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Staff Turnover1Why is Staff Turnover so High in the Medical Industry?Hope GrabaNova Southeastern UniversityAdvanced College WritingDr.Melissa BianchiApril 3, 2022
Staff Turnover2IntroductionAn industry of such importance should be valued to an extent that the staff turnover isn’tincreasing overnight. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for the medical industry. It is estimatedthat over the next 20 years there will be significantly fewer nurses than are needed, estimated tobe around 400,000. With that being said, this is a department that cannot lack staff and run at thepotential needed for the country's well-being. It is crucial that efforts are made to determine theleading factors causing the turnover, as well as improvements that can be made to reduce it.The medical industry is a highly demanding career and can be overwhelming for anindividual to deal with. Although this is known, there is no reason for factors that can be limitedto make it even more difficult. Several factors have been found which have the greatest impacton these employees considering leaving and actually leaving their job. Rutledge and hiscolleagues conducted a study on the matter and found that chronic occupational fatigue was acommon trend amongst nurses and their decision to leave. Dena Jolma discussed how, “Thestrongest determinates of individual turnover... were intent to leave, satisfaction, organizationalcommitment, routinization... and pay” (Jolma 2). Two other studies shared a common themeregarding collaboration and relationships in the work field. Negative engagement betweencolleagues depending on either race or level of work, i.e., doctor's vs nurses, left individualsfeeling discriminated against.So, are these factors prominent amongst all nurses, and what could be done in order to fixthem?
Staff Turnover3Literature ReviewIt is no question that working in the medical field is a very emotional and stressful job, soit is no surprise that some may choose to leave it, but it is important for the organizations incharge to put forth a stable environment for their employees to flourish. On top of the demandsof the job itself, most healthcare workers endure problems with their colleagues and leadersleading them to think about leaving, which should not be the case and can be prevented.There are many ways to improve relationships between the different rankings of medicalworkers in a specific place of work. The article, “Impact of leader‐member‐exchange and team‐member‐exchange on nurses’ job satisfaction and turnover intention” expresses how with goodinteractions between leaders and members of the field, there is a significant increase in jobsatisfaction. Another source by Nazar Parizad and his colleagues found in their research that anincrease in nurses’ autonomy leads to a better nurse and physician collaboration. This can beexplained because many decisions these individuals make can cause tension and disagreementscausing work to not be enjoyable at all but instead dreadful. By allowing all members to feeluseful and heard in their decision making, job satisfaction is bound to improve. Unfortunately,levels of roles are not the only form of discrimination found in this job force. The minority,specifically black and Hispanic nurses were more likely to think about quitting than other nursesbecause of this. Sadly, this is not only found as a problem in the medical industry but all over,

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