Hospitals also report that they have had to turn away patients to other health facilities because they did not have enough staff to care for these patients (Hunt, 2009, p. 4). Hospitals have also been forced to consider contract nurses to fill in nursing shortages caused by turnovers; this often costs twice as much as nurses employed by the hospitals. Nurse turnover has also been known to increase shortage in staff which has then led to increases in the workload of the remaining nurses. This has then created high levels of stress and exhaustion during work and in turn, an increase in the probability of medical errors (Hunt, 2009, p. 4). Eventually, many nurses end up quitting and choosing other careers in order to get away from these difficult work conditions. High levels of nurse turnover have also created an unstable workplace which then has negatively affected the retention of other health professionals. The cost of recruiting, hiring, and training new nurses has been increased by high turnover rates. The hospitals have also found themselves hard up in trying to recruit new nurses because of the unfavourable stories shared by other nurses regarding the work conditions of the nursing profession (Hunt, 2009, p. 3). Accidents and absenteeism have also increased in incidence in the workplace. Accidents are caused by work stress and exhaustion. Reduced work enjoyment and fulfilment have also caused frequent absences. 2) Providing privacy for patients is an important consideration for health service planners and providers. What factors should be considered in regard to privacy when providing nursing care? There are various factors which must be considered with regard to privacy of patients in the provision of nursing care. First and foremost, nurses and patients sometimes do not clearly understand the difference between privacy and confidentiality. Not knowing what privacy and confidentiality makes a health provider likely to abuse such practices. Nurses sometimes do not know that privacy refers to the right of individuals to control access to their information; on the other hand, confidentiality refers to how nurses treat private information once it has been revealed to other people, including themselves (Erikson and Millar, 2005). This privacy is now difficult to protect because of the current practices of digital and electronic technology, including electronic health records. These forms of technology are more difficult to secure and as such securing the privacy of patients is also more difficult. Nurses and other health professionals may sometimes be careless in accessing information about their patients that they allow such information open to other health professionals who are not part of the patient’s care team, and to other individuals in the hospital (Erikson and Millar, 2005). The current practice of using electronic mails and charting is also vulnerable to errors with mails and messages being sent to the wrong party or being read by the wrong party, thereby violating the privacy of the patient. Electronic information can also be sent easily to other care providers and this limits the privacy of the patient, limiting his ability to prevent his personal and medical information from being shared to other health professionals (Erikson and Millar, 2005). Health professionals themselves have become complacent in their duty in securing their patient’
The cost of losing one nurse has been estimated at twice the annual salary of one nurse. All in all, cost to healthcare for nursing turnovers registers at about $15 million a year …
According to the paper Bentsson suggests that reflection can be understood and used as thinking and self-reflection helps nurses to learn about actual patrice of the profession and help them evaluate their own practice and performance. In nursing education working on the ward offers a possibility of integrates health promotion knowledge and the skills to development of the reflective practitioner.
Nursing. Research asserts that central line-associated bloodstream infections are still considered one of the most lethal infections in the United States (Harnage, 2007). Most patients in the United States find it extremely costly to treat the disease. There are several strategies that have been employed in hospitals so as to minimize the mortality rate that is caused by this disease.
These roles are divided into three categories: ‘Interpersonal, informational and decision’ (Koontz and Weihrich 2006, p.16) and are related to specific skills and qualities of the leader. These roles are analytically presented in Graph 1 below. It should be noted that the view of Mintzberg, as related to the roles of managers, comes to opposition with the traditional management theories that tend to focus on two managerial skills: ‘the ability to plan and the ability to take decisions’ (Koontz and Weihrich 2006, p.16).
A business culture which does not support the company’s strategy and cater to the requirements of the important stakeholders will have difficulties in attaining its fullest potential. Structure, Culture, People and Organisational Performance It is very hard to change a company’s culture once one is created.
This makes it important for the nursing profession to have an understanding of the factors that contribute to medication administration errors and impinge on the safety of the patient (Carlton & Blegen, 2006).
In the United Kingdom errors in the administration of medication is on the rise and is a growing concern for all the stake holders in the health care delivery system.
The results were to be proven in its victory in the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), under the leadership of Admiral Togo. This marked the stirring triumph Asian country over a Western power, as well as the emergence of Japan as a global superpoweri, which saw its peak
Nurses would agree that providing the best quality care to patients results in positive outcomes. But what is the best care and how do we know that our interventions are current and beneficial? This paper will explore the developments of nursing