Assignment: Work and Family Stressors

Assignment: Work and Family Stressors


Assignment: Work and Family Stressors

No assignment due, I completed my DQ’s and truly believe I have a better understanding with what’s expected from my instructor. I spent a total of 6 hours this week on assigned work. As the week drew closer to the end my anxiety level is at its peak, along with work and family stressors. Health disparities is what I reflected on. Despite the fact that it is the responsibility of nurses to ensure health services are easily accessible to all patient populations, enhancing health care equity agenda has faced various barriers. For example, individuals are faced with inequalities based on their race in assessing health care services. Health disparities occur when a certain group of individuals has better access to health care services than the other. This is often illustrated in the differences in death rates among various diverse populations in the United States. The differences in the level of income for various individuals is the main cause of health disparities. For instance, poor blacks may find it difficult to access quality health care services compared to medium class whites (National Center for Health Statistics, 2016). Nurses play a key role in evaluating various health inequalities through a process called selection. Selection can be defined as the tendency of people to group themselves according to social gatherings, age or residential places.

Week 9 – Leadership and economic models – Create a new method of tracking disposable items that should be charged to patients to recoup lost revenue. Example: Devise a solution to management’s problems with need for a patient lift to decrease cost of sick time by patient care staff who have back, neck and hip injuries from manually lifting patients. Show in a power point that the cost of the equipment is better than the overall amount of funds paid out in sick time, health insurance premiums (paid by the employer) and increase work load to nursing staff while patient care staff member is off work, thus increasing the risk of more injuries to staff members who have assumed an increased work load.

(Sample) Week 9 (March 18-24)

Even after I started reviewing weeks 9 assignment since week 7, I still became overwhelmed. A mental breakdown was seeping at my feet. I met with my mentor and discussed proposal change necessary for my EPB. My mentor felt we were on the right path with the amount of research completed for this assignment. We also reviewed all feedback from instructor to help formulate this paper in the right direction. A total of 15 hours spent in completion of all tasks. DQ’s were interesting and informative. I decide to reflect on New Practice Approaches. The field of nursing has gone through major transformations in the past few decades. To effectively be able to provide the best care to patients, I have mastered the art of adapting to the transformations. For example, the continuous incorporation of evidence- based practice in nursing has been very crucial in addressing various health conditions such as asthma and diabetes. However, I have come into a conclusion that such principles are not efficiently embraced in the health care setting.

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