Sample Summary of Two Key Areas of Shortcomings in a Hospital

Health institutions are supposed to do close examinations of the means they use to manage crises that may occur. This is done with the aim of developing plans that are effective enough to deal with any crises that could arise. This helps in creating an adaptive environment whenever an event that is serious with adverse effects befalls the institution (Benuto, 2013). In this case, the hospital management ought to be cautious enough to avoid these effects on both the staff and the patients. Two key areas threaten the ability of a hospital in creating an adaptive internal environment in the event of a serious adverse event. One of them is the modern policies and practices that are being witnessed in hospitals. For instance, many countries have adopted the policy of allowing family members to be at the bedside of their loved ones during CPR. This adversely interferes with treatment services offered by nurses to the patient. This is because the health specialist, nurse, has to attend to both the family as well as the patient.

This creates tension in the nurses that there might be some tragedy, for instance, the families becoming emotional when their loved ones fail to improve. When nurses are few in a hospital, this becomes worse because the family members have to be given emotional support, and the patient needs to be attended to. Another area that threatens the development of an adaptive environment for crises that arise in hospitals is lack of respectful management of those crises. In the process of attending to patients diagnosed with serious health crises, many errors occur, arising from defective health machines and tension from the health providers. These errors may cause infections to the health attendants and CVL/PICC line infections (Suzuki & Ponterotto, 2008). This is critical because instead of finding solutions to the crises by curing those infected, the infections continue to spread. To find an efficient resolution to the crises, health attendants ought to be trained. For instance, nurses need to be trained on what expectations they might face, policies and procedures applicable in their career as well as guidelines they should follow to avoid the occurrence of these errors. The training sector has not been effective enough due to inadequate finances to impact them with necessary skills that ought to harden them in their work, which has been a major threat to combating serious health events whenever they occur.



Benuto, L. T. (2013). Guide to psychological assessment with Hispanics. New York: Springer.

Suzuki, L. A., & Ponterotto, J. G. (2008). Handbook of multicultural assessment: Clinical, psychological, and educational applications. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass/Wiley.