A recent study by The New York Times and Health Affairs found that nurses and midwives have yet to receive a boost in funding that will help them provide quality care in a world where technology has made healthcare more accessible.
The researchers found that funding for nurse midwives fell more than 50 percent between 2012 and 2016, and that funding to nursing practitioners fell 40 percent.
A report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General also found that the number of nurses in the U,D.C. region declined between 2013 and 2016.
This could be due to the opioid crisis, according to The Washington Post.
The report highlighted that nurses have historically relied on their own personal networks to find care, and the growing number of social networks, especially online, means that they now have fewer resources to support themselves.
While this may be a contributing factor to the lack of growth in nurse midwifery funding, it is not the only factor.
The study found that more than a third of the nurses surveyed said that their primary job had become obsolete in the past year.
This has created a shortage of nurses who can offer more specialized care to patients.
The nurses said that there are currently no nurse midwrath programs in their local area.
“The challenge we’re facing in our region is not only because of the opioid epidemic, but also because the workforce is aging,” said Stephanie Gertler, vice president for nursing for The New American.
“This is one area that we’re not seeing enough growth.”
Despite this, nursing professionals across the U.,D.S., are also struggling to find affordable funding for the practice of nursing.
The lack of funding has created uncertainty for nurses and their families, and nursing professionals say that there is a lot of pressure to meet targets set by the healthcare industry.
The NewAmerican report also found a higher than average number of nurse midawards that were hired through the healthcare system, which has made it difficult for these professionals to find the support they need to get back on track.
“Nurses are also facing significant barriers to accessing quality care, including lack of career training and a lack of resources to access healthcare resources in their areas of work,” the report states.
“The nurse midwaiver program has been a great tool for nurses to gain more experience and improve their skills, but there are a variety of barriers that must be overcome before these programs are effectively utilized.”
The nursing profession has struggled to meet new healthcare demands, which could have an impact on quality care for all nurses and the public.
“It’s not enough to just say, ‘Well, we’re going to do the best we can, and we’re gonna keep up with the demand,'” said Dr. Linda Gervasi, president of the American Nurses Association.
“We have to be willing to look at what the future will hold, and to be able to meet the new needs of the new population.”
Dr. Gervassi added that the nursing workforce is already experiencing some challenges, and there is more work to do.
“There’s still an important role that the nurses can play in helping patients, particularly when it comes to reducing hospital stays, managing pain, and improving patient outcomes,” she said.
“But we need more nurses in nursing, and more nurse midworkers.
And we need to make sure that we have nurses who are going to be the bridge to the new generation.”SOURCE The New America, The Washington Times, American Nursers Association, New American Health, Nursing, Health Affairs, Medicare