Contemporary Issues in Nursing

What challenges do Nurses face when returning to Practice?

The aim of this assignment is to attempt   to identify a number of challenges nurses face when returning to practice.   The assignment will briefly critically analyse why Nurses left clinical practice and what were the contributing factors.   By aiming to explore these cultural, social and economic factors we are aiming to establish a pattern of possible challenges they may face.
The Francis Report   (2013) was a public enquiry looking at Mid Staffordshire   NHS   Foundation Trust.   This report highlighted a system failure and it made 290 recommendations.   The Government’s response was to ensure staff are trained and motivated. Acknowledging that the subject chosen for this assignment is complex and vast key themes do emerge from the extensive literature that is available around the subject of why nurses may have a desire to return to the profession.   This assignment is going to explore an area from the Francis report, looking into why nurses are returning to practice, and aims to explore and analyse why previously registered nurses are now returning and what is enticing them back?   The Government also announced that the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)   will introduce a nurse revalidation scheme for already qualified nurses to ensure all are up to date and fit to practice.

Literature review and findings
Following an extensive literature search of the chosen topic key themes pertinent to this assignment emerge.
Kjeldon from the World Health Organisation (WHO) 2015, describes nursing
as encompassing;
“autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. It includes the promotion of health, the prevention of illness and the care of ill, disabled and dying patients.”    
For the purpose of this assignment, a contemporary issue in nursing   has been chosen.     For an issue to be contemporary, it needs to be in...