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the effects of shortstaff on quality of care
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Effects of shortstaff on quality of care Name Course Tutor Name February 27, 2013 Effects of shortstaff on quality of care Introduction Research defines systematic exploration of a topic in order to develop a new knowledge base for academic or professional purposes.
Background information and research problem Efficiency and effectiveness of nurses’ labor output depends on their environmental factors that can either motivate or demoralize them in their work. A motivating environment facilitates output and can be identified by high patients’ utility levels while poor environments lead to poor services and hence poor quality of care to patients. A research to determine association between the level of staffing and quality of services by a care facility identified dependence between the two variables. Based on the research’s results, insufficient staffing in a care facility increases the number of reported deaths, hinders rescue processes, and increases cases of cardiovascular complications, pneumonia that is acquired within the care facility and other negative occurrences that could be anticipated from a facility (Minnesota Evidence Based Practice Centre, 2007). Other factors such as patient’s age, type of illness and physiological conditions also affect the quality of care to a patient (Clarke and Donaldson, n.d). This knowledge base identifies uncertainty in the proposed association between staffing and quality of care and the need to ascertain the link to facilitate nurse staffing policies and public knowledge towards informed decisions when seeking nursing care. ...
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