Doing night shifts: the good, the bad and just coping
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Doing night shifts: the good, the bad and just coping

Kathy Oxtoby Freelance journalist

Night working can negatively affect nurses’ health as well as personal and professional relationships, but it brings many benefits too

Working night shifts can play havoc with a person’s health and well-being. Research published in April found that female nurses in the United States, who worked rotating night shifts for 10 years or longer, had a 15% or higher increased risk of coronary heart disease compared with women who did not work night shifts.

Nursing Standard. 31, 4, 37-38. doi: 10.7748/ns.31.4.37.s41

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