Lack Of Medical Professionals Be Adequately Trained

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Introduction There is a lack of medical professionals being adequately trained to handle the increased demand for complex health care in America (Stock, McDermott, & McDermott, 2014). Many hospitals experience nursing shortfalls due to this shortage. However, this decrease is in part due to the number of qualified nurses that leave the field due to burnout. The profession of emergency nursing is both physically and emotionally demanding. Complex patient loads, long shifts, and a fast-paced environment can cause stress for emergency department nurses (Hunsaker, Chen, Maughan, & Heaston, 2015). As a result, over 30 percent of emergency department Registered Nurses (RNs) surveyed in 2013 indicated that they plan to leave the field in the next year (AMN Healthcare, 2013). Statement of the Problem In 2013, 90% of RNs reported satisfaction with their career choice, but only 70 percent were satisfied with their current job (AMN Healthcare, 2013). Over 50 percent fear that their job is affecting their health and slightly under 50 percent feel they have adequate time to spend with patients (AMN Healthcare, 2013). Further, more than 43 percent of nurses work up to 50 hours a week, while eight percent report work weeks greater than 50 hours (AMN Healthcare, 2013). This report illustrates a growing level of job dissatisfaction among nurses. Job dissatisfaction has the potential to inculcate negative attitudes in nurses, which in turn, is communicated through their interactions with
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