12-hour shifts: balancing choice, safety and well-being
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12-hour shifts: balancing choice, safety and well-being

Jennifer Trueland Health journalist

Longer shifts may buy you more time outside of work, but they come at potential cost to your health and well-being, as well as the safety of patients

The issue of 12-hour shifts always provokes debate among nurses. Compressing your working hours into fewer days is popular with many nurses, who find the arrangement convenient for childcare, other caring responsibilities or non-work commitments.

Nursing Standard. 36, 10, 29-31. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.10.29.s17

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