Sources of Literature in Nursing Problems

Nursing problems have greatly affected most health care systems in various countries. This is evident in both high-income countries and low-income countries. This paper seeks to find out whether the 15 articles have done the following: clearly identified and stated the problem, the nature of the issue of concern and any deficit available in the problem description; distinct statistical information provided in order to explain evidently the problem at hand or the issue of the nursing problem; demographics have been stated well with approximate values such as mortality, morbidity, rate of the problem occurrence and the rate of the incidence and prevalence of the issue among the populations; and whether the articles support a specified solution of the problem identified (Kim, 2010).

From the 15 articles I reviewed, it is evident that the research problem is clearly identified and defined. The nursing problem is observed in a community context. The hospital setting identified with the problems of nursing today is clearly highlighted in the articles. The problem addressed by these articles concern nursing challenges in the health facility setting. Some of those problems are: shortage of nurses experienced in the facilities due to brain drain; the mode of obtaining a nursing degree; inadequate nursing facilities within the hospitals; the minimum requirements for entry into the profession such as age, education among others. These problems affect the delivery of health care services resulting into early deaths. The problems may also increase the cost of obtaining health services among the target population (Melnyk & Fineout-Overholt, 2010).

An approximation of the statistical information concerning levels of mortality and morbidity arising from nursing problems has been provided. The rates of disease occurrence and prevalence rates have also approximated these articles. In so doing, the target populations have been located as well, the intervention measures and the outcome of the stated measures within a specified period of time. The question to be addressed is also clearly developed. The strength and gravity of the problems stated is shown evidently by the statistics approximated in the articles that result from the stated problems (Kim, 2010).

The significance and importance of learning the nursing profession is clearly relayed from the articles. Health care is all about nursing; treatment depends on how a patient is nursed during the recovery. The nursing profession is also important in that the economy of any nation greatly depends on their health. The solutions of such nursing problems are suggested by the articles. Some of the solutions suggested include: relaying sufficient funds towards training more nurses to curb the shortages experienced in the hospitals, more facilities be transmitted to the hospitals to ensure efficient nursing services, the minimum requirements of obtaining a nursing degree should be made flexible to accommodate all the capable applicants and the mode of training nurses should also be reviewed in order to ensure qualified nurses are produced to the society to take care of the population (Girdwood, 1996).

The proposed change that is aimed at solving the issues identified is well supported. Some of the solutions support include: putting sufficient funds towards training more nurses to curb the shortages experienced in the hospitals, the minimum requirements of obtaining a nursing degree should be made flexible to accommodate all the capable applicants and the mode of training nurses should also be reviewed in order to ensure qualified nurses are produced to the society to take care of the population, more facilities be transmitted to the hospitals to ensure efficient nursing services (Baer, 2001).

References

Baer, D. (2001). Enduring Issues in American Nursing: The Journal of American Nursing 6 (10) 214-256

Girdwood, R. (1996). Some Problems of Nursing today: The British Medical Journal 4 (9) 58-69.

Kim, S. (2010). The Nature of Nursing: The Theoretical Thinking Nursing Journal 5 (13) 340-387.

Melnyk, B., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2010). Evidence-based practice in nursing and Healthcare.Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Appendix

The list of journals reviewed in this paper

Baer, D. (2001). Enduring Issues in American Nursing: Journal of Professional Nursing 4(2) 155-165

Browder, L. (1997). Nursing: American Journal of Nursing 2(5) 311-325

Carlson, B. (1996). Problems in Nursing: Journal of Nursing Care Quality 2(3) 143-159

Chang, W. (1997). Significance of Nursing: Journal of Nursing Education 3(5) 178-189

Freund, S. (2006). Nursing Problem: American Journal of Critical Care 4 (3) 121-132

Friedman, S. (2001). Nature of Nursing: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine 5(2) 231-256

Girdwood, R. (1996). Some Problems of Nursing today: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 3(4) 167-178

Kim, C. (2000). Issues concerning Nursing: American Journal of Infection Control 7(2) 135-143

Kim, S. (2010). The Nature of Nursing: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 5(2) 167-189

Slack, J. (1991). Nursing: Journal of Nursing Management 4(2) 198-209

Wittbrod, R. (1992). Nursing: Journal of Nursing Scholarship 3(4) 213-224

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