Nur 6053 : Interprof Org &

Discussion: Review of Current Healthcare Issues

If you were to ask 10 people what they believe to be the most significant issue facing healthcare today, you might get 10 different answers. Escalating costs? Regulation? Technology disruption?

These and many other topics are worthy of discussion. Not surprisingly, much has been said in the research, within the profession, and in the news about these topics. Whether they are issues of finance, quality, workload, or outcomes, there is no shortage of changes to be addressed.

In this Discussion, you examine a national healthcare issue and consider how that issue may impact your work setting. You also analyze how your organization has responded to this issue.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and select one current national healthcare issue/stressor to focus on.
  • Reflect on the current national healthcare issue/stressor you selected and think about how this issue/stressor may be addressed in your work setting.

By Day 2 of Week 1

Post a description of the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected for analysis,

 Explain how the healthcare issue/stressor may impact your work setting.

Then, describe how your health system work setting has responded to the healthcare issue/stressor, including a description of what changes may have been implemented.



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Review of Current Healthcare Issues

Nurse staffing as a national healthcare issue

Nurse staffing is a national healthcare issue because it can affect patient care, patient satisfaction, and the overall quality of life for nursing staff. Nursing is one of the most difficult and stressful professions in the workplace. Nurses are responsible for providing high-quality patient care in hospitals or at home. However, many nurses do not have enough staff to care for their patients adequately. Many hospitals have experienced shortages in their nursing staff over the last few years due to increased demand for nurses (Blouin & Podjasek, 2019). This has caused a rise in patient satisfaction scores, which indicates that the quality of care provided by nurses has improved over time as more nurses were added to hospitals’ rosters. The shortage of nurses has become so severe that some hospitals have had to hire temporary or part-time personnel to provide adequate care to their patients while they wait for permanent hires to be approved by their state’s licensing boards. This type of situation can cause problems for both patients’ recovery times and health outcomes because it takes longer for patients’ symptoms to be treated by nurses who are on call 24/7 instead of having them on duty.

How nurse staffing may impact our work setting

Nurse staffing issues can be stressful for all nurses. These issues can impact the quality of care provided, as well as the emotional health of nurses. Nurses unable to meet their patient’s needs are

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