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A nurse manages a unit that has four full-time vacant positions, and nurses volunteer to work extra shifts to cover the staffing shortages. One of the staff nurses hasn't volunteered and states, "40 hours a week of nursing is all I can manage. I won't volunteer for overtime." The nurse-manager tells an attending physician on the unit, "I'll adjust her schedule to make her wish she'd volunteered." The physician should:



A. Ignore the comment because nursing staffing decisions aren t within the physician s domain.
B. Report the nurse-manager to the labor relations board.
C. Ensure that the nurse-manager receives counseling about her comment.
D. Tell the staff nurse what the manager said about her.

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Asked by Edward, Last updated: Aug 10, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Ensure that the nurse-manager receives counseling about her comment.-rationale: its discriminatory and punitive for the nurse-manager to alter the staff nurses schedule. the remark is inappropriate and unprofessional, and the nurse-manager should receive counseling. the physician could choose to ignore the comment, but any provider who hears of discrimination should deal with it. if the matter can be resolved locally, reporting the nurse-manager to the labor relations board should be avoided. institutional documentation should exist for such matters. its inappropriate for the physician to inform the staff nurse about what was said. such action could create difficult relations on the unit and thereby affect nursing care.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: applicationreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 143.
 

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