Most Pressing Issues in Nursing Today

  1. Was listening to a podcast that said "Within your area of expertise, find a problem and begin to solve it. When you begin doing that, you will begin to find happiness and purpose."

    In Post Modern America, what is the most pressing issue we face as nurses? After deciding on an issue, can you come up with a solution or at least a foundation to begin tackling the issue? Excited to hear your responses!
    Last edit by pmcgrady on Mar 5
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  3. by   KatieMI
    Homework detected.
  4. by   Nascar nurse
    OP - you go first. Excited to hear your thoughts
  5. by   pmcgrady
    I'm done with school. I too have my MSN. Was listening to a podcast that said "Within your area of expertise, find a problem and begin to solve it. When you begin doing that, you will begin to find happiness and purpose."

    This is my attempt at trying to work on a problem in nursing. To do that, I need a topic. Would appreciate your feedback!

    I would say that collectivism is a problem. The notion that everyone should practice in the same manner and ignoring individualism and different skill sets is a major problem in nursing.
  6. by   meanmaryjean
    I never cease to be amazed by the number of students who post homework on the internet, expecting others to just jump in and do it for them.

    I bet your instructor would be interested to know that you've done this.
  7. by   pmcgrady
    I think lateral violence is a major issue.

    I also think creating a uniform baseline education to be a nurse is a problem i.e. at baseline nurses should have a bachelors degree.

    I also think that turnover is a problem in nursing because of a lack of solid performance based incentives and bonus structures
  8. by   pmcgrady
    I think it is amazing that someone as educated as you wouldn't be interested in substantive dialogue on how to better nursing. This is why I posted this thread. I believe there aren't enough nurses that are open to dialogue and with the education and resolve to solve issues. I am not in school. Finished my masters in 2016 and don't plan to go back.
  9. by   OldDude
    Adequate patient care is the most pressing issue and removing management intervention is the solution.
  10. by   pmcgrady
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    Adequate patient care is the most pressing issue and removing management intervention is the solution.
    Who is to decide the metrics for adequate patient care if it isn't management?
  11. by   OldDude
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    Who is to decide the metrics for adequate patient care if it isn't management?
    Do sports team coaches attend the games, and witness the plays, and intervene in an attempt to win or do they sit in their office and wait until the game is over, analyze the data, and then provide policies and mandates to initiate for the next game? Herein is your answer.
  12. by   pmcgrady
    Quote from OldDude
    Do sports team coaches attend the games, and witness the plays, and intervene in an attempt to win or do they sit in their office and wait until the game is over, analyze the data, and then provide policies and mandates to initiate for the next game? Herein is your answer.
    Don't football coaches call the plays? I guess I am not understanding your metaphor?
  13. by   pmcgrady
    I believe coaches do both?
  14. by   Wuzzie
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    Don't football coaches call the plays? I guess I am not understanding your metaphor?
    That's his point. The owners of the team don't call the plays the coaches do.

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