To Prepare:

  • Review the national healthcare issue/stressor you examined in your Assignment for Module 1, and review the analysis of the healthcare issue/stressor you selected.
  • Identify and review two evidence-based scholarly resources that focus on proposed policies/practices to apply to your selected healthcare issue/stressor.
  • Reflect on the feedback you received from your colleagues on your Discussion post regarding competing needs.

  • Identify and describe at least two competing needs impacting your selected healthcare issue/stressor.
  • Describe a relevant policy or practice in your organization that may influence your selected healthcare issue/stressor.
  • Critique the policy for ethical considerations, and explain the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.
  • Recommend one or more policy or practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients, while addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies. Be specific and provide examples.
  • Cite evidence that informs the healthcare issue/stressor and/or the policies, and provide two scholarly resources in support of your policy or practice recommendations.

MODULE2

TOPIC: Part two: WORK STRESS AND BURNOUT AMONG NURSES

To Prepare:

· Review the national healthcare issue/stressor you examined in your Assignment for Module 1, and review the analysis of the healthcare issue/stressor you selected.

· Identify and review two evidence-based scholarly resources that focus on proposed policies/practices to apply to your selected healthcare issue/stressor.

· Reflect on the feedback you received from your colleagues on your Discussion post regarding competing needs.

The Assignment (2 pages):

Developing Organizational Policies and Practices

Add a section to the 3-page paper you submitted in Module 1. The new section should address the following in 2 pages:

· Identify and describe at least two competing needs impacting your selected healthcare issue/stressor.

· Describe a relevant policy or practice in your organization that may influence your selected healthcare issue/stressor.

· Critique the policy for ethical considerations, and explain the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.

· Recommend one or more policy or practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients, while addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies. Be specific and provide examples.

· Cite evidence that informs the healthcare issue/stressor and/or the policies, and provide two scholarly resources in support of your policy or practice recommendations.

RUBRICS FOR GRADING

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Add a section to the 3 page paper you submitted in Module 1. For this assignment, in 2 pages, address the following: · Identify and describe at least two competing needs impacting your selected healthcare issue/stressor. =The response accurately and thoroughly identifies and describes at least two competing needs impacting the healthcare issue/stressor selected.

Describe a relevant policy or practice in your organization that may influence your selected healthcare issue/stressor. · Critique the policy for ethical considerations and explain the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics. = The response accurately and thoroughly describes a relevant policy or practice in the organization that may influence the healthcare issue/stressor selected. …The response accurately and thoroughly critiques the policy for ethical considerations and explains in detail the policy’s strengths and challenges in promoting ethics.

Recommend one or more policy or practice changes designed to balance the competing needs of resources, workers, and patients while addressing any ethical shortcomings of the existing policies. Be specific and provide examples. = The response provides one or more accurate, clear, and thorough recommendations for policy or pr

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Question One

The national healthcare issue I have selected is work stress and burnout among nurses, which significantly impacts our organization. Our organization has been experiencing high rates of nurse burnout and work-related stress, negatively impacting patient care, employee satisfaction, and retention rates. Our organization’s data shows that the nurse turnover rate has increased by 20% in the last year, indicating a significant problem with staff retention. This trend is also observed in national statistics, which show that nurses are leaving the profession at a high rate due to work-related stress and burnout. The cost of nurse turnover is high, as it requires us to invest time and resources in recruiting and training new staff, leading to increased healthcare costs.

In addition, the high levels of work stress and burnout among nurses significantly impact patient care quality. Studies show that nurse burnout is associated with an increased risk of medication errors, patient falls, and hospital-acquired infections, negatively impacting patient outcomes. Our organization has seen an increase in patient falls, which we attribute to the high levels of work stress and burnout among our nursing staff. Moreover, our internal surveys show that the nurses who report high levels of burnout and stress are also more likely to experience decreased job satisfaction, leading to decreased employee retention rates. The loss of experienced and skilled nurses can impact the quality of care we provide, leading to increased healthcare costs and decreased patient outcomes.

Question 2

Article 1: In the article “Work Stress and Burnout Among Nurses: Role of the Work Environment and Working Conditions” by Jennings (2008), the author explores the factors contributing to work stress and burnout among nurses. The study found that work environment and working conditions play a crucial role in nurse burnout, including inadequate staffing, lack of support from management, and poor relationships with coworkers. The author recommends several interventions to reduce burnout, such as improving the work environment, increasing support and resources for nurses, and promoting work-life balance.

Article 2: In the article “Burnout in Nursing: A Theoretical Review” by Dall’Ora et al. (2020), the authors review the theoretical underpinnings of nurse burnout and explore the factors that contribute to it. The study highlights the importance of addressing work-related stressors, such as excessive workload, lack of control, and emotional demands. The authors recommend several interventions to prevent burnout, such as providing emotional support, promoting teamwork, and