1.1.1. Working hours and shift work Nurses are working under in a variety of shift work systems to be able to provide continuous care for patients. However, 24 hours workplace organizations are now very common, such as in the healthcare and industrial sectors. This requires the staff to be adapted with many various forms of shift work schedules. In terms of healthcare sector, the shift work schedules are considered shift duration which highlights two main categories of shift systems, each system provides 24 hours of care.
Researchers have linked burnout as a contributing factor health conditions such as sleep disturbances, decreased immune system. Professions that are prone to burnout are those who require a great deal of contact and responsibility of other people. Among those professions are teachers, nurses, physicians, social workers, therapists, police, an... ... middle of paper ... ...the country. (Hamwi, et al., 2010). In conclusion, the above research analysis explained many contributing factors to stress and burnout and its effect on performance.
Such risks can lead to substance abuse, depression, anxiety, disengagement, decrease job satisfaction, and probability of quitting (Sekol & Kim, 2014). A study reported that illness related absenteeism was 58% higher than the overall labour force, as well as a high level of burnout within hospital nurses (Laschinger, Wong & Grau, 2013). Nurse burnout not only results in decreased health outcomes, but also a decrease in quality of care that patients receive (Laschinger, Wong & Grau, 2013). Such care includes; inadequate nursing professionalism, medical errors, and poor judgement (Harris & Griffon, 2015). Among other factors, high patient contact and patients with severe problems have an impact on contributing to burnout and compassion fatigue.
Reflection is an essential component in the development of professional competencies and critical thinking skills in nursing practice. Reflection in the context of nursing, has been described as a way of exploring an experience in order to look for the prospect of other explanations and alternative methods to doing things. It is through reflection that one can evaluate and identify their strengths and weaknesses to encourage both personal and professional growth and development. In this paper, I will be discussing how student nurses learn and develop from reflection, the emotional response and self-awareness as a nurse, and the appropriate way to reflect as a nurse. The reflective process has been credited to act as a medium to encourage
WI #2 – Track Specific – Nursing Burnout, and the Effective Prevention Strategies The nursing profession is one of the most physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing career fields. Working long shifts, placing other’s needs before your own, dealing with sickness and death on a regular basis and working in a high stress environment are all precursors to developing occupational burnout in the nursing profession. Burnout refers to physical, emotional and mental exhaustion, which can lead to an emotionless and detached nurse, who feels hopeless, apathetic, and unmotivated. Burnout extends beyond the affected nurse and begins to affect the care patients receive. Researchers have found that hospitals with high burnout rates have lower patient
(2011). Baker et al. found that the work environment is associated with the perceived levels of stress which contributes to nursing fatigue. One of the dominant causes of nurses worldwide leaving the profession is the reported high levels of fatigue, including both mental and physical fatigue levels. Shift work, shift length, and working environment as in hospitals, home care, long term care facilities, significantly influence the total fatigue statistics of nurses.
Time restrains faced by young doctors with utter pressures as well as their incomes and requirements for completion of assigned tasks are main antecedents of burnout.. (Simpsons, 1991) Significance of burnout has been highlighted by many researchers. Deterred relationship and working environment are two main factors for causing work load in medical field. Prevalent and damaging effects of burnout in medical field have make recent studies to focus on impact of the very health of doctors and associated professions like male and female nurses and administration. Sometimes burnout acts as a barrier to physician’s personal health, his motivation, personality growth and his consistency with achieving goals. This barrier increases the chances of turnover intention in staff indicating withdrawal behavior and low focus of attention on job.
Sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption had similar effects in regards to decreased reaction time, attention, and judgment. In addition, sleep deprivation increases job stress and the ability to cope with the daily pressures that officers must be able to process effectively. The impact of sleep deprivation can have a long lasting detrimental effect on officers leading to poor work performance, increased worker’s compensation claims, and is a contributing factor to the fact that police officers commit suicide at a much higher rate than national average as compared to the general population (Cowan, 2008). ADDITIONAL MEDICAL PROBLEMS Officers involved in the study released in 2011 (JAMA) were found to have increased cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and obesity. Other medical conditions included chronic fatigue and as well as sleep apnea.
Wade et al., (2016) suggest that women hospitalization rates are higher than men, alothougm the hospitalization is due to pregnancy and childbirth. Wade et al., (2016) acknowledges that removing pregnancy and childbirth from the analysis, actually shows that women are lower in hospitalization than men. Men are more likely to be hospitalized because of circulatory and respiratory disease, also for injury and poisoning, well women are hospitalization because of cancer, mental disorder and musculoskeletal diseases. Wade et al., (2016) discuss the contribution of feminist theories that explored the impact of sec and gender in health and illness, it shown n both macro and micro theories. Wade et al., (2016) acknowledges that some feminist explained using the macro theories to look at gender as a social construction; other took the micro theories and look at how gender impacts our everyday lives.
Their researched confirmed that nurses around the world experience burnout due to increase workload. Burnout was manifested as fatigue, irritability, insomnia, headaches, back pain, weight gain, high blood pressure, and depression. Burnout influenced nurses’ job performance, lowered patient satisfaction, and it was significantly associated with poor quality of care. Patient safety decreased as nurses’ job demands