I am doing a research project regarding problems that nurses and healthcare face on a daily basis. Who better to ask, than all of you dealing with issues on a daily basis. If you can, please give me a minumum of three, but would love to hear more if you have more. Part of my project is to see if there is a trend among nurses and what I could do to resolve the issue. I would appreciate any help on this, thanks so much in advance!
Lazy locum tenens MDs/NPs. This is r/t shortage of healthcare providers and locums not being invested in the facility. Questionable practice/orders can lead to moral distress/ethical dilemmas for the nurse.
Lofty ideas of electronic charting but in reality it's duplicate work because we use electronic charting AND paper charts. This is a systems problem r/t an application mismatch between implementation/reality.
Stubborn, obstinate techs who don't earn their pay. See next item for root cause.
Nurse managers who are afraid to affect/force change. Lacking nursing leadership. R/t lack of training/education in leadership? Lack of top-down leadership?
Nurses who gossip instead of going about their work in a straight-forward business-like manner. This is a lateral violence related issue commonly found in female-dominated occupations, IMO.
Last edit by Multicollinearity on Sep 10, '12