Because of this insensitive attitude, the atrocities against nurses in work places are increasing day by day. As a responsible citizen of the state, I feel this issue is to be brought under public scrutiny on a wider extend. Usually we get alerted only when some inhuman incident strikes the headlines. Rather than waiting for casualties let us take vigilant steps to prevent them. Implementing stringent laws, enhancing more efficient surveillance techniques, conducting awareness programs for nurses and policy makers etc has to be given serious thought to avoid such incidents in future. It is my humble request that these heinous acts need to be highlighted in your newspaper. Collaborative effort of the media and public can bring about positive changes I believe. Looking forward to hearing from you, Yours sincerely, (Name) Introduction Nursing is not just taking care of patients but a big social responsibility which most of us fail to realize. Working beyond the hospital conditions, like a poverty stricken area or a war field, a factory etc demonstrates the social commitment shouldered by a nurse which often goes unnoticed. Likewise a nurse has his/her say in every socially relevant issue. In this context, it is relevant to invite public attention to a very serious threat a nurse experience on a day to day basis. It is ‘physical workplace violence’. Why this Topic? In the present scenario, this is a topic that is worth mentioning as there are increasing number of reports of nurses being physically assaulted in and around Canada in the recent times. Because of such dreadful news coming up from every corner of the country the glory of the profession has come down of late. This can be attributed as one reason for the international shortage of nurses. As reported by Duncan, Estabrooks & Reimer (2000), verbal and physical abuse happen on a routine basis and the most unhappy fact is that 70 percent of the cases go unreported. So what we see or hear is just the tip of the iceberg. Despite zero tolerance policies, violence at work place is not being reported and this leads to the increasing number of such incidents. Most of the time the administration takes up the role of a silent spectator and sometimes they discourage such incidents to be reported. This inadequate and irresponsible attitude of the administration worsens the issue. Nurses should realize the fact that getting assaulted is not a part of their job. They should unite and rise against not only the atrocities against them but also the deaf attitude many hospital managements take on such issues. So it is high time to raise our voice against such an injustice. How I determined the content for the message The alarming rise of atrocities against nurses in work places, both verbal and physical has become a major social menace which has been ignored by authorities. Addressing this problem was the need of the hour. According to the fifth annual report of National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and practice (NACNEP) nurses are the most assaulted workers among America’s workforce. They are exposed to violence not only from patients but from the patient’s family members and visitors. Violence can be in the form of intimidation, bullying, sexual harassment, shooting, stabbing or stalking. The report says that the psychological consequences of such assaults are shocking.
Becoming Influential (Name) (University) (Date) To The Editor National Post Dear Sir, This is to bring your kind attention to some serious workplace issues associated with the life of nursing professionals across Canada. I request you to introduce the issue to the public as well as the concerned authority through your recognized Daily…
In this paper, we will discuss the seven original intelligences and the eight, which was later introduced. On a personal note, this paper also touches on the benefits of this theory to the development of one’s intellect. Theory of Multiple Intelligences In 1983, Howards Gardner proposed the theory of multiple intelligences as a model of intelligence that breaks down intelligence into a number of explicit modalities instead of looking at it as a single general ability.
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As closely and comprehensively evaluated, Karen espoused that “many other behavioral and emotional tendencies are passed down through the generations” (Karen 1). In this regard, the aim of this essay is to critically evaluate the selected reading through a review and assessment of the key concepts or arguments in the article as well as to apply those to some aspect of a "real world" experience.
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Pressure ulcers among patients with impaired mobility is an ongoing challenge in the health care sector. Various conducted studious have indicated that, pressure ulcers is mostly common among the long stay patients in health care facilities. It has also been established that, patients who are unable to reposition themselves independently are at a higher risk of the severe effects of the pressure ulcers.
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Hence, the theme of my message is to call for the enactment of a federal law that will explicitly require the recognition of APNs as legitimate primary healthcare (PHC) providers. This message is important in four ways. First, it will help address the shortage of PHC physicians and will maximize the APNs who can provide PHC with the same ability and competence (Brooten et al, 2004; Hansen-Turton, Ware, & McClellan, 2010; Sargen, Hooker, & Cooper, 2011).
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After a prolonged period of hypoxia, the patient was successfully reintubated and the air passage was secured. But after several hours, the baby developed tonic clonic seizures and was medicated. A neurologist was consulted and stat CT was done. The physicians attending to baby AB told the parents that it was possible the baby developed a hypoxic injury.