Department of Hospital Pharmacy, Central Finland Hospital Nova, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Received: 30-May-2023, Manuscript No. JHCP-23-101586; Editor assigned: 01-Jun-2023, PreQC No. JHCP-23-101586 (PQ); Reviewed: 15-Jun-2023, QC No. JHCP-23-101586; Revised: 22-Jun-2023, Manuscript No. JHCP-23-101586 (R); Published: 30-Jun-2023, DOI: 10.4172/2347-226X.09.2.007.
Citation: Hänne K. The Importance of Nursing Care: A Commentary. RRJ Hosp Clin Pharm. 2023;09:007.
Copyright: © 2023 Hänne K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Nursing care is a critical component of the healthcare system. Nurses are responsible for providing care to patients, advocating for their needs, and coordinating with other healthcare professionals to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. Despite the crucial role that nurses play in patient care, nursing shortages, burnout, and inadequate resources have created significant challenges for the profession. In this article, we will discuss the importance of nursing care and the need for better support for nurses.
Nursing care is essential for patient outcomes. Nurses are often the first point of contact for patients in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. They are responsible for assessing patients' needs and implementing care plans to address their health concerns. Nurses also provide emotional support to patients and their families, which can be crucial for their recovery. Studies have shown that patients who receive high-quality nursing care have better outcomes, including reduced readmission rates and improved satisfaction with their care.
In addition to nursing shortages, nurses often face inadequate resources and support. Nurses are expected to do more with less, leading to high levels of stress and burnout. Many nurses report feeling unsupported by their healthcare organizations and management. A recent survey found that over 60% of nurses in the US reported feeling burnt out, and over 40% reported feeling unsupported by their management. These challenges can have a significant impact on patient care, as burnt-out nurses are more likely to make mistakes and provide suboptimal care.
To address these challenges, healthcare organizations must prioritize nursing care and provide better support for nurses. This includes increasing staffing levels to reduce workloads and prevent burnout, providing resources and training to help nurses manage stress and improve their well-being, and creating a supportive work environment that values and recognizes the contributions of nurses. Healthcare organizations must also work to address the root causes of nursing shortages, such as low pay, poor working conditions, and lack of career advancement opportunities. In addition to organizational support, nurses must also advocate for themselves and their patients. Nurses have a unique perspective on patient care, and their voices must be heard in healthcare policy and decision-making. Nurses can advocate for better working conditions, improved staffing levels, and increased resources for patient care. They can also work to promote patient-centered care and ensure that patients' needs and preferences are taken into account in their care.
Nursing care is a critical component of the healthcare system. Nurses play a crucial role in providing care to patients, advocating for their needs, and coordinating with other healthcare professionals to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. However, nursing shortages, burnout, and inadequate resources have created significant challenges for the profession. Healthcare organizations must prioritize nursing care and provide better support for nurses to ensure that patients receive high-quality care, and nurses are valued and supported in their work. Nurses must also advocate for themselves and their patients to promote patient-centered care and improve the healthcare system's overall quality.