When discussing stress and burnout in nursing, the nursing shortage is a concern that comes to the top of the list (for legal and ethical reasons), both for working nurses and educational faculty.
Find an article that explores the nursing shortage and how it relates to stress and burnout
First, summarize the article’s findings (remember to cite and reference this article. This can be your one outside source requirement)
Next, add a possible solution to the problem. Discuss what could be a solution to nursing shortage in detail.
Assignment This week’s assignment is an APA paper of 1000 words with a required 3 sources used throughout the paper – cited and referenced correctly in APA. Rubric is for an APA Essay is found in the Assignment Upload link in the lower right corner– please review. It is important to learn how to use Level 1 and Level 2 headings in a paper and organize the paper correctly for professionalism. The below instruction will help you gain this skill
This week we talk about Role Strain and Burnout in Nursing. When setting up the paper your first Level 1 heading after the introduction is set would be:
Role Strain and Burnout in Nursing
Then to answer the question prompts in the assignment with properly organizing them into an APA paper using the level 2 headings – bold and flush left – below. Each question prompt and section should be at least 5 sentences in length.
Impact on the Nurse (What happens to the nurse when role stress or strain becomes too overwhelming?)
Impact on Patient Care (What happens to patient care?)
Possible Ethical and Legal Issues (How is this related to possible ethic and legal issues?)
Management (Discuss how nurses can manage or reduce role stress and role strain.)
Issues and Solutions (Explain two issues that lead to nurse burnout and discuss a solution for each issue)
Personal Experience (Think of an experience in your nursing profession where you either felt strain or burnout and how you overcame this event. (Since this is personal experience, you can use first person narration for this portion of your essay.))
End the paper with a Conclusion (heading is centered and in bold font)
Be sure to follow all the APA rules for an APA paper which includes title page, running head, page #s, introduction, level headings to organize the different sections of the paper as given above, conclusion, citations throughout, and a reference page.