Many of us began our careers as nurses working the night shift. We did not get a course on how to manage our work-life schedules or sleep strategies to help us be safe and well, but that would have been very valueable. This book is written for just that purpose: help nurses who work the night shift develop a healthy lifestyle. The authors list 5 goals:
Explore the physical impact of night shift work
Provide resources to manage the personal impact of night shift work
Provide strategies to minimize the safety risks of night shift work
Identify steps nurses can take to improve their health and well-being
Offer examples of an organizational approach that supports a healthier environment for night shift nurses and simultaneously minimizes the inherent safety risks.
This book should be required reading for all nurses working the night shift, as...