Surviving Shift Work (Personal & Financial Health) (Reprint)
Vermont Nurse Connection 2008, Feb-April, 11, 1
Vermont Nurse Connection
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"We were working night-shift together as usual: just three nurses on a busy rehab department. One morning, my co-worker was driving the short distance to her home and fell asleep behind the wheel of her car. She suffered multiple fractures and her life was never the same again." Susan, RN, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Regrettably, countless nurses who have worked shifts can relate to this true story. Shift work, generally described as working outside of daylight hours, is difficult physically and mentally, but inherent to many healthcare positions. Approximately 30% of the nursing population is employed in shift work (Hughes & Stone, 2004). Despite its difficulty, shift work is preferred by numerous nurses; some for the flexibility of their home lives, while others prefer it for the monetary benefits that often accompany working in the evening and during the night.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Published: Feb 01, 2008
- Publisher: Vermont State Nurses Association, Inc.
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 5 Pages
- Language: English