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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603167
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Risks for Nurses Working Night Shift
Other Titles:
Promoting Health Through Evidence [Session]
Author(s):
Hughes, Robie Victoria
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Psi
Author Details:
Robie Victoria Hughes, RN, CNS, hughesrv@appstate.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Aim and Purpose:  To identify health risks and strategies to reduce health risks for nurse night shift workers through a review of articles published during the last 10 years. Method:  An electronic literature search for “Health Risks Nurse Night Shift” was conducted using the Pubmed, CINAHL and Health Source:  Nursing/Academic Edition databases.  Inclusion criteria used was English language, full text available articles, and published dates between January 1, 2004 and December 31 2014.  Based on the search criteria a total of 90 articles were identified.  Abstracts for the identified articles were reviewed for relevance and duplicate citations were removed.  Results:  Identified health risk factors related to night shift work included increased incidents of sleep disorders, fatigue, breast cancer, cardiac disorders, bone density reduction, infertility, overweight/obesity, and hormone disorders. Strategies for dealing with shift work included allowing napping on night shift, stability of continued shift work without rotations, considering “night and day” preferences for shift selection, auctioning off shifts, self-scheduling for shifts and strategies to improve sleep.  Implication for practice:  The literature review revealed that the negative effects of nurse shift work are almost universal.  Studies were reviewed from 18 countries.  Repeated themes of sleep deprivation, fatigue and negative quality of life for night shift workers were found in the literature review.  Some of the studies examined the age and stage of life factors in influencing the nurse coping with rotating night shifts.  Most of the strategy ideas for coping with shift work came from non-research articles.  There is a need to conduct future research to determine if the identified strategies are effective.  
Keywords:
night-shift; health risk
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15C07
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleHealth Risks for Nurses Working Night Shiften
dc.title.alternativePromoting Health Through Evidence [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Robie Victoriaen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Psien
dc.author.detailsRobie Victoria Hughes, RN, CNS, hughesrv@appstate.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603167en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: Aim and Purpose:  To identify health risks and strategies to reduce health risks for nurse night shift workers through a review of articles published during the last 10 years. Method:  An electronic literature search for “Health Risks Nurse Night Shift” was conducted using the Pubmed, CINAHL and Health Source:  Nursing/Academic Edition databases.  Inclusion criteria used was English language, full text available articles, and published dates between January 1, 2004 and December 31 2014.  Based on the search criteria a total of 90 articles were identified.  Abstracts for the identified articles were reviewed for relevance and duplicate citations were removed.  Results:  Identified health risk factors related to night shift work included increased incidents of sleep disorders, fatigue, breast cancer, cardiac disorders, bone density reduction, infertility, overweight/obesity, and hormone disorders. Strategies for dealing with shift work included allowing napping on night shift, stability of continued shift work without rotations, considering “night and day” preferences for shift selection, auctioning off shifts, self-scheduling for shifts and strategies to improve sleep.  Implication for practice:  The literature review revealed that the negative effects of nurse shift work are almost universal.  Studies were reviewed from 18 countries.  Repeated themes of sleep deprivation, fatigue and negative quality of life for night shift workers were found in the literature review.  Some of the studies examined the age and stage of life factors in influencing the nurse coping with rotating night shifts.  Most of the strategy ideas for coping with shift work came from non-research articles.  There is a need to conduct future research to determine if the identified strategies are effective.  en
dc.subjectnight-shiften
dc.subjecthealth risken
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:44:44Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:44:44Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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