Why Do Home Health Nurses Think About Leaving Their Job, All The Time?

February 12, 2020
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I’m sure you recognize this or know someone who has said something to the likes of “I’m going to do this for another year and then I will quit”. Why do nurses, especially those working with Senior Care have such an unfavorable job? I thought the main burden would be compassion fatigue or the lack of recognition, but found out that these two factors only ranked fifth and sixth on the list.

Reduce Workloads

This administrative complexity, with its associated high costs, is often cited as the reason why Home Health is so much more expensive in the U.A.E

As nurses face a wide range of stresses, they are at a high risk of developing burnout syndrome, which in turn may affect outcomes such as the quality and safety of provided care. The job can also be physically demanding, which causes disorders especially in neck, shoulder and back pain**. Home Health companies have to do better with work conditions of their workforce by utilizing modern matching and scheduling technology to solve conflicts faster and match the right skill-set to the patient’s needs.

Remove Unnecessary Administrative Complexity

Effective communication requires nurses to think from the clients' perspectives, tailoring the strategy to each individual.

Anyone interacting with Home Health is bound to encounter examples of unnecessary administrative complexity - from filling out duplicative visit logs to transferring medical records between offices to sorting out billing. This administrative complexity, with its associated high costs, is often cited as the reason why Home Health is so much more expensive in the U.A.E in comparison to leading providers in Europe and the United States. Beyond the complexity, it’s a huge burden on the wellbeing of nurses. Home Health companies should remove repetitive tasks and allow the staff to focus their energy on providing the care for the patient.

Improve Patient-Nurse-Family Relationship

Both in-person and online communication is used by nurses to facilitate understanding with a patient and a caregiver in home health care. The family members may be involved as listeners or in discussion with the patient, nurse, or both. Effective communication requires nurses to think from the clients' perspectives, tailoring the strategy to each individual. Home Health companies should be involved in the relationship to strengthen those connections by supporting the nurses, so that they can together effectively convey vital information and instructions.

Sources

Research Gate: Work Satisfaction Among Hospice and Palliative Nurses 2019-05-01
National Center for Biotechnology Information 2010-09-18

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