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Unformatted text preview: Public Health and Social Responsibility: Physician and Nurse Shortages Learning Team E HCS/335: Health Care Ethics and Social Responsibility January 14, 2019 Instructor: Robert Vella Introduction Current status of physician and nurse shortages Legal and ethical issues Impact of shortages on managers and organizations in health care How is the issue being addressed? Current changes The Center for Disease Control and Prevention The American Public Health Association Strategies for correcting the issue Current Status of Physician and Nurse Shortages Nurse shortages Doctor shortages Nursing licenses Nursing schooling Doctor schooling Current Status of Physician and Nurse Shortages Nursing workforce today Returning back to work Pension plans Work conditions Resources Legal and Ethical Issues Overworked staf Overcrowding of emergency rooms Increased patient stays Increase mortality rates in hospitals Lawsuits regarding substandard care Impact on Managers & Organizations Afects hospitals, clinics, organizations, employees and patients Increase cost of operation and labor Hospitals & organizations have to train new staf Intense work pressure plagues health industry Limits patient care access Impact on Managers & Organizations Stafs works extra and longer hours Stafs work under stressful conditions Long shift causes injury and job dissatisfaction Stress causes medical errors Patients do not receive full proper care Physician and Nurse Shortage How have health care organizations and mangers addressed public health issues and demonstrated social responsibility? There have been many economic and cultural changes throughout the world. There have also been numerous technological advances as well as easier access to patient information. Since there are so many changes, there is a social responsibility that health care should be delivered ethically by all managers and physicians. It is the ethical obligation in which hospitals and other organizations are required to do something beneficial in issues such as delivering quality health care to everyone who is entitled to it. Physician and Nurse Shortage Nurses are a very important part of healthcare and they make up the largest section of the health profession. The nurse shortages are due to lack of potential educators, high turnover rate, and the unbalanced distribution of personnel. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention The CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects the nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and they respond when the issues arise. Detect and confront new germs and diseases around the world to increase our national security. Fights disease and supports communities and its citizens to do the same Remain in compliance with laws and regulations. American Public Health Association Environmental Health: Advance policies and programs to reduce chemical and other environmental exposures in air, water, soil and food Protects people and provide communities with healthier environments. Strategies Overcrowding: Increase Patient Stay - Hospitals are still providing quality care to patients. It is our social responsibility to ensure longer hospital stays happen so patients get all the required helps needed due to shortages. Increased Mortality Rates & Lawsuits: Increase registered nurses. Improve the relationship between nurses and physicians. Increase board certified or medical specialist care in the hospital staf. Build communication between nurses and physicians. The Best Strategy Increase board certified or medical specialist care in the hospital staf. Rotation of resources Creates more job opportunities Advocates for continuing education References American Public Health Association, (2018). Retrieved from: Brandão, C., Rego, G., Duarte, I., & Nunes, R. (2012). Social responsibility: a new paradigm of hospital governance?. Health care analysis : HCA : journal of health philosophy and policy, 21(4), 390-402. Buerhaus, P. I., Donelan, K., Ulrich, B. T., Norman, L., & al, e. (2007). Impact of the nurse shortage on hospital patient care: Comparative perspectives. Health Affairs, 26(3), 853-62. doi: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, (2014). Retrieved from: Fottler, M. D., Blair, J. D., Whitehead, C. J., Laus, M. D., & Savage, G. T. (1989). Assessing key stakeholders: Who matters to hospitals and why. Hospital & Health Services Administration, 34(4), 525. Retrieved from Kózka, M. (2017). Nursing - problems with its position in the health care system.Zeszyty Naukowe Ochrony Zdrowia.Zdrowie Publiczne i Zarzadzanie, 15(3), 249-260. doi: Larkin, S. (2019). Solutions for the Current Nursing Shortage. Nursing Link, (), 1-3. Retrieved from The Nurse and Physician Shortage(2016). Retrieved from d-physician-shortage Tourangeau, A. E., Cranley, L. A., & Jefs, L. (2006). Impact of nursing on hospital patient mortality: a focused review and related policy implications. Quality & safety in health care, 15(1), 4-8. ...
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