Oneof the ways through which healthcare systems can determine thequality of the services rendered is with the convenient accessibilityto health services by the patients. The presence of advancedequipment does not result in the provision of quality health if timeis not taken into consideration. Medical coverage is considered to beeffective when it encompasses all aspects of quality, healthcaredelivery, including the issue of timely accessibility. The primaryobjective of this paper is to explain how I will attain the ultimatesocial responsibilities of nursing.
Numeroushealthcare systems are plagued by issues on patients’ accessibilityto healthcare with the possibility of resulting in death due to thestaff being overwhelmed. Access delays should not be tolerated at anycost. For nursing to fulfill its core responsibilities, it isimportant to ensure there is sufficient medical personnel tocorrespond to the number of patients seeking treatment (West etal.,2014). As a result, there will be no delays in providing treatmenthence all the needs of the patients will be timely met.
Secondly,it is also vital to ensure effective communication among the staffand with the patients. There is the need for collaborativecommunication to be improved and this can be achieved throughintervention-based research whose primary objective is to integratevital elements of communication. For instance, open communicationshared decision-making and problem-solving responsibilities. Patientinformation may be delivered through the use of health informationtechnology, which ensures accuracy and timely delivery. These systemsshould be modernized to ensure patient records are updated (Jones etal.,2014).
Thirdly,priorities should be given to the patients rather than the expectedprofits and cost-saving measures. Wait times can be reduced throughthe incorporation of the best practices, both clinical andadministrative that would ensure the patients’ needs are met(Silvester etal.,2014). Furthermore, hospitals should take the responsibility ofeducating patients on the best health practices, particularly at homeso as to ease the pressure on health facilities. This can be donethrough directing resources towards home care and community care.
Inconclusion, it is notable that nursing has a social responsibility toplay in the society through ensuring that patients receive timelyaccess to healthcare. Therefore, it is vital to ensure adequate staffare available, appropriate use of technology and giving priorities tothe needs of patients to ensure timely diagnosis and treatment. Thesemeasures will avert the accidental fatalities that have befallen mostpatients.
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