The practice of overtime and prolonged working hours is an all too common phenomenon seen today in most occupational settings. Due to several reasons such a practice is indeed very common in health care settings. This work provides an overview of this issue from a nursing perspective. Recent research evidence is discussed and remedial measures are suggested to deal with the issue.
12-hour working shift by nursing staff is a very prevalent practice in health care settings across the globe. Several reasons contribute to this practice, including, staff shortage, cost considerations, continuity of care, convenience and greater flexibility for Continue reading...