Re:Topic 1 DQ 2
I have noticed that the nurse workplace has many hazards, an issue that puts their health at risk. Nurses are exposed to a lot of dangers that through their contact with physical and psychological job demands and patients. Such hazards include infectious diseases, drug toxins, violence in cases where the patients have mental issues and radiations (Alavi, 2014). In respect to this, nursing research should be conducted on their workplace hazards. One of the reasons for these studies is to ensure that appropriate measures to protect nurses from workplace hazards are discovered such as materials to prevent nurses from contracting infectious diseases. These measures will ensure that nurses are comfortable while doing their jobs, which will make them more productive. When an employee in any institution is satisfied in their workplace, they tend to give their best. Also, this will ensure that nurses work without the fear of getting sick.
Another reason is that it these research will shed light on new hospital technologies that protect the nurses’ health. Some machines used in hospitals pose more risks to a nurse’s health by exposing them to radiations. It is, therefore, necessary to identify such devices through carrying out nursing research, and using the information gathered to replace such devices with other safer technologies. Finally, nursing research will help to identify and solve various psychological effects that nurses experience in their work. Most people in hospitals have all sorts of diseases that can end up deforming the physical appearance of a patient. Therefore, a nurse dealing with such patents can get affected psychologically. In such cases, the nurse will need professional help to aid them to overcome these effects.