Nursing Shortage, Healthcare Industry, Millennium Development
The shortage of acute care nurses had been one of the primary concerns in the healthcare industry across the world. The issue created a substantial impact on the fitness activities efficiency in hospitals and healthcare centers. Several studies have shown that the nursing graduates entering in the nursing profession and those who are still in the occupation were not enough to facilitate the hospitals and patients. The healthcare professional shortage was one of the chief impediments in the achievement of United Nation's Millennium Development goals to remove poverty, hunger, improvement of education systems, reduction in morbidity, and mortality as written in the guidelines of the year 2004 that are provided by the international nursing council (Littlejohn, Campbell & Collins-McNeil, 2012).
The problem of shortage of acute care nurses had a relation to the past historical staffing, appointment, resources, nursing demand estimation, and nursing concerns for healthcare services of a country. The issue of shortage of nurses was not easily measureable and demands extraordinary planning and requirements. The relative shortages involved the accessibility of qualified and skilled professionals for the vacancy; however, they did not meet other criteria for employment (Dinsdale, 2004). The absolute shortage represents a situation that lacked availability of skilled people for a particular vacancy. The shortages may include the impact of fair consideration, geographical position, retention, and recruitment challenges meeting the replacement demands. The challenges to resolve nurse related issues included coordinated policies and package development to provide long term and sustained solutions (Buchan & Aiken, 2008).
[...] Importantly, the participants were all equipped with computer skills. Obtaining of Permission For this research to become a possibility, it was critical to acquire permission from different individuals and boards (Shamoo & Resnik, 2009). Of great importance was the informed consent sought from all the participants and respondents in the research. This serves to ascertain that all the participants agreed to offer feedback voluntarily without any form of compulsion and coercion. Moreover, the informed consent highlighted the factors that bind the relationship or contact between the participant and the researcher. [...]
[...] Evaluation Methods and Tools The research to be carried out would seek to identify the effects of the shortage of nurses on the health sector. Different studies were conducted in the past concerning the possible causes of the increasing shortage of nurses and the impact on the quality of health services provided to the patients. This research intended to gather the opinions of nurses and administrators with respect to the surging pressure resulting from the declining numbers of nurses. It was evident that the number of nurses offering care to patients was declining over time for various reasons. [...]
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[...] Research Question What are the impacts of shortage of acute care nurses in the healthcare industry? Several variables included: Determination of the post training period length for nurses in the hospitals The nurse's financial level of satisfaction Job safety assurance The mental and physical wellbeing of the nurses to satisfy the patient Chapter Literature Review Introduction This research paper aimed to study the impact of nursing shortages and the expected solution and strategies designed by the hospitals in collaborative working with the government. [...]
[...] This is majorly because the nurses have to do a lot of work to cover for the shortage of nurses. There has been various researches that have depicted the shortage of nurses against the demand for their services in the future. Figure National Supply and Demand projections for FTE RNs to 2015 RN stands for Registered nurses References American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2009). Nursing shortage fact sheet [Pdf]. Retrieved from http://www.lchc.org/research/documents/NrsgShortageFS.pdf. Baker, J. D., Reynolds, R. A., & Woods, R. (2007). Handbook of research on electronic surveys and measurements. [...]
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