Why are so many nurses still on 12-hour shifts?
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Why are so many nurses still on 12-hour shifts?

Pavan Amara Nurse, midwife and health journalist

Fewer but longer shifts have become the only practical, cost-effective way of working, say some nurses, but they may risk safety and cost services more

Some nurses like 12-hour shifts as they mean fewer days spent at work, while others find them too long and tiring, but amid staff shortages and financial struggles these shifts are becoming more common.

Nursing Standard. 38, 7, 19-22. doi: 10.7748/ns.38.7.19.s11

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