Numerous Problems of Nurses in Providing Their Services to Patients


This research shows that nurses experience many problems during their service delivery to their patients; which in this case is attributed to the varied patients’ needs, the lack of facilities, and administrative problems among others. Further, from the research, it is evident that immediate action is required so as to improve the services offered to the patients. In this case, the lack of adequate facilities and qualified nurses has to lead to the delivery of substandard services. Based on the discussion, urgent attention is required to ensure that the increasing ‘patient falls’ are addressed; as there is an alarming disequilibrium between the patients and nurses thus the need for action.


The current crisis facing the health sector has called for the need of coming up with a strategy to combat these problems. From statistics, there is a significant disequilibrium between patients and nurses; which has resulted in the delivery of low-quality medical services. Further, it is noted that most clinics lack well-trained nurses; thus leading to the endangering of patients where in this case many instances of nurses’ failure and inabilities have to lead to the death of patients (Morse, 1997).


From the research, it is evident that the health sector is faced with a serious financial crisis, which has led to the development of problems in carrying out the planned activities. The lack of sufficient funds has led to difficulties in the purchasing of the required facilities and also the making of payments to the health personnel; which in turn leads to the demoralization of the staff. Further, the lack of adequate funds has also led to staffing problems; where in this case the nurse-patient ratio is very poor leading to the delivery of poor services (Morse, 1997)

In addition, the research shows that the lack of efficient well-trained nurses leads to the provision of poor services and failure to meet patients’ needs. Further, the research revealed that most clinics have unprofessionally trained nurses, which in this case is attributed to the poor legal framework to check the operations of nurses (Adam, 2005).


Independent variable/s

From the research regarding nurses’ experience, it is evident that some factors are independent. In this case, for instance, the number of patients visiting the clinics is not influenced by the differences among the nurses (Adam, 2005).

Dependent variable/s

Further, it is evident from the research that many factors are dependent on one another; in this case, the quality of medical services is dependent on the available resources and on the qualifications of the nurses. Further, in order to improve the quality of services; adequate facilities must be installed and the employment of qualified nurses carried out (Morse, 1997).

Extraneous variables

These include some types of diseases that are influenced by the patient himself, rather than the operational external forces and factors like the gender or age of the patients. Based on this case, the nurse has no influence on the gender and age variations of the patients; thus making these variables to be considered an independent variable. (Adam, 2005).

Theoretical framework

The ability of the nurses to safeguard the life of a patient is the key area under study. In this research, the main objective was to check on the capabilities of nurses in protecting the welfare of patients.

Theoretical framework correlation

There is a strong correlation between the nurses’ knowledge of the patients and the status of the safety of the patients’. Based on this, the strengthening of nurses’ abilities in dealing with patients’ needs, will lead to the safeguarding of their welfare (Morse, 1997).


Based on the research, it is very important to enhance the nurses’ potentials to succeed in the endeavors of protecting health care services. Further, from this research the restructuring and the strengthening of the staffing framework is very essential; in ensuring that nurses are well endowed with the necessary skills, facilities, and knowledge.

Reference list

Adam, s. & Osborne, S. (2005). Critical care nursing: science and practice. Oxford; Oxford university press.

Morse, J. (1997) preventing patient falls. Los Angeles; Sage publication.