Application of Middle Range Theory To Problem
Summary of the problem
In the present times, the health of individuals plays a fundamental role as far as the economic development of a nation is concerned. When most individuals are unwell, they tend to spend most of their time seeking for quality health care services rather than attending to their daily economic activities. This is the core reason why most governments, both the developed and the developed ones allocate substantial funds to the health sector. Despite this, staffing ratios has been a major issue in the health care facilities since it influences the quality of care as well as the level of satisfaction that a patient attains after seeking health care services. It is also argued that the staffing ratio also influences the safety of patients, especially due to the fact that when the ratio is low, the individual health care professional always have a high number of patients to serve at any given time, and he or she will not manage to serve them perfectly (Negron & Cohen, 2013). Precisely, the staffing ratios influence the work load that is assigned to nurses, thus determining the quality of care they are able to impact ensuring patient safety. In addition, the staffing ratio is the major factor that influences the occurrence of medical errors in the health care facilities, especially due to the fact that when the ratio is low, nurses tend to be under pressure to serve a high number of health consumers, and this increases chances of making prescription, administration, and diagnosis errors.
Description of the middle range theory Selected: The Peplau`s theory of Interpersonal relations in Nursing
Peplau`s theory of interpersonal relations can be defined as the interpersonal and therapeutic process that occurs when health professionals (specifically those who are adequately educated to be nurses), enter in therapeutic associations with health consumers
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