staff which creates significant cost for hospitals.
The administrators must reduce the ratio of nurse to patient because the current nurses' workload can lead to nurses' burnout, patient dissatisfaction, and negative patient outcomes. Thousands of nurses throughout the nation are exhausted and overwhelmed due to their heavy workload. The administrators do not staff the units properly; therefore, they give each nurse more patients to care for to compensate for the lack of staff. There are several reasons to why
However, the shortage of nurses in EDs has become a critical challenge now a day due to stress, lack of staff motivation and retention within the profession especially in EDs (Asiret, Kapucu, Kose, Kurt, & Ersoy, 2017). Moreover, reducing staff makes existing nurses responsible for more work; increase
Various factors contribute to the lack of nurses within the health care facilities, but today’s shortages are a little different. Many feel that this scarcity is severe and long-drawn-out. The four major issues contributing to the nursing shortage include demand, supply, educational preparedness, and job satisfaction. Demand The demand for nurses is growing at an alarming rate. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nursing employment rates will increase by 26% from 2010 to 2020.
The biggest question is why? The nursing literature reports that the inability to handle the intense working environment, advanced medical terminology, and high patient acuity results in new graduate nurse turnover rates of 35% to 50% within the first year of employment (Halfer and Graf 150). With a turnover this high, it is no wonder why employers are seeking nurses with experience. How can we expect an employer to put time and effort into a new employee, especially a new nurse, when the shock... ... middle of paper ... ... to do when they can't get a job because they lack experience, and can't gain experience because they are unable to get a job. There is no way to appropriately answer that question with the recession luring over the new grads head, lack of experience, and decrease in job availability.