Organizational Policies and Practices to Support Healthcare Issues

Nursing Burnout 

Quite often, nurse leaders are faced with ethical dilemmas, such as those associated with choices between competing needs and limited resources. Resources are finite, and competition for those resources occurs daily in all organizations.

For example, the use of 12-hour shifts has been a strategy to retain nurses. However, evidence suggests that as nurses work more hours in a shift, they commit more errors. How do effective leaders find a balance between the needs of the organization and the needs of ensuring quality, effective, and safe patient care?

In this Discussion, you will reflect on a national healthcare issue and examine how competing needs may impact the development of polices to address that issue.

To Prepare:

  • Review the Resources and think about the national healthcare issue/stressor Nursing Burnout
  • Reflect on the competing needs in healthcare delivery as they pertain to the national healthcare issue/stressor you previously examined.

Explanation of how competing needs, such as the needs of the workforce, resources, and patients, may impact the development of policy. Then, describe any specific competing needs that may impact the national healthcare issue/stressor you selected. What are the impacts, and how might policy address these competing needs? Be specific and provide examples.

Chapter 1 Discussion

Assigned Discussion Questions: after reading all of Chapter 1, think of a specific conflict situation you experienced or observed. Analyze the situation using concepts from this chapter.  

  1. Did the conflict interaction have uncontrolled escalation or avoidance?
  2. Did the conflict go through differentiation and integration stages?
  3. What moves and countermoves did the involved parties use and did these moves affect the course of interaction in the conflict?
  4. Did the conflict interaction change the relationship?
  5. What was the climate of the situation and how did it affect the conflict interaction?

Each post should do the following:

  • Analyze the assigned discussion questions according to requirements for the week.
  • Make specific connections to the reading.
  • Posts will be made in the Canvas discussion forum 
  • Each post should be at least 3 paragraphs in length.