The Medical Field Struggle

The Medical Field Struggle

Hailey Laue, Contributor

What exactly are some struggles in the medical field? Well, there are many of them. One of them being a constant shortage of nurses. Some other things are patient privacy and procedures that change often. 

The shortage in the medical field is a huge thing right now. Nurses all around the United States are needed bad because states are struggling. California, Florida, New York, Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Jersey, Michigan, and Massachusetts are some states that are struggling right now. As of 2015 New York state had a predicted, “shortfall of 37,000 RNs” (  

Why is there a shortage of nurses in the medical field? Some people think it’s because the patient load is getting bigger. Another reason most people don’t want to go into the medical field is because it can be a lot of schooling you have to go through. New York State will soon require you to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The process of becoming a nurse is quite long but it can be fun; the people you are going on this journey with will make it fun and memorable. 

Procedures and policy’s change very often in the medical field. One policy everyone in the medical field must follow is H.I.P.A.A. Which stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; this was enacted in 1996. This is something that no one in the medical field can violate. It helps keep the patients name and all their medical information secure. As for procedures that have changed; almost all of them change yearly or every couple of years.