Nursing Case Study On Nursing And Health Care Issues In Nursing

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Nursing Case Study
Being a nurse is an incredibly difficult yet rewarding job. Nurses need to be cognizant of their own personal morals and values before taking care of patients. As nurses, it is also important to be fully aware of the nursing process. This is an especially important step when determining a health care issue that you would like to change. Delegation of nursing tasks is something we do everyday. For those in managerial positions, such as charge nurse, this is extremely important when planning the assignments on the floor. First Key Concept
Sue, and every nurse, needs to know her own personal moral and values to determine the way she will act in certain situations. “Nurses must first attempt to understand not just what
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Sue would be in the first stage of the policymaking process where she needs to use the nursing process to clearly identify the health care issue and ways to solve the issue. The steps of this process include: assessment, analysis/diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Once she has researched all of this information she will need to develop a policy and prove to management above her, that this is a real issue and needs to be …show more content…
According to the American Nursing Association (ANA, n.d.), numerous studies reveal an association between higher levels of experienced RN staffing and lower rates of adverse patient outcomes. It is a major patient safety issue when there is such a high census of extremely ill patient and a shortage of nurses. This places a higher workload on the nurses and increases the chances of errors. “The ICU risk of death increased by a factor of 3.5 (1.3–9.1) when the number of patients was above 2.5 per nurse and by a factor of 2.0 (1.3–3.2) when the number of patients was above 14 per physician” (Neuraz et al., 2015). The main problem, or difficulty, would be proving and convincing to the board of the hospital that the staffing is not only hard on the nurses but puts the patients at risk. Hospitals like to save money so convincing them to hire more staff might be a little

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