Introducing contemporary shift patterns in a hospice setting
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Introducing contemporary shift patterns in a hospice setting

Kay Greene Clinical manager, Inpatient unit, St Giles Hospice, Lichfield, Staffordshire

For many nurses, quality of life is dependent on the balance of work and home life. Registered, skilled and experienced nurses are necessary to ensure that a high-quality service is provided. The hospice recognised that its main asset in providing such a service is its nursing workforce. This article describes how the hospice introduced new working patterns for nursing staff.

Nursing Standard. 21, 27,40-43. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.03.21.27.40.c4530

Correspondence

kay.greene@st-giles-hospice.org.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review