The authors chose the above topic to show adverse effect associated with the omission in care among members of the nursing staff. Existing literature has stated the negative effects of omission in care among different patients. However, a gap exists in literature as to the reasons as to why most nurses omit an important part of their role in the nursing profession. By looking at the above type of information that has been presented by the author, it is clear that the paper sought to investigate omission in care and more especially the reasons as to why major players who are supposed to play this role have failed in attaining their target. Thus it is clear from the onset of the above topic that the authors attempt to establish reasons as to why the omission of care is still a problem in different health settings in the current era. The authors state the above topic has been selected due to the significant value that it holds for members of the medical profession (Kalisch,Tschannen, & Lee, 2012). The methods that are going to be utilized to describe the above problem have not been fully mentioned in the introductory paragraph, but they are stated after the research question. The above research question identifies an important area in medical health research where less research has been conducted. The results of the above paper would prove quite useful in providing relevant information about the current healthcare issue at hand. It directly applies to a real life problem that affects individuals in the society and therefore can be used by the nurse managers and nurse administrators to solve the current issues affecting the society
The purpose of the above study is to identify the main causes as to why most nurses are not carrying out their main role in ensuring that all patients are equally catered for in the different medical unit. Patients in clinical settings are supposed to be under the care of nurses who routinely check on their current condition. When nurses fail to play the above role, they fail to attend to the critical needs of patients whose heath condition may be worsening as the days go by (Kalisch,Tschannen, & Lee, 2012). They also fail to report on the progress of the patient’s health to the required doctors or medical practitioners. It has already been established that the presence of nurses and hourly rounds as well as presence of the nurses plays a critical role in increasing the quality of healthcare and more essentially in improving the health outcome of different individuals in the society. The two factors run concurrently and cannot be separated. Therefore, if there are nurses who are missing in action in their respective duties, then they can be said to be endangering the lives of individual members of the society and decreasing health outcomes something that goes against their codes of ethics.
The research question being stated by the authors are readily identified and listed in the correct manner. There is a correct use of terms that will be used to investigate the effects omission in care. The authors have identified two important research questions that are important in the above case. Each of the research questions addresses specific objectives and is directly linked to a hypothesis that the researcher stated The first question addresses the specific nursing care aspects that miss in the surgical section. This implies that the research is limited to specific sections of the medical settings and may not be able to cover all the important areas of health research (Kalisch, Tschannen, & Lee, 2012). The second research question directly relates to specific reasons that nurses provide on why they have failed in certain circumstances to provide the required care to the patient in different settings. A link is established between the two research questions meaning that the research is systematically addressing the above question in the correct manner. However, linking of the two research questions may not exclusively provide sufficient information on outside factors that may cause nurses not to provide the required form of management to patients in health care settings (Kalisch, Tschannen, & Lee, 2012). The two questions will provide insights to the above area of study but may not effectively address other external factors that are associated with omission of nursing in health care settings.
The authors have utilized many references in passing the above information in the required form. Therefore, there is sufficient background information on the current issue at hand. Most facts that have been stated by the authors have been backed up by numerous pieces of evidence and therefore most of them can be said to be accurate. These facts have also been used to identify the current gaps that exist in the literature. Some of the important factors that may reduce rates of care in a hospital setting have also been factored in. Some of the factors mentioned include reduced staffing, ambulation activities, related problems after being discharged in health care settings and certain risks that occur in the absence of the nurse. Most of the articles that have been used to come up with the above information have originated from different scientific journals and other primary materials (Kalisch, Tschannen, & Lee, 2012). Most of this information is also updated meaning emphasis has been placed on recently researched information which is a good indicator of the recent problems that currently face the problem under investigation. The above literature review has been used to identify the different gaps that exist in the current literature. Such information has proved effective in coming up with the solution that currently faces the society. At the same time, the literature review that has been used posse’s information about some of the solutions that could be used to address the above problems. Therefore, by providing sufficient information, the literature review can be used to fill in gaps existing in current literature and at the same time may sufficiently provide enough information on how some of the problems may be solved in health care settings.
A theoretical framework has not been used in the above case. There are different theories that could have explained why nurses in different healthcare settings have failed to provide the required form of treatment to different patients within the said settings. A theoretical framework would have increased the amount of material contained in the research and would have provided sufficient clues on the subject under investigation. However, in the above case, it does not in any way reduce the amount of information provided by the authorsin the other sections of the paper.
Kalisch, B. J., Tschannen, D., & Lee, K. H. (2012). Missed nursing care, staffing, and patient falls. Journal of nursing care quality, 27(1), 6-12.