Management of nursing staff in a healthcare facility
At a local hospital, a decision was made to downsize the nursing staff. The local television station sent a reporter and camera crew to interview the administrator regarding the impact of this action on patient care.
A decision was made to downsize the nursing staff
Firstly, At a local hospital, a decision is to downsize the nursing staff.
Secondly, The local television station sent a reporter and camera crew to interview the administrator regarding the impact of this action on patient care.
Thirdly, After 20 minutes of filming the interview, the reporter left. Later that evening, the CEO received a call from the hospital’s public relations director, who directed her to YouTube.
Fourthly, A video had been posted showing several nurses. Also, the former patients in front of the hospital protesting the hospital’s decision. The public relations director also directed the CEO to a new community blog called “SaveOurLovingNurses.com.”
Also, the CEO called a meeting for the next morning and wondered, “How did things get so out of control?”
She asked the public relations director to provide an overview and present a brief plan.
Finally, Submit the overview and plan you would present as the public relations director in this scenario.
The hospital industry in the United States is undergoing a widespread reorganization that includes restructuring of the workforce. Surveys reveal that nurses now working in hospitals have serious concerns about the impact of such staffing changes on the quality of care and the safety of patients. Media coverage of changes taking place in hospitals and hospital care echoes nurses’ warnings; Congress expressed its concern by mandating the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to study the adequacy of nurse staffing in hospitals and nursing homes. The recently completed IOM study recommended greater involvement of nurses in restructuring initiatives and more research on the relationship between nurse staffing and patient outcomes because empirical evidence could not be found to support testimony and anecdotal reports by nurses and others that current staffing levels were adversely affecting patient care.