Not realizing the effects they have not only on the nurses, but on the patients as well. Doctors and nurses should collaborate to ensure patients get quality health care treatment, instead of focusing on their education differences. In the past, and some doctors today have the perception that "No matter how gifted she may be, she will never become a reliable nurse until she can obey without question" (Fagin, 2004). A nurse should be reliable as long as her skills demonstrate she is a fully capable nurse who is dedicated to the well being of patients. Instead doctors allow their ego to get in the way of them properly using their power.
2). The purpose of this paper is to discover the issues of the nursing shortage affecting society, the solutions to overcome the shortage, and how the shortage affects quality of care. Issues of the Nursing Shortage that affect today’s Society The media frequently portrays nurses’ inability to provide adequate patient care. People do not feel it is safe to be admitted hospitals. Unfortunately, the public is unaware of the responsibilities, medical knowledge, and skills required for proper care.
Implications of what quality can stand for include the company reputation, product liability, and global implications (Nguyen, 2015). In the case of understaffing, product or service liability is the culprit when discussing a quality implication. It is imperative for an operations manager to deliver healthy, safe, and quality service and products to their customer (Nguyen, 2015). Nurses are being pulled away from their duties to fulfill the demands of another position that is lacking in the support system of patient care (Kalisch, 2006). While fulfilling other jobs rather than their own, nurses are losing valuable time with their patients resulting in ineffective nursing practices, charting, and a lack of team work as there is barely time to finish their duties (Kalisch, 2006).
This type of behavior between nurses has provided very discouraging and truly serious outcomes for nursing professionals and unfortunately for their patients as well. Horizontal violence is “hostile, aggressive, and harmful behavior by a nurse or group of nurses via attitudes, actions words, and/or behaviors.”(Becher, J. & Visovsky, C (2012)). This can be done either overt or covert. Overt, done openly, is when the victim is experiencing name calling, bickering between colleagues, fault finding, c... ... middle of paper ... ... Other contributing factors could be the person’s gender, generational differences, religion, or fear of retaliation.
Patient ratios have been seen as a huge issue across the realm of nurses and health care facilities in deliverance on patient care. Addressing the issue of nursing shortages and the effects on ... ... middle of paper ... ...out the tasks at hand. They pray to have an administration that values skill mix, and rewards staff with a quality of pay that reflects a job well done. Today the only thing a nurse has a voice for above all else is whether a patient receives the best evidence based care, everything else they hope, want, and pray for is outside their scope of practice. Unions can speak for what they hope, want, and pray for, but it is up to the nurse to care for the patient.
The revolution on nurse-doctor relationship was bringing the gap between both professions. In awkward situation, nurses are label with insufficient in knowledge and unable to critical thinking an involvement in decision making12(Aghamolaei et al. 2012).. However, Johnson (2012) reported that communication failed is one of the reason between nurses and doctor which is affect patient care. Nurses and doctors role is to deliver their services toward community, to make some collaboration, communication is important to exchange the information.
Another, important and probably most well known barrier to autonomy is the power dynamics seen between nurses and physicians. While the physician does have authority about patient care, so does the nurse, and many nurses fear confrontation when trying to make decisions about patient care because of many unclear dynamics seen between this interdisciplinary collaboration. These barriers all impede nurses from utilizing their full scope of practice and from providing better quality patient care. (Kaplan et al, 2006, p.
Another reason for nursing turnover is staffing. In staffing, nurses may feel that their personal standards are not met by other workers and feel unworthy. Hospitals may also have acceptable staffing levels but unsystematic units, which can make giving orders a pain. The last reasons that many nurses leave their jobs are due to personal reasons. A nurse’s job is very stressful and can cause nurses to become fatigue, and dislike their current jobs; nurses are prone to making mistakes and medical errors (ANA, 2014).
Over the years of nursing it has become more involved, more intense, increased responsibilities and attention to tedious details. With all this, the nursing profession is suffering. In burnt out nurses and compassion fatigue, the strategies to help compared to ignoring the situation affects staff and patients health. The hospital setting is where a possibility of burnt out nurses and compassion fatigue are mainly is found but can help in any setting that have nurses and patients. Both issues contribute to the other and many factors worsen the impact.
Feedback on barriers of this integrated service include: the little financial reimbursement for healer’s time, the lack of credibility of healers from patients, the insufficient regulatory framework within the conventional care setting and insufficient training and supervision for self-refereed healing provision. Green (2013) points out that the risk associated with this physically intimate nurse-patient interaction is much more than nurses have realized; aside from issues relating to nurses’ bedside commitments such as pay, hou... ... middle of paper ... ...ffects of complementary therapies whose effects might be too subtle to trace by an RCT (Ernst et al. 2008, as cited in Smith ,2008). Gender difference in physical contact may has negative influence in therapy which warrant further attention. Further research also needs to understand the empirical difference between physical touch and therapeutic touch.