The Advantages Of Nursing Shortage

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Nursing Shortage is a problem we all should be aware of. There are many factors that may lead to a nursing shortage, such as having stressful and unsafe working environments, and our nurses are being overworked. This is a problem we should be aware of because it is affecting the patient care. Nurses, would not have enough time to stay with a patient if they have more patients to worry about. Nurses play a big role in our hospitals and communities. They are important to have because of their significant roles and tasks they have in not only hospitals, but clinics and even private practices. Overworking nurses lead to a more stressful environment, patients get lower quality care, and nurses should have better pay and benefits. Having a nursing …show more content…
The shortage of nursing staffs are a major concern because it affects the patients’ safety and care is. There are many possible patient outcomes such as urinary tract infections, longer hospital stays, pneumonia, gastrointestinal bleeding, and failure to rescue. Most of the effects on patient care are more negative outcomes than positive. This is important evidence because it gives us conditions and results of what can happen if patients get lower quality care. Patients’ are not having enough time getting checked up by a nurse, and nurses would miss some diagnostics. Patients are getting sick because of the poor care they are receiving from …show more content…
We need to realize the roles nurses have, and how important they are to us when it comes to our health. Nurses are being overworked, patients’ are not getting the best quality care they need, and some ways to stay away from a nurse shortage are that nurses should be paid more and have better or more benefits. Without our nurses, we would have many problems to deal with, such as our health and patient care in hospitals. Nurses give patients’ medicine they would need and would have to check up on each patient they have. With a nursing shortage, it would be a more stressful and difficult working environment for nurses because they would have more patients’ and less time on their hands to make sure that each of their patients’ are taken care of. It is unsafe and patients’ would not have received the full care they needed. A short staff of nurses would be disastrous, and would put many lives at risk. It is up to us to be aware of this problem as early as possible so that we can be prepared for the consequences when we are running low on our nursing

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