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.
- 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 3 of Week 1
Post a description of the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected for analysis, and 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. Be specific and provide examples.
The national issue selected is nursing shortages. The nursing shortage is not a new topic in the healthcare industry. The current number of nurses cannot meet the projected demand. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics has it that RN employment will grow by 15% by 2026, a rate fast than the average for all occupations (Haddad, Annamaraju, & Toney-Butler, 2020). More so, the BLS projects that 11 million more nurses will be needed to prevent further nurse shortage.
Our healthcare organization has not been immune to the nursing shortage issue. Over the last few years, it has struggled to maintain an acceptable staffing ratio, which has proven difficult due to the high nurse turnover rates, high RN retirement rates, and low number of RNs graduating from nursing schools (Haddad et al., 2020). Among the key causes of the shortage of nurses are, an….Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $5