It is essential for healthcare institutions to keep a sufficient amount of nursing personnel available at all times to avoid any decreases in the quality of care. However, there are obstacles in this process, such as understaffing, high patient numbers, insufficient managerial efficiency, and other issues. They all lead to increased workloads for nurses, who often get burned out, fatigued, and disappointed in their chosen profession. This paper will discuss why I chose this problem and its role in nursing research.
First and foremost, I believe that healthcare facilities must constantly strive to improve the quality of their services. After reading literature regarding this topic, I came to a realization that it is a rampant problem that affects many institutions across all types of care facilities (Lee & Jang, 2019). I have no doubts that I will encounter such situations in my practice, and I need to be prepared to deal with them appropriately.
Research regarding this topic has accumulated a vast amount of peer-reviewed articles, yet no definite conclusion is drawn. It is a highly sensitive issue that requires an in-depth analysis of each individual case. Staffing deficits are the primary reason behind many burnout cases, as the requirements for education, attitude, and personal traits of a nurse must remain at the necessary standard (Lee & Jang, 2019). Professional nursing is a high-intensity job that causes mental fatigue due to negative interactions with personnel and patients in addition to heavy physical tasks (Waddill-Goad, 2019). In conclusion, this topic has a detrimental effect on the majority of nursing employees, and its reduction can significantly increase the quality of care. The lack of efficient unified methods calls for further assessment of the literature.
Lee, E., & Jang, I. (2019). Nurses’ fatigue, job stress, organizational culture, and turnover intention: A culture–work–Health model. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 42(2), 108-116. Web.
Waddill-Goad, S. M. (2019). Stress, fatigue, and burnout in nursing. Journal of Radiology Nursing, 38(1), 44-46. Web.