Ethics of the Shortage of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

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Ethics of the Shortage of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals
Nursing and healthcare professional staff shortages place compromise patient care. Inadequate staff can compromise patient safety and prevent patients from receiving healthcare services in a timely manner that affects the patient outcome. In a situation where a nurse is faced with inadequate staff, an ethical challenge is created because the decision that the nurse makes may have negative effects on the patient or the healthcare workers involved. This paper discusses the ethical challenge involved with the situation of the shortage of nurses and healthcare professionals.
Understanding the ethics of the situation
The shortage of nurses and healthcare professionals places can...
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